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Schooling Alone The Costs of Privatizing Public Education

Schooling Alone The Costs of Privatizing Public Education

Author: Curtis J. Cardine Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Schooling Alone is a look at the history of public education and the current state of the efforts to privatize our public schools. This work looks at who is really choosing and what we, as members of a democratic republic, are losing as privatization of our publicly funded institutions moves forward. There is a difference between a capitalist economic theory and the values of a democratic republic. This work asks the reader to consider what our values regarding public education should be.

Schooling Alone The Costs of Privatizing Public Education

Schooling Alone The Costs of Privatizing Public Education

Author: Curtis J. Cardine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Schooling Alone is a look at the history of public education and the current state of the efforts to privatize our public schools. This work looks at who is really choosing and what we, as members of a democratic republic, are losing as privatization of our publicly funded institutions moves forward. There is a difference between a capitalist economic theory and the values of a democratic republic. This work asks the reader to consider what our values regarding public education should be.

The Politics of Reorganizing Schools

The Politics of Reorganizing Schools

Author: Stewart (University of Warwick, UK.) Ranson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Originally published in 1990. The rapid decline in the birth rate in the 1970s and the resulting fall in school rolls had a dramatic effect on the curriculum, staffing, organization and management of schools. This book focuses on the national and local politics surrounding school closures, amalgamations and the replacement of sixth forms with tertiary colleges. The author illuminates the changing politics of education through an analysis based on research in LEAs including Birmingham and Manchester. He explores the roles of central government, local education authorities and the politics of increased parental choice. The book shows how spare capacity in schools captures the political struggle between those concerned to protect the post-war tradition of educational opportunity for all and the New Right who want to seize the chance to place schools in the market place, expanding consumer choice and public accountability.

South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality A Study of the Present Situation and Future Possibilities

South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality A Study of the Present Situation and Future Possibilities

Author: Nic Spaull Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

This volume brings together many of South Africa's leading scholars of education and covers the full range of South African schooling: from financing and policy reform to in-depth discussions of literacy, numeracy, teacher development and curriculum change. The book moves beyond a historical analysis and provides an inside view of the questions South African scholars are now grappling with: Are there different and preferential equilibria we have not yet thought of or explored, and if so what are they? In practical terms, how does one get to a more equitable distribution of teachers, resources and learning outcomes? While decidedly local, these questions resonate throughout the developing world. South Africa today is the most unequal country in the world. The richest 10% of South Africans lay claim to 65% of national income and 90% of national wealth. This is the largest 90-10 gap in the world, and one that is reflected in the schooling system. Two decades after apartheid it is still the case that the life chances of most South African children are determined not by their ability or the result of hard-work and determination, but instead by the colour of their skin, the province of their birth, and the wealth of their parents. Looking back on almost three decades of democracy in South Africa, it is this stubbornness of inequality and its patterns of persistence that demands explanation, justification and analysis. This is a landmark book on basic education in South Africa, an essential volume for those interested in learning outcomes and their inequality in South Africa. The various chapters present conceptually and empirically sophisticated analyses of learning outcomes across divisions of race, class, and place. The book brings together the wealth of decades of research output from top quality researchers to explore what has improved, what has not, and why. Prof Lant Pritchett, Harvard University There is much wisdom in this collection from many of the best education analysts in South Africa. No surprise that they conclude that without a large and sustained expansion in well-trained teachers, early childhood education, and adequate school resources, South Africa will continue to sacrifice its people's future to maintaining the privileges of the few. Prof Martin Carnoy, Stanford University Altogether, one can derive from this very valuable volume, if not an exact blueprint for the future, then certainly at least a crucial and evidence-based itinerary for the next few steps. Dr Luis Crouch, RTI

Geography Education's Potential and the Capability Approach GeoCapabilities and Schools

Geography Education's Potential and the Capability Approach GeoCapabilities and Schools

Author: Richard Bustin Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2019

This book explores the pivotal role that geography as a school subject plays in helping every young person achieve their educational potential. Expressed as `GeoCapabilities', this concept draws on the the capabilities approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum applied to curriculum thinking in schools. While traditional subjects have often been deemed irrelevant and outdated in an overcrowded secondary school curriculum, subjects like geography have often been lost or combined with others to fulfil a broad skills agenda. More recent talk of a `knowledge led' curriculum can often lead to the recitation of facts at the expense of developing deeper understanding. This book argues the concept of powerful geographical knowledge, based on the work of Michael Young and David Lambert, invests the subject of geography with its educational potential: this forms the basis of GeoCapabilities. GeoCapabilities focuses on both what is being taught and why, and as such provides a framework of curriculum thinking which will be of interest and value to geography teachers, school leaders with curriculum development responsibilities and all those interested in the capability approach and the moral imperative of education.

