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Colleges of higher education

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Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education

Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education

Author: Lewis Richard Benjamin Elton, Tony Harland, Stewart Hase Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2012

This text takes a radical look at the nature of adult learning in the postgraduate context and at the implications of this for universities and their courses. While, over recent decades, schools have had to undergo major re-assessments about how learning is developed into curriculum, how learning is delivered to students, and how that learning is assessed, universities have remained very largely detached from these pedagogical/andragogical issues. However, the circumstances of higher education provision have changed.There is alsoreal pressure now from vocationalism. Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education places these movements in both a UK and a wider context examines the nature of learning and teaching in postgraduate education and opens up the debate for rethinking university provision. The book examines concepts such as integration as ways of retaining the higher order skills of a university education over against narrower, technicist approaches and suggest a continuum of provision, but one in which the learner takes centre stage.

SAT Wars The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions

SAT Wars The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions

Author: David Hawkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2011

What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardised admissions tests, Joseph Soares demonstrates the far-reaching and mostly negative impact of the tests on American life and calls for nothing less than a national policy change. SAT Wars presents a roadmap for rethinking college admissions that moves us past the statistically weak and socially divisive SAT/ACT. The author advocates for evaluation tools with a greater focus on what youth actually accomplish in high school as a more reliable indicator of qualities that really matter in one's life and to one's ability to contribute to society. This up-to-date book features contributions by well-known experts, including a piece from Daniel Golden, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Wall Street Journal on admissions, and a chapter on alternative tests from Robert Sternberg, who is the world's most-cited living authority on educational research. As we continue to debate the use and misuse of standardised testing, SAT Wars will be important reading for a wide audience, including college administrators and faculty, high school guidance counsellors, education journalists, and parents.

Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education

Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education

Author: Yvonne Hillier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2011

This is a well-respected resource for trainee and practicing lectures in adult learning supported by developed pedagogical features and full coverage recent developments and hot topics. This third edition of Yvonne Hillier's best-selling textbook Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education has been extensively revised and updated throughout and includes: an updated chapter on government policy in lifelong learning, including case studies to exemplify development in the sector and the incorporation of new domains of learning and institutional practices; a discussion of the changing qualifications framework for practitioners in the sector; and, new information on the theories of learning including discussion on learning styles, elearning and the use of social networks and web2.0 technology. This accessible guide includes checklists and case studies to aid learning, chapter summaries for easy navigation and pointers towards useful sources of further information. A glossary of unfamiliar terms is also included, decoding sector specific jargon. This comprehensive, accessibly written textbook is a practical resource which will be invaluable to teachers in further and adult education, whether in-training or in-service.

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Lala Demirdjian Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2011

This title offers a global exploration of formal and non-formal education provision to refugees and asylum seekers in refugee camps, and in schools and universities of host countries. What is the relationship between education and those seeking asylum or refuge? What is the impact of education being marginalized during conflict situations? Drawing on international research in numerous countries, including Thailand, North Korea, Lebenon, Africa, the USA and the UK, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the provision of education to refugees and asylum seekers in their homeland or in host countries, analyzing the internal and external factors affecting educational provision during and after emergencies. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within the chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage you to actively engage with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support you to take your exploration further. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Lala Demirdjian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2011

This title offers a global exploration of formal and non-formal education provision to refugees and asylum seekers in refugee camps, and in schools and universities of host countries. What is the relationship between education and those seeking asylum or refuge? What is the impact of education being marginalized during conflict situations? Drawing on international research in numerous countries, including Thailand, North Korea, Lebenon, Africa, the USA and the UK, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the provision of education to refugees and asylum seekers in their homeland or in host countries, analyzing the internal and external factors affecting educational provision during and after emergencies. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within the chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage you to actively engage with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support you to take your exploration further. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2012

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2012

Author: Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Profiling more than 300 colleges, this directory addresses their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Student quotes from a national survey accompany each description along with an honest appraisal of each college's strengths and weaknesses. Extensive data for each college is provided, including statistics on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. There is expert advice on how to select the right college, complete the strongest college applications, and win the best financial-aid package from the college, as well as rankings of the 100 Best College Values.

