Education Studies & Teaching Books

The Franco-Prussian War: A Captivating Guide to the War of 1870 between the French Empire and German States and the Role Otto von Bismarck Played in the Unification of Germany

Have you ever wondered how Germany became a military and economic powerhouse that placed its bid for world domination in the 20th century? If you want an answer to this question, have a look at our guide about the Franco-Prussian War!Free History BONUS Inside!This book will transport you to the late 19th century, allowing you to “witness” one of the seminal moments of modern history. You’ll learn what events preceded the confrontation between the waning old European power of France and the up-and-coming Prussian state and how a war led to the unification of Germany into an empire. Through this guide, you’ll find out how significant the famous “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck was in preparing the ground for a conflict and how his political genius allowed Prussia to spearhead the German union. It will also showcase all the strengths and weaknesses of the military reforms that came out of the brilliant mind of Helmuth von Moltke, a general who almost singlehandedly created the myth of German martial superiority. On the other hand, this book will also expose all the faults in French military thought and the blunders committed by their leaders. Through their mistakes, you’ll learn how indecisiveness and stubborn traditionalism can lead to disaster, at least on the battlefield. You’ll learn how their defeats on the front lines led to one of the most humiliating and harshest peace treaties in recent history, setting the stage for later major conflicts. Finally, you’ll read about how a war that was planned and orchestrated by a few leaders on both sides led to avoidable death and destruction, ushering in the ideas of “total war.” You’ll understand how civilian casualties became acceptable while military deaths were idealized as heroic sacrifices to the homeland. Through thrilling stories of military feats and fiascos, you’ll learn about the futility of war, hopefully realizing that violence rarely leads to a finite solution.In this captivating guide to the Franco-Prussian War, you’ll learn about:When did Franco-German animosity begin?What led to the eruption of war in 1870?Why was the Prussian military superior on the front lines?What were the biggest flaws of the French generals?Where did the largest French defeat of the 19th century take place?Why did the war only last six months?How did the German Empire unify through conflict?Which were the most devastating terms of the 1871 peace treaty?How important was the role of Otto von Bismarck throughout the war?What were the consequences of a German victory over the French? And much more!Scroll up and click the “add to cart” button to learn more about the Franco-Prussian War!

Biography of Adolf hitler In English

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the dictator of Germany from 1933 to 1945. He rose to power as the leader of the Nazi Party, becoming Chancellor in 1933 and then assuming the title of Führer und Reichskanzler in 1934.

Quieting the Mind: A Self Help Book Showing the Path to Truth and Inner Peace Through Mindfulness and Meditation

You can be happy and contented! You can live in Peace and Love!The author knows this Life...He  walked through the fires of hell.He faced the dragon... then slayed it!Dr. Murphy wrote this book for You.      ...To make you aware of the Truth.      ...To lead you to your Hope, your Strength, your Peace and your Love.      ...To help end the suffering.Within every person is a “profound reality” that has the power to heal and transform.It can transform You!Discover the path to this power within You.Pick up your copy today.

Algebra - The Very Basics

If you're looking for a gentle introduction to basic mathematics, look no further. This book picks you up at the very beginning and guides you through the foundations of algebra using lots of examples and no-nonsense explanations. Each chapter contains well-chosen exercises as well as all the solutions. No prior knowledge is required.Topics include: Exponents, Brackets, Linear Equations and Quadratic Equations. For a more detailed table of contents, use the "Look Inside" feature. From the author of "Great Formulas Explained" and "Physics! In Quantities and Examples".Those interested in delving into the exciting field of calculus and mathematical physics after attaining the very basics of algebra are invited to continue their journey with the "Math Shorts" series, starting with "Math Shorts - Exponential and Trigonometric Functions" and the free e-book "Math Shorts - Derivatives". Readers who prefer learning the basics of probability calculations can move on to the introductory text "Statistical Snacks".

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Indices

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on Indices for Higher GCSE Grades 6 to 9Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

Adolf Hitler: A Captivating Guide to the Life of the FA 1/4 hrer of Nazi Germany (Captivating History)

Explore the Rise of Adolf HitlerFree History BONUS Inside!Was Hitler, as Ian Kershaw asked, a natural consequence of German history, or an aberration? Not that Hitler had been in hiding, waiting to attack. The Führer had actually been following an aggressive and savage foreign policy for almost ten years, and been named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1938.This is not a book about World War II, but about the man, Adolf Hitler, one of the faces and names that still arouse the strongest feelings—repulsion, resentment, and even fanaticism—but one who also had a childhood and a youth, a father and a mother. It is the road to madness—beginning that day in August of 1934 when he took over absolute power and ordered allegiance and loyalty to him alone—that this book is about. Some of the topics covered in this book include:Hitler's OriginsHis InceptionThe anti-Semitic capital of EuropeMunichFirst World WarHitler's AscensionMein KampfHis DownfallThe remains of Adolf HitlerAnd a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on!Scroll to the top and download the book for instant access!

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me? (Believers' Boot Camp Book 1)

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me? Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years people have given me several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some in demonstrative ways and why He doesn’t speak at all to others. In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. I have included these basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

MIRACULOUS HEALTH WITH PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: State of the body to read from the health examination

A global perspective on the miracle of health through preventive medicineBecause stress can cause high blood pressure, etc.I want to fill my heart with faith in Buddha and live with a happy heart.

