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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
Jesson, Rebecca, Ed.; Wilson, Aaron, Ed.; McNaughton, Stuart, Ed.; Lai, Mei, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2017
New Zealand schools increasingly use inquiry to understand and address complex and persistent issues. This requires schools to have committed Lead Teachers with deep knowledge about inquiry. The collection of studies in this book have been compiled by the research team at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland, to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
Volante, Louis, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2017
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA's role in education governance and policy discourses,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Hooper, Martin, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
"Methods and Procedures in PIRLS 2016" documents the development of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessments and questionnaires and describes the methods used in sampling, translation verification, data collection, database construction, and the construction of the achievement and context questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, International Assessment
Pfeiffer, Steven I., Ed. – APA Books, 2017
This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: (1) History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Theories, Talent Identification
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
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed.; Scarpino, Cassandra, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2016
This compilation includes programmes which promote language and culture as resources and see them as an added value rather than a challenge for literacy teaching and learning. It also includes programmes designed to support migrants and refugees by equipping them for integration into mainstream society while strengthening their literacy skills in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Immigrants
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
Towl, Patty, Ed.; Hemphill, Sheryl, Ed. – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done. The audience of this book includes all those who work with excluded children: school, health and justice personnel; school trustees, parents and community workers. School exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Low Income Students, Indigenous Populations
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
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
The case stories presented in this publication focus on young people from vulnerable communities that the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) members are actively engaged with and who have been mobilized in ASPBAE programs for youth leadership and capacity development. Their narratives showcase the successes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Empowerment, Case Studies
Chin, Ming-Kai, Ed.; Edginton, Christopher R. – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2014
"Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice" draws together global scholars, researchers, and practitioners to provide a review and analysis of new directions in physical education and health worldwide. The book provides descriptive information from 40 countries regarding contemporary practices, models, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Global Approach, Best Practices
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
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