Elite Education and Internationalisation

Author: Claire Maxwell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319599666
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This book offers both a theoretical and empirical examination of elite education, at all stages from the early years to university level. The book explores the various manifestations of internationalisation of education; the implications of these for national education systems; the formation and re-articulation of elite forms of education locally and globally; and how these facilitate the reproduction or disruption of processes of inequality. The collection critically considers these questions by drawing on contributions from around the world, and focuses on how internationalisation processes shape the various stages of the education system – from early years settings to higher education – in oftentimes quite different ways. At the same time, by engaging with the issues through a range of theoretical lenses, the book invites readers to consider in greater depth the various ways we can come to understand how processes of internationalisation are both embedding but also at times destabilising the formation and purpose of elite education provision and potentially the configuration of elite groups themselves. The book will be relevant to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and educators working in or on the field of ‘education’ across the world.

Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education

Author: Thomas Koinzer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658171049
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Marketization and privatization in compulsory education have spread around the globe. School choice is seen by many to be the panacea to develop the quality of schools and improve school systems worldwide. Additionally in many countries several types of private schools expand and change the school landscapes. The articles of the anthology analyse and discuss these changes in several countries and ask to what extent and in which ways school choice and the growth of private school play a role for education policies and education systems. Which political and civil society actors are active in formulating and promoting school choice and private schooling? And to what extent does the expansion of private schools and school choice address questions of educational inequality and social segregation.

Determinanten der Schulwahl

Author: Peter Suter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531197282
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Privatschulen sind sowohl in Politik und den Medien als auch bei Lehrpersonen und Eltern immer wieder Gegenstand heftiger Diskussionen. Dennoch gibt es zu diesem Thema kaum empirische Forschungen. Peter Suter analysiert in der Schweiz Motive und Hintergründe, die Eltern dazu veranlassen ihr Kind auf eine private Primarschule zu schicken. Er zeigt, dass die Qualität und das Leistungsniveau der Schule für die Wahl sekundär ist – obwohl diese Aspekte als die zentralen Gütekriterien einer guten Schule genannt werden. Eltern, die sich für eine Privatschule entscheiden, sind meist Expatriate mit hohem sozioökonomischen Status, die sich vorwiegend für eine zweisprachige Ausbildung und ein umfassendes Betreuungsangebot interessieren. Insgesamt belegen die Resultate, dass die Schulwahl in erster Linie habituell geleitet und nicht das Resultat einer rationalen Entscheidung ist.

Markets and Equity in Education

Author: Geoffrey Walford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826487353
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In this book, the author tackles a perennial issue in education policy, namely the inter-relationship of markets and equity. His discussion synthesises research findings - his own in the context of others - examining the triangle between theory, policy, and practice. This is useful for library collections and individual academics and researchers.

Reconstructing the Common Good in Education

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804738637
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What constitutes the common good in American public education? This volume explores the ongoing debate between those who expect schools to cultivate citizens through personal, moral, and social development, as well as to bind diverse groups into one nation, and a new generation of school reformers intent on using schools to solve the nation's economic problems by equipping students with marketable skills.

A History of Habit

Author: Tom Sparrow
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739181998
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A History of Habitat: From Aristotle to Bourdieu is the first of its kind to trace the history of the concept of habit in the Western philosophical tradition, including its classical, modern, and contemporary expressions. Each essay is written by a specialist and conveys the historical continuity between its central figure and those who came before, so it will be of value to anyone interested in how habit figures into the conceptual histories of philosophy, psychology, sociology, political theory, and literature.

Quality of Instruction in Physics

Author: Hans E. Fischer
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830980558
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This book reports the findings from the tri-national video study Quality of Instruction in Physics (QuIP). Within the scope of the QuIP study, physics instruction was investigated in a total of 103 classes from-Finland, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) and German-speaking Switzerland. The main aim was to identify typical patterns of physics instruction of the three samples and to investigate conditions under which these patterns are successful with respect to students' learning, interest and motivation. Among others instructional characteristics, the quality of students' practical work, successful patterns of sequencing, the subject matter structure and teaching strategies were investigated by means of analyses of video-recorded lessons. Variables external to instruction that were investigated included teachers' professional knowledge and students' cognitive abilities. The study followed a pre-post-design with data collection prior to and after an instructional unit on electrical energy and power. The results are well in line with the findings from large-scale international studies indicating a particularly successful instructional pattern in Finland. A comparison of characterisation of instruction in comparison between the three countries reveals important findings for the improvement of the teaching and learning of physics in secondary school education.