The Economics of Education

The Economics of Education
Author: John Sheehan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN 10: 1136667164
ISBN 13: 9781136667169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Education Book Review:

This book is a survey of the principal aspects of the economics of education, such as the demand for education as consumption and as an investment, good education and economic growth, education and manpower needs, and the finance of education. In some cases in recent years, economic theory has been applied to educational problems in order to gain an insight into the workings of the educational system. The result has been a certain amount of confusion and distrust among teachers and educationists: confusion because some theoretical aspects are not easily understood and distrust of the economist’s intrusion into educational policy-making. This book overcomes these problems by making minimal demands on prior knowledge of economics and by emphasizing the limitations of economic analysis applied to policy matters.

The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy

The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy
Author: Dolores Perin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1119261376
ISBN 13: 9781119261377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy Book Review:

Examines the widespread phenomenon of poor literacy skills in adults across the globe This handbook presents a wide range of research on adults who have low literacy skills. It looks at the cognitive, affective, and motivational factors underlying adult literacy; adult literacy in different countries; and the educational approaches being taken to help improve adults’ literacy skills. It includes not only adults enrolled in adult literacy programs, but postsecondary students with low literacy skills, some of whom have reading disabilities. The first section of The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy covers issues such as phonological abilities in adults who have not yet learned to read; gender differences in the reading motivation of adults with low literacy skills; literacy skills, academic self-efficacy, and participation in prison education; and more. Chapters on adult literacy, social change and sociocultural factors in South Asia and in Ghana; literacy, numeracy, and self-rated health among U.S. adults; adult literacy programs in Southeastern Europe and Turkey, and a review of family and workplace literacy programs are among the topics featured in the second section. The last part examines how to teach reading and writing to adults with low skills; adults’ transition from secondary to postsecondary education; implications for policy, research, and practice in the adult education field; educational technologies that support reading comprehension; and more. Looks at the cognitive processing challenges associated with low literacy in adults Features contributions from a global team of experts in the field Offers writing strategy instruction for low-skilled postsecondary students The Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy is an excellent book for academic researchers, teacher educators, professional developers, program designers, and graduate students. It’s also beneficial to curriculum developers, adult basic education and developmental education instructors, and program administrators, as well as clinicians and counselors who provide services to adults with reading disabilities.

Strong Starts Supported Transitions and Student Success

Strong Starts  Supported Transitions and Student Success
Author: Andrew Funston,Miguel Gil,Gwen Gilmore
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1443857890
ISBN 13: 9781443857895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strong Starts Supported Transitions and Student Success Book Review:

The shift to mass participation in higher education is a welcome international trend. In Australia the number of young adults attempting a degree course at university has increased by close to twenty five percent in less than a decade. Campuses are becoming more culturally and linguistically diverse. More university students are coming from poorer families and disadvantaged educational backgrounds. The authors of Strong Starts, Supported Transitions and Student Success celebrate the diversity of new university learning communities while recognising the challenges faced by many commencing students. This book presents research findings, strategic thinking and innovative approaches to student transitions and retention at one of Australia’s newer institutions, designated “The University of Opportunity”. Drawing extensively on international scholarship and the work of retention and transition experts in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the book provides several theoretically-informed case studies, as well as more general discussions and practical advice to academics and professional staff involved in “the first year in higher education”, and especially those practitioners working to enhance “the student experience”.

The Business of Higher Education

The Business of Higher Education
Author: John C. Knapp,David J. Siegel
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 3
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0313353573
ISBN 13: 9780313353574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Business of Higher Education 3 volumes

The Business of Higher Education  3 volumes
Author: John C. Knapp Ph.D.,David J. Siegel
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 909
Release: 2009-10-22
ISBN 10: 0313353514
ISBN 13: 9780313353512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Higher Education 3 volumes Book Review:

At a time of great economic uncertainty, The Business of Higher Education looks at the pros and cons of colleges and universities taking a more business-like approach to fulfilling their missions. • Presents 35 essays on topics ranging from academy-industry partnerships to rankings to sports revenues • Includes nearly 50 tables and figures communicating important data and a range of additional illustrations • 44 contributors represent the academic and business perspectives

Open Access

Open Access
Author: Peter Suber
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-20
ISBN 10: 0262517639
ISBN 13: 9780262517638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Access Book Review:

A concise introduction to the basics of open access, describing what it is (and isn't) and showing that it is easy, fast, inexpensive, legal, and beneficial. The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue. In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

The General Theory of Employment  Interest  and Money
Author: John Maynard Keynes,General Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-10-05
ISBN 10: 9389440629
ISBN 13: 9789389440621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money Book Review:

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, written by legendary author John Maynard Keynes is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This masterpiece was published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the ‘Keynesian Revolution’, in the way economists thought—especially challenging the proposition that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment on its own. Regarded widely as the cornerstone of Keynesian thought, this book challenged the established classical economics and introduced new concepts. ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money’ transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned.

