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Policies For Diversity In Education

Author : Tony Booth
ISBN : 9781136127649
Genre : Education
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The emphasis in this book shifts to the coordination of practice into schools, regional and national policies and the power and interest groups concerned with educational difficulties and disability. In the opening section the authors review the location of power in the systems; the impact of Local Management of Schools, case studies of Union policy, the National Curriculum Council and voluntary societies. They then look at one threatened element of the power structure - the local education authorities. They examine the features of local authority policy and attempt to systematise local policy. The experience of families is examined in their relationships with professionals, particularly during the preparation of Statements of Special Educational Need. This is followed by sections on services for under-fives, integrating education and the authors provide examples of changing school policies and the practices that have arisen from them; supporting the learning of all pupils in primary and secondary schools, changing the role of special schools, ensuring that girls and boys are provided with equal opportunities, writing a development plan and the experience of a teacher with a disability. They then examine policies and practices in education after school and finish with theories of integration and disability.

Policies And Practices For Teaching Sociocultural Diversity

Author : Anne-Lise Arnesen
ISBN : 9287166919
Genre : Education
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Future teachers require specific training on democratic culture and social cohesion. By focusing on reflective thinking, training can enable them to situate themselves in diverse environments, develop a clearer sense of their ethnic and cultural identities and examine attitudes to different groups. Improving diversity management at school in Europe begins with initial teacher training establishments. This book is designed to provide a basis to help ensure that the needs of future teachers in this regard are met. It puts forward 18 "diversity competences" that were identified by a team of European specialists in teacher training between 2006 and 2009. In order to open up the debate on competences, four consultation sessions were organised in Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Estonia. These sessions provided an opportunity to discuss these competences with key players (civil servants, government representatives, teacher trainers, head teachers, researchers, teachers and students) from a national and topic-based perspective

Science Learning For All

Author : National Science Teachers Association
ISBN : 9780873551946
Genre : Education
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With the help of this best-of collection from The Science Teacher, NSTA’s journal for high school teachers, you’ll find fresh ideas on how to meet the science learning needs of all students, with explicit connections to the National Science Education Standards.

Managing Diversity In Education

Author : Prof. David Little
ISBN : 9781783090822
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national educational goals, while for others it offers new opportunities. Successive PISA reports have laid bare the relative lack of success in addressing the needs of diverse school populations and helping children develop the competences they need to succeed in society. The book is divided into three parts that deal in turn with policy and its implications, pedagogical practice, and responses to the challenge of diversity that go beyond the language of schooling. This volume features the latest research from eight different countries, and will appeal to anyone involved in the educational integration of immigrant children and adolescents.

International Handbook Of Educational Policy

Author : Nina Bascia
ISBN : 1402032013
Genre : Education
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Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood and David Livingstone This Handbook presents contemporary and emergent trends in educational policy research, in over ?fty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers from a number of countries. It is organized into ?ve broad sections which capture many of the current dominant educational policy foci and at the same time situate current understandings historically, in terms of both how they are conceptualized and in terms of past policy practice. The chapters themselves are empirically grounded, providing illustrations of the conceptual implications c- tained within them as well as allowing for comparisons across them. The se- re?exivity within chapters with respect to jurisdictional particularities and c- trasts allows readers to consider not only a range of approaches to policy analysis but also the ways in which policies and policy ideas play out in di?erent times and places. The sections move from a focus on prevailing policy tendencies through increasingly critical and ‘‘outsider’’ perspectives on policy. They address, in turn, the contemporary strategic emphasis on large-scale reform; substantive emphases at several levels – on leadership and governance, improving teacher quality and conceptualizing learning in various domains around the notion of literacies and concluding, ?nally, with a contrasting topic, workplace learning, which has had less policy attention and thus allows readers to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of learning and teaching under the bright gaze of policy.

Research Driven Practice In Student Affairs Implications From The Wabash National Study Of Liberal Arts Education

Author : Georgianna L. Martin
ISBN : 9781118979563
Genre : Education
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As student affairs units face increasing pressure to use data and evidence to inform planning and decisions, the research related to higher education has become more complex and, in some cases, less accessible. This issue aims to bridge this gap by drawing implications for student affairs programs and practices from the results of the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, an investigation that followed thousands of college students at more than 50 colleges and universities. The authors identify research-based ways that student affairs practitioners can facilitate educational outcomes, including critical thinking, moral reasoning, and intercultural competence, while being sensitive to the needs of specific populations of students. This is the 147th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

American Government Institutions And Policies

Author : James Q. Wilson
ISBN : 9781337670166
Genre : Education
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

School Community And Lifelong Learning

Author : Judith Chapman
ISBN : 9781441155023
Genre : Education
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A volume which argues that, in order to give children the positive, successful and enthusiastic start in life that is necessary as a basis for the ideal of "lifelong learning", schools must be prepared to engage the community actively, while undertaking radical self-appraisal and renewal.

Meeting The Learning Needs Of All Children

Author : Joan Dean
ISBN : 9781136770562
Genre : Education
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Personalized learning involves helping each child to reach his or her full potential - intellectually, personally and socially. To achieve this, teachers need to match learning opportunities to the learning styles and experiences of the children, taking into account individual differences in culture, language, background, ability and interests.For

The Challenge Of Eastern Asian Education

Author : William K. Cummings
ISBN : 0791432831
Genre : Education
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Provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States.

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