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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
Latchem, Colin, Ed. – Commonwealth of Learning, 2017
The Education for All initiative concluded in 2015, but in many countries, and particularly in the developing countries, secondary education is still the preserve of the privileged few. This means that millions of adults and young people are denied the opportunity to complete their basic education, which in turns sees them trapped in a pattern of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Vocational Education
Gaither, Milton, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2016
"The Wiley Handbook of Home Education" is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad. This book presents the latest findings on academic achievement of home-schooled children, issues of socialization, and legal argumentation about home-schooling and government…
Descriptors: Guides, Home Schooling, Academic Achievement, Socialization
Walker, Gordon J., Ed.; Scott, David, Ed.; Stodolska, Monika, Ed. – Sagamore-Venture, 2016
"Leisure Matters: The State and Future of Leisure Studies" updates and expands Jackson and Burton's "Mapping the Past, Charting the Future" (1989) and "Leisure Studies: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century" (1999). The need to do so was driven by the significant new developments in the leisure studies field and the…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Anthropology, History, Philosophy
Groundwater-Smith, Susan, Ed.; Mockler, Nicole, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2015
"Big Fish, Little Fish: Teaching and Learning in the Middle Years" provides pre-service and early career teachers with a pathway to understanding the needs of students as they make the important transition from primary to secondary schooling. The book explores contemporary challenges for teaching and learning in the middle years, with a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools
Murphy, Caterina, Ed.; Thornton, Kate, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
Mentoring is a fundamental and increasingly important part of professional learning and development for teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. This book is a much-needed resource for mentors, leaders and teachers in early childhood education. It is the first of its kind: a wide ranging compilation that explores the thinking, pedagogy and practice of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups
Singh, Madhu, Ed.; Duvekot, Ruud, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This publication is the outcome of the international conference organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the Centre for Validation of Prior Learning at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, and in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO that was held in Hamburg in…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement), Validity
Steinberg, Shirley R., Ed.; Cannella, Gaile S., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
This volume of transformed research utilizes an activist approach to examine the notion that nothing is apolitical. Research projects themselves are critically examined for power orientations, even as they are used to address curricular problems and educational or societal issues. Philosophical perspectives that have facilitated an understanding…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Language Usage
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
Saleh, Issa M., Ed.; Khine, Myint Swe, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
The research into how students' attitudes affect their learning of science related subjects has been one of the core areas of interest by science educators. The development in science education records various attempts in measuring attitudes and determining the correlations between behavior, achievements, career aspirations, gender identity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
Brown, Elinor L., Ed.; Gibbons, Pamela E., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
This volume of Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice takes a resource perspective toward culture, ethnicity, and race. Its purpose is to foster global dialog about race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on sharing strategies and solutions. While one might view problems stemming from racial and ethnic differences as intractable, the book's…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Race, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
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
Carvalho, Edward J., Ed.; Downing, David B. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Academic freedom has been a principle that undergirds the university since 1915. Beyond this, it also protects a spirit of free inquiry essential to a democratic society. But in the post-9/11 present, the basic principles of academic freedom have been deeply challenged. There have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Universities, College Faculty, Politics of Education
Abawi, Lindy, Ed.; Conway, Joan, Ed.; Henderson, Robyn, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
This book explores the wide range of contexts in which research into creating connections in learning and teaching may take place. Creating connections can encompass making links, crossing divides, forming relationships, building frameworks, and generating new knowledge. The cognitive, cultural, social, emotional and/or physical aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Early Childhood Education
Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
Democratic political systems and the democratic way of life is aspired by most people around the world. Democracy is considered to be morally superior to other forms of political systems as it aspires to secure civil liberties, human rights, social justice and equality before the law for everyone regardless of their gender, culture, religion and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Citizenship Education
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