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How Internet Filters Impact Student Learning in High Schools
Lynn Sutton
ISBN: 9781934043073

A required reference for all involved in education, particularly intellectual freedom. A pioneering study of how internet controls impact student learning and teaching effectiveness. Read More..

American Libraries and the Internet:

The Social Construction of Web Appropriation and Use
Bin Li
ISBN: 9781934043875

This innovative study provides an in-depth understanding how librarians have perceived the World Wide Web from its early implementation to 2003, and how the Web is appropriated and used in libraries. Read More..

Anticipating and Managing Crime, Crisis, and Violence in our Schools:

A Practical Guide
Jo Campbell
ISBN: 9781934043370

This indispensable guide for educators is deemed essential by Diana Ohman, Director of Department of Defense Education Activity. 170 Read More..

Applying Andragogical Principles to Internet Learning

Susan Isenberg
ISBN: 9781934043196

The most rigorous account and investigation of online adult learning ever conducted. This book is must reading for scholars and students to understand this critical field. Read More..

The Bilingual Acquisition of English and Mandarin:

Chinese Children in Australia
Ruying Qi
ISBN: 9781604977745

“A detailed, fascinating account of Mandarin-English bilingual first language acquisition that not only provides rich and unique empirical data but also addresses a range of theoretical and methodological questions that are central to the study of language acquisition, bilingualism, and child development. It will no doubt become a key reference ...” – Professor Li Wei, University of London Read More..

Chatting to Learn:

The Changing Psychology and Evolving Pedagogy of Online Learning
James M. Hudson
ISBN: 9781934043721

A pioneering study, this monograph examines the broader implications for the design of conversational environments, whether for educational or business use. Read More..

The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century

Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda and Gerry Nkombo Muuka
ISBN: 9781604976106

This is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent’s development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities and research libraries on the one hand, and higher education ministries in Africa on the other. Read More..

Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France:

The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman
Margaret Bradley
ISBN: 9781604977516

This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. It showcases Dupin’s important contributions during a period of tremendous changes in France. Read More..

Comparing American and British Legal Education Systems:

Lessons for Commonwealth African Law Schools
Kenneth K. Mwenda
ISBN: 9781934043516

What is the difference between a law degree in the US and the UK? Dr. Kenneth Mwenda, a well-seasoned international lawyer and academic, guides us through the specific details and illuminates the core differences. Read More..

The Construction of Femininity in a Postcolonial State:

Girls’ Education in Singapore
Ee Moi Kho
ISBN: 9781604978513

"Kho examines issues of gender equality with a penetrating and critical eye. In this study, she explores the contradictions over time of the goevernment's socialization goals and in the messages they sought to send about what it means to be a female in Singapore. ... Readers interested in the role of schools in constructing ideology, as well as those interested in the development of Singapore, will find this an engaging and well-written book." —Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education Read More..

Crossing into Manhood:

A Men’s Studies Curriculum
Christopher P. Mason
ISBN: 9781934043301

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! A much-needed guide for Men' Studies and Education collections on assisting late-adolescent boys’ transition into manhood. Read More..

Disability and Illness in Arts-Informed Research:

Moving Toward Postconventional Representations
Nancy Viva Davis Halifax
ISBN: 9781604976113

Disability and illness are not easy subjects to write about in a direct manner. However, this remarkable book presents a story of illness and disability, experiences which collectively enrich and challenge our understandings of embodiment, narrative, social structures, identity and politics--the full continuum of what it means and has meant, to be human. Read More..

Distance Education Innovations and New Learning Environments:

Combining Traditional Teaching Methods and Emerging Technologies
Taylor Halverson
ISBN: 9781604976090

This book adds to the growing evidence that blended learning promises to be a significant step in the evolutionary process of great teaching and learning. It provides solid, straightforward guidance on building robust blended learning, and will be of interest to those in education, particularly instructors and designers of humanities-based college courses. Read More..

Education, Migration, and Cultural Capital in the Chinese Diaspora:

Transnational Students Between Hong Kong and Canada
Johanna L. Waters
ISBN: 9781604975437

Thought-provoking and inspiring, this book makes an important contribution to the literature of international education and contains a wealth of ideas for professionals interested to go on probing. The clear development, novel perspective and convincing argument are worthy of a good read. Recommended to all those working in education and its related fields." - International Education Read More..

