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Andere, Eduardo – Oxford University Press, 2020
In 100 years as a nation-state, Finland has become the world's benchmark for quality in school education. Despite the fact that Finland is consistently top ranked by international performance measures, the country continues to rapidly change their curriculum and educational policies. This book documents these main curricula changes, telling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Khachatryan, George A. – Oxford University Press, 2020
"Blended learning" is an educational approach that combines online and face-to-face components in the classroom, and it is becoming popular in American schools. But the quality of these programs is inconsistent; some are based on scientific findings on how children learn, while others lack such support. In fact, very little reliable…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Program Design, Program Implementation
Herzog, Patricia S.; Harris, Casey T.; Morimoto, Shauna A.; Barker, Shane W.; Wheeler, Jill G.; Barnum, A. Justin; Boyd, Terrance L. – Oxford University Press, 2020
The transition to adulthood is a complex process, and college is pivotal to this experience. "The Science of College" aids entering college students--and the people who support them--in navigating college successfully, with up-to-date recommendations based upon real student situations, sound social science research, and the collective…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Bound Students, Student Characteristics, Diversity (Institutional)
Hedge, Jerry W., Ed.; Carter, Gary W., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2020
"Career Pathways: From School to Retirement" brings together leading workforce researchers and practitioners to provide new perspectives on school-to-work and workplace career pathways. This groundbreaking book explains the transformations that have taken place in the workplace over the past several decades and how those transformations…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Labor Force Development, Social Change
Kirp, David – Oxford University Press, 2019
Higher education today faces a host of challenges, from quality to cost. But too little attention gets paid to a startling fact: four out of ten students -- that's more than ten percent of the entire population -- who start college drop out. The situation is particularly dire for black and Latino students, those from poor families, and those who…
Descriptors: Dropouts, At Risk Students, College Students, Minority Group Students
Tarlau, Rebecca – Oxford University Press, 2019
Over the past thirty-five years the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the largest social movements in Latin America, has become famous globally for its success in occupying land, winning land rights, and developing alternative economic enterprises for over a million landless workers. The movement has also linked education reform to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change, Land Settlement
Sahlberg, Pasi; Doyle, William – Oxford University Press, 2019
Play is how children explore, discover, fail, succeed, socialize, and flourish. It is a fundamental element of the human condition. It's the key to giving schoolchildren skills they need to succeed--skills like creativity, innovation, teamwork, focus, resilience, expressiveness, empathy, concentration, and executive function. Expert organizations…
Descriptors: Play, Well Being, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
Brennan, Jason; Magness, Phillip – Oxford University Press, 2019
Academics extol high-minded ideals, such as serving the common good and promoting social justice. Universities aim to be centers of learning that find the best and brightest students, treat them fairly, and equip them with the knowledge they need to lead better lives. But as Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness show in "Cracks in the Ivory…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethics, Universities, Incentives
Hickey, Sam, Ed.; Hossain, Naomi, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2019
Why have many developing countries that have succeeded in expanding access to education made such limited progress on improving learning outcomes? There is a growing recognition that the learning crisis constitutes a significant dimension of global inequality and also that educational outcomes in developing countries are shaped by political as…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Politics of Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality
Phan, Huy P.; Ngu, Bing H. – Oxford University Press, 2019
"Teaching, Learning and Psychology" offers comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological issues and new directions in education. With its focus on the non-deficit nature of human behaviours and positive psychology, the book emphasises the importance of appropriate pedagogical practices for effective learning. Comprehensive and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Children, Adolescents, Cognitive Development
Knoors, Harry, Ed.; Brons, Maria, Ed.; Marschark, Marc, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2019
If teachers want to educate deaf learners effectively, they have to apply evidence-informed methods and didactics with the needs of individual deaf students in mind. Education in general -- and education for deaf learners in particular -- is situated in broader societal contexts, where what works within the Western world may be quite different…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Raines, James C., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2019
Though schools have become the default mental health providers for children and adolescents, they are poorly equipped to meet the mental health needs of their students. "Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health" differs from other books that address child and adolescent psychopathology by focusing on how to help students with…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Health Services, Student Needs, Mental Disorders
Astor, Ron Avi; Benbenisthty, Rami – Oxford University Press, 2019
Since 2005, bullying, school violence, and school safety literatures have expanded dramatically in content, disciplines, and empirical studies. However, despite this massive expansion of research, there has also been a surprising lack of theoretical and empirical direction to guide efforts on how to advance basic science and practical applications…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, School Safety, Educational Environment
Baer, Ulrich – Oxford University Press, 2019
Angry debates about polarizing speakers have roiled college campuses. Conservatives accuse universities of muzzling unpopular opinions, betraying their values of open inquiry; students sympathetic to the left openly advocate against completely unregulated speech, asking for "safe spaces" and protection against visiting speakers and even…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, College Role, College Students
Schmidt, Patrick – Oxford University Press, 2019
Both in concept and in practice, policy has permeated the deepest recesses of civil society and has had particular impact on the lives of those who are actively connected to the educational process. For music teachers in particular, policy can evoke images of a forbidden environment beyond one's day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Nothing,…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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