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Contesting Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education Discourse and Responses in the Asia Pacific Region

Contesting Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education Discourse and Responses in the Asia Pacific Region

Author: Deane E. Neubauer Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

This edited volume brings together exciting new research and ideas related to the ongoing internationalization of higher education, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, where this phenomenon has been rapidly developing in recent years. It also specifically focuses on analyzing the extent to which resurgent nationalisms from around the world effect the growth and direction of this sector of education. As cultural and political tensions rise globally, many are turning to educators and education researchers for suggestions on how to respond to this trend. This volume seeks to answer that call. Moreover, as authors share perspectives and data from a wide range of national and institutional contexts, the applicability of this volume extends beyond national or regional boundaries, offering questions, challenges, and lessons for educators worldwide.

Choosing College How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life

Choosing College How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life

Author: Michael B. Horn, Bob Moesta Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are out of step with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you're going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated. By constructing more than 200 mini-documentaries of how students chose different postsecondary educational experiences, the authors explore the motivations for how and why people make the decisions that they do at a much deeper, causal level. By the end, you'll know why you're going and what you're really chasing. The book: Identifies the five different Jobs for which students hire postsecondary education Allows you to see your true options for what's next Offers guidance for how to successfully choose your pathway Illuminates how colleges and entrepreneurs can build better experiences for each Job The authors help readers understand not what job students want out of college, but what Job students are hiring college to do for them.

From Able to Remarkable Help your students become expert learners

From Able to Remarkable Help your students become expert learners

Author: Robert Massey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Provides a pathway to help educators guide their students through the gauntlets of the gifted, the underpasses of underachievement and the roadblocks to remarkable on their learning journeys. What makes remarkable students remarkable? Attributes such as resilience, creativity, curiosity and intelligence may come to mind, and we might also add others such as intuition and tenacity - perhaps the very qualities enshrined on a school's website as characterising their student body. But what has made them what they are? Were they born this way, or did their 'remarkabilities' emerge at primary school? What has school really done to help generate excellence in learning among these students? Such questions may make teachers feel uneasy, prompting them to reflect on the sometimes limiting scope of what is often labelled as 'able and talented provision' in their school. Robert Massey's argument, however, is that these remarkabilities are there, latent and dormant, in many more students than we might at first acknowledge. In From Able to Remarkable he shares a rich variety of cross-curricular strategies and techniques designed to help teachers unearth these capabilities and signpost a route to the top for every learner on their individual learning journey.

Middle Leadership for 21st Century Schools From compliance to commitment

Middle Leadership for 21st Century Schools From compliance to commitment

Author: Bill Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Sets out the essential elements of a contemporary approach to middle leadership that will help school leaders successfully navigate a rapidly changing educational landscape. This first level of leadership is being asked of teachers far earlier in their careers than ever before - and many of them will have had little or no relevant training, especially in how to apply leadership. With all the research into leadership indicating that positive and motivated teams produce the best results, knowing how to lead a team effectively will ensure that middle leaders have the greatest possible impact on school improvement. In Middle Leadership for 21st Century Schools, Bill Lowe expertly combines the latest educational leadership research with anecdotal reports from a wide range of real-life school experiences to help middle leaders succeed through people-focused leadership and not simply by using data as a weapon. Covering a range of issues - from building and maintaining your professional image, to dealing with conflict and difficult conversations - this book reveals the 'how' of leadership when applied to the day-to-day demands of the school setting.

Education in Mexico, Central America and the Latin Caribbean

Education in Mexico, Central America and the Latin Caribbean

Author: C. M. (Institute of Education, University College London, UK) Posner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Education in Mexico, Central America and the Latin Caribbean examines the development and practice of education in Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The chapters, written by local experts, provide an overview of the structure, aims and purposes of education in each of these ten countries with very different socio-economic backgrounds. The authors present curriculum standards, pedagogy, evaluation, accountability and delivery, discussing both how the formal systems are structured and how they actually function. The volume explores the origins of proposed reforms and their implementation, emphasising the distinctiveness of each country and attempting to locate new practices that could lead to better education. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Teach Like Nobody's Watching The essential guide to effective and efficient teaching

Teach Like Nobody's Watching The essential guide to effective and efficient teaching

Author: Mark Enser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

At a time when schools are calling out for more autonomy and trust Mark Enser poses teachers the pivotal question, 'How would you teach if nobody was watching?' and empowers them with the tools and confidence to do just that. Mark argues that a quality education is rooted in simplicity. In this book he methodically strips away the layers of contradictory pedagogical advice that educators have received over the years and lends weight to the three key pillars that underpin effective, efficient teaching: the lesson, the curriculum and the school's support structure. Teach Like Nobody's Watching explores these three core elements in detail, and presents teachers with a range of practical strategies to help them cultivate a culture of excellent learning in their schools and classrooms.