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education A practical guide

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education A practical guide

Author: Nicola Barden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Good mental health is essential for students to manage the challenges that university life presents. This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment. Key topics include: * The pressure points and transitions of student life * The crucial role of departmental and academic staff * How to make mental health policies work * The legal obligations and limits of student support * Creating the conditions for confident support

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education A practical guide

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education A practical guide

Author: Nicola Barden Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Good mental health is essential for students to manage the challenges that university life presents. This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment. Key topics include: * The pressure points and transitions of student life * The crucial role of departmental and academic staff * How to make mental health policies work * The legal obligations and limits of student support * Creating the conditions for confident support

Policing Schools: School Violence and the Juridification of Youth

Policing Schools: School Violence and the Juridification of Youth

Author: Johannes Lunneblad Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2019

This book examines the global phenomenon of school violence and its wide range of behaviours, from school shootings to minor theft, bullying and sexual harassment. Studying the Nordic countries and taking Sweden as an example and case study, the book discusses key features of sexuality, bullying and cyberbullying, radicalization, and violent extremism. It examines different approaches to school violence and discusses them in relation to political and ideological influences, gender relations, and socio-economic conditions. It presents trends in prevention of school violence, policing the school and dilemmas in educating against violent extremism. Since most of the research in this field has been done in post-industrial democracies such as Australia, the UK and the US, the book contributes to the debate by offering new perspectives on violence in schools from the Nordic countries.

International Perspectives on School Settings, Education Policy and Digital Strategies A Transatlantic Discourse in Education Research

International Perspectives on School Settings, Education Policy and Digital Strategies A Transatlantic Discourse in Education Research

Author: Sieglinde Jornitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Since 2015, the Office for International Cooperation in Education at DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education has organized international sessions on education research at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, thus providing a floor for transatlantic exchange on current research topics. The volume gives an overview of the transatlantic activities in education research with regard to these sessions. The sessions have broadened the scope for national debates and highlighted international similarities, leading to an awareness of and interest in national research characteristics and boundaries of national perspectives. The volume gives an overview of topics that are widely discussed in the European and US American education research context. These sections focus on: 1) School Leadership and School Administration 2) Migration, Refugees, and Public Education 3) Large-Scale Assessment and Education Policy 4) Management and Use of Digital Data in Education 5) Economization of Education 6) Challenge of Translation The volume serves as a differentiated introduction into the field of transatlantic cooperation within education research and gives an insight into current discussions.

Young People's Rights in the Citizenship Education Classroom

Young People's Rights in the Citizenship Education Classroom

Author: Helen Hanna Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2019

This book explores the rights held by young people in the citizenship education classroom in the divided societies of Northern Ireland and Israel. Against the backdrop of a long history of protracted conflict and division, the author analyses how international rights obligations are reflected in the contested citizenship education curriculum in secondary schools. Drawing upon extensive qualitative data as well as policy and curriculum documents, the author reveals that understandings of education rights can be oriented around three themes - minority group representation in the curriculum, dealing with difference through pedagogy, and preparing young people for life in a (divided) society. This can be mapped onto the 42-A rights framework where education should be `acceptable' and `adaptable'. However, the variety of interpretations held by participants raises questions regarding the `universality' of international frameworks for education rights, and the workability of such frameworks in the national and divided contexts. While the contexts of Northern Ireland and Israel have much in common, they are rarely compared: this book will show that their comparison is as relevant as ever, as issues of identity continue to affect everyday school life. This book will be of interest to citizenship and history education scholars, as well as those who are concerned with the application of international human rights law.

Race Among Friends Exploring Race at a Suburban School

Race Among Friends Exploring Race at a Suburban School

Author: Marianne Modica Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

Many saw the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a sign that America had moved past the issue of race, that a colorblind society was finally within reach. But as Marianne Modica reveals in Race Among Friends, attempts to be colorblind do not end racism-in fact, ignoring race increases the likelihood that racism will occur in our schools and in society. This intriguing volume focuses on a racially friendly suburban charter school called Excellence Academy, highlighting the ways that students and teachers think about race and act out racial identity. Modica finds that even in an environment where students of all racial backgrounds work and play together harmoniously, race affects the daily experiences of students and teachers in profound but unexamined ways. Some teachers, she notes, feared that talking about race in the classroom would open them to charges of racism, so they avoided the topic. And rather than generate honest and constructive conversations about race, student friendships opened the door for insensitive racial comments by whites, resentment and silence by blacks, and racially biased administrative practices. In the end, the school's friendly environment did not promote-and may have hindered-serious discussion of race and racial inequity. The desire to ignore race in favor of a colorblind society, Modica writes, has become an entrenched part of American culture. But as Race Among Friends shows, when race becomes a taboo subject, it has serious ramifications for students and teachers of all ethnic origins.