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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99
It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99
This complex case study of an urban American high school offers an in-depth look at race, socioeconomic status, and interpersonal relationships. Unique in its use of historical, quantitative, and qualitative data, as well as theory, it will serve as an excellent source linking theory and practice in both education and sociology courses. more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 38.00
Become an effective adult educator by approaching teaching systematically As the author describes at the beginning of Creating Courses for Adults, "The big idea of this book is that education for adults has to be designed." Whether in basic skills training, English language classes, professional development workshops, personal interest courses,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles? pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed,... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95
This workbook expands upon the authors? Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide to present the most effective approaches, strategies, and practical guidelines to help alleviate social and communication problems in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Complements the best-selling Teaching Children with Autism to... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 70.00
Adults with busy lifestyles, whatever their education level or employment situation, may well ask why they should resume learning. The reality is that the changing requirements of knowledge-based societies, skill shortages and the increasing importance of civil participation and social cohesion drive the need to continually update adults' skills and... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 39.00
Lifelong learning is not yet a reality for all. Economic and financial factors continue to limit opportunities in ways that are neither efficient nor equitable. Part of the problem is that our societies still have the habit of viewing learning as something for the young, something that is state supported. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00
Across both the industrialised and the developing worlds, educators have high hopes for information and communications technology (ICT). ICT has been seen as a potentially powerful tool for raising educational performance and increasing access to learning by the disadvantaged. Can it live up to these hopes? And does it have particular relevance to... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 19.00
OECD in Figures is OECD's pocket data book. It contains key data on OECD countries, ranging from economic growth and employment to trade and migration. There are comparable tables on the environment, science and public finances. For added perspective, OECD in Figures includes a selection of graphs, giving snapshots on subjects such as... more...