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  • Raising Student Learning in Latin Americaby Emiliana Vegas

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99

    In the effort to meet enrollment targets for compulsory education in Latin America, the drive to achieve universal coverage seems to have left education quality behind. In the face of meager student performance, understanding what and how students are learning have emerged as salient issues facing policy makers in a region that has already achieved... more...

  • L' Université en réseau - Soupleby Lucia Ferretti

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1994; US$ 18.75

    Aboutissement des idéaux et des contraintes de deux générations de Québécois, celle de l'Après-guerre puis celle de la Révolution tranquille, l'Université du Québec est d'emblée une institution inscrite à la fois dans une tendance commune des pays occidentaux et au coeur d'une évolution... more...

  • Chileby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 92.00

    Education has been a central priority for Chile since the return of a democratic government in 1990. Thanks to a sustained economic growth and a commitment to increasing public investment in education, Chile has made a number of key improvements to the education system during this period. more...

  • Incentives to Improve Teachingby Emiliana Vegas

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99

    Latin America faces tremendous challenges, particularly those of development, poverty, and inequality. Education is widely recognized as one of the most critical means of defeating these challenges. Democratizing education, by improving both its coverage and quality, is critical to overcoming the social and economic inequality that plagues Latin America.... more...

  • Recollections of Waterloo Collegeby Flora Roy

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 14.95

    When Flora Roy accepted a teaching position at Waterloo College in 1948, she imagined it would be a temporary posting until she finished her dissertation and returned to Toronto or another large Canadian university. Little did she know that, as head of the English department, she would stay on and find herself involved in local controversies. ... more...

  • Radical Campusby Hugh Johnston

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 31.95

    This engaging history of a university—and an era—traces the formative years of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. SFU was born in a period of ferment and flux, when ideas about education were changing so rapidly and the western world was starting to feel the impact of student activism, the Civil Rights movement and opposition to the Vietnam War.... more...

  • Crisis and Hopeby Gustavo Fischman; Stephen Ball; Silvina Gvirtz

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 160.00

    This book seeks to offer the most up-to-date and relevant sample of contemporary research on Latin American education, by inviting the reader to understand the complexities, heterogenetics, nightmares, dreams, crisis and promises of education in the region. more...

  • Higher Education in Latin Americaby Hans de Wit

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 29.99

    The international dimension of higher education is a theme that is getting more priority on the agenda of institutions of higher education, national governments, and regional and international organizations. The globalization of our economies and societies has an impact on our higher education sector, in the same way as higher education through its... more...

  • Meeting the Challenges of Secondary Education in Latin America and East Asiaby Emanuela di Gropello

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    In a context of increased primary school enrollment rates, secondary education is appearing as the next big challenge for Latin American and East Asian countries. This report seeks to undertake a detailed diagnostic of secondary education in these two regions, understand some of the main constraints to the expansion and improvement of secondary education,... more...

  • Reconstructing Educationby Greta Hofman Nemiroff

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 33.95

    Drawing on elements of progressive education, existential theory, feminist pedagogy, and values education, critical humanism combines the holistic-psychological concerns of humanistic education with the sociopolitical contextualization of critical pedagogy. Developed over the past seventeen years in one of North America's most experimental postsecondary... more...