Global Perspectives on Educational Testing

Author: Keena Arbuthnot
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354349
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF
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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.

Health Disparities Among Under served Populations

Author: Sheri R. Notaro
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781901023
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Health Disparities Among Under-served Populations: Implications for Research, Policy and Praxis, focuses on a topic of national concern. Both disparities in health status and in health care reflect the continuing power of race, social class, and gender as forces that define the social determinants of health and the social, biological, and physical environments where groups live. Chapters focus on key issues that include substance abuse, psychological coping, trauma, infant mortality, HPV, environmental hazards, teen pregnancy, homeless youth, racism, discrimination, and cultural competence. The scholars who have contributed to this volume showcase their insight and keen analyses of these pressing issues through a variety of lenses, including but not limited to, sociology, economics, psychology, education, public health, history, urban studies, nursing, and environmental activism. This anthology critically examines the devastating impact of race, class, and gender on the health and health care of African Americans, Latinos and American Indians, with particular focus on children and adolescents.

The Power of Resistance

Author: Rowhea M. Elmesky
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787148874
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is guided through the powerful ideological frameworks of culture and social reproduction and looks specifically to the role of schooling as a vehicle for catalysing change.

Mitigating Inequality

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178560290X
Format: PDF, ePub
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As colleges and universities extend academic programs abroad, develop internationally mixed research teams and create international curricular initiatives, it is essential to ensure that access to a high quality education remains a key component of the research and policy agenda transnationally.