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Chow, Lee-Tat; Yang, Peidong – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
In this article, the reviewers, Lee-Tat Chow and Peidong Yang compare and contrast "Desiring TESOL and international education," by Raqib Chowdhury and Phan Le-Ha, London, Multilingual Matters, 2014, 288 pp., £29.95 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-783-09147-8 with "Transnational education crossing 'Asia' and 'the West'," by Phan LeHa,…
Descriptors: International Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article reviews two recent books on the rising use of digital data in schools and university education, reflecting on areas of further research, analysis, and action. The books discussed are: (1) "The datafication of primary and early years education: playing with numbers," by A. Bradbury and G. Roberts-Holmes, London, Routledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Apple, Michael W. – Educational Policy, 2017
In England, we might say that "the Empire has come home." This means that while racism and the processes of racialization are indeed extraordinarily powerful, there will not only be strong similarities between say the United States and England but also significant differences in how these things play out both now and in the past. This is…
Descriptors: Race, Social Class, Educational Strategies, Blacks
Fallah, Soraya; Moradian, Cklara – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to review and critique a groundbreaking research report. The research article under review in this paper is: "A Big Apple for Educators: New York City's Experiment with Schoolwide Performance Bonuses: Final Evaluation Report" (see ED521920). In 2007-08, a program called the Schoolwide Performance Bonus…
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Program Effectiveness
Thoemmes, Felix; Liao, Wang; Jin, Ze – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2017
This article describes the analysis of regression-discontinuity designs (RDDs) using the R packages rdd, rdrobust, and rddtools. We discuss similarities and differences between these packages and provide directions on how to use them effectively. We use real data from the Carolina Abecedarian Project to show how an analysis of an RDD can be…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Research Design, Robustness (Statistics), Computer Software
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Rankin, Tom – Second Language Research, 2017
This review evaluates two recent anthologies that survey research at the intersection of cognitive psychological investigations of (working) memory and issues in second language (L2), and bilingual processing and acquisition. The volumes cover similar ground by outlining the theoretical underpinnings of models of (working) memory as well as…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Lehmann, Wolfgang – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article reviews three books: (1) "Access to Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges" (edited by A. Mountford-Zimdars and N. Harrison); (2) "Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity" (L. Antonucci); and (3) "Higher Education, Social Class and Social Mobility:…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Social Class
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Tippelt, Rudolf – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
In this review, Rudolf Tippelt focuses on two central comparative educational publications that compare the English and German education systems under specific historical perspectives: (1) Lenhart V, "Die erste Schrift zur vergleichenden Erziehungswissenschaft"/"The First Treatise in Comparative Education." Fredericus Augustus…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Huber, Mary Taylor – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
What happens to public colleges and universities when confidence in the value of public institutions wanes? Nothing good, to judge from two new books whose titles telegraph the tale: "The Great Mistake," by Christopher Newfield and "Austerity Blues," by Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier. This article discusses how the authors…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Tuition, Debt (Financial)
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Taylor, Kathleen; Marienau, Catherine – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Over the last decade, Eleanor Drago-Severson has authored or coauthored four books on adult learning as key to leadership development in schools. organizations--is evident in each of the publications. The titles include the following: (1) "Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development"; (2) "Leading…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development
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Radloff, Jeffrey – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
In this paper, I present a critical review of the recent book, "On Teaching the Nature of Science: Perspectives and Resources," written by Douglas Allchin (2013). This publication presents an in-depth examination of the nature of science construct, as well as instruction for educators about how to teach it effectively utilizing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Cardany, Audrey Berger – General Music Today, 2016
In this article, I review two books that address the power of music for the individual and group. Both books address the benefits of making, learning, and listening to music during times of conflict. The first brief review is David McPhail's picture book "Mole Music." The second is "Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Secondary School Students, Music Teachers
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Kimball, Bruce A. – Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Kimball begins this essay by comparing the start of the "golden age" of liberal arts education as the period between about 1950 and 1975 when American higher education's revenue and enrollments of colleges and universities grew enormously. During the subsequent silver age of academe, ending in the Great Recession of 2008-2009,…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational History, Higher Education, Humanities Instruction
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
In the age of self-checkout machines and entire television networks devoted to do-it-yourself home improvement projects, the DIY ethic seems to be around to stay. The desire to be self-sufficient and use one's time more efficiently is hard to pass up, especially for busy academic librarians. This column is devoted to resources that not only…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Resources, Library Services, Web Sites
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Cooling, Trevor – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2014
In this article, author Trevor Cooling presents a review of three books that disseminate recent research on religious schools. The first, "Leadership and Religious Schools: International Perspectives and Challenges," edited by Michael T. Buchanan, is an edited volume of essays about leadership in religious schools. Editor Michael…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Parochial Schools, Book Reviews, Leadership
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