International Handbook of Educational Policy

International Handbook of Educational Policy

Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood and David Livingstone This Handbook presents contemporary and emergent trends in educational policy research, in over ?fty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers ...

Author: Nina Bascia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032013

Category: Education

Page: 1116

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Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood and David Livingstone This Handbook presents contemporary and emergent trends in educational policy research, in over ?fty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers from a number of countries. It is organized into ?ve broad sections which capture many of the current dominant educational policy foci and at the same time situate current understandings historically, in terms of both how they are conceptualized and in terms of past policy practice. The chapters themselves are empirically grounded, providing illustrations of the conceptual implications c- tained within them as well as allowing for comparisons across them. The se- re?exivity within chapters with respect to jurisdictional particularities and c- trasts allows readers to consider not only a range of approaches to policy analysis but also the ways in which policies and policy ideas play out in di?erent times and places. The sections move from a focus on prevailing policy tendencies through increasingly critical and ‘‘outsider’’ perspectives on policy. They address, in turn, the contemporary strategic emphasis on large-scale reform; substantive emphases at several levels – on leadership and governance, improving teacher quality and conceptualizing learning in various domains around the notion of literacies and concluding, ?nally, with a contrasting topic, workplace learning, which has had less policy attention and thus allows readers to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of learning and teaching under the bright gaze of policy.
Categories: Education

International Handbook on Globalisation Education and Policy Research

International Handbook on Globalisation  Education and Policy Research

The aim of this Handbook is to present a global overview of developments in education and policy change during the last decade.

Author: Joseph Zajda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402028288

Category: Education

Page: 828

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The aim of this Handbook is to present a global overview of developments in education and policy change during the last decade. It has the objective of providing both a strategic education policy statement on recent shifts in education and policy research globally and offers new approaches to further exploration, development and improvement of education and policy making. The Handbook attempts to address some of the above issues and problems confronting educators and policy makers globally. Different articles seek to conceptualize the on-going problems of education policy formulation and implementation, and provide a useful synthesis of the education policy research conducted in different countries, and practical implications. The Handbook, by focusing on such issues as - the OECD (2001) model of the knowledge society, and associated strategic challenge and 'deliverable goals' (OECD 2001:139) - UNESCO-driven lifelong learning paradigm, and its relevance to education policy makers, globally - different models of policy planning, and equity questions that are raised by centralization/decentralization, diversity/uniformity and curriculum standardization issues - the 'crises' of educational quality, the debate of standards and excellence, and good and effective teaching. - will contribute to a better and more holistic understanding of the education policy and research nexus; offering possible strategies for the effective and pragmatic policy planning and implementation at the local, regional and national levels.
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Handbook of Education Policy Studies

Handbook of Education Policy Studies

Comparative Education Review, 43(3), 472–496. https://doi.org/10.1086/343122.
Rust, V., & Kim, S. (2015). Globalisation and global university rankings. In J.
Zajda (Ed.), Second international handbook of globalisation, education and
policy ...

Author: Guorui Fan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811383472

Category: Education

Page: 414

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This open access handbook brings together the latest research from a wide range of internationally influential scholars to analyze educational policy research from international, historical and interdisciplinary perspectives. By effectively breaking through the boundaries between countries and disciplines, it presents new theories, techniques and methods for contemporary education policy, and illustrates the educational policies and educational reform practices that various countries have introduced to meet the challenges of continuous change. Based on an analysis of the nature of education policy and education reform, this volume focuses on education reform and the concept of education quality. Adopting a historical and comparative perspective, it examines the dialectical relationship between education policy and education reform in various countries, assesses theoretical and practical issues in the process of moving from regulation to multiple governance in contemporary education administration, and explores the impact of globalization on national education reform and the interdependence between countries. In addition, it presents studies addressing educational policy research methodology from multiple perspectives. Highlighting the changes in national education macro policies, this volume comprehensively reveals the complex relationship between contemporary education reform and social change, and explores the links between contemporary social, political and economic systems and educational policy research and practice, offering a holistic portrait of macro trends in contemporary education reform.
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Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration

Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration

The first International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration (Leithwood et al.) was published in 1996 and quickly became something of a best seller for reference works within education.

Author: Kenneth A. Leithwood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401003759

Category: Education

Page: 1250

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The first International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration (Leithwood et al.) was published in 1996 and quickly became something of a best seller for reference works within education. Such success, we suggest, was at least partly due to the unprecedented global waves of concern for improving schools launched in the mid 1980's, combined with a widespread belief in leadership as the single most powerful contribution to such improvement. The roots of this belief can be found in evidence produced by the early "effective schools" research, although there is a "romance" with leadership! as an explanation for success in many non-school enterprises, as well. During the two-year period during which this current handbook was being written, activity in the realms of school leadership, school improvement, and leadership development gained further momentum. The English government created its new National College of School Leadership, and several Asian nations announced new initiatives in leadership selection, preparation, and development.
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International Handbook of Educational Change

International Handbook of Educational Change

Policy and Change: Getting Beyond Bureaucracy LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND1
Teachers College, Columbia University One of the toughest nuts to crack in
educational change is policy itself- not this policy or that policy, but the basic
ways in ...

