Federal role in education

a comprehensive study of Federal relations to education in the United States--their past, present, and future


Author: Hsien Lu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 381

View: 4703

A Comprehensive Study of Female Offenders

Life Before, During, and After Incarceration


Author: Martin Guevara Urbina

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398078122

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 4582

Few empirical studies have focused on women in prison. In the last few years, though, a number of studies have demonstrated that there are fundamental differences between male and female prisoners in an ever-changing penal system. Consequently, there has been a need for more comprehensive studies of female offenders for three primary reasons: (1) imperative research gaps remain to be bridged; (2) the female prison experience is not constant; and (3) prison rates for female offenders, especially minority offenders, have increased considerably in the last few years. A central goal of this book, then, is to provide a balance to the existing literature and research on female prisoners in the United States and, to an extent, abroad, focusing primarily on female offenders and using data gathered from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The book utilizes a comprehensive investigative approach by equating the experience of female offenders by the totality of circumstances within an historical, institutional, political, and ideological context. The critical objective is to offer an inclusive analysis of the things that are considered by female inmates to be the most significant before, during, and after their incarceration, as a way of better understanding the reasons that lead to their first incarceration as well as subsequent incarcerations. By reading this book, the reader will have a greater understanding of the many challenges facing female inmates, as well as the relationship between inmates, correctional officers and, by extension, society in general. Also provided is a series of policy recommendations throughout the book, particularly in the concluding chapter and epilogue.

The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed.)


Author: Steven B. Mertens,Micki M. Caskey,Nancy Flowers

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681235714

Category: Education

Page: 471

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The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education has been revised, updated, and expanded since its original publication in 2005. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive overview of the field; it contains alphabetically organized entries that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people, organizations, publications, and research studies specifically related to middle grades education. This edition contains over 210 entries from nearly 160 expert contributors, this is a 25% increase in the number of entries over the first edition. The Encyclopedia is aimed at a general audience including undergraduate students in middle?level teacher preparation programs, graduate students, higher education faculty, and practitioners and administrators. The comprehensive list of entries are comprised of both short entries (500 words) and longer entries (2000 words). A significant number of entries appearing in the first edition have been revised and updated. Citations and references are provided for each entry.




Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120351444

Category: Education

Page: 784

View: 2357

India is evolving in every sphere, and its education system is no exception. The change, however, is largely towards the betterment of the society as a whole; but still constraints are many in achieving a stringent yet ‘beneficial for all’ education system in the country. This book gives a thorough account on the Indian Education system—from its inception to the present day, and underlines the hurdles faced and the improvements needed to achieve a flawless system of imparting value education the students. The book begins by explaining fundamental theories of education—its meaning, nature and so on, and then proceeds to discuss the emerging Indian society and the constraints faced by its education system, like corruption, poverty, social discrimination, ill practices (drugs, violence, etc.). It further discusses the philosophies preached by the Indian and Western philosophers and educationists, like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Rousseau, Froebel, and Maria Montessori, and their contribution in shaping the Indian Education system in some way or the other. The book further explains the concepts integral to Education in Emerging India, which are Education for All (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan), Education for Women (girl child), Education for the Children with Special Needs, Education for National Integration, and Adult Education. It also discusses the revised education policies, with special emphasis on education commissions, and organizations involved in it. The book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education.




Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120351134

Category: Education

Page: 488

View: 8643

Education and philosophy go hand-in-hand. It is through the power of knowledge, our Philosophers laid a foundation of educational theories, and set a stepping stone for the modern day education system and educational institutions. This book gives a comprehensive account of the fundamental theories laid by the philosophers, and the society’s role in shaping them up. Beginning with explaining the theories like Idealism, Naturalism, Pragmatism, and so on, the book moves on to the Philosophers (Indian and Western) and their contribution to the world of education. The book further goes on explaining the contribution of the society and community in overall development of a child. Besides, the chapters elucidate the role of institutions like school, college and home in inculcating the values in a child. The concluding chapters delve on the concepts of Secularism, Democracy and National integration vis-à-vis education. Designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education, the book will be equally beneficial for the teachers and educationists.

An Introduction to the Study of Education


Author: David Matheson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136253947

Category: Education

Page: 446

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This fully updated, fourth edition of An Introduction to the Study of Education provides a comprehensive and reflective introduction to the study of education, inviting students to question what education is, who it is for and what purpose it serves. Taking the reader from the early years through to lifelong learning, it examines all forms of education and learning. This new edition includes ten completely new chapters and a step-by-step guide to essay writing. There is also a companion website to accompany the book, featuring additional chapters which can be visited at www.routledge.com/cw/matheson.This fully updated, fourth edition provides: a full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education; a clear focus on the individual levels of education – preschool, compulsory, post-compulsory and lifelong learning; the latest debates within special educational needs; an in-depth examination of learning styles; insights into the historical development of education and the role of, and background to, research in education; a focus on current educational practice and diversity across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Written in a clear and accessible style, this is the essential core text for all beginning students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education Studies and all those interested in education today, where it came from and where it is going.

