Search Results for: Contemporary Issues In Education

Law and Education: Contemporary Issues and Court Decisions

Law and Education: Contemporary Issues and Court Decisions

Author: Richard S. Vacca

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 9780327176329

Category: Law

Page: 464

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In this Eighth Edition, the authors have brought the material up-to-date with the current state of law as it affects public education. As in previous editions, the strategy remains one of identifying issues that affect the daily operation of schools. These issues affect boards of education, administrators, teachers, and students. This concise, yet comprehensive, book organizes treatment of these issues in four parts • Part I: Law: Sources and Resources • Part II: Law and Local Boards of Education • Part III: Law and Professional Staff • Part IV: Law and Students

Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Author: Brendan Bartram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000212778

Category: Education

Page: 164

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This insightful book offers a wide-ranging collection of lively discussions on contemporary issues, policies and practices in higher education. Bartram integrates contributions from experienced academics, teachers and students in a unique approach and structure, designed to enable students with both specific and wide-ranging interests in higher education to extend their understanding. Including discussion points, research tasks and suggestions on further reading in each chapter, Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education discusses a range of topics, such as: universities and the mental health ‘crisis’; knowledge, the state and the market; the role of technology in teaching and academic celebrification; disability, diversity and inclusive placement learning. Written specifically for Education Studies students, this book constitutes a timely addition to student-focused themed studies looking at aspects of higher education.

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

Author: Wilfried Smidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134874255

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The importance of early childhood education has been emphasized by a large body of research that has demonstrated that children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development is significantly influenced by the quality of the education and care received from their families and in preschool. Consequently, it is important to investigate factors that pertain to the provision of a high-quality education and high-quality care for young children. This book addresses several important issues that are currently under discussion with respect to this topic. In particular, the book focuses on three topics presently under debate: the professionalization of pedagogues working in the field of early childhood education; the quality of education and care provided by families and preschools; and the promotion of children from socio-economically disadvantaged families. Providing an excellent overview of current research in Germany, this book will be useful to readers who are interested in international perspectives on early childhood education and who want to gain insight into relevant topics discussed in other countries. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

Author: Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118094174

Category: Education

Page: 512

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THE JOSSEY-BASS READER ON Contemporary Issues in Adult Education With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C. Lindeman, Alain Locke, and Paulo Freire, as well as current work from authors around the world, including Laura L. Bierema, John M. Dirkx, Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos, Peter Jarvis, Michael Newman, and Shirley Walters. In five sections, the book's thirty chapters delve into a wide range of compelling topics including: social justice, democracy, and activism diversity and marginalization human resource development lifelong learning ethical issues the meaning and role of emotions globalization and non-Western perspectives the role of mass media, popular culture, and "social learning" technology health, welfare, and environment Each piece is framed within its larger context by the editors, and each section is accompanied by helpful reflection and discussion questions.

Contemporary Issues in Multicultural and Global Education

Contemporary Issues in Multicultural and Global Education

Author: Msengi, Clementine M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799874058

Category: Education

Page: 382

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many educational institutions across the globe had to close in-person learning and turn to online learning. Previous predictions on the future of education discussed the globalization of education through online learning that breaks down geographical barriers. However, many students, parents, and educators are still finding it challenging to adapt to new methods of instruction. Creating global and multicultural classrooms creates additional challenges, especially when considering diverse, at-risk, and low-income student populations. Further study of these challenges is required to improve the future of global education. Contemporary Issues in Multicultural and Global Education discusses research, strategies, best practices, and insights dealing with important issues related to multicultural and global education. Covering topics such as remote learning and sustainable leadership, this premier reference source is ideal for educators, policymakers, administrators, curriculum designers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Private Education In Singapore: Contemporary Issues And Challenges

Private Education In Singapore: Contemporary Issues And Challenges

Author: Sam Choon-yin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813225848

