Teacher Preparation in Ireland

History, Policy and Future Directions

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Author: Thomas O'Donoghue,Judith Harford,Teresa O'Doherty

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787145123

Category: Teachers

Page: 250

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This study of teacher preparation policy and practice in Ireland from Independence in 1921 to the present, highlights, within an international context, the extent to which the focus of preparation moved from nation-building until 1967, when free second-level education was introduced, to one concerned with improving the country's human capital.

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The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of the Big Four Accounting Firms - Second Edition

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Author: Jim Peterson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787430111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Enron killed Arthur Andersen in 2002, leaving only Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC. Now the Big Four, with a total revenue of $127 billion, face major threats that need immediate attention. Count Down looks at today’s model and proposes a new Big Audit, fit to serve the capital markets of the 21st century.

Identity and Pedagogy in Higher Education

International Comparisons

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Author: Kalwant Bhopal,Patrick Alan Danaher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441125558

Category: Education

Page: 182

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An original comparative account of racialized and gendered student experiences, drawing on research in the UK and Australia.

Teacher Education for Inclusion

Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches

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Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136965408

Category: Education

Page: 288

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How teachers might best be prepared to work in schools with an increasingly diverse pupil population is of concern to educational academics, professionals and governments around the world. Changes that have taken place in legislation and practice often fail to taken into account how practitioners can ensure that all children and young people are able to achieve. The focus of this international text is on innovative practices for preparing teachers to work in inclusive classrooms and schools. Drawing on both pre and in-service training methods, the expert contributors to this book follow three major themes: social and political challenges regarding teacher education – providing an historical perspective on the training of teachers, tensions in preparing teachers for inclusion, cultural issues, the relationship between educational funding and practices and collaborative measures to support a whole school approach innovative approaches in pre-service teacher preparation – discussing a range of innovative models and approaches used in pre-service teacher education courses engaging professional development for inservice teachers – reviewing a range of approaches employed to engage working teachers and help them establish curricula and pedagogy that meets the needs of all students in their classes. Each chapter will include a list of proposed learning outcomes, a theoretical or conceptual framework to help readers develop the proposed innovation, an overview of recent research, discussion of the research data available and a discussion of the international implications and challenges, summarising in suggestions for a positive way forward. Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches is essential reading for practising teacher educators, school leaders, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.

Global Perspectives on Teacher Motivation

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Author: Helen M. G. Watt,Paul W. Richardson,Kari Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108210511

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Many studies of teacher motivation have been conducted in different contexts over time. However, until fairly recently there has not been a reliable measure available to allow comparisons across samples and settings. This has resulted in an abundance of findings which cannot be directly compared or synthesised. The FIT-Choice instrument offers the opportunity to examine motivations across settings. The various studies in this book suggest that people who choose teaching as a career are motivated by a complex interaction of factors embedded within communities and cultural expectations, but seem generally to embrace a desire to undertake meaningful work that makes for a better society. Unlike some careers, where rewards are in the form of salary and status, by and large these factors are not strong drivers for people who want to become teachers. They want to work with children and adolescents, and believe they have the ability to teach.

The preparation of teachers

an unstudied problem in education

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Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason,Kenneth S. Davidson,Burton Blatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780914797265

Category: Education

Page: 124

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International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0080548059

Category: Social Science

Page: 17500

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This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences. Available in both print (26 volumes) and online editions, it comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

National Identity and Educational Reform

Contested Classrooms

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Author: Elizabeth Anderson Worden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963369

Category: Education

Page: 166

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National identity in Moldova remains contested despite repeated attempts by governments, historians, and educators to cultivate a shared sense of national belonging through the development of history textbooks. Concern over professional status and distrust of the government’s motivations halted these reforms, demonstrating that the success of such efforts greatly depends on teachers’ and citizens’ social memory and everyday lives. This volume looks at educational reform and the struggle over national identity in the history classroom from the perspectives of five different groups: elected politicians, Ministry of Education officials, textbook authors and historians, teachers, and students. Each chapter explores the actors’ motivations and agendas regarding reform, their role in promoting or obstructing the reform process, and their opinions about the ensuing controversy. Drawing on months of fieldwork and original research, author Elizabeth Worden examines the importance of teachers and students in the success or failure of a reform initiative.

