Handbook of Professional Development in Education

Handbook of Professional Development in Education Author Linda E. Martin
ISBN-10 9781462524976
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 562
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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"This handbook shares successful models and practices of teacher professional development and learning along with suggestions for sustaining professional development. The handbook is intended to address professional development issues for P-12 educators in all content areas, forges a balance between policy issues and theoretical frameworks, along with presenting recommendations for best practices in professional development. It is divided into four parts: (1) professional development past and present; (2) the complexity of professional development in today's schools; (3) developing solutions for effective professional development; and (4) pulling it all together"--

Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 0749438770
Year 2003
Pages 449
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Author Terry Anderson
ISBN-10 9781897425084
Year 2008
Pages 472
Language en
Publisher Athabasca University Press
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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development Author Matthias Barth
ISBN-10 9781317918110
Year 2015-10-08
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connecting theoretical aspects of the range of relevant methodologies, showing the interdisciplinary aspects of the research field and illustrating the breadth of research directions. With a team of international authors from leading universities in research and teaching in higher education for sustainable development this Handbook brings together a broad range of research approaches and shows how these approaches are reflected in the research practice in higher education for sustainable development. Key topics include: Research Paradigms and Methodologies Ongoing and Future Directions of Research Meta-Analysis and Reviews Policy and Politics Challenges for Implementation Action Research and Transdisciplinary Perspective Gender, Diversity and Post-Colonial Perspectives Operationalising Competencies Outcome-Oriented Research Curriculum Change Organisational Change and Organisational Learning Community and Partnerships University Appraisal Systems and Indicators Evaluation Approaches Engaging Academic Teachers Good Practice Learning and Teaching Transformative Leadership and Change Strategies This Handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for all those working in higher education for sustainable development.

Teaching Comparative Education

Teaching Comparative Education Author Patricia K. Kubow
ISBN-10 9781873927823
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Symposium Books Ltd
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With chapter contributions from seminal scholars in the field of comparative and international education (CIE), this book examines the ways in which comparative education is being taught, or advocated for, in teacher education within higher education institutions worldwide. A particular concern raised by the authors - in locations as diverse as Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States - is the utilitarian approach in teacher education, where that which is valued is that which is measurable. The implications for what and how CIE should be taught is examined in light of the ideological, sociocultural, political, and economic trends influencing education worldwide. The main questions posed in the book include: What are the challenges and opportunities for CIE, and its practice, now and in the future?

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education Author Liora Bresler
ISBN-10 9781402030529
Year 2007-09-04
Pages 1629
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.

Pedagogy and Human Movement

Pedagogy and Human Movement Author Richard Tinning
ISBN-10 9781134088867
Year 2009-09-10
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Across the full range of human movement studies and their many sub-disciplines, established institutional practices and forms of pedagogy are used to (re)produce valued knowledge about human movement. Pedagogy and Human Movement explores this pedagogy in detail to reveal its applications and meanings within individual fields. This unique book examines the epistemological assumptions underlying each of these pedagogical systems, and their successes and limitations as ways of (re)producing knowledge related to physical activity, the body, and health. It also considers how the pedagogical discourses and devices employed influence the ways of thinking, practice, dispositions and identities of those who work in the fields of sport, exercise and other human movement fields. With a scope that includes physical education, exercise and sports science, sports sociology and cultural studies, kinesiology, health promotion, human performance and dance, amongst other subjects, Pedagogy and Human Movement is the most comprehensive study of pedagogical cultures in human movement currently available. It is an invaluable resource for anybody with an interest in human movement studies.

What Is Curriculum Theory

What Is Curriculum Theory Author William F. Pinar
ISBN-10 9781135616649
Year 2004-02-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This primer for teachers (prospective and practicing) asks students to question the historical present and their relation to it, and in so doing, to construct their own understandings of what it means to teach, to study, to become "educated."

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education Author Gary McPherson
ISBN-10 9780199928019
Year 2012-09-06
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Music Education offer a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behavior and development in relation to the diverse variety of educational contexts in which they occur. In these volumes, contributors from around the world celebrate the diverse nature of music education internationally and present fresh and innovative principles and approaches to music learning and teaching.

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Second International Handbook of Educational Change Author Andy Hargreaves
ISBN-10 9048126606
Year 2010-08-13
Pages 1077
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.

Research Methods for the Self Study of Practice

Research Methods for the Self Study of Practice Author Deborah Tidwell
ISBN-10 1402095147
Year 2009-06-12
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This is a book designed with the teacher educator in mind. It provides in depth examination of specific methods used effectively in self-study research. The chapters are written by researchers engaged in self-study of their practice.

International Handbook of Research in History Philosophy and Science Teaching

International Handbook of Research in History  Philosophy and Science Teaching Author Michael R. Matthews
ISBN-10 9789400776548
Year 2014-07-03
Pages 2532
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This inaugural handbook documents the distinctive research field that utilizes history and philosophy in investigation of theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in the teaching of science and mathematics. It is contributed to by 130 researchers from 30 countries; it provides a logically structured, fully referenced guide to the ways in which science and mathematics education is, informed by the history and philosophy of these disciplines, as well as by the philosophy of education more generally. The first handbook to cover the field, it lays down a much-needed marker of progress to date and provides a platform for informed and coherent future analysis and research of the subject. The publication comes at a time of heightened worldwide concern over the standard of science and mathematics education, attended by fierce debate over how best to reform curricula and enliven student engagement in the subjects. There is a growing recognition among educators and policy makers that the learning of science must dovetail with learning about science; this handbook is uniquely positioned as a locus for the discussion. The handbook features sections on pedagogical, theoretical, national, and biographical research, setting the literature of each tradition in its historical context. It reminds readers at a crucial juncture that there has been a long and rich tradition of historical and philosophical engagements with science and mathematics teaching, and that lessons can be learnt from these engagements for the resolution of current theoretical, curricular and pedagogical questions that face teachers and administrators. Science educators will be grateful for this unique, encyclopaedic handbook, Gerald Holton, Physics Department, Harvard University This handbook gathers the fruits of over thirty years’ research by a growing international and cosmopolitan community Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department, University of Pavia