Education in the Arab World

Education in the Arab World

Author: Serra (University of Oxford, UK) Kirdar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Education in the Arab World is a critical reference guide to development of education in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The chapters, written by local experts, provide an overview of the education system in each country, as well as discussion of educational reforms and socio-economic and political issues. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands

Author: Hema (University of Cambridge, UK) Letchamanan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands is a critical reference guide to development of education in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Comoros Islands, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zanzibar. The chapters provide an overview of the education system in each country, focusing particularly on contemporary education policies and some of the problems countries in this region face during the processes of development. Key themes include the practice of implementation of educational policy and the impact of global and local educational decisions on societies. Due to the demographic scale and the cultural diversity of India, the volume contains a particularly extensive coverage of the distinctive educational issues in this country. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Reconsidering Childhoods Critiques, Histories, and Justice

Reconsidering Childhoods Critiques, Histories, and Justice

Author: Gaile S. Cannella Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

For over 30 years, critical scholars and educators have challenged the dualistic thinking that reinforces an adult/child dichotomy and the normative bias in human development knowledge. Yet those who are younger continue to be represented, often controlled, and objectified by self labeled adults, who purposely or unconsciously function as developmental expert, all knowing educator, academic, researcher, theorist, parent, politician, or capitalist. Further, in the 21st century, globalization and technology, along with neoliberal capitalism, are changing the world at the speed of light and in ways that no one can predict for themselves or children. This book overviews this history as well as the contemporary global colonial past present in which those who are younger live. Further, the states of marginalization, invisibility, and erasure experienced by many are discussed. From within this context, various critical practices are emerging that attempt to create conditions that would increase equity and justice for children. This volume discusses these actions including acknowledging that justice for those who are younger will likely never occur without attention to the more than human and the world more broadly.

Reconsidering Childhoods Critiques, Histories, and Justice

Reconsidering Childhoods Critiques, Histories, and Justice

Author: Gaile S. Cannella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

For over 30 years, critical scholars and educators have challenged the dualistic thinking that reinforces an adult/child dichotomy and the normative bias in human development knowledge. Yet those who are younger continue to be represented, often controlled, and objectified by self labeled adults, who purposely or unconsciously function as developmental expert, all knowing educator, academic, researcher, theorist, parent, politician, or capitalist. Further, in the 21st century, globalization and technology, along with neoliberal capitalism, are changing the world at the speed of light and in ways that no one can predict for themselves or children. This book overviews this history as well as the contemporary global colonial past present in which those who are younger live. Further, the states of marginalization, invisibility, and erasure experienced by many are discussed. From within this context, various critical practices are emerging that attempt to create conditions that would increase equity and justice for children. This volume discusses these actions including acknowledging that justice for those who are younger will likely never occur without attention to the more than human and the world more broadly.

Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education Canadian Perspectives

Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education Canadian Perspectives

Author: Douglas D. Karrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

This book was inspired by the inaugural National Roundtable on Environmental and Sustainability Education in Canadian Faculties of Education (Roundtable 2016), which took place June 14-16, 2016, at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Roundtable 2016 brought together over seventy participants from across Canada, including educators, researchers, policy-makers, consultants, and community organizations. Over the course of three days, participants took part in keynote addresses, research colloquia, networking socials, and collaborative inquiry activities focused on Environmental Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE). Roundtable 2016 resulted in the publication of a National Action Plan containing action-oriented recommendations for enhancing ESE-TE, and a position statement titled The Otonabee Declaration, where delegates articulated their views regarding environmental degradation, the critical need for enhancing ESE-TE, and, the role educators, children, youth, educational institutions, policy makers, and Indigenous communities play in enhancing ESE-TE in Canada. This volume concludes with a discussion placing current Canadian ESE-TE theory and practice within an international context.

California Foundations of Education Diverse from the Start

California Foundations of Education Diverse from the Start

Author: Jana Noel Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

California is one of the most important states when it comes to the development of classroom curriculum, yet there is very little literature that looks at its development, leaving state-based pre-service teachers without a resource for studying the phenomenon. California Foundations of Education fills that gap. It discusses important questions such as how has the unique diverse social history of California impacted the development of its public schools? Did California have legalized school segregation? Is there anything about the political structure of California that may have an impact on education that is not discussed in traditional texts? How are textbooks selected in California? The organization of this textbook is structured by the similar topics as traditional textbooks, but approaches every topic by focusing on education in California, and especially how it is impacted by California's diversity. It will serve as an important volume to inspire similar studies in other states, and it will be a vital resource for teachers and future teachers in California in helping them to understand how education in California has developed.