The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313039003

Category: Education

Page: 680

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Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest.

Promoting Educational Success Through Culturally Situated Instruction

Promoting Educational Success Through Culturally Situated Instruction

Author: Wally D. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793625717

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Situatedness is the core of diversity, and the strategies and insights of each chapter equip students to reach their full potential. Promoting Educational Success synthesizes educational equality, constructivism, and situated literacy in practical ways to strategically empower students and take learning to the next level.

The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S.

The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S.

Author: Lourdes Diaz Soto

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313084041

Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: 658

View: 254

Presents information on the state of education for Latinos in the United States. Aims to provide an overview and a comprehensive understanding of issues. Topics discussed include academic achievement, Americanization, bilingual education, border crossing, higher education, reform and policy, subjects relating to teaching and learning English, and equity. Demographic tables are presented in the appendix.

Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Author: Shane N. Phillipson

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888139514

Category: Education

Page: 424

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A major concern of all education authorities around the world is the challenge that schools face in catering for learner diversity. That this concern is shared by authorities in East Asia, including the Education Bureau (EDB) of Hong Kong, is surprising given the high academic achievement of students from this part of the world. This book helps to meet this challenge for teachers in East Asia by focusing on specific research that helps explain the basis for diversity in the Chinese learner. Although there are many textbooks that cover the basic principles of educational psychology, few do not focus on the Chinese learner. This book makes the link between the broad field of educational psychology and how these theories contribute to our understanding of the Chinese learner. This book is unique in that it draws on recent research to illustrate the application of these theories, thereby helping teachers and students in teacher education progammes understand the variability in student achievement. Our book is based on the idea that the Chinese context is in many ways different to other cultural contexts, and that teachers can make a difference to the outcomes of student learning. We also draw on our many years of experience in educating future teachers where our students want us to focus on the Chinese classroom. Our student-teachers also want to be educated by professors who are themselves researchers. In drawing on research about the Chinese learner we also bring to our student-teachers the richness and value of educational research. We also encourage our student-teachers to think of themselves as “professional researchers” in terms of developing an understanding of the research literature and in finding solutions to their classroom problems.

The Praeger Handbook of Personality Across Cultures [3 volumes]

The Praeger Handbook of Personality Across Cultures [3 volumes]

Author: A. Timothy Church Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841040

Category: Psychology

Page: 999

View: 675

This important multivolume work sheds light on current—and future—research on cultural universals and differences in personality in their evolutionary, ecological, and cultural contexts. • Uniquely brings together diverse topics and theoretical viewpoints related to personality across cultures, including cross-cultural, cultural, indigenous, evolutionary, and neuroscientific perspectives • Provides a thorough picture of current knowledge as well as directions for future research • Comprises 31 chapters by leading international researchers discussing their respective areas of expertise • Addresses personality broadly defined to include universal and indigenous traits, personality types, the self, emotion, motivation, values, beliefs, and life narratives • Draws on cultural samples from every continent except Antarctica

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Author: Olivia Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357428

Category: Education

Page: 439

View: 553

Recently, a new understanding of creative thought and creative performance has surfaced. It has also attracted the attention of early childhood professional organizations and researchers. Professional organizations have included it in their publications and conferences. While current creativity researchers have initiated a far more sophisticated understanding of young children’s creative thinking, ways to assess creativity, strategies to promote creativity, and research methodologies. The purpose of this volume is to present a wide range of different theories and areas in the study of creativity to help researchers and theorists work toward the development of different perspectives on creativity with young children. It focuses on critical analyses and reviews of the literature on topics related to creativity research, development, theories, and practices. It will serve as a reference for early childhood education researchers, scholars, academics, general educators, teacher educators, teachers, graduate students, and scientists to stimulate further “dialogue” on ways to enhance creativity. The chapters are of high quality and provide scholarly analyses of research studies that capture the full range of approaches to the study of creativity --- behavioral, clinical, cognitive, cross-cultural, developmental, educational, genetic, organizational, psychoanalytic, psychometric, and social. Interdisciplinary research is also included, as is research within specific domains such as art and science, as well as on critical issues (e.g., aesthetics, genius, imagery, imagination, insight, intuition, metaphor, play, problem finding and solving). Thus, it offers critical analyses on reviews of research in a form that are useful to early childhood researchers, scholars, educators, and graduate students. It also places the current research in its historical context. The volume is also of interest to the general readers who are interested in the young children’s creativity. The chapters are authored by established scholars in the field of young children’s creativity.

