"A collection of essays examining the various social, cultural, and economic intersections of rural place and global space, as viewed through the lens of education.
Author: Kai A. Schafft
Publisher: Penn State Press
"A collection of essays examining the various social, cultural, and economic intersections of rural place and global space, as viewed through the lens of education. Explores practices that offer both problems and possibilities for the future of rural schools and communities, in the United States and abroad"--Provided by publisher.
The book's chapters reflect the current state of knowledge on education from a gender perspective and highlight the importance of, and challenges to, female education, as well as the interdependence of education and development objectives.
Author: Mercy Tembon
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Social Science
Persuasive evidence demonstrates that gender equality in education is central to economic development. Despite more than two decades of accumulated knowledge and evidence of what works in improving gender equality, progress on the ground remains slow and uneven across countries. What is missing? Given that education is a critical path to accelerate progress toward gender equality and the empowerment of women, what is holding us back? These questions were discussed at the global symposium Education: A Critical Path to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, which was sponsored by the World Bank in October 2007. Girls' Education in the 21st Century is based on background papers developed for the symposium. The book's chapters reflect the current state of knowledge on education from a gender perspective and highlight the importance of, and challenges to, female education, as well as the interdependence of education and development objectives. The last chapter presents five strategic directions for advancing gender equality in education and their implications for World Bank operations. Girls' Education in the 21st Century will be of particular interest to researchers, educators, school administrators, and policy makers at the global, national, regional, and municipal levels.
Rural schools, and the large chunk of the nation's students who attend them, face challenges every bit as daunting as those of their urban counterparts.
Author: Christine M. Frisiras
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Rural schools, and the large chunk of the nation's students who attend them, face challenges every bit as daunting as those of their urban counterparts. It is important to keep in mind that rural schools differ greatly from one another. But as a group, students in these schools generally score as well as or better than non-rural students on standardised tests. The makeup of student populations in rural schools differs considerably across the country as well. As a whole, rural students are predominantly white. Studies in several states have shown that small schools and districts can overcome the adverse effects of poverty on student achievement and narrow the achievement gap between poor students and their more affluent peers.
Teaching school in rural America: Toward an educated hope. In K. A. Schafft & A.
Youngblood Jackson (Eds.), Rural education for the twenty-first century: Identity,
place, and community in a globalizing world (pp. 150–172). University Park, PA: ...
Author: Alicia R. Crowe
In this volume teacher educators explicitly and implicitly share their visions for the purposes, experiences, and commitments necessary for social studies teacher preparation in the twenty-first century. It is divided into six sections where authors reconsider: 1) purposes, 2) course curricula, 3) collaboration with on-campus partners, 4) field experiences, 5) community connections, and 6) research and the political nature of social studies teacher education. The chapters within each section provide critical insights for social studies researchers, teacher educators, and teacher education programs. Whether readers begin to question what are we teaching social studies teachers for, who should we collaborate with to advance teacher learning, or how should we engage in the politics of teacher education, this volume leads us to consider what ideas, structures, and connections are most worthwhile for social studies teacher education in the twenty-first century to pursue.
Lawyers for Human Rights has made it a priority to conduct human rights education sessions in the community for adults drawn ... Another difficulty LHR
has experienced is meeting rural people's need for adequate human rights
In Brown, D.L. & Swanson, L.E. (eds) Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty
-First Century. Penn State Press ... Economics, Community, and Rural Education:
Rethinking the Nature of Accountability in the Twenty-First Century, pp.
Author: David L. Brown
Category: Social Science
Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are increasingly subsumed by flows of people, information and economic activity across global spaces. However, while the organization of rural life has been fundamentally transformed by institutional and social changes that have occurred since the mid-twentieth century, rural people and communities have proved resilient in the face of these transformations. This book examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic changes affecting rural communities and populations during the first decades of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities. Primarily focused on the U.S. context, while also providing international comparative discussion, the book is organized into five sections each of which explores both socio-demographic and political economic aspects of rural transformation. It features an accessible and up-to-date blend of theory and empirical analysis, with each chapter's discussion grounded in real-life situations through the use of empirical case-study materials. Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology, community sociology, rural and/or population geography, community development, and population studies.
According to the National Education Association (2001), significant numbers of
these low-performing youth are enrolled in public schools located in our nation's rural areas. Inferior achievement levels in rural places are said to be linked to a ...
Author: David L. Brown
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Social Science
The twentieth century was one of profound transformation in rural America. Demographic shifts and economic restructuring have conspired to alter dramatically the lives of rural people and their communities. Challenges for Rural America in the 21st Century defines these changes and interprets their implications for the future of rural America. The volume follows in the tradition of "decennial volumes" co-edited by presidents of the Rural Sociological Society and published in the Society's Rural Studies Series. Essays have been specially commissioned to examine key aspects of public policy relevant to rural America in the new century.The following sections provide the structure: -- Who Lives in Rural America Today?-- A Transformed Rural Economy-- The Rural Community: Is It Local? Is It a Community?-- People and the Environment: Tough Trade-offs in an Era with Vanishing Buffers-- Changing National and International Policies: New Uncertainties and New Challenges-- Challenges Become Opportunities: Trends and Policies Shaping the Future
In the pre - industrial society , where village crafts and rural industries were the
chief sources of income , success depended upon muscle power and ... Thus
there is a huge difference in the educational levels in the three states .
