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Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education

Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education Author Sai Loo
ISBN-10 9781317366799
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 158
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Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education presents a collection of research-based papers on the ‘English model’ of vocationalism and higher education. It argues that negative societal and political perceptions have hindered the debate about the significance and relevance of vocational education and training provision to learning, work and the economy. In this book, the writers offer unique solutions to the difficult questions that have emerged from their investigations into vocationalism in England. This edited collection brings together a group of academic experts to report and discuss their findings from many years of evidence-based research on vocationalism at three levels: macro (national and policy-making), meso (programmes and organization), and micro (individual learning and teaching). Chapters explore the key issues relating to the topic, such as policies, curriculum, learning and teaching, and work contexts. The book reflects on the diversity of related programmes, and discusses the applicability and relevance of the term ‘vocationalism’ in the light of current developments relating to higher vocational education, including occupation, employability and professionalism. This book is a timely contribution to the debate on the ‘English model’ of vocational education and will be an essential resource for researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of vocational education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), work-based learning, politics and policy of education, teaching and learning, higher education, and curriculum and pedagogy.



Spirituality Community and Race Consciousness in Adult Higher Education

Spirituality  Community  and Race Consciousness in Adult Higher Education Author Timothy Paul Westbrook
ISBN-10 9781317223290
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 174
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Drawing on the lived experiences of Black students in adult degree completion programs at predominantly White, Christian institutions in the southern United States, this book presents a model for reimagining adult higher education. Westbrook explores the reasons students enrolled in degree programs, how they experience their predominantly white institutions, and how their experiences affect their lives. Employing Critical Race Theory and Christian theology as frameworks for evaluating the students’ experiences, the author sheds light on the ways African American experiences to inform, critique, and shape Christian adult learning in higher education.



Multiracial Identity in Children s Literature

Multiracial Identity in Children   s Literature Author Amina Chaudhri
ISBN-10 9781317507840
Release 2017-02-10
Pages 168
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Racially mixed children make up the fastest growing youth demographic in the U.S., and teachers of diverse populations need to be mindful in selecting literature that their students can identify with. This volume explores how books for elementary school students depict and reflect multiracial experiences through text and images. Chaudhri examines contemporary children’s literature to demonstrate the role these books play in perpetuating and resisting stereotypes and the ways in which they might influence their readers. Through critical analysis of contemporary children’s fiction, Chaudhri highlights the connections between context, literature, and personal experience to deepen our understanding of how children’s books treat multiracial identity.



The Politics of Differentiation in Schools

The Politics of Differentiation in Schools Author Martin Mills
ISBN-10 9781317632672
Release 2016-10-26
Pages 160
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In many English-speaking countries, teachers are encouraged to differentiate their classrooms, and in some cases, through various policy mechanisms. This encouragement is often accompanied by threats and sanctions for not making the grade. By exploring the ways in which one education system in Australia has mandated differentiation through an audit of teacher practices, this book provides a timely engagement with the relationship between differentiated classrooms and social justice. It covers tensions, for instance, between providing culturally-appropriate classrooms, including constructing engaging and relevant curricula, and lowering expectations for students who have traditionally been marginalised by schooling. The data for this book has been collected from the same group of teachers over a period of three years, and offers detailed insights into how a particular politics of differentiation has played itself out in the context of a ‘global reform movement’ that has focused on improving student outcomes.



Teachers and Teaching in Vocational and Professional Education

Teachers and Teaching in Vocational and Professional Education Author Sai Loo
ISBN-10 9781351676014
Release 2017-09-13
Pages 160
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Teachers and Teaching in Vocational and Professional Education introduces a critical understanding of how teachers deliver occupational or vocational courses at various academic levels. Including wider coverage of work-related programmes and based on empirical research, this book uses the term occupation-related to refer to programmes spanning several academic levels and education sectors, including the further and higher education sectors.? The book disassociates the English context of work-related studies, where issues of the academic-vocational division and socio-cultural dimensions have hampered critical investigations of this under-researched topic. Also, it offers a conceptual framework from the perspectives of teachers in their teaching and work-related settings derived from the understanding and development of Bernstein’s recontextualization process. ? Teachers and Teaching in Vocational and Professional Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates who are engaged in the study of education and occupation-related programmes. The programme areas include accounting, dental hygiene, equine studies, fashion and textiles, health and social care, medical training of clinicians and emergency medicine, and travel and tourism.



Informal Learning at Work

Informal Learning at Work Author Gerhard Messmann
ISBN-10 9781315441948
Release 2018-01-22
Pages 196
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Informal Learning at Work reflects the growing interest in changing the way the workplace encourages and enhances learning and professional development. Due to societal, economic, and technological developments, organisations face the pressure of growing knowledge-intensity and the need for innovations. As a result, employees are expected to adapt to new situations and constantly update their skillsets within an increasingly challenging environment. This book brings together cross-disciplinary perspectives from leading international researchers, drawing on a range of theoretical and empirical studies. Extensively researched and expertly edited, this new addition to the EARLI New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction series outlines the starting points for future research, and highlights the benefits and implications for those aiming to foster informal learning at work, covering areas such as: professional judgement improving the structure of work tasks facilitating innovative work behaviour the place of informal learning within teaching Informal Learning at Work presents original quantitative and qualitative studies as well as integrative analyses of worldwide research and is an invaluable introduction to this highly topical subject.



Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education

Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education Author Barbara Kelly
ISBN-10 9780521197250
Release 2012-08-20
Pages 490
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This book aims to help policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, and teachers in psychology and education provide more effective interventions in educational contexts. It responds to disappointment and global concern about the failure to implement psychological and other interventions successfully in real-world contexts. Often interventions, carefully designed and trialed under controlled conditions, prove unpredictable or ineffective in uncontrolled, real-life situations. This book looks at why this is the case and pulls together evidence from a range of sources to create original frameworks and guidelines for effective implementation of interventions.



Educating Children and Young People in Care

Educating Children and Young People in Care Author Sonia Jackson
ISBN-10 9780857007193
Release 2015-05-21
Pages 256
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Children and young people in care rarely match the academic achievements of their peers and policy and procedures to address this inequality have not yet remedied the problem. Drawing on ideas from social pedagogy, the authors present a new approach - learning placements and caring schools. They show that education and care must be considered integral to both out of home placements and schools. Packed with practice examples, it includes chapters on early childhood education and care, as well as alternatives to school and higher education, covering everything from birth up to the age of 25. It highlights the potential benefits of a range of learning opportunities, from drama and outdoor activities, to bedtime stories and mentoring as well as providing support for teachers in their role as carer. Chapters include key points, case studies, practice points and useful resources. This is a unique evidence-informed practical guide for students and professionals in the fields of social work, social care, psychology and education.



Regionalization and Harmonization in TVET

Regionalization and Harmonization in TVET Author Agus Setiawan
ISBN-10 9781351680356
Release 2017-08-07
Pages 330
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Regionalization and Harmonization in TVET contains the papers presented at the 4th UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET 2016, Bandung, Indonesia, 15-16 November 2016). 1. Standardization in Regionalization and Harmonization 2. Skill and Personal Development 3. Social and Cultural Issues 4. Teaching Innovations in TVET 5. Innovations in Engineering and Education.



Contemporary Theories of Learning

Contemporary Theories of Learning Author Knud Illeris
ISBN-10 9781351377034
Release 2018-03-15
Pages 266
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This tenth anniversary edition of Knud Illeris’s classic 2008 text is an updated and definitive collection of today’s most influential learning theorists, now containing additional chapters from John Hattie and Gregory Donoghue, Sharan Merriam, Gert Biesta and Carolyn Jackson. This book brings together world-renowned experts, who each present their understanding of what learning is and how human learning takes place, addressing the social, psychological and emotional contexts of learning. In this clear and coherent overview, Professor Knud Illeris has collated chapters that explain both the complex frameworks in which learning takes place and the specific facets of learning. Each international expert provides either a seminal text or an entirely new précis of the conceptual framework they have developed over a lifetime of study, such as adult learning theory, learning strategies, and the cultural and social nature of learning processes. Elucidating the key concepts of learning, Contemporary Theories of Learning provides both the perfect desk reference and an ideal introduction for students; it is an invaluable resource for all researchers and academics involved in the study of learning, and provides a detailed synthesis of current learning theories... all in the words of the theorists themselves.



Reflective Teaching in Early Education

Reflective Teaching in Early Education Author Jennifer Colwell
ISBN-10 9781441184702
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 416
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Reflective Teaching in Early Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in early education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and career-long professionalism for early years practitioners working in pre-schools, child care settings and the first years of primary schools. Written by a collaborative author team of leading early years educationalists and practitioners led by Jennifer Colwell, Reflective Teaching in Early Education offers two levels of support: - comprehensive, practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on key issues such as building relationships, communication, behaviour, inclusion, curriculum planning and learning, and teaching strategies; and - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to aid understanding of the theories informing practice, offering ways to develop deeper understanding of early years practice in early childhood education and care. Reflective activities, case studies, diagrams and figures, end-of-chapter summaries and research briefings are provided throughout. This book, along with the companion reader and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of early years practitioners, primary school teachers and educationalists. The team includes: Early Years Educationalists: Jennifer Colwell (University of Brighton, UK) | Helen Beaumont (Early Years Advisor, Brighton, UK) | Helen Bradford and Holly Linklater (University of Cambridge, UK) | Julie Canavan, Denise Kingston and Sue Lynch (University of Brighton, UK) | Catriona McDonald and Sheila Nutkins (University of Aberdeen, UK) | Tim Waller (Anglia Ruskin University, UK) Early Years Practitioners: Emma Cook, Sarah Ottwell and Chris Randall (Oneworld Nursery, Brighton, UK) with staff from One World Nursery and Phoenix Nursery (Brighton, UK) Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.



The Education Gospel

The Education Gospel Author W. Norton GRUBB
ISBN-10 0674037987
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 331
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The Education Gospel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Education Gospel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Education Gospel book for free.



