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  • The Link Between Health, Social Issues, and Secondary Educationby Robert Smith

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This working paper is based on a literature review and country case studies in six Sub-Saharan African countries: Eritrea, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. It looks at the role of secondary education and training in promoting health, civics and life skills among the African youth. Specifically, this study focuses on examining which... more...

  • Managing God's Higher Learningby Dong Wang

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 38.99

    As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan University made monumental strides in the education of Christian women, and it created a viable alternative to traditional Chinese models. Wang contends that Lingnan University found ways to adapt and 'layer' a Christian presence at a time when the nationalization and secularization... more...

  • Meeting the Challenges of Secondary Education in Latin America and East Asiaby Emanuela di Gropello

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    In a context of increased primary school enrollment rates, secondary education is appearing as the next big challenge for Latin American and East Asian countries. This report seeks to undertake a detailed diagnostic of secondary education in these two regions, understand some of the main constraints to the expansion and improvement of secondary education,... more...

  • Multilingualism, Cultural Identity, and Education in Moroccoby Moha Ennaji

    Springer US 2005; US$ 199.00

    In this book, I attempt to show how colonial and postcolonial political forces have endeavoured to reconstruct the national identity of Morocco, on the basis of cultural representations and ideological constructions closely related to nationalist and ethnolinguistic trends. I discuss how the issue of language is at the centre of the current cultural... more...

  • Nyansapo (The Wisdom Knot)by Kwadwo A. Okrah

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This study examines the issues of indigenous philosophies, which are embedded in different aspects of socialization process among the Akan of Ghana. The research explores the possibility of forging a new future that builds on the positive aspects of their past and present and on carefully chosen ideas, methods and technology from abroad. more...

  • The Power of Positionby Timothy Weston

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 85.00

    Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals?from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be?how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of... more...

  • Preschool in Three Cultures Revisitedby Joseph Tobin; Yeh Hsueh; Mayumi Karasawa

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin?along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa?revisits his original... more...

  • Reading Acquisition in Indiaby Purushottam G. Patel

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 52.95

    The sixth in the series on Research in Applied Linguistics, this is a ground-breaking study which presents a phonological analysis of Brahmi and its modern derivatives. It closely examines India’s ancient cultural-linguistic background, particularly the Vedic Culture of oral tradition, and relates this scholarship to current research and theory... more...

  • Reforming Higher Education in Vietnamby Grant Harman; Martin Hayden; Thanh Nghi Pham

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    Vietnam is a dynamic member of the community of Southeast Asian nations. Consistent with aspirations across the region, it is seeking to develop its higher education system as rapidly as possible. Vietnam's approach stands out, however, as being extremely ambitious. Indeed, it may be at risk of attempting to do too much too quickly. By 2020, for... more...

  • School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africaby Serge Theunynck

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa' examines the scope of the infrastructure challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and the constraints to scaling up at an affordable cost. It assesses the experiences of African countries with school planning, school facility designs, and construction techniques, procurement and implementation... more...