Search Results for towards-schooling-for-the-twenty-first-century

In order to evaluate whether and how the US will have schools for the twenty - first century, we need to understand how educational policy has been affected by changes in political and economic policies from the 1950s to the present.

Author: Gerard Macdonald

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9789077874165

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Contemporary school systems are not working well. Educational solutions abound, but the problems remain. This is because our school systems are not primarily concerned with education. Their driving forces are political and economic. Any systemic solution to schooling's current difficulties will start with politics; not, in any conventional sense, with education. Twenty-first Century Schools traces the extension of political control over Britain's school system and, through US case studies, looks at alternative methods of organisation. The authors argue that Anglo-American school systems provide a good education for a small minority and, to the majority, offer inadequate schooling. Though this has always been inequitable it may, in the past, have been economically efficient, at least from the viewpoint of the state. If that was once true for mercantile and industrial economies, it is not true now. The knowledge economies toward which the UK and US are moving demand a continuing ability to learn, and to innovate, right across the workforce. Our time-honoured tradition of anachronistic curricula, didactically taught, does not develop these qualities. For those reasons the current Anglo-American drive to entrench unequal educational opportunity is at once economically, politically and socially misconceived.From these premises, Twenty-first Century Schoolsgoes on to outline the political and educational changes needed to shape school systems which are socially and economically adapted to the new century.

In his book Can Education Change Society?, Apple (2013) continued to demonstrate that struggle and resistance are both always ... twenty-first, citizens were encouraged to'think globally and to act locally', and the idea of'global ...

Author: Wai-Chung Ho

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048552207

Category: Education


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This book will examine the recent development of school music education in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to illustrate how national policies for music in the school curriculum integrate music cultures and non-musical values in the relationship between national cultural identity and globalization. It will examine the ways in which policies for national identity formation and globalization interact to complement and contradict each other in the content of music education in these three Chinese territories. Meanwhile, tensions posed by the complex relationship between cultural diversity and political change have also led to a crisis of national identity in these three localities. The research methods of this book involve an analysis of official approved music textbooks, a survey questionnaire distributed to students attending music education programmes as well as primary and secondary school music teachers, and in-depth interviews with student teachers and schoolteachers in the three territories.
2021-01-26 By Wai-Chung Ho

Mega Goal: 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate in Good Neighborhood Schools In 2013, with approval from its board, the Skillman Foundation shifted to prioritize one overarching goal: to improve meaningful graduation rates in the city ...

Author: Larry M. Gant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190463328

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Urban renewal has been the dominant approach to revitalizing industrialized communities that fall into decline. A national, community-based organization, the Skillman Foundation sought to engage in a joint effort with the University of Michigan's School of Social Work to bring six neighborhoods in one such declining urban center, Detroit, back to positions of strength and national leadership. A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change introduces readers to the basis for the Foundation's solicitation of social work expertise and the social context within which the work of technical assistance began. Building on research, the authors introduce the theory and practice knowledge of earlier scholars, including the conduct of needs assessments at multiple levels, engagement of community members in identifying problem-solving strategies, assistance in developing community goals, and implementation of social work field instruction opportunities. Lessons learned and challenges are described as they played out in the process of creating partnerships for the Foundation with community leaders, engaging and maintaining youth involvement, managing roles and relationships with multiple partners recruited by the Foundation for their specialized expertise, and ultimately conducting the work of technical assistance within a context of increasing influence of the city's surrounding systems (political, economic, educational, and social). Readers will especially note the role of technical assistance in an evolving theory of change.
2017-07-19 By Larry M. Gant

The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate these positions by investigating the English School's contribution to IR theory in the twenty-first century. A frequent source of confusion about the School stems from the idea that there is a ...

Author: Martin Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134178957

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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International relations theory has been the site of intense debate in recent years. A decade ago it was still possible to divide the field between three main perspectives – Realism, Liberalism, and Marxism. Not only have these approaches evolved in new directions, they have been joined by a number of new ‘isms’ vying for attention, including feminism and constructivism. International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century is the first comprehensive textbook to provide an overview of all the most important theories within international relations. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the book covers both traditional approaches, such as realism and liberal internationalism, as well as new developments such as constructivism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism. The book’s comprehensive coverage of IR theory makes it the ideal textbook for teachers and students who want an up-to-date survey of the rich variety of theoretical work and for readers with no prior exposure to the subject.
2007-10-24 By Martin Griffiths

References Beare, H. (2001} Creating the Future School: Student Outcomes and the Reform of Education, London, RoutledgeFalmer. ... Dalin, P. and Rust, V.D. (1996) Towards Schooling for the Twenty First Century, London, Cassell.

