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Valcke, Jennifer, Ed.; Wilkinson, Robert, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017
This book offers a collection of original papers showing how Higher education institutions have coped with changing the language of instruction. It points out that Higher education institutions have undergone radical change in the past decades; of which the shift to English-medium instruction, as well as bi- or plurilingual programmes, is one…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quality Assurance, College Faculty
Margic, Branka Drljaca; Vodopija-Krstanovic, Irena – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017
English-medium instruction (EMI) is a complex educational innovation and a prerequisite for active participation in the process of internationalizing academia. Given its impact on today's universities, it is crucial that EMI should be effectively and responsibly implemented. This book draws on a range of theoretical and empirical insights to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
Potsi, Autoanneta – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
This book explores the Capability Approach (CA) as an alternative critical lens through which to regard early childhood education (ECE) curricula. The CA framework is a counter narrative to the narrow instrumentalism that reduces education to a mere process of academic skills acquisition for a future workplace. Primarily the book draws on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Ability, Curriculum Design
Justice, Sean – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
"Learning to Teach in the Digital Age" tells the story of a group of K-12 teachers as they began to connect with digital making and learning pedagogies. Guiding questions at the heart of this qualitative case study asked how teaching practices engaged with and responded to the maker movement and digital making and learning tools and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multiple Literacies, Interviews, Networks
Egetenmeyer, Regina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
This volume presents comparisons of adult education and lifelong learning with a focus on educational policies, professionalization in adult education, participation in adult learning and education, quality in adult education, and educational guidance and counselling. The essays are based on comparisons discussed at the international Winter School…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
Tobin, Joseph, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
A significant and growing percentage of the children enrolled in early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs in Europe and the United States are children of recent im/migrants. For most young (3-5 years old) children of parents who have come from other countries, ECEC settings are the first context in which they come face to face with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Immigrants
Berner, Esther, Ed.; Gonon, Philipp, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
Understanding today's Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems requires a comprehension of the rise and development, i.e. of the foundations of topical VET. This book provides a comparative view of its development in Europe. The contributions of renowned authors give insight into conceptual questions, cases, and challenges in this field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Educational History
Shiller, Jessica T. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
Since the year 2000, the population of people of color and of poor families in the suburbs has been rapidly increasing, making these areas far more diverse than they were a generation ago. Along with the increase in diversity has come re-segregation, leaving some schools with very high concentrations of low-income students and students of color,…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, School Segregation
Delanoy, Werner, Ed.; Eisenmann, Maria, Ed.; Matz, Frauke, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2015
"Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom" provides a comprehensive, in-depth and state-of-the-art introduction to literature learning in EFL contexts. Paying attention to both theoretical and practical concerns, the study focuses on a wide range of literary genres, different age and ability groups and new topics for literature…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Literature, Teaching Methods, Literacy
Gorlewski, Julie A., Ed.; Gorlewski, David A., Ed.; Hopkins, Jed, Ed.; Porfilio, Brad J., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
In our work as educators, we all aspire to be effective. We also aspire to be wise. If teachers are to represent and advocate for education, we must become the stewards of a discourse that nurtures education's possibilities. This book explores how teacher dispositions are defined, developed, cultivated, and assessed. The authors in the volume…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness
Smyth, John; Down, Barry; McInerney, Peter; Hattam, Robert – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
John Smyth's remarkable body of writing, research and scholarship has spanned four decades, and the urgency of our times makes it imperative to look in some depth at the breadth of his research and its trajectory, in order to see how we can connect, extend, build and enrich our understandings from it. Possibly the single most unique aspect to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scholarship, Listening, Advocacy
Quinn, Molly – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
What makes for peace as lived? What images of peace issue from examination of daily experience? What can be gleaned from reflection upon the topic for the meanings and makings of peace in our world? Considering that to work for peace, we must begin with ourselves and with our children, Molly Quinn addresses these questions through her own life and…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies
Kupetz, Rita, Ed.; Becker, Carmen, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an established approach to support multilingualism in Europe by teaching various school subjects in an additional language. The practices used, however, vary considerably. Our book considers this diversity by looking at CLIL scenarios, defined as learning environments supporting content learning,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Coulter, Bob – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
Place-based education offers a compelling opportunity to engage students in the life of their community. More than just taking a field trip, participants in a place-based project make sustained efforts to make a difference and learn basic skills along the way. Academic concepts come to life as real-world problems are investigated from a local…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Student Participation, Ownership, Teacher Role
Unsworth, Len, Ed.; Thomas, Angela, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014
"English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy: Interpreting and Authoring Digital Multimedia Narratives" is about the fusion of media and narrative, and explores theoretical and practical dimensions of young people's engagement with contemporary forms of text. It showcases a range of critical interpretative approaches for integrating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Films
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