Exploring Education

An Introduction to the Foundations of Education

Author: Alan R. Sadovnik,Peter W. Cookson, Jr.,Susan F. Semel,Ryan W. Coughlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131540852X

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 6977

This much-anticipated fifth edition of Exploring Education offers an alternative to traditional foundations texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre- and in-service teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines -- history, philosophy, politics, and sociology of education -- and their application to educational issues, including school organization and teaching, curriculum and pedagogic practices, education and inequality, and school reform and improvement. This edition features substantive updates, including additions to the discussion of neo-liberal educational policy, recent debates about teacher diversity, updated data and research, and new selections of historical and contemporary readings. At a time when foundations of education are marginalized in many teacher education programs and teacher education reform pushes scripted approaches to curriculum and instruction, Exploring Education helps teachers to think critically about the "what" and "why" behind the most pressing issues in contemporary education.

Exploring Education Studies

Author: Vivienne Walkup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862600

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 4688

Exploring Education Studies is a rich and multi-layered investigation of the world of education. Although aimed at Education Studies courses, the book’s thematic approach also makes it an excellent general introduction to education. Building around four central themes – psychology, sociology, current policy and global education – the authors’ lively discussions capture the essence of this diverse subject area.

Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level

Policy, theory and practice

Author: Anne O'Grady,Vanessa Cottle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317602293

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 1882

There is a growing demand for educational professionals to develop a more critical understanding of the key and emerging debates in education so that they can better meet the challenges and demands placed upon them. Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level represents a range of perspectives from educational experts to academic researchers, and highlights the key issues surrounding contemporary education. Organised into three parts and drawing on key issues in education theory, policy and practice, the book considers areas such as SEN, evaluating learning, ESOL and gender. Featuring reflective questions, case studies and summaries of core ideas, the chapters include: Troublesome learning journey; Applying educational thinkers to contemporary educational practice; Values production through social and emotional learning; Policy research: In defence ad hocery?; We are all critically reflective now: The politics of critical reflection in higher education and in the work place; Developing critical thought about SEN; The refuge of relativism. Aimed at supporting students on Masters-level courses, this acessible but critically provocative text is an essential resource for those wishing to develop a more critical understanding of the role, purpose and function of educational systems and practices.

Exploring education

Author: William E. Andersen,John F. Cleverley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 125

View: 9653


Exploring Education and Childhood

From current certainties to new visions

Author: Dominic Wyse,Rosemary Davis,Phil Jones,Sue Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317505166

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 5931

Education has become dominated by testing, standards, interventions, strategies and political policy. Yet while elements such as these are important, Exploring Education and Childhood contends it is childhood - including its sociology and psychology - that is the vital holistic context for teaching and learning. Written by a team of specialists who bring both experience of classroom teaching, teacher training, and of rigorous research and scholarship, each chapter examines a topic that is of vital importance to teaching and the work of teachers. The book explores examples of educational practice that illuminate contemporary problems and future possibilities for education; develops educational theory to better understand practice and policy; and critically evaluates education policy in the international context. With an emphasis on reflection and deep thinking - something that all the best teachers are able to do - key issues in the book include: the voice of the child metacognitive strategies agency, pedagogy and curriculum performativity, standards, and school readiness educational settings and new technology teacher expertise and agency diversity and child agency families, society and school choice. Illustrated with powerful examples of practice, together with key questions for reflection and further reading, Exploring Education and Childhood challenges education professionals, policy makers, and all peple with an interest in education to envision a new future. It will be essential reading for all student teachers and teachers, and is particular appropriate for Masters-level research, professional studies, Education Studies.

