Olympic Education

Author: Roland Naul
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841262544
Category: Education
Page: 189
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Aimed at both teachers and students in schools and colleges, as well as instructors, coaches, and managers in youth sports, this book examines the 'Olympic ideal' in modern sports education.

The Museum Experience Revisited

Author: John H Falk,Lynn D Dierking
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315417847
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum Experience Revisited paints a thorough picture of why people go to museums, what they do there, how they learn, and what museum practitioners can do to enhance these experiences.

Bildungspolitische Analyse 2002

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264599312
Page: 152
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Um der stetig wachsenden Bedeutung des Lernens gerecht zu werden, sind die OECD-Länder bestrebt, eine große Vielfalt an unterschiedlichen Lern-, Aus- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten für Lernende von den frühesten Kindesbeinen bis ins hohe Alter zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work

Author: International Labour Organization
Publisher: International Labour Organisation
ISBN: 9789221250708
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 108
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Intended as a guide for countries in generating systematic and comparable data on volunteer work by means of regular supplements to labour force or other household surveys. The objective is to make available comparative cross-national data on a significant form of work which is growing in importance but is often ignored or rarely captured in traditional economic statistics in order to establish the economic value of volunteering.

Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning

Why Recognition Matters
Author: Madhu Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319152785
Category: Education
Page: 220
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This book deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. In an increasing number of countries, it is at the top of the policy and research agenda ranking among the possible ways to redress the glaring lack of relevant academic and vocational qualifications and to promote the development of competences and certification procedures which recognise different types of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders. The volume is also premised on an understanding of a learning society, in which all social and cultural groups, irrespective of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, mental health difficulties are entitled to quality learning throughout their lives. Overall the thrust is to see the importance of recognising non-formal and informal learning as part of the larger movement for re-directing education and training for change. This change is one that builds on an equitable society and economy and on sustainable development principles and values such as respect for others, respect for difference and diversity, exploration and dialogue.

Community Service and Social Responsibility in Youth

Author: James Youniss,Miranda Yates
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226964836
Category: Education
Page: 185
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The chief purpose of this book is to present a theoretical rationale for youth's involvement in community service. The thesis is that youth's participation in solving social problems has the potential to promote the development of personal and collective identiy. In the autors view, identity development requires stepping into history by adopting a respected ideology that connects youth to other genrations, gives meaning to present experience, and provides hope for the future. This defintion implies agency - a sense that one can make a difference in society - and social responsibility, or concern for society's wellbeeing. The theoretical approach was stimulated by having read occasional essays about service experiences from several groups of high school students. One group, a class of juniiors in a school in Washington, CD, had produced an especially impressive set of reflections. The autors discovered that the students were attending a Catholic high school and were primarily Black. To the autors, the essays seemed important for revealing the developmental possibilities of service and for showing a positive side of Black urban youth that was different from their usual depiction in the media. The autors wanted to study a group of adolescents closely in order to understand more about the process that mediates effects of service. So they approached this school, which seemed to have considerable potential for the autors purposes. The autors came quickly to a mutual agreement about doing an intensive study of the next year's (1993-94) junior class. They agreed to observe these students (N=160) as they progressed through a required course on social justice in which service at a soup kitchen was a mandatory and essential part. The present book reports the results of this study and describes the autors theory on how service stimulates political-moral agency and responsibility.

Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief

Author: Nel Noddings
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775983
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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One of the most enduring and controversial issues in American education concerns the place of individual beliefs and moral standards in the classroom. Noddings argues that public schools should address the fundamental questions that teenagers inevitably rasie about the nature, value and meaning of life (and death), and to do so across the curriculum without limiting such existential and metaphysical discussions to separate religion, philosophy or even history classes. Explorations of the existence of a God or gods, and the value and validity of religious belief for societies or individuals, she writes “whether they are initiated by students or teachers, should be part of the free exchange of human concerns—a way in which people share their awe, doubts, fears, hopes, knowledge and ignorance.” Such basic human concerns, Noddings maintains, are relevant to nearly every subject and should be both non-coercive and free from academic evalution. “Nel Noddings probes the many ways in which children’s questions about God and gods, existence, and the meaning of life can and should be integrated into life in classrooms and the real world of the public schools.” —From the Foreword “This is a rich and sensitive book that will give teachers, administrators, parents, philosophers of education—any concerned citizen—the basis for more substantial discussion and concrete proposals.” —Free Inquiry “Impressive in its sweep of possibilities for exploration in the school curriculum and teacher education.” —Educational Theory

