International Handbook of Educational Policy

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Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, David Livingstone
Springer Science & Business Media, 14 mai 2008 - 1116 pagini
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.

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New policy worlds
School districtwide reform policies in education
Looking back to move forward with
Accountable schools and the leadership they need
International comparative studies of education and largescale
A changed policy environment for US universities
The implications of policy decisions on practices in early
Policypractice connections in state standardsbased reform
A policy strategy to control
Triage or tapestry? Teacher unions work in an era of systemic
The case of literacy
The interface of policy research
A critical alternative
An analysis of policies from the United
Assessing literacies
Literacies in families and communities

Informed consent? Issues in implementing and sustaining
School districtwide reform policies in education
Five key factors in supporting comprehensive school reform
Kissing kin
Linkages between Federal State and local levels in educational
The uncertain role of local
Accountability policies and their effects
Policy panacea
Approaches to the funding of schools and their effects on capacity
Formulaic approaches to the funding of colleges and universities
Educational leadership in policy contexts that strive for equity
Kenneth Leithwood
Multiple treatment interactions
A policy framework
Policy practice
historical perspectives on teacher
Literacies and media culture
From print literacy to dialogic literacy
Mind the
From abstract ideals to accountable
Literacy in developed and developing countries
A critical assessment
Learning and work transition policies in a comparative
Disjunctions in the supply of and demand for education in
Running faster to stay in the same place? The intended
Improving gender equality in work organisations by action
Information and communications technologies and workplace
Recognition of learning through work
Trade unions and changing practices of workers education
Recent research
Hidden dimensions of labour force
Unpaid household and care
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Pagina 41 - If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war.
Pagina 425 - Such leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality.
Pagina 425 - But transforming leadership ultimately becomes moral in that it raises the level of human conduct and ethical aspiration of both leader and led, and thus it has a transforming effect on both...
Pagina 41 - States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people.
Pagina 64 - Ball argues that discourses are about what can be said, and thought, but also about who can speak, when, where and with what authority.
Pagina 206 - ... a comprehensive design for effective school functioning, including instruction, assessment, classroom management, professional development, parental involvement, and school management, that aligns the school's curriculum, technology, and professional development into a...
Pagina 35 - It was not that some of the ideas from the business world might not have been used to advantage in educational administration, but that the wholesale adoption of the basic values, as well as the techniques of the business-industrial world, was a serious mistake in an institution whose primary purpose was the education of children.
Pagina 425 - Transforming leadership is dynamic leadership in the sense that the leaders throw themselves into a relationship with followers who will feel "elevated" by it and often become more active themselves, thereby creating new cadres of leaders.
Pagina 129 - Start programs — (A) know that letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named; (B) recognize a word as a unit of print; (C) identify at least 10 letters of the alphabet; and (D) associate sounds with written words.
Pagina 90 - THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was set up under a Convention signed in Paris on...

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One of the most remarkable explorers of the nineteenth century, Livingstone sought first as a missionary and devout Christian to end the slave trade in Africa and then to locate the source of the Nile. In these attempts, he lost his wife, who caught a fever on an expedition in which she joined him. He discovered Victoria Falls and the lands between Nyasa and Tanganyika, encountering other hardships and tragedies in his double quest. He was apparently much beloved by Africans who knew him. He never abated in his efforts on their behalf. His association with Sir Henry Morton Stanley is well known. The latter had been sent to find him by an American newspaper when Livingstone was feared lost. The formal approach of Stanley's first remark on finding him in a remote African village, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume," amused the world, and the greeting became a byword. Stanley was with Livingstone in northern Tanganyika when the latter died. "Missionary Travels" (1857) is essentially the contemporary record of Livingstone's two journeys to northwestern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1851-1853.

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