Exploring Education Through Phenomenology

Diverse Approaches

Author: Gloria Dall'Alba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444322834

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 3782

This book explores the resurgence of interest in phenomenology as a philosophy and research movement among scholars in education, the humanities and social sciences. Brings together a series of essays by an international team of philosophers and educationalists Juxtaposes diverse approaches to phenomenological inquiry and addresses questions of significance for education today Demonstrates why phenomenology is a contemporary movement that is both dynamic and varied Highlights ways in which phenomenology can inform a broad range of aspects of educational theorising and practice, including learning through the body, writing online, being an authentic teacher, ambiguities in becoming professionals, and school transition

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians

Meaning, Modes and Models

Author: Sue Myburgh,Anna Maria Tammaro

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780633009

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 1544

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians provides a refreshing perspective on the discipline and profession of Library and Information Science (LIS), with a focus on preparing students for careers as librarians who can deal with present and future digital information environments. A re-examination of the knowledge base of the field, combined with a proposed theoretical structure for LIS, provide the basis for this work, which also examines competencies for practice as well as some of the international changes in the nature of higher education. The authors finally suggest a model that could be used internationally to educate librarians for their new roles and social responsibilities in a digitised, networked world. The twelve chapters of this book cover key issues in education for digital librarians, including: the necessity of regenerating the profession; current contexts; previous research on education for digital librarians; understanding the dimensions of the discipline and profession of librarianship, and the distinctions between them; the social purpose of librarianship as a profession and the theoretical framework which supports the practice of the profession; a brief analysis of curriculum design, pedagogies and teaching methods, and a glimpse of the proactive and important future role of librarianship in society. Considers the ubiquitous misunderstanding that technology can replace libraries and librarians Provides a theoretical view of the field which can contribute awareness of dimensions of the dilemmas which the discipline/profession currently faces Presents a broad international perspective which provides a basis for a new model for LIS education

Exploring Education, An Introduction to the Foundations of Education

Education, Education

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478444835

Category: Education

Page: 67

View: 6733

Facts101 is your complete guide to Exploring Education, An Introduction to the Foundations of Education. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Exploring Education and Professional Practice

Through the Lens of Practice Architectures

Author: Kathleen Mahon,Susanne Francisco,Stephen Kemmis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811022194

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 6567

This book was written to help people understand and transform education and professional practice. It presents and extends the theory of practice architectures, and offers a contemporary account of what practices are composed of and how practices shape and are shaped by the arrangements with which they are enmeshed in sites of practice. Through its empirically-based case chapters, the book demonstrates how the theory of practice architectures can be used as a theoretical, analytical, and transformational resource to generate insights that have important implications for practice, theory, policy, and research in education and professional practice. These insights relate to how practices are shaped by arrangements (and other practices) present in specific sites of practice, including early childhood education settings, schools, adult education, and workplaces. They also relate to how practices create distinctive intersubjective spaces, so that people encounter one another in particular ways (a) in particular semantic spaces, (b) that are realised in particular locations and durations in physical space-time, and (c) in particular social spaces. By applying such insights, readers can work towards changing practices by transforming the practice architectures that make them possible.

Exploring Teaching

An Introduction to Education

Author: Richard Arends

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072321807

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 466

This text takes students contemplating careers in teaching on a journey of exploration into the world and work of teaching and into themselves as future teachers. The book makes a sustained effort to help students decide whether teaching is the right career for them.

Playing and Exploring

Education Through the Discovery of Order

Author: Robin A. Hodgkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780416401806

Category: Apprentissage par la découverte

Page: 226

View: 5349


Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative Research

Author: Ann-Marie Bathmaker,Penelope Harnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135163677

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9298

What stories can we tell of ourselves and others and why should they be of interest to others? Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative Research responds to these questions with examples from diverse educational and social contexts. The book brings together a collection of writing by different authors who use a narrative/life history approach to explore the experiences of a wide range of people, including teachers, nurses, young people and adults, reflecting on learning and education at significant moments in their lives. In addition, each chapter provides an account by the author of the process of constructing research narratives, and the second chapter of the book focuses specifically on ethical issues in life history and narrative research. This book: provides vivid examples of a narrative/life history approach to research uses narrative/life history to explore identity, power and social justice offers an effective model for practice. With contributions from a number of international experts, this book addresses key issues of social justice and power played out within different contexts, and also discusses the ethics of narrative research directly. The book makes a timely contribution to the growing interest in the use of narrative and life history research. With the increasing importance of continuing professional development for many working in education, health and social service contexts, the book will be of interest to both students and researchers, as it provides clear examples of how researching professionals can use narrative research to investigate a particular area of interest.

