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
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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
3
School districtwide reform policies in education
9
Looking back to move forward with
18
Accountable schools and the leadership they need
21
International comparative studies of education and largescale
75
A changed policy environment for US universities
100
The implications of policy decisions on practices in early
115
Policypractice connections in state standardsbased reform
133
A policy strategy to control
579
Triage or tapestry? Teacher unions work in an era of systemic
593
The case of literacy
613
The interface of policy research
629
A critical alternative
661
An analysis of policies from the United
676
Assessing literacies
695
Literacies in families and communities
715

Informed consent? Issues in implementing and sustaining
153
School districtwide reform policies in education
173
Five key factors in supporting comprehensive school reform
195
Kissing kin
219
Linkages between Federal State and local levels in educational
239
The uncertain role of local
260
Accountability policies and their effects
281
Policy panacea
295
Interrogating
328
Approaches to the funding of schools and their effects on capacity
351
Formulaic approaches to the funding of colleges and universities
371
Educational leadership in policy contexts that strive for equity
421
Kenneth Leithwood
439
PART
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Multiple treatment interactions
473
A policy framework
491
Policy practice
507
Fostering
527
historical perspectives on teacher
569
Literacies and media culture
735
From print literacy to dialogic literacy
748
Mind the
763
From abstract ideals to accountable
779
Literacy in developed and developing countries
792
A critical assessment
828
Learning and work transition policies in a comparative
847
Disjunctions in the supply of and demand for education in
865
Running faster to stay in the same place? The intended
885
Improving gender equality in work organisations by action
902
Information and communications technologies and workplace
923
Recognition of learning through work
943
Trade unions and changing practices of workers education
963
Recent research
976
Hidden dimensions of labour force
997
Unpaid household and care
1023
Index 1065
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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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