Hope Or Despair

Author: Donald P. Warwick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275953485
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a study tailored to the specific features of education in Pakistan, Warwick and Reimers (both international development, Harvard U.) assess the quality of government-sponsored primary schools, focusing especially on the impact of such factors as the social background of students and their familie

Informed Dialogue

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Praeger/Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275954437
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text explains how decisions about education and educational policy-making can be informed by research-based information. Three approaches to policy dialogue are outlined in the text, which includes a model for how to deploy research to influence policy and a review of research literature.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Boys Underachievement in Education

Author: Jyotsna Jha
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretarial
ISBN: 9780850928457
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys’ underachievement – both in terms of participation and performance – has also become an issue in a number of countries.This book reviews the research on boys’ underachievement and presents the arguments that have been put forward to understand its causes. The authors also present new studies from Australia, Jamaica, Lesotho and Samoa; and they use both the research and the evidence from the case studies to explore the causes and policy implications of this trend – the first time a truly cross-regional approach has been applied to the issue.This book will interest all education policy-makers and analysts concerned to ensure gender equality in school education.

Speaking Out

Author: Marilyn Carr
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book demonstrates how women are gaining increased access to, and control over, economic resources, and how this in turn has led to far-reaching socio-cultural and political changes. It also shows how women are now building and taking control of their own organizations which are becoming more autonomous and financially self-reliant.

Denizens of Alien Worlds

Author: Tariq Rahman
Publisher: OUP Pakistan
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book links educational policies and practices in Pakistan with the socio-economic stratification in Pakistani society. It gives new facts about the economic realities of educational institution linking them with the values and ideas of their students and faculty towards militarism, religious minorities and gender issues.