• Education

      Digitisation Perspectives

      by Rikowski, R.

      This book examines various views and perspectives on digitisation. As Simon Tanner, Director Digital Consultancy, King’s College London says in the Foreword: “Digitisation has become a cultural, scholastic, economic and political imperative and raises man

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      Obsessed with the Doctoral Theses

      Supervision and Support during the Dissertation Process

      by Määttä, K.

      After having supervised the 30th doctoral thesis at the University of Lapland, Finland, Professor Kaarina Määttä invited the doctoral graduates and their circle of acquaintances to talk about their experiences of the process of writing a doctoral thesis a

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      Decolonizing Philosophies of Education

      by Abdi, Ali A.

      Philosophy of education basically deals with learning issues that attempt to explain or answer what we describe as the major questions of its domains, i.e., what education is needed, why such education, and how would societies undertake and achieve such l

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      Reading Practices, Postcolonial Literature, and Cultural Mediation in the Classroom

      by Johnston, I.

      In this book, Johnston and Mangat consider ways in which particular postcolonial and multicultural literary texts are able to provide a space of cultural mediation for readers from various backgrounds. The studies described in the five chapters of the boo

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      Understanding Interactions at Science Centers and Museums

      Approaching Sociocultural Perspectives

      by Davidsson, E.

      There is an increasing interest in understanding learning and knowledge development when visitors attend informal institutions, such as museums, science centers, aquariums and botanical gardens. But in what ways do visitors develop new knowledge, skills a

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      PISA Under Examination

      Changing Knowledge, Changing Tests, and Changing Schools

      by Pereyra, M. A.

      From the 23rd to 26th of November 2009 in La Palma island, in the Canaries, the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) organized an international symposium entitled PISA under Examination: Changing Knowledge, Changing Tests, and Changing Schools.

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      Art's Way Out

      Exit Pedagogy and the Cultural Condition

      by Baldacchino, J.

      In taking the critique of inclusion and entry as a first step, Art’s Way Out’s discussion of art, politics and learning aims to delineate what an exit pedagogy would look like: where culture is neither seen as a benign form of inclusion nor as a hegemonic

    • Education

      Dewey and Power

      Renewing the Democratic Faith 

      by Hewitt, R.  

      Dewey and Power develops out of criticism that John Dewey’s work lacks a sufficient concept of power, thus rendering his faith in an amelioristic sense of experience and a democratic ideal untenable. According to philosopher Cornel West, Dewey gives ameli

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      Science Education in Context

      An International Examination of the Influence of Context on Science Curricula Development and Implementation 

      by Coll, R. K.  

      This book presents an international perspective of the influence of educational context on science education. The focus is on the interactions between curriculum development and implementation, particularly in non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts

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      Teaching 360°: Effective Learning Through the Imagination

      Introductory section by Kieran Egan

      by Judson, G

      This book offers a detailed examination of imagination in learning. Teachers working with the ideas of Imaginative Education in their classrooms provide examples that cover multiple curricular areas and span elementary through secondary school contexts. “

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      Buying your Way into Heaven

      Education and Corruption in International Perspective

      by Heyneman, S. P.

      Education is commonly thought to be a haven for the young. No matter how unstable the polity, no matter how dismal the prospects for the economy, education investments are often treated as sacrosanct. This is one reason for the popularity of education as

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      January 2012

      The New Inheritors

      Transforming Young People's Expectations of University

      by Mattarozzi Laming, M.

      This groundbreaking book examines why the majority of Australian school leavers want to go to university and have resisted government attempts to promote alternative forms of tertiary education. The New Inheritors explores differences in young people’s un

    • Education
      February 2012

      Writing the Family

      Women, Auto-Ethnography, and Family Work

      by Skott-Myhre, K.

      This is not a traditional book about the family. In a very essential way, it is a book about being a woman in relation to the current form of the family under capitalism in North America. The authors are three women whose interest in the family stems out

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      Learning-Through-Touring

      Mobilising Learners and Touring Technologies to Creatively Explore the Built Environment

      by Sprake, J.

      Learning-through-Touring uncovers ways in which people interact with the built environment by exploring the spaces around, between and within buildings. The key idea embodied in the book is that learning through touring is haptic –the learner is a physica

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      Ratio and Proportion

      Research and Teaching in Mathematics Teachers' Education (Pre- and In-Service Mathematics Teachers of Elementary and Middle School Classes)

      by Ben-Chaim, D.

      Ratio and Proportion—Research and Teaching in Mathematics Teachers' Education offers its readers an intellectual adventure where they can acquire invaluable tools to turn teaching ratio and proportion to professionals and school children into an enjoyable

    • Education
      January 2012

      Speaking of Teaching …

      Inclinations, Inspirations, and Innerworkings

      by Cohen, A.

      Teaching is a richly multifaceted endeavor. It isn’t always easy to know just where we should focus our thinking and our dialogue. In Speaking of Teaching, six educators talk about their inner selves. They bring the inside out for their own self-explorati

    • Education
      January 2012

      The Immigration & Education Nexus

      A Focus on the Context & Consequences of Schooling

      by Urias, D. A.

      The focus of this edited volume is on immigration’s effect on schooling and the consequential aspect of illegal immigration’s effect. To understand immigration (legal and undocumented) and K-16 education in Asia, Europe, and the US is to situate both with

    • Education

      First-Person Methods

      Toward an Empirical Phenomenology of Experience

      by Roth, W.-M.  

      In the history of psychology, first-person methods, such as introspection, have come into disrepute in favor of the experimental approach. Yet the results of first-person research – such as the famous studies provided by Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his Pheno

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      Open Education and Education for Openness

      by Peters, M. A.

      The essays in this edited collection reflect on the nature of open education resources, where the question on openness for education emerges. What is remarkable today are the ways that teachers and institutions now begin to form part of the processes of g

    • Education

      Culture of Ambiguity

      Implications for Self and Social Understanding in Adolescence

      by Bosacki, S. L.

      Research shows that the ability to "read others" or to make sense of the signs and symbols evident in human communication has an influence on children's self-conceptions and their social interactions in childhood and adolescence. Given that psychological

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