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A complete all-in-one prep-test guide to the ACT’s four achievement exams―English, reading, math, and science―this special cross-platform edition of McGraw-Hill Education’s perennial bestseller takes its proven test-training program to the next level. With exclusive access to mobile and online resources, students can sharpen their testing skills and raise their scores across the board―even on the optional writing test. The updated 2017 edition includes: * 8 full-length practice tests that reflect the most recently-admininstered ACTs, including the new types of comparative passages questions in the Writing section* More practice in Statistics and Probability for the new Math section* Information on recent scoring changes, including the new STEM score, which isolates Science and Math scores from the rest* A customizable study planner, test-to-lesson links, digital flashcards, peer support, game center, and other cross-platform tools.
The disparity between excellence and equity is a key issue for education policy and practice. This book is an argument for equity and inclusion in education, based on a model of social justice which is grounded in relationships and learning rather than policies and structures. Countries that combine excellence with equity, where young people experience high levels of wellbeing, tend to be societies with a commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion. There is an increasing recognition that long term educational and social reforms have to focus on issues around social justice if they are to be more than palliative responses.E
Based on the research of the Bristol Language Development Scales (BLADES), Chataway is a structured programme of work designed to help children develop speaking skills. hataway is based around conversational skills, allowing children to prepare for social challenges as well as academic workthe programme is written in a clear and straightforward way, with progress easy to monitorcan be used with all children – those with average range skills and those with special needsgroup work focusextra training for staff not required.F
This user-friendly, practical book is the first guide to single-case design written specifically for practitioners using response-to-intervention (RTI) models in schools. It provides essential skills for analyzing and presenting data to support valid educational decision making. Step-by-step explanations and many illustrative examples render complex concepts accessible and applicable to day-to-day work with elementary and secondary students.
Do you want advice on how to stand out in a crowded marketplace? Do you want to take your career to the next level and beyond? In Stand Out & Succeed, career and business strategist Christy Frank explains how the job market really works, and shows you the strategies, psychology and tactics you need to know to get a lucrative, recession-proof career you love.The biggest problem with finding a job today is that we actually have two job markets – the public and the gated – and 95 per cent of people don’t how to perform well in either.
This volume explores two aspects of change within higher education: macro factors governing and influencing the institutional environment, and micro issues taking place within the institutions themselves. The first part of the book examines some of the micro issues that influence business and economics pedagogy. It presents reflections and analyses of teaching roles and values, the enhancement of the student learning experience with technology and real world experiences, and what students want and need to learn.
This book provides a comprehensive and engaging analysis of the purpose and function of student evaluation in higher education. It explores its foundations and the emerging functions, as well as its future potential to improve the quality of university teaching and student learning.The book systematically assesses the core assumptions underpinning the design of student evaluation models as a tool to improve the quality of teaching. It also analyses the emerging influence of student opinion as a key metric and a powerful proxy for assuring the quality of teachers, teaching and courses in universities.
Die Menschenrechte stellen eine zentrale Grundlage von Erziehung und Bildung dar und sind zu einem pädagogischen Leitbegriff geworden. Viele Fragen sind jedoch umstritten oder ungeklärt. Dies betrifft den Geltungsanspruch der Menschenrechte, die Bedingungen ihrer Verwirklichung, aber auch ihre Bedeutung im Hinblick auf Bildung, Erziehung und Sozialisation. In der Menschenrechtsbildung besteht bislang ein großes Theorie- und Forschungsdefizit. An dieses Desiderat knüpft der Band an, um die theoretische und empirische Weiterentwicklung des Themenbereichs anzuregen.
Die Erforschung von Organisationen und des – organisationspädagogisch zentralen – organisationalen Lernens erfordert spezifizierte Forschungsmethoden. Pädagogische Organisationsforschung nutzt das breite Spektrum sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschungsmethoden und spezifiziert diese für Fragen der Organisationspädagogik. Die Beiträge des Bandes stellen ausgewählte Methoden anhand realisierter Forschungsprojekte vor und eröffnen so ein breites Repertoire methodischer Optionen für organisationspädagogische Forschung.
The current work follows the premise that fictional oral narratives represent socio-emotionally and academically relevant communicative practices. Two studies are presented, aiming to (1) analyze the narrative skills of preschool-age Turkish-German dual language learners (DLLs) and (2) explore a peer-assisted approach to supporting DLLs’ narrative skills in early childhood education and care. The findings relate to the influence of dual language learning on narrative production and provide emerging evidence for the effectiveness of a peer-assisted narrative intervention approach.
Description of the Synercube Leadership Theory with numerous practical examples. 10 different leadership styles are described according to the dimensions people, task and values. The book enables the reader to conclude how people interact with each other in a company and how corporate power should be used in order to achieve excellence with the available resources. By this, a sound corporate culture is supported. Based on the Synercube Theory, the guidance of change under consideration of psychological and behavioural effects empowers to continuously and effective change.
In The Best Available Evidence: Decision-Making for Educational Improvement, the editors and contributing authors explore the intricacies of working with data and evidence for the purpose or organizational development in educational institutions. A broad theme that runs throughout this book is the need for policy makers and practitioners to be informed and critical consumers of educational research. The chapters in this volume explore quantitative, qualitative, narrative, and practitioner research approaches and explore the implications for evidence use in educational improvement efforts.