Author: Hedley Beare
Publisher: Psychology Press
Dimensions of change - Industrialism and its consequences - Global consciousness - Beyond scientific materialism - What will become of schools?
Author: International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first CenturyPublish On: 1998
International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century, Unesco
Jacques Delors. importance of manual labour in favour of more educational
activities . Some rural schools in Latin America also practise productive work ...
Author: International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century
Publisher: United Nations Educational
Category: Adult education
Containing a selection of texts on education prepared during the work of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century, this volume bears witness to some paradoxes faced by education: to reconcile divergent aims and trends, to embody both continuity and renewal, to encourage conformity and innovation. These papers are intended to complement existing literature to respond to questions that arose in the course of the Commission's work, and to illuminate specific issues that cross disciplines.
uinely alternative paths to certification that bypass their institutions.48 The quality
of education schools has been much ... of selective colleges and universities to
teach for a minimum of two years in urban and rural schools across the country.
Author: Paul Manna
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
America's fragmented, decentralized, politicized, and bureaucratic system of education governance is a major impediment to school reform. In this important new book, a number of leading education scholars, analysts, and practitioners show that understanding the impact of specific policy changes in areas such as standards, testing, teachers, or school choice requires careful analysis of the broader governing arrangements that influence their content, implementation, and impact. Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century comprehensively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what remains of the old in education governance, scrutinizes how traditional governance forms are changing, and suggests how governing arrangements might be further altered to produce better educational outcomes for children. Paul Manna, Patrick McGuinn, and their colleagues provide the analysis and alternatives that will inform attempts to adapt nineteenth and twentieth century governance structures to the new demands and opportunities of today. Contents: Education Governance in America: Who Leads When Everyone Is in Charge?, Patrick McGuinn and Paul Manna The Failures of U.S. Education Governance Today, Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli How Current Education Governance Distorts Financial Decisionmaking, Marguerite Roza Governance Challenges to Innovators within the System, Michelle R. Davis Governance Challenges to Innovators outside the System, Steven F. Wilson Rethinking District Governance, Frederick M. Hess and Olivia M. Meeks Interstate Governance of Standards and Testing, Kathryn A. McDermott Education Governance in Performance-Based Federalism, Kenneth K. Wong The Rise of Education Executives in the White House, State House, and Mayor's Office, Jeffrey R. Henig English Perspectives on Education Governance and Delivery, Michael Barber Education Governance in Canada and the United States, Sandra Vergari Education Governance in Comparative Perspective, Michael Mintrom and Richard Walley Governance Lessons from the Health Care and Environment Sectors, Barry G. Rabe Toward a Coherent and Fair Funding System, Cynthia G. Brown Picturing a Different Governance Structure for Public Education, Paul T. Hill From Theory to Results in Governance Reform, Kenneth J. Meier The Tall Task of Education Governance Reform, Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn
... and rural school districts. At the same time as this litigation underscores the
centrality of current clauses to twentieth-century education reform, it also raises
questions about their suf- ficiency to provide for education in the twenty-first century.
Author: G. Alan Tarr
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Political Science
Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.
27 Rural Education in the 21st Century North East India A Case Study of
Nongtalang Village , Meghalaya SHYAMADAS BHATTACHARYYA The vast
multitudes of Indian population , ( nearly 80 per cent of the total population of
India ) , live in ...
Author: Biloris Lyndem
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
Papers In The Volume Seek To Explore The Status Of Education In Northeast India And Its Role In The Development Of The Region. Address Issues Relating To Elementary, Secondary, Higher Education, Adult Education, Distance Education And Women Education-Analyses The Reasons For Failure To Achieve The Targets, The Role Of Voluntary Agencies. Useful For Development Agencies And Researchers.
ERIC / CRESS RESOURCES NEW BOOK HELPS LOCAL SCHOOL LEADERS
PREPARE FOR FUTURE New Horizons for Local School Leaders : Creating Schools for the Twenty - First Century . 154 pages . $ 12 . Illinois Association of ...
The mitigations suggested would certainly open the way for the 21st century .
TOWARDS THE 21ST CENTURY There is sufficient evidence of attempts to gear
up for rural development in the 21st century . Towards this end , all the structures
Meeting the needs of the rural poor: The integrated community-based approach.
New York: ... Attacking rural poverty: How nonformal education can help. ...
Delors, J., & The International Commission on Education for the Twenty-First Century.
