Researching Education

Researching Education
Author: Kanka Mallick,Gajendra Verma
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2005-07-19
ISBN: 1135716951
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Education Book Excerpt:

This book provides the reader with an introduction to the world of educational research. A two-pronged approach is adopted: to help the reader understand the concepts and terminology widely used in educational research and a range of methodological issues; and to provide the reader with guidance on initiating and implementing research studies. In this highly accessible book, the authors consider the perspectives, concepts and techniques in common usage in the field of research, and the variety of approaches that may be taken in researching different subjects. A glossary is also provided covering the relevant terms and concepts referred to and used in current educational research.

Third World Education

Third World Education
Author: Anthony R. Welch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2002-05-03
ISBN: 1135582637
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third World Education Book Excerpt:

This book debunks the argument that quality in education can only be achieved by limiting, or trading off, equality. The quality of schooling is a major issue for Third World nations across the globe. However there is no single measure which is universally accepted. Whether it is, as some economists might argue, an issue of the number of desks per classroom or one of national sovereignty is widely disputed. Defining equality in education becomes increasingly difficult in an era of globalization in which there exists a wide gap between rich and poor, both within and between nations. In the context of an international move towards New Right politics and neo-liberal economic ideologies, both the quality and equality of education are imperiled. This book argues that any worthy definition of quality education must include the interests and participation of the underprivileged.

Education for Sustainability

Education for Sustainability
Author: President's Council on Sustainable Development
Publsiher: President's
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education for Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Understanding the principles of sustainability and the interdependence of the environment, the economy, and social systems can help individuals learn to make the changes necessary to become effective stewards of natural resources and the environment. This document describes three broad policy recommendations as to how Americans can build concepts of sustainability into educational programs, and 12 strategic action plans for implementing those recommendations. The recommendations provide a framework for a flexible strategy and a toolbox of ideas which can be tailored to educational strategies reflective of individual and community needs. Chapters are as follows: (1) "A Program for Change"; (2) "Formal Education"; (3) "Nonformal Education"; (4) "Cross-Cutting Themes"; and (5)"Moving Forward." Core themes of the program include lifelong learning, interdisciplinary approaches, systems thinking, partnerships, multicultural perspectives, and empowerment. A key feature of the agenda is the Opportunities for Partnerships section at the conclusion of each chapter, which provides names, organizations, and resources to guide future steps. A sampling of programs and successful initiatives is presented to illustrate successful cooperative efforts and partnerships. (PVD)

Spiritual and Religious Education

Spiritual and Religious Education
Author: Mal Leicester,Sohan Modgil
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-07-15
ISBN: 1135698627
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual and Religious Education Book Excerpt:

Volume V distinguishes religious and spiritual education and takes a multi-faith approach to pedagogic, curricular and resource issues. The important area of collective worship is also addressed.

Inclusive Special Education

Inclusive Special Education
Author: Garry Hornby
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN: 1493914839
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inclusive Special Education Book Excerpt:

Much has been written about special education and about inclusive education, but there have been few attempts to pull these two concepts and approaches together. This book does just that: sets special education within the context of inclusive education. It posits that to include, effectively, all children with special educational needs in schools requires an integration of both concepts, approaches, and techniques. It has never been more timely to publish a book that helps professionals who work with schools, such as psychologists, special education professionals, and counselors, to identify effective practices for children with special needs and provide guidelines for implementing these in inclusive schools.

Cultural Education Cultural Sustainability

Cultural Education   Cultural Sustainability
Author: Zvi Bekerman,Ezra Kopelowitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-02-06
ISBN: 1135598800
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Education Cultural Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way. As forced and elective immigration trends are changing the composition of societies and the educational systems within them -- bringing a rich diversity of cultural experience to the teaching/learning process -- diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups are looking more and more for ways to sustain their cultures in the context of wider socio-political influences. This volume is a first opportunity to consider critically multicultural efforts in dialogue with educational options that are culturally particularistic but at the same time tolerant. Academics will find this an excellent reference book. Practitioners will draw inspiration in learning of others’ efforts to sustain cultures, and will engage in critical reflection on their own work vis-à-vis that of others. Teachers will realize they do not stand alone in their educational efforts and will uncover new strategies and methodologies through which to approach their work.

The Economics of Elementary Education in India

The Economics of Elementary Education in India
Author: Santosh Mehrotra
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2005-12-13
ISBN: 8132103637
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Elementary Education in India Book Excerpt:

This volume discusses key aspects of the economics of the elementary education system in the poorer and educationally backward states of India, while also examining one high-achiever state—Tamil Nadu. Providing the first state-by-state analysis of major cost and financing issues, the book is based on data gathered from one of the most comprehensive surveys conducted in recent times in these states, which was specifically commissioned for this book. The survey covered 120,000 households and a thousand schools spread over 91 districts in eight states. Written by leading educational economists, the original essays in this volume - analyse the major cost and financing issues in elementary schooling in seven of the eight states surveyed—Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal; - identify recent initiatives made by the governments of these seven states; - systematically scrutinise the pattern of the public spending in elementary education; - examine enrolment in government schools and the quality of education that they impart; - study household expenditure on schooling—the costs to parents of sending children to school; and - compare government schools with private schools, showing how the private sector has began to take over the what should be the responsibility of the government, particularly in the poorer states.

