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Blummer, Barbara, Ed.; Kenton, Jeffrey M., Ed.; Wiatrowski, Michael, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As the world becomes more navigable, opportunities arise for people to live in different countries and for students to study internationally. Such capabilities require universities and other institutions of higher learning to accommodate cultural diversity. "Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
Byram, Michael, Ed.; Golubeva, Irina, Ed.; Hui, Han, Ed.; Wagner, Manuela, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2016
The contributors to this volume have collaborated to present their work on introducing competences in intercultural communication and citizenship into foreign language education. The book examines how learners and teachers think about citizenship and interculturality, and shows how teachers and researchers from primary to university education can…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Citizenship, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Instruction
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Shahriar, Ambreen, Ed.; Syed, Ghazal Kazim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
The pursuit of higher education has become increasingly popular among students of many different backgrounds and cultures. As these students embark on higher learning, it is imperative for educators and universities to be culturally sensitive to their differing individualities. "Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Awareness
Conteh, Jean, Ed.; Meier, Gabriela, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2014
Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the 'multilingual turn' in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy, and practice in the fields of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Day, Christopher, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The International Handbook of Teacher and School Development brings together a collection of research and evidence-based authoritative writings which focus on international teacher and school development. Drawing on research from 18 countries across 7 continents, the 40 chapters are grouped into 10 themes which represent key aspects of teacher and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Expectation, Teaching (Occupation), Accountability
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2013
This is the fourth biennial report to Congress on the implementation of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act's" Title III State Formula Grant Program (also known as the English Language Acquisition State Grants Program). This report provides information reported by states to the U.S. Department of Education regarding services…
Descriptors: State Aid, Grants, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency
OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
Barnett, W. Steven; Epstein, Dale J.; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Ackerman, Debra J.; Friedman, Allison H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010
The "2010 State Preschool Yearbook" is the eighth in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2009-2010 school year. The first report in this series focused on programs for the 2001-2002 school year and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Goh, Tiong Thye, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Multiplatform e-learning systems are emerging technologies that provide integrated learning content to various accessing devices. This book addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences of the future that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e-learning system. With expert international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology, Management Systems
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Glander, Mark – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This documentation is for the provisional version 2a file of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey for School Year (SY) 2013-14. It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and access the data file.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Surveys, State Departments of Education, Public Schools
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Kilfeather, Paula; O'Leary, Michael; Varley, Janet – Irish Educational Studies, 2006
This article describes a four-year project undertaken to develop a set of performance tasks that could be used for assessing hands-on science in Irish primary schools. It begins by considering some of the literature on performance assessment and concludes with a discussion on the potential of the tasks to support teaching and learning in science.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Evaluation, Hands on Science
Barnett, W. Steven; Carolan, Megan E.; Fitzgerald, Jen; Squires, James H. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2011
The "2011 State Preschool Yearbook" is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest "Yearbook" presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2010-2011 school year as well as documenting a decade of progress since the first…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Adelman, Cliff; Ewell, Peter; Gaston, Paul; Schneider, Carol Geary – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2011
Through this document, Lumina Foundation for Education offers a "Degree Qualifications Profile," a tool that can help transform U.S. higher education. A Degree Profile--or qualifications framework--illustrates clearly what students should be expected to know and be able to do once they earn their degrees--at any level. This Degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Profiles, Qualifications, Academic Degrees
Wyse, Dominic, Ed.; Andrews, Richard, Ed.; Hoffman, James, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Edited by three authorities in the field, this "Handbook" presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Spelling
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
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