Education Ethics and Experience

Author: Michael Hand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131750707X
Format: PDF
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Education, Ethics and Experience is a collection of original philosophical essays celebrating the work of one of the most influential philosophers of education of the last 40 years. Richard Pring’s substantial body of work has addressed topics ranging from curriculum integration to the comprehensive ideal, vocational education to faith schools, professional development to the privatisation of education, moral seriousness to the nature of educational research. The twelve essays collected here explore and build on Pring’s treatment of topics that are central to the field of philosophy of education and high on the agenda of education policy-makers. The essays are by no means uncritical: some authors disagree sharply with Pring; others see his arguments as useful but incomplete, in need of addition or amendment. But all acknowledge their intellectual debt to him and recognise him as a giant on whose shoulders they stand. This book will be a welcome and lively read for educational academics, researchers and students of Educational Studies and Philosophy.

Reinventing Intercultural Education

Author: Neal Dreamson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315439344
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Most existing books in the fields of multicultural or intercultural education have been written based on anthropologists’ cultural dimensions, which presume culture is a fixed entity. Reinventing Intercultural Education is the first book to review multiple cultures and religions from a metaphysical understanding. It argues that intercultural value interactions can be managed and taught in a way that facilitates individuals to reveal how they are metaphysically positioned within intercultural value networks. This book proposes a metaphysical understanding of interculturality, by reviewing popular cultural and religious narratives found in multicultural society. By doing so, it develops an alternative pedagogy for multicultural education founded on the concept of intercultural hermeneutics. Beginning with a critical review of multicultural policies and existing models of multicultural education, Dreamson advocates the necessity of an intercultural approach to multicultural education. He then moves on to argue for the methodological aspects of interculturality by reviewing and adopting philosophical hermeneutics theories. Throughout the book, it is argued that values incarnated as a cultural framework are networked and interact via our minds to sustain our intercultural realities. Furthermore, when intercultural interactions transpire, which is the goal of multicultural education, we can see a larger part of the world that, in turn, helps us cultivate ourselves for further intercultural interactions. The book should be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of multicultural education, the philosophy of education, religious pluralism, religious education, cultural studies, theology and indigenous education.

The Privatization of Education

Author: Antoni Verger
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774723
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Education privatization is a global phenomenon that has crystallized in countries with very different cultural, political, and economic backgrounds. In this book, the authors examine how privatization policies are being adopted and why so many countries are engaging in this type of education reform. The authors explore the contexts, key personnel, and policy initiatives that explain the worldwide advance of the private sector in education, and identify six different paths toward education privatization—as a drastic state sector reform (e.g., Chile, the U.K.), as an incremental reform (e.g., the U.S.A.), in social-democratic welfare states, as historical public-private partnerships (e.g., Netherlands, Spain), as de facto privatization in low-income countries, and privatization via disaster. Book Features: The first comprehensive, in-depth investigation of the political economy of education privatization at a global scale.An analysis of the different strategies, discourses, and agents that have contributed to advancing (and resisting) education privatization trends. An examination of the role of private corporations, policy entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations, think-tanks, and teacher unions. “Rich in examples, careful in its analysis, important in its conclusions and recommendations for further work, this book is a vital, rigorous, up-to-date resource for education policy researchers.” —Stephen J. Ball, University College London “Few issues are as significant as is education privatization across the globe; few treatments of this issue offer both the breadth and nuanced understanding that this book does.” —Christopher Lubienski, Indiana University

Beyond Liberal Education

Author: Robin Barrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134871619
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This collection of essays by philosophers and educationalists of international reputation, all published here for the first time, celebrates Paul Hirst's professional career. The introductory essay by Robin Barrow and Patricia White outlines Paul Hirst's career and maps the shifts in his thought about education, showing how his views on teacher education, the curriculum and educational aims are interrelated. Contributions from leading names in British and American philosophy of education cover themes ranging from the nature of good teaching to Wittgensteinian aesthetics. The collection concludes with a paper in which Paul Hirst sets out his latest views on the nature of education and its aims. The book also includes a complete bibliography of works by Hirst and a substantial set of references to his writing.

Der stumme Fr hling

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704220
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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Privatschulen versus staatliche Schulen

Author: Aydin Gürlevik
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531189786
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Die Creeds Wo die Hoffnung lebt

Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3862787702
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Brody Creed liebt die Freiheit und das Abenteuer. Haus, Familie, fester Job - nichts für ihn. Lieber verdient er sein Geld als Rodeoreiter, reist quer durch die USA, umschwärmt von schönen Frauen. Bis ihn ein Rodeo nach Hause führt und er nach langer Zeit seinen Zwillingsbruder Connor wiedersieht - dem er damals die Freundin ausgespannt hat. Und dann trifft Brody überraschend auch noch Carolyn wieder. Die Frau, die er nach einem One-Night-Stand sitzen ließ. Zumindest Carolyn scheint zur Versöhnung bereit. Nur zu gerne würde Brody von vorne beginnen und die Vergangenheit endgültig hinter sich lassen ...

PISA 2012 Ergebnisse Was Sch lerinnen und Sch ler wissen und k nnen Band I berarbeitete Ausgabe Februar 2014 Sch lerleistungen in Lesekompetenz Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264208852
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bei der jüngsten PISA-Studie sind asiatische Länder und Regionen die klaren Spitzenreiter – allein in Mathematik kamen sieben davon in die Top Ten. In Europa belegen Liechtenstein und die Schweiz die vorderen Plätze. Deutschland liegt zum ersten Mal in allen Testbereichen über den OECD-Schnitt, Österreichs Ergebnisse kehren nach einem Einbruch wieder zu einem guten Niveau zurück. Zum nun fünften Mal wurden die Fähigkeiten von 15-Jährigen in Lesen, Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften überprüft, der Schwerpunkt lag auf Mathematik.