Literacy and Education

Author: Uta Papen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317423046
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Literacy is a perennial ‘hot topic’ in Britain and other English-speaking countries. Concerns about falling standards and a ‘literacy crisis’ are frequently raised. In response, governments initiate new policies and teaching guidelines. This book addresses the current policies, practices and media debates in England, the US, Scotland and Australia. Literacy and Education examines: How literacy is taught to children in primary schools; The place of phonics in current policies and the arguments made for and against it; How teachers deliver phonics lessons and how children engage with the method; The range of literacy practices children engage with throughout the school day and how they contribute to literacy learning; The contributions a social and critical perspective on literacy can make to current debates regarding teaching strategies; A wide range of research conducted in the UK, North America, Australia and other countries. Bringing together policy, practice and public debate and drawing on the author’s extensive research in a primary school, this essential new textbook provides questions and tasks for readers to engage with. Literacy and Education is ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of literacy and education and students on PGCE courses. It will also be of interest to researchers and teachers.

Children s Literacy Practices and Preferences

Author: Jane Sunderland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317554728
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Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.

Addressing Diversity in Literacy Instruction

Author: Evan Ortlieb
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787149080
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This edited volume highlights recent research related to how issues of diversity are addressed within literacy instruction for K-12 learners.

Biotechnology Education and Life Politics

Author: Pádraig Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113459285X
Format: PDF
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What should individuals and society do when genetic screening becomes widely available and with its impact on current and future generations still uncertain? How can our education systems around the world respond to these developments? Reproductive and genetic technologies (RGTs) are increasingly controversial and political. We are entering an era where we can design future humans, firstly, by genetic screening of "undesirable" traits or indeed embryos, but perhaps later by more radical genetic engineering. This has a profound effect on what we see as normal, acceptable and responsible. This book argues that these urgent and biopolitical issues should be central to how biology is taught as a subject. Debate about life itself has always been at the forefront of connected molecular, genetic and social/personal identity levels, and each of these levels requires processes of communication and debate, what Anthony Giddens called in passing life politics. In this book Pádraig Murphy opens the term up, with examples from field research in schools, student responses to educational films exploring the future of RGTs, and science studies of strategic biotechnology and the lab practices of genetic screening. Life political debate is thoroughly examined and is identified as a way of connecting mainstream education of biology with future generations. Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics will appeal to post-graduates and academics involved with science education, science communication, communication studies and the sociology of education.

Public Opinion Democracy and Market Reform in Africa

Author: Michael Bratton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521602914
Format: PDF
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This book is a groundbreaking exploration of public opinion in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on the Afrobarometer, a survey research project, it reveals what ordinary Africans think about democracy and market reforms, subjects on which almost nothing is otherwise known. The authors find that support for democracy in Africa is wide but shallow and that Afrcns feel trapped between state and market. While Africans are learning about reform on the basis of knowledge, reasoning, and experience, few countries are likely to attain full-fledged democracies and markets anytime soonn.

Language Literacy and Learning in Educational Practice

Author: Barry Stierer
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853592171
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Language and literacy are highly contested areas of the curriculum. Questions of what should be taught, how it should be taught, and who should control such decisions, are increasingly subjected to public scrutiny, debate and challenge in a manner which is often more reflection of competing social and political values than of theory and research evidence." "In recent years there has been a rapid development of new conceptual frameworks for understanding language literacy and learning, from such diverse fields as anthropology, cultural studies, social psychology, and critical linguistics. The papers in this collection have been chosen because they will help readers to consider ways in which these new developments in theory and research may be applied to everyday practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Chemistry Education

Author: Javier García-Martínez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527679324
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

The Impact of American Ideas on New Zealand s Educational Policy Practice and Thinking

Author: David Philips
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This collection of papers on the impact of U.S. ideas on New Zealand education range from the personal recollections of New Zealand Fulbright scholars recounting their experiences in the United States to academic papers that explore how innovative approaches towards educational issues in the United States have had an impact on the New Zealand education system. The 28 papers are: (1) "The Further Off from England..." (W. L. Renwick); (2) "American Influences on New Zealand Education, 1840-1945" (Logan Moss); (3) "American Influences on New Zealand Sociology of Education, 1950-1988" (Sue Middleton); (4) "Higher Education for Women: Choice or Chance?" (Ann Keppel); (5) "Margaret Mead: the New Zealand Connection" (Jane Ritchie); (6) "'How They Brought the Good News...': Report on the Survey of New Zealand and American Fulbright Awardees" (Geraldine McDonald); (7) "Bridges or Barriers?: The Role of Schools in Culturally Diverse Societies" (Lily Wong Fillmore); (8) "Compensatory Education, Head Start and Affirmative Action: Implications for Maori Education in New Zealand" (Katie Irwin); (9) "Applied Behavioral Research and the Learning of Literacy Skills" (Ted Glynn); (10) "New Strategies in Education: Teaching Writing" (Vince Catherwood); (11) "The National Writing Project in New Zealand" (Ruie Pritchard); (12) "Review of Current Writing Research and Proposed Developments" (David Philips); (13) "The Influence of the American Public Law on New Zealand Special Education" (Don Brown); (14) "The Role of Multi-disciplinary Assessment Centres in Special Education" (Lottie Thompson); (15) "Support for Mainstreaming" (Christine Hilton-Jones); (16) "Early Intervention: The Relevance of American Practices to the New Zealand Situation" (Helen Stevens); (17) "Educational Administration: Reflections on the Picot Report" (Maurice Gianotti); (18) "The Impact of American Ideas on New Zealand Nursing Education: Part I, "The View from the Journal" (Jocelyn Keith), Part II "Change in New Zealand Nursing Education in the 1970s" (Judith Christensen), Part III "Becoming Part of the Pattern" (Merian Litchfield); (19) "DACUM: Its Influences and Impact on Vocational Education" (Adrienne Burleigh); (20) "The Case of Law" (K. J. Keith); (21) "The Impact of the United States Ideas on Legal Education in New Zealand" (Marcy McLay); (22) "Beyond the Classroom: American Popular Culture, New Zealand Youth and Moral Panics" (Geoff Lealand); (23) "Broadcasting and the Transfer of Influence: 'Goodbye Auntie Beeb, Hello Uncle Sam'" (Brian Pauling); (24) "American Influences on Museum Education" (Connie Hall); (25) "America's Influence Upon New Zealand" (William Tramposch); (26) "Tar, Museums and Education" (John Yaldwyn); (27) "The Impact of American Ideas on New Zealand's Culture" (George Webby); and (28) "The Impact of American Theory and Ideas on Art Education in New Zealand" (Ray Thorburn). (DB)