Author: Andy Hargreaves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792335341

Category: Education

Page: 1365

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The International Handbook of Educational Change is a state of the art collection of the most important ideas and evidence of educational change. The book brings together some of the most influential thinkers and writers on educational change. It deals with issues like educational innovation, reform, restructuring, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management. It asks why some people resist change and what their resistance means. It looks at how men and women, older teachers and younger teachers, experience change differently. It looks at the positive aspects of change but does not hesitate to raise uncomfortable questions about many aspects of educational change either. It looks critically and controversially at the social, economic, cultural and political forces that are driving educational change. School leaders, system administration, teacher leaders, consultants, facilitators, educational researchers, staff developers and change agents of all kinds will find this book an indispensable resource for guiding them to both classic and cutting-edge understandings of educational change, no other work provides as comprehensive coverage of the field of educational change.
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Handbook of Global Education Policy

Handbook of Global Education Policy

This innovative new handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which domestic education policy is framed and influenced by global institutions and actors.

Author: Karen Mundy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118468050

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

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This innovative new handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which domestic education policy is framed and influenced by global institutions and actors. Surveys current debates about the role of education in a global polity, highlights key transnational policy actors, accessibly introduces research methodologies, and outlines global agendas for education reform Includes contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field thoughtfully edited and organized by a team of world-renowned global education policy experts Each section features a thorough introduction designed to facilitate readers’ understanding of the subsequent material and highlight links to interdisciplinary global policy scholarship Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to domestic and international policy practitioners, social scientists, and education scholars alike
Categories: Political Science

Extending Educational Change

Extending Educational Change

Many of these writers, whose chapters have been specially written for these books, have been investigating, helping initiate and implementing educational change, for most or all of their lengthy careers.

Author: Andy Hargreaves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402044534

Category: Education

Page: 396

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ANDY HARGREAVES Department of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction Lynch School of Education, Boston College, MA, U.S.A. ANN LIEBERMAN Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, CA, U.S.A. MICHAEL FULLAN Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada DAVID HOPKINS Department for Education and Skills, London, U.K. This set of four volumes on Educational Change brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world. Many of these writers, whose chapters have been specially written for these books, have been investigating, helping initiate and implementing educational change, for most or all of their lengthy careers. Others are working on the cutting edge of theory and practice in educational change, taking the field in new or even more challenging directions. And some are more skeptical about the literature of educational change and the assumptions on which it rests. They help us to approach projects of understanding or initiating educational change more deeply, reflectively and realistically. Educational change and reform have rarely had so much prominence within public policy, in so many different places. Educational change is ubiquitous. It figures large in Presidential and Prime Ministerial speeches. It is at or near the top of many National policy agendas. Everywhere, educational change is not only a policy priority but also major public news. Yet action to bring about educational change usually exceeds people's understanding of how to do so effectively.
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International Handbook of Urban Education

International Handbook of Urban Education

An important focus of this book is the interrogation of both the social and political factors that lead to different problem posing and subsequent solutions within each region.

Author: William T. Pink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402051999

Category: Education

Page: 1267

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The universality of the problematics with urban education, together with the importance of understanding the context of improvement interventions, brings into sharp focus the importance of an undertaking like the International Handbook of Urban Education. An important focus of this book is the interrogation of both the social and political factors that lead to different problem posing and subsequent solutions within each region.
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International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

education. SACMEQ I, which commenced in 1995 and was completed in 1998,
was the first educational policy research project conducted by the consortium.
Seven Ministries of Education participated (Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, ...

Author: T. Kellaghan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401003094

Category: Education

Page: 1060

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Thomas Kellaghan Educational Research Centre, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland Daniel L. Stufflebeam The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Lori A. Wingate The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Educational evaluation encompasses a wide array of activities, including student assessment, measurement, testing, program evaluation, school personnel evalua tion, school accreditation, and curriculum evaluation. It occurs at all levels of education systems, from the individual student evaluations carried out by class room teachers, to evaluations of schools and districts, to district-wide program evaluations, to national assessments, to cross-national comparisons of student achievement. As in any area of scholarship and practice, the field is constantly evolving, as a result of advances in theory, methodology, and technology; increasing globalization; emerging needs and pressures; and cross-fertilization from other disciplines. The beginning of a new century would seem an appropriate time to provide a portrait of the current state of the theory and practice of educational evaluation across the globe. It is the purpose of this handbook to attempt to do this, to sketch the international landscape of educational evaluation - its conceptual izations, practice, methodology, and background, and the functions it serves. The book's 43 chapters, grouped in 10 sections, provide detailed accounts of major components of the educational evaluation enterprise. Together, they provide a panoramic view of an evolving field.
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The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

Among other matters,hebrieflyreviews variousmeanings of globalization and
proposes that a transnational framework is essential for an examination of these
changing national and international educational policy processes. In Chapter 2 ...