Hope and Education

Hope and Education
Author: Professor David Halpin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134569009
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope and Education Book Excerpt:

This book is a rallying cry to teachers at a time when many in the profession feel profoundly pessimistic about their work and the future of education. In this uplifting book, David Halpin suggests ways of putting the hope back into education, exploring the value of and need for utopian thinking in discussions of the purpose of education and school policy. David Halpin does not attempt to predict the future of schooling. Rather, he discusses the attitude educators should adopt about its reform and the prospect of educational change. He suggests that educators need to adopt a militant optimism of the will, applying aspects of the utopian imagination through which hopefulness can be brought to bear on educational situations. This important book will stimulate fresh thinking about school reform. It will be interesting reading for those studying for Masters and Doctoral degrees in education, and academics, researchers and policy makers working in the same field.

Education and Psychology in Interaction

Education and Psychology in Interaction
Author: Brahm Norwich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134591888
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Psychology in Interaction Book Excerpt:

This book takes an in-depth look at how education and psychology relate to each other, and at the current state of this relationship. Through comprehensive analysis of the ideological, historical, social and professional contexts of this interaction, the author develops the theme that, despite basic differences in aims, the fields are interconnected.

Managing Education

Managing Education
Author: Joslyn Owen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 1317896661
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Education Book Excerpt:

The 1988 Education Reform Act meant that schools had to manage themselves in ways which satisfied the world outside the school gates. Governors become more powerful, parents took on a greater influence and employers were given new rights. This book discusses the total management of schools as they respond to these new imperatives. It examines the responsibilities of Teachers, Head Teachers and Principals as they shape and execute their management plans. Against the background of a compulsory National Curriculum, the book also examines the management of the diverse pressures within the curriculum itself.

The American journal of education

   The    American journal of education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American journal of education Book Excerpt:

An International Handbook of Tourism Education

An International Handbook of Tourism Education
Author: David Airey,John Tribe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2006-08-11
ISBN: 1136429786
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An International Handbook of Tourism Education Book Excerpt:

As tourism matures as an academic subject and the number of tourism higher education providers continues to expand world-wide, there is an increasing interest in its educational aspects. At the same time the development of research into education issues related to tourism means that there is now a developing literature on the subject. This international handbook offers a timely evaluation of the sate of the art of tourism higher education. The book brings together expert contributors from around the world to present current thinking and practice about what is now a major element of education provision world-wide. It is structured round four key themes: - Curriculum - International perspective - Teaching, learning and assessment - Resources, progression and quality Its global survey of tourism education offers a comprehensive basis for comparative review. In addition to setting out the development and current provision of tourism education it also addresses cutting edge issues such PhD education, non-formal education, cultural issues in learning, research and teaching, e-learning and e-assessment. It offers practical advice for the design, delivery, evaluation and resourcing of courses and concludes with a reflective agenda of issues for the future.

Supporting Inclusive Education

Supporting Inclusive Education
Author: Jenny Corbett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134539398
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Inclusive Education Book Excerpt:

Supporting Inclusive Education is a case study of a London primary school which includes a wide range of learners. It looks at: different teaching and learning styles; the effective use of learning support assistants; responding to challenging behaviour; using specialist strategies; how to research inclusive education; and what makes for a connective pedagogy. It is written for an audience of teacher-researchers in a jargon-free style. Jenny Corbett is a leading expert in the field of inclusive education; her experience in supporting individual learners in mainstream education and the way she links theory to practice make this an essential read for all involved in the area.

The Politics of Structural Education Reform

The Politics of Structural Education Reform
Author: Keith A. Nitta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2008-01-07
ISBN: 113589616X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Structural Education Reform Book Excerpt:

Education policymaking is traditionally seen as a domestic political process. The job of deciding where students will be educated, what they will be taught, who will teach them, and how it will be paid for clearly rests with some mix of district, state, and national policymakers. This book seeks to show how global trends have produced similar changes to very different educational systems in the United States and Japan. Despite different historical development, social norms, and institutional structures, the U.S. and Japanese education systems have been restructured over the past dozen years, not just incrementally but in ways that have transformed traditional power arrangements. Based on 124 interviews, this book examines two restructuring episodes in U.S. education and two restructuring episodes in Japanese education. The four episodes reveal a similar politics of structural education reform that is driven by symbolic action and bureaucratic turf wars, which has ultimately hindered educational improvement in both countries.

