"comprises original contributions on an exceptional range of topics from a review of human capital, signalling and screening models, to consideration of issues such as educational externalities and economic growth, funding models, determinants of education success, the educational production function, education standards and efficiency measurements. Labour market issues such as the market for teachers and the transition of students from school to work are explored."
"By examining some of the major education policy issues, particularly in the light of recent shifts in education and policy research, the editors aim to provide a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, education and policy-driven reforms. (p. xi)"
"In this two volume set, educators explore the intersection of gender and education. Their entries deal with educational theories, research, curricula, practices, personnel, and policies, but also with variations in the gendering of education across historical and cultural contexts. The various contributors discuss gender as a social construction. The latest research on boys and masculinities, as well as girls and feminism, is included."
"With a convincing set of stories, Jane Roland Martin shows us that education is far broader than mere schooling and can have powerful effects on the lives of individuals. A fascinating and informative book."
--Nel Noddings, Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, Stanford University.
"Until now, practitioners have had access to very few detailed descriptions of response to intervention (RTI) methods and the effective role they can play in special education. The Handbook of Response to Intervention fills this critical information gap. In a single, comprehensive volume, more than 90 expert scholars and practitioners join together to provide a highly usable guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving students‚Äô reading, writing, oral, and math skills. Each chapter explores crucial issues, defines key concepts, and answers real-world questions regarding implementation..."
"What better way to capture your students' imagination and bring it into the world of mathematics than cartoons? Cartoon Corner provides the resources to do just that, with cartoons collected and adapted from the popular 'Cartoon Corner' in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, adding notes from teachers who field-tested the questions and solutions with their students. The activities are organized by topic, and the opening chapter includes suggestions on the many ways to integrate cartoons into your classroom."
"The sequel follows the winning formula that made the first book an NSTA best seller. The lessons, following the 5E instructional model developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) cover a variety of science content‚ physical science, life science, and Earth and Space Science. They include reproducible student pages and assessments. They feature embedded reading-comprehension strategies. And they make students yearn to learn from such engaging fiction and nonfiction books as Diary of a Worm, Sunshine On My Shoulders, How Big is a Foot? and Leo Cockroach, Toy Tester."
"Using guided inquiry with open-ended exploration where possible, the book‚Äôs 20 investigations teach students about the unique properties and behavior of materials at the nanoscale - one-billionth of the size of a meter. The activities are organized around five themes: scale, tools and techniques, unique properties and behaviors, nanotechnology applications, and societal implications. "
"Resources for Environmental Literacy offers a fresh way to enhance your classroom productivity. The environmental context it provides can improve your students‚Äô science learning even as learning the science improves their ability to deal with five real-world topics: Biodiversity; genetically modified crops; earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis; global climate change; and radioactive waste.
"Resources for Environmental Literacy is designed especially for teachers of middle school life science and physical science as well as high school Earth science, biology, and physics. The modules offer appropriate teaching strategies plus high-quality resources to deepen your students‚Äô understanding of key environmental topics."