Category «Education Policy»

Download e-book for kindle: International Students and Global Mobility in Higher by Rajika Bhandari,Peggy Blumenthal

By Rajika Bhandari,Peggy Blumenthal

This e-book examines present tendencies in worldwide scholar mobility styles in different key host and vacation spot nations, together with the us, China, India, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, and Germany, between others, and should discover the nationwide and global-level components that give a contribution to those trends.

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Download e-book for kindle: Opportunity and Hope: Transforming Children's Lives through by Naomi Schaefer Riley

By Naomi Schaefer Riley

The U.S. schooling method isn't assembly the desires of all our youngsters, specifically people who find themselves economically deprived. For too many households, source of revenue point and ZIP code make certain the standard of schooling to be had to their young ones. the necessity to provide all childrens entry to an excellent schooling, an opportunity for a greater destiny, hasn't ever been larger. introduced in 1998 by way of philanthropists Ted Forstmann and John Walton, the Children’s Scholarship Fund has provided millions of low-income teenagers around the nation the opportunity to wait inner most university, young children who might have differently by no means skilled the advantages of a private schooling.

In Opportunity and Hope, renowned journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley chronicles the lives of 10 scholarship alumni who—because of the tutorial possibilities afforded them—were capable of flip lower than ideal formative years situations into winning lives and careers. The tales of those young children, consultant of hundreds of thousands of others and their households, are not anything under inspirational. they're facts that each one any of America’s youngsters have to in achieving their desires is an opportunity, and anyone to think in them. also they are a testomony to the ability of personal colleges, together with many inner-city faith-based faculties, and they're facts that given the opportunity for the proper of schooling, somebody can in achieving the yankee dream.

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Download e-book for kindle: Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Development: by Sheila Slaughter,Barrett Jay Taylor

By Sheila Slaughter,Barrett Jay Taylor

This paintings analyses how political financial shifts give a contribution to pageant inside of larger schooling structures within the US, ecu, and Canada. The authors spotlight festival for status and private and non-private subsidies, exploring the implications of those methods via theoretical and empirical analyses. hence, the paintings highlights themes that may be of curiosity to quite a lot of audiences. techniques addressed comprise stratification, privatization of previously public subsidies, choice for “high tech” educational fields, and the vocationalization of the curriculum (i.e., technology, know-how, Engineering and arithmetic: [STEM] fields, chosen professions, and company) instead of the liberal arts or the Humboldtian imaginative and prescient of the collage. throughout nationwide contexts and analytic equipment, authors learn the expansion of nationwide rules that see universities as a sub set of monetary improvement, casting universities as company study laboratories and schooling as valuable to task construction. through the quantity, the authors make the case that nationwide and nearby ways to politics and markets lead to assorted studies of results of educational capitalism. whereas those shifts serve the pursuits of a few associations, others locate themselves suffering to satisfy ever-greater expectancies with stagnant or shrinking source bases.

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Download PDF by David Michael Slater: We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't

By David Michael Slater

David Michael Slater’s We’re Doing It Wrong is a thought-provoking dissection of the problems plaguing American public faculties. every one bankruptcy identifies a massive challenge within the schooling process, exploring its roots and repercussions. A instructor himself, Slater opens up and provides readers an insider’s point of view on subject matters which were on the heart of ongoing debates in addition to contemporary sizzling button concerns, such as:

  • •Standardized testing
  • •Teacher review practices
  • •Helicopter parents
  • •Class size
  • •Poverty’s impact on performance
  • •Anti-bullying programs
  • •Writing proficiency
  • •Curriculum goals
  • Slater explains why our present methods easily aren’t working—for scholars, for academics, for the universities that those scholars may perhaps finally attend, and for society at-large. Unafraid to ruffle a number of feathers, We’re Doing It Wrong highlights defects in coverage and concept, calls out management, and questions long-held ideals. each bankruptcy concludes with a tenet for development, delivering mild on the finish of the tunnel. directors, academics, and anxious mom and dad will come away with a greater knowing of the present country of schooling and ideas for relocating towards progress—for themselves and for the scholars they support.