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Percentages

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on Percentages for GCSE Grades 4 to 5Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on Multiplying and Dividing Fractions for Foundation GCSESince the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

Easy Spanish Stories For Beginners: 5 Spanish Short Stories For Beginners (With Audio) (Learn Spanish With Stories) (Spanish Edition)

Have you been searching for an effective Spanish language-learning method that can provide you better results than previous strategies?Are the traditional methods of learning Spanish just not cutting it, and you feel that you need more efficient alternatives that you can use on the go?If you feel like answering “Yes” to any of the previous questions, then you will be amazed to know more about this book that we’ve created for you – based on a highly-recommended language-learning method!It has finally arrived. Through Reading while Listening (or RwL), we have changed the way students experience new languages and their learning, providing them with an improved strategy that increases the immersion and enables them to simultaneously develop their reading and listening comprehension while on the go.This book makes effective use of this method to allow readers to read incredible Spanish stories while listening to the audio (you will find the links to the audio within); furthermore, any student - from children to adults - can expect wonderful results with just 20 minutes of daily practice!But how exactly can Easy Spanish Stories for Beginners help you learn Spanish?In this book, you will find the following:A powerful introduction that explains exactly just what you can expect to find within, as well as detailing what the RwL method is about and how to use it5 Amazing Spanish stories that will entertain you while educating you through the Reading while Listening method, boosting your Spanish comprehensionAll stories come with free audio accessA summary of each story – in English and Spanish – so that you can fully understand what you just readA vocabulary list, because we know how hard it can be to understand certain terms and phrasesFinally, a Q&A section so you can test how observant you were and practice your Spanish!So, what are you waiting for, grab a copy of Easy Spanish Stories for Beginners to begin unlocking your language-learning potential to its fullest!

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Ratio

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on Ratio for GCSE Grades 4 to 5Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Solving quadratic equations

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on Solving Quadratic Equations for Higher GCSE Grades 6 to 9Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - 3D Trigononometry

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on 3D Trigonometry for Higher GCSE Grades 6 to 9Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

Churchill and Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Franklin and Winston

Explore the Lives and Relationship of Two Great Leaders: Churchill and RooseveltFree History BONUS Inside!Two captivating manuscripts in one book:Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. ChurchillFranklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDRAny general biography of Churchill and Roosevelt will provide an overview of their greatest achievements, but Winston and Franklin had other goals and desires that are often ignored and forgotten. What were they? They both had a family—a childhood and children of their own—and a phenomenal political career. This book will examine their relationship as well as their individual lives.Some of the topics covered in the first manuscript on Winston Churchill include:Churchill’s Personal LifeHis Mental HealthChildhood and Early EducationMilitary ServiceEarly Political Career and World War IThe Wilderness Years and RearmamentWorld War IIPost-World War II and Second TermThe United States and the Soviet UnionAnd much more!Some of the topics covered in the second manuscript on Franklin D. Roosevelt include:FDR's Childhood and EducationHis Personal LifeEarly Political CareerPolio and Governing of New York1932 Presidential ElectionFirst Term in PresidencySecond Term in PresidencyThird Term in PresidencyRelations with Foreign LeadershipAnd much more!Scroll to the top and select the "BUY NOW" button for instant download

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Histograms

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on Histograms for Higher GCSE Grades 6 to 9Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

Anger Management: Control Your Anger Steps to Control Your Emotions, Be Free From Anxiety and Stress, Build Emotional Intelligence, Improve Self-Control, ... Management, Stress, Emotions, Anxiety)

A clear comprehensive straight to the point guide that can be implemented immediately to help you understand, manage and prevent unhealthy anger.For a limited time only, buy the paperback and get the ebook version for free.While anger is a natural emotion, its effects on your behavior and life can be both, constructive and destructive depending on how you react and respond to it. At its core, anger is a sign that something in the surrounding environment is not right and beneficial to you, and that you need to be more aware of that factor and if you can, take action to improve it. If how you manage the emotion of anger has been a constant concern, but you are not sure of how to approach the problem, this guide will make the problem easier and provide you with the solutions The book provides extremely useful insight into the problem of anger management. It outlines strategies that help you understand, accept, and deal with your anger, build self-control, increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and become a self-assured, calm, poised, self-aware, and wise individual who knows how to deal with his/her emotions as well as those of others, someone capable of successfully navigating through the different emotional phases of life.Begin this journey now so that you become a calmer, happier, and more confident version of yourself.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn…How to understand angerHow to build self controlHow anger affects your bodyHow anger worsens anxietyStress managementCuring your angerManaging emotionsAnd Much, much more!Purchase your copy today! If you struggle with unhealthy anger, stress and anxiety this book can help you.  

Biography of Josiep Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1927 until 1953. He served as both General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.

GCSE Maths Problem Solving Questions Worbook - Cosine Rule

A short Problem Solving Exam Questions Workbook on The Cosine Rule for Higher GCSE Grades 6 to 9Since the UK Department for Education set out that all GCSE Maths assessments should test reasoning, interpreting and problem solving skills in at least half of the GCSE questions, there has been an increasing demand from students to get access to more content for exam practice.This workbook has been put together by Maths teachers to provide students with the level of challenge that can be expected from Maths GCSE examinations.

Rethinking Health Care Ethics

​The goal of this open access book is to develop an approach to clinical health care ethics that is more accessible to, and usable by, health professionals than the now-dominant approaches that focus, for example, on the application of ethical principles. The book elaborates the view that health professionals have the emotional and intellectual resources to discuss and address ethical issues in clinical health care without needing to rely on the expertise of bioethicists. The early chapters review the history of bioethics and explain how academics from outside health care came to dominate the field of health care ethics, both in professional schools and in clinical health care. The middle chapters elaborate a series of concepts, drawn from philosophy and the social sciences, that set the stage for developing a framework that builds upon the individual moral experience of health professionals, that explains the discontinuities between the demands of bioethics and the experience and perceptions of health professionals, and that enables the articulation of a full theory of clinical ethics with clinicians themselves as the foundation. Against that background, the first of three chapters on professional education presents a general framework for teaching clinical ethics; the second discusses how to integrate ethics into formal health care curricula; and the third addresses the opportunities for teaching available in clinical settings. The final chapter, "Empowering Clinicians", brings together the various dimensions of the argument and anticipates potential questions about the framework developed in earlier chapters.