The employment rights of teachers

exploring education law worldwide

Author: Charles J. Russo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: 9781578869343

Category: Law

Page: 259

View: 5033

As well-established as the right to work is in the industrialized world, in many places it is neither as well-defined nor protected even though signatories to various international treaties profess their adherence to the lofty principles contained in the array of documents addressing what is recognized as a fundamental human right. The right to work is an important human right--without the ability to support themselves, workers have a difficult time affording themselves, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy their other rights. International documents acknowledge the fundamental right of individuals to work, but do not explicitly address the status of teachers. Employment Rights of Teachers covers twelve different nations in an analysis of rights allowed and denied to teachers throughout the world.

Exploring Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Author: Mang Li,Yong Zhao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642553524

Category: Education

Page: 410

View: 375

The focus of this book is on exploring effective strategies in higher education that promote meaningful learning and go beyond discipline boundaries, with a special emphasis on Subjectivity Learning, Refreshing Lecturing, Learning through Construction, Learning through Transaction, Transformative Learning, Using Technology, and Assessment for Learning and Teaching in particular. The research collected in this book is all based on empirical studies and includes research methods and findings that will be of great interest to teachers and researchers in the area of higher education. The main benefit readers will derive from this book is a meaningful insight into what other teachers around the world are doing in higher education and what lessons they have learned, which will support them in their own teaching.

Exploring education as a tool for poverty alleviation

a seminar presented by the North-South Institute, Ottawa, January 12, 1995

Author: Lynne Christine Hately,North-South Institute (Ottawa, Ont.)

Publisher: North-South Institute = Institut Nord-Sud


Category: Social Science

Page: 52

View: 8386


Exploring Educational Research Literacy

Author: Gary Shank,Launcelot Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135916950

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 4767

Exploring Educational Research Literacy offers beginning classroom teachers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of educational research literacy—that is, the ability to read educational research articles in a systemic and critical way. Many beginning teacher education students are expected to be familiar with the latest research in their field, but are not necessarily researchers themselves. In fact, many new students have had little exposure to educational research. In this accessible text, Gary Shank and Launcelot Brown give students step-by-step guidance through the often baffling process of learning a new 'language' of research methods. Using clear and friendly language, and employing simple articles created to introduce students to important ideas in an engaging manner, Exploring Educational Research Literacy gives students the tools to shift from being passive consumers of research to active and critical readers capable of evaluating research and judging the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. Features include: CD-ROM including ten real research articles and eight "training" articles: Each lets students practice their research literacy skills and includes a list of questions to guide students in their reading" 'Practice Makes Perfect': end of the chapter reflection activities that prompt students to apply research skills described in each chapter Article Literacy Checklist: a guide to help students read research articles critically Glossary of key terms Clear and engaging style: Exploring Educational Research Literacy is written so that even students who are new to educational research can gain a clear understanding of and ability to apply the special skills needed to read research articles

Exploring Learning Ecologies

Author: Norman Jackson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0993575900


Page: 428

View: 5057

The idea of learning ecologies developed through this book, provides a more comprehensive and holistic view of learning and personal development than is normally considered in higher education. A learning ecology provides us with affordances, information,

Schools where Children Matter

Exploring Educational Alternatives

Author: Doralice Lange DeSouza Rocha

Publisher: Resource Center for Redesigning

ISBN: 9781885580146

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 4064

A comparison of three quite different schools that practice holistic approaches to education.

Exploring Learning

Young Children and Blockplay

Author: Pat Gura Tina Bruce

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446227909


Page: 240

View: 4734

1I feel this book would be valuable to all childcarers. It is well worth the time you can spare for a first read, and would make a good "dip-in" reference book for the future. The study described is set in a school, but consideration of pre-school groups is also made. Childminders could easily adopt the ideas presented for play within their own homes and encourage them within those of the children also. The value of parental involvement is strongly emphasised' - "Who Minds " The book is highly recommended particularly for early years teachers and teachers in training where the findings and general comments will give a good underpinning to classroom practice' - "Early Years " In this book, the authors present an interpretative account of a piece of collaborative action-research into children s blockplay during a three-year project. Children from three to seven years, early years teachers, nursery nurses, and two members of staff from the Froebel Institute College, Roehampton Institute, all acting as participant observers, shared in the discovery of the blockplay.