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Pine, Nancy – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
In her groundbreaking book, Educating Young Giants, Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts has left youth in the United States and China ill-equipped for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Transporting us into Chinese elementary and high school classrooms, Pine, a U.S.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Maguire, Meg; Wooldridge, Tim; Pratt-Adams, Simon – Open University Press, 2006
This book offers an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and contributions of urban primary schools. The authors set urban education in the wider social context of structural disadvantage, poverty, oppression and exclusion, and reassert some critical urban educational concerns. Recognizing that practice needs to be informed by theory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Youth, Social Environment, Social Class
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Jurmo, Paul – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article presents a case study of a five-year English-literacy project carried out in primary and middle schools in the Pacific island nation of Tonga from 2012 to 2017. It summarizes why and how the project was begun; the activities carried out by Peace Corps Volunteers and Tongan partners; its objectives; and the products, procedures, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English (Second Language)
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Heine, Hilda – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2006
The relationship between good teaching and student achievement elevates the importance of teacher quality in the eyes of parents, educators, and policymakers. While some teachers may have a special gift to help students learn, good teaching encompasses critical elements, such as knowledge of the learning process, child development, teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Governing Boards, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Parker-Jenkins, Marie; Glenn, Meli; Janmaat, Jan Germen – UCL IOE Press, 2014
In what ways do Jewish and Muslim faith schools in Britain play a role in promoting and contributing to community cohesion? What 21st-century skills around intercultural understanding do they foster? This book examines the nuances of faith in school settings and draws on a case study of Jewish and Muslim faith schools. The authors show how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Jews, Judaism
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) U.S. Senators Harkin and Enzi Release Draft Language to Revise NCLB: Senate Committee to Consider Draft Containing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Aid, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
Imison, Tamsyn, Ed.; Heilbronn, Ruth, Ed.; Williams, Liz, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2013
Schools in England are radically changing their organization and governance, casting aside the founding principle of the 1944 Education Act that education is a public service and abandoning the ideal of education as nurturing a sense of community. This book presents a portrait of a successful comprehensive school, between the years 1980 and 2000.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Kember, Deborah; Brandenburg, Tony; Murphy, Angela – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
The ACCE position statement for creating media enriched learning communities targets all stakeholders in educational policy and practice who influence the future of learning, schools, and systems. Stakeholders include policy-makers in government, national and international organisations, professional networks and institutions, school leaders,…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Building Design, Educational Change, Educational Policy
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
This report explores the factors and conditions that could help more students succeed at school despite challenging socio-economic backgrounds. It does this by studying resilient students and what sets them apart from their less successful peers. Understanding how educational systems can support disadvantaged students and help them "beat the…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Success
Crysdale, Stewart; King, Alan J. C.; Mandell, Nancy – 1999
This book examines the factors responsible for the difficulties being experienced by many young Canadians trying to find permanent jobs in a growing economy and explains how Canadian youths can make the best use of the opportunities offered by academic and other programs to find a satisfying life in the workforce. The following are among the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "The High Cost of High School Dropouts": New Alliance Brief Says Dropouts from the Class of 2009 Represent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Education Work Relationship, Dropouts
Maeroff, Gene I. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention it deserves and needs. In his latest book, education expert Gene Maeroff takes a hard look at early learning and the primary grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Usman, Lantana – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In recent years, educational policies for boys have not been given as much attention as those for girls in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural Nigerian nomadic boys are especially disadvantaged, considering their livelihood is based on a pastoral economy that demands constant migration to interior grasslands in search of pasture. For a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Learning Theories
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
Work-based education (WBE), including traditional vocational education and other career-focused programs, was an important curricular component in American schools for most of the 20th century. The 1990s was a period of substantial change for work-based education (WBE). Spurred on by a concern about the international competitiveness of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Tech Prep, Education Work Relationship
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