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  • Participatory Practices in Adult Educationby Pat Campbell; Barbara Burnaby

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    Although there has been a great deal of rhetoric about learner empowerment in educational and community development circles, this book is the first to offer detailed examples of successful participatory practices in adult education spanning a wide range of program settings, such as schools, institutions, communities, and the workplace. The editors... more...

  • Policy as Practiceby Margaret Sutton

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 132.00

    This volume brings together scholars working on ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. It is divided into three sections on theory, methods, and experiences, and features field experiences and case studies. more...

  • Contemporary Issues in Vocational Education and Training: An SME Perspective by Harry Matlay

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is the seventh in a series of extended features that focus specifically upon the Vocational Education and Training (VET) needs of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). It also includes a number of articles that consider pertinent aspects of Entrepreneurship Education and its impact upon graduate entrepreneurs. more...

  • Education in a Post Welfare Societyby Sally Tomlinson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    Provides a critical overview of education policy. This book demonstrates how a relatively decentralised education system became a system in which funding, teaching and curriculum are centrally controlled and privatisation encouraged. It examines the relationship of education policy to social class, race, gender and the economy. more...

  • Think Scenarios, Rethink Educationby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00

    What happens in education today will affect the lives of individuals and the health of whole communities for decades to come. Yet educational decision-making is mostly about dealing with pressing immediate issues or seeking more efficient ways of maintaining established practice, rather than about shaping the long term. How to redress the balance?... more...

  • Education Reformby Stephen J. Ball

    McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 51.00

    Builds upon Stephen J Ball's previous work in the field of education policy analysis. This book aims to show that the reforms taking place in the UK are both a form of cultural and social engineering and an attempt to recreate a fantasy education based upon myths of national identity, consensus and glory. more...

  • Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusionby Frank Coffield; Sheila Edward; Ian Finlay; Ann Hodgson; Ken Spours; Richard Steer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    How can opportunities for teaching and learning be improved to ensure that many more people participate, gain qualifications and obtain decent jobs? Will government policies enable us to achieve these goals? What new ideas do we need to ensure a more inclusive, equitable and efficient learning system? These are some of the main concerns which underlie... more...

  • Extending Educational Changeby Andy Hargreaves

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 52.95

    This volume of the International Handbook of Educational Change deals with the idea and necessity of extending change - conceptually and in action. Extending educational change means making existing approaches to educational change work more effectively in more places, and deepening our understanding sensitivity to those whose interests are at stake.... more...

  • The Roots of Educational Changeby Ann Lieberman

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 49.95

    The purpose of this first volume of the International Handbook of Educational Change is to delineate the roots of a movement toward educational change that grew up in - and grew out of - the turbulent political, social, economic and cultural life of the post-World War II years. Its authors, who helped to create and shape the field, examine their work... more...

  • International Perspectives on Teachers and Lecturers in Technical and Vocational Educationby Philipp Grollmann; Felix Rauner

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    This book provides insight into the history and current status of teaching in technical and vocational education across a broad range of countries. It contains studies of the profiles of teachers and lecturers and their educational practices in: Germany, Brazil, Denmark, China, France, Japan, Norway, Turkey, the UK and the USA. All chapters follow... more...