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Alphin, Henry C., Jr., Ed.; Chan, Roy Y., Ed.; Lavine, Jennie, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world. "The Future of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Electronic Learning
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
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Claiborne, Lise Bird; Cornforth, Sue; Gibson, Ava; Smith, Alexandra – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
This paper uses a discursive analysis to examine the experience of "inclusion" from several stakeholder groups in one university. The research team included disability support staff at the institution, external disability consultants and academic researchers. A critical focus group investigation centred on four groups: students who were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Focus Groups, Inclusion, College Students
Wyse, Dominic, Ed.; Andrews, Richard, Ed.; Hoffman, James, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Edited by three authorities in the field, this "Handbook" presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Spelling
McKinley, Elizabeth, Ed.; Madjar, Irena, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2010
There is nothing like a good story to capture the imagination and help us engage with other people's experiences. This book is made up of fifteen such stories, written by young New Zealanders as they look back on their individual journeys from school to tertiary education. They come from rural and urban schools located mostly in economically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, College Bound Students, Economically Disadvantaged
Bush, Tony – SAGE Publications (CA), 2008
Leadership is critical to educational development and specific preparation is vital if leaders are to maximise their effectiveness. In this major new text, Tony Bush draws on his extensive international experience and research to examine the case for leadership development and assess the different modes of preparation used in Europe, including the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations
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Stachowski, Laura L.; Bodle, Aaron; Morrin, Michael – International Education, 2008
The Cultural Immersion Projects at Indiana University offer teacher education majors the opportunity to be placed in culturally-diverse settings, where full-time student teaching, required community participation, ongoing reflection, and academic reporting combine to provide experiences that go well beyond the common foci of conventional student…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Community Involvement, Service Learning, Student Experience
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Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Irving, S. Earl – Learning and Instruction, 2008
This study investigated secondary school students' conceptions of assessment and feedback. Five focus groups were conducted with 41 Year 9 and 10 students (equivalent to Grades 8 and 9 in other countries) from 4 diverse New Zealand schools. Students said that assessment was useful because it led to information and feedback. This information, in…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Student Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Feedback (Response)
Gillon, Gail T. – Guilford Publications, 2007
This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge about phonological awareness, together with practical guidance for helping preschoolers to adolescents acquire needed skills. Up-to-date findings are synthesized on the development of phonological awareness; its role in literacy learning; and how it can be enhanced in…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Phonemes, Intervention, Literacy Education
Stoll, Louise; Louis, Karen Seashore – Open University Press, 2007
There is great interest internationally in the potential of professional learning communities for enhancing educational reform efforts and sustaining improvement. This international collection, with contributions from researchers and those leading initiatives in five countries, aims to broaden and deepen conceptions and understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Faculty Development
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Stephenson, Alison – Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 2006
In our early childhood teacher education program the young child is positioned as a competent and resourceful participant in his/her own learning. Reflection on this image led me to recognise that some aspects of tertiary institutions mean students themselves can be positioned as less empowered learners. As a result of this recognition, new…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Student Participation, Preschool Teachers
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McKenzie, D. F. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2005
Attrition statistics for first-year students in many tertiary environments suggest that students face a wide variety of obstacles. Students in developmental education programmes usually have one additional obstacle: They have a history of failure in academic settings. Therefore there are emotional and psychological barriers in addition to academic…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Dropout Rate, Student Attrition, Developmental Studies Programs
Carr-Chellman, Alison A., Ed. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2004
"Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality" presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Written from a critical perspective, the book investigates some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Rhetoric, Distance Education, Democracy
Docking, Jim, Ed. – 2000
This book, which is designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students of education, contains 12 papers devoted the New Labour's policies for schools in the United Kingdom. "Introduction" (Jim Docking) presents an overview of the book's contents and lists questions to help evaluate the effectiveness of New Labour's educational…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis
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