Elementary Education and Motivation in Islam:

Perspectives of Medieval Muslim Scholars, 750–1400 CE
Eeqbal Hassim
ISBN: 9781604977103

"The scholars who wrote on elementary education focused on ideals and expectations that were anomalous to educational practice as portrayed in some historical anecdotes. Accordingly,this book argues that this idealism and the centuries old traditions in elementary education and motivation simply reflect the faith and zeal of a civilization that carried out the task of educating children with the obedience of God in mind. This is an important book for all Islamic studies collections, particularly in the areas of history, education, psychology,and Arabic literature. - Targheeb Read More..

The European Union and the Modernization of the Turkish Education System

Bulent Tarman
ISBN: 9781604975451

This unique book examines the reconstruction of Turkish history/social studies curriculum and assesses how well the program conforms to the established European Union (EU) directions and norms. Read More..

Gateway to the Dao-Field:

Essays for the Awakening Educator
Avraham Cohen
ISBN: 9781604975536

Professor Avraham Cohen undertakes describing "the theory, practice, and praxis of a pedagogy that encourages educators to be authentic and encouraging in life, and to see education as a vibrant undertaking.” He draws upon the “discipline of counselling from humanistic, existential, transpersonal, group, and process-oriented perspectives.” Read More..

Getting into Varsity:

Comparability, Convergence and Congruence
Barend Vlaardingerbroek and Neil Taylor
ISBN: 9781604977134

Schooling has become a stepping-stone to post-school education and training (e.g., university). This edited volume accordingly focuses on the transition from school to university. It will be of considerable interest to scholars and practitioners in the fields of strategic educational planning and high-stakes assessment and examinations, particularly those with a comparative focus. Read More..

Girls Becoming Teachers:

An Historical Analysis of Western Australian Women Teachers, 1911–1940
Janina Trotman
ISBN: 9781604975864

More recent scholarship has called for the need to investigate the subjective experiences of becoming and being a woman teacher thus creating a greater set of bounded studies which pay close attention to ethnic, class and regional differences as well as instances where women teachers exercised autonomy and resistance. This book challenges the assumption that families and schools unproblematically reproduced prevailing gender regimes. Read More..

Grammar and the Chinese ESL Learner:

A Longitudinal Study on the Acquisition of the English Article System
Yong Lang
ISBN: 9781604976700

This book which details an in-depth longitudinal study of Chinese ESL learners' acquisition process of English articles helps fill the gap in needed research of the challenges faced by ESL learners.While the findings from this study challenge several claims documented in current L2 research literature on one hand, it also casts some much-needed light on the acquisition processes of English articles by Chinese ESL learners. Read More..

Haile Selassie, Western Education and Political Revolution in Ethiopia (Paperback)

Paulos Milkias
ISBN: 9781934043417

A rare inside look––a probing mirror-image analysis by one of the members of the Ethiopian intelligentsia of the postwar years and about their role in the revolutionary upheavals during the past decades. Read More..

Higher Education and Global Poverty:

University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries
Christopher S. Collins
ISBN: 9781604977257

Through ethnographic methods, this study offers a model for cross-border partnerships between universities in developing and developed countries, which will be highly valuable for those training to be education specialists in development agencies as the model presented casts light on the potential benefits of higher education as a poverty reduction strategy. This is cutting-edge information within a framework of policy analysis. Read More..

Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists:

The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947
Tanya Fitzgerald and Jenny Collins
ISBN: 9781604977790

This book offers an historical portrait of the first generations of women home scientists at the University of New Zealand in the early decades of the twentieth century. The lives and careers of early home scientists are traced to understand how these women transcended views that their work was little more than “glorified housekeeping”. Read More..

Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment

Femi J. Kolapo
ISBN: 9781604975680

This edited volume brings together the voices of different academics to illuminate the role of culture in determining the character and quality of the social and professional lives of mobile academics. This is an important book for those in cross-cultural studies and education. Read More..

The Impact of Home Internet Access on Test Scores

Steve Macho
ISBN: 9781934043288

Does having Internet access at home help improve academic performance? This book answers this question with its thorough investigation. Read More..

The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education

Dameon V. Alexander
ISBN: 9781604977943

This study demonstrates that social business norms penetrate the learning processes affecting school administration, instruction, and pupil conceptions of knowledge. Traditional forms of education are revealed to be in competition with other forms of education, such as training for employable and transferable social skills where the virtual high technology age is perceived as a contributor to rapid social change. Ultimately, three contextual themes emerge from the data: entrepreneur ethics, social skills, and technology; all of these are indications of how business mores are apparent in education. Read More..

Inquiry Pedagogy and the Preservice Science Teacher

Lisa Martin-Hansen
ISBN: 9781604976663

Little research literature exists that follows preservice teachers through their development in a science education program as they are challenged in learning how to teach using inquiry pedagogy. This book highlights the successes and struggles as told by preservice teachers through their writing and interviews. Read More..

