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Goncalves, Fernando J., Ed.; Pereira, Ruth, Ed.; Leal Filho, Walter, Ed.; Miranda Azeiteiro, Ulisses, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
This book presents essential learning approaches. It introduces educational and training activities, as well as various innovative methods aiming at the development of practical skills, in order to strengthen the continuous process of environmental education, and in particular the education for sustainable development (ESD). In doing so, it…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Animals, Higher Education, Science Education
Tate, William F., IV, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
"Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility" focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. William F. Tate IV, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Educational Research
Bornstein, Marc H., Ed.; Lamb, Michael E., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This new text consists of parts of Bornstein and Lamb's Developmental Science, 6th edition along with new introductory material that as a whole provides a cutting edge and comprehensive overview of cognitive development. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the history and systems, methodologies, and measurement and…
Descriptors: Psychophysiology, Genetics, Journal Articles, Motor Development
Gray, Donald, Ed.; Colucci-Gray, Laura, Ed.; Camino, Elena, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Recent work in science and technological studies has provided a clearer understanding of the way in which science functions in society and the interconnectedness among different strands of science, policy, economy and environment. It is well acknowledged that a different way of thinking is required in order to address problems facing the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Democracy, Science and Society
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
van Oers, Bert, Ed.; Wardekker, Wim, Ed.; Elbers, Ed, Ed.; van der Veer, Rene, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2010
Learning is a changing phenomenon, depending on the advances in theory and research. This book presents a relatively new approach to learning, based on meaningful human activities in cultural practices and in collaboration with others. It draws extensively from the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and his recent followers. The book presents ideas that…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Play, Informal Education, Distance Education
Kali, Yael, Ed.; Linn, Marcia, Ed.; Roseman, Jo Ellen, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2008
This edited collection synthesizes current research on the most promising methods and models for designing coherent science instruction. Arising from the National Science Foundation-funded Delineating and Evaluating Coherent Instructional Designs for Education (DECIDE) project, this volume combines the insights of researchers from two Centers for…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Education, Instructional Design
Normore, Anthony H., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2008
Within this book Leadership for Social Justice: Promoting Equity and Excellence Through Inquiry and Reflective Practice the contributors provide a variety of rich perspectives to the social justice phenomenon from the lens of empirical, historical, narrative, and conceptual designs. These designs reiterate the importance of bridging theory and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Personnel, Leadership, Rural Schools
Tobin, Kenneth, Ed.; Elmesky, Rowhea, Ed.; Seiler, Gale, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
Many would argue that the state of urban science education has been static for the past several decades and that there is little to learn from it. Rather than accepting this deficit perspective, this book strives to recognize and understand the successes that exist there by systematically documenting seven years of research into issues salient to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Science Education
Haynes, Norris M., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed.; Ensign, Jacque, Ed. – 2003
This book is for math and science teachers who are eager to find creative and stimulating ways to engage student interest and boost their academic performance. A group of contributors including both psychologists and teachers outline the principles of social emotional learning (SEL) that educators can follow to help all students achieve in the…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
Bleier, Ruth, Ed. – 1986
This collection of papers explores the nature of contemporary science and attempts to further a view of science that is "different, better, feminist, and emancipating." Most of the papers were presented in their original form at a symposium, Feminist Perspectives on Science, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in April, 1985. Included are: (1)…
Descriptors: College Science, Females, Feminism, Higher Education