• Education

Teaching: Professionalisation, Development and Leadership

Festschrift for Professor Eric Hoyle
Author: David Johnson,Rupert Maclean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402081863
Category: Education
Page: 317
View: 2643
This book addresses central issues in the professionalisation and deprofessionalisation of teachers. It tackles these issues from different perspectives and in relation to different contexts. The book analyses new managerialism. It also considers possible solutions to two problems in particular: how to achieve accountability without intensification, and how to ensure that school management and leadership functions to support and enhance teachers as professionals.

    • Political Science

Education for Sustainable Peace and Conflict Resilient Communities

Author: Borislava Manojlovic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319571710
Category: Political Science
Page: 181
View: 1528
This book articulates a practice and theory of education that aims to facilitate the emergence of sustainable peace and conflict-resilient communities in societies plagued by conflict. It does so by examining the agency of conflict-resilient communities and the dynamic processes of their interactions with larger societal structure. Although education is seen as a human right, the design of education policies, schooling models and curricula has primarily been the prerogative of elites, be they governments, academics or international actors. This book argues for a different approach to education, contending for more inclusivity and open deliberation in modeling education frameworks. Drawing on case studies and interviews with practitioners, scholars, activists, and policymakers, it applies the lenses of conflict resolution to a variety of education issues within fragile societies.

    • Education

Achieving Teaching Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Empirical Results from Cascade Training
Author: Sarah Lange
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658146834
Category: Education
Page: 235
View: 1132
Sarah Lange examines the effectiveness of cascade training, which constitutes a cost-effective training model in teacher training. In development cooperation countries, teaching quality is expected to improve with teacher professional development; for this purpose, she explores the effectiveness of training multipliers in schools in Cameroon. This research question is analysed with a design, which encompasses a questionnaire survey provided to teachers, students and principals as well as a teacher video survey and a student achievement test. The empirical results show the effects of cascade training on the learner-oriented teaching practice, if the trained teachers are supported in their role as change agents. Among the conditions for the conceptual quality and the implementation of cascade training, the continuity of school-based professional development is particularly emphasized in light of the results.

    • Social Science

Education and Globalization in Southeast Asia

Author: Lee Hock Guan
Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
ISBN: 981476292X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 8011
Prior to the era of globalization, education in Southeast Asia was viewed in the context of the national state and it was deployed in the service of state and nation-building and national economic development. States monopolized education, and public-funded centralized education systems were established to teach literacy, transmit national cultures and promote social cohesion, and to produce literate workers. Globalization forces, however, dramatically impacted in varying ways and degrees the national education systems across the region. As states begun to see their citizens as resources to enhance the countries' competitiveness in the global market, it, among other things, led to the increasing demand for highly skilled and qualified human capital. The accompanying neoliberal ideology led to varying degrees of decentralization, privatization and internationalization of education, especially of higher education, in Southeast Asia. The chapters in this volume focus on a number of issues and challenges confronting the education sector in Southeast Asia, including: (i) the contrasting language in education policy in Singapore and Malaysia; (ii) the introduction of an English-medium private education sector in Malaysia; (iii) the internationalization of Thai higher education; (iv) access and quality issues in the massification of Malaysian higher education; (v) secondary school quality and higher education participation in Indonesia; (vi) equity, access and retention in primary school education in Malaysia; and (vii) reforms in the primary and secondary education in Myanmar.

    • English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 8976

    • Law

Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond

Author: Andrea de Guttry,Francesca Capone,Christophe Paulussen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462650993
Category: Law
Page: 533
View: 6801
This book offers various perspectives, with an international legal focus, on an important and underexplored topic, which has recently gained momentum: the issue of foreign fighters. It provides an overview of challenges, pays considerable attention to the status of foreign fighters, and addresses numerous approaches, both at the supranational and national level, on how to tackle this problem. Outstanding experts in the field – lawyers, historians and political scientists – contributed to the present volume, providing the reader with a multitude of views concerning this multifaceted phenomenon. Particular attention is paid to its implications in light of the armed conflicts currently taking place in Syria and Iraq. Andrea de Guttry is a Full Professor of International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. Francesca Capone is a Research Fellow in Public International Law at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Christophe Paulussen is a Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague, the Netherlands, and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

    • Education

Centralization and Decentralization

Educational Reforms and Changing Governance in Chinese Societies
Author: Ka-Ho Mok
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400709560
Category: Education
Page: 230
View: 1567
Globalization has brought dramatic changes to the character and functions of education in most countries around the world. However, the impact of globalization on schools and universities is not uniform. One public-policy strategy that has been widely adopted is decentralization; but there is no consensus on whether centralization or decentralization is more effective to improve organization and management in education. This book is contextualized in the literature on globalization, and examines how policies of decentralization have affected the running of education in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Singapore, Macau and Mainland China. It analyzes the strategies that the governments of the selected societies have adopted in reforming the structure of education systems, mobilizing different forces to create more educational opportunities, and devising new measures to assure quality in the education sector.

