Schooling in the Pacific Islands

Author: R. Murray Thomas
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483148556
Format: PDF, ePub
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Schooling in the Pacific Islands: Colonies in Transition is the third book in a three-volume series describing education in selected countries of Oceania and the Asian regions bordering the Pacific. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with a general outlook on the colonization and schooling in Oceania. Subsequent chapters detail Oceania schools' social and historical backgrounds, the goals of education, the structure and size of the schooling enterprise, administration and finance, curriculum development, the supply of educational personnel, and problems and prospects for the future. Individual island countries covered include Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, New Caledonia and the Society Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, American Samoa and Western Samoa, Tonga, and The Cook Islands.

The Pacific Islands

Author: Moshe Rapaport
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society combines the scholarship and research of forty-five notable contributors in a volume suitable as a text for university-level courses in geography, anthropology, or area studies. Its thirty-three referenced chapters cover physical environment, living environment, history, culture, population, and economy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

School Leadership in Diverse Contexts

Author: Simon Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317595920
Format: PDF, Kindle
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School Leadership in Diverse Contexts demonstrates the centrality of context to understanding school leadership. It offers varied portrayals of leadership in a diverse range of distinct settings. Each chapter highlights the prominence of context in understanding the realities of school leadership, focusing on issues and influences that school leaders face, strategies school leaders adopt to deal with the complexities of their work, and conceptualisations of school leadership relevant to the context. An impressive array of international experts examine this neglected area of research by considering school leadership in nine heterogeneous contexts, providing rich and varied portrayals of school leadership and suggesting ways in which the leadership may be enhanced. School Leadership in Diverse Contexts is an ideal book for undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly those studying units in educational leadership, comparative education and educational policy. Similarly undergraduate and postgraduate students engaged with development studies, history, sociology, law, human geography will be attracted to this text.

Understanding Contemporary Education

Author: Tom O'Donoghue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317193598
Format: PDF, ePub
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Understanding Contemporary Education offers an essential exploration of key concepts and issues in education that will allow education studies students, as well as trainee and practising teachers to engage in reflection, not only on work at the classroom level, but on education more broadly. Using detailed examples, the book problematises many popular and taken-for-granted views, allowing the reader to challenge and seriously consider the nature of the education enterprise. In each chapter, a concept is carefully considered, with major features, controversies, and strengths and weaknesses highlighted. Key follow-up questions challenge the reader to reflect on specific issues, and encourage involvement, not just in their own teaching, but in the planning and determination of the total programme of their school, and where possible, that of the nation. The book is divided into seven main parts: The Social Context of Education Education Policy Curriculum Teaching and Learning Leadership in Education Teacher Preparation International Developments in Education. Drawing upon a wide variety of theoretical positions, Understanding Contemporary Education provides an accessible introduction to key themes and concepts in education, challenging readers to fully consider the purpose of education and to reflect intelligently on issues that affect all schools. It is a must-read book for those on education studies courses, as well as trainee and practising teachers.

Education in Australia New Zealand and the Pacific

Author: Michael Crossley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472503570
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an up-to-date and well-grounded analysis of education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Leading writers from throughout this region identify contemporary educational challenges, issues, and priorities while drawing upon their own ongoing empirical research. Key themes include the impact of international trends and developments; educational reform and the quality of education; indigenous learning; inclusivity; aid and development co-operation; and the changing role and place of tertiary education. Detailed studies of specific educational systems and developments are considered in the light of broader analyses that run throughout the volume.

Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace

Author: Nigel Bagnall
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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Youth Transition in a Globalized Marketplace (YTGM) is based on the experiences of youth in a number of countries. The authors of this study are internationally recognised as leaders in the field of youth research. It deals with the increasingly complex question of youth transition. As Miles observes: "...a key term in developing any adequate understanding of young people's lifestyles is that of 'transition', the process by which young people somehow manage to reach 'adulthood'." Galland proposes a model called the 'crossing of thresholds' that define the pattern and progress of transition to adulthood. He suggests four centrally important thresholds that define the pattern and progress of transition to adulthood. These he defines as completing education/training, entry to employment, leaving home and forming a couple.

Australasia and South Pacific Islands Bibliography

Author: John Thawley
Publisher: Scarecrow Area Bibliographies
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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This selective bibliography of nearly 6,000 items concentrates on monographs published during the last fifty years, updating other major bibliographies on the Australasian and South Pacific region.

Asian American education

Author: Meyer Weinberg
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
ISBN:
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Asian-American Education: Historical Background and Current Realitiesfills a gap in the study of the social and historical experiences of Asians in U.S. schools. It is the first historical work to provide American readers with information about highly individual ethnic groups rather than viewing distinctly different groups as one vague, global entity such as "Asians." The people who populate each chapter are portrayed as active participants in their history rather than as passive victims of their culture. Each of the twelve country-specific chapters begins with a description of the kind of education received in the home country, including how widely available it was, how equal or unequal the society was, and what were the circumstances under which the emigration of children from the country occurred. The latter part of each of these chapters deals with the education these children have received in the United States. Throughout the book, instead of dwelling on a relatively narrow range of children who perform spectacularly well, the author tries to discover the educational situation typical among average students. The order of chapters is roughly chronological in terms of when the first sizable numbers of immigrants came from a specific country.