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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95
There was once agreement that education was too important to be left to politicians; now the view is that education is too important to be left to teachers. Whereas the curriculum and syllabus were previously the concern of the professionals, the government now distrusts these professionals. This has resulted in the Secretary for State assuming massive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
This challenging, hard-hitting book is about making schooling relevant to modern society. It starts from the premise that our present education system is ill equipped to serve students and society in the twenty-first century. In a series of positive yet powerful and provocative chapters, the authors look at critical issues shaping schools today, with... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 112.00
The aim of the Stability Pact is to strengthen countries in South Eastern Europe in their efforts to foster peace, democracy, human rights, social development, economic prosperity and a favourable environment for sustainable security, in order to achieve stability in the region. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 132.00
This volume brings together scholars working on ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. It is divided into three sections on theory, methods, and experiences, and features field experiences and case studies. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00
What happens in education today will affect the lives of individuals and the health of whole communities for decades to come. Yet educational decision-making is mostly about dealing with pressing immediate issues or seeking more efficient ways of maintaining established practice, rather than about shaping the long term. How to redress the balance?... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00
Provides a critical overview of education policy. This book demonstrates how a relatively decentralised education system became a system in which funding, teaching and curriculum are centrally controlled and privatisation encouraged. It examines the relationship of education policy to social class, race, gender and the economy. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 51.00
Builds upon Stephen J Ball's previous work in the field of education policy analysis. This book aims to show that the reforms taking place in the UK are both a form of cultural and social engineering and an attempt to recreate a fantasy education based upon myths of national identity, consensus and glory. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 52.95
This volume of the International Handbook of Educational Change deals with the idea and necessity of extending change - conceptually and in action. Extending educational change means making existing approaches to educational change work more effectively in more places, and deepening our understanding sensitivity to those whose interests are at stake.... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 49.95
The purpose of this first volume of the International Handbook of Educational Change is to delineate the roots of a movement toward educational change that grew up in - and grew out of - the turbulent political, social, economic and cultural life of the post-World War II years. Its authors, who helped to create and shape the field, examine their work... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 42.00
This review of education policies in Turkey takes place at a critical point in the nations history. An improving economy, greater governmental continuity and a more stable social environment, coupled with the extraordinary challenge of Turkeys candidacy for EU accession, provide an unprecedented opportunity for a new phase of education... more...