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  • Measuring Quality of Undergraduate Education in Japanby

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book explores how the global trend of quality assurance in higher education is related to the boom of measuring learning outcomes in Japan. It also presents a comparative study in higher education policy between Japan and the US, examining how both countries have reacted to the demands of globalization. This comparative view will help readers... more...

  • School Leadership in the Context of Standards-Based Reformby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    Standards-based assessments of educational institutions have long been excoriated by academics and practitioners, who assume the pervasiveness of US and UK models. This valuable contribution to the literature explodes this myth and reveals their heterogeneity. more...

  • Multicultural Science Educationby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book focuses on science teacher education issues related to preparing and working with science teachers of under-served and under-represented student populations. It offers practical applications that will help promote equity and social justice. more...

  • Secondary Analysis of the TIMSS Databy

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 79.95

    Preface. Part 1: Introduction. 1. TIMSS in Context: Assessment, Monitoring, and Moving Targets; H. Wagemaker. 2. TIMSS: A Brief Overview of the Study; D.F. Robitaille, A.E. Beaton. Part 2: Focus on Mathematics. 3. Analyzing Student Responses in Mathematics Using Two-Digit Rubrics; J.A. Dossey, et al. 4. From SIMS to TIMSS: Trends in Student's... more...

  • Leading Student Assessmentby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    This book presents a new and refreshing look at student assessment from the perspective of leading educational theorists, researchers, and practitioners. The authors call for boundary-breaking assessment that reflects clear understandings of the purposes of assessment, a balance of assessment creativity and realism, the ability to detect solutions... more...

  • School Leadership Effects Revisitedby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 49.95

    This highly detailed study maps four decades of evolution of the concept of what constitutes effective school leadership. It analyses the theoretical background to these developments and advocates the utility of thinking of a ?lean? form of school leadership that is comparable to the concept of ?meta-control?. A wide-ranging survey of the empirical... more...

  • Changing Educational Landscapesby

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 159.00

    Changing Educational Landscapes offers a comprehensive overview of the state of educational affairs across the globe. Current issues of debate are analyzed from a variety of perspectives, providing a current snapshot of the field of comparative education. more...

  • Perspectives on Educational Qualityby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 49.95

    Defining ?education quality? is highly complex, a fact this book recognizes. It does, though, present a conceptual framework that makes quality amenable to empirical analysis, with, effectiveness, efficiency and system responsiveness among the key indicators. more...

  • Beobachtung in der Schule ? Beobachten lernenby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 19.95

    Beobachtungen von Pädagogen und Pädagoginnen in der Schule entfalten Wirkungen. In ihnen und mit ihnen werden Bilder von Kindern und Jugendlichen, von Schülerinnen und Schülern erzeugt, vor deren Hintergrund pädagogisches Handeln stattfindet und pädagogische Entscheidungen gefällt werden. Beobachtungen sind also Teil der alltäglichen pädagogischen... more...

  • Designing Assessment for Quality Learningby

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book discusses how to use assessment to improve learning and to engage with accountability priorities at all levels. It describes efforts to move from a focus on assessment as measurement towards assessment as central in efforts to improve learning. more...