Life in the Medieval University

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of transition in and out of cold war in Eastern Europe and the post-conflict settings of Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine and Cyprus. It is also exploring the pedagogical classroom practices of history teaching and a critical comparison of various possible approaches taken in educational praxis. The book will make compelling reading for students and researchers of education, history, sociology, peace and conflict studies and psychology.

Peripheries at the Centre: Borderland Schooling in Interwar Europe (Contemporary European History Book 27)

Following the Treaty of Versailles, European nation-states were faced with the challenge of instilling national loyalty in their new borderlands, in which fellow citizens often differed dramatically from one another along religious, linguistic, cultural, or ethnic lines. Peripheries at the Centre compares the experiences of schooling in Upper Silesia in Poland and Eupen, Sankt Vith, and Malmedy in Belgium — border regions detached from the German Empire after the First World War. It demonstrates how newly configured countries envisioned borderland schools and language learning as tools for realizing the imagined peaceful Europe that underscored the political geography of the interwar period.

Pursuing Truth: How Gender Shaped Catholic Education at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Cushwa Center Studies of Catholicism in Twentieth-Century America)

In Pursuing Truth, Mary J. Oates explores the roles that religious women played in teaching generations of college and university students amid slow societal change that brought the grudging acceptance of Catholics in public life. Across the twentieth century, Catholic women's colleges modeled themselves on, and sometimes positioned themselves against, elite secular colleges. Oates describes these critical pedagogical practices by focusing on Notre Dame of Maryland University, formerly known as the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, the first Catholic college in the United States to award female students four-year degrees.The sisters and laywomen on the faculty and in the administration at Notre Dame of Maryland persevered in their work while facing challenges from the establishment of the Catholic Church, mainline Protestant churches, and secular institutions. Pursuing Truth presents the stories of the institution's female founders, administrators, and professors whose labors led it through phases of diversification. The pattern of institutional development regarding the place of religious identity, gender and sexuality, and race that Oates finds at Notre Dame of Maryland is a paradigmatic story of change in US higher education. Similarly representative is her account of the school's effort, from the late 1960s to the present, to maintain its identity as a women's liberal arts college.Thanks to generous funding from the Cushwa Center at the University of Notre Dame, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access (OA) volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other Open Access repositories.

Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: An Ethnography of Academia (Transformations)

Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s and gender studies, and its scholars’ and students’ lives?These are the questions tackled by this ground-breaking ethnography of academia inspired by feminist epistemology, Foucault, and science and technology studies. Drawing on data collected over a decade in Portugal and the UK, US and Scandinavia, this title explores different spaces of academic work and sociability, considering both official discourse and ‘corridor talk’. It links epistemic negotiations to the shifting political economy of academic labour, and situates the smallest (but fiercest) departmental negotiations within global relations of unequal academic exchange. Through these links, this timely volume also raises urgent questions about the current state and status of gender studies and the mood of contemporary academia. Indeed, its sobering, yet uplifting, discussion of that mood offers fresh insight into what it means to produce feminist work within neoliberal cultures of academic performativity, demanding increasing productivity.As the first book to analyse how academics talk (publicly or in off-the-record humour) about feminist scholarship, Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship is essential reading for scholars and students in gender studies, LGBTQ studies, post-colonial studies, STS, sociology and education.Winner of the FWSA 2018 Book Prize competitionThe Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315692623, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education: Real World Learning and Innovation across the Curriculum

This open access book critiques real world learning across both the curriculum and extracurricular activities. Drawing on disciplines as diverse as business, health, fashion, sociology and geography, the editors and authors employ a cross-disciplinary approach to examine how this concept is being applied in higher education. Divided into three parts, the authors and contributors analyse broader applications of real world learning, student experience of practicing in a real world setting, and how learning strategies can be employed to engage students in real world learning. The editors and contributors provide up-to-date, cross-disciplinary and international insights into how real world learning could be integrated into the higher education curriculum to support effective, relevant and life-long learning for 21st century students.

Faith and Secularisation in Religious Colleges and Universities

This book is a detailed study of higher education institutions affiliated to particular religions. It considers the debates surrounding academic freedom, institutional governance, educational policy, mission and identity together with institutions’ relations with the state and their wider communities. A wide range of institutions are examined, including: Christian, Islamic and Jewish universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Essentially, this volume questions whether such institutions can be both religious and a ‘university’ and also considers the appropriate role of religious faith within colleges and universities.