    • Education

Life in Schools and Classrooms

Past, Present and Future
Author: Rupert Maclean
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811036543
Category: Education
Page: 690
View: 4572
This book discusses key aspects of life in schools and classrooms, and surveys the changes that have occurred over the years in educational research, policy making and practice in these school and classroom settings. It not only examines cutting-edge research in these areas, but also showcases good practices in the field. Among the topics reviewed are recent developments in assessment, methods for collecting and analysing data on classroom practice, school leadership and the pros and cons of class size and small-class teaching; topics which are currently hotly debated in education systems around the globe. As such, the book objectively examines the various debates, and surveys the full range of evidence available. Education researchers, policy makers and practitioners often hold differing views about the reasons for teacher and student behaviour in classrooms and, for example, its relevance to class size. Many of these views are based on ‘gut feelings’ rather than hard evidence. Unfortunately, these three groups, with differing perspectives, often ‘talk past each other’ rather than engage in a productive, mutually beneficial dialogue. The book builds an effective bridge between researchers, policy makers and practitioners regarding the impact of these various aspects of classroom life, so that the viewpoints of each can be carefully considered and evaluated.

    • Education

Students' and Teachers' Values, Attitudes, Feelings and Beliefs in Mathematics Classrooms

Selected Papers from the 22nd MAVI Conference
Author: Hanna Palmér,Jeppe Skott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319702440
Category: Education
Page: 148
View: 3125
This contributed volume is an exciting product of the 22nd MAVI conference, which presents cutting-edge research on affective issues in teaching and learning math. The teaching and learning of mathematics is highly dependent on students’ and teachers’ values, attitudes, feelings, beliefs and motivations towards mathematics and mathematics education. These peer-reviewed contributions provide critical insights through their theoretically and methodologically diverse analyses of relevant issues related to affective factors in teaching and learning math and offer new tools and strategies by which to evaluate affective factors in students’ and teachers’ mathematical activities in the classroom. Among the topics discussed: The relationship between proxies for learning and mathematically related beliefs. Teaching for entrepreneurial and mathematical competences. Prospective teachers’ conceptions of the concepts mean, median, and mode. Prospective teachers’ approach to reasoning and proof The impact of assessment on students’ experiences of mathematics. Through its thematic connections to teacher education, professional development, assessment, entrepreneurial competences, and reasoning and proof, Students' and Teachers' Values, Attitudes, Feelings and Beliefs in Mathematics Classrooms proves to be a valuable resource for educators, practitioners, and students for applications at primary, secondary, and university levels.

    • Education

American Children in Chronic Poverty

Complex Risks, Benefit-cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot
Author: Cynthia Esposito Lamy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739176692
Category: Education
Page: 197
View: 6727
A growing body of research informs us that an effective, efficient fight against chronic American poverty, producing benefits far exceeding costs, is possible. It begins by protecting children from developmental risks. This book describes those risks, along with the programs and policies we know protect children and families. A policy framework for the pursuit of an intrepid new goal – the purposeful protection of America's most vulnerable children on a large scale – would end chronic poverty as we know it.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Elements of Control

Structure and Meaning in Infinitival Constructions
Author: Idan Landau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401139431
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 215
View: 2762
This book offers a new outlook on the derivation and interpretation of control constructions. It clears up some common misconceptions about the nature of control, as well as sharpening the empirical challenges that face any comprehensive theory in this domain. Regardless of theoretical framework, scholars of syntax and semantics interested in these topics, will find this book a major contribution to the field.

