Higher Education for All RLE Edu G

Author: Gordon Roderick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136628495
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The rapid expansion of higher education provision, particularly in Europe and North America during the 1960s opened up for the first time the question whether everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of higher university and other institutions. The contributors are economists, sociologists and politicians and all have different assumptions, commitments and postures.

The Social Role of Higher Education

Author: Ken Kempner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429807929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Originally published in 1996 The Social Role of Higher Education is an anthology of nine papers, it presents cases studies showing how culture influences the social role of higher education in various nations. It examines how environments get defined and how they shape universities, and how knowledge and academic work interact in national contexts. This book focuses on how both developed and developing countries' systems of higher education are affected by their own culture and their place within the larger global context.

Academic Librarianship Second Edition

Author: G. Edward Evans
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838915639
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ideal for practitioners looking to advance their careers and for use in LIS programs, this "comprehensive overview" (Journal of Access Services) has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a timely exploration of the characteristics of academic librarianship and its place in the ever-changing environment of higher education. Evans and new coauthor Greenwell guide readers towards understanding what is required to have a successful career in academic librarianship, explaining why academic libraries are distinct from other types of libraries and lending practical insight into their unique political and operational characteristics. The text offers comprehensive coverage of such key issues as teaching faculty roles and the status of the academic librarian;governance and the growing tension on some campuses between faculty and administration;curriculum, with a discussion of the balance between general education requirements and applied courses;the student body;collections, data management, digitization, and metadata;scholarly communication, plus alternative models such as open educational resources (OERs);providing quality service, and the role of user experience (UX) in assessment;ACRL's Information Literacy Framework;funding, including how and where to find detailed higher education expenditure data;classrooms, common learning spaces, and other facilities;staffing and professional development;technology and IT support;career development, with advice on preparing a vita and undergoing a successful interview; andthe future of academic librarianship. This updated edition enables readers to understand how academic libraries deliver information, offer services, and provide learning spaces in new ways to better meet the needs of today's students, faculty, and other communities of academic library users.

Routledge Library Editions Education Mini Set I Language Literacy 9 vol set

Author: Various,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136510524
Format: PDF
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Mini-set I: Language & Literacy re-issues 9 volumes originally published between 1971 and 1992. They examine the challenges for teachers in the UK and USA in this field, with a focus on both early years education and adolescent and adult literacy. The volumes encompass elements of developmental psychology and literary theory and together provide a wide-ranging analysis of teaching and learning in the language and literary studies.

Breakthrough RLE Edu M

Author: Ronald Goldman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136450327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social mobility, educational priority areas and equality of opportunity are topics discussed as much today as when this book was first published over 30 years ago. This book is written by people of varying ages and professions who have broken through from poor social beginnings, deprived backgrounds and many disadvantages into a high level of professional achievement. Starting in working class or slum environments in areas such as Sheffield, Wales, Manchester, Leeds, Huddersfield, London, Glasgow and Birmingham they describe their struggles and the ways in which they attempted to over-come their earlier deprivations. The descriptions in this volume are illustrations of potential which is present in the most unpromising beginnings.

Radical Education

Author: Robin Barrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415695872
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume is a comprehensive critique of the radical tradition in educational theory. It traces the development of the key ideas in radical literature from Rousseau to the present day. Two opening chapters set Rousseau's educational views and arguments in their political perspective, and subject them to an extended critical treatment. Subsequent chapters provide detailed analyses and examination of the ideas of A S Neill, Paul Goodman, Ivan Illich and Everett Reimer, Charles Weingartner and Neil Postman. Each author is treated separately but certain common themes and ideas are extracted and considered without reference to any particular author. Amongst others, the concepts of nature, learning, hidden curriculum and the relativity of knowledge are examined; at the same time broader arguments about the degree and nature of freedom that should be provided to children, deschooling and assessment are pursued.

Learning Transitions in Higher Education

Author: D. Scott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137322128
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book draws on a study of student transitions in higher education institutions to both unpack the concept of a learning transition and develop pedagogic strategies to enable learners to develop their learning careers. This book provides an original perspective on teaching and learning in higher education.

The Research Process in Educational Settings

Author: Robert G. Burgess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415506344
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents a series of research biographies based on research experiences in the study of educational settings. The main aim is to provide a set of first person accounts on doing research that combine analysis with description. The contributors have been drawn from the disciplines of sociology and educational studies and have all conducted ethnographic work or case studies in a variety of educational settings.

Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Michael Grahame Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136635564
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The third edition of this award-winning Handbook continues the mission of its predecessors: to provide a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past three decades. While the book deals with education that uses technology, the focus is on teaching and learning and how its management can be facilitated through technology. Key features include: Comprehensive coverage that includes all aspects of distance education, including design, instruction, management, policy, and a section on different audiences. Chapter authors frame their topic in terms of empirical research (past and present) and discuss the nature of current practice in terms of that research. Future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. Section one provides a unique review of the theories that support distance education pedagogy. Section six includes a unique review of distance education as a component of global culture. This book will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at any level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments. Recipient of the 2013 IAP Distance Education Book Award