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2017

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Author: Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787439712

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This volume surveys the field of comparative and international education (CIE) from several globally-representative perspectives, providing expert analyses on a range of recent trends and important concerns in the CIE community worldwide.

Mitigating Inequality

Higher Education Research, Policy, and Practice in an Era of Massification and Stratification

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178560290X

Category: Education

Page: 360

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As colleges and universities extend academic programs abroad, develop internationally mixed research teams and create international curricular initiatives, it is essential to ensure that access to a high quality education remains a key component of the research and policy agenda transnationally.

Including Learners with Low-Incidence Disabilities

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Author: Elizabeth A. West

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784412503

Category: Education

Page: 376

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This important book highlights the need to include learners with low-incidence disabilities and provides information related to supports and services to achieve that goal across a variety of contexts.

International Teacher Education

Promising Pedagogies

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Author: Lily Orland-Barak,Cheryl J. Craig

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178441669X

Category: Education

Page: 472

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The book fills a gaping hole in the teacher education literature. Nowhere is there a volume that globally surveys teacher education pedagogies and invites international scholars to describe the most productive ones in their home countries.

The Constructivist Metaphor

Reading, Writing, and the Making of Meaning

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Author: Nancy Nelson Spivey,J. M. Spivey,Nancy Nelson

Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Presents a reconsideration of constructivist theory through an applied examination of the ways in which people create meaning for texts. This book focusses on reading and writing processes as they were variously perceived throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It describes constructivist concepts in terms of their similarities and differences.

Refugee Education

Integration and Acceptance of Refugees in Mainstream Society

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Author: Enakshi Sengupta,Patrick Blessinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787147959

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This volume examines how universities and colleges are working towards implementing various interventions to integrate refugees along with non-governmental organizations and local governments to achieve an optimal level of integration with host communities.

The European Higher Education Area

Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies

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Author: Adrian Curaj,Liviu Matei,Remus Pricopie,Jamil Salmi,Peter Scott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319208772

Category: Education

Page: 898

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Bridging the gap between higher education research and policy making was always a challenge, but the recent calls for more evidence-based policies have opened a window of unprecedented opportunity for researchers to bring more contributions to shaping the future of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Encouraged by the success of the 2011 first edition, Romania and Armenia have organised a 2nd edition of the Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference (FOHE-BPRC) in November 2014, with the support of the Italian Presidency of the European Union and as part of the official EHEA agenda. Reuniting over 170 researchers from more than 30 countries, the event was a forum to debate the trends and challenges faced by higher education today and look at the future of European cooperation in higher education. The research volumes offer unique insights regarding the state of affairs of European higher education and research, as well as forward-looking policy proposals. More than 50 articles focus on essential themes in higher education: Internationalization of higher education; Financing and governance; Excellence and the diversification of missions; Teaching, learning and student engagement; Equity and the social dimension of higher education; Education, research and innovation; Quality assurance, The impacts of the Bologna Process on the EHEA and beyond and Evidence-based policies in higher education. "The Bologna process was launched at a time of great optimism about the future of the European project – to which, of course, the reform of higher education across the continent has made a major contribution. Today, for the present, that optimism has faded as economic troubles have accumulated in the Euro-zone, political tensions have been increased on issues such as immigration and armed conflict has broken out in Ukraine. There is clearly a risk that, against this troubled background, the Bologna process itself may falter. There are already signs that it has been downgraded in some countries with evidence of political withdrawal. All the more reason for the voice of higher education researchers to be heard. Since the first conference they have established themselves as powerful stakeholders in the development of the EHEA, who are helping to maintain the momentum of the Bologna process. Their pivotal role has been strengthened by the second Bucharest conference." Peter Scott, Institute of Education, London (General Rapporteur of the FOHE-BPRC first edition)

Understanding Contemporary Education

Key themes and issues

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Author: Tom O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317193598