Learning to be

The world of education today and tomorrow
Author: Edgar Faure,UNESCO
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231042467
Category: Education
Page: 314
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Informal Learning and Digital Media

Author: Kirsten Drotner,Hans Siggaard Jensen,Kim Christian Schrøder
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443817945
Category: Education
Page: 270
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The book provides an engaging overview of the ways in which digital media impact on current understandings of informal learning, and it offes a range of grounded studies of the changing relations between digital media and informal learning processes with a particular focus on young people. A variety of international scholars examine these processes across a number of sites and settings, from Japan to Finland and the USA, and they discuss their implications for education, ICT and media. The volume is an ideal resource for graduate students as well as for practitioners and policy-makers.

Informal Learning on the Job

Author: Richard A. Swanson,Victoria J. Marsick,Marie Volpe
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 107
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Evidence-Based Education Policy

What Evidence What Basis Whose Policy
Author: David Bridges,Paul Smeyers,Richard Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405194111
Category: Education
Page: 194
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This book raises important questions about the extent to which policy can be derived from research and about the kind of evidence which should inform policy. Challenges contemporary orthodoxies and offers constructive alternatives Critiques the narrower conceptions of evidence which might inform policy advanced by the ?what works? movement Investigates the logical gaps between what can be shown by research and the wider political requirements of policy Examines the different educational research traditions e.g. large population studies, individual case studies, personal narratives, action research, philosophy and ?the romantic turn? Calls for a more subtle understanding of the ways in which different forms of enquiry may inform policy and practice Discusses the recognition and utilisation of the insights offered by the rich variety of educational research traditions available to us

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience
Author: Sue Johnston-Wilder,Clare Lee,David Pimm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317372360
Category: Education
Page: 318
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Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching mathematics in the secondary school classroom. This fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to the curriculum and research in the field, taking into account key developments in teacher training and education, including examinations and assessment. Written specifically with the new and student teacher in mind, the book covers a wide range of issues related to the teaching of mathematics, such as: why we teach mathematics??????? the place of mathematics in the National Curriculum ???? planning, teaching and assessing for mathematics learning?????????? how to communicate mathematically???? using digital technology to advance mathematical learning working with students with special educational needs post-16 teaching the importance of professional development the affective dimension when learning mathematics, including motivation, confidence and resilience Already a major text for many university teaching courses, this revised edition features a glossary of useful terms and carefully designed tasks to prompt critical reflection and support thinking and writing up to Masters Level. Issues of professional development are also examined, as well as a range of teaching approaches and styles from whole-class strategies to personalised learning, helping you to make the most of school experience, during your training and beyond. Designed for use as a core textbook, Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School provides essential guidance and advice for all those who aspire to be effective mathematics teachers.

Lifelong learning for all

Meeting of the Education Committee at Ministerial level, 16-17 January 1996
Author: Albert Tuijnman,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher: OECD
Category: Education
Page: 338
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Democracy, Education, and the Schools

Author: Roger Soder
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Category: Education
Page: 293
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Democracy, Education, and the Schools argues that the most basic purpose of America's schools is to teach children the moral and intellectual responsibilities of living and working in a democracy. Leading scholars from the fields of education, history, political science, and anthropology explore what democracy is and what it means for preparing teachers and teaching students. They discuss critical questions about the relationship between the American democracy and a free public school system, including:* To what extent should the enculturation of the young into American democracy be a major function of the schools?* How can students best learn to understand and participate in American democracy?* What should the schools teach to convey to the young their rights and responsibilities as citizens?* What must teachers know in order to teach children their rights and responsibilities in an effective way?Roger Soder and his contributors ultimately show that there is a necessary relationship between democracy and the public school system--and privatization of the schools runs the risk of destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the American democracy.