Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441125930
Format: PDF
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Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

Globalizing Education Policy

Author: Fazal Rizvi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135270503
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rizvi and Lingard's account of the global politics of education is thoughtful, complex and compelling. It is the first really comprehensive discussion and analysis of global trends in education policy, their effects - structural and individual - and resistance to them. In the enormous body of writing on globalisation this book stands out and will become a basic text in education policy courses around the world. - Stephen J Ball, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK In what ways have the processes of globalization reshaped the educational policy terrain? How might we analyse education policies located within this new terrain, which is at once local, national, regional and global? In Globalizing Education Policy, the authors explore the key global drivers of policy change in education, and suggest that these do not operate in the same way in all nation-states. They examine the transformative effects of globalization on the discursive terrain within which educational policies are developed and enacted, arguing that this terrain is increasingly informed by a range of neo-liberal precepts which have fundamentally changed the ways in which we think about educational governance. They also suggest that whilst in some countries these precepts are resisted, to some extent, they have nonetheless become hegemonic, and provide an overview of some critical issues in educational policy to which this hegemonic view of globalization has given rise, including: devolution and decentralization new forms of governance the balance between public and private funding of education access and equity and the education of girls curriculum particularly with respect to the teaching of English language and technology pedagogies and high stakes testing and the global trade in education. These issues are explored within the context of major shifts in global processes and ideological discourses currently being experienced, and negotiated by all countries. The book also provides an approach to education policy analysis in an age of globalization and will be of interest to those studying globalization and education policy across the social sciences.

Literature Education in the Asia Pacific

Author: Chin Ee Loh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351968807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The continual rise of English as a global lingua franca has meant that English literature, both as a discipline and as a tool in ESL and EFL classrooms, is being used in varied ways outside the inner circle of English. This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in the Asia-Pacific in global times, bringing to international attention a rich understanding of the trends, issues and challenges specific to nations within the Asia-Pacific region. Comprising contributions from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, the collection addresses the diversity of learners in different national, cultural and teaching contexts. In doing so, it provides insights into historical and current trends in literature education, foregrounds specific issues and challenges in policymaking and implementation, presents practical matters concerning text selection, use of literature in the language classroom, innovative practices in literature education, and raises pressing and important questions about the nature, purpose and importance of literature education in global times.

Politics Policies and Pedagogies in Education

Author: Bob Lingard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135019983
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces of work – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Bob Lingard has spent the last 30 years researching and writing in universities in Australia, England and Scotland about changing education policy issues. His work is written from a sociological perspective and with a commitment to social justice. He is the co-editor and co-author of 17 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. In Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education, Bob Lingard provides critical sociological engagement with the politics of education. The focus is education policy and the impact of globalization, including epistemological and methodological issues necessary for researching education policy today. Topics analyzed include: educational restructuring new accountabilities and testing mediatization of education policy policy as numbers the global policy field and policy borrowing pedagogies. Lingard also considers the nature of educational research today. He has selected 12 of his key writings and in a critical introduction situates and contextualizes the work against key developments in the field and in the changing world.

Schulen der Zukunft

Author: Rotraut Walden
Publisher: Roland Asanger Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783893343928
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Verlagstext: Die Autorinnen zeichnen anhand von Interviews mit Architekten und unter Einbezug einer Fülle von Erkenntnissen der Architektur-, Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie ein differenziertes Bild der räumlichen Bedingungen (z.B. Farbgebung, Formgestaltung) und psychologischen Prozesse (Selbstgestaltung) des Schulbaus und fassen ihre Ergebnisse in einer Synopse zusammen, die positive, negative und zukunftsweisende Aspekte sowie funktionale, ästhetisch-gestalterische, sozial-physische, ökologische, organisatorische und ökonomische Kriterien für den Schulbau enthält.

Lernort Gemeinde

Author: Annette Mörchen
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3763938974
Format: PDF
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Der Band stellt ein Konzept werte- und sozialraumorientierter Bildung vor, das Bürger in politischen und kirchlichen Gemeinden anregt, im Alltag neue Lernorte (Bank, Kunstatelier etc.) zu erschließen. Die Schlüsselfrage "Was ist mir etwas wert und was ist es mir wert?" lässt sie Visionen eines zukunftsfähigen Lebens in der Gemeinde entwickeln und wird zum Motor für selbstbestimmtes freiwilliges Engagement, das als Impulsgeber für die (Weiter-) Entwicklung von Gestaltungskompetenz wirkt. Lernort Gemeinde ist ein Beitrag zur UN-Dekade "Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung". Der Band orientiert sich an Partizipation und Selbstbestimmung und lädt zur Entdeckung und Gestaltung von "Möglichkeitsräumen" für Lernen und Handeln von Bürgern, Gemeinden und Weiterbildungsinstitutionen ein. Das Konzept wurde von einem bundesweit orientierten Netzwerk aus sieben Bildungseinrichtungen entwickelt und regt die Erwachsenenbildung an, das eigene Rollenprofil zu erweitern und eine lokale Bewegung für zukunftsfähige Lebensbedingungen in der Gemeinde anzustoßen bzw. zu begleiten. (VLB).