Quality Education for All

Author: H. Dean Nielsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135619859
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Comparative Education Reader

Author: Edward R. Beauchamp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415930376
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Organized topically rather than theoretically, this well-rounded and thorough collection brings together some of the top scholars in the field, providing a readable text for introductory comparative education students.

University Teaching in Focus

Author: Lynne Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415644062
Format: PDF, Kindle
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University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. The book empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge, as well as linking theory to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style by internationally acclaimed experts, topics include: learning theories, assessment, discipline-based teaching, curriculum design, problem-based and work-integrated learning, effective classroom teaching, and flexible modes of delivery. The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The book also makes reference to seminal works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts. University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in life-long learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, to enter the workforce, to understand their discipline, and to interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

Inclusive Education

Author: S. J. Pijl
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415147484
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The way in which special education is conceived varies around the world, and practice varies accordingly. This book is based on the assumption that inclusive education, or mainstreaming, is a necessary part of providing high quality education for all.

Technology Enhanced Learning Quality of Teaching and Educational Reform

Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642131654
Format: PDF
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It is a great pleasure to share with you the Springer CCIS proceedings of the First International Conference on Reforming Education, Quality of Teaching and Technology-Enhanced Learning: Learning Technologies, Quality of Education, Educational Systems, Evaluation, Pedagogies––TECH-EDUCATION 2010, Which was a part of the World Summit on the Knowledge Society Conference Series. TECH-EDUCATION 2010 was a bold effort aiming to foster a debate on the global need in our times to invest in education. The topics of the conference dealt with six general pillars: Track 1. Quality of Education––A new Vision Track 2. Technology-Enhanced Learning––Learning Technologies––Personalization-E-learning Track 3. Educational Strategies Track 4. Collaborative/ Constructive/ Pedagogical/ Didactical Approaches Track 5. Formal/ Informal/ and Life–Long Learning Perspectives Track 6. Contribution of Education to Sustainable Development Within this general context the Program Committee of the conference invited contributions that fall in to the following list of topics. Track 1: Quality of the Education––A new Vision • Teaching Methodologies and Case Studies • Reforms in Degrees • The European Educational Space • Academic Curricula Designs • Quality of Teaching and Learning • Quality and Academic Assessment • The School / University of the Future • Challenges for Higher Education in the 21st Century • New Managerial Models for Education • Financing the New Model for Education of the 21st Century • The Quality Milestones for Education of the 21st Century • Evaluation in Academia • The Role of Teachers • International Collaborations for Joint Programs/Degrees • Industry–Academia Synergies • Research Laboratories Management

Adult Education for Community Development

Author: Edwin Hamilton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313276125
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Community development depends on effective social action, and effective social action requires the acquisition of related knowledge and skills. While other works on community development stress the role of economic and political factors, Hamilton's study is unique in its presentation of an educational model for promoting change within the community. The book is grounded on a theoretical base that recognizes the intrinsic motivation of many adults to improve their surroundings and which acknowledges that motivation must be matched with skills and information. At the heart of the study is a description and analysis of an educational community development model that can be modified to suit the needs and philosophies of a range of groups.

Leading Professional Development in Education

Author: Bob Moon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415243827
Format: PDF
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This book provides a rich range of case studies and theoretical and methodological perspectives on the practical leadership tasks that underpin educational change. Section 1 focuses on the nature of professional learning and the policy context in which educational reform takes place. Section 2 explores the forms of leadership relevant to the differing contexts of professional development. Section 3 explores mentoring, peer coaching, team and group work. These processes are examined through international experience and by reference to work in other professions. Section 4 analyses the experience of evidence based work in medicine and the health service and the potential of applying this to education. The section reviews contested views on this theme. Section 5 looks at the potential role that interactive technologies can play in professional development.