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Climate Change, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Public Pedagogies

Climate Change, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Public Pedagogies

Author: Mike Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2020

Climate Change, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Public Pedagogies: The Case for Ecosocialism uses public pedagogy as a theoretical lens to examine climate change emergency and presents a solution to the issue in ecosocialism. The book addresses the climate's relationship with capitalism and the role of activism in highlighting the climate change emergency. With respect to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Cole assesses the pro-capitalist arguments that this revolution can be considered a progressive force and critiques them from a Marxist perspective. A case is made for ecosocialism, a form of socialism that is informed by feminism, inclusivity and real democracy. Ecosocialism, it is argued, can address climate change destruction and harness the potential fruits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the good of all. The book ends by addressing the other great threat to civilisation alongside climate change, with a postscript providing some final words of warning about the dual perils of climate change and nuclear warfare. This highly topical book will be of interest to scholars, postgraduate students and researchers, as well as to advanced undergraduate students in the fields of environmental studies, pedagogy, and sociology. It will also appeal to all readers who are concerned with the onward march of climate change destruction.

Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education

Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education

Author: Anna Hogan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2020

Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education asks how publicness is being redefined through the restructuring of nominally public school systems. Over the past few decades, governments have engineered a wave of reforms in their public systems opening them to privatisation and commercialisation. In public education systems competition, choice and autonomy have become entrenched vectors of these reforms. This edited collection carefully examines the difference between privatisation and commercialisation and traces the varying effects privatised and commercialised policy reforms have had in different educational contexts. Many countries have approached the thorny issues of school choice and school autonomy in different ways, and this book investigates the impact of these agendas across the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and India. This book brings together contemporary, international perspectives from high-profile policy academics on both privatisation and commercialisation in public education systems under the provocation of how the 'public' nature of schooling is changing. This is essential reading for those interested in the idea that current education policy reforms are reshaping what might be considered core educational practices in public schooling.

Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education

Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education

Author: Anna Hogan Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2020

Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education asks how publicness is being redefined through the restructuring of nominally public school systems. Over the past few decades, governments have engineered a wave of reforms in their public systems opening them to privatisation and commercialisation. In public education systems competition, choice and autonomy have become entrenched vectors of these reforms. This edited collection carefully examines the difference between privatisation and commercialisation and traces the varying effects privatised and commercialised policy reforms have had in different educational contexts. Many countries have approached the thorny issues of school choice and school autonomy in different ways, and this book investigates the impact of these agendas across the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and India. This book brings together contemporary, international perspectives from high-profile policy academics on both privatisation and commercialisation in public education systems under the provocation of how the 'public' nature of schooling is changing. This is essential reading for those interested in the idea that current education policy reforms are reshaping what might be considered core educational practices in public schooling.

Post-Imperial Perspectives on Indigenous Education

Post-Imperial Perspectives on Indigenous Education

Author: Peter J. Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2020

This book explores the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Japan and Australia, where it has heralded change in the rights of Indigenous peoples to have their histories, cultures and lifeways taught in culturally appropriate and respectful ways in mainstream education systems. The book examines the impact of imposed education on Indigenous peoples' pre-existing education values and systems, considers emergent approaches towards Indigenous education in the post-imperial context of migration, and critiques certain professional development, assessment, pedagogical approaches and curriculum developments. This book will be of great interest to researchers and lecturers of education specialising in Indigenous Education, as well as postgraduate students of education and teachers specialising in Indigenous Education.

International Perspectives on Inclusion within Society and Education

International Perspectives on Inclusion within Society and Education

Author: Mabel Ann Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

International Perspectives on Inclusion within Society and Education explores how the theme of inclusion in education and society plays out across different nations and cultures. Covering topics like dual citizenship, political loyalty and migration, it includes important discussions around poverty, educational disadvantage, youth radicalisation and inequality. With perspectives from a wide range of countries, including the USA, UK, Finland, Kosovo, Albania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and India , this book explores how issues of inclusion are often decided by a majority for the majority, which can lead to included minorities feeling disadvantaged and paradoxically excluded. While setting up a strong case for inclusion in society and education, it considers factors such as poverty and mental health both nationally and internationally and evaluates the effectiveness of additional financial resources and educational support in creating an inclusive world. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and post graduate students in the fields of comparative education, inclusive education, sociology, political sciences, and social work.

Exploring English Language Teaching in Post-Soviet Era Countries

Exploring English Language Teaching in Post-Soviet Era Countries

Author: Tamilla Mammadova Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

Exploring English Language Teaching in Post-Soviet Era Countries analyses different elements of English language teaching from the Soviet era to a new era of Westernized tendencies. It provides an insight into the problems that occur in present-day English language education in post-Soviet era countries, considering English language teaching at all stages of education. The book outlines the challenges that many countries of the former Soviet Union experienced at the turn of the century and relates these to education as a crucial social phenomenon. It considers the teaching of English as a lingua franca in the countries of the former Soviet Union at all educational levels with particular emphasis on universities. Using empirical research from case studies in Azerbaijan, the book considers whether post-Soviet era countries have truly moved towards a Westernized model of language education, or simply imitated one. This book is the first of its kind to treat the problem by listening to teachers' and students' voices as the major actors of educational process. This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of English language education, education in Eastern Europe and applied linguistics.

