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Statistics Hacks: Tips & Tools for Measuring the World and Beating the Odds

by Bruce Frey

Want to calculate the probability that an event will happen? Be able to spot fake data? Prove beyond doubt whether one thing causes another? Or learn to be a better gambler? You can do that and much more with...


Shaping of European Education: Interdisciplinary approaches

by Martin Lawn & Romuald Normand

The range, speed and scale of Europeanizing effects in education, and their complexity, has produced a relatively new field of study. Using scholarship and research drawn from sociology, politics and education,...


Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change: A transdisciplinary approach to researching lives

by Hazel Reid & Linden West

In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience...


Demythologizing Educational Reforms: Responses to the Political and Corporate Takeover of Education

by Arthur T. Costigan & Leslee Grey

There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school's role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of...


Education Reform and the Concept of Good Teaching

by Derek Gottlieb

In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top. These initiatives introduce new...


Chinese Students' Writing in English: Implications from a Corpus-Driven Study

by Maria Leedham

Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written...


Lesson Study: Professional Learning for Our Time

by Peter Dudley

This book introduces readers to the development of Lesson Study (LS) in the UK, making historical connections to the growth of Lesson Study in Japan, East Asia, the US and Europe. It explains how to conduct...


Education and Philosophy: New perspectives on the work of John White

by Judith Suissa, Carrie Winstanley & Roger Marples

John White is one of the leading philosophers of education currently working in the Anglophone world. Since first joining the London Institute of Education in 1965, he has made significant contributions to the...


Realising Learning: Teachers' professional development through lesson and learning study

by Keith Wood & Saratha Sithamparam

The best professional development for teachers focuses on issues they encounter in the classroom. It is collaborative, school-based, learning-focused and supports teachers in solving problems of pedagogy in...


The Philosophy of Physical Education: A New Perspective: A New Perspective

by Steven A. Stolz

The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum....


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,...


Intercultural Postgraduate Supervision: Reimagining time, place and knowledge

by Catherine Manathunga

The impact of globalisation and aggressive marketing by universities has increased the flow of international or culturally diverse students enrolling in postgraduate research degree programs outside their own...


Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schooling: School Reform and Sciences of Education in the Tradition of Thomas S. Popkewitz: School Reform and Sc

by Miguel Pereyra & Barry Franklin

The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the "linguistic turn," with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions...


Test Fraud: Statistical Detection and Methodology

by Neal Kingston & Amy Clark

There has been an increase in awareness (and perhaps occurrence) of individual and organized cheating on tests. Recent reports of widespread problems with state student accountability tests and teacher certification...


A (Psychosocial) Perspective on Professional Uncertainty: A psychosocial perspective

by Joseph Mintz

The extent to which teachers should make use of theoretical and expert knowledge as opposed to tacit experiential knowledge, and how these might be combined, is a perennial issue in discussions on pedagogy....


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...


Social Context Reform: A Pedagogy of Equity and Opportunity

by Paul Thomas, Brad J. Porfilio & Julie Gorlewski

Currently, both the status quo of public education and the "No Excuses" Reform policies are identical. The reform offers a popular and compelling narrative based on the meritocracy and rugged individualism myths...


Principles for Effective Pedagogy: International Responses to Evidence from the UK Teaching & Learning Research Programme

by Mary James & Andrew Pollard

The UK Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) worked for ten years to improve outcomes for learners in schools and other sectors through high quality research. One outcome of individual projects and...


Literacy, Play and Globalization: Converging Imaginaries in Children's Critical and Cultural Performances

by Carmen L. Medina & Karen E. Wohlwend

This book takes on current perspectives on children's relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to...


The Health Handbook for Schools

by Adrian Brooke & Steve Welton

This handbook allows rapid reference to conditions commonly encountered in school-aged children, and to rare diseases as well. It focuses particularly on the impact of the condition on the child's ability to...