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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.



Further Education Professional and Occupational Pedagogy

Further Education  Professional and Occupational Pedagogy Author Sai Loo
ISBN-10 9781351050654
Release 2018-10-04
Pages 176
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The further education (and skills) sector in England has been viewed as a backwater of educational research compared to the other sectors. This comparative lack of research and related publications may be due in part to the huge diversity of the sector. Further Education, Professional and Occupational Pedagogy addresses some of the gaps by bringing together empirical research and theoretical frameworks to give a coherent understanding of the sector, emphasising the occupational experiences of deliverers, alongside their pedagogic and life experiences. This book also includes investigations on the education of professionals in the higher education sector. The overall theme of this book relates to the teaching and learning of work-related provisions in further and higher education. The book covers topics such as FE teachers' emotional ecology, their professional identities, a systematic literature review of FE teachers' professional identities, a reconceptualisation of widening participation from a teaching perspective, pedagogic implications of teachers in professional education, and curriculum formation of creative professionals in higher education. This book will be vital reading for researchers and academics in the fields of professional learning, teacher training and education, and vocational and occupational education. It will also appeal to policy makers, teacher educators and education professionals.



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.



Community based Media Pedagogies

Community based Media Pedagogies Author Bronwen Low
ISBN-10 9781317480976
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 140
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Participatory media is a tool for individual and community education and development, allowing students to express and share their ideas and opinions, and to contribute to the production of the commons. Vital to the storytelling in these community spaces is listening—the listening of project facilitators to participants, of participants to each other, and of the public to the stories that emerge through these projects. Community-based Media Pedagogies examines the role of listening across community media sites to explore its relational qualities and to identify the kinds of teaching and learning that happen in these spaces. Drawing on community media projects and pedagogies across New York, Toronto, and Montreal, this volume documents the stories of racialized and marginalized minority youth and immigrants, and explores which relations and spaces facilitate listening.



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.



Academics Engaging with Student Writing

Academics Engaging with Student Writing Author Jackie Tuck
ISBN-10 9781317358916
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 214
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Student writing has long been viewed as a problem in higher education in the UK. Moreover, the sector has consistently performed poorly in the National Student Survey with regard to assessment and feedback. Academics Engaging with Student Writing tackles these major issues from a new and unique angle, exploring the real-life experiences of academic teachers from different institutions as they set, support, read, respond to and assess assignments undertaken by undergraduate students. Incorporating evidence from post-1992 universities, Oxbridge, members of the Russell Group and others, this book examines working practices around student writing within the context of an increasingly market-oriented mass higher education system. Presenting a wealth of relevant examples from disciplines as diverse as History and Sports Science, Tuck makes extensive use of interviews, observations, texts and audio recordings in order to explore the perspectives of academic teachers who work with student writers and their texts. This book will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of academic literacies, higher education, language and literacy, language in higher education, English for academic purposes and assessment. Furthermore, academic teachers with experience of this crucial aspect of academic labour will welcome Tuck’s pioneering work as an indispensable tool for making sense of their own engagement with student writers.



The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning

The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning Author Michael Osborne
ISBN-10 9781134095315
Release 2007-06-11
Pages 248
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Presenting a snapshot of contemporary international research into the pedagogy of lifelong learning and teaching, this book focuses on a wide range of issues related to lifelong learning, including higher education, community-based learning and literacy practices in continuing education. It highlights the fact that the wide-ranging conclusions they draw have vital implications for this rapidly changing field. The book reviews the emerging issues from researching teaching and learning in different post-school contexts - an issue which has grown in research importance around the world in recent years - with the concern both to widen participation and improve student attainment. Examining empirically, methodologically and theoretically contemporary research in teaching and learning in diverse contexts, it focuses on three main areas: learning careers and identities; pedagogy and learning cultures and learning beyond institutions.



