Education in North America

Author: D. E. Mulcahy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472505158
Format: PDF
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Education in North America is a concise and thorough reference guide to the main themes in American and Canadian education from their historical roots to the present time. The book brings a global awareness to the discussion of local issues in North American education and sheds light on the similar and different ways that Canada and the United States have moved in light of political and social changes. Scholarly contributions made by active researchers from the region provide an overview of each country's education system, the way in which it arose, and its current state of affairs.

Globalisation Trade Liberalisation and Higher Education in North America

Author: C.W. Barrow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400709870
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This study is the first effort to document the extent of NAFTA's impact on higher education. Through case studies, the authors analyze higher education policy in Canada, Mexico, and the USA using a common theoretical framework that identifies economic globalization, international trade liberalization, and post-industrialization as common structural factors exerting a significant influence on higher education in the three countries.

The World of Science Education

Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789087907457
Format: PDF, Docs
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Each volume in the 7-volume series The World of Science Education reviews research in a key region of the world. These regions include North America, South and Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Israel, North Africa and the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus of this Handbook is on North American (Canada, US) science education and the scholarship that most closely supports this program. The reviews of the research situate what has been accomplished within a given field in North American rather an than international context. The purpose therefore is to articulate and exhibit regional networks and trends that produced specific forms of science education. The thrust lies in identifying the roots of research programs and sketching trajectories-focusing the changing facade of problems and solutions within regional contexts. The approach allows readers review what has been done and accomplished, what is missing, and what might be done next.

Christian Higher Education

Author: Joel Carpenter
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871054
Format: PDF
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This book offers a fresh report and interpretation of what is happening at the intersection of two great contemporary movements: the rapid growth of higher education worldwide and the rise of world Christianity. It features on-site, evaluative studies by scholars from Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance visits some of the hotspots of Christian university development, such as South Korea, Kenya, and Nigeria, and compares what is happening there to places in Canada, the United States, and Europe, where Christian higher education has a longer history. Very little research until now has examined the scope and direction of Christian higher education throughout the world, so this volume fills a real gap.

Education in a Digital World

Author: Neil Selwyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415808448
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The book takes a comprehensive look at digital technology use in educational settings around the world. Drawing on a wealth of theoretical and empirical work, the book tackles a number of pressing questions"--

Western Higher Education in Global Contexts

Author: Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498571824
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book invites faculty teaching at international branch campuses (IBCs), and international institutions using western curricula, to consider the opportunities and challenges of implementing American-style education in non-western contexts.

The Development of Early Childhood Education in Europe and North America

Author: Harry Willekens
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137441973
Format: PDF
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In recent decades policies aiming at work-family reconciliation, at social integration and at the development of children's human capital have strongly influenced the expansion of early childhood education and care throughout much of the Western world. There are, however, striking differences between national regimes regarding the extent of these services, their organisation and their position within the welfare state and educational system. Many of these differences cannot be satisfactorily explained by reference to recent policy decisions, but must be understood in the context of the historical background of provisions for children below school age. This book focuses on long-term developments in early childhood education and public child care, to the extent that it was institutionally intertwined with early childhood education, starting with the first initiatives in the early nineteenth century. Its comparative overview demonstrates that salient features of present-day national regimes have their roots in critical historical junctures, times at which societal conflicts were settled – at least temporarily – by new policy arrangements. These arrangements then directed development down a path which it could only leave given a new crisis.

Going to School in Colonial America

Author: Shelley Swanson Sateren
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736808033
Format: PDF
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Discusses the school life of children who lived in the 13 colonies, including lessons, books, teachers, examinations, and special days. Includes activities.