Desiring TESOL and International Education

Desiring TESOL and International Education
Author: Raqib Chowdhury,Phan Le Ha
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN: 1783091487
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desiring TESOL and International Education Book Excerpt:

This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term ‘international’ has been exploited by the market in the form of government educational policies and agencies, host institutions, academia and the mass media. The book explores matters relating to the role of the English language in international education in general and the field of TESOL in particular. It demonstrates how English and TESOL have exercised their symbolic power, coupled with the desire for international education, to create convenient identities for international TESOL students. It also discusses the complexity surrounding and informing these students’ painful yet sophisticated appropriation of and resistance to the convenient labels they are subjected to.

Higher Education in Liquid Modernity

Higher Education in Liquid Modernity
Author: Marvin Oxenham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1135080232
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education in Liquid Modernity Book Excerpt:

Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison with ancient Greek paideia and medieval university education, producing a sweeping analysis of the history and philosophy ofeducation for the purpose of understanding current higher education, positing a more holisitic alternative model in which students are embedded in a learning commutity that is itself embedded in a larger society. If liquid modernity has left a vacuum where, according to Bauman, the pilot’s cabin is empty, this volume argues that no structure is better positioned to fill this vacuum than the university and outlines a renewed vision of social transformation through higher education.

World Yearbook of Education 2006

World Yearbook of Education 2006
Author: Jenny Ozga,Terri Seddon,Thomas S. Popkewitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1134241402
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Yearbook of Education 2006 Book Excerpt:

This volume considers the ways in which educational research is being shaped by policy across the globe. Policy effects on research are increasingly influential, as policies in and beyond education drive the formation of a knowledge-based economy by supporting increased international competitiveness through more effective, evidence-based interventions in schooling, education and training systems. What consequences does this increased steering have for research in education? How do transnational agencies make their influence felt on educational research? How do national systems and traditions of educational research - and relations with policy - respond to these new pressures? What effects does it have on the quality of research and on the freedom of researchers to pursue their own agendas? The 2006 volume of the World Yearbook of Education explores these issues, focusing on three key themes: globalising policy and research in education steering education research in national contexts global-local politics of education research. The 2006 volume has a truly global reach, incorporating transnational policy perspectives from the OECD and the European Commission, alongside national cases from across the world in contrasting contexts that include North and South America, Canada, France, Singapore, China, Russia and New Zealand. The range of contributions reflect how pervasive these developments are, how much is new in this situation and to what extent evidence-based policy pressures on research in education build on past relationships between education and policy. This book considers the impact of the steering processes on the work and identities of individual researchers and considers how research can be organised to play a more active role in the politics of the knowledge economy and learning society.

Rethinking Heritage Language Education

Rethinking Heritage Language Education
Author: Peter Pericles Trifonas,Themistoklis Aravossitas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1107437628
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Heritage Language Education Book Excerpt:

This collection presents new investigations into the role of heritage languages and the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. Rethinking Heritage Language Education is an edited collection that brings together emerging and established researchers interested in the education field of Heritage Language Education to negotiate its concepts and practices, and investigate the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. The scholars, who have contributed to the growth of Heritage Language Education as a discipline, reconsider and enrich their findings by drawing new lines across the boundaries of research and practice. It complements the previous work of these theorists, filling a void in the current literature around the question of Heritage Language Education.

STEM Integration in K 12 Education

STEM Integration in K 12 Education
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Committee on Integrated STEM Education
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 0309297990
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

STEM Integration in K 12 Education Book Excerpt:

STEM Integration in K-12 Education examines current efforts to connect the STEM disciplines in K-12 education. This report identifies and characterizes existing approaches to integrated STEM education, both in formal and after- and out-of-school settings. The report reviews the evidence for the impact of integrated approaches on various student outcomes, and it proposes a set of priority research questions to advance the understanding of integrated STEM education. STEM Integration in K-12 Education proposes a framework to provide a common perspective and vocabulary for researchers, practitioners, and others to identify, discuss, and investigate specific integrated STEM initiatives within the K-12 education system of the United States. STEM Integration in K-12 Education makes recommendations for designers of integrated STEM experiences, assessment developers, and researchers to design and document effective integrated STEM education. This report will help to further their work and improve the chances that some forms of integrated STEM education will make a positive difference in student learning and interest and other valued outcomes.

100 Frequently Asked Questions About the Special Education Process

100 Frequently Asked Questions About the Special Education Process
Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2007-03-28
ISBN: 1452296855
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Frequently Asked Questions About the Special Education Process Book Excerpt:

A jargon-free overview of special education's prereferral process, IEPs, eligibility services, procedural and legal safeguards, annual reviews and evaluations, and transitions from school to adult life.