Education Into The 21st Century

Author: Inga Elgquist-Saltzman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135714029
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The combined effort of 19 feminist educators and theorists from four continents, this exciting collection of essays is designed to be as wide-ranging intellectually as it is geographically. Probing the abilities (and dis-abilities) of women in education from the mid-19th century to the present, it brings historical analysis, classroom research, and theoretical reflection to bear on gender issues in schooling and higher education. 'What about the boys?' cry alarmists who fear a feminist takeover in schools. 'What about them indeed?', say students of women's education who wonder if it is now time to engage more explicitly and directly with the politics of male advantage in education, as well as in economic, political, social and cultural life.

Values Education For Citizens In The New Century

Author: Roger H. M. Cheng
Publisher: Chinese University Press
ISBN: 9789629961534
Size: 60.65 MB
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This book is a collection of papers by international experts in education on the theory and practice of values education in global contexts. Contemporary examples include Australia, the U.K., Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand.

Higher Education In Ethiopia

Author: Tebeje Molla
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811079331
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This book focuses on higher education in Ethiopia, analysing persisting inequalities and policy responses against the backdrop of the extensive expansion and reform that the system has experienced in recent years. Drawing on empirical data generated through interviews, policy reviews and focus-group discussions, it explicates factors of structural inequality ranging from neoliberal policy orientations to repressive gender culture and geo-political peripherality. In a departure from conventional studies that consider policy a response to social problems, the book takes a critical perspective to show the constitutive role of policy, and explains how the representation of the problem of social inequality undermines equity policy outcomes in Ethiopian higher education. Not only does the book problematise the framing of the problem of inequality in the system, it also outlines strategies for designing transformative equity instruments. In explaining structural factors of inequality and equity provisions, the book productively combines sociological concepts with historical accounts and political economy insights. Given the increased economic optimism associated with higher education in sub-Saharan Africa and the neoliberal ideals underpinning much of the restructuring of the system in the region, this is a timely and important contribution that sheds light on the social justice implications and consequences of such changes. It offers fresh accounts of largely neglected qualitative cases of inequality, making it a valuable read for students and researchers in the areas of Ethiopian education policy studies, international and comparative education, and international development.

Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Transforming Conversations

Author: Dawn Wallin
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773554327
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What effect has feminism had on Canadian education since the 1970 Royal Commission on the Status of Women, and to what end? Transforming Conversations explores post-commission feminist thought and action in the contexts of primary, secondary, post-secondary, and adult education. In this volume, teachers, professors, and educational administrators – many trailblazers themselves – document the historical experiences and outcomes of feminist action in university faculties of education, departments of educational administration, academic and professional societies, teachers’ unions, and community groups over the past five decades. They begin by exploring liberal feminism as an initial response to the historical context in which female educators spoke up for women’s rights and reshaped formal education systems. The contributors further explore how feminist theory was reconceptualized as women moved into formal leadership roles across education sectors. Last, contributors consider female educators at the intersection of gender and other systems of exclusion, such as race and class, despite ostensibly inclusive feminist theory that continues to be bounded by Western, colonial, neoliberal ideologies. Transforming Conversations considers the complex effects feminism has had and continues to have on Canadian education, acknowledges voices that have been marginalized, and invites readers to continue a transformative feminist dialogue.

Women Teaching Women Learning

Author: Elizabeth Marian Smyth
Publisher: Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated
ISBN:
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Women Teaching, Women Learning: Historical Perspectives is a collection of essays exploring aspects of women’s formal and informal education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The subjects of the essays are women who teach and learn in such traditional institutional-based settings as schools and universities as well as in informal learning networks that arose from travel and involvement in social activism. The authors write in a variety of styles in order to focus on the complex interplay of women and education with education broadly conceptualized as occurring at home, at school, and in the community.

Gender And The Restructured University

Author: Ann Brooks
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN:
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* How are higher education institutions repositioning themselves to meet the demands of the global knowledge economy?* How has the restructuring of universities impacted upon their framework, practices and academics, and what has been the gendered nature of these changes?* How do women managers in academia address the management of change in the context of the new corporate managerialism?Gender and the Restructured University explores the impact of globalization and organizational change on academic institutions and their staff. It considers the restructuring of universities as part of a broader process of reconstructing academic identities for the global knowledge economy. It considers the corporatization of academic life and its particular implications for academic women. Finally, it looks closely at how women managers now handle the management of change within their own institutions against the backdrop of the past decade's globalization and restructuring of academia.

Teaching In Context

Author: Catherine Scott
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational
ISBN:
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Charts the recent shifts in Australian education, focusing on their implications for teachers. Incorporating a range of new research, this book also examines contemporary issues facing educators, including: the multicultural classroom; pressures faced by the new teacher; and how to make their induction easier.

What Does Good Education Research Look Like

Author: Lyn Yates
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN:
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This book explains the debates that bedevil education research - for example that it is low quality, or not scientific enough, or not useful enough - and shows how research in education must meet different demands in different places, times and conditions. A major part of the book provides detailed analyses and guidance to different areas in which educational research is judged - from academic theses to the press; from highest level competition for prestigious grants, to collaborative work with practitioners.In six different areas, it asks: who are the judges here? what expectations and networks do they bring to the task? what are the explicit and implicit criteria for good research in that area? what are the common failings? what does good research look like in that particular arena? The book is an indispensable companion to existing textbooks on research methodology, and a clear and provocative argument about the banalities and messiness in which educational researchers must operate.