Refugee Women Representation and Education

Author: Melinda McPherson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134099827
Format: PDF
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Even with increased attention to refugee women’s issues in the late 20th century, post-colonial discourses have nurtured limiting representations of refugee women, predominantly as subjects of charity and as victims. Adding to a growing body of work in the field, the author challenges this preconception by offering an opportunity for women’s voices to shape and influence policy, especially as it pertains to the role of education in the authoring of their own lives. In this volume, Melinda McPherson centres refugee women’s voices in the educational policy debate. Drawing on interviews with a group of refugee women in Melbourne, she explores purposes of education, and asks what kind of society these women imagine for themselves and for others. Their critical reflections, personal experiences and diverse backgrounds offer a contrasting picture to that privileged in ordinary policy debate. The women require support, resources, and guidance; but they are agents in their own lives who bring strength, thought, and imagination to crafting their own destinies in a new country. Education is a pivotal tool in exercising that agency. Throughout the book, discussions centre on why education matters to refugee women, focusing upon the integral links between education, civil society, and successful settlement, and conversely on the negative impacts of exclusionary practices. Representation and participation in education is a topic of critical social justice concern, and as such, the book will form important reading for academics, students, policy makers, and community development researchers.

Education Identity and Women Religious 1800 1950

Author: Deirdre Raftery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317410947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings together the work of eleven leading international scholars to map the contribution of teaching Sisters, who provided schooling to hundreds of thousands of children, globally, from 1800 to 1950. The volume represents research that draws on several theoretical approaches and methodologies. It engages with feminist discourses, social history, oral history, visual culture, post-colonial studies and the concept of transnationalism, to provide new insights into the work of Sisters in education. Making a unique contribution to the field, chapters offer an interrogation of historical sources as well as fresh interpretations of findings, challenging assumptions. Compelling narratives from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, Australia, South East Asia, France, the UK, Italy and Ireland contribute to what is a most important exploration of the contribution of the women religious by mapping and contextualizing their work. Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800–1950: Convents, classrooms and colleges will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of social history, women’s history, the history of education, Catholic education, gender studies and international education.

The Hidden Role of Software in Educational Research

Author: Tom Liam Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317614356
Format: PDF
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Educational research often discounts the uniqueness and ubiquity of software and the hidden political, economic and epistemological ways it impacts teaching and learning in K-12 settings. Drawing on theories and methodologies from English education, critical discourse analysis, multimodal semiotics and digital humanities, this volume exposes the problems of technology in schools and refocuses the conversation on software. This shifting of focus invites more nuanced questions concerning the role of software in school reform and classroom instruction, and takes a critical stance on software’s role in education. This volume explores the ontology of software and the ways it is construed within educational policy discussions. It is beneficial to schools, companies, policy makers and practitioners seeking a more theoretical framework for technology in education.

Evidence based Practice in Education

Author: Tone Kvernbekk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135039186
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Much educational debate today is dominated by a "what works" vocabulary, intimately associated with evidence-based practice (EBP). The vocabulary consists of concepts and ideas such as accountability, competency, effectiveness, employability, learning outcomes, predictability, qualifications, and testing. As schooling and education are considered successful when predetermined outcomes have been achieved, education is often believed to require assessment, measurement and documentation. In this book, Tone Kvernbekk leaves the political, ethical and professional dimensions on the sidelines and focuses instead on further unpacking the core of EBP. Chapters concentrate on several fundamental issues ignored by current literature, including: the character of the evidence that plays a central role in EBP in both practical reasoning and acting under uncertainty the notion of causality presupposed by discussion of the production of desired effects and played out in the basic structure of interventions a system-theoretical look at why interventions might not work. By considering these key points, Kvernbekk articulates both the legitimate uses and the illegitimate, philosophically problematic misuses of EBP in educational thinking and practice. The book will be of key value for academics and postgraduate students in the fields of educational research and practice, philosophy of education and educational theory, especially those concerned with research methodology, professionalism, and discussions regarding evidence-based practice.

Developing Writing Skills in German

Author: Uwe Baumann
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415397469
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Presenting a wide range of authentic written materials, the book aims to develop reading strategies and the ability to write texts of various types while imparting an understanding of important aspects of German society. This course is suitable for classroom use and independent study."--Publisher.

Der neue Mensch

Author: Carl R Rogers
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608108068
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Den hier versammelten Aufsätzen von Carl Rogers liegt allen eine bestimmte Auffassung von der menschlichen Natur zugrunde: Es ist die Überzeugung, daß der menschliche Organismus, das einzelne Mitglied der Spezies Mensch, in seinen Tendenzen im Kern konstruktiv ist. In einem wachstums- und entwicklungsfördernden psychologischen Klima können diese konstruktiven Potentiale freigesetzt werden.

Schule gestalten

Author: Helmut Fend
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531155975
Format: PDF, Docs
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Im Zentrum dieses Lehrbuchs steht das Konzept, die drei entscheidenden Gestaltungsebenen des Bildungswesens zusammen zu denken, da sie vielfältig miteinander verzahnt sind: die Ebenen der Systemsteuerung - im Sinne von Bildungspolitik und Bildungsmanagement -, der Schulentwicklung und der Unterrichtsgestaltung. Das Verstehen und Gestalten des "Ganzen" steht hier im Mittelpunkt und stellt damit das Anliegen der Vollständigkeit, wenn die verschiedenen Handlungsbereiche dargestellt werden. Damit bietet das Buch einen Überblick dazu, "wie man Schule macht", der für eine neue Lehrerbildung die lang erwartete professionelle Grundlage bietet - und so auch als moderne Einführung in die Schulpädagogik gelesen werden kann. Inhalt: - Das Bildungswesen als "Ganzes": ein allgemeines Handlungsmodell - Educational Governance als institutionelle Ordnungspolitik -- der Masterplan des Bildungsprogramms für die nachfolgende Generation - Die Mesoebene: Schulen als korporative Akteure im lokalen Umfeld -- Schulentwicklung als schulpädagogisches Programm - Die Mikroebene der "Menschenbildung" im Bildungswesen: "Lehrarbeit" als Rekontextualisierung des Bildungsprogramms an "lernende Subjekte" - Entwicklungslinien im 21. Jahrhundert.