Author: Colette Chabbott
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Category: Political Science
Health for All and Education for All have been rallying cries for a host of international development activities for more than a quarter century. Where did these global goals come from? Why have the health goals seemingly advanced so much faster than those in education? In this book, author Colette Chabbott explores the foundational role that international development organizations and the innovations they champion have played in shaping and advancing such goals. Chabbott demonstrates the importance of science and measurement in rendering some innovations more universal and compelling than others. Her analysis includes in-depth case studies of innovations developed at the grassroots and scaled up at the national and international levels by the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research and by BRAC, once a Bangladeshi now a major international NGO. These studies all suggest that greater investment in new types of education research, based in the Third World, but with strong ties to research centers of international scope in the First World, are likely the prerequisites for achieving better, cheaper, faster universal education. This important book will provoke scholars, students, and international development practitioners to think more deeply about the cultural and scientific underpinnings of education and international development. The author’s careful analyses are particularly needed as the international community defines new global goals for the post-2015 era. Book Features: Introduces the key international organizations and movements in the field of education for development. Provides a unique interpretation of the many tensions that characterize the field: government vs. non-government organizations; institutions vs. actors; and loose coupling between policies and action. Addresses the current debate about research methods in education, including quantitative indicators, randomized controlled trials, and case studies. Identifies new activities and potential directions related to the global goals phenomenon. “This is that rare book, one that is grounded in decades of policy experiences in the international development field, yet is also theoretically motivated.” —From the Foreword by Francisco O. Ramirez “Colette Chabbott brings years of development experience and exacting sociological analysis to challenge status quo understandings about the world development enterprise in this unique, ambitious, and important book.” —David P. Baker, professor of education and sociology, Penn State University, and author of The Schooled Society “In a masterful review of more than 50 years of global interventions aimed at achieving Education and Health for All, Chabbott utilizes the best in institutional theory and comparative analysis to provide a thought-provoking account of the organizational and institutional dynamics that structure, shape, and limit our ability to achieve some of the world’s most compelling goals.” —Karen Mundy, president, Comparative and International Education Society
Moore dispels the myths that rural life does not contain urban problems, such as poor parenting and substance abuse, while its economy depends on farming or mineral extraction.
Author: Robert M. Moore
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
Category: Social Science
Moore dispels the myths that rural life does not contain urban problems, such as poor parenting and substance abuse, while its economy depends on farming or mineral extraction. The realities and recent changes in rural life mean that social services must adapt to the needs of the rural communities.
This new arena, with emphasis on resiliency, is then used as a lens for rural
queer adolescents, and the use of technology and the field of sex education are
scrutinized. I theorize that rural queers are actually more likely to queer their
Author: Judith S. Kaufman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
Something happened in the 1990s; a group of people who were perceived as radical and unmentionable were transformed into a group of people who deserved human rights, and, if you looked close enough, were normal, just like everybody else (John DOCOEmilio (2002). Had a post-gay era (Ghaziani, 2011) begun? And if so, how might this impact on the meaning of sexual identity and a political movement steeped in identity politics? Have the LGBT youth of today been duped into conformity because..."
... and Secondary Education under Market Reforms Education has an
increasingly important role to play in ameliorating or exacerbating rural-urban
inequality in China. By the turn of the twenty-first century, a person's access to education had ...
Author: Martin King Whyte
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This timely and important collection of original essays analyzes Chinaâe(tm)s foremost social cleavage: the rural-urban gap. It is now clear that the Chinese communist revolution, though professing dedication to an egalitarian society, in practice created a rural order akin to serfdom, in which 80 percent of the population was effectively bound to the land. China is still struggling with that legacy. The reforms of 1978 changed basic aspects of economic and social life in Chinaâe(tm)s villages and cities and altered the nature of the rural-urban relationship. But some important institutions and practices have changed only marginally or not at all, and China is still sharply divided into rural and urban castes with different rights and opportunities in life, resulting in growing social tensions. The contributors, many of whom conducted extensive fieldwork, examine the historical background of rural-urban relations; the size and trend in the income gap between rural and urban residents in recent years; aspects of inequality apart from income (access to education and medical care, the digital divide, housing quality and location); experiences of discrimination, particularly among urban migrants; and conceptual and policy debates in China regarding the status and treatment of rural residents and urban migrants.
Author: Francisco J. TapiadorPublish On: 2007-09-28
... early twenty first century gender was still an issue to be separately considered
in rural analysis. Education of equal gender roles and contributions to the society
is of paramount importance to the material and cultural advances of a society.
Author: Francisco J. Tapiador
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This handbook presents the foundations of modern rural analysis. The first part of the book presents a comprehensive description of the elements of rural analysis, providing the basis for a synthetic view of rural landscapes in the second part. Included is a comprehensive description and explanation of the rural landscapes from throughout the world, which leads to a complete management scheme for rural landscapes.