Detoxing American Schools

Detoxing American Schools

Author: III, PhD, Ernest J. Zarra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Detoxing America Schools: From Social Agency to Academic Urgency examines the issue of toxicity in public education institutions. Today's students are exposed to personal beliefs, lifestyle practices, and politicized educational policies-many of which are in contrast to the values of their upbringing. The innate toxic intentions of some teachers are revealed by their unabashed calls for students to take sides through avenues of shaming and even civil disobedience. Schools have become vessels of social agency. The time has come to detox American education and to call for teachers to return to the urgent, fundamental mission of educating students academically. Too many teachers are following the paradigm found on many college campuses, as they use prior experience to stir up students and bring new levels of emotion into their classrooms. The classroom environment has flipped and what was once tolerance has become the new toxic intolerance. Fractious Americans seem addicted to the use of polarized issues as social and emotional intoxicants. Groups are strategic in seizing upon differences to ensure augmentation and marginalization upon ideological lines, intensified often by the flames of social media and intolerant activism. College students emerging from Gen Z are more radicalized from their time at college. Unless American educators agree to step back from certain poisonous rhetoric and noxious activism, our nation will continue to lose sight of the academic urgency before us, and with it a generation of children.

Beyond Theory and Degrees

Beyond Theory and Degrees

Author: James E. Fitzpatrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This book is a must read for anyone who has a passion for leadership. Fitzpatrick's style and story presentation could be a blueprint for any leader in any profession. His insights into building a culture of leaders, through mentoring and distributing responsibility in growing the capacity of an organization while celebrating and affirming people are the tenants of his approach to authentic accountability, where people when feeling valued become invested and perform at a high level! In the book Fitzpatrick shares the POCDICE theory, the seven key processes of Leadership that every aspiring and seasoned leaders must become good at, while never becoming complacent in improving in their roles. They are: planning, organization, communication, decision-making, influence, coordination, and evaluation. School Leadership and Governance in American schools is at a crossroads. Fewer candidates are entering this noble and honorable profession. We need great leaders for our schools and districts to flourish. This book is designed to inspire candidates to consider school and district leadership while giving insight into school governance from the principalship, superintendency, and Board of Education levels.

Beyond Theory and Degrees

Beyond Theory and Degrees

Author: James E. Fitzpatrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This book is a must read for anyone who has a passion for leadership. Fitzpatrick's style and story presentation could be a blueprint for any leader in any profession. His insights into building a culture of leaders, through mentoring and distributing responsibility in growing the capacity of an organization while celebrating and affirming people are the tenants of his approach to authentic accountability, where people when feeling valued become invested and perform at a high level! In the book Fitzpatrick shares the POCDICE theory, the seven key processes of Leadership that every aspiring and seasoned leaders must become good at, while never becoming complacent in improving in their roles. They are: planning, organization, communication, decision-making, influence, coordination, and evaluation. School Leadership and Governance in American schools is at a crossroads. Fewer candidates are entering this noble and honorable profession. We need great leaders for our schools and districts to flourish. This book is designed to inspire candidates to consider school and district leadership while giving insight into school governance from the principalship, superintendency, and Board of Education levels.

School Safety

School Safety

Author: Susan T. Vickers, Kevin L. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The day after the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the rallying cry heard across the country was no-more school shootings! It was clearly evident that school shootings are increasing and reactive measures are not going to change this. Images from Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine made it ever so clear that whereas the atrocities caught our attention, schools are still soft targets. There are no manuals from the United States Department of Education to turn to for guidance to secure schools. No guidance on how to train administration and staff, as they truly are the first responders in such an event. Rather than wait for the heads of the federal and state education departments to step up and take-action, the time has come for all school leaders and administrators to take the step to protect their school communities. This book will help school leaders and administrators proactively take action to protect their school communities and yet still maintain a warm and nurturing learning environment.

School Safety

School Safety

Author: Susan T. Vickers, Kevin L. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The day after the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the rallying cry heard across the country was no-more school shootings! It was clearly evident that school shootings are increasing and reactive measures are not going to change this. Images from Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine made it ever so clear that whereas the atrocities caught our attention, schools are still soft targets. There are no manuals from the United States Department of Education to turn to for guidance to secure schools. No guidance on how to train administration and staff, as they truly are the first responders in such an event. Rather than wait for the heads of the federal and state education departments to step up and take-action, the time has come for all school leaders and administrators to take the step to protect their school communities. This book will help school leaders and administrators proactively take action to protect their school communities and yet still maintain a warm and nurturing learning environment.

Detoxing American Schools

Detoxing American Schools

Author: III, PhD, Ernest J. Zarra Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Detoxing America Schools: From Social Agency to Academic Urgency examines the issue of toxicity in public education institutions. Today's students are exposed to personal beliefs, lifestyle practices, and politicized educational policies-many of which are in contrast to the values of their upbringing. The innate toxic intentions of some teachers are revealed by their unabashed calls for students to take sides through avenues of shaming and even civil disobedience. Schools have become vessels of social agency. The time has come to detox American education and to call for teachers to return to the urgent, fundamental mission of educating students academically. Too many teachers are following the paradigm found on many college campuses, as they use prior experience to stir up students and bring new levels of emotion into their classrooms. The classroom environment has flipped and what was once tolerance has become the new toxic intolerance. Fractious Americans seem addicted to the use of polarized issues as social and emotional intoxicants. Groups are strategic in seizing upon differences to ensure augmentation and marginalization upon ideological lines, intensified often by the flames of social media and intolerant activism. College students emerging from Gen Z are more radicalized from their time at college. Unless American educators agree to step back from certain poisonous rhetoric and noxious activism, our nation will continue to lose sight of the academic urgency before us, and with it a generation of children.