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    Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First - download pdf or read online

    By Robert C. Post

    A leading American criminal student deals a shocking account of the incompleteness of triumphing theories of freedom of speech. Robert C. publish exhibits that the regular knowing of the 1st modification, which stresses the “marketplace of rules” and which holds that "everyone is entitled to an opinion," is insufficient to create and look after the specialist wisdom that's useful for a latest democracy to thrive. For a contemporary society reliably to respond to such questions as no matter if nicotine factors melanoma, the loose and open trade of principles needs to be complemented by way of criteria of medical competence and perform which are either hierarchical and judgmental.

    Post develops a thought of First modification rights that seeks to give an explanation for either the necessity for the loose formation of public opinion and the necessity for the distribution and production of craftsmanship. alongside the best way he deals a brand new and necessary account of constitutional doctrines of educational freedom. those doctrines count either upon unfastened expression and the need of the categories judgment that universities workout after they furnish or deny tenure, or that pro journals workout once they settle for or reject submissions.

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    New PDF release: The States and Public Higher Education Policy:

    By Donald E. Heller

    Affordability, entry, and responsibility have lengthy been one of the vital demanding situations dealing with greater schooling -- they usually stay so this present day. right here, Donald E. Heller and different better schooling students and practitioners discover the present debates surrounding those key matters.

    As scholars and their households fight to satisfy emerging college costs, and as country investment for larger schooling dwindles, policymakers confront problems with affordability inside kingdom and institutional budgets. altering demographics and demanding situations to affirmative motion complicate the admissions procedure at the same time faculties and universities search to diversify enrollments. And problems with institutional responsibility have pressured the restructuring of upper schooling governing forums and a reexamination of the position of public trustees in governance.

    This assortment analyzes how problems with affordability, entry, and responsibility effect the way nation governments method, visual display unit, and set public larger schooling coverage. The participants study the most recent learn on urgent demanding situations, discover how states are dealing with those demanding situations, and view what the longer term holds for public postsecondary schooling within the usa.

    Praise for the 1st edition

    "Affordability, entry, and responsibility will remain hot-button matters as legislators in any respect degrees deal with ingredients' issues approximately their kid's future... Any administrator who desires to achieve a deeper realizing of those issues... could do good to spend your time with those essays." -- University Business

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    Download e-book for iPad: Higher Education for Sustainable Development by Kerry Shephard

    By Kerry Shephard

    This ebook asks how larger schooling should still procedure the duty of teaching for sustainability after which units to answering it. It presents a consultant should you recommend for sustainability and when you don't and makes some degree of emphasising that every one in larger schooling have the ability and willingness to give a contribution not directly. The problem is to discover an procedure that unifies the efforts of upper schooling academics in the direction of sustainability goals, instead of dividing them. humans at universities internationally have been consulted and a grounded idea was once devised. This encourages all college lecturers to educate what they wish to coach brazenly and truthfully, approximately sustainability or no longer; yet for you to make sure that their scholars increase the serious talents that might allow them to totally comprehend what's being taught and what they're learning. 

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    Interkulturelle Beratung: Interkulturelle Kompetenzen und by Claudia Galarce PDF

