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Discourses on Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education

by C.M. Mulcahy, D.E. Mulcahy & D.G. Mulcahy

Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling...


Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship

by Edward Vickers & Krishna Kumar

In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of...


Summary: A Good Hard Kick in the Ass - Rob Adams

by BusinessNews Publishing

This work offers a summary of the book "A GOOD HARD KICK IN THE ASS: Basic Training For Entrepreneurs" by Rob Adams.

Rob Adams is the founder and managing director of AV Labs, an early-stage venture capital company....


Ace the Thinking Skills Assessment

by Neel Burton

This book, written by an Oxford tutor and writer, covers all aspects of the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), including problem-solving, critical thinking, and the writing task. It should also prove useful for...


Approaches to Assessment that Enhance Learning in Higher Education

by Stylianos Hatzipanagos & Rebecca Rochon

This book addresses the need to diversify mainstream forms of assessment currently used in Higher Education in order to re-establish the focus on the learning process. Making assessment central to student learning...


Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing: Migration, education, and policy in urban China

by Myra Pong

Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing is a timely book that addresses the gap in the provision of basic education to migrant children in China. It examines the case of Beijing, with a focus on...


Practicing Core Reflection: Activities and Lessons for Teaching and Learning from Within

by Frits G. Evelein & Fred A. J. Korthagen

Practicing Core Reflection features 78 concrete educational activities and exercises based on research. These can be used individually and in groups to support 'teaching and learning from within.' Core Reflection...


Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

by Jon Dron & Terry Anderson

n Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections - on networks and collectives -...


Posthumanism and Educational Research

by Nathan Snaza & John Weaver

Focusing on the interdependence between human, animal, and machine, posthumanism redefines the meaning of the human being previously assumed in knowledge production. This movement challenges some of the most...


Teaching Thinking Skills Across the Middle Years: A Practical Approach for Children Aged 9-14

by Belle Wallace & Richard Bentley

This book presents a practical framework for the teaching of thinking skills and problem-solving with children across Key Stages 2 and 3. Using examples of topics from the National Curriculum, teachers are presented...


Integrating Virtual and Traditional Learning in 6-12 Classrooms: A Layered Literacies Approach to Multimodal Meaning Making

by Sandra Schamroth Abrams

Integrating Virtual and Traditional Learning in 6-12 Classrooms introduces a model of "layered literacies" as a framework for describing and illustrating how students' digital experiences can inform educational...


Governing by Inspection

by Sotiria Grek & Joakim Lindgren

In recent decades, governing practices in education have become highly contradictory: deregulation and decentralisation are accompanied by re-regulation and increased centralisation, contributing to considerable...


Multi-campus University Systems: Africa and the Kenyan Experience

by Ishmael I. Munene

In the face of increasing social demand and cutbacks in state budgetary support, universities in African countries are now turning towards a multicampus system strategy. As African governments have adopted neoliberal...


Education and the State: International perspectives on a changing relationship

by Carla Aubry, Michael Geiss & Veronika Magyar-Haas

In most countries in the world, school education is the business of the state. Even if forms and functions differ, the imparting of elementary knowledge is universally regarded as a public function. Yet this...


How to Get the Most Out of School

by Irfan Alli

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF SCHOOL is a practical guide in which you learn:

1. How to become the best student you can.

2. What you need to buy to be productive.

3. How to plan time and organize yourself.

4. How to...


New Literacies Around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy

by Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies & Guy Merchant

The increasing popularity of digitally-mediated communication is prompting us to radically rethink literacy and its role in education; at the same time, national policies have promulgated a view of literacy...


Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

by Cynthia Joseph & Julie Matthews

Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia addresses the ways in which colonial histories, nationalist impulses and forces of globalization shape equity and access to education in Southeast...


Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

by Olaf Zawacki-Richter & Terry Anderson

Online Distance Education provides a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in research on online distance education. Intended as a primary reference and guide for educators,...


Engaging Vernacular Language and Literature in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities

by Shondel Nero & Dohra Ahmad

This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource...


Migration, Education and Socio-Economic Mobility

by Nitya Rao

The primacy of education in development agendas is unquestioned. With the gradual acknowledgement of the potential benefits that migration can hold for development, the relationship between migration and education...