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- Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95
The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams— where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 34.95
New Labours policies have severely damaged education in England. This book explores alternative, genuinely transformative conceptions of leadership and learning and explains how they could become the foundation for improving our schools. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
Build a strong afterschool program that increases learning while incorporating standards! Research shows that participation in structured afterschool programs holds huge benefits for children?s academic and social development. But how can school principals create programs that help maximize student proficiency? This book holds the answers. Based... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Their discussion of threats to freedom traverses a wide disciplinary and institutional, political... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 26.01
Berufsbildungsforschung ist stark von Fragen der Praxis und der Politik geprägt. Hinter den tagesaktuellen Themen - etwa des nationalen Qualifikationsrahmens, des Ausbildungsplatzangebots, der Evaluationsforschung etc. - stehen aber in der Regel grundlegendere Fragestellungen, denen in der zumeist auftragsbezogenen Forschungsarbeit wenig Raum gegeben... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 20.00
In the spring of 1989, the Kentucky Supreme Court declared the state's entire system of common schools to be unconstitutional-an epochal decision that will have enormous impact on the future of the commonwealth and its citizens. In the wake of that decision, educational leaders, legislators, and concerned citizens struggle to define Kentucky's educational... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 49.99
The essays in this collection address the relation between education and politics in new ways. Rather than understanding education simply as the object of political decision-making, or as preparation for politics, the authors of this volume see education as implicated in social conflicts and in the political processes that produce and change social... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 50.95
Adult learning matters. There is now widespread agreement that modern countries depend on the creativity, skills and knowledge of the entire population for their prosperity. Many people talk of our future well-being in terms of a ?knowledge economy? or a ?learning society? in which every person?s ability to develop new capabilities will provide them... more...