Handbook of Education Policy Research

Author: Gary Sykes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113585646X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Co-published by Routledge for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Educational policy continues to be of major concern. Policy debates about economic growth and national competitiveness, for example, commonly focus on the importance of human capital and a highly educated workforce. Defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research are the two primary themes of this comprehensive, AERA-sponsored Handbook. Organized into seven sections, the Handbook focuses on (1) disciplinary foundations of educational policy, (2) methodological perspectives, (3) the policy process, (4) resources, management, and organization, (5) teaching and learning policy, (6) actors and institutions, and (7) education access and differentiation. Drawing from multiple disciplines, the Handbook’s over one hundred authors address three central questions: What policy issues and questions have oriented current policy research? What research strategies and methods have proven most fruitful? And what issues, questions, and methods will drive future policy research? Topics such as early childhood education, school choice, access to higher education, teacher accountability, and testing and measurement cut across the 63 chapters in the volume. The politics surrounding these and other issues are objectively analyzed by authors and commentators. Each of the seven sections concludes with two commentaries by leading scholars in the field. The first considers the current state of policy design, and the second addresses the current state of policy research. This book is appropriate for scholars and graduate students working in the field of education policy and for the growing number of academic, government, and think-tank researchers engaged in policy research. For more information on the American Educational Research Association, please visit: http://www.aera.net/.

Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education

Author: Steven Tozer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113528380X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Parts one and two of this volume present the theoretical lenses used to study the social contexts of education. These include long-established foundations disciplines such as sociology of education and philosophy of education as well as newer theoretical perspectives such as critical race theory, feminist educational theory, and cultural studies in education. Parts three, four, and five demonstrate how these theoretical lenses are used to examine such phenomena as globalization, media, popular culture, technology, youth culture, and schooling. This groundbreaking volume helps readers understand the history, evolution, and significance of this wide-ranging, often misunderstood, and increasingly important field of study. This book is appropriate as a reference volume not only for scholars in the social foundations of education but also for scholars interested in the cultural contexts of teaching and learning (formal and informal). It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate-level courses in Social Foundations of Education, School and Society, Educational Policy Studies, Cultural Studies in Education, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Home School and Community Collaboration

Author: Kathy B. Grant
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483347524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Filled with practical suggestions and reflective opportunities, Home, School, and Community Collaboration, Third Edition uses the culturally responsive family support model as a framework to prepare teachers to work with diverse families. This text includes contributions from 22 experts in the field, offering a wide range of perspectives on issues of family involvement that today’s teachers are likely to encounter. Authors Kathy B. Grant and Julie A. Ray offer the latest research on family demographics, including those with children who have special needs. Numerous real-life vignettes and case studies have been incorporated throughout the text to show readers the practical application of culturally responsive family engagement.

PISA 2012

Author: Manfred Prenzel
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830980019
Format: PDF, Mobi
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PISA 2012 steht für die fünfte Erhebungsrunde des Programme for International Student Assessment der OECD. Seit dem Jahr 2000 berichtet PISA alle drei Jahre über Stärken und Schwächen von Bildungssystemen. PISA untersucht vor allem, inwieweit es den teilnehmenden Staaten gelingt, die Schülerinnen und Schüler für ihre weiteren Bildungs- und Berufswege vorzubereiten. PISA testet das Wissen der fünfzehnjährigen Jugendlichen in den Bereichen Mathematik, Lesen und Naturwissenschaften. Der Vergleich über die bisherigen Erhebungsrunden gibt zudem Aufschluss über Veränderungen in der Qualität der Bildungsergebnisse. Der vorliegende nationale Berichtsband präsentiert die Ergebnisse, die von den Schülerinnen und Schülern in Deutschland in der aktuellen Vergleichsstudie erreicht wurden. Der Schwerpunkt der Erhebungen und Auswertungen liegt bei PISA 2012 auf der Mathematik, die nach PISA 2003 zum zweiten Mal im Zentrum der Untersuchung steht. Die Testergebnisse werden zusammen mit Befunden über Unterricht, Schulen und Merkmale der Elternhäuser diskutiert. Die Herausgeber am Zentrum für Internationale Bildungsvergleichsstudien (ZIB): Prof. Dr. Manfred Prenzel, TUM School of Education, Technische Universität München Dr. Christine Sälzer, TUM School of Education, Technische Universität München Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme, Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, Frankfurt am Main Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller, Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik, Kiel

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Child Development

Author: Laura E. Berk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780205302703
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Readers are provided with an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of child development, and the effective topical organization emphasizes to readers the way in which all of the domains of development relate - physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-throughout the book. Berk revised the book offering readers a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, expanded coverage of culture, and an enhanced focus on education, health, and social issues. While carefully considering the complexities of child development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based and real-world examples. For anyone working with children, or those in the fields of child development, child psychology and childcare.