Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity


Author: Pineda-Alfonso, José A.,De Alba-Fernández, Nicolás,Navarro-Medina, Elisa
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522571116
Category: Education
Page: 689
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Active participation in processes of change are an essential aspect of community participation, and proper recognition of opportunities for participation facilitate community engagement nationally and internationally. Education and its relation to citizenship in recent years has become one of the most important fields of research. From different areas and contexts, it has been revealed that there is a prevailing need for education for citizens to take part actively in the processes of change and improvement that the current global situation requires. The Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity is a pivotal reference source focusing on the productions and fields of study that are carried out all over the world on education for citizenship, namely the devices that provide young people with the consciousness and highlight the aspects of an active democratic life. While highlighting topics such as citizenship identity, educational policy, and social justice, this publication explores participation instruction, as well as the methods of community involvement. This book is ideally designed for educational administrators, policymakers, researchers, professionals, and educators seeking current research on instructional methods for teaching active community and political involvement.

Teaching Creativity

Multi-mode Transitional Practices
Author: Derek Pigrum
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441140654
Category: Education
Page: 216
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This study is concerned with creativity in education - especially in arts education (broadly conceived to include the visual arts, music, and creative writing). It takes as its starting point Nietzsche's view that works of art do not appear "as if by magic". Using insights from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and semiotics, the book examines the creative processes of many artists in different media, showing how art works often result from processes of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction that may be long and laborious. Pigrum demonstrates how teachers and their students in all sectors of education may gain from a better, systematic, understanding of such processes.

British Labour and Higher Education, 1945 to 2000

Ideologies, Policies and Practice
Author: Tom Steele,Richard Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441169431
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Higher education provision is an essential component (socially as well as economically) of modern social structures. British Labour and Higher Education focuses on the development of Labour policy on higher education from 1945 to 2000. It analyses the rapid expansion and series of fundamental transformations in higher education and Labour's part in both shaping and reacting to them. The authors explore the historical evolution and Labour's varying policy initiatives in the period, and question the place higher education has occupied in the various strands of Labour ideology. As always with 'Labourism', perspectives are contentious and contested, spanning the centralist 'Fabians', the liberal moralists, and the socialist left. How far, if at all, have Labour's policy stances in this area confronted the elite social reproduction functions of universities or the instrumentalist needs of corporate capitalism? Has this policy evolution given concrete evidence to support Ralph Miliband's pessimistic assessment of 'Labourism' as a political formation structurally unable to confront capitalist social structures, or to see a viable 'Third Way', as advocated by New Labour?

Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Case Studies Across Six Societies
Author: John L. Cogan,Murray Print
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135322120
Category: Education
Page: 214
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This book examines the approach to civic education in six societies located on the Pacific Rim: Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US. In these scrupulously designed studies, the contributors investigate the recent re-emergence of civic education in this region. Developments such as globalization, nationalism, and sovereignty have profound effects on how schools make "good citizens." These essays reveal how definitions of citizenship are contested and revised under such influences, and interrogate differences in civic education from nation to nation. As societies attempt to strike a balance between obedience and critical thinking, schools become the primary site of these transformations. Analyzing both educational policy and its implementation, these contributors offer a groundbreaking, comparative study that grounds civic education historically and politically.

CIJE.

Semiannual cumulation
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Privatschulen versus staatliche Schulen


Author: Aydin Gürlevik,Christian Palentien,Robert Heyer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531189786
Category: Education
Page: 305
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Staatliche Schulen sind in die Kritik geraten, was sich u.a. an einer stark gewachsenen Privatschullandschaft in Deutschland ablesen lässt. Ob aber Privatschulen tatsächlich eine bessere Alternative bedeuten, ist allein in diesem Trend nicht zu erkennen. Tatsächlich steht eine systematische Gegenüberstellung 'private' versus 'staatliche' Schule aus bildungs- und erziehungswissenschaftlicher Perspektive bisher nicht zur Verfügung. An diesem Punkt setzt dieser Band an, indem erstmals ein umfassender und systematischer Vergleich vorgenommen wird und damit neue Perspektiven für die Schulentwicklung dargestellt werden.

