Higher Education in Developing Countries
Call Number: LC2610 .In8
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
"Higher education is the modern world's 'basic education,' but many counties are falling further and further behind. The Task Force on Higher Education and Society explores the current crisis in higher education in developing countries and outlines a coherent vision of future progress."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Political Economy of Adult Education and Development
Call Number: LC5261 You
Publication Date: 2000-06-15
Frank Youngman argues that adult educators need to have an understanding of the various different theories of development, and how different development strategies and biases impact on their own work. The purpose of his book is to provide a theory of applied political economy to explain the interface between society and adult education in developing countries. He introduces adult educators to the main competing theories of development--the modernization, dependency, neo-liberal and various populist approaches. He then demonstrates the power of his own analytical approach by examining specific issues affecting adult education.
Language, Power and Pedagogy
Call Number: LC3719 .C91
Publication Date: 2000-10-16
As linguistic diversity increases in countries around the world, policy-makers and educators are faced with complex and conflictual issues regarding appropriate ways of educating a multilingual school population. This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-pupil interaction in the classroom.
Hidden Challenges to Education Systems in Transition Economies
Call Number: LC67.E9 B46
Publication Date: 2000-08-31
As the transition began, countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region had reason to take pride in their education systems. They had solved problems that still bedevil several other regions of the world: adult literacy was almost universal; participation and completion rates for children and youth of both genders were high at all levels of education; teachers came to work; students had textbooks; students from some of the countries that participated in international assessments of mathematics and science performed well; and repetition and dropout rates were low. However, as this study reveals, the education systems in ECA fit the planned economies and authoritarian political systems well, but fit market economies and open political systems poorly. Prevailing teaching methods and materials do not impart the skills required by a market economy, such as recognizing and solving problems and applying knowledge flexibly.This volume outlines strategies that are required to change the education system in ECA. These strategies include the following:- Realigning education systems with market economies and open societies- Combating poverty by increasing educational fairness- Financing for sustainability, quality, and fairness- Spending resources more efficiently- Reinventing governance, management, and accountabilityThe role of the World Bank in supporting these strategies is also highlighted.
Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
Call Number: LC4704 .L47
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
Designed to help pre-service teachers and practicing professionals evaluate and aid students with disabilities, this comprehensive text is guided by three main principles: to aid in the assessment and evaluation of students with learning disabilities, to demonstrate Learning Disabled (LD) theory and its practical applications through the use of case studies, and to provide the most up-to-date information on recent developments and topics of debate in the field. The Tenth Edition continues to stress familiarity with state and national standards, specifically those from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The issues surrounding diversity, namely assessment and evaluation of students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and inclusion are discussed at length. New! Web Site Icons are located in the text margins next to URLs for quick reference. Icons are also used to indicate when additional content on the given topic can be found on the text Web site. New! "LD in Practice: Strategies for the General Education Classroom" features have been added throughout the text to provide additional information for the general education teacher. New! A reference guide appears at the end of the text as a directive to relevant resource materials including case studies, student assessment tests, Web Sites, video and print materials, and professional organizations. New! The chapter on Attention Deficit Disorder has been expanded to include additional information on neuro-developmental problems. A reduced text length is more suitable for semester-length coursesthe first two chapters have been combined to provide a broader view of the history of learning disabilities. More coverage of standards, particularly CEC Standards in regard to schools, teachers, and students is evident throughout the text. A reference chart indicating where specific CEC Standards are addressed is featured in the inside cover. Coverage of diversity has been increased and is highlighted by new callouts in the text.