Instructional Supervision

Instructional Supervision Author Sally J. Zepeda
ISBN-10 9781317233312
Release 2016-08-12
Pages 360
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This essential text for prospective school leaders enrolled in instructional supervision and evaluation courses provides the knowledge and practical tools to improve teacher effectiveness. Melding theory and practice, this book is a definitive guide to successful classroom observations, pre- and post-observation conferences, and approaches such as action research, peer coaching, and mentoring. The fourth edition of this text has been thoroughly updated to meet the needs of school leaders in today’s educational climate. Features new to this edition include: Additional and updated tools to support school leaders in conducting effective classroom observations and assessing teachers’ professional learning needs; New case studies, suggested fieldwork, and extended reflections to outline practical applications for the strategies discussed; Suggested readings to supplement the information included in this book; Expanded discussions of professional learning communities and the topic of motivation; New chapters on teacher evaluation and instructional strategies that support personalization and learning technologies. This book offers strategies to work with teachers at all stages in their careers, laying a strong foundation for effective instructional supervision in PreK-12 schools. Many of the templates and tools in this book are also available as free eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138649347).



Change Management in TVET Colleges

Change Management in TVET Colleges Author Kraak, Andre
ISBN-10 9781928331339
Release 2016-07-25
Pages 144
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The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college environment is marked by increasingly stark juxtapositions between what needs to be achieved in the post-school education sector and the increasing difficulty of current conditions. The ‘triple challenge’ of poverty, inequality and unemployment weighs heavily on the social, political and economic fabric of the country and expectations are high that the TVET colleges can make a pivotal contribution to counter these challenges. Despite laudable increases in TVET enrolment, the education system needs to work harder to accommodate the weight of demand for post school further education and training (FET) band qualifications from young people not in education, employment or training. At the same time, it is vital to secure adequate quality in TVET programmes which depend so much on the competence and commitment of college lecturers. This collection offers a set of research papers that provide new analytic and empirical material on: • The political economy of TVET types in different countries which, by comparison, illuminate the South African case; • A periodisation of government interventions in the TVET sector over the last three decades; • The unsettled state and status of TVET lecturers in relation to their job requirements and conditions of service; • The halting evolution of collegial relationships between college lecturers towards higher collegiality; • Employer expectations of college graduates and how colleges are responding; and • An analysis of the outcomes of a college improvement intervention in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape. This book will offer valuable information and insights for decision-makers as well as analysts of institutional change concerning links between education and economic growth, with particular regard to TVET graduates’ employment rates.



The Encyclopedia of Higher Education

The Encyclopedia of Higher Education Author Burton R. Clark
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025262687
Release 1992
Pages 2530
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Volume 1 gives an overview of higher education in 130 countries; volume 2 analyzes societal and economic aspects, including technology transfer, equality, national models, reforms, labor needs, colleges by discipline, and governance; volume 3 covers issues and theory related to faculty and students: teaching, learning and research (curricula, effects of higher education, rewards and incentives, non-traditional students) and disciplinary perspectives (organizational theory, comparative education, macro and micro-sociology, women's studies). Volume 4 contains essays on major academic disciplines: the Humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, medical sciences, and physical sciences.



Creative Working in the Knowledge Economy

Creative Working in the Knowledge Economy Author Sai Loo
ISBN-10 9781315453088
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 178
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There is a growing interest in the knowledge economy, and the new types of job and ways of working associated with it. This book analyses how a particular group – creative knowledge workers – carry out their jobs and learn within it. Using empirical research from advertising and software development in Europe, Singapore and Japan, it develops a new conceptual framework to analyse the complexities of creative knowledge work. Focussing uniquely on the human element of working in the knowledge economy, it explores the real world of how people work in this emerging phenomenon and examines relationships between knowledge and creative dimensions to provide new frameworks for learning and working. It offers critical insights into how these workers apply their creative knowledge work capacities towards the production of innovative products and services, as well as using their creative abilities and knowledge to fashion both digital and tangible goods in the knowledge economy. Adding significantly to the on-going debate around knowledge work and creativity, this comprehensive examination will be of interest to researchers and educators in organisational learning, management and HRM and to anyone involved in devising ways to develop and support workers in lifelong and flexible creative work practices.



Shaping Higher Education with Students

Shaping Higher Education with Students Author Vincent C. H. Tong
ISBN-10 9781787351110
Release 2018-03-06
Pages 342
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Forging closer links between university research and teaching has become an important way to enhance the quality of higher education across the world. As student engagement takes centre stage in academic life, how can academics and university leaders engage with their students to connect research and teaching more effectively? In this highly accessible book, the contributors show how students and academics can work in partnership to shape research-based education. Featuring student perspectives, it offers academics and university leaders practical suggestions and inspiring ideas on higher education pedagogy, including principles of working with students as partners in higher education, connecting students with real-world outputs, transcending disciplinary boundaries in student research activities, connecting students with the workplace, and innovative assessment and teaching practices. Written and edited in full collaboration with students and leading educator-researchers from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, this book poses fundamental questions about learning and learning communities in contemporary higher education.