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Critical Awareness in Language Teacher Development

Initial English Language Teacher Education : International Perspectives on Research, Curriculum and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Objectives Describe and discuss the interface between teacher training and teacher development. Explore and inform innovative and principled techniques for enhancing teacher...

Concluding Remarks: The Case for Affect Theory

Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein is the Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA, where he is Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice. Apart from Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse, he has published four books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has served as an associate editor of the Comparative Education Review, and parliamentarian to the Board of Directors of the Comparative and International Education Society. He also is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the Scholars at Risk Network, an international organization of over 500 universities around the world, dedicated to protecting scholars in danger while promoting academic freedom advocacy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse : Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Making the Case This project began with the premise that the uncritical embrace of educational modernism on the part of comparative education scholars has restricted the field’s relevance and importance. The paradox of the modernist...

Introduction: Comparative Education and the Case for Affect Theory

Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein is the Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA, where he is Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice. Apart from Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse, he has published four books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has served as an associate editor of the Comparative Education Review, and parliamentarian to the Board of Directors of the Comparative and International Education Society. He also is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the Scholars at Risk Network, an international organization of over 500 universities around the world, dedicated to protecting scholars in danger while promoting academic freedom advocacy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse : Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I am a beneficiary and a casualty of Western educational modernism. For much of my life, school has been a source of refuge and comfort. I have had teachers I have idolized because of their care, intellect, and passion for ideas. Their love...

Investigating the Effectiveness of a Community-Based Activity on Community-Service Attitudes

Jennifer M. Barton

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Jennifer M. Barton

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Jody S. Nicholson

Jody S. Nicholson is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of North Florida, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Heather Barnes Truelove

Heather Barnes Truelove

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Community-Based Transformational Learning : An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Student Experiences and Challenges

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In her Social Psychology syllabus, Bridget saw she was required to complete a community-based experience. She was leery—what exactly did this mean? She hesitantly signed up for a Habitat for Humanity build. As the semester went on, Bridget...

Internal Changes and the Workings of Education Systems

David Scott

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David Scott is Professor of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Charles Posner

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Charles Posner was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, Founding Director of the Instituto de Investigación Educativa y Desarrollo de Nayarit, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Mexico and Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK. He is also a consultant on education reform programmes for the Ministry of Education, Mexico, and Associate Fellow of the Virtual University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He is co-author, with David Scott, Charles Posner and Elsa Guzmán, of Interventions in Education Systems (Bloomsbury, 2014) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elsa Guzman

Elsa Guzman is a member of the Institute of Adult Education, Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Interventions in Education Systems : Reform and Development

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In trying to understand how interventions in education systems work, in the first instance we need to remind ourselves of the principal elements of a public educational practice, namely, that it comprises the state's deployment of human...

Being Reflective: Skills and Techniques

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...To explain the importance of reflecting on practice in the early years.To identify the skills and characteristics needed to be a reflective practitioner.To discuss a range of reflective models/cycles. Chapter 1 highlighted...

Teacher Education and Development for Bilingual Education

Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...Introduction There is a great variability across Europe in initial teacher training practices and in ideas of what preparing to teach should mean. Continuing professional development also takes many forms, too numerous...

Overview of Childhood (USA)

Cindy Dell Clark

Cindy Dell Clark is Associate Professor at Rutgers University, Camden, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The United States is the only nation worldwide that has not ratified the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Whereas institutions in many signatory countries have reoriented toward children’s rights and children...
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...Do teachers have accurate beliefs about their effort and ability? This paper explores this through a survey experiment in public-private partnership schools in Uganda, wherein teacher self-beliefs are contrasted with their beliefs about...

Bibliometric Data and World University Rankings Systems: Self-Loathing and the Devastation of the University and the Professoriate

Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein is the Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA, where he is Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice. Apart from Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse, he has published four books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has served as an associate editor of the Comparative Education Review, and parliamentarian to the Board of Directors of the Comparative and International Education Society. He also is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the Scholars at Risk Network, an international organization of over 500 universities around the world, dedicated to protecting scholars in danger while promoting academic freedom advocacy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse : Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction One of the many ironies of my professional life that I am forced to perpetually confront is the fact that the number of readers who have read the sum total of my published work over a forty-year period is significantly dwarfed...