Education: Evaluation, Reform and Policy

Edited by John E. Kesner

ISBN: 978-960-9549-70-7, 254 pages

First published in 2012 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 50€ (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30€

 


Table of Contents

1.

Educational Evaluation, Reform and Policy in an Age of Internationalization

1

 

John E. Kesner

 

Part I: Societal and Political Influences

2.

Misconceptions and Misinformation about Education in Canada

Ron Phillips

7

3.

Local Politicians’ Perspectives of Education for Citizenship in Scotland: Is there a Secure Foundation for Youth Political Literacy in Scotland?

Margaret Penketh

17

Part II: Evaluation and Reform

4.

Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools: A Diagnostic and Conceptual Framework

Olajide O. Agunloye

31

5.

Barriers to the Implementation of whole School Evaluation at Selected Primary Schools in the Southern Free State

Wendy Ν. Setlalentoa

47

6.

Knowledge Management Practices in the Polish Education System

Jan Fazlagić

59

Part III: Students

7.

Attitudes and Opinions of Students towards Science Course: The Comparison of Surveys in Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 and 2007

Sevilay Kilmen, Nükhet Demirtaşli and Safiye Bilican

79

8.

Aggression in Junior High School Students as One of the Discipline Problems of Polish Schools

Monika Stachowicz-Piotrowska

93

Part IV: Curriculum Issues

9.

Vocational Upper-Secondary Education Learning Outcomes and Other Factors Determining the Prestige of Vocational Upper-Secondary Education

Gunta Kinta

105

10.

Religion and Citizenship: Is there a Conflict Inherent within this Curricular Relationship within Faith-based Schools?

Carolyn King

119

11.

Foreign Languages in Australia: Historical Prejudices, Contemporary Challenges and Political Indecision for a Gloomy Future

Mico Poonoosamy

129

 

Part V: Higher Education

12.

Teacher Education Programme Development as a Metamorphic Experience

Jennifer Yamin-Ali

149

13.

Effects of the Field of Higher Education on the Prevalence of Over-education in European Countries

Alexander Tarvid

167

14.

Cultural and Structural Barriers to Upper-Level Leadership for Women in Higher Education

Julia Ballenger

185

15.

Public versus Private Monopoly in the Higher Education Market

Bralind Kiri

201

16.

Driving Innovation and Business Creation among Malaysian Universities: Lessons from Scotland

Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Mohd Fadzil B. Mohd Idris and Nor Azlina Ab. Aziz

219

Part VI: Creativity and Aesthetics

17.

Creating Community with Education, Performance, and Technology

Manuel Bustamante and Ann Marie Elder

233

18.

The Price of Proper Placement: Risk, Spontaneity and the Compulsion towards Orderliness in the Aesthetic Experiences of Visually Impaired People

David Feeney

239