Hope Or Despair

Author: Donald P. Warwick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275953485
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a study tailored to the specific features of education in Pakistan, Warwick and Reimers (both international development, Harvard U.) assess the quality of government-sponsored primary schools, focusing especially on the impact of such factors as the social background of students and their familie

Informed Dialogue

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Praeger/Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275954437
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text explains how decisions about education and educational policy-making can be informed by research-based information. Three approaches to policy dialogue are outlined in the text, which includes a model for how to deploy research to influence policy and a review of research literature.

Boys Underachievement in Education

Author: Jyotsna Jha
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretarial
ISBN: 9780850928457
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys’ underachievement – both in terms of participation and performance – has also become an issue in a number of countries.This book reviews the research on boys’ underachievement and presents the arguments that have been put forward to understand its causes. The authors also present new studies from Australia, Jamaica, Lesotho and Samoa; and they use both the research and the evidence from the case studies to explore the causes and policy implications of this trend – the first time a truly cross-regional approach has been applied to the issue.This book will interest all education policy-makers and analysts concerned to ensure gender equality in school education.

Speaking Out

Author: Marilyn Carr
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
ISBN:
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The book demonstrates how women are gaining increased access to, and control over, economic resources, and how this in turn has led to far-reaching socio-cultural and political changes. It also shows how women are now building and taking control of their own organizations which are becoming more autonomous and financially self-reliant.

Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers

Author: Berinderjeet Kaur
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811025983
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers a counterpart to the extensive corpus of literature available on the same topic from a Western perspective. It showcases innovative approaches to professional development of mathematics teachers in Asian countries, and reports on both empirical and expository studies of teachers’ professional development in these counties. It provides scholars from non-English-speaking and under-represented Asian countries the opportunity to engage in discourse with other scholars in the field, and is the first book to present substantial contributions from scholars in Asia on the professional development of mathematics teachers in their respective countries. It includes perspectives that shed valuable light on how the approaches pursued in Asian countries resemble or differ from those in the West.

Mathematics Education and Language Diversity

Author: Richard Barwell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319145118
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This book examines multiple facets of language diversity and mathematics education. It features renowned authors from around the world and explores the learning and teaching of mathematics in contexts that include multilingual classrooms, indigenous education, teacher education, blind and deaf learners, new media and tertiary education. Each chapter draws on research from two or more countries to illustrate important research findings, theoretical developments and practical strategies.