SAMPLER: LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS: STRATEGY, EVIDENCE AND PRACTICE

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS: STRATEGY, EVIDENCE and PRACTICE provides a comprehensive and thematic overview of the thinking, research evidence and practice of strategic L&D in organisations. It covers both strategic and operational practice dimensions, to help students of L&D and HRM to acquire a deep understanding of the field and to inform the practice of L&D professionals by identifying the best available evidence on L&D practices and by providing them with guidelines for action. It builds on the core operational building blocks of L&D and goes beyond these to take a strategic perspective, emphasising the contribution of L&D to organisational and financial performance and the need to align formal and informal L&D with business objectives. Each chapter incorporates pedagogical features to enable the student or practitioner to apply the concepts to organisational life, link theory to practice and signpost readers to the best available evidence on L&D practices. Specifically: Succinct and concise explanations of Key Concepts found within the field of L&D; Critical Reflection exercises that help the reader to engage with key concepts and debates within the field; A Best Available Evidence to Inform Practice feature to summarise the results of meta-analysis and systematic / integrative reviews in a manner that is accessible to practitioners; Two Case Studies as examples of application to practice relevant to the chapter’s content – and, the end of each chapter, a longer case study with questions that provide an opportunity for classroom-based and practitioner discussion; Recommended Further Reading to allow the reader to enhance their understanding of the chapter content; A Glossary to provide students and practitioners with easy access to definitions of the key concepts used throughout the book, as well as other important L&D terms. The book is divided into three key sections, which cover different aspects of L&D: Section One: Concepts and Context of L&D in Organisations: Chapter 1 discusses the concepts of L&D, the external and internal context of L&D and the key dimensions of strategic L&D in organisations. Chapters 2 and 3 introduce readers to the key theoretical and conceptual foundations of strategic L&D, and its key components, including strategy processes, roles and resources; Section Two: Theory and Practice of L&D: Chapters 4 to 14 explain the main theories, concepts, models and practices that underpin strategic L&D in organisations. This section covers a wide range of issues that L&D practitioners need to better understand the design, delivery and evaluation of L&D in organisations; Section Three: Developing the L&D Professional and the Future Role of L&D: Chapters 15 and 16cover the changing roles of L&D practitioners in organisations, their competence development, professional ethics and the future of strategic L&D, including potential new roles and forms of L&D. LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS: STRATEGY, EVIDENCE and PRACTICE is published in association with the Irish Institute of Training and Development and aims to set the agenda for L&D professionals in the future. It is a significant update to the best-selling MAKING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT WORK.

Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.

Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT: A Guide to the ITTNC

This practical guide to using ICT in the primary classroom addresses all the concerns of student teachers and provides plenty of ideas and advice on how to incorporate ICT into classroom practice on a daily basis. The authors bring together theory and practice to help prospective and new teachers acquire and develop the skills required for using ICT effectively.Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT is split into three sections which will:help assess the readers' ICT skills, knowledge and understandingdiscuss ways of incorporating ICT for teaching across the primary curriculumhelp the reader to think about ICT and their own professional learning and development.This book will be an invaluable resource for all student teachers on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees on these courses and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

Working life and learning

This 25-hour free course explored ways to reflect on and improve learning at work, and encouraged critical thinking about work-based learning.

Education in Scotland: Policy and Practice from Pre-School to Secondary

Education in Scotland is markedly different from what happens in the rest of the UK - with a different National Curriculum, school boards to oversee school management and a General Teaching Council which has been in existence since 1965. Whilst there are many examples of successful and innovative practice in Scotland, the system is quite often not recognised as different by writers who talk about the UK education system as if it were one smooth whole. This book describes recent developments in both legislation and practice in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the English system. Chapters cover: * administration and management * the professional competence of teachers * early years education provision * the 'National Curriculum' in Scotland * Secondary Education * Special Educational Needs

Gender and Lifelong Learning: Critical Feminist Engagements

This insightful book is ideal for students, researchers and policy makers wanting a sound overview of the critical issues of gender in lifelong learning. Asking pertinent questions relating to discourses on policy, the authors offer the reader a rare view of lifelong learning from a gender-focused perspective, filling a gap in the literature and moving current debate on into new areas. Questions addressed include:To what extent can the policy discourses and institutional contexts of lifelong learning be seen as masculinised and/or feminised?What are the gender implications of lifelong learning policy?In what ways are learners’ identities constructed through lifelong learning?Does lifelong learning provide opportunities to challenge or transgress gender binaries?What are the implications for practice?

Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called ‘Open Science.’

Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia: Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet ... Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 27)

This book presents an overview of the main research findings and case studies concerning education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies. Focusing on India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam, it discusses government and business sector responses to these issues and how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems and institutions are addressing both the renewal of curricula in the context of green growth dynamics, and patterns of training and skills development to meet demands. In addition, the book examines cross-country issues, concerns and prospects regarding education and skills for inclusive growth and green jobs for the four countries. These include critical themes and issues in the selected industry sectors triggering a demand for green jobs in the region; how industry is responding to those demands; areas impeding the transition from traditional to green practices; the importance of skills development; the role of TVET in addressing industry needs; and reasons for the slow response of TVET to green skills.While other studies conducted in Asia – and internationally - on the same topic have largely relied on secondary sources, this study conducted by the Asian Development Bank and the Education University of Hong Kong (ADB-EdUHK) is unique in that the findings, conclusions and recommendations reported on are based on primary data. As part of the study, TVET providers, business enterprises, policy makers and practitioners were surveyed using questionnaires and face-to-face interviews. In addition, workshops were held in each of the four countries to ascertain the views of key stakeholders in government, nongovernment organisations, members of the international development community, TVET providers and members of the business sector.The book also provides summaries of the case studies undertaken for India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam. 

The Psychology of Study Success in Universities

Universities around the world are under increasing pressure to maintain high levels of graduation and to make study processes as efficient as possible, with teachers and students struggling to meet the expectations placed upon them as a result. The Psychology of Study Success in Universities asks whether it is possible to meet these demands at the same time as protecting the well-being of students. Drawing on an extensive and detailed analysis of study success in universities in Finland, the authors of this thought-provoking work argue that universities should be more concerned with students’ satisfaction and place greater weight on students’ perceptions of the elements that enhance or hinder their success.The book provides a multi-dimensional picture of the student-related and teaching-related factors that promote study success. Giving voice to graduate students, including those enrolled on a PhD, the authors look at the resources that students have at their disposal in order to establish what inspires and motivates the students, what slows them down, and what kinds of experiences students have of successful studies. Määttä and Uusiautti present a wealth of high-quality research showing that good teaching and successful study processes can be secured by immediate and caring interaction, flexible and student-centred teaching and supervision, and interdisciplinary collaboration between teachers. The Psychology of Study Success in Universities is essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education and psychology, as well as for those interested in positive psychology, student well-being and pedagogical studies.

Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 21)

This book deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. In an increasing number of countries, it is at the top of the policy and research agenda ranking among the possible ways to redress the glaring lack of relevant academic and vocational qualifications and to promote the development of competences and certification procedures which recognise different types of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders. The volume is also premised on an understanding of a learning society, in which all social and cultural groups, irrespective of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, mental health difficulties are entitled to quality learning throughout their lives. Overall the thrust is to see the importance of recognising non-formal and informal learning as part of the larger movement for re-directing education and training for change. This change is one that builds on an equitable society and economy and on sustainable development principles and values such as respect for others, respect for difference and diversity, exploration and dialogue.

A New Approach to Research Ethics: Using Guided Dialogue to Strengthen Research Communities

A New Approach to Research Ethics is a clear, practical and useful guide to the ethical issues faced by researchers today. Examining the theories of ethical decision-making and applying these theories to a range of situations within a research career and process, this text offers a broader perspective on how ethics can be a positive force in strengthening the research community.Drawing upon a strong selection of challenging case studies, this text offers a new approach to engage with ethical issues and provides the reader with:a broader view on research ethics in practice, capturing both different stages of research careers and multiple tasks within that career, including supervision and research assessmentsthoughts on questions such as increasing globalisation, open science and intensified competitionan increased understanding of undertaking research in a world of new technologiesan extension of research ethics to a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approachan introduction to a ‘guided dialogue’ method, which helps to identify and engage with ethical issues individually and as a research community. A New Approach to Research Ethics allows for self-reflection and provides guidance for professional development in an increasingly competitive area. Full of valuable guidance for the researcher and ethical decision-maker, this is an essential text for postgraduate students, senior academics and developers of training courses on ethics for researchers.

Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics

How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such institutional contexts to effect change outside the academy. Democracy's Children considers the historical trajectory that produced current intellectual practices. McGowan links the growing prestige of "culture" since 1800 to the growth of democracy and the obsession with modernity and explores how intellectuals became both custodians and creators of culture. Caught between fears of culture's irrelevance and dreams of its omnipotence, intellectuals pursue a cultural politics that aims for wide-ranging social transformations. For better or worse, McGowan says, the humanities are now tied to culture and to the university. The opportunities and frustrations attendant on this partnership resonate with the larger successes and failures of contemporary democratic societies. His purpose in this collection of essays is to illuminate the conditions under which intellectuals in a democracy work and at the same time to promote intellectual activities that further democratic ideals.

The Gender-Sensitive University: A Contradiction in Terms? (Routledge Research in Gender and Society)

The Gender-Sensitive University explores the prevailing forces that pose obstacles to driving a gender-sensitive university, which include the emergence of far-right movements that seek to subvert advances towards gender equality and managerialism that promotes creeping corporatism. This book demonstrates that awareness of gender equality and gender sensitivity are essential for pulling contemporary academia back from the brink. New forms of leadership are fundamental to reforming our institutions. The concept of a gender-sensitive university requires re-envisioning academia to meet these challenges, as does a different engagement of men and a shift towards fluidity in how gender is formulated and performed. Academia can only be truly gender sensitive if, learning from the past, it can avoid repeating the same mistakes and addressing existing and new biases. The book chapters analyse these challenges and advocate the possibilities to ‘fix it forward’ in all areas.Representing ten EU countries and multiple disciplines, contributors to this volume highlight the evidence of persistent gender inequalities in academia, while advocating a blueprint for addressing them. The book will be of interest to a global readership of students, academics, researchers, practitioners, academic and political leaders and policymakers who share an interest in what it takes to establish gender-sensitive universities.This book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning

This book weaves together different strands of research in the area of lifelong learning that concentrates particularly on learning in alternative settings and ways, such experiential learning and informal and community learning. Drawing upon international research, the book examines how these strands of research can contribute to each other. The contributions to this book are based on material presented at a conference at the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, UK, and they focus on research into key issues of policy and practice in lifelong learning. Establishing a wider framework for debate about the meaning and significance of lifelong learning, this timely and thought-provoking book provides practitioners in the field with a relevant and current discussion on some very important ideas about non-formal education.

Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences, and Innovation

This open access book examines how the social sciences can be integrated into the praxis of engineering and science, presenting unique perspectives on the interplay between engineering and social science. Motivated by the report by the Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Association of Arts and Sciences, which emphasizes the importance of social sciences and Humanities in technical fields, the essays and papers collected in this book were presented at the NSF-funded workshop ‘Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences and Innovation’, which brought together a singular collection of people, topics and disciplines. The book is split into three parts:                A. Meeting at the Middle: Challenges to educating at the boundaries covers experiments in combining engineering education and the social sciences;                B. Engineers Shaping Human Affairs: Investigating the interaction between social sciences and engineering, including the cult of innovation, politics of engineering, engineering design and future of societies; and                 C. Engineering the Engineers: Investigates thinking about design  with papers on the art and science of science and engineering  practice.          

Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education: Scanning and Scoping the Territory (ICME-13 Monographs)

This engaging open access book discusses how a values and valuing perspective can facilitate a more effective mathematics pedagogical experience, and allows readers to explore multiple applications of the values perspective across different education systems. It also clearly shows that teaching mathematics involves not only reasoning and feelings, but also students’ interactions with their cultural setting and each other.The book brings together the work of world leaders and new thinkers in mathematics educational research to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics. Addressing themes such as discovering hidden cultural values, a multicultural society and methodological issues in the investigation of values in mathematics, it stimulates readers to consider these topics in cross-cultural ways, and offers suggestions for research and classroom practice.It is a valuable resource for scholars of mathematics education, from early childhood through to higher education and an inspiring read for all mathematics teachers.

Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs: Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 55)

This open access book analyzes the main drivers that are influencing the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific and identifies the implications for education and training in the region. It also assesses how education and training philosophies, curricula, and pedagogy can be reshaped to produce workers with the skills required to meet the emerging demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.The book’s 40 articles cover a wide range of topics and reflect the diverse perspectives of the eminent policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who authored them. To maximize its potential impact, this Springer-Asian Development Bank co-publication has been made available as open access.

Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level: State-of-the-art and Looking Ahead (ICME-13 Topical Surveys)

This topical survey focuses on research in tertiary mathematics education, a field that has experienced considerable growth over the last 10 years. Drawing on the most recent journal publications as well as the latest advances from recent high-quality conference proceedings, our review culls out the following five emergent areas of interest: mathematics teaching at the tertiary level; the role of mathematics in other disciplines; textbooks, assessment and students’ studying practices; transition to the tertiary level; and theoretical-methodological advances. We conclude the survey with a discussion of some potential directions for future research in this new and rapidly evolving domain of inquiry.

Collaboration in Designing a Pedagogical Approach in Information Literacy (Springer Texts in Education)

This Open Access book combines expertise in information literacy with expertise in education and teaching to share tips and tricks for the development of good information literacy teaching and training in universities and libraries. It draws on research, knowledge and pedagogical practice from academia, to teach students how to sift through information to be able to distinguish the important and correct from the unusable. It discusses basic concepts and models of information literacy, as well as strategies for accessing, locating and retrieving information and methods suitable for the assessment and management of information. The book explains many concepts connected to information literacy and discusses pedagogical issues with a view to supporting the practitioner. Each chapter examines one aspect of information literacy, discusses the pedagogical challenges involved and provides suggestions for best practice.

The Troika of Adult Learners, Lifelong Learning, and Mathematics: Learning from Research, Current Paradoxes, Tensions and Promotional Strategies (ICME-13 Topical Surveys)

This bookpresents a synopsis of six emerging themes in adult mathematics/numeracy and acritical discussion of recent developments in terms of policies, provisions, andthe emerging challenges, paradoxes and tensions. It also offers an extensivereview of the literature adult mathematics education. Why do adults want tolearn mathematics? Did they enjoy mathematics at school so much that they wantto continue? NO! Most of these adults have to learn mathematics because it ispart of a formal qualification they need, because their job demands the abilityto apply mathematics, or because they need basic numeracy in their daily lives.Lastly, the authors discuss five potential strategies to promote lifelonglearning of mathematics among adult learners.

Becoming a World-Class University: The case of King Abdulaziz University

This book written by international experts in the field of educational innovation is a guide for universities to become world-class universities. It contributes to the current international intellectual debate on the future of higher education. It also tells the story of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and its effort to become a world-class university. The book discusses excellence in different aspects such as education, research, community services, strategic planning, knowledge economy and international cooperation.

Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities

On May 21, 2010, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt posted the following provocative questions online:“Can an algorithm edit a journal? Can a library exist without books? Can students build and manage their own learning management platforms? Can a conference be held without a program? Can Twitter replace a scholarly society?”As recently as the mid-2000s, questions like these would have been unthinkable. But today serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren’t becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked. Sympathetic scholars of traditionally disparate disciplines are canceling their association memberships and building their own networks on Facebook and Twitter. Journals are being compiled automatically from self-published blog posts. Newly minted PhDs are forgoing the tenure track for alternative academic careers that blur the lines between research, teaching, and service. Graduate students are looking beyond the categories of the traditional CV and building expansive professional identities and popular followings through social media. Educational technologists are “punking” established technology vendors by rolling out their own open source infrastructure.Here, in Hacking the Academy, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt have gathered a sampling of the answers to their initial questions from scores of engaged academics who care deeply about higher education. These are the responses from a wide array of scholars, presenting their thoughts and approaches with a vibrant intensity, as they explore and contribute to ongoing efforts to rebuild scholarly infrastructure for a new millennium.

Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age (SpringerBriefs in Education)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book describes the history, structure and institutions of open and distance education in six countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. It discusses how open and distance education is evolving in a digital age to reflect the needs and circumstances of national higher education systems in these countries, and explores the similarities and differences between the ways in which they are organized and structured. It is the first book to make such comparisons and draw conclusions about the nature of open and distance education in the context of various national higher education systems.  In a digital era with growing use of online education as well as open and distance education, this book is particularly useful for policy-makers and senior administrators who want to learn about organizing and expanding open and distance education provision. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, academics and students interested in understanding the different approaches to open and distance education.

Traditions in German-Speaking Mathematics Education Research (ICME-13 Monographs)

This open access book shares revealing insights into the development of mathematics education research in Germany from 1976 (ICME 3 in Karlsruhe) to 2016 (ICME 13 in Hamburg). How did mathematics education research evolve in the course of these four decades? Which ideas and people were most influential, and how did German research interact with the international community?These questions are answered by scholars from a range of fields and in ten thematic sections: (1) a short survey of the development of educational research on mathematics in German speaking countries (2) subject-matter didactics, (3) design science and design research, (4) modelling, (5) mathematics and Bildung 1810 to 1850, (6) Allgemeinbildung, Mathematical Literacy, and Competence Orientation (7) theory traditions, (8) classroom studies, (9) educational research and (10) large-scale studies. During the time span presented here, profound changes took place in German-speaking mathematics education research. Besides the traditional fields of activity like subject-matter didactics or design science, completely new areas also emerged, which are characterized by various empirical approaches and a closer connection to psychology, sociology, epistemology and general education research. Each chapter presents a respective area of mathematics education in Germany and analyzes its relevance for the development of the research community, not only with regard to research findings and methods but also in terms of interaction with the educational system. One of the central aspects in all chapters concerns the constant efforts to find common ground between mathematics and education. In addition, readers can benefit from this analysis by comparing the development shown here with the mathematical education research situation in their own country.

Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education (ICME-13 Monographs)

The purpose of this Open Access compendium, written by experienced researchers in mathematics education, is to serve as a resource for early career researchers in furthering their knowledge of the state of the field and disseminating their research through publishing. To accomplish this, the book is split into four sections: Empirical Methods, Important Mathematics Education Themes, Academic Writing and Academic Publishing, and a section Looking Ahead.The chapters are based on workshops that were presented in the Early Career Researcher Day at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). The combination of presentations on methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives shaping the field in mathematics education research, as well as the strong emphasis on academic writing and publishing, offered strong insight into the theoretical and empirical bases of research in mathematics education for early career researchers in this field. Based on these presentations, the book provides a state-of-the-art overview of important theories from mathematics education and the broad variety of empirical approaches currently widely used in mathematics education research. This compendium supports early career researchers in selecting adequate theoretical approaches and adopting the most appropriate methodological approaches for their own research. Furthermore, it helps early career researchers in mathematics education to avoid common pitfalls and problems while writing up their research and it provides them with an overview of the most important journals for research in mathematics education, helping them to select the right venue for publishing and disseminating their work.

Interdisciplining Digital Humanities: Boundary Work in an Emerging Field

Interdisciplining Digital Humanities sorts through definitions and patterns of practice over roughly sixty-five years of work, providing an overview for specialists and a general audience alike. It is the only book that tests the widespread claim that Digital Humanities is interdisciplinary. By examining the boundary work of constructing, expanding, and sustaining a new field, it depicts both the ways this new field is being situated within individual domains and dynamic cross-fertilizations that are fostering new relationships across academic boundaries. It also accounts for digital reinvigorations of “public humanities” in cultural heritage institutions of museums, archives, libraries, and community forums.

Higher Education Reforms in Romania: Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges

Romania is an active player in various international higher education areas, while undergoing a series of higher education reforms within its national framework. The Higher Education Evidence Based Policy Making: a necessary premise for progress in Romania project was implemented by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) in the timeframe February 2012 – February 2014, being co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme “Administrative Capacity Development”. The project aimed to increase the capacity of public administration for evidence-based policy making in the field of higher education, while focusing on good practices at international level and impact assessment. With the contribution of the national and international experts, the project has generated a number of analysis and studies on the existing higher education public policies (quality assurance, internationalisation, equity, data collection, the Bologna Process, financing of higher education). Based on the results of the project, the book will reunite a number of policy research articles which would tap into the innovative aspects of the project's activities and provide a concise overview of what good practices can be drawn from the empirical research conducted in this project. The book will therefore aim to improve the information on Romanian higher education reforms, as well as on the concrete evidence-based policy proposals which could be transformed into future policy solutions in the Romanian higher education system.

The Change Laboratory for Teacher Training in Entrepreneurship Education: A New Skills Agenda for Europe (SpringerBriefs in Education)

This open access book illustrates a new type of formative intervention for in-service teacher training in entrepreneurship education. The book describes a Change Laboratory and shows how teachers and workshop assistants develop the idea of a multidisciplinary project entailing the design of a self-service and parking lot in a dismissed area close to the city centre. The multidisciplinary project is taken as example of how an idea is debated and turned into collective action and change, the very essence of initiative and entrepreneurship. The Change Laboratory thus increases the participation of students, teachers and stakeholders in the school towards a new curriculum through the implementation of a multidisciplinary project connecting school with the world outside and working life.The book features a foreword by Luke Pittaway, USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of 2018. The manuscript discusses key concepts of Cultural Historical Activity Theory’s Change Laboratory as a formative intervention in a coherent and accessible manner. Beyond that it carefully illustrates how the Change Laboratory and its principles of double stimulation and ascending from the abstract to the concrete can be used as a theory of change to address one of the difficult and new demands of the European Union’s New Skills Agenda. The author takes the reader through the expansive learning journey and uses strong evidence to show how a new object can be developed, and how associated tensions and contradictions can be surfaced and tackled by actors with a partially shared object, and how a new concept can be formed and enriched through implementation and reflection in a manner that generates collective transformative agency. (Reviewer)This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 654101.

Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship: 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management)

This open access book presents the proceedings of the 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering held at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, on September 16–17, 2019. Intended to foster the synergies between research and education, the conference is one of the joint activities of the BITS Pilani and TU Braunschweig conducted under the auspices of Indo-German Center for Sustainable Manufacturing, established in 2009. The book is divided into three sections: engineering, education and entrepreneurship, covering a range of topics, such as renewable energy forecasting, design & simulation, Industry 4.0, and soft & intelligent sensors for energy efficiency. It also includes case studies on lean and green manufacturing, and life cycle analysis of ceramic products, as well as papers on teaching/learning methods based on the use of learning factories to improve students’problem-solving and personal skills. Moreover, the book discusses high-tech ideas to help the large number of unemployed engineering graduates looking for jobs become tech entrepreneurs. Given its broad scope, it will appeal to academics and industry professionals alike.

Common Core Standards and World War II: A Literary Veteran's Day Observance

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general and commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, established a committee in 1954 to plan a Veterans Day observance. This day honors all veterans of the United States and is held each year on November 11 with a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and followed by a parade of colors. In 2015, the United States and the world will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory in Europe occurred on May 8, 1945, but the official end of the war came when Japan surrendered to the United States on August 15, 1945. Some students may have family members who remember World War II, but most only know the hardships both at home and in foreign war zones through books they read. The novels presented in this guide give them a glimpse of the events on the home front in the United States after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and what was happening in Europe and Asia before and after the United States entered the war. 

