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Adamson, Frank, Ed.; Astrand, Bjorn, Ed.; Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
With contributions from Linda Darling-Hammond, Michael Fullan, Pasi Sahlberg, and Martin Carnoy, "Global Education Reform" is an eye-opening analysis of national educational reforms and the types of high-achieving systems needed to serve all students equitably.The collection documents the ideologically and educationally distinctive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Privatization, Ideology
Peters, Michael A. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces--extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions--so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Michael A. Peters has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Politics of Education, Racial Relations
Henn-Reinke, Kathryn – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Based in case studies conducted in the US, Europe, and Latin America, this book explores the feasibility and benefits of trilingual/multilingual education in the United States. Currently, there are few programs in the country of this nature, as educators tend to conclude that English-language learners would be overwhelmed by study in additional…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, English Language Learners
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Lieberman, Ann, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Teachers are the most important single element of the education system but what does it take to create high quality teachers in today's world? Around the world, countries are struggling to understand how to change their schools to meet global demands. International comparisons have shown that schools in Finland lead the league tables, but why is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Free Enterprise System
Brown, Helen – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
This new book presents case studies from the US, the UK and Japan. Packed full of vignettes from cases studies and subscribing to a socio-cultural approach rather than the often tacit assumption that knowledge and "technology transfer" is a logistical problem, this excellent volume illuminates the often misunderstood process of knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Vignettes
Lauder, Hugh, Ed.; Young, Michael, Ed.; Daniels, Harry, Ed.; Balarin, Maria, Ed.; Lowe, John, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
The promise, embraced by governments around the world, is that the knowledge economy will provide knowledge workers with a degree of autonomy and permission to think which enables them to be creative and to attract high incomes. What credence should we give to this promise? The current economic crisis is provoking a reappraisal of both economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Constructivism (Learning), Social Class
Weis, Lois, Ed.; Dolby, Nadine, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives" is the first empirically grounded volume to explore the intersections of class, social structure, opportunity, and education on a truly global scale. Fifteen essays from contributors representing the US, Europe, China, Latin America and other regions offer an unparralleled examination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Middle Class, School Choice
File, Nancy, Ed.; Mueller, Jennifer J., Ed.; Wisneski, Debora Basler, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This book provides a critical examination of the sources, aims, and features of early childhood curricula. Providing a theoretical and philosophical foundation for examining teaching and learning, this book will provoke discussion and analysis among all readers. How has theory been used to understand, develop, and critique curriculum? Whose…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Critical Theory, Play, Curriculum Research
Mitchell, Douglas E., Ed.; Crowson, Robert L., Ed.; Shipps, Dorothy, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Shaping Education Policy" is a comprehensive overview of education politics and policy during the most turbulent and rapidly changing period in American history. Respected scholars review the history of education policy to explain the political powers and processes that shape education today. Chapters cover major themes that have…
Descriptors: Productivity, Urban Schools, Equal Education, Democracy
Morgan, Michelle, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The landscape of higher education (HE) has dramatically altered in the past 30 years and it continues to evolve and change. More students are entering HE and attending university or college on a global scale than ever before. Supporting and enhancing the undergraduate student experience across the student lifecycle, from first contact through to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Experience
de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa, Ed.; de Souza, Lynn Mario T. M., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This volume bridges the gap between contemporary theoretical debates and educational policies and practices. It applies postcolonial theory as a framework of analysis that attempts to engage with and go beyond essentialism, ethno- and euro-centrisms through a critical examination of contemporary case studies and conceptual issues. From a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, International Education, Citizenship
Temple, Paul, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Universities are fundamental to the contemporary knowledge economy. They directly and indirectly support economic growth in both developing and advanced economies. In addition to their traditional teaching and research functions, they often also have important roles in supporting regional development and urban regeneration, as well as involvement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Progress, Higher Education, International Education
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
Hans, Nicholas – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This book is divided into four parts. In Part One the author considers the natural factors which have influenced the various national systems of education. They comprise racial, linguistic, geographical and economic factors. In Part Two he considers the contribution of religious traditions to education, more particularly those of the Catholic and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education, Influences, Economic Factors
Creemers, Bert P. M.; Kyriakides, Leonidas – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This book explores an approach to school improvement that merges the traditions of educational effectiveness research and school improvement efforts. It displays how the dynamic model, which is theoretical and empirically validated, can be used in both traditions. Each chapter integrates evidence from international and national studies, showing…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Models, Educational Research
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