Reviews: Education systems

10 reviews found for "Education systems"
Book review : Education policy in Britain
This is a book review of Education policy in Britain by Clyde Chitty, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009, ISBN 9780230222786. It was reviewed by Brian Poole of Sohar University (Oman) on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book steeped in both history and politics, its contents span the period from 1945 virtually up to the present day. It begins with a chapter on why education matters The following three chapters provide a potted history, moving...
Book review : Gender in primary and secondary education : a handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders
This is a book review of Gender in primary and secondary education: a handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders by Ramya Subrahmanian, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2007, ISBN 9780850928648. It was reviewed by Dr Christine Bold of Liverpool Hope University for ESCalate. The book provides an overview of the rationales that have informed policy development in girls’ education and encourages a change towards a rights–based...
Book review : Gender, HIV/AIDS and the status of teachers: Report of the third Commonwealth Teachers Research Symposium
This is a book review of Gender, HIV/AIDS and the status of teachers: Report of the third Commonwealth Teachers Research Symposium by Roli Degazon-Johnson, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928907. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. This Commonwealth conference is reported as five sessions, dealing with teacher mobility, the impact of HIV/AIDS of education and...
Book review : Key issues in education policy
This is a book review of Key issues in education policy by Stephen Ward and Christine Eden, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847874665. It was reviewed by Christian Beighton of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates reading Education Studies or a degree in education which does not lead to qualified teacher status. Ten chapters cover such central concerns as education...
Book review : Low-cost private education : impacts on achieving universal primary education
This is a book review of Low-cost private education : impacts on achieving universal primary education by Ian Smith et al., published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928808. It was reviewed by Margaret Smith on behalf of ESCalate. The book is based on a study of low-cost private schools in India, Nigeria and Uganda. Methodological challenges facing the study clearly identified, for example, the differences in categorisation...
Book review : Primary school teacher deployment : a comparative study
This is a book review of Primary school teacher deployment : a comparative study edited by Fatimah Kelleher and published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928839. It was reviewed by Mark Jenkins of the University of Winchester, on behalf of ESCalate. By considering the teacher deployment strategies of four Commonwealth countries the book examines UNESCO’s ideal of Universal Primary Education at both an administrative and...
Book review : The death of progressive education : how teachers lost control of the classroom
This is a book review of The death of progressive education : how teachers lost control of the classroom by Roy Lowe, published by Routledge in 2007, ISBN 9780415359726. It was reviewed by Ms Anne Anderson of ESCalate at the University of Bristol. Roy Lowe tackles the history of popular education in the UK and how the teaching profession ‘lost control of its own destiny’. Lowe implies those best poised to answer are those in the teaching...
Book review : The university and Its disciplines
This is a book review of The university and Its disciplines edited by Carolin Kreber and published by Routledge in 2008, ISBN 9780415965217. It was reviewed by Fran Beaton of the University of Kent on behalf of ESCalate. The focus here is on the social and intellectual purposes of higher education, the interrelationship of the academy and the wider world and the tensions between the development of discipline-specific and discipline-transcendent...
Book review : Whose degree is it anyway? : why, how and where universities are failing our students
This is a book review of Whose degree is it anyway? : why, how and where universities are failing our students by Robert J. Naylor, ISBN 9780955698705. It was reviewed by Joanna Williams of the University of Kent on behalf of ESCalate. Naylor, a professor of pharmacology who continues to teach undergraduate and post-graduate students, argues that teaching is being relegated in the demand for universities to fulfil political goals relating to...
Book Review: Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years
Book Review: Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years. This book encourages examination and reflection of practice . Influential thinkers like Froebel, Steiner and Montessori are discussed, but also other newer approaches like New Zealand's Te Whariki framework. Chapters are written by various educational experts. Overall, this is considered an excellent book for today's graduates