Author: Katherine Ryan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412940689

Category: Social Science

Page: 587

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The Handbook of Educational Evaluation brings together the experience of top evaluation leaders around the world to present and discuss the core methods and applications of educational evaluation.
Categories: Social Science

The International Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia Pacific Region

The International Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia Pacific Region

Overview and Introduction JOHN P. KEEVES Flinders University Institute of
International Education, Australia RYO WATANABE National Institute for
Educational Policy Research of Japan, Japan 1. FURTHERING COOPERATION
AMONG ...

Author: J.P. Keeves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402010079

Category: Education

Page: 1426

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The aim of the Handbook is to present readily accessible, but scholarly sources of information about educational research in the Asia-Pacific region. The scale and scope of the Handbook is such that the articles included in it provide substantive contributions to knowledge and understanding of education in the Asia region. In so doing, the articles present the problems and issues facing education in the region and the findings of research conducted within the region that contribute to the resolution of these problems and issues. Moreover, since new problems and issues are constantly arising, the articles in the Handbook also indicate the likely directions of future developments. The different articles within the Handbook seek to conceptualize the problems in each specific content area under review, provide an integration of the research conducted within that area, the theoretical basis of the research the practical implications of the research and the contribution of the research towards the resolution of the problems identified. Thus, the articles do not involve the reporting of newly conducted research, but rather require a synthesis of the research undertaken in a particular area, with reference to the research methods employed and the theoretical frameworks on which the research is based. In general, the articles do not advocate a single point of view, but rather, present alternative points of view and comment on the debate and disagreements associated with the conduct and findings of the research. Furthermore, it should be noted, that the Handbook is not concerned with research methodology, and only considers the methods employed in inquiry in so far as the particular methods of research contribute to the effective investigation of problems and issues that have arisen in the conduct and provision of education at different levels within the region.
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International Handbook for Policy Research on School Based Counseling

International Handbook for Policy Research on School Based Counseling

Evidence. in. Support. of. Education. Policy. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
mandates the use of scientifically based research to justify education policy and
practice for all federally funded programs. Following this legislation, a book was ...

Author: John C. Carey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319581798

Category: Psychology

Page: 535

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This handbook examines policy research on school counseling across a wide range of countries and offers guidelines for developing counseling research and practice standards worldwide. It identifies the vital role of counseling in enhancing students’ educational performance and general wellbeing, and explores effective methods for conducting policy research, with practical examples. Chapters present the current state of school-based counseling and policy from various countries, focusing on national and regional needs, as well as opportunities for collaboration between advocates and policymakers. By addressing gaps in policy knowledge and counselor training, the Handbook discusses both the diversity of prominent issues and the universality of its major objectives. Topics featured in this handbook include: The use of scoping reviews to document and synthesize current practices in school-based counseling. Contemporary public policy on school-based counseling in Latin America. Policy, capacity building, and school-based counseling in Eastern/Southern Africa. Public policy, policy research, and school counseling in Middle Eastern countries. Policy and policy research on school-based counseling in the United Kingdom. Policy research on school-based counseling in the United States. The International Handbook for Policy Research in School-Based Counseling is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related professionals and practitioners in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, social work, psychotherapy, and counseling as well as related disciplines.
Categories: Psychology

International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement

International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement

This chapter presents an account of the quest for school effectiveness and school
improvement in Canada with a ... propel educational policies 411 T. Townsend (
Ed.), International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement, ...

Author: Tony Townsend

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402048050

Category: Education

Page: 996

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This book reviews of the development, implementation and practice of the disciplines of school effectiveness and school improvement. Seven main topics are addressed: History of the school effectiveness movement over the last 25 years; Changes in accountability and standards; Leadership in school effectiveness; Changes in teacher education; Impact of Diverse Populations; Education Funding and its Impact; and Best Practice Case Studies. The contributors are active in school effectiveness research worldwide.
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International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work

International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work

This six-volume handbook covers the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Author: Rupert Maclean

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402052811

Category: Education

Page: 3037

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This six-volume handbook covers the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It presents TVET models from all over the world, reflections on the best and most innovative practice, and dozens of telling case studies. The handbook presents the work of established as well as the most promising young researchers and features unrivalled coverage of developments in research, policy and practice in TVET.
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The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

In conclusion, the handbook sets out a new agenda for future educational effectiveness research. This handbook is an essential resource for those interested in the effectiveness of educational systems, organisations and classrooms.

