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  • OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Netherlands 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 56.00

    How can student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation bring about real gains in performance across a country’s school system? This review report for the Netherlands provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the Dutch evaluation and assessment framework in education,... more...

  • International Summit on the Teaching Profession Equity, Excellence and Inclusiveness in Educationby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 34.00

    Excellence in education without equity risks leading to large economic and social disparities; equity in education at the expense of quality is a meaningless aspiration. The most advanced education systems now set ambitious goals for all students, focusing on both excellence and equity. They also equip their teachers with the pedagogic skills that... more...

  • Finanzmathematik für Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerby Peter Albrecht; Sören Jensen; Christoph Mayer; Marcus Roel; Patrick Schneider

    Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag für Wirtschaft Steuern Recht GmbH 2014; US$ 222.78

    Finanzmathematik anschaulich vermittelt. Von Zinsmodellen über Renten-, Kurs- und Renditerechnung bis hin zu Investmentanwendungen vermittelt das Lehrbuch alle notwendigen Grundlagen. Zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben schlagen die Brücke zur Praxis. Dabei schärfen Rechenbeispiele mit alternativen Lösungswegen den Sinn für eine gezielte Herangehensweise. In... more...

  • Standing the Heatby Joseph Hegarty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    Make sure your culinary arts students are prepared for the “real world!” Standing the Heat: Assuring Curriculum Quality in Culinary Arts and Gastronomy chronicles the creation and development of an undergraduate degree program in culinary arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Written by the head of the institute's School of Culinary Arts and... more...

  • TALIS TALIS 2013 Resultsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 112.00

    How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today’s schools?  The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools. TALIS aims to provide valid, timely and comparable... more...

  • PISA PISA 2012 Resultsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 70.00

    This third volume of PISA 2012 results explores students’ engagement with and at school, their drive and motivation to succeed, and the beliefs they hold about themselves as mathematics learners. The volume identifies the students who are at particular risk of having low levels of engagement in, and holding negative dispositions towards, school... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: A Skills beyond School Review of Israelby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. This report on Israel examines what type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economy,  how programmes should be funded,  how theyshould be linked to academic and university programmes and how employers... more...

  • Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africaby Hiroyuki Hino; Gustav Ranis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based policy choices that could contribute to solving the problem... more...

  • Creating a Learning Societyby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Bruce C. Greenwald; Philippe Aghion; Kenneth J. Arrow; Robert M. Solow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries... more...

  • How Concepts Solve Management Problemsby M. Metcalfe

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book offers a process for conceiving solutions to complex, wicked, messy, swampy or socio-technical problems. When charged with complex problem solving, a useful set of concepts needs to emerge, be agreed, and acted upon. Using relevant examples and solution mapping, Mike Metcalfe explains how pragmatic philosophy can be used as a process for... more...