Higher Education in Development Lessons from Sub Saharan Africa

Higher Education in Development Lessons from Sub Saharan Africa

Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2011

This book will interest readers learning about or developing strategies for improving higher education systems and institutions in developing countries. It provides an insight into sub-Saharan African higher education systems and sets out the ways that they are developing and changing. It explores the dilemmas inherent in a context of scarce resources with increasing and urgent demands for a more professionalized workforce and expert services. It examines the factors inhibiting development such as HIV/AIDS, gender issues, historical conflicts, cultural attitudes inimical to innovation, the challenges created by poor infrastructure, and the history of colonialism and authoritarianism and their legacy of centralized control and lack of autonomy and democracy. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on the authors' personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa as well as extensive senior management experience and at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. It uses actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on their personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa. The authors also use their extensive management experience at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. The book includes actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty.

Higher Education in Development Lessons from Sub Saharan Africa

Higher Education in Development Lessons from Sub Saharan Africa

Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2011

This book will interest readers learning about or developing strategies for improving higher education systems and institutions in developing countries. It provides an insight into sub-Saharan African higher education systems and sets out the ways that they are developing and changing. It explores the dilemmas inherent in a context of scarce resources with increasing and urgent demands for a more professionalized workforce and expert services. It examines the factors inhibiting development such as HIV/AIDS, gender issues, historical conflicts, cultural attitudes inimical to innovation, the challenges created by poor infrastructure, and the history of colonialism and authoritarianism and their legacy of centralized control and lack of autonomy and democracy. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on the authors' personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa as well as extensive senior management experience and at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. It uses actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on their personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa. The authors also use their extensive management experience at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. The book includes actual examples and a reflective 'case study' approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty.

British Labour and Higher Education, 1945 to 2000 Ideologies, Policies and Practice

British Labour and Higher Education, 1945 to 2000 Ideologies, Policies and Practice

Author: Tom Steele, Richard Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Higher education provision is an essential component (socially as well as economically) of modern social structures. The British Labour Party and Higher Education focuses on the development of the Labour Party's policy on higher education from 1945 to 2000. It analyses the rapid expansion and series of fundamental transformations in higher education and Labour's part in both shaping and reacting to them. The authors explore the historical evolution and Labour's varying policy initiatives in the period, and question the place higher education has occupied in the various strands of Labour ideology. As always with Labourism', perspectives are contentious and contested, spanning the centralist Fabians', the liberal moralists, and the socialist left. How far, if at all, have Labour's policy stances in this area confronted the elite social reproduction functions of universities or the instrumentalist needs of corporate capitalism? Has this policy evolution given concrete evidence to support (Ralph) Miliband's pessimistic assessment of Labourism' as a political formation structurally unable to confront capitalist social structures, or to see a viable Third Way', as advocated by New Labour?

Developing Student Criticality in Higher Education

Developing Student Criticality in Higher Education

Author: Peter Ford, Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles, Brenda Johnston Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Critical thinking is a major and enduring aspect of higher education and the development of criticality in students has long been a core aim. However, understandings of criticality are conceptually and empirically unclear. The book combines a well developed conceptual discussion of the nature of criticality appropriate for the twenty-first century, the extent to which it is attainable by arts and social science undergraduates, and the paths by which it is developed during students' higher education experiences. Drawing upon empirical accounts and case studies of teaching and learning in different disciplines, this book critically analyses higher education curriculum and policy documentation to explore higher educational processes, encouraging a re-evaluation of practice and educational values, and enabling the development of curricula which incorporate systematic attention to the development of student criticality. This book proposes a rounded conceptual vision of criticality in higher education for the twenty-first century.

Arts Academics and Schools Mapping the Pedagogical Interface

Arts Academics and Schools Mapping the Pedagogical Interface

Author: Andrew Fisher Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2011

In recent years interest in schools outreach and academic enrichment has increased dramatically, reflecting a greater social conscience and awareness of the impact that universities can have on the wider community. The transferable skills that academics bring to schools need to be honed for this new learning environment, as delivery methods and success benchmarks are radically different in a schools context. This collection addresses the numerous issues raised when arts and humanities academics become involved with schools, bringing together practitioners from a broad range of fields within the arts and humanities to share experiences and insights.

Accountability in American Higher Education

Accountability in American Higher Education

Author: Kevin Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2011

In Accountability in American Higher Education prominent academics, entrepreneurs, and journalists assess the obstacles to, and potential opportunities for, accountability in higher education in America. Providing analysis that can be used to engage institutions of higher education in the difficult but necessary conversation of accountability.