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Tudball, Libby – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
Three books are the subject of this review essay: (1) Avril Keating's (2014) publication, "Education for Citizenship in Europe: European Policies, National Adaptations and Young People's Attitudes"; (2) "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education", Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy (2015); and (3) "We…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Research, Comparative Education, Futures (of Society)
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Takayama, Keita – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Education in the United States was in a state of "crisis" at the time of the 1983 release of "A Nation at Risk," the landmark report on the US education reform. This was the time when the rising Japanese economy started threatening the post-war US economic dominance and conservative figures such as Ronald Reagan gained popular…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnography, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Van Kraayenoord, Christina E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
This essay reviews and comments on "Evidence-Based Reading Practices for Response to Intervention," edited by Diane Haager, Janette Klingner, and Sharon Vaughn, one of the earliest books published on an initiative in the United States to provide instructional support for students who experience difficulties with literacy and learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Kimble, James J. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2005
The focus of this paper is domestic propaganda. The author presents comprehensive reviews of four books: (1) "Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic" by Randall L. Bytwerk (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2004); (2) "Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda…
Descriptors: Propaganda, Conflict, Figurative Language, War
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Reviews evidence that refutes unfavorable portraits of American mathematics teachers in two books, "The Teaching Gap" (James Stigler and James Hiebert) and "Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics" (Liping Ma). Young students' difficulty with the "equals" concept can be addressed by teaching algebraic concepts…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Definitions, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Benveniste, Guy – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1991
In the volume reviewed, papers from 15 international experts address how government can use evaluation to guide (or control) education while attempting to decentralize administrative structure and pedagogical content. Thoughtful analysis is provided in highly integrated coverage of theory and practice. (SLD)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Conference Papers, Decentralization, Educational Assessment
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Joseph, John E. – Language and Communication, 1992
Three books are discussed: Andresen's "Linguistics in America 1769-1924: A Critical History," Crowley's "Politics of Discourse: The Standard Language Question in British Cultural Debates," and Crowley's "Standard English and the Politics of Language." (36 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, English, Foreign Countries, Language Standardization
Martin, Ron – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1993
Reviews the reference book "Who's Who in Space: The International Space Year Edition" and provides a lesson plan for grades five and six to teach library media skills. Objectives, instructional roles, activity and procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described. (EAM)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Biographies, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Roth, Andrew – Journal of College Admission, 1994
Reviews 1993 book by Marybeth Kravets and Imy F. Wax. Describes text as comprehensive and accurate. Suggests utility for counselors, parents, and students. States that guide's most valuable resource is state-by-state comprehensive listing and evaluation of every program for learning-disabled individuals in the United States and Canada. (CRR)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Proefriedt, William – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1991
Reviews the autobiography of Eva Hoffman, "Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language" (Dutton, 1989). Hoffman, whose family left Poland in the 1950s, offers a consciously bicultural view of the immigrant experience, in contrast to many autobiographies of those who forsake the old world for the new. (DM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitudes, Autobiographies, Cultural Differences
Chen, Ching-chih – Microcomputers for Information Management, 1990
Discussion of the rapid growth in CD-ROM products highlights "HyperIntro to CD-ROM Technology and Products," an electronic publishing product. Three main components of the system are described: CD-ROM Technology; CD-ROM Products; and CD-ROM Usage, which describes how CD-ROM is being used and evaluated in libraries and information centers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hypermedia, Information Retrieval, Library Materials
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Clifford, Geraldine Joncich – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1989
A collection of essays comparing educational policies of the United States and Australia is reviewed. The book is criticized for a lack of a sociocultural framework and a dearth of new material on American education but is commended for its contribution to the understanding of the Australian educational policy. (TJH)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Mills, Nancy; Ovando, Carlos, Ed. – NABE: The Journal for the National Association for Bilingual Education, 1988
Reviews a volume of descriptive and evaluative information on 47 commercially available English language proficiency tests used in North America, Great Britain, and Australia. The book includes discussions of uses and misuses of tests, and overviews of English as second language testing in North America and Great Britain. (SV)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency
Alston, P. Gayle – Database, 1994
Reviews 30 new resources for environmental information, including databases produced by government agencies, universities, private organizations, and others; and Internet resources, including listserv discussion groups, databases accessed through gopher and World Wide Web, electronic journals, bulletin boards, online services, computer disks, and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Database Producers, Databases, Electronic Mail
Barton, Paul – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1993
Presents findings from this condensation of major studies of the differences among U.S., Chinese, and Japanese education. Explanations for the superior performance of Chinese and Japanese students are explored in the areas of home and parents, effort and ability, organization of schooling, and teachers and teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Books, Comparative Analysis
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