Education and the Arab Spring: Resistance, Reform, and Democracy explores the current debate about education in the Middle East and North Africa post-Arab Spring. It draws from a variety of conceptual frameworks rooted in different disciplines and fields, such as education, religious and cultural studies, political science, and Arab studies. The book is, in part, a response to an increased demand since the Arab Spring – by universities, cultural institutions, think-tanks, education officials, policymakers and journalists – for a richer, deeper understanding of the role of education in post-Arab Spring states and societies.
How can creative individuals and societies adapt to complex 21st-century conditions? Will civilizations thrive or collapse in the decades to come if they are not creative enough, or if they are too creative? Interest in these questions is growing; however, until now there has been inadequate understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural trends and issues that influence creativity. This book provides that understanding while yielding insights from many of the world’s leading creativity researchers and educational experts.
In this book the editors have been able to provide a snapshot of current research being undertaken in the Asia-Pacific region in regards to teacher self-efficacy beliefs. This includes specific focuses on inclusive teaching, professionalism, subject domains, collective efficacy as well as specific contexts of early childhood education and care, primary schools education, special needs schools and teacher education. This allows the reader to begin to develop an understanding about the complexity of teacher self-efficacy as well as the development and relationship between self-efficacy and other theoretical constructs and concepts.
Seven Minutes from Home: An American Daughter’s Story is a collection of linked stories written chronologically from 1980–2015. They create a multifaceted narrative of how the public and the private, the past and present, the local and global, intersect. With earnest reflection, modesty and humor, Laurel Richardson introduces the reader to her Ohio neighborhoods, friends, family, writers and therapy dogs. She ages, retires and frets over her droopy eyebrow. Her town’s local stores close; police bust heroin dealers; September 11th happens; universities corporatize; poetry venues transform.
This book looks at some of the underlying theories of educational technology (means), and ways in which this technology is guided in practice (ends). The authors are intent on producing ends that prepare students to undertake new analyses and evaluations that can result in new possibilities for democratic action. Emphasis is on their understanding of and position within educational technology – as opposed to using or applying educational technology. The work is not written from the point of view that their embeddedness within educational technology has a utilitarian end in mind, but rather that their situatedness within educational technology (a practice in itself) leaves open possibilities for new ways of understanding democratic education.
The early boom of Web-based education in the 1990s, both in the United States and abroad (e.g., in Australia and the UK), saw a flurry of publications on the subject of university and industry partnerships, with a focus on ways in which online learning might lead to new models of collaboration and engagement across previously clearly delineated borders. Ten years later, as we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, we see a similar moment of opportunity for collaboration. Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models, and Applications is a comprehensive collection of research with an emphasis on emerging technologies, community value, and corporate partnerships.
We know that teachers make a profound difference in the lives of students and are the single most important school-related influence on student achievement. When it comes to teacher selection, district and building-level administrators are challenged to predict what kind of teacher a candidate will be, based on information collected through an application and one or two interviews.
The #1-selling psychiatry clerkship book provides just what you need to deliver a strong performance on the psychiatry clerkship and earn honors on the shelf exam.
Completely revised to reflect new DSM-5 criteria, First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship: Fourth Edition is your high-yield insider’s guide to the psychiatry rotation, and gives you the core information you need to impress on the wards and earn honors on the clerkship exam.
Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play offers a fresh and knowledgeable insight into children’s fascination with superheroes and weapon play. It explores what lies at the heart of superhero and weapon play and why so many children are drawn to this contentious area of children’s play. This innovative book offers:
A detailed look at why many early years professionals and teachers are cautious about superhero and weapon play. Does weapon play make children more violent? Do ‘goodies versus baddies’ stories make children more confrontational? Do superheroes offer positive gender role-models? The book tackles these questions and suggests some alternative perspectives, as well as offering practical advice about keeping children’s superhero and weapon play positive and productive.
An exploration of how superhero and weapon play relates to the development of children’s moral values, moral principles and moral reasoning; the building of children’s co-operation, empathy and sense of community; and the development of children’s sense of self and self-esteem.
Discussion of the deep moral themes that lie within superhero narratives, and how superhero characters and narratives can be used to enhance and deepen children’s understanding of good character, moral responsibility, attachment, prejudice and ill-treatment, and why it is important to be good in the first place.
A wealth of learning opportunities and suggestions of ways to use superheroes to advance children’s moral, philosophical and emotional thinking
This book is an excellent resource for those studying or working in early years or primary education who wish to understand the phenomenon of children’s superhero and weapon play and make the most of children’s enthusiasm for it.
This edition is written in English. However, there is a running Korean thesaurus at the bottom of each page for the more difficult English words highlighted in the text. There are many editions of An Enemy of the People.
When first published this book was one of the first collections of empirical research in the area of the knowledge transmitted in schools and the responses of students to it. It includes studies of the histories of particular school subjects and of how the knowledge they embody is presented in the classroom. Attention is also given to the effects of gender stereotypes among teachers and pupils, both on pupils’ selection of courses to study and on their reactions to particular subjects in the classroom.
Is giving a presentation an easy task? In this book, the author unpacks this seemingly simple task to show the complexity that underlies it. Examining the academic presentation as a case in point, the author details when things go according to plan from the perspective of the listening audience and shows how seminar presenters interact with the audience and objects around them to produce a coherent whole that is the academic presentation. Through detailed examination of talk-in-interaction the book throws light on one instance of talk as situated practice, demonstrating the ordinariness of the academic presentation; and its intricate complexity of moment-by-moment talk.
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