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  • Global Pathways to Abolishing Physical Punishmentby Joan E. Durrant; Anne B. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book describes the unfolding of a global phenomenon: the legal prohibition of physical punishment of children. Until thirty years ago, this near-universal practice was considered appropriate, necessary and a parental right. But a paradigm shift in conceptions of childhood has led to a global movement to redefine it as violence and as a violation... more...

  • Towards Fairer University Assessmentby Nerilee Flint; Bruce Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95

    After all the hours of studying, reading and preparation, the nights spent revising and the writing and re-writing of assignments, ?success? for university students can often be represented with a single grade or digit, summing up a wide range of activities. The authors of this timely book ask how fair that assessment is. This book is about a long-ignored... more...

  • Rediscovering Apprenticeshipby Felix Rauner; Erica Smith

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 146.01

    Around the world, vocational education programs have seen a renewed interest in apprenticeships. This volume discusses that interest and analyzes from various perspectives the steps towards the implementation of innovative apprenticeship programs. more...

  • Diploma Mattersby Linda Murray

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 20.96

    In our current education system too many high school students wind up with too few choices. Students are locked into what is decided for them by a broken system. Too often, they are handed a diploma that holds an empty promise. This practical field book is filled with effective tools from The Education Trust?West. Diploma Matters helps school leaders... more...

  • Changing Schools in an Era of Globalizationby John Chi-Kin Lee; Brian J. Caldwell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Much has been written about globalization and the challenge of preparing young people for the new world of work and life in times of complexity and continuous change. However, few works have examined how globalization has and will continue to shape education in the East. This volume discusses education within the context of globalization and examines... more...

  • The Myths of Standardized Testsby Phillip Harris; Bruce M. Smith; Joan Harris; Larry Barber; Gerald W. Bracey; Tom O'Brien; Ken Jones; Gail Marshall; Susan Ohanian; Stanley Pogrow; W James Popham

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 42.99

    Much of the common knowledge about standardized tests is simply wrong, and these misunderstandings have led to the distortion of the education of children and the judgments made about them. The Myths of Standardized Tests debunks these assumptions, proposing better ways to judge the success of our schools and offering readers suggestions for ways they... more...

  • Vorbereitung auf die Welt der Arbeit in Japanby Matthias Pilz

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99

    Japan ist eine führende Industrienation und verfügt über hochqualifizierte Beschäftigte. In diesem Kontext stellt sich die Frage, wie das japanische Bildungssystem die Jugendlichen auf die Welt der Arbeit und die Anforderungen des Beschäftigungssystems vorbereitet. Vor dem Hintergrund einer im internationalen Kontext relativ geringen Jugendarbeitslosigkeit... more...

  • Passing the Numeracy Skills Testby Mr Mark Patmore

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 17.95

    All trainee teachers hoping to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) need to pass a computerised numeracy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics, and can apply these in their work. This book outlines the test requirements and explains the essential... more...

  • Learning Storiesby Margaret Carr; Wendy Lee

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 37.00

    This text shows how learning stories can help create learner identities and affect education, pedagogy and learning. more...

  • Beyond the Comparativeby John C. Weidman; W. James Jacob

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 49.99

    We are pleased to introduce this inaugural volume in the PSCIE Series?Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and Its Application to Practice?which expands on the life work of University of Pittsburgh Professor Rolland G. Paulston (1929-2006). Recognized as a stalwart in the field of comparative and international education, Paulston?s most widely... more...