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The following e-book collections contain a number of titles in the field of Education:
Encyclopeida of Language and Education by
Publication Date: 2007-11-20
In this second, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments including two new volumes of research and scholarly content essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of topics and contributors, the Encyclopedia reflects the depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of interdisciplinary perspective, and diversity of sociogeographic experience in the field. Throughout, there is an inclusion of contributions from non-English speaking and non-western parts of the world, providing truly global coverage.
An International Dictionary of Adult and Continuing Education by
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Containing over 5000 essential references to people, organisations, words and concepts in the field of adult education, this thorough and comprehensive volume represents the standard reference for anyone seeking information on the education of adults.
Some Education E-Books
Philosophy of Education by
Publication Date: 2011-07-26
The first edition of Nel Noddings’ Philosophy of Education was acclaimed as the #147;best overview in the field” by the journal Teaching Philosophy and predicted to become #147;the standard textbook in philosophy of education” by Educational Theory. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now been updated to reflect the most current thinking in the field. Features of the third edition include a new chapter on multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism in education, as well as updates on the latest work in care ethics. Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This is an essential text not only for teachers and future teachers, but also for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in philosophy of education.
Phonological Variation in Rural Jamaican Schools by
Publication Date: 2012-07-11
This book investigates variation in the classroom speech of 7-year-old children who are learning Standard Jamaican English as a second language variety in rural Jamaica. For sociolinguists and second language/dialect researchers interested in the acquisition and use of sociolinguistic variables, an important challenge is how to efficiently account for language learning mechanisms and use. To date, this book is the first to offer an interdisciplinary look into phonological and phonetic variation observed in primary school in Jamaica, that is from the perspective of classic variationist and quantitative sociolinguistics and a usage-based model. Both frameworks function as explanatory for the childrenâe(tm)s learning of phono-stylistic variation, which they encounter in their immediate linguistic environment, i.e. most often through their teachersâe(tm) speech. This book is intended for sociolinguists interested in child language variation, linguists working on formal aspects of the languages of the Caribbean, applied linguists concerned with the teaching and learning of second language phonology, and any researchers interested in applying variationist and quantitative methods to classroom second language learning.
Teacher Leadership by
Publication Date: 2004-07-26
In Teacher Leadership, Lieberman and Miller discuss current changes in the teacher's role, and make sense of the research on teacher leadership. They offer case studies of innovative programs - such as the National Writing Project - that provide teachers with opportunities to lead within a professional community. In addition, they tell stories of individual teachers - from Maine to California - who are able to lead in a variety of contexts. Teacher Leadership offers a new standard of teaching and community that recognizes all teachers as leaders. It shows how to develop learning communities that include rather than exclude, create knowledge rather than merely apply it, and that offer challenge and support to both new and experienced teachers. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education - a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.
Teaching Mathematical Reasoning in Secondary School Classrooms by
Publication Date: 2009-10-22
Mathematical reasoning is a key aspect of curriculum reforms internationally. This book will illustrate five South African teachers' attempts to teach mathematical reasoning in their Grade 10 and 11 classrooms. The book will deal with different aspects of developing mathematical reasoning which include: working with a comprehensive view of mathematical proficiency, individual reasoning within collaborative learning; how learners respond to tasks that involve reasoning; listening to learners in order to hear their reasoning; and how teachers deal with learners' misconceptions. The book will also begin to develop a language of description for teacher moves as teachers work with learners' mathematical thinking.This book is intended for teachers and teacher educators who are concerned with the strengths and difficulties of working with learners' mathematical reasoning in ways suggested by curriculum reforms. It aims to provide evidence from classrooms of the challenges and rewards of working with learners' mathematical reasoning as experienced by five experienced mathematics teachers. The teachers provide analyses of their own teaching, and in this way open their practice up for inspection by other teachers and teacher educators. The academic analyses the different teachers' practices in relation to each other and broadens and deepens the insights that the individual teachers bring.The book is based on a collaborative project between the teachers and an academic and suggests fruitful ways in which teachers and academics can collaborate as researchers in order to understand mathematics classroom practices in more depth. The book also suggests a language of description for analyzing mathematics classrooms. In this way it can serve as a text for academic researchers, teachers as researchers and teachers as practitioners.
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