Policy and Politics in Teacher Education

Policy and Politics in Teacher Education
Author: John Furlong,Marilyn Cochran-Smith,Marie Brennan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317990129
ISBN 13: 9781317990123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy and Politics in Teacher Education Book Review:

During the last 20 years, governments around the world have paid increasing attention to the recruitment, preparation, and retention of teachers. Teacher supply and teacher quality have become significant policy issues, taken up by policy-makers at the highest levels. This is because teachers are now seen by many governments as the ‘lynch-pin’ of educational, economic and social reform. This volume grew out of a recognition by the Editors of the growing significance of teacher education policy and a curiosity about international trends and differences. The book brings together nine papers from leading academics around the world: from the UK (England and Scotland), the USA, Australia, Singapore and Belgium, plus a joint paper comparing Namibia and the USA. Taken together, the papers reveal the complexities and contradictions of international trends. On the one hand, they demonstrate that there is indeed a common direction of travel along the lines encouraged by international bodies such as the OECD. At the same time however, the papers also reveal important differences among countries in terms of how they are addressing common aspirations as well as some apparent contradictions within the policies of individual nations. This book was based on the special issue of Teachers and Teaching.

Digital Convergence Libraries of the Future

Digital Convergence   Libraries of the Future
Author: Rae Earnshaw,John Vince
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-09-20
ISBN 10: 1846289033
ISBN 13: 9781846289033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Convergence Libraries of the Future Book Review:

The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is changing the way information is collected, stored and accessed. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries and museums. This book presents key aspects in the rapidly moving field of digital convergence in the areas of technology and information sciences. Its chapters are written by international experts who are leaders in their fields.

A Course in Public Economics

A Course in Public Economics
Author: John Leach
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780521535670
ISBN 13: 0521535670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Course in Public Economics Book Review:

This 2004 textbook explores how markets operate and governments' roles in addressing market failures.

Diversity and Disparities

Diversity and Disparities
Author: John Logan
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN 10: 1610448464
ISBN 13: 9781610448468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diversity and Disparities Book Review:

The United States is more diverse than ever before. Increased immigration has added to a vibrant cultural fabric, and women and minorities have made significant strides in overcoming overt discrimination. At the same time, economic inequality has increased significantly in recent decades, and the Great Recession substantially weakened the economic standing not only of the poor but also of the middle class. Diversity and Disparities, edited by sociologist John Logan, assembles impressive new studies that interpret the social and economic changes in the United States over the last decade. The authors, leading social scientists from many disciplines, analyze changes in the labor market, family structure, immigration, and race. They find that while America has grown more diverse, the opportunities available to disadvantaged groups have become more unequal. Drawing on detailed data from the decennial census, the American Community Survey, and other sources, the authors chart the growing diversity and the deepening disparities among different groups in the United States Harry J. Holzer and Marek Hlavac document that although the economy always rises and falls over the business cycle, the Great Recession of 2007–2009 was a catastrophic event that saw record levels of unemployment, especially among less-educated workers, young people, and minorities. Emily Rosenbaum shows how the Great Recession amplified disparities in access to home ownership, and demonstrates that young adults, especially African Americans, are falling behind previous cohorts not only in home ownership and wealth but even in starting their own families and households. Sean F. Reardon and Kendra Bischoff explore the rise of class segregation as higher-income Americans are moving away from others into separate and privileged neighborhoods and communities. Immigration has also seen class polarization, with an increase in both highly skilled workers and undocumented immigrants. As Frank D. Bean and his colleagues show, the lack of a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants inhibits the educational and economic opportunities for their children and grandchildren. Barrett Lee and colleagues demonstrate that the nation and most cities and towns are becoming more diverse by race and ethnicity. However, while black-white segregation is slowly falling, Hispanics and Asians remain as segregated today as they were in 1980. Diversity and Disparities raises concerns about the extent of socioeconomic immobility in the United States today. This volume provides valuable information for policymakers, journalists, and researchers seeking to understand the current state of the nation.

Urban School Leadership

Urban School Leadership
Author: Tom Payzant
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN 10: 9780470918371
ISBN 13: 0470918373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban School Leadership Book Review:

This important book, written by educational expert and urban school leader, Tom Payzant, offers a realistic understanding of what urban school leadership looks like from the inside. Payzant shares his first-hand knowledge of the unique managerial, instructional, and political tasks of this role. Effectively combining practical lessons and research, Urban School Leadership includes in-depth analysis of various leadership concerns. The book covers topics such as improving student achievement, working with unions, building community, and maintaining and developing resources. Most importantly, it offers stories of real school leaders whose successes and missteps reveal the inherent "messiness" of this difficult job. Urban School Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. "This important book provides compelling examples of how effective leaders can have hope, see progress, and achieve success for all children in the schools and districts they lead."—Richard Riley, former United States Secretary of Education "Tom Payzant is one of the few people who could provide such a comprehensive, useful book for educational leaders at all levels. This very practical book is grounded in the important experiences and impressive judgment of one of our nation's most successful school superintendents"—Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO, New Leaders for New Schools "Tom Payzant is one of the finest urban educators of our generation. Urban School Leadership is compelling, crisp, and wise—providing a clear path for those dedicated to improving the trajectory of children's lives."—Timothy F.C. Knowles, executive director, Center for Urban School Improvement, University of Chicago "Urban School Leadership is a must read for anyone interested in the landscape of urban public education in America."—Beverly Hall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