Experience of School Transitions

Experience of School Transitions

Author: Stephen Billett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400741980

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Leaving school, whether to move on to training, work or education, is a fundamental rite of passage the world over. This volume draws on a wealth of international sources and studies in its analysis of the ‘transitions’ young students make as they move on from their secondary schooling. It identifies how these transitions are planned for by policymakers, enacted by school staff and engaged with by students themselves. With data from a range of nations with advanced industrial economies, the book delineates how the policies relating to these transitions need to be conceived and implemented, how the transitions themselves are negotiated by young people, and how they might be shaped to meet the varied needs of the students they are designed to help. The authors argue that the relationship, often complex, between what schools provide in the way of preparation, and the ways in which students take up what is on offer, is the crucial nexus for understanding the experience of transitions by young people, and for enhancing that experience. With a host of case studies of transition policies themselves, as well as evaluative data on how they were received by the school leavers whom they were designed for, this valuable addition to the educational literature deserves to be read by all those with roles in preparing the young for their journey into a complex adult world full of pitfalls as well as opportunity.

Post-Qualitative Research and Innovative Methodologies

Post-Qualitative Research and Innovative Methodologies

Author: Matthew K E Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062061

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book explores the possibilities of the relationships between theory and method as enacted in post-qualitative research. The contributors, based in Australia, Canada, the UK and USA, use theory and method to disrupt established traditions and create new and alternative possibilities for research in identity, agency, power, social justice, space, materiality, and other transformations. Using examples of recent and highly innovative research practices which meaningfully challenge taken-for-granted assumptions in education and social science, the editors and contributors open new ground for other ways of thinking about doing research in these fields. Major theoretical perspectives explored and applied include: posthumanism, poststructuralism, feminist theory, ecofeminism, new materialism, SF, and critical theory and the theorists drawn on include: Karen Barad, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Mikhail Bakhtin, Donna Haraway, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Rosie Braidotti, Anna Tsing and Stacy Alaimo.

Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology

Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology

Author: M. J. Bishop

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030361198

Category: Education

Page: 898

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The 5th edition of the prestigious AECT Handbook continues previous efforts to reach outside the traditional instructional design and technology community to the learning sciences and computer information systems communities toward developing a conceptualization of the field. However, given the pervasive and increasingly complex role technology now plays in education since the 1st edition of the Handbook in 1996, the editors have reorganized the research chapters in this edition to focus on the learning problems we are trying to solve with educational technologies, rather than to focus on the things we are using to solve those problems. Additionally, for the first time this edition of the Handbook reflects our field’s growing understanding of the importance of design scholarship to inform practice by including design case chapters. These changes for this edition of the Handbook are intended to bring educational technology research into the broader framework of educational research by elaborating on the role instructional design and technology plays as a scholarly discipline in addressing education’s increasingly complex issues. Provides comprehensive reviews of new developments in educational technology research and design practice. Includes concrete examples to guide future research and practice in the ways emerging technologies can be used to solve educational problems. Contains extensive references furnished to guide readers to the most recent research and design practice in the field of instructional design and technology.

Praeger Handbook on Understanding and Preventing Workplace Discrimination: Legal, management, and social science perspectives

Praeger Handbook on Understanding and Preventing Workplace Discrimination: Legal, management, and social science perspectives

Author: Michele Antoinette Paludi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313379741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 314

This comprehensive, two-volume handbook compiles the current case law, management practices, and social science research on workplace discrimination, including federal- and state-protected categories. * A chapter is included on each type of workplace discrimination per the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including sex discrimination, race/color discrimination, and equal compensation discrimination * Contributions from distinguished attorneys, management consultants, scholars, and academicians working in the area of workplace discrimination * An overview of the chronology of case law in each type of workplace discrimination * A bibliography accompanying each chapter with additional references provided in appendices