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Scott, Peter, Ed.; Gallacher, Jim, Ed.; Parry, Gareth, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2017
The landscapes of higher education have been changing rapidly, with enormous growths in participation rates in many countries across the world, and major developments and changes within institutions. But the languages that we need to conceptualise and understand these changes have not been keeping pace. The central argument in this book is that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Language Usage, College Role
Derewianka, Beverly; Jones, Pauline – Oxford University Press, 2016
Language is at the heart of the learning process. We learn through language. Our knowledge about the world is constructed in language-the worlds of home and the community, the worlds of school subjects, the worlds of literature, the worlds of the workplace, and so on. It is through language that we interact with others and build our identities.…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Language Usage, Instructional Design, Reading Material Selection
Cunningham, David S., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2015
Seeking to deepen current scholarly engagement with vocational exploration in both theory and practice, "At This Time and In This Place" champions the themes of calling and vocation as key elements of effective undergraduate education. Growing out of a year-long seminar sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and its Network for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Occupations, Undergraduate Study, Reflection
Luiselli, James K., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2014
Through contributions from top leaders in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), "Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder" examines the ASD research literature, discusses procedural implications, and makes recommendations for future practice and inquiry. It combines the most recent developments in established practices with newer and…
Descriptors: Children, Youth, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Kirp, David L. – Oxford University Press, 2013
No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It cannot start from scratch, and it cannot fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can only serve a tiny minority of students. Whether we like it or not, most of our youngsters will continue to be educated in mainstream public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Change, School Effectiveness
Wehmeyer, Michael L., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2013
Roughly 54 million people with disabilities live in the U.S., and there are many more millions of people with disabilities around the world. Not surprisingly, differences among and between people with disabilities are often as notable as differences between people with and without disabilities. While the lack of homogeneity among people with…
Descriptors: Psychology, Disabilities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Special Education
Gnanakan, Ken – Oxford University Press, 2012
This book upholds the idea of learning and education as a means to individual development and social empowerment. It presents a holistic picture, looking at learning as an integral part of one's social and physical life. Strongly differing from existing classroom perspectives, the book analyses integrated learning at its broadest possible…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Holistic Approach, Role of Education, Individual Development
Carter, Prudence L. – Oxford University Press, 2012
What are the features of the school environment that make students' of color incorporation greater at some schools than at others? Prudence L. Carter seeks to answer this basic but bedeviling question through a rich comparative analysis of the organizational and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Organizational Climate, Group Dynamics
Kadushin, Charles – Oxford University Press, 2012
Despite the swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science, there is no book that provides a thorough general introduction for the serious reader. "Understanding Social Networks" fills that gap by explaining the big ideas that underlie the social network phenomenon.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Social Science Research, Best Practices
Orgeron, Devin, Ed.; Orgeron, Marsha, Ed.; Streible, Dan, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2011
A vastly influential form of film-making seen by millions of people, educational films provide a catalog of twentieth century preoccupations and values. As a medium of instruction and guidance, they held a powerful cultural position, producing knowledge both inside and outside the classroom. This is the first collection of essays to address this…
Descriptors: Instructional Films, Cultural Activities, Case Studies, United States History
Ginsberg, Benjamin – Oxford University Press, 2011
Until very recently, American universities were led mainly by their faculties, which viewed intellectual production and pedagogy as the core missions of higher education. Today, as Benjamin Ginsberg warns in this eye-opening, controversial book, "deanlets"--administrators and staffers often without serious academic backgrounds or experience--are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Affirmative Action, Educational Experience
Fellowes, Janet; Oakley, Grace – Oxford University Press, 2011
"Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education" is a comprehensive textbook for all students studying literacy and language subjects in early childhood education and primary degrees. Covering an age range from 0 to 8 years the book encompasses the four main early childhood contexts of: the family and community; childcare; the pre-school years,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Textbooks, Literacy
Blaise, Mindy; Nuttal, Joce – Oxford University Press, 2011
"Learning to Teach in the Early Years Classroom" helps teacher education students understand the complexities of teaching in early years' classrooms. It integrates research and theory with practice through vignettes, based on authentic classroom case studies, in order to show students how educators make decisions and achieve expected outcomes.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum
Hammel, Alice; Hourigan, Ryan – Oxford University Press, 2011
A practical guide & reference manual, "Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs" addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Public Education
Warren, Mark R.; Mapp, Karen L. – Oxford University Press, 2011
The persistent failure of public schooling in low-income communities constitutes one of our nation's most pressing civil rights and social justice issues. Many school reformers recognize that poverty, racism, and a lack of power held by these communities undermine children's education and development, but few know what to do about it. "A…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Low Income Groups, Democracy
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