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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00
Earthquakes and other natural disasters are unpredictable, destructive, and often deadly. In developed and developing countries alike, the cost in human life and infrastructure is very high. The danger to schools is of particular concern, given the concentration of young people attending them, and schools' broader role in communities -- not the least... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 67.00
Earthquake-prone communities need earthquake-resistant schools. In 2002, a primary school in San Giuliano, Italy, collapsed killing 29 children and one teacher. In May 2003, a medium-sized earthquake in the city of Bingöl, Turkey, caused the collapse of three new schools and a dormitory, killing many children as they slept. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 22.00
As individuals and nations increasingly recognize that high levels of knowledge and skills are essential to their success, spending on education is increasingly considered an investment in the collective as well as individual future. Investment in human capital has thus moved to centre stage in the strategies of WEI countries to promote economic... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 42.00
OECD countries are increasingly referred to as "network societies". This brings to the fore questions about educational networks: to what extent can they replace cumbersome bureaucracies as forms of management and as sources of innovation and professionalism? Some, such as Professor Michael Barber in this volume, predict the demise of large, slow-changing public... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 84.00
In the last decade, we have witnessed new forms of cross-border post-secondary education. These forms not only include international student mobility, but also the mobility of educational programmes and institutions across borders. Until now, however, there has been no comprehensive account of these activities at the global level. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 26.00
Cross-border education is undergoing new and growing developments such as e-learning, for-profit providers, joint campuses and transnational consortia. These changes are challenging existing national quality assurance and accreditation frameworks and agencies. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 81.00
Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education. The 2004 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 39.00
Formative assessment ? the frequent assessments of student progress to identify learning needs and shape teaching ? has become a prominent issue in education reform. The achievement gains associated with formative assessment have been described as "among the largest ever reported for educational interventions". more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95
This volume provides a unique insight into current understanding of a range of issues central to any analysis and evaluation of market-like systems in schooling, including: * Diversity and hierarchy amongst schools * Parental criteria for choosing schools * The differential impact on advantaged and disadvantaged families * National and international... more...