OECD Skills Studies OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Spain 2015

OECD Skills Studies OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report  Spain 2015
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 9264300260
ISBN 13: 9789264300262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Skills Studies OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report Spain 2015 Book Review:

Spain’s economy is showing clear signs of recovery, after a protracted recession. Despite these positive developments significant challenges remain. Spain has amongst the highest unemployment rates in the OECD and the Spanish economy was still smaller in 2014 than it was in 2007. While the ...

Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105129300989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Primer on the Knowledge Economy

A Primer on the Knowledge Economy
Author: John W. Houghton,Peter James Sheehan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781862725638
ISBN 13: 1862725632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Knowledge Justice

Knowledge Justice
Author: Sofia Y. Leung,Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 0262043505
ISBN 13: 9780262043502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Justice Book Review:

Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color--reimagine library and information science through the lens of critical race theory. In Knowledge Justice, Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color scholars use critical race theory (CRT) to challenge the foundational principles, values, and assumptions of Library and Information Science and Studies (LIS) in the United States. They propel CRT to center stage in LIS, to push the profession to understand and reckon with how white supremacy affects practices, services, curriculum, spaces, and policies.

Indentured Students

Indentured Students
Author: Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 0674269802
ISBN 13: 9780674269804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indentured Students Book Review:

The untold history of how America’s student-loan program turned the pursuit of higher education into a pathway to poverty. It didn’t always take thirty years to pay off the cost of a bachelor’s degree. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer untangles the history that brought us here and discovers that the story of skyrocketing college debt is not merely one of good intentions gone wrong. In fact, the federal student loan program was never supposed to make college affordable. The earliest federal proposals for college affordability sought to replace tuition with taxpayer funding of institutions. But Southern whites feared that lower costs would undermine segregation, Catholic colleges objected to state support of secular institutions, professors worried that federal dollars would come with regulations hindering academic freedom, and elite-university presidents recoiled at the idea of mass higher education. Cold War congressional fights eventually made access more important than affordability. Rather than freeing colleges from their dependence on tuition, the government created a loan instrument that made college accessible in the short term but even costlier in the long term by charging an interest penalty only to needy students. In the mid-1960s, as bankers wavered over the prospect of uncollected debt, Congress backstopped the loans, provoking runaway inflation in college tuition and resulting in immense lender profits. Today 45 million Americans owe more than $1.5 trillion in college debt, with the burdens falling disproportionately on borrowers of color, particularly women. Reformers, meanwhile, have been frustrated by colleges and lenders too rich and powerful to contain. Indentured Students makes clear that these are not unforeseen consequences. The federal student loan system is working as designed.

Minimum Wages Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe

Minimum Wages  Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe
Author: Maarten van Klaveren,Denis Gregory,Thorsten Schulten
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN 10: 1137512423
ISBN 13: 9781137512420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minimum Wages Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe Book Review:

This book offers a labour perspective on wage-setting institutions, collective bargaining and economic development. Sixteen country chapters, eight on Asia and eight on Europe, focus in particular on the role and effectiveness of minimum wages in the context of national trends in income inequality, economic development, and social security.

A DRIVER s Guide to European Repositories

A DRIVER s Guide to European Repositories
Author: Kasja Weenink,Leonardus Johannes Maria Waaijers,Karen van Godtsenhoven
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 905356411X
ISBN 13: 9789053564110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A DRIVER s Guide to European Repositories Book Review:

The Driver’s Guide is a practical guide for repository managers and institutions who want to build their own repository.

Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research

Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research
Author: Jan Pries-Heje,John J. Venable,Deborah Bunker,Nancy Russo,Janice DeGross
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 3642121128
ISBN 13: 9783642121128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Working C- ference of the International Federation for Information Processing Working Groups 8.2 and 8.6. Both working groups are part of IFIP Technical Committee 8, the tech- cal committee addressing the field of Information Systems. IFIP WG 8.2, the Inter- tion of Information Systems and Organizations, was established in 1977. IFIP WG 8.6, Diffusion, Transfer and Implementation of Information Technology, was est- lished in 1994. In accordance with their respective themes, both IFIP WG 8.2 and IFIP WG 8.6 have long had an interest in the human impact of information systems. In December 1998, they held a joint working conference in Helsinki, Finland, on the theme “Inf- mation Systems: Current Issues and Future Challenges.” The two working groups’ joint interest in and collaboration on research concerning the human side of IS is c- tinued and extended through this joint working conference, held on the campus of Curtin University of Technology, from March 30 to April 1, 2010, in Perth, Western Australia. This conference, “Human Benefit Through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research,” combines the traditional themes of the two working groups with the growing interest within the IS research field in the area of design science research.