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  • UNESCO’s Utopia of Lifelong Learningby Maren Elfert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    With a focus on lifelong learning, this book examines the shifts that UNESCO’s educational concepts have undergone in reaction to historical pressures and dilemmas since the founding of the organization in 1945. The tensions between UNESCO’s humanistic worldview and the pressures placed on the organization have forced UNESCO to depart from its utopian... more...

  • The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governanceby Louis Volante

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA’s role in education governance and policy discourses,... more...

  • Going Comprehensive in England and Walesby David Crook; Ken Fogelman; Alan C. Kerckhoff; David Reeder

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 65.95

    The transition of British secondary schools from predominantly selective to predominantly comprehensive was meant to transform a highly stratified system into a more equal one. However, this study shows that the new system was in fact highly diverse and retained features of the selective system. more...

  • Improving Testingby Rohit Ramaswamy; Cheryl Wild

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 70.95

    The primary purpose of this book is to demonstrate how proven quality assurance tools and methods that have been applied successfully in the manufacturing and service industries for the past 20 years can be applied in the testing industry. It defines what is meant by the term "quality" in testing and reviews how three business process concepts – standards,... more...

  • Measuring Quality: Education Indicatorsby Kathryn A. Riley; Desmond L. Nuttall

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Moves to develop indicators about school effectiveness and performance have been driven by national trends and debates about performance and accountability. Nationally set indicators – such as the standard assessment tasks, or the publication of performance in public examinations – have increasingly become part of the new education currency: a medium... more...

  • The Trajectory of Global Education Policyby D. Brent Edwards Jr.

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 134.66

    This book provides new insights into the phenomena of global education policies and international policy transfer. While both of these issues have gained popularity in the field of international and comparative education, there remains much that we do not know. In particular, while numerous studies have been produced which examine how global education... more...

  • Defending A High School Graduation Testby S. E. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    This special issue is a case study of a recent legal challenge to a graduation test, GI Forum v. Texas Education Agency. Its purpose is to provide updated, relevant information to the many statewide and district testing programs, measurement professionals, and policymakers currently involved with the implementation of new educational standards and... more...

  • The Making of Indigeneity, Curriculum History, and the Limits of Diversityby Ligia (Licho) López López

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Conceptually rich and grounded in cutting-edge research, this book addresses the often-overlooked roles and implications of diversity and indigeneity in curriculum. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the development of teacher education in Guatemala, López provides a historical and transnational understanding of how "indigenous" has been negotiated... more...

  • Imagining the Future of Global Educationby Yong Zhao; Brian Gearin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    Imagining the Future of Global Education examines the Grand Educational Narrative (GEN) and the major institutions that shape and disseminate it. The book focuses on national visions of education and the imaginary futures that nations seek to make reality. It critiques how the GEN policy implementation process frequently turns dreams of upward mobility... more...

  • Deciphering Chinese School Leadershipby Allan Walker; Haiyan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    With existing educational leadership models and theories being predominantly western influenced, this book aims to provide more insight into school leadership in China. It pioneers building research- and practice-informed knowledge and unravels the complexities that characterize the scholarship, context and practices of school leadership. School leadership... more...