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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...


Theory of the religious and art education in contemporary research

by Tomáš Jablonský & Dušan Kováč-Petrovský

Man is created by God, as the unity of matter and of the Spirit. These two facts cannot be separated from each other, in order that they will not disrupt the integrity wanted by God. Man needs to nurture and...


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...


Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: National and Transatlantic Contexts: National and Transatlantic Contexts

by Monika M Elbert & Lesley Ginsberg

American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children's literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to...


Educational Administration and Leadership: Theoretical Foundations

by David Burgess & Paul Newton

This volume provides diverse perspectives and paradigms in educational administration and leadership. Focusing on particular philosophical and theoretical schools of thought, it traces the contemporary history...


Perception of scientific knowledge in social work

by Emília Janigová

The current period of significant and relatively long-term social changes in the Slovak Republic brings the expected positives, but also negative consequences, especially in the social and socio-economic, or...


9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms: Teaching About Terror

by Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

While current literature stresses the importance of teaching about the 9/11 attacks on the US, many questions remain as to what teachers are actually teaching in their own classrooms. Few studies address how...


Social Studies for Secondary Schools: Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach

by Alan J. Singer

Now in its 4th edition, this popular text for secondary social studies methods courses integrates discussions of educational goals and the nature of history and social studies with ideas for organizing social...


Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for College Students

by Leo Wilton, Robert T. Palmer & Dina C. Maramba

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people aged 18 to 25 are at a significant risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted...


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...