Internet Learning and the Building of Knowledge

Juliann Cortese
ISBN: 9781934043134

Examines and provides important insights on how the Internet influences the learning process. The book also notes that personal factors such as motivation and expertise interact with web site design to influence learning outcomes. It also sheds light on how learning from a website can be primed based on the content presented before exposure. Read More..

Knowledge and its Enemies:

Towards a New Case for Higher Learning
Peter T. Quiddington
ISBN: 9781604977172

This work reveals the fraught nature of the relationship between the academy and the state in order to provide a more coherent framework for thinking about the way in which universities, and academic activities in general, are best organized and regulated. Drawing on a wealth of historical and current empirical evidence, this book presents a powerful argument that universities are foremost civil institutions, not unlike parliament or the judiciary. Read More..

Legacy in Dance Education:

Essays and Interviews on Values, Practices, and People
Thomas K. Hagood
ISBN: 9781604975635

"In reading this book, the existing or aspiring dance educator realizes that our legacy, while strong, is equally fragile. It only exists while those we have mentored are there to pass it along. That makes this book a wonder. It will encourage today's dance educators to record their work." - Journal of Dance Education Read More..

Managing Marginal or Incompetent Staff:

A Practical Guide
Jo Campbell
ISBN: 9780977356744

This is a must read for anyone in a supervisory role, especially in the field of education. Read More..

Margaret H’Doubler:

The Legacy of America's Dance Education Pioneer
John Wilson, Thomas Hagood, and Mary Alice Brennan
ISBN: 9781934043295

This is the first thorough critique of Margaret H’Doubler’s life, career, and philosophies. It is an extraordinary resource for dance scholars, educators, and students. Read More..

Power, Politics, and Higher Education in Southern Africa:

International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy
José Cossa
ISBN: 9781604975154

"This book will contribute to the debate and policy deliberations of policymakers, students, and scholars in Africa and globally." - Professor N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University Read More..

Programmed Instruction in Online Learning

Reinaldo L. Canton
ISBN: 9781934043363

A trailblazing study in the field of online instruction, this book is critical for all collections in Communications and Education. Read More..

Reel Writing:

Using Movies to Teach the Creative Writing Process
Karla Hardaway
ISBN: 9781934043011

In this innovative curriculum, creative writing principles and concepts are taught through the medium of film. The method is highly praised by curriculum developers, teachers, and the students who have experienced the positive outcomes of the method. Read More..

The Revival of Scottish Gaelic Through Education

Michael McIntyre
ISBN: 9781604976120

This work enumerates the rationales for maintaining heritage languages and examines one particular exemplary campaign to reverse the slide to language death. This is an important book for all scholars and other individuals who are interested in the Gaelic and other Celtic languages; endangered-language maintenance, survival, and revival; and issues surrounding indigenous and language-minority populations. Read More..

The Role of International Exhibitions in Britain, 1850–1910:

Perceptions of Economic Decline and the Technical Education Issue
Anthony Edwards
ISBN: 9781604975307

This unique book systematically explores the relationship between participation in international exhibitions, the state of the economy, and the issue of technical education from a British perspective. Read More..

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Tiina Itkonen
ISBN: 9781604976267

This study is the first that analyzes the behavior and effectiveness of special education interest groups over a 30-year time span, using advocacy groups as units of analysis. This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy, as well as political scientists in search of answers to broader questions of public policy making. Read More..

Schools as Dangerous Places:

A Historical Perspective
Anthony Potts and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781934043769

Schools as Dangerous Places delivers a historical perspective of schools in a manner that compels us to examine the dangers in institutions through a very different lens.The emphases range from dangers emanating from the institutions themselves and the patterns of relationships that developed in them, to what occurred due to particular ideologies and practices connected with sport, sex, religion, and science. Read More..

Schoolteachers in the News:

A Historical Analysis of Coverage in The West Australian Newspaper
Kathryn Shine and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781604978339

Despite the recognition that the news media has an influential agenda-setting function, plays a pivotal role in shaping public opinion, and can influence educational policy, research on this is scarce. This book helps fill the gap on how teachers are depicted in the media and points the way towards one of a number of avenues of research that other scholars in the field could take for various contexts (including different countries) and time periods. Read More..

