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Educational strategies & policy books

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Quality of Secondary Education in India Concepts, Indicators, and Measurement by Charu Jain, Narayan Prasad Quality of Secondary Education in India Concepts, Indicators, and Measurement
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This book provides useful insights into quality issues in secondary education in India and addresses the important questions of why there is need to improve the quality of education; how one can measure the quality of education; and the ways...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands by Hema (University of Cambrigde, UK) Letchamanan Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Learning Strategies by John Nisbet Learning Strategies

Originally published in 1986, designed for teachers and those concerned with the education of primary and secondary school pupils, Learning Strategies presented a new approach to 'learning to learn'. Its aim was to encourage teachers to start thinking about different...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf by Osman Z. Barnawi Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf

Over the past two decades, the Arabian oil-rich Gulf countries have faced enormous social, political, economic, cultural, religious, ideological and epistemological upheaval. Through detailed, critical comparative investigation,? Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf? examines the impact...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

English Language Arts A Critical Introduction by Julie Gorlewski English Language Arts A Critical Introduction

English Language Arts offers both undergraduates and starting-graduate students in education an introduction to the connections that exist between language arts and a critical orientation to education. Applying critical and theoretical perspectives to teaching English language arts, Julie Gorlewski considers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

English Language Arts A Critical Introduction by Julie Gorlewski English Language Arts A Critical Introduction

English Language Arts offers both undergraduates and starting-graduate students in education an introduction to the connections that exist between language arts and a critical orientation to education. Applying critical and theoretical perspectives to teaching English language arts, Julie Gorlewski considers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Revisiting Actor-Network Theory in Education by Tara Fenwick Revisiting Actor-Network Theory in Education

Actor-network theory (ANT) is enjoying a notable surge of interest in educational research. New directions and questions are emerging along with new empirical approaches, as educators bring unique sensibilities and commitments to the ongoing debates and reconfigurations that characterise ANT-inspired...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Governing Literate Populations The Political Uses of Literacy in Securing Civil Society by Stephen (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) Kelly Governing Literate Populations The Political Uses of Literacy in Securing Civil Society
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Securing the hearts and minds of `dangerous' populations is a major concern for governments across the world.? Governing Literate Populations shows how `governmentalities' have deployed education and literacy in different ways in order to protect their national, social, economic and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Navigating Educational Change in China Contemporary History and Lived Experiences by Fang Wang, Leslie N.K. Lo Navigating Educational Change in China Contemporary History and Lived Experiences
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This book is a reflection on the complexity of educational change in China through the lens of a senior academic who has occupied many diverse roles in the academe, from political worker to dean of faculty. It narrates his journey...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2017

Cross-nationally Comparative, Evidence-based Educational Policymaking and Reform by Alexander W. Wiseman Cross-nationally Comparative, Evidence-based Educational Policymaking and Reform

This book shows how large-scale data is being used for evidence-based policy making in traditional societies, like the Arabian Gulf. The chapters identify areas of educational policy interest in order to synthesize large-scale data and apply it to contemporary educational...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Power of Resistance Culture, Ideology and Social Reproduction in Global Contexts by Rowhea M. Elmesky The Power of Resistance Culture, Ideology and Social Reproduction in Global Contexts

This book is guided through the powerful ideological frameworks of culture and social reproduction and looks specifically to the role of schooling as a vehicle for catalysing change.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Working Class Girls, Education and Post-Industrial Britain Aspirations and Reality in an Ex-Coalmining Community by Gill Richards Working Class Girls, Education and Post-Industrial Britain Aspirations and Reality in an Ex-Coalmining Community

This book explores the aspirations of 'working class' girls' in an ex-mining community in the UK. It highlights the difficulties present in these 'post-industrial' settings, which are often areas of severe deprivation, and questions whether these place limitations on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia Public Policies and Private Practices by Mary Ann Maslak Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia Public Policies and Private Practices

This book examines policies and practices that relate to the education of female entrepreneurs in China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan. Finally, Part V grapples with the inclusion of informal learning and networking experiences for female entrepreneurs.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Critical Analyses of Educational Reforms in an Era of Transnational Governance by Sverker Lindblad Critical Analyses of Educational Reforms in an Era of Transnational Governance

This book represents a set of critical analyses of educational reforms where issues of transnational governance are of vital concern. It focuses on different aspects of, and practices in educational reform-making, and in particular on governing techniques and the working...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Education and Pedagogy in Cultural Change by Wolfgang Brezinka Education and Pedagogy in Cultural Change

In a period of rapid cultural shifts, changing populations and new ideologies take hold and reshape political agendas and norms in the West. It is against this backdrop that Wolfgang Brezinka presents his controversial take on the impact these changes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

