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Testing & Measurement

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenshipby Edward Vickers; Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize ? spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination ? have often been accompanied by determined... more...

  • Common Formative Assessments 2.0by Larry B. Ainsworth; Donald J. Viegut

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 35.95

    Assessments that improve the speed and quality of learning ? fully updated for teacher teams!   In this expanded, all-new edition, author Larry Ainsworth provides a system of intentionally aligned components (standards, instruction, assessments, and data analysis) that all work together to improve student learning.   Readers... more...

  • Five Paradigms for Educationby Ted Newell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Newell compares the fundamental assumptions of five major worldviews of education and their implications for classroom practice, incorporating history and case studies and posing questions about the limits and benefits of employing each today. more...

  • China through the Lens of Comparative Educationby Ruth Hayhoe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    In the World Library of Educationalists series , international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces ? extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions ? so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow... more...

  • The Finnish Education Mysteryby Hannu Simola

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Finnish education has been a focus of global interest since its first PISA success in 2001. After years of superficial celebration, astonishment and educational tourism, the focus has recently shifted to what is possibly the most interesting element of this Finnish success story: that Finnish schools have been effectively applying methods that go... more...

  • Handbook of Item Response Theory Modelingby Steven P. Reise; Dennis A. Revicki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 114.95

    Item response theory (IRT) has moved beyond the confines of educational measurement into assessment domains such as personality, psychopathology, and patient-reported outcomes. Classic and emerging IRT methods and applications that are revolutionizing psychological measurement, particularly for health assessments used to demonstrate treatment effectiveness,... more...

  • How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertationby David Sternberg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception... more...

  • Adult English Language Learners and Self-Assessmentby Alexandria Wolochuk

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 119.95

    This study explores the relationship between adult English-language learners’ assessment of their own language proficiency on the English Ability Questionnaire (EAQ) and their performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). It addresses aspects of developing the "autonomous" student and makes for the integration of... more...

  • Global Learning and Educationby Andrew Peterson; Paul Warwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Education and Global Citizenship offers a detailed introduction and exploration of educational issues pertaining to "global citizenship". The text encourages a critical and reflective approach, developing students? understandings of a range of theoretical and practical factors. Fresh and accessible, it covers historical and comparative perspectives... more...

  • Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijingby Myra Pong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing is a timely book that addresses the gap in the provision of basic education to migrant children in China. It examines the case of Beijing, with a focus on policy implementation at the municipal and district levels and its impacts on migrant schools and their students. Rural migrant workers... more...