Metaphors Maps and Mirrors

Author: Carol K. Ingall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1567503020
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Education

REVIEW: . . . Students of educational theory and practice will enjoy-and learn from-this brief but enlightening and readable book. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and practitioners. . . - September 98 CHOICE The four teachers in this study teach diverse subjects in a variety of settings. Although definitions of moral education are shaped by their backgrounds, their institutions, their perceptions of their students' needs, and their disciplines, all of the teachers consider moral education to be central to their work. For all four, the moral prototype serves as an appeal to the students' imagination, an opportunity to build connectedness and, most important, an invitation to young people to transcend themselves.

Self reflective Renewal in Schools

Author: Bradley S. Portin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1567506631
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

The authors examine the process of self-assessment that many schools engage in during this time of widespread public attention to the quality of schools. The schools examined in these cases reveal a complex interaction between the nature of the self-reflective activity the schools were engaged in (in this case, a National Education Association school review process entitled "KEYS to Success in Schools"), the contexts that shape the school, and the readiness on the part of school staff to engage in systematic reflection around issues that affect teaching and learning.

The Untested Accusation

Author: Bruce Jesse Biddle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1567506224
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

The author provides long-needed evidence challenging widespread claims about the supposed shortcomings and weak impact of educational research. The study is based on interviews with principals sampled from major types of schools in two nations: the United States--a highly populated country where research knowledge is often distributed through secondary sources but policy decisions may be made at the local level--and Australia--a less-populated country where research knowledge may be distributed directly to users but policy decisions are more often made at the state and federal levels.

Beyond the Comparative

Author: John C. Weidman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789460917226
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Education

We are pleased to introduce this inaugural volume in the PSCIE Series—Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and Its Application to Practice—which expands on the life work of University of Pittsburgh Professor Rolland G. Paulston (1929-2006). Recognized as a stalwart in the field of comparative and international education, Paulston’s most widely recognized contribution is in social cartography. He demonstrated that mapping comparative, international, and development education (CIDE) is no easy task and, depending on the perspective of the mapper, there may be multiple cartographies to chart. The 35 contributors to this volume, representing a range of senior and junior scholars from various CIDE backgrounds and perspectives, celebrate the life and work of Paulston by addressing issues, perspectives and approaches related to charting the future course of the field. The volume reports on new research in several genres as well as conceptual analysis. As the title suggests, authors were encouraged to go “beyond” established canons of CIDE. The cover art, The CIDE Theoretical Compass, was conceptualized by the editors and depicts that theory selection and theory generation are an ongoing and important process in comparative, international, and development education (CIDE). The image was designed by artist Natalie Jacob, which positions the CIDE Theoretical Compass over Rolland G. Paulston’s 1993 concentric circle map.

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

Author: Liora Bresler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402030529
Release Date: 2007-09-04
Genre: Education

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.

Knowledge Power and Dissent

Author: Guy R. Neave
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9789231040405
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

This publication is based on the discussions of the 2004 Global Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy of the UNESCO Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, held in Paris in December 2004. It contains contributions from 17 international experts in the field of higher education which explore the global rise of the 'knowledge society' and its implications for higher education and for sustainable human development in the future.

European and Latin American Higher Education Between Mirrors

Author: António Teodoro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462095458
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Education

This book aims to deepen the discussion about the goals envisioned, the roles undertaken and constraints found in higher education institutions both in Europe and Latin America in current times. This book addresses the controversies and challenges regarding globalising ideologies, policies, and practices at place. It questions leading concepts, epistemological axioms and sweeping transnational policies which are shaking core principles, traditional routines and local commitments of European and Latin American higher education institutions. It focuses on the motivations and consequences of transnational networking in academic life, on the impacts of the Bologna process, both its vision and implementation in higher education in Europe and its exportation to Latin America. This book also examines the defi nitions, translations and implications of concepts such as equality and difference, equity and solidarity, governance and citizenship and their signifi cance in organizational, geographical and global contexts of contemporary higher education both in Europe and Latin America.