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Understanding Contemporary Education offers an essential exploration of key concepts and issues in education that will allow education studies students, as well as trainee and practising teachers to engage in reflection, not only on work at the classroom level, but on education more broadly. Using detailed examples, the book problematises many popular and taken-for-granted views, allowing the reader to challenge and seriously consider the nature of the education enterprise. In each chapter, a concept is carefully considered, with major features, controversies, and strengths and weaknesses highlighted. Key follow-up questions challenge the reader to reflect on specific issues, and encourage involvement, not just in their own teaching, but in the planning and determination of the total programme of their school, and where possible, that of the nation. The book is divided into seven main parts: The Social Context of Education Education Policy Curriculum Teaching and Learning Leadership in Education Teacher Preparation International Developments in Education. Drawing upon a wide variety of theoretical positions, Understanding Contemporary Education provides an accessible introduction to key themes and concepts in education, challenging readers to fully consider the purpose of education and to reflect intelligently on issues that affect all schools. It is a must-read book for those on education studies courses, as well as trainee and practising teachers.

Publishing Research in English as an Additional Language

Practices, Pathways and Potentials

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Author: Margaret Cargill,Sally Burgess

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 1925261522

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Many universities worldwide now require established and novice scholars, as well as PhD students, to publish in English in international journals. This growing trend gives rise to multiple interrelated questions, which this volume seeks to address through the perspectives of a group of researchers and practitioners who met in Coimbra, Portugal in 2015 for the PRISEAL and MET conferences. The volume offers truly global coverage, with chapters focusing on vastly different geo-social areas, and disciplines from the humanities to the hard sciences. It will be of interest to applied linguists, particularly those working in the area of English for Research Publication Purposes, and to language professionals working in research writing support, research supervision and academic publishing, as well as to journal editors and managers.

Special Education International Perspectives

Biopsychosocial, Cultural, and Disability Aspects

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Author: Anthony F. Rotatori,Jeffrey P. Bakken,Sandra Burkhardt,Festus E. Obiakor,Umesh Sharma

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784410446

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This volume provides an international perspective on special education issues. There is limited literature examining issues in special education from an international perspective, as such this volume will add considerably to the knowledge base across the globe.

Collegial Professionalism

The Academy, Individualism, and the Common Good

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Author: John Beecher Bennett

Publisher: American Council on Education

ISBN: 9781573560931

Category: Education

Page: 193

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This text raises questions about ethics in higher education. Is higher educations's emphasis on faculty scholarship and individualism forcing colleagues to focus on competing with one another, rather than on the successes or failures of their students? Are faculty members becoming dissatisfied with their roles? The author discusses the malaise currently plaguing the academy, including the contributing behaviour and beliefs of faculty members. He says the competitive and autonomous collegiate environment results in unhappy faculty and disjointed departments. He proposes changes in the academy to improve ethics in higher education, including: adoption of a universal code of ethics; possible elimination of college majors; public access to private research; collaboration and interaction between faculty members in the development of similar courses to stimulate ideas and eliminate repetition; honest faculty member evalutations through implementation of uniform standards; public recognition of faculty members who contrubute to the common good of higher education; and rotation of the department chair position among faculty members.

Handbook of International Large-Scale Assessment

Background, Technical Issues, and Methods of Data Analysis

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Author: Leslie Rutkowski,Matthias von Davier,David Rutkowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439895120

Category: Mathematics

Page: 647

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Technological and statistical advances, along with a strong interest in gathering more information about the state of our educational systems, have made it possible to assess more students, in more countries, more often, and in more subject domains. The Handbook of International Large-Scale Assessment: Background, Technical Issues, and Methods of Data Analysis brings together recognized scholars in the field of ILSA, behavioral statistics, and policy to develop a detailed guide that goes beyond database user manuals. After highlighting the importance of ILSA data to policy and research, the book reviews methodological aspects and features of the studies based on operational considerations, analytics, and reporting. The book then describes methods of interest to advanced graduate students, researchers, and policy analysts who have a good grounding in quantitative methods, but who are not necessarily quantitative methodologists. In addition, it provides a detailed exposition of the technical details behind these assessments, including the test design, the sampling framework, and estimation methods, with a focus on how these issues impact analysis choices.