    • Education

Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-First Century

Festschrift for Professor Phillip Hughes
Author: Rupert Maclean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402057733
Category: Education
Page: 324
View: 702
This book stresses learning and teaching over teaching and learning. The contributors contend that education should not focus primarily on teachers and teaching, but on learners: how best to facilitate learning, in the most effective, enjoyable, relevant and cost-effective ways for learners at any age. The book brings together thoughts and insights by international leaders in the fields of teaching and learning. It seeks to build bridges between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

    • Education

Bridging the Skills Gap

Innovations in Africa and Asia
Author: Shubha Jayaram,Wambui Munge,Bob Adamson,David Sorrell,Nitika Jain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319494856
Category: Education
Page: 148
View: 7435
This volume seeks to examine the skills development agenda for youth by exploring two key questions for sustainable livelihoods: What are the skills needed for employability in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia? And, what skills are currently possessed by students and secondary school leavers? An introductory chapter will set the stage for the discussion and analysis to follow by reviewing in broad terms the current research on relevant topics such as global youth unemployment, the relationship between skills and economic growth, and the expansion of secondary education. The following chapters synthesize a series of background studies focused on Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia, including both a general overview and an in-depth look at several countries. The chapters introduce innovative models for skills delivery, and highlight some of the key elements of successful skills models, including multi-stakeholder partnerships, updated pedagogy, and innovative financing mechanisms. Each of the five core chapters of the book covers one theme, with the support of case studies to illustrate successes, challenges, and lessons in real world examples.

    • Education

Bilingual Education

Author: Jim Cummins,P. Corson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401145318
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 5019
This volume provides a comprehensive account of the implementation of bilingual education programs in countries throughout the world. For academics, graduate students, and policymakers, this volume clearly outlines the social and educational goals that can be achieved through bilingual education. It highlights the need to take account of the complex political context of inter-group relationships within which bilingual programs are inevitably embedded.

    • Education

Beyond Knowledge: The Legacy of Competence

Meaningful Computer-based Learning Environments
Author: Jörg Zumbach,Neil Schwartz,Tina Seufert,Liesbeth Kester
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402088272
Category: Education
Page: 310
View: 494
The edited and peer reviewed volume presents selected papers of the conference “Beyond knowlegde: the legacy of competence” organized by EARLI SIG Learning and Instruction with Computers in cooperation with SIG Instructional Design. It reflects the current state-of-the-art work of scholars worldwide within the area of learning and instruction with computers. Mainly, areas of computer-based learning environments supporting competence-focused knowledge acquisition but also foundational scientific work are addressed. More specific, contents cover cognitive processes in hypermedia and multimedia learning, social issues in computer-supported collaborative learning, motivation and emotion in Blended Learning and e-Learning.

    • Education

Re-imagining Schooling for Education

Socially Just Alternatives
Author: Glenda McGregor,Martin Mills,Kitty Te Riele,Aspa Baroutsis,Debra Hayes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137595515
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 8426
This book provokes a conversation about what supportive schooling contexts for both students and teachers might look like, and considers how schooling can contribute to a more socially-just society. It takes as its starting point the position of the most marginalised students, many of whom have either been rejected by or have rejected mainstream schooling, and argues that the experiences of these students suggest that it is time for schools to be reimagined for all young people. Utilizing both theory and data, the volume critiques many of the issues in conventional schools that work against education, and presents evidence ‘from the field’ in the form of data from unconventional schooling sites, which demonstrates some of the structural, relational, curricular and pedagogical changes that appear to be enabling schooling for education for their students. It will be essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of education, sociology and social work, and will also be of great interest to practising teachers.

    • Science

Why Evolution is True

Author: Jerry A. Coyne
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019164384X
Category: Science
Page: 336
View: 7710
For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.

    • Education

Application of Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research and Practice

Author: Myint Swe Khine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462093326
Category: Education
Page: 291
View: 2198
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical approach to testing hypothesis about the relationships among observed and latent variables. The use of SEM in research has increased in psychology, sociology, and economics in recent years. In particular educational researchers try to obtain the complete image of the process of education through the measurement of personality differences, learning environment, motivation levels and host of other variables that affect the teaching and learning process. With the use of survey instruments and interviews with students, teachers and other stakeholders as a lens, educators can assess and gain valuable information about the social ecology of the classrooms that could help in improving the instructional approach, classroom management and the learning organizations. A considerable number of research have been conducted to identify the factors and interactions between students’ characteristics, personal preferences, affective traits, study skills, and various other factors that could help in better educational performance. In recent years, educational researchers use Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) as a statistical technique to explore the complex and dynamic nature of interactions in educational research and practice. SEM is becoming a powerful analytical tool and making methodological advances in multivariate analysis. This book presents the collective works on concepts, methodologies and applications of SEM in educational research and practice. The anthology of current research described in this book will be a valuable resource for the next generation educational practitioners.

    • Reference

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473968038
Category: Reference
Page: 296
View: 7820
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. New to this 3rd edition: Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms. Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

    • History

Science and Society in the Twentieth Century

Author: Wendy R. Sherman,Trish Yourst Koontz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322143
Category: History
Page: 323
View: 493
Explains the impact of society on science and vice versa, covering research and discoveries in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences over the past one hundred years.