Explorations of Educational Purpose

Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity

Authors: Griffin, Des

  • Reviews the impact of economics, community, and inequality on educational achievement
  • Examines teaching, learning, teacher employment, school leadership, university education, and relevant recent trends
  • Includes summaries of educational policies in many developed countries
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This book pays special attention to the impact that a student's early childhood and socioeconomic status has on his or her educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broader scope, one that encompasses a student's background as well as standardized testing, merit pay for teachers, and other issues regarding the quality of the teaching and learning.
Education Reform: the Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity features cases and examples from schools in Australia, the USA, and Britain. It offers a breadth of coverage, from early childhood to effective teaching and learning to teacher pay and conditions, standardized testing and public and private (independent) schooling and universities as well as creativity. It also includes summaries of educational policies in many developed countries.
Reforms which emphasize concern for early childhood, school leadership and respect for teachers are contrasted with ones based on standardized tests, private schools and sacking bad teachers.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • What Do We Expect of Education?

    Griffin, Des

    Pages 1-14

  • A Word on Economics

    Griffin, Des

    Pages 15-35

  • Community and Inequality: Part 1: Creating an Enabling Environment

    Griffin, Des

    Pages 37-53

  • Community and Inequality: Part 2: Australia

    Griffin, Des

    Pages 55-75

  • Early Childhood: A World of Relationships

    Griffin, Des

    Pages 77-95

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01993-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34439-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01994-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01994-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01993-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34439-3
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 320
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