Migration und schulischer Wandel: Elternbeteiligung


Author: Sara Fürstenau,Mechtild Gomolla
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531914871
Category: Education
Page: 178
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'Migration und schulischer Wandel' führt in Erkenntnisse der Schul(qualitäts)forschung mit Perspektiven für eine inklusive Bildungspraxis in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft ein. Jeder Band enthält theoretisches Grundlagenwissen, Forschungsergebnisse sowie Strategien und Praxisbeispiele zu einem zentralen Feld der Unterrichts- und Schulentwicklung. 'Elternbeteiligung' thematisiert die Bedeutung der Zusammenarbeit mit Eltern im sprachlich und sozio-kulturell heterogenen Kontext. Es geht u.a. um die strukturellen Rahmenbedingungen des Verhältnisses von Schule und Familien, die Rolle der Eltern für Schulerfolg, unterschiedliche Formen und professionelle Kompetenzen für eine erfolgreiche Kooperation, Bildungsstrategien zugewanderter Eltern und den Wandel von Elternpartizipation im Kontext aktueller Bildungsreformen.

The Confucian continuum

educational modernization in Taiwan
Author: Douglas C. Smith
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 453
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This comprehensive volume features essays on education in modern Taiwan, each coauthored by a Chinese scholar and an American counterpart. The work furthers understanding and communication between two diverse cultures. The focus is on how another society is attempting to deal with issues in education currently being addressed in Western academic and political circles. Taiwan is a particularly good example for educators in the United States to study because the country is one of the most dynamic, fast changing and economically successful societies in the world, using the vehicle of education to assure social harmony and the self-actualization of its students and to prepare students for careers in business, science, government service and service-oriented careers. The team approach to each essay assures that no published research from either culture has been overlooked. Some of the research is field based; others use more traditional research methodology. Other societies can be viewed as laboratories where experiments in educational excellence are taking place and where Americans can learn how to better educate students. Schooling has many common elements worldwide--much education has been shaped by Western practices. In Taiwan the ethos shows a Western pattern of organization and a highly technological orientation side by side with traditional Chinese values. This "laboratory" lets us see how innovations and reforms work and how to spot pitfalls. Students in a variety of Education courses will benefit from these skillfully written articles. The Confucian Continuum demonstrates the successes that education has brought to the Chinese people of Taiwan and the problems that rapid modernization presents to the traditional education system.

Bibliographic Guide to Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN: 9780783897080
Category:
Page: 830
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Neues Lernen

Warum Faulheit und Ablenkung dabei helfen
Author: Benedict Carey
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644042918
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Die Wissenschaft hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten vieles über den Haufen geworfen, was wir darüber zu wissen glaubten, wie das Gehirn Informationen aufnimmt und verarbeitet. Fest steht: Wir lernen von Geburt an schnell, effizient und automatisch. Weil wir diesen Vorgang unbedingt systematisieren wollen, betrachten wir Vergessen, Schlafen und Tagträumen als hinderlich. Dabei sind sie wertvolle Hilfsmittel, die den Eigenarten unseres Gehirns Rechnung tragen. Benedict Carey erklärt, mit welchen Methoden wir uns Stoffe leichter einprägen und unser problemlösendes Denken verbessern können und wie wir die Potenziale des Unbewussten möglichst effizient nutzen – lernen, ohne nachzudenken. Nebenbei erfahren wir, dass Ablenkung zu Unrecht verteufelt wird, Wiederholung keineswegs immer weiterhilft und es sinnvoll ist, sich zu Themen testen zu lassen, über die man noch gar nichts weiß. Ein äußerst unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse, das zeigt: Lernen muss keine Qual sein.