How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go from Here? The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation


Author: Lois M. Davis,Jennifer L. Steele,Robert Bozick,Malcolm V. Williams,Susan Turner,Jeremy N. V. Miles,Jessica Saunders,Paul S. Steinberg

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833085778

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 5993

This report assesses the effectiveness of correctional education programs for both incarcerated adults and juveniles and the cost-effectiveness of adult correctional education. It also provides results of a survey of U.S. state correctional education directors that give an up-to-date picture of what correctional education looks like today. Finally, the authors offer recommendations for improving the field of correctional education moving forward.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education

A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults


Author: Lois M. Davis,Robert Bozick,Jennifer L. Steele,Jessica Saunders,Jeremy N. V. Miles

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833081322

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 5904

After conducting a comprehensive literature search, the authors undertook a meta-analysis to examine the association between correctional education and reductions in recidivism, improvements in employment after release from prison, and other outcomes. The study finds that receiving correctional education while incarcerated reduces inmates' risk of recidivating and may improve their odds of obtaining employment after release from prison.

Inequality for All

The Challenge of Unequal Opportunity in American Schools


Author: William H. Schmidt,Curtis C. McKnight

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753416

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 7074

Inequality for All makes an important contribution to current debates about economic inequalities and the growing achievement gap, particularly in mathematics and science education. The authors argue that the greatest source of variation in opportunity to learn is not between local communities, or even schools, but between classrooms. They zero in on one of the core elements of schooling—coverage of subject matter content—and examine how such opportunities are distributed across the millions of school children in the United States. Drawing on data from the third TIMMS international study of curriculum and achievement, as well as a six-district study of over 500 schools across the United States, they point to Common Core State Standards as being a key step in creating a more level playing field for all students.

A Comprehensive Study of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather and Climate


Author: Frank Philemon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535304047


Page: 220

View: 8073

"A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY" The atmosphere is a complex medium, and its mechanism and process are sometimes very complicated. Its nature however is generally expressed in terms of only a few variables, which are measurable. The data thus recorded provides the raw materials for understanding both temporary (weather) and long term (climate) atmospheric conditions. The variables can be through of as the elements of weather and climate. The most important are: temperature content, pressure and wind. These are the basic ingredients of weather and climate. Measuring how they vary in time and space makes it possible to decipher at least partly the complexities of weather dynamics and climatic patterns. Variation in the climatic elements is frequent, if not continuous over Earth. Such variations are caused by, or at least strongly influenced by certain semi permanent attributes of our planet, which are often referred to as controls. The physical conditions and processes are constantly taking place in the atmosphere and they are subjected to periodic changes over time. The atmosphere reacts by producing an infinitive variety of conditions and phenomena known as collectively as weather. It is the sum of temperature, humidity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, winds, storms and other atmospheric variables for a short period of time. "A Comprehensive Study of Meteorology and Climatology" is the book which is specially developed through maximization of simplification of basic concepts and aspects of weather and climate for bringing clear understanding to the readers. This makes its content easily accessible to all geographers (meteorologists, climatologists) and students in all levels; secondary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. This book has been written with the strong aim of helping geographers and alike in getting in-depth understanding and improving their knowledge and skills in all issues of Meteorology and Climatology. FRANK PHILEMON (Mwl.) is an educator and teacher (Mwalimu) of geography subject at Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) in Tanzania. He is also the author of other three bestselling books - Secret of Success in Entrepreneurship, Human population and Development and Human and Economic Geography. The author is confident that this book will be an invaluable asset for schools, colleges and universities and that students as well as teachers and lecturers will find it useful in making the teaching and learning process easier, pleasant and more fruitful.

China study

die wissenschaftliche Begründung für eine vegane Ernährungsweise


Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864010019


Page: 423

View: 5346

Education and Care for Adolescents and Adults with Autism

A Guide for Professionals and Carers


Author: Kate Wall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412923816

Category: Psychology

Page: 155

View: 587

`Kate Wall shows a depth of knowledge in the subject area of autism and her experience as a practitioner shines through...For anyone working with or planning services for adolescents and adults with autism this is definitely a useful book to have on the shelf' - Support for Learning '[This] is the first book I have read which covers both education and care. There is some very useful information, some of which is very thought provoking....The book promotes the importance of everyone working together to achieve a better understanding' - National Autistic Society By providing case studies and examples that show the reader how to put theory into practice in multi-disciplinary settings, this book clearly explains how changes in policy and provision have affected the ways in which young people and adults with autism are cared for and educated. This book offers up-to-date, accessible information on: o the nature and effects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) o family issues surrounding caring for and educating those with ASDs o possible intervention programmes o how to support the family Based on years of experience gained in education and care settings, this book offers strategies for all those working with adolescents and adults who are on the autistic spectrum.

