Education And Politics For The 1990s

Author: Denis Lawton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135722692
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Examines the ideological differences between the education policies of the two main political parties in the UK and discusses the emergence of these differences within the context of the 1988 Education Reform Act. It also looks at the world-wide influence of the "New Right" politics on education.

Education Studies

Author: Stephen Ward
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415321198
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education Studies: A Student's Guide has been written to give you the bigger picture about education. This innovative and exciting book opens up a range of educational topics and issues that will broaden your perception of education today.

History Teaching Nationhood and the State

Author: Robert Phillips
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780304702985
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Examines the politics of what has become known as The Great History Debate. Beginning with debates over the teaching of history in the 1960s and 1970s, this text traces the politics of history teaching through to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the creation of history in the National Curriculum, using interviews with former Secretaries of State for education and civil servants to shed light an a contentious period of reform.

Cooperation Conflict and Consensus in the Organization of American States

Author: C. Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403978832
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This book examines conflict resolution efforts in Latin America by the Organization of American States (OAS) over the past fifty years by exploring the relationship of the United States with other member states within the context of the OAS. The book focuses on the impact of institutional factors on the influence that member states are able to wield within the organization. This innovative theoretical approach yields general insights into organizational behaviour and interstate relations within an international organization. The examination of thirty-one cases provides a wealth of empirical data and facilitates cross case comparisons.

History Education and Post Conflict Reconciliation

Author: Karina V. Korostelina
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135100322
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This book analyses the role of history education in conflict and post-conflict societies, describing common history textbook projects in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Far East and the Middle East. Ever since the emergence of the modern school system and the implementation of compulsory education, textbooks have been seen as privileged media. The knowledge they convey is relatively persistent and moreover highly selective: every textbook author must choose and omit, condense, structure, reduce, and generalize information. Within this context, history textbooks are often at the centre of interest. There are unquestionably significant differences regarding homogeneity or plurality of interpretations when concepts of history education are compared internationally. This volume conducts a comparative analysis of common history projects in different countries and provides conceptual frameworks and methodological tools for enhancing the roles of these projects in the processes of conflict prevention and resolution. This book is timely, as issues of history education in conflict and post-conflict societies are becoming more popular with the increased realisation that unresolved disagreements about historical narratives can, and often do, lead to renewed conflict or even violence. This book will be of interest to students of peace studies and conflict resolution, political science, history, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, and international relations in general.

Decentralization of Education

Author: Edward B. Fiske
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821337233
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This book identifies and examines the political dimensions of decentralization. Decentralization programs vary from country to country, but there are common threads and fundamental questions in all situations. The book covers the following themes and topics: (1) a case study of school decentralization in Colombia over a period of more than two decades; (2) why decentralization is political; (3) why countries decentralize; (4) what decentralization accomplishes; (5) the importance of developing consensus; and (6) how to begin building consensus. (Contains 32 references.) (EH)

Introduction to Education Studies

Author: Steve Bartlett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848600976
Format: PDF
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Introduction to Education Studies is established as the key text for undergraduate students of education studies as well as for practitioners embarking on a higher degree. The book provides a thorough grounding for students new to the subject without assuming a substantial prior knowledge of the area. It also takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of education, drawing on the authors' extensive experience of teaching and course development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This updated edition includes new sections on " the nature and purposes of education " research in education " ideologies and the curriculum " lifelong learning " comparative education " social and psychological explanations for pupil/student achievement " policy developments in education This highly popular, accessibly written text is essential reading for students on education studies courses. `The authors have provided an important resource for student study in education. Importantly, it reinforces the necessity of a multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of contested educational process and practices in a contemporary context' - Dave Trotman, Escalate

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586539
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Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.