Author: Christopher Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317394327

Category: Education

Page: 540

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The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement draws together leading academics and researchers in the field to reflect on the history, traditions and the most recent developments in this dynamic and influential field. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of: the foundations of the field the evolution of educational effectiveness theory and methodology the links with other research disciplines the links between policy and practice. In conclusion, the handbook sets out a new agenda for future educational effectiveness research. This handbook is an essential resource for those interested in the effectiveness of educational systems, organisations and classrooms. It offers academics, researchers, students and policy-makers new insights into the latest thinking and evidence about educational effectiveness.
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Second International Handbook on Globalisation Education and Policy Research

Second International Handbook on Globalisation  Education and Policy Research

A major aim of this book is to present a global overview of developments in
education and policy change during the last decade. By examining some of the
major education policy issues, particularly in the light of recent shifts in education
and ...

Author: Joseph Zajda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401794930

Category: Education

Page: 854

View: 805

This handbook presents a global overview of developments in education and policy change during the last decade. It provides an accessible, practical and comparative source of current research that examines the intersecting and diverse discourses of this important issue. Divided into two parts, the handbook first examines globalisation and education policy reforms, including coverage of main trends as well as specific policy issues such as gender, equity, minorities and human rights. Next, the handbook offers a comparative perspective that evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between globalisation, the state and education reforms globally. It features coverage on curricula issues and education reforms in schools around the world as well as the curriculum in the global culture. Now more than ever there is a need to understand and analyse both the intended and the unintended effects of globalisation on economic competitiveness, educational systems, the state and relevant policy changes--all as they affect individuals, the higher education sector, schools, policy-makers and powerful corporate organisations across the globe. By examining some of the major education policy issues, particularly in the light of recent shifts in education and policy research, this handbook offers readers a comprehensive picture of the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms. It will serve as a vital sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in education.
Categories: Education

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Brenda X. Mejia-Smith and Edmund W. Gordon The relationship between class,
race, and educational achievement has been a focus of considerable research
attention and debate concerning educational policy and practice for most of the ...

Author: Andy Hargreaves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048126606

Category: Education

Page: 1077

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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.
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International Handbook of Comparative Education

International Handbook of Comparative Education

Commonwealth education partnerships 2004, edited by S. Matlin,
Commonwealth Secretariat, The Stationery Office. Murray, N. (1997). ... In J.
Zajda (Ed.), International handbook on globalisation, education and policy
research (pp. 23–34).

Author: Robert Cowen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402064036

Category: Education

Page: 1371

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This two-volume compendium brings together leading scholars from around the world who provide authoritative studies of the old and new epistemic motifs and theoretical strands that have characterized the interdisciplinary field of comparative and international education in the last 50 years. It analyses the shifting agendas of scholarly research, the different intellectual and ideological perspectives and the changing methodological approaches used to examine and interpret education and pedagogy across different political formations, societies and cultures.
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Second International Handbook of Urban Education

Second International Handbook of Urban Education

This second handbook offers all new content in which readers will find a thoughtful and measured interrogation of significant contemporary thinking and practice in urban education.

Author: William T. Pink

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319403175

Category: Education

Page: 1349

View: 367

This second handbook offers all new content in which readers will find a thoughtful and measured interrogation of significant contemporary thinking and practice in urban education. Each chapter reflects contemporary cutting-edge issues in urban education as defined by their local context. One important theme that runs throughout this handbook is how urban is defined, and under what conditions the marginalized are served by the schools they attend. Schooling continues to hold a special place both as a means to achieve social mobility and as a mechanism for supporting the economy of nations. This second handbook focuses on factors such as social stratification, segmentation, segregation, racialization, urbanization, class formation and maintenance, and patriarchy. The central concern is to explore how equity plays out for those traditionally marginalized in urban schools in different locations around the globe. Researchers will find an analysis framework that will make the current practice and outcomes of urban education, and their alternatives, more transparent, and in turn this will lead to solutions that can help improve the life-options for students historically underserved by urban schools.
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International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education

International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education

Delrio, C., & Dondi, C. (2008). IT and educational policy in the European region.
In J. Voogt, & G. Knezek (Eds.), International handbook of information technology
in primary and secondary education. Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer.

Author: Joke Voogt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387733159

Category: Education

Page: 1228

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The major focus of this Handbook is the design and potential of IT-based student learning environments. Offering the latest research in IT and the learning process, distance learning, and emerging technologies for education, these chapters address the critical issue of the potential for IT to improve K-12 education. A second important theme deals with the implementation of IT in educational practice. In these chapters, barriers and opportunities for IT implementation are studied from several perspectives. This Handbook provides an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field, making it an essential reference.
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