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Not much has been written about the private education sector in Singapore despite the fact that the sector houses about 300 private education institutions (PEIs) and enrolls about 150,000 students. Private Education in Singapore: Contemporary Issues and Challenges is an exciting book that aims to fill a gap in the literature. In the book, the author offers an extensive discussion on (i) the key elements of the sector — types and features of the PEIs, (ii) the regulatory framework for private education, (iii) students' aspiration and the impact of the ASPIRE report on PEIs, and (iv) the provision of external degree programme through transnational partnership. The book also tackles the hotly debated discussion in relation to academic quality and standard of PEI courses. The author identifies the reasons — some of them have more characteristics of a myth — and suggests a number of ways to overcome the issues and challenges.

EBOOK: Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs: Considering the Whole Child

EBOOK: Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs: Considering the Whole Child

Author: David Armstrong

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335243655

Category: Education

Page: 152

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“This book presents a stimulating and up-to-date overview of the context of education in SEN and suggests how educators can address special needs most effectively by keeping in mind an image of the development of the whole child. The editors have assembled an impressive range of thought-provoking contributions to the ongoing debate on the actual, the possible and the ideal responses that our education system makes or could make to the needs of its most vulnerable students.” Tony Cline, Educational Psychology Group, University College London, UK. “This book provides readers with a fresh, often incisive approach to many perennial issues in education. These include but are not limited to socio-political agendas in inclusion, labelling, learners’ self esteem and the delicate balance between different specialists within school systems that must be achieved in the best interest of the child with or without special educational needs and disabilities. Although written for a UK readership, the editors have ensured that the content of most chapters transcends national and systems boundaries with a healthy balance between psychological / educational theory and its real world application in contexts that may not be instantly responsive to the child’s changing needs.” Dr Victor Martinelli, University of Malta, Malta. “This book provides a welcome overview and commentary on current complex issues and problems affecting all those with an interest in children and young people with special educational needs. Ranging, as it does, from matters surrounding individuals such as labelling, therapeutic work and self-esteem to wider political, historical and socio- cultural influences, it provides the reader with a challenging, informed and critical set of perspectives. Its strength is the manner in which it tackles complex issues, providing thought-provoking views for those well versed in the world of special educational needs but also ensuring clear, comprehensive background information for novice readers of this topic. This book is an excellent compilation of relevant contemporary pieces thoughtfully woven together by highly skilled, well-placed editors.” Jane Leadbetter, University of Birmingham, UK. This thought-provoking and accessible book provides an overview of key issues in the education of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Written by highly experienced practitioners and educationalists, the book explores a range of approaches for working with this diverse group of learners and invites you to consider your possible responses. The book begins with an historical overview of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and a critical guide to current policy. The contributors then expertly explore and summarise many of the fascinating topics which arise in practice and scholarly research in this area, including: Ethical and practical implications of labelling children and young people with forms of special educational needs or disability The role of special schools, particularly in light of enduring debates about inclusion/exclusion What increased student participation, student voice and other facets of a democratic classroom mean for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities The contributions psychology can make to developing and enriching educational practice Understanding ‘behaviour’ in relation to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Case studies are used to illustrate these discussions and the book includes suggested protocols for good practice throughout. Throughout the book the reader is asked to reflect on the issues presented and come to their own decisions about what represents good practice in their setting.The journey concludes with a look at a possible ‘ideal’ school or educational setting for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs is an invaluable guide for trainee and qualified teachers, learning support staff, SENCO’s, local authority officers, educational consultants and educational psychologists.

Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching

Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching

Author: Margery McMahon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473903425

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching looks at current issues across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. The book addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education, and includes examples from all four countries of the UK. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including: - education across different contexts and settings - teaching in an inclusive environment - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners Each chapter follows the same accessible format. They contain case studies and vignettes providing examples and scenarios for discussion; introduction and summary boxes listing key issues and concepts explored in the chapter; key questions for discussion reflection; and further reading. This essential text will be ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programmes. All editors and contributors are based in the Faculty of Education at Glasgow University, UK.