Moving the Equity Agenda Forward

Author: Julie A. Bianchini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400744676
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This volume takes on the vital tasks of celebrating, challenging, and attempting to move forward our understanding of equity and diversity in science education. Organized thematically, the book explores five key areas of science education equity research: science education policy; globalization; context and culture; discourse, language and identity; and leadership and social networking. Chapter authors -- emerging to established US science education scholars -- present their latest research on how to make science interesting and accessible to all students. The volume includes international voices as well: Scholars from around the world crafted responses to each section. Together, authors and respondents attempt to refine our methods for examining equity issues across classrooms, schools, and policies, and deepen our understanding of ways to promote equity and acknowledge diversity in science classrooms. Moving the Equity Agenda Forward is endorsed by NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research. The volume gains authority from the fact that it was edited by one current and four former chairs of NARST’s Equity and Ethics Committee.

Science Education

Author: Keith S. Taber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463007490
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"This book comprises a wide range of scholarly essays introducing readers to key topics and issues in science education. Science education has become a well established field in its own right, with a vast literature, and many active areas of scholarship. Science Education: An International Course Companion offers an entry point for students seeking a sound but introductory understanding of the key perspectives and areas of thinking in science education. Each account is self-contained and offers a scholarly and research-informed introduction to a particular topic, theme, or perspective, with both citations to key literature and recommendations for more advanced reading. Science Education: An International Course Companion allows readers (such as those preparing for school science teaching, or seeking more advanced specialist qualifications) to obtain a broad familiarity with key issues across the field as well as guiding wider reading about particular topics of interest. The book therefore acts as a reader to support learning across courses in science education internationally. The broad coverage of topics is such that that the book will support students following a diverse range of courses and qualifications. The comprehensive nature of the book will allow course leaders and departments to nominate the book as the key reader to support students – their core ‘course companion’ in science education."

Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites

Author: Jonathan Liljeblad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351234889
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Much previous literature on sacred natural sites has been written from a non-indigenous perspective. In contrast, this book facilitates a greater self-expression of indigenous perspectives regarding treatment of the sacred and its protection and governance in the face of threats from various forms of natural resource exploitation and development. It provides indigenous custodians the opportunity to explain how they view and treat the sacred through a written account that is available to a global audience. It thus illuminates similarities and differences of both definitions, interpretations and governance approaches regarding sacred natural phenomena and their conservation. The volume presents an international range of case studies, from the recent controversy of pipeline construction at Standing Rock, a sacred site for the Sioux people spanning North and South Dakota, to others located in Australia, Canada, East Timor, Hawaii, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and the Philippines. Each chapter includes an analytical introduction and conclusion written by the editors to identify common themes, unique insights and key messages. The book is therefore a valuable teaching resource for students of indigenous studies, anthropology, religion, heritage, human rights and law, nature conservation and environmental protection. It will also be of great interest to professionals and NGOs concerned with nature and heritage conservation.

Early Childhood Education Policies in Asia Pacific

Author: Hui Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811015287
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book evaluates recent early childhood education policies on the basis of a ‘3A2S’ framework, which refers to accessibility, affordability, accountability, sustainability, and social justice. It systematically and empirically reviews early childhood education policies in specific countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific Region, such as Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and so on. As the first English-language collection of large-scale reviews of early childhood education policies in Asia Pacific, this book will be of great value to early childhood educators, policymakers, researchers, and postgraduate students in the Region and beyond.

PISA 2012 Ergebnisse Was Sch lerinnen und Sch ler wissen und k nnen Band I berarbeitete Ausgabe Februar 2014 Sch lerleistungen in Lesekompetenz Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264208852
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Bei der jüngsten PISA-Studie sind asiatische Länder und Regionen die klaren Spitzenreiter – allein in Mathematik kamen sieben davon in die Top Ten. In Europa belegen Liechtenstein und die Schweiz die vorderen Plätze. Deutschland liegt zum ersten Mal in allen Testbereichen über den OECD-Schnitt, Österreichs Ergebnisse kehren nach einem Einbruch wieder zu einem guten Niveau zurück. Zum nun fünften Mal wurden die Fähigkeiten von 15-Jährigen in Lesen, Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften überprüft, der Schwerpunkt lag auf Mathematik.

Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education

Author: Lyn D. English
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135192766
Format: PDF
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This book brings together mathematics education research that makes a difference in both theory and practice - research that anticipates problems and needed knowledge before they become impediments to progress.