Diversity Education

Author: Katrin Hauenschild
Publisher: Brandes & Apsel Verlag
ISBN: 3955580318
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gesellschaftliche Vielfalt (von Herkunft, Religion, Kultur, Sprache, individuellen Voraussetzungen etc.) stellt die Bildungswissenschaften vor die Herausforderung, theoretische, empirische und konzeptionelle Antworten darauf zu geben, wie Diversität in verschiedenen Bildungskontexten hergestellt wird, welche Ausformungen Diversität annehmen kann und welche Konsequenzen dies für das Bildungssystem und die Gestaltung seiner Bildungsorganisationen hat. Der vorliegende Band leistet eine erste Systematisierung, indem verschiedene bildungswissenschaftliche Disziplinen und Fachdidaktiken "Diversity Education" in ihren jeweils spezifischen Zugängen entfalten. Es öffnet sich der Blick für notwendige empirische Forschungen, weiterführende theoretische Konzeptualisierungen und organisationale Gestaltungsanforderungen. Institutionelle Innensichten aus Schule sowie Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung verdeutlichen exemplarisch, wie Diversität in der Bildungspraxis begleitet wird.

Inclusive Education Twenty Years After Salamanca

Author: Florian Kiuppis
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433126963
Format: PDF
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This edited volume discusses UNESCO's contributions to inclusive education over the past 20 years, the normative and technical leadership roles this organization has been playing together with its peers and competitors in educational development, and the current status of this issue in academic debates, as well as conceptualizations from different cultures. The chapters reflect and critically discuss a range of positions on the relation between inclusive education, educatino for all, and special needs education and particularly express the role disability plays in these thematic contexts. The book brings to light that although the term inclusive education is commonly associated with people with disabilities, there are contexts - e.g., research strands on school development in the UK - in which inclusive education is considered as an approach in which the focus of special (needs) education is widened in terms of the target group, reaching out to the heterogeneity of learners, thus taking diversity as a starting point for educational theory and practice. This book highlights the differences in narratives of inclusive education in the United States and abroad and is intended to bridge the various approaches to the study of inclusive education and disability, particularly in the US, the UK, and the Nordic countries within Europe. Although academics and students in Disability Studies are the target audience, the book is also of high relevance to policy makers in the growing field of inclusive education, as well as being potentially interesting for practitioners in education and social work.

Constructivism and Education

Author: Marie Larochelle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521621359
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An international collection dealing with the constructivist approach to education.

Ict And Special Educational Needs

Author: Florian, Lani
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033521195X
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A reference for teachers interested in the uses of ICT as a tool to promote the inclusion of learners with special educational needs. It considers the role of technology in overcoming barriers of access to the curriculum and offers examinations of ICT asa teaching tool to raise standards for all.

A Decade of Research on School Principals

Author: Helene Arlestig
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319230271
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This book provides a unique map of the focus and directions of contemporary research on school leadership since 2000 in 24 countries. Each of these directions has its own particular cultural, educational and policy history. Taken together, the various chapters in the volume provide a rich and varied mosaic of what is currently known and what is yet to be discovered about the roles and practices of principals, and their contributions to the improvement of teaching and the learning and achievement of students. The particular foci and methodological emphases of the research reported illustrate the different phases in the development of educational policies and provision in each country. This collection is an important addition to existing international research that has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that the influence of school principals is second only to that of teachers in their capacity to impact students’ progress and achievement and to promote equity and social justice.

Narrative Prosthesis

Author: David T. Mitchell
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472120808
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Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse develops a narrative theory of the pervasive use of disability as a device of characterization in literature and film. It argues that, while other marginalized identities have suffered cultural exclusion due to a dearth of images reflecting their experience, the marginality of disabled people has occurred in the midst of the perpetual circulation of images of disability in print and visual media. The manuscript's six chapters offer comparative readings of key texts in the history of disability representation, including the tin soldier and lame Oedipus, Montaigne's "infinities of forms" and Nietzsche's "higher men," the performance history of Shakespeare's Richard III, Melville's Captain Ahab, the small town grotesques of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and Katherine Dunn's self-induced freaks in Geek Love. David T. Mitchell is Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies, Northern Michigan University. Sharon L. Snyder is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature, Northern Michigan University.

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy Second Edition

Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466886420
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James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. In this revised edition of What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, new games like World of WarCraft and Half Life 2 are evaluated and theories of cognitive development are expanded. Gee looks at major cognitive activities including how individuals develop a sense of identity, how we grasp meaning, how we evaluate and follow a command, pick a role model, and perceive the world.

Language Power and Pedagogy

Author: Jim Cummins
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853594741
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Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.