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- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 137.99
Education has increasingly become the focus of public discourse and policy, with its methods, resources and achievements widely debated. As a result, educational systems are now more than ever faced with the challenge of improving their performance and of proving that suitable measures are being taken to guarantee greater efficiency regarding equity.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 125.95
Written by a mix of established and rising stars in school politics, policy, law, finance, and reform this comprehensive Handbook provides a three part framework that helps organize this relatively new and loosely organized field of study.á A central theme running through the book is how to harness politics to school equity and improvement. Key... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 70.00
Gives a brief overview of regional issues and the history of education in the Dominican Republic and describes the development of education in the country over the past 15 years. It presents an analysis of the education system, identifying key directions for the reinforcement of the reforms in light of the challenges encountered by officials, communities,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 52.95
This Reader brings together selected papers from leading scholars to address the most significant recent development in educational policy and politics: the impact of globalisation.á The papers discuss, document and analyse evidence of globalisation?s effects on the new direction of education policies and practices, and in the production of globalised... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 159.18
The 18th century was also known as the Pedagogical Century. In 1774, Dessau saw philanthropists founding the first reformed school dedicated to the principles of the Enlightenment. The philanthropists revolutionised teaching by designing a child-centred learning strategy. They no longer wished to impart the learning of scholars but to provide... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 54.95
*How should education be organized in pluralistic and multicultural societies? *What are the roles in education of civil society, markets, governments, and the family? *How can the idea of the civil society help to reorient education policy discussions that are sometimes stuck in either-or juxtapositions of "market versus government" or "individualism... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
Schooling in Europe is being transformed by a new policy orthodoxy affecting all aspects of the school. Privatization, decentralization, and business focused curriculum reform are all on the rise. The authors consider the impact and conflict of such changes on schooling in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 848.17
This handbook is for policy researchers, analysts, academics and graduate students interested in educational policy, educational reform, educational governance and leadership, teacher quality, literacy, and workplace learning. This handbook is the only one of its kind. It has over fifty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers from a number... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 127.37
With a highly accessible and lucid text this book reviews the political shift toward neo-liberal ideology and explores its tremendous impact on education. It maps out in careful detail the theoretical foundations of democratic citizenship by asking the question: What does it mean to learn and live in a democracy and what responsibilities, capacities... more...