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The Taming of Education Evaluating Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching by Robert K. Creasy The Taming of Education Evaluating Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching

This book evaluates contemporary approaches to education, with a particular focus on the ways in which assessment shapes the educational experience and influences pupils and students. It adopts a critical approach, arguing that there is a need for students to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Constructing Policy Change Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States by Linda White Constructing Policy Change Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States

In Constructing Policy Change, Linda A. White examines the expansion of early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies and programs in liberal welfare states, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Gender Fairness in Today's School A Breach of Trust for Male Students by Jim Dueck Gender Fairness in Today's School A Breach of Trust for Male Students

This book traces back how male students are currently disadvantaged in school by instruction in an overwhelmingly female environment .
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Teaching to Change the World by Jeannie Oakes Teaching to Change the World

This is an up-to-the-moment, engaging, multicultural introduction to education and teaching and the challenges and opportunities they present. Together, the four authors bring a rich blend of theory and practical application to this groundbreaking text. Jeannie Oakes is a leading...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Social Learning Technologies The Introduction of Multimedia in Education by Marc van Lieshout Social Learning Technologies The Introduction of Multimedia in Education

This title was first published in 2001. Offering a fascinating new perspective on the processes of technical and social change, this book complements contemporary innovation studies by adopting an integrative perspective on social learning as characterized by the introduction of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Gender Fairness in Today's School A Breach of Trust for Male Students by Jim Dueck Gender Fairness in Today's School A Breach of Trust for Male Students

This book traces back how male students are currently disadvantaged in school by instruction in an overwhelmingly female environment .
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Social Policy and the Achievement Gap in Education by Corey Bunje Bower Social Policy and the Achievement Gap in Education

Bringing together research from a range of fields, Bower comprehensively examines the effects of social and environmental factors on educational achievement, and evaluates whether social policy is able to improve the experiences of children living in urban poverty in ways...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Shaping Education Policy Power and Process by Douglas E. (University of California, Riverside, USA) Mitchell Shaping Education Policy Power and Process
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Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy, which provides conceptual guideposts for future policy development and strategies for change. Leading scholars explore the interacting social processes and the dynamics of power politics as they intersect...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Shaping Education Policy Power and Process by Douglas E. (University of California, Riverside, USA) Mitchell Shaping Education Policy Power and Process
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Shaping Education Policy is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy, which provides conceptual guideposts for future policy development and strategies for change. Leading scholars explore the interacting social processes and the dynamics of power politics as they intersect...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2017

Why secondary schools must change How to make secondary education a better preparation for life in the 21st century by Peter Walker Why secondary schools must change How to make secondary education a better preparation for life in the 21st century

Peter Walker redefines what school is for and presents a vision for the future of secondary education, based on equity and engagement. We need different measures of achievement and aspiration if we are to better prepare all young people for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education by Kenneth M. Zeichner The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education? is a much-needed exploration of the unprecedented current controversies and debates over teacher education and professionalism. Set within the context of neo-liberal education reforms across the globe, the book explores how the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education by Kenneth M. Zeichner The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education? is a much-needed exploration of the unprecedented current controversies and debates over teacher education and professionalism. Set within the context of neo-liberal education reforms across the globe, the book explores how the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Environmental and sustainability education policy International trends, priorities and challenges by Katrien (University of Gent, Belgium) Van Poeck Environmental and sustainability education policy International trends, priorities and challenges
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This timely collection surveys and critiques studies of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy since the mid-1990s. The volume draws on a wide range of policy studies and syntheses to provide readers with insights into the international genealogy and priorities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Distant Alliances Gender and Education in Latin America by Regina Cortina Distant Alliances Gender and Education in Latin America

In this ground-breaking study, Regina Cortina and Nelly Stromquist examine how the alliances of international agencies, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations have strengthened public support for educating girls and women in Latin America. Bringing a timely and readable account of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Organizing for School Change by Louis Karen Seashore Organizing for School Change

Improving education is a key priority for governments around the world. While many suggestions on how best to achieve this are currently under debate, years of academic research have already revealed more about how to encourage change than is sometimes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Future Directions of Educational Change Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change by Helen Janc Malone Future Directions of Educational Change Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change

Future Directions of Educational Change brings together timely discussions on social justice, professional capital, and systems change from some of the leading scholars in the field of education. Engaging in theory and evidence-based debates covering issues such as literacy education,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Future Directions of Educational Change Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change by Helen Janc Malone Future Directions of Educational Change Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change

Future Directions of Educational Change brings together timely discussions on social justice, professional capital, and systems change from some of the leading scholars in the field of education. Engaging in theory and evidence-based debates covering issues such as literacy education,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

