Monitoring the Quality of Education in Schools

Author: Vanessa Scherman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 946300453X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The monitoring of quality has been part of the educational landscape for many decades. Originally the need to monitor arose as part of an economic process whereby policy makers wanted to discern the return on investment in education. This bottom line thinking, while still prominent, has receded into the background in light of global changes and the emergence of a global economy. Now in addition to the question “what is the return on investment?”, the more important question is “are the students in schools ready to participate in the economy of a 21st century society?”. This is underpinned by the inquiry into what knowledge and competencies are required for students to participate meaningfully in nation-building. This inquiry can only be undertaken by means of monitoring, evaluating where the students are and what is required so that students reach their potential. In an ever-changing technologically-oriented world the manner in which competencies and knowledge are identified and how these need to be measured and identified is important. In this book, the theory and practice of underpinning the monitoring of the quality of education is described. This is followed by a number of practical examples, in the form of country case studies, on how theory plays out in practice. The book further provides common themes across developed and developing emerging economies underscoring the need for approaches which are locally relevant but internationally transferable.

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Schools

Author: Robyn Moloney
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
ISBN: 9783319893716
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents the principles of quality teaching in Chinese, as exemplified in case studies of primary and secondary school classrooms. Drawing on data from five Australian schools, the authors identify the key practices necessary to produce a quality learning experience for students. The book offers a thorough grounding in the issues involved in teaching different age groups, and many practical strategies, including a comprehensive overview of digital technologies for teaching and learning Chinese. It will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of applied linguistics, in addition to supporting teacher training and professional development.

Schools Count

Author: Ward Heneveld
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821334607
Format: PDF
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World Bank Technical Paper No. 303.Reviews the design of 26 projects in Sub-Saharan Africa that were prepared by African governments and the World Bank for Bank funding. The report concludes that school-level factors need more attention in program design.

New Paradigm for Re engineering Education

Author: Cheong Cheng Yin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402036205
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In response to the challenges of globalization and local development, educational reforms are inevitably becoming one of the major trends in the Asia-Pacific Region or other parts of the world. Based on the most recent research and international observations, this book aims to present a new paradigm including various new concepts, frameworks and theories for reengineering education. This book has 21 chapters in three sections. Section I "New Paradigm of Educational Reform" containing eight chapters, illustrates the new paradigm and frameworks of reengineering education, fostering human development and analysing reform policies and also discusses the trends and challenges of educational reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region. Section II "New Paradigm of Educational Leadership" with five chapters aims to elaborate how the nature, role and practice of school leadership can be transformed towards a new paradigm and respond to the three waves of education reforms. Section III "Reengineering School Management for Effectiveness" with eight chapters aims to provide various practical frameworks for reengineering school management processes and implementing changes in school practices.

Teaching and Learning of English in Secondary Schools

Author: Casmir Chanda
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850928846
Format: PDF, Mobi
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By exploring the ways that teachers and pupils can help to improve classroom practices, this book shows how education planners and practitioners can effect improvements in schools even in situations of very scarce resources. It is suitable for those who are working to improve English language teaching and learning.

International Schools International Education

Author: Mary Hayden
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749433680
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This work tackles the issues that staff and management of international schools need to address in order to ensure that their teaching and organization is of a high standard and quality. It contains a wide range of contributions from international school experts around the world.

School Effectiveness

Author: Pamela Sammons
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789026515491
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume explores the influence of students' background on educational outcomes, ways of contextualising school performance, and current issues and developments in school effectiveness research. Also investigated is how the research contributes to understanding of school and classroom processes.