The New Imperatives of Educational Change

The New Imperatives of Educational Change Author Dennis Shirley
ISBN-10 9781317404576
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 150
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The New Imperatives of Educational Change is a clarion call to move beyond the standardized testing and marketplace competition that have become pervasive in school systems to focus instead on creating the conditions that will encourage all students to become critical and independent thinkers. Dennis Shirley presents five new imperatives to guide educators and policymakers towards a re-thinking of what it means to teach effectively and to learn in depth. The evidentiary imperative requires educators to attain a better grasp of what data actually reveal about international trends in student learning. The interpretive imperative encourages mindful deliberation before acting on evidence in order to promote the integrity of a school community. The professional imperative describes new international research findings on promising pedagogies and curricula that propel learning in new directions. The global imperative argues that we all must look beyond our national boundaries to improve the flourishing of all young people, wherever they may be found. Finally, the existential imperative reminds us that students look to their teachers as role models who can dignify learning with meaning and embellish life with joy. Visionary in its scope and practical in its details, The New Imperatives of Educational Change is an indispensable road map for all teachers, principals, and system leaders.



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.



Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes

Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes Author Sunny Hyon
ISBN-10 9781317644323
Release 2017-10-12
Pages 206
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Genre analysis has become a key approach within the field of English for Specific Purposes and helps students understand particular language use patterns in target contexts. Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes provides an overview of how genre has been conceptualized and applied in ESP, as well as the features that distinguish ESP genre research and teaching from those of other genre schools. The macro and micro aspects of ESP genre-based pedagogy are also analysed and include: different possibilities for planning and designing an ESP genre-based course; the concrete, micro aspects of materials creation; and how genres can be learned through play. Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for students and pre-service teachers who are studying Genre, English for Specific Purposes or language teaching methodologies.



Curriculum Epistemicide

Curriculum Epistemicide Author João M. Paraskeva
ISBN-10 9781317562009
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 282
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Around the world, curriculum – hard sciences, social sciences and the humanities – has been dominated and legitimated by prevailing Western Eurocentric Anglophone discourses and practices. Drawing from and within a complex range of epistemological perspectives from the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, and Latin America, this volume presents a critical analysis of what the author, influenced by the work of Sousa Santos, coins curriculum epistemicides, a form of Western imperialism used to suppress and eliminate the creation of rival, alternative knowledges in developing countries. This exertion of power denies an education that allows for diverse epistemologies, disciplines, theories, concepts, and experiences. The author outlines the struggle for social justice within the field of curriculum, as well as a basis for introducing an Itinerant Curriculum Theory, highlighting the potential of this new approach for future pedagogical and political praxis.



Edu net

Edu net Author Stephen J. Ball
ISBN-10 9781317247852
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 186
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Edu.net builds upon, and extends, a series of research studies of education policy networks and global policy mobilities. It draws on comprehensive data resulting from a Leverhulme Trust research study focused on Africa, and a study funded by the British Academy focused on India, which explored the way in which global actors and organisations bring policy ideas to bear and are joined up in a global education policy network. This timely and cutting-edge new work develops concepts, analyses and methods deployed in Education Plc (2008), Networks, New Governance and Education (2012) and Global Education Inc. (2012). The research is framed by an elaboration of Network Ethnography, an innovative method of policy research. Edu.net presents the substantive findings of the authors’ research by focusing on various kinds of policy movement – people, ideas, practices, methods, money. The book is about both global education policy and ways of researching policy in a global setting. It is an essential read for policy analysts, educational academic researchers and postgraduate education students alike.



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.



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.



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.



Researching Higher Education

Researching Higher Education Author Jennifer M. Case
ISBN-10 9781317382065
Release 2015-10-14
Pages 278
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Research on higher education has yielded many insights that have improved our theoretical and practical understanding but there are still many themes that continue to appear on research agendas, provoking renewed focus on these complex questions and problems. Researching Higher Education explores these issues, examining topics such as equity in access and participation, the relationship between higher education and society, how and what students learn and the professional development of academics. In this volume, contributors from Europe, Australia, Africa and the US critically address ongoing issues with a set of key questions to guide their analysis: What do we know? What are the missing links and gaps in past research? What are the implications for further research? Key themes include: The nature of higher education Higher education and society Staff and students in higher education Teaching and learning Curriculum and assessment Critical, engaging and international in scope, Researching Higher Education will be a valuable guide for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in the higher education community.