Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Life in Schools and Classrooms

Past, Present and Future

Editors: Maclean, Rupert (Ed.)

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  • Describes key aspects of life in schools and classrooms, and surveys the changes that have occurred in educational research, policy making and practice over the years
  • Examines pros and cons of the impact of issues such as class size, and small-class teaching, on education outcomes objectively
  • Builds a bridge between researchers, policy makers and practitioners regarding the impact of a range of issues on life in schools and classrooms
  • Examines cutting-edge research in each area, while at the same time showcasing good practices in the field
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This book discusses key aspects of life in schools and classrooms, and surveys the changes that have occurred over the years in educational  research, policy making and practice in these school and classroom settings. It not only examines cutting-edge research in these areas, but also showcases good practices in the field. Among the topics reviewed are recent developments in assessment, methods for collecting and analysing data on classroom practice, school leadership and the pros and cons of class size and small-class teaching; topics which are currently hotly debated in education systems around the globe.  As such, the book objectively examines the various debates, and surveys the full range of evidence available. Education researchers, policy makers and practitioners often hold differing views about the reasons for teacher and student behaviour in classrooms and, for example, its relevance to class size. Many of these views are based on ‘gut feelings’ rather than hard evidence. Unfortunately, these three groups, with differing perspectives, often ‘talk past each other’ rather than engage in a productive, mutually beneficial dialogue. The book builds an effective bridge between researchers, policy makers and practitioners regarding the impact of these various aspects of classroom life, so that the viewpoints of each can be carefully considered and evaluated.

About the authors

Professor Rupert Maclean has worked for UNESCO for over two decades, with senior postings in Yangon, Bangkok, Paris and Bonn. He is currently QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies, and UNESCO Chair in TVET and Sustainable Development at the Office for Applied Research, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar. Before taking up his current post in Qatar in March 2016, he was Managing Director of the Hong-Kong-based Education for Innovation for Development consultancy firm. He was also Professor of International Education, UNESCO Chair in TVET and Lifelong Learning and Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development, at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)
  • Life in Schools and Classrooms: Past, Present and Future (An Overview)

    Pages 3-7

    Maclean, Rupert

  • The Research and Writing of Professor Maurice Galton: His Contribution to the Field

    Pages 9-18

    Williamson, John

  • Social Learning Norwegian Classrooms and Schools: Educational Research in Perspective

    Pages 21-55

    Kvalsund, Rune

  • How Research Messages Get Sidetracked by Governments

    Pages 57-69

    Berliner, David

  • The Development of Research on Small Class Teaching in China

    Pages 71-83

    Dong, Beifei (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life in Schools and Classrooms
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Editors
  • Rupert Maclean
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3654-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3654-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3652-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9932-8
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 690
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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