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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...


Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education

by Jessica Ringrose

Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education highlights key debates on the theme of 'regulation and resistance', focusing on some of the most pressing contemporary issues in the field of gender...


Education and Global Justice

by Michele Schweisfurth & Clive Harber

Education and Global Justice discusses key themes concerning the relationship between education and global justice in a varied series of highly relevant national contexts. Major international issues such as...


International Perspectives on Education, Religion and Law

by Charles Russo Jr

This volume examines the legal status of religion in education, both public and non-public, in the United States and seven other nations. It will stimulate further interest, research, and debate on comparative...


Managing Complex Change in School: Engaging Pedagogy, Technology, Learning and Leadership

by Alejandro Salcedo Garcia, Keith Morrison & Ah Chung Tsoi

Leading and managing change in schools is a complex topic. In this timely book the authors take the reader through a journey of how to lead and manage multidimensional change in order to create engaged learners,...