The Attainment Agenda

The Attainment Agenda

Author: Laura W. Perna

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421414072

Category: Education

Page: 328

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The insights offered in The Attainment Agenda have important implications for public policymakers, college and university leaders, and educational researchers interested in ensuring sustained higher education attainment.

How to Dismantle the English State Education System in 10 Easy Steps

How to Dismantle the English State Education System in 10 Easy Steps

Author: Terry Edwards

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789044317

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Terry Edwards and Carl Parsons tell the story of the takeover of England’s schools by the super-efficient, modernising, academising machine, which, in collaboration with a dynamic, forward-looking government is recasting the educational landscape. England’s school system is turbo-charged into a new era and will be the envy of the world, led by Chief Executives of Multi Academy Trusts on bankers’ salaries, imposing a slim curriculum, the soundest of discipline regimes and ensuring that highest standards will be achieved even if at the expense of teacher morale, poor service to special needs, off-rolling of students and despite an absolute lack of evidence that this privatised system works.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Michael N. Bastedo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419909

Category: Education

Page: 559

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American Higher Education in the Twenty-first century offers a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. The contributors address major changes in higher education--including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, the growth of for-profit and distance education, online education, community colleges, and teaching and learning-- will placing American higher education and its complex social and political context. --Cover.

Teaching through Stories

Teaching through Stories

Author: Margareta Häggström

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830989868

Category: Education

Page: 444

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This book aims to meet the demands on teaching and learning in the twenty-first century, and in specific, how teacher education may transform pedagogical approaches and didactic methods to support future teachers in enhancing needful skills. In particular, it focuses on the pedagogical approach of Storyline, and how a Storyline can be applied in teacher education. It argues that teacher education benefits from the potency of various disciplines while applying an interdisciplinary methodology. Storyline is a problem-based, cross-curricular approach, based on learning through an evolving narrative, created in collaboration between teacher and students. It includes a variety of didactic tools, and inclusiveness towards different learners. Using Storyline in teacher education arranges for teacher educators to integrate alternative structures, that enable interdisciplinary cooperation and topic-based teaching. The authors have incorporated Storyline in many different ways, which contextualizes throughout the book. The book provides an overview of Storyline and introduces improved and new theoretical perspectives on this approach, including many practical examples.

The Urgency of Now

The Urgency of Now

Author: Marcus M. Kolb

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814521

Category: Education

Page: 114

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The Urgency of Now: Equity and Excellence asserts that in addition to being granted access to the community college, all 21st century students need uncompromised support to succeed. Success means demonstrating relevant learning for transfer and employment, and timely completion of credentials. Looking to the future, the authors contend that community colleges, both by their past successes and future challenges, are at the epicenter for determining the essential ingredients of a new student-centered system that guarantees equity and excellence.

Aspirations, Access and Attainment

Aspirations, Access and Attainment

Author: Neil Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134686865

Category: Education

Page: 196

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It is perhaps ironic that as the global financial crisis has, in some cases, led governments and institutions to pull back from and/or set more modest goals and associated funding around widening participation, there is an ever-growing sense that the ideals buttressing the widening participation movement are becoming more universally acknowledged by educators across the globe. That acknowledgement has translated into action on the ground via such means as policy formulation, strategic planning and target setting – each of which often reflects local contexts and manifests a regional ‘flavour’. There is also, however, an increasing realisation that there are commonalities in the challenges involved with national or regional initiatives to increase the participation of non-traditional groups in higher education and that the drivers of such initiatives – and ultimately the cohorts they target – stand to benefit considerably from an open exchange of ideas and sharing of experience. This book brings together current regional perspectives on widening participation as presented by prominent academics, researchers, policy-makers, and students from across the globe. It will create for policy-makers, institutions, and individuals interested in enabling access, a useful and informative resource that will introduce, formulate, shape and reinforce the ideas and aims of the World Congresses on widening access. As the contributors maintain, in an increasingly globalised market economy and in the face of recent seismic economic, political and social change around the world, it is imperative to both secure existing talent within our populations and uncover and nurture new sources of talent. The series of essays featured in this book will explore, anticipate, and highlight themes underpinning a global movement towards a step-change in thinking, strategies, and policies – one that places youth and students from around the world at its heart.

Assessing the National Curriculum

Assessing the National Curriculum

Author: Philip O'Hear

Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing

ISBN: UVA:X004012751

Category: Education

Page: 140

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The National Curriculum has been with us since 1988 and yet it continues to arouse controversy and disquiet. In this collection, major educationalists debate its history, purpose, achievements and future direction. Some of the contributors write from first-hand experience of the original development, but while Eric Bolton and Chris Woodhead are largely satisfied with the result, Paul Black believes that the drive for simple tests could undermine all its achievements. Other analyses of the overall context and shape of The National Curriculum draw on academic and school perspectives, including that of Paul Hirst who questions the place of subjects at the centre of its structure. More than half the collectio