Science and Society in the Classroom:

Using Sociocultural Perspectives to Develop Science Education
Geeta Verma
ISBN: 9781604976595

In 21st-century America, one of the goals of the education is to successfully prepare students for their meaningful, sustained, and robust participation in a democratic society. There has been no study to date that examines the impact of curricular approaches guided by a sociocultural framework (contextualized curriculum in this study) on the comprehension level and attitudes of students. The study fills that gap and holds implications for the inclusion of alternative curricular framework in urban middle school science classrooms. Read More..

Second Language Learning and Identity:

Cracking Metaphors in Ideological and Poetic Discourse in the Third Space
Mika Yoshimoto
ISBN: 9781604975895

“Among the reasons why this book is recommended is that it encourages us to rethink and to react to the impact of the ideology conveyed through language use in our daily communication.” – JALT Journal Read More..

Secondary School External Examination Systems:

Reliability, Robustness and Resilience
Barend Vlaardingerbroek and Neil Taylor
ISBN: 9781604976007

This edited volume brings together the experiences of 20 examination systems from around the world to show how these dynamic entities have adapted over time to the changing context of schooling. The introduction is by Stephen P. Heyneman of Vanderbilt University and formerly from the World Bank. Read More..

Seeing Red––A Pedagogy of Parallax:

An Epistolary Bildungsroman on Artful Scholarly Inquiry
Pauline Sameshima
ISBN: 9781934043523

Based on Pauline Sameshima's doctoral dissertation, winner of 4 outstanding dissertation awards--the 2007 AERA Arts Based Educational Research Award, the 2007 CSSE ARTS Award, a 2007 CSSE Canadian Association of Teacher Education Award, and the 2007 Ted T. Aoki Award in Curriculum Studies. Read More..

Seeing Red––A Pedagogy of Parallax:

An Epistolary Bildungsroman on Artful Scholarly Inquiry (Paperback)
Pauline Sameshima
ISBN: 9781934043646

"... bold, innovative, a wild, transformative text, ... almost unruly, a new vision for critical, reflexive inquiry." – Norman K. Denzin, College of Communications Scholar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Read More..

Service-Learning and Community Engagement:

Cognitive Developmental Long-term Social Concern
Andrew Stelljes
ISBN: 9781604975475

In order to focus on how students may learn best, this pathbreaking book focuses on an examination of individuals, as compared with groups, and of individuals that exhibit some of the outcomes that service-learning claims to promote. Read More..

The Study of China in Universities:

A Comparative Case Study of Australia and the United Kingdom
Chia-Mei Jane Coughlan
ISBN: 9781604975697

The political significance of China (PRC) in the world has greatly increased in the past two decades. The book specifically examines how the macro contexts of economics and politics contribute to the process of the construction of Chinese studies in universities, as well as the ways in which social phenomena at the departmental level play a part in such a process. Read More..

Teaching Spectatorship:

Essays and Poems on Audience in Performance
Monica Prendergast
ISBN: 9781604975390

Drawing on key findings discovered in this extensive literature review, the author goes on to present a number of chapters that theorize how spectatorship may become a central concern of curriculum through committed and teacher-facilitated attendance of live performance. Read More..

Teacher Autonomy:

A Multifaceted Approach for the New Millennium
Clayton Singer LaCoe III
ISBN: 9781604975796

In this book, Dr. Clay LaCoe examines how teachers view autonomy and whether or not the accountability associated with high stakes testing influences teachers’ perceptions of autonomy. Researchers have tended to view teacher autonomy as a unitary concept. This book will expand the knowledge base by decomposing autonomy and deepening our understanding of how high stakes accountability affects teachers’ perceptions of their own autonomy. Read More..

Virtual Charter Schools and Home Schooling

Carol Klein
ISBN: 9781934043219

A much-awaited book--one of the first comprehensive investigations of the relationship between virtual charter schools and home schooling. Read More..

Virtual Destinations and Student Learning in Middle School:

A Case Study of a Biology Museum Online
Mindi Donaldson
ISBN: 9781934043271

Provides important results and implications for any educator concerned with improving learning outcomes. This work is a beacon that will guide educators in their curriculum development efforts. Read More..

Who is the Good High School Student?

Greg Thompson
ISBN: 9781604977950

The idea that schools exist to produce students who become good citizens is one of the basic tenets of modernist educational philosophies that dominate the contemporary education world. The school has become a political site where policy, curriculum orientations, expectations and philosophies of education contest for the ‘right’ way to school and be schooled. By pushing the ontological understandings of the self beyond the modernist philosophies that currently dominate schools and schooling, this study problematises the tendency to see students as fixed, measurable identities (beings) and offers valuable insights on high school students in the new millennia. Read More..

 

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