An Incurable Academic

Memoirs of a Professor


Author: Torsten Husen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483297764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3599

In these memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Stockholm, conveys a fascinating picture of the academic world from the l940s onwards and of the extraordinary developments in education and psychology. Professor Husen is an internationally acknowledged expert on school affairs. As the first holder of the Chair of Educational Research at the Stockholm School of Education, he became deeply involved in policy research tied to the school reforms and his research and writing have directly affected the worldwide debate on the structure and content of secondary and upper secondary schooling. He was a founder member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris he became increasingly concerned with educational problems in the developing countries. This is an account of a remarkable man whose dedication to research into educational problems worldwide should be an inspiration to others.

A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Physiological and Anthropometric Characterist


Author: Mohit Sharma,Gurmej Singh Dhaliwa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781926488288


Page: N.A

View: 376

Sports, games and physical fitness have been a vital component of our civilization, as is evident from the existence of the highly evolved system of yoga and a vast range of highly developed indigenous games, including martial arts. The intrinsic linkage between sports and games and the human quest for excellence was recognized ever since the inception of human civilization, reaching its epitome in the ancient Greek civilization, which was the progenitor of the Olympic movement. As stated in the Olympic Charter, Olympism is a "Philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind." So also is yoga based on the complete control of body and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical practices. Olympism recognizes the practice of sport as a human right, to which every individual must have access without discrimination of any kind. In modern times, there has been increasing recognition of the role of Sports in Development. The International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, UNESCO, 1978 states that "Every human being has a fundamental right of access to physical education and sport, which are essential for the full development of his personality. The freedom to develop physical, intellectual and moral powers through physical education and sport must be guaranteed both within the educational system and in other aspects of social life." Sports and Games as a vital component of social and cultural life are embedded in the Indian heritage, and can be found in the archaeological excavations of Mohenjodaro and Harappa, the Vedic literature, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the literary works of Kautilya, Kalidasa, Panini and Dandin, as well as in Buddhist and Jain literature. They had been seen as an intrinsic component of education and development of the human personality in the philosophical texts of ancient Greece, the progenitor of the Olympic movement. Every civilization has evolved and developed its own indigenous modes of physical endeavour and healthy social interaction through a variety of games and sports forms and events. Apart from being a means of physical exercise and fitness, sports and 2 games have been a medium of entertainment, the generation of a spirit of healthy competition, bonding and pride in the community, and an avenue of constructive preoccupation for active young people.

Arizona Library Survey

A Comprehensive Study of Library Services in Arizona with a Projection for Future Services


Author: Grace Thomas Stevenson,Harold Emerson Moore

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: 272

View: 4483

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher E-Book

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine


Author: Ronald M Harden,Jennifer M Laidlaw

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051209

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8009

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a new book that will serve as a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels. About the authors Ronald M Harden is General Secretary for the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Editor of Medical Teacher, former Professor of Medical Education, Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Teaching Dean at the University of Dundee, UK and Professor of Medical Education at Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is internationally recognised for his commitment to developing new approaches to medical education, curriculum planning and to teaching and learning. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards. Jennifer M Laidlaw is Former Assistant Director of the Education Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, UK. She has planned, organised and lead courses on medical education both in Dundee and overseas. She has acted as a medical education consultant for the World Health Organisation, the British Council, medical schools and colleges. The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme. Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice. This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee's learning can be made more effective.

The Strengths of Black Families


Author: Robert Bernard Hill

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761824688

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

View: 8290

This book was first published in 1972 when the author was Director of Research for the National Urban League, which was headed by Mr. Vernon E. Jordan, Executive Director. As a result of widespread acceptance of the 1965 report on the Negro family by Daniel Moynihan, most black families were still depicted by the media in the early 1970's as weak, dysfunctional and devoid of any strengths. This book was written to provide a rare perspective by focusing on the assets and resilience of black families. Over the past three decades, this book has stimulated numerous studies of the strengths of African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American families. While the 1999 sequel has been favorably received, the author continues to receive numerous requests for copies of the original work that has been out of print for many years. Therefore, this reprint edition also includes an epilogue, "Thirty Years Later," which describes the impact of social forces and policies on the social and economic status of African American families since the 1970's. It also examines the role of the five cultural strengths on the functioning of contemporary African American families.