World Yearbook of Education 1995

Author: Leslie Bash
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136166386
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This annual summary of educational policies and practices worldwide includes discussion of multi-skills and flexibility, school-work links, qualifications, and education for skills versus education for status.

Youth Education and Work

Author: Leslie Bash
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0749414197
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This annual summary of educational policies and practices worldwide includes discussion of multi-skills and flexibility, school-work links, qualifications, and education for skills versus education for status.

World Yearbook of Education 2007

Author: Lesley Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134118066
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The 2007 edition of this respected international volume considers the challenges facing work related education arising from the rapid expansion of the global economy and the impact of this on labour markets and individual workers. Including perspectives from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South America, India and South Africa, the 2007 volume is split into four clear sections covering key topics, such as: the current global context when all work, even local, is influenced by global economic activity workers are expected to engage in lifelong learning but also be mobile and deal with rapidly changing working knowledge work related education must prepare workers for the global economy and specific contexts, where governments attract global companies by promoting education and literate workforces how the responsibility for providing work-education is distributed between schools, vocational education, HE, professional bodies, local and global companies, governments, the private sector and individuals the pressures on formal education and training institutions to produce graduates with certain kinds of knowledge, skills and personal attributes.

World Yearbook of Education 2005

Author: David Coulby
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780203023815
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This volume deals with two major and apparently opposing forces within education and society: globalization and nationalism. Globalization is often considered in economic terms - of continued growth of international trade and a concentration of wealth in corporate hands - yet it also encompasses technological, political and cultural change. The World Yearbook of Education 2005 explores the role of the education sector in our globalized knowledge economy, and considers the political implications of this in terms of monopolarity and the cultural consequences of homogenization and Americanization. The other strand of this study - nationalism - remains a persistent force within education and society in all parts of the world, and this volume examines the extent to which it can fuel conflict at all levels through prejudice and intolerance. Concentrating on the epistemological consequences of nationalism, leading international thinkers examine the extent to which it is reflected in the curricula of schools and universities around the world. Finally, the complex relationship between globalization and nationalism is explored, and contributors explore the part that educational institutions and practices play in forming both agendas. A wide range of perspectives are employed, including post-colonial discourse, classical economics and sociological theory. Nationalism and globalization are both ongoing processes, and this volume makes a case for the central role of education in both - through its potential to influence change and to act as benevolent force in shaping a global community.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Citizenship Education And The Modern State

Author: Kerry Kennedy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113636871X
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Citizenship education has recently re-emerged as an important issue, both in policy and in practice. As the nation state undergoes rapid transformation at the end of the 20th century, both Eastern and Western states have focused attention on using the school curriculum as a medium for sustaining cohesion and unity within society. But, as we approach the 21st century, is the possibility of a common citizenship a reality?; This book is designed to provide educators with access to ideas and information that will help them to understand current citizenship- education initiatives across a number of countries. It provides a theoretical rationale in which to consider those issues; illustrates how such issues are being worked out in practice in a number of countries; and provides assistance for policy makers, teacher educators and teachers who are responsible for making decisions about the context of citizenship education programmes for schools.

Beyond educational reform

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Open University
ISBN: 9780335199969
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Why has educational reform failed? Why do we need to bring teachers back into the process? For many years, education reform has been imposed on teachers in many parts of the world. Teachers have had little or no voice in the changes that have been foisted on them. Overload, burnout, demoralization, poor implementation, and a rush for early retirement have been widespread consequences. Positive educational change is needed more than ever, but in a way that puts teachers in the vanguard of it, rather than making them its marginalized victims. It is time to bring teachers back in. It is time to look at educational change and teachers' involvement in it with fresh, more generous eyes. The writers in this book do just that. All are recognized international experts in educational reform. For them, positive educational change means strong emphasis on professional development; ensuring that every school and department becomes a strong professional community; valuing not vilifying educational research; putting teachers in charge of standards and change; giving schools more flexibility over curriculum and assessment, not less; and seeing our educational past as something to be built on, not castigated and forgotten. Existing educational reform strategies are becoming exhausted. It is time for a better way. These writers identify the new directions that lie before us in England, Australia, North America and Japan.

Convergence and Divergence in European Education and Training Systems

Author: Andy Green
Publisher: Institute of Education
ISBN:
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This book offers a unique picture of education and training in the EU between the early 1980s and the late 1990s. It synthesizes a wealth of research, policy documents and original data from the fifteen Member States and from the European Commission. The advent of the Single Market and of the euro have focused attention on economic integration in Europe; while discussions of globalization also emphasize common trends and economic convergence. Convergence and Divergence in European Education and Training Systems demonstrates that, while European education and training systems are responding to powerful general trends, they remain highly distinctive, with no obvious movement towards a single common pattern.