Indigenous Pathways, Transitions and Participation in Higher Education: From Policy to Practice

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book brings together contributions by researchers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, professionals and citizens who have an interest in or experience of Indigenous pathways and transitions into higher education. University is not for everyone, but a university should be for everyone. To a certain extent, the choice not to participate in higher education should be respected given that there are other avenues and reasons to participate in education and employment that are culturally, socially and/or economically important for society. Those who choose to pursue higher education should do so knowing that there are multiple pathways into higher education and, once there, appropriate support is provided for a successful transition.The book outlines the issues of social inclusion and equity in higher education, and the contributions draw on real-world experiences to reflect the different approaches and strategies currently being adopted. Focusing on research, program design, program evaluation, policy initiatives and experiential narrative accounts, the book critically discusses issues concerning widening participation.

Vocational Teacher Education in Central Asia: Developing Skills and Facilitating Success (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 28)

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The volume presents papers on vocational education, project-based learning and science didactic approaches, illustrating with sample cases, and with a special focus on Central Asian states. Thematically embedded in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the book examines the following main topics: project-based learning (PBL), specific didactics with a linkage to food technologies and laboratory didactics, media and new technologies in TVET, evaluation of competencies including aspects of measurement, examination issues, and labour market and private sector issues in TVET, and research methods with a focus on empirical research and the role of scientific networks. It presents outcomes from TVET programmes at various universities, colleges, and teacher training institutes in Central Asia.  

Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Book 19)

Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, which in recent years has been the engine of global economic growth , this volume surveys trends and prospects in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with particular reference to achieving inclusive growth and the greening of economies. Underlying the increasing pressure for new models of TVET provision is the rapid pace of technological change, demand for a work force which is highly responsive to evolving needs and a transforming market place that calls for higher order skills and lifelong learning. The book proposes a re-engineered, modernized TVET system that fosters an innovative approach which enhances the employability of workers as well as the sustainability of their livelihoods. The book includes contributions from leading policy makers, researchers, and practitioners, including those in the private sector in analyzing and forecasting the most urgent priorities in skills development. The book argues for creative approaches to TVET design and delivery particularly with a view to improve job prospects , and meeting the goals of inclusion, sustainable development and social cohesion. Addressing issues such as the chronic mismatches between skills acquired and actual skills required in the work place, the volume proposes diversified approaches towards workforce development and partnerships with the private sector to improve the quality and relevance of skills development . The new imperatives created by ‘greening’ economies and responses required in skills development and training are addressed. Developing TVET is a high priority for governments in the Asia Pacific region as they seek to achieve long-term sustainable growth since the .continued success of their economic destinies depend on it. The volume also includes an emerging framework for skills development for inclusive and sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region.

The Essential Student Survival Guide: How to Survive Your Studies & Your Family (without going mad)

This is a short, tongue in cheek, survival guide for working parents trying to manage their studies, children, work and personal lives. It lists 50 life lessons from a veteran student who has been studying for over 20 years. She still does not know what she wants to do when she grows up. If you only implement one life hack or useful piece of advice, then this was a useful read.Enjoy the book without taking it too seriously. You can either read it cover to cover or dip in and out of it. The book has been written in conjunction with DoctoralNet; an online coaching programme for postgraduate students around the world.Prudence Moneypenny is a pen name but she is a real person and a graduate of the Open University, Trinity College Dublin.The book contains useful hints, tips and shortcuts to navigating the challenging life of a mature student. There are some affiliate links in the book however, they are for recommended software that the author personally uses."Gotta love Prudence’s brand of solid ideas with irreverent humour. Her writing is personal, direct and chuck full of practical tips. In a "tell it like it was" way she unpacks difficult concepts such as: juggling a complex “student/parent” life with time management ideas, strategically negotiating university systems to make them work in your favour, and how to keep one’s sanity by working smart in a precarious computerized world.Dive in for a quick look or read it from cover to cover (like we did). Get a glimpse into her reality as Prudence shares an incredible amount of useful information to use in the day to day happenings and routines of life. We believe you will leave this volume with a changed perspective and broader understanding that yes, while the parent/student road will be bumpy; it is doable. Here is how one middle aged lady has made it work for her."Prof. E Alana James and Margie Milenkiewicz, Owners DoctoralNet Ltd

Count and Trace Numbers and Shapes

34 colorful pages of count and trace worksheets. Perfect for working with children on shapes, colors, and numbers.

ABC Handwriting: Beginner's Practice

Prepare your child for school with ABC Handwriting: Beginner's Practice.ABC Handwriting: Beginner's Practice Imagined by a Kid is a staple for every household with a young kid. It is easy to follow and makes it fun to learn. Imagined by a 6 year old Kindergarten student who has a love for learning, and wants to share it with the world. What your child will learn with your help:* The letters of the Alphabet* How to distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters* How to write each letter * A healthy food choice for each letter* Ten or more words for each letter* PositivityWhat’s inside:* Fruit and Vegetable drawings done by 6 year old Aria* A fun surprise * Fun colors* A motivational quote to match each letter* Writing practice space* Scan QR code for digital download (code valid until 12/31/2021)* A note from your authorWe’ve created a fun surprise activity inside (hint: see page 4). Your child will want to keep learning just to figure it out, so pay close attention to the bottom of each page.***Extra handwriting pages included for unlimited learning and practice.***Get your copy today by clicking the “BUY NOW” button right now!

Mike and His Crew

There really is a magic formula to help your kids learn new skills. A secret? Make it a game! By playing, you develop your child and consolidate the ideas of the book in the child's memory.Want to preview the book before buying it on Amazon? Visit us at https://letStel.netWant a personalized copy of this book (change the child avatar, name, and gender)? Then visit us at https://letStel.net