Education in North America

Author: D. E. Mulcahy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472510704
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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.

The World of Science Education

Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789087907457
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Globalisation Trade Liberalisation and Higher Education in North America

Author: C.W. Barrow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400709870
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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.

Christian Higher Education

Author: Joel Carpenter
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871054
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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.

Teach Your Children Well

Author: Michael Maloney
Publisher: Teach Your Children Well
ISBN: 9781881317067
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Teach Your Children Well offers a solution to a major education illiteracy and the risk of school failure. It outlines the reasons these solutions are ignored in a world growing ignorance and less competent graduates.

World Yearbook of Education 2007

Author: Lesley Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134118066
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The 2007 edition of this respected international volume considers the challenges facing work related education arising from the rapid expansion of the global economy and the impact of this on labour markets and individual workers. Including perspectives from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South America, India and South Africa, the 2007 volume is split into four clear sections covering key topics, such as: the current global context when all work, even local, is influenced by global economic activity workers are expected to engage in lifelong learning but also be mobile and deal with rapidly changing working knowledge work related education must prepare workers for the global economy and specific contexts, where governments attract global companies by promoting education and literate workforces how the responsibility for providing work-education is distributed between schools, vocational education, HE, professional bodies, local and global companies, governments, the private sector and individuals the pressures on formal education and training institutions to produce graduates with certain kinds of knowledge, skills and personal attributes.

Comparative and International Education

Author: Karen Elizabeth Mundy
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551303337
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This groundbreaking, comprehensive new text explores major issues in education today through international and intercultural research. Contributors draw on comparative research from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and touch upon such themes as the history and philosophy of comparative education, the right to education, teacher formation, alternative pedagogies, gender, international assessments, Indigenous knowledge, peace building, and global citizenship. The text features a vivid portrayal of global educational practices, contributions from preeminent scholars, and invaluable teaching resources. This is vital reading for teachers, teachers-in-training, and comparative education scholars.

Education and Leadership

Author: Tom Claes
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042024046
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This truly international book brings together authors from different regions of the world including North America, South Africa, Europe, Iran and Russia all of whom are concerned with aspects of the challenges involved in the expansion of higher education, both in student numbers and areas of study. Some are concerned about the loss of guiding principles which steered university education for centuries. The traditional purposes of higher education have come under such pressure that we have achieved “conflicting models of the university” (Claes) and “ambiguity” in regard to teaching and research (Simons et al). For others, the problems are at a different stage. Contributions from South Africa look at three challenges: Can we provide enough places in higher education? How do we deal with institutional mergers? How do we make staff development effective in a situation in which English is the first language of less than five percent of the staff? Young scholars in Russian regions face formidable hurdles in achieving academic careers while the best law graduates in Canada are faced with the ethical dilemma of personal career advancement or social justice (Topsakal). The problem of integrating nursing into a traditional Irish university is reviewed by Grant while the role of a university in regional development is addressed from a Greek perspective by Papaelias et al. The comparative international approach features in research into teacher job satisfaction in India and Iran while McMahon reviews the impact of the Bologna Process.

Non Western Educational Traditions

Author: Timothy G. Reagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135615675
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This text provides a brief yet comprehensive overview of a number of non-Western approaches to educational thought and practice. Its premise is that understanding the ways that other people educate their children--as well as what counts for them as "education"--may help us think more clearly about some of our own assumptions and values, and to become more open to alternative viewpoints about important educational matters. The value of this informative, mind-opening text for preservice and in-service teacher education courses is enhanced by "Questions for Discussion and Reflection" and "Recommended Further Readings" included in each chapter. New in the Third Edition: *Chapter 2, "Conceptualizing Culture:" 'I, We, and The Other,' is new to this edition. It is a response to feedback about the problems inherent in our general discourse about "culture," and in addition provides an example of a culture that is near to us but nevertheless alien-the culture of the Deaf-World. *Chapter 9-which deals with Islam and traditional Muslim education-has been substantially revised. *The subtitle of the Third Edition has been changed to Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice, reflecting not so much a change in the emphases found in the book, but rather, a recognition of the growing scholarly interest in indigenous peoples, their languages, cultures, and histories. *Various points throughout the text have been expanded and clarified, and chapters have been updated as needed.