Global Perspectives on Educational Testing

Author: Keena Arbuthnot
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354349
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This book provides a refined definition of standardized educational test fairness that can be utilized in multiple contexts to better understand the experiences and perspectives of diverse groups of test takers. Globally, there has been a significant influx in the use of and dependence on standardized tests to foster educational improvements. Standardized testing programs such as TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), are designed to provide information about a country's global standing in multiple academic areas, ranking individuals and/or groups relative to the performance of others. The high-stakes nature of standardized tests has increased public concern and interest in issues related to test fairness. Since standardized test performance has a profound influence on multiple aspects of educational systems, it is imperative to better understand and examine issues of fairness.

Black Colleges Across the Diaspora

Author: M. Christopher Brown II
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178714903X
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This book examines colleges and universities across the diaspora with majority African, African-American, and other Black designated student enrolments. It engages the diversity of Black colleges and universities and explains their critical role in promoting academic excellence in higher education.

Deutsche Zeiten

Author: Dan Diner
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525301642
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Beiträge renommierter HistorikerInnen zu Themen der deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte, zum Nationalsozialismus und der Einordnung deutscher Geschichte in der Moderne.

CIUTI Forum 2008

Author: Martin Forstner
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039117369
Format: PDF
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Quality assurance has been a major issue in Higher Education discourse during the past decade. Evaluations, accreditations and assessments have almost become standard procedures within the framework of translation studies. This quest for quality has not only to integrate market needs and new market requirements, but also novel strategies in training - whereby training learners and trainers has to be given equal attention. Translation quality has become a key issue in the interlinguistic and intercultural communication market as well as in the translator education environment. It has to be looked upon as a multifaceted issue to which all major players have to contribute: institutes of higher education, labor market and individual translators. Within the framework of the CIUTI FORUM 2008, the speakers emphasized the different aspects of quality from the point of view of the trainer, the professional and the market. This volume tries to highlight all those quality issues from an international, interdisciplinary and multifaceted perspective.

Kant und Nietzsche im Widerstreit

Author: Beatrix Himmelmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110924552
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[Kant and Nietzsche in Dispute]The papers trace the crucial paths which lead Kant and Nietzsche in different directions. At the same time they demonstrate the links between them - in the light of therelevant discussions on the range and limits of rationality, on problems of ethics, on aesthetics and on the philosophy of nature and history, discussions on which both philosophers have exerted an important influence.