Author: Alma Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134701056

Category: Education

Page: 216

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In a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools. The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools. The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives. This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.
2013-09-05 By Alma Harris

An analysis of the growth economy, this book traces the causes of the present crisis in the modern market system, initiated two centuries ago with the establishment of the market economy system which has led to the present growth economy.

Author: Per Dalin

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 0304334480

Category: Education

Page: 184

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An analysis of the growth economy, this book traces the causes of the present crisis in the modern market system, initiated two centuries ago with the establishment of the market economy system which has led to the present growth economy. It concludes that a true democracy can only be derived from a synthesis of the democratic and socialist traditions, along with the radical green, feminist and libertarian ideologies. To this end, this text offers a new vision of an inclusive democracy.
1998-04-22 By Per Dalin

considered religion vital to their civic mission , the neutralization of state power regarding comprehensive advocacy shaped ... the twenty - first century must actively engage a plurality of faiths toward the support of our liberal ...

Author: Steven Paul Jones

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433107643

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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The fight over the role of religion in public schools is far from finished, and the last and final words have not been written. This collection of original essays reveals and updates the battlefield. Included are essays on school prayer, the evolution/intelligent design debate, public funding of religious groups on university campuses, religious themes in school-taught literature, and more. With diverse tones and points of view, these essays offer quality scholarship while revealing and honoring the heat these themes generate.

For young Britons in the twentyfirst century teaching needs to serve three functions: the transmission of knowledge for a world built on information, the broadening of horizons in a country still scarred by disadvantage, and learning ...

Author: Toby Greany

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855391864

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Creating a learning to learn school is a book for heads, senior managers and teachers interested in developing better schools, classrooms and learners. It is based on two years of ground-breaking research in 25 schools by over 100 teachers and many thousands of pupils. The research explored a variety of approaches to teaching pupils how they learn and evaluated the impact on standards, pupil motivation and teacher morale. Creating a learning to learn school sets out: - what we mean by 'learning to learn' - why 'learning to learn' is important today - the implications of 'learning to learn' for the government's educational reforms - the
2003 By Toby Greany

Always operating in the background are the politics of school choice, which tend to break down along traditional partisan ... Conclusion As we progress toward the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, education policy ...

Author: Timothy J. Conlan

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815703635

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors testing the system's capacity and flexibility. Major policy challenges and responses are now overwhelmingly intergovernmental in nature, and as a result, the fortunes of all levels of government are more intertwined and interdependent than ever before. This volume, cosponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), defines an agenda for improving the performance of America's intergovernmental system. The early chapters present the current state of practice in intergovernmental relations, including discussion of trends toward centralization, devolution, and other power-sharing arrangements. The fiscal underpinnings of the system are analyzed, along with the long-term implications of current trends in financing at all levels. The authors identify the principal tools used to define intergovernmental management–grants, mandates, preemptions—in discussing emerging models and best practices in the design and management of those tools. In tergovernmental Management for the 21st Century applies these crosscutting themes to critical policy areas where intergovernmental management and cooperation are essential, such as homeland security, education, welfare, health care, and the environment. It concludes with an authoritative assessment of the system's capacity to govern, oversee, and improve. Contributors include Jocelyn Johnston (American University), Shelley Metzenbaum (University of Maryland), Richard Nathan (SUNY at Albany), Barry Rabe (University of Michigan), Beryl Radin (American University), Alice Rivlin (Brookings Institution), Ray Sheppach (National Governors Association), Frank Shafroth (George Mason University), Troy Smith (BYU–Hawaii), Carl Stenberg (University of North Carolina), Carol Weissert (Florida State University), Charles Wise (Indiana University), and Kenneth Wong (Brown University).
2009-11-01 By Timothy J. Conlan

After the district hires two new school social workers, one is assigned to your school, Cameron High School, for the first six months. What would your actions be to best utilize this staff member and to hopefully receive the most ...

Author: Edward H. Seifert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810843943

Category: Education

Page: 598

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Addressing the six standards created by the Interstate School Leaders Consortium (ISLLIe, Seifert and Vornberg employ case studies to discuss those issues faced by practicing elementary and secondary principals. Each chapter concludes with student activities that address the concepts discussed in the chapter. An instructor's manual is also available as a separate purchase.
2002-01-01 By Edward H. Seifert