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Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Lieberman, Ann, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Teachers are the most important single element of the education system but what does it take to create high quality teachers in today's world? Around the world, countries are struggling to understand how to change their schools to meet global demands. International comparisons have shown that schools in Finland lead the league tables, but why is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Free Enterprise System
Nutt, Diane, Ed.; Calderon, Denis, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2009
Students around the globe have unique first-year experiences but struggle with many of the same challenges. This monograph focuses on their journeys and provides insights for educators interested in learning about how institutions across the globe provide supports to students dealing with first-year transition issues. Based on the successful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Program Attitudes, College Freshmen
Pfeiffer, Steven I., Ed. – APA Books, 2017
This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections: (1) History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development; (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Theories, Talent Identification
Carr-Chellman, Alison A., Ed. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2004
"Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality" presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Written from a critical perspective, the book investigates some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Rhetoric, Distance Education, Democracy
Leigh, Duane E. – 1995
This monograph takes the perspective that increased awareness of how active labor market programs operate in other nations can substantially improve the way in which the United States deals with worker displacement. Chapter 1 considers the costs of worker displacement and how government programs designed to reduce these costs are evaluated.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Dislocated Workers