Contemporary Debates in Education Studies by Jennifer (University of Derby, UK) Marshall Contemporary Debates in Education Studies
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Contemporary Debates in Education Studies gives the reader a vital and nuanced understanding of the key debates surrounding the field of education today. Exploring important educational themes such as issues of sexuality, extremism and mental health through a variety of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Contemporary Debates in Education Studies by Jennifer (University of Derby, UK) Marshall Contemporary Debates in Education Studies
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Contemporary Debates in Education Studies gives the reader a vital and nuanced understanding of the key debates surrounding the field of education today. Exploring important educational themes such as issues of sexuality, extremism and mental health through a variety of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Education and Democratic Participation The Making of Learning Communities by Stewart Ranson Education and Democratic Participation The Making of Learning Communities

Education and Democratic Participation is an important and timely contribution to the emerging debate surrounding the value of educating citizens and communities in order to empower them to participate in democratic change. Responding to the effects of neo-liberal ideology on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Pedagogy in Poverty Lessons from Twenty Years of Curriculum Reform in South Africa by Ursula Hoadley Pedagogy in Poverty Lessons from Twenty Years of Curriculum Reform in South Africa

As South Africa transitioned from apartheid to democracy, changes in the political landscape, as well as educational agendas and discourse on both a national and international level, shaped successive waves of curriculum reform over a relatively short period of time....
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Beyond Test Scores A Better Way to Measure School Quality by Jack Schneider Beyond Test Scores A Better Way to Measure School Quality

Test scores are the go-to metric of policy makers and anxious parents looking to place their children in the best schools. Yet standardized tests are a poor way to measure school performance. Using the diverse urban school district of Somerville...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Engaging schooling Developing Exemplary Education for Students in Poverty by Wayne (University of Western Sydney, Australia) Sawyer, Geoff (University of Western Sydney) Munns, Katina (Director of Zammit Engaging schooling Developing Exemplary Education for Students in Poverty
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In Engaging Schooling, the authors use case studies to engagingly demonstrate how schools can use pedagogical change to enable students from low SES backgrounds to benefit academically and socially from their schooling. The book, which builds on Exemplary Teachers of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Engaging schooling Developing Exemplary Education for Students in Poverty by Wayne (University of Western Sydney, Australia) Sawyer, Geoff (University of Western Sydney) Munns, Katina (Director of Zammit Engaging schooling Developing Exemplary Education for Students in Poverty
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In Engaging Schooling, the authors use case studies to engagingly demonstrate how schools can use pedagogical change to enable students from low SES backgrounds to benefit academically and socially from their schooling. The book, which builds on Exemplary Teachers of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Politics, Policy and Higher Education in India by Sunandan Roy Chowdhury Politics, Policy and Higher Education in India

Considering the evolution of Indian higher education policy from British colonial rule to modern day India, this pivot examines key policy issues in fields as diverse as language, nationalism and economic development.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Educational Policy Goes to School Case Studies on the Limitations and Possibilities of Educational Innovation by Gilberto Q. (University of California at Irvine, USA) Conchas Educational Policy Goes to School Case Studies on the Limitations and Possibilities of Educational Innovation
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Educational policies explicitly implemented in order to reduce educational gaps and promote access and success for disenfranchised youth can backfire-and often have the unintended result of widening those gaps. In this interdisciplinary collection of case studies, contributors examine cases of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Education, Poverty and Global Goals for Gender Equality How People Make Policy Happen by Elaine Unterhalter, Jenni Karlsson, Amy North Education, Poverty and Global Goals for Gender Equality How People Make Policy Happen
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Drawing on case-study research that examined initiatives which engaged with global aspirations to advance gender equality in schooling in Kenya and South Africa, this book looks at how global frameworks on gender, education and poverty are interpreted in local settings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Education for Sustainable Peace and Conflict Resilient Communities by Borislava Manojlovic Education for Sustainable Peace and Conflict Resilient Communities

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Making the Unequal Metropolis School Desegregation and its Limits by Ansley T. Erickson Making the Unequal Metropolis School Desegregation and its Limits

In a radically unequal United States, schools are often key sites in which injustice grows. Ansley T. Erickson's Making the Unequal Metropolis presents a broad, detailed, and damning argument about the inextricable interrelatedness of school policies and the persistence of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

Redesigning Learning for Greater Social Impact Taylor's 9th Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 Proceedings by Siew Fun Tang Redesigning Learning for Greater Social Impact Taylor's 9th Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 Proceedings

These conference proceedings explore the design of pedagogical intervention and learning cultures, the inclusion of socio-emotional support in teaching and policy, transforming technology to support the social fabric of our institutions, and challenging established beliefs about learning. They clarify the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/08/2017

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