    By Claudia Galarce

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2101 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Interkulturelle Pädagogik, observe: 2,0, Technische Universität Dresden, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Globalisierung und veränderte Migrationsbewegungen ermöglichen die Auseinandersetzung mit Menschen mit fremdem kulturellen Hintergrund und den daraus resultierenden gesellschaftlichen Gegebenheiten. Durch diese scenario treffen Individuen unterschiedlicher Kulturen als Bürger und Arbeitnehmer in einer Gesellschaft aufeinander. Das bedeutet für die Berater zum einen eine Zunahme der Zusammenarbeit mit Personen unterschiedlicher Herkunft und Kultur, zum anderen auch eine Einbindung von weiteren professionell Tätigen. in die Beratungsarbeit, da der neuen soziokulturellen und sozioökonomischen Umgebung von Ratsuchenden Rechnung getragen werden muss. Dies stellt auch eine Herausforderung für BeraterInnen dar, weil sie ihre Praxis und die Qualität ihrer Beratung verbessern müssen (Nestmann, F. 2004, S.691; Heimannsberg, B, 2000, S. 28ff.).
    Diese Verbesserung beinhaltet, dass die BeraterInnen verschiedene Fähigkeiten entwickeln müssen, da sie mit Personen mit unterschiedlichen und vielfältigen Bedürfnissen arbeiten müssen. So müssen die BeraterInnen zum Beispiel varied Gesprächsfähigkeiten entwickeln, um mit Personen mit verschiedenen Nationalitäten kommunizieren zu können. Eine Atmosphäre von Vertrauen und Sicherheit muss geschaffen werden, weil in dieser shape eine kooperative Arbeit möglich ist, und die Personen dann in Ruhe ihre Probleme erzählen können und vielleicht eine Lösung finden (Ansen, H. 2006, S. 120-122),
    Die Arbeit des Beraters muss sich im Sinne der Chancengleichheit an allen Personen anderer kultureller und sprachlicher Herkunft orientieren und muss den Zugang dieser Personen in die Teamarbeit sicherstellen (Nestmann, F. 2004, S. 306).
    Durch die vorliegende Arbeit wird versucht, die folgenden Fragen zu beantworten: Warum ist es wichtig, die interkulturellen Merkmale der Beteiligten bei der interkulturellen Beratung zu beachten? Welche Ziele hat die interkulturelle Beratung? Welche Fähigkeiten müssen die BeraterInnen für die Arbeit mit interkultureller Teamarbeit oder Personen mit unterschiedlicher Herkunft entwickeln? Welche eigenen Merkmale muss der Berater beachten?

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    Download e-book for iPad: Schülerhabitus: Theoretische und empirische Analysen zum by Werner Helsper,Rolf-Torsten Kramer,Sven Thiersch

    By Werner Helsper,Rolf-Torsten Kramer,Sven Thiersch

    Der Band 'Schülerhabitus' schließt an die verstärkte Wiederaufnahme der Theorie Pierre Bourdieus in der erziehungswissenschaftlichen Forschung an. Im Zentrum der Beiträge steht das Feld Schule. Die Konzeption des Habitus wird in grundlegenden theoretischen Weiterführungen und Konkretisierungen aufgegriffen und in Bezug auf Individualität und Kollektivität sowie Transformation und Reproduktion geschärft. Im zweiten Teil beziehen sich die Beiträge auf das Theorem der kulturellen Passung -  additionally auf  das Verhältnis zwischen primär erworbenem inkorporierten Habitus und den schulisch geforderten sekundären Schülerhabitus. Auf der Grundlage von Studien wird die Frage nach der Bedeutung kultureller Passung für die Erzeugung von Bildungsungleichheit diskutiert. ​

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    New PDF release: Learning Communities 2.0: Educating in the Age of

    By William G. Spady,Charles J. Schwahn

    studying groups 2.0 is an insightful, incisive, and paradigm-shifting critique of brand new coercive, 'inside-the-box,' business Age checking out and responsibility flow, which authors Spady and Schwahn describe as a politically pushed, backward-facing juggernaut masquerading as reform. They name the compelling highbrow, sensible, and ethical substitute defined during this e-book Empowering studying groups (ELCs). Drawing on mountains of insightful examine and leading edge practices from their mammoth adventure and overseas consulting paintings in schooling, they sincerely, systematically, and compellingly describe the distinguishing and defining elements of ELCs, why ELCs are desperately wanted in state-of-the-art Age of Empowerment, how ELCs fluctuate from 'educentric' colleges, how ELCs functionality, the life-performance results that form ELCs' tutorial priorities, and the options, frameworks, and transformational applied sciences that neighborhood groups can use to layout and enforce the main parts of ELCs in a couple of inventive methods. this can be education's inevitable future.

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