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Education (17)

The Power of Music: An Exploration of the Evidence - cover image
  • Education
  • Performing Arts

The Power of Music: An Exploration of the Evidence

  • Susan Hallam
  • Evangelos Himonides
Building on her earlier work, 'The Power of Music: A Research Synthesis of the Impact of Actively Making Music on the Intellectual, Social and Personal Development of Children and Young People', this volume by Susan Hallam and Evangelos Himonides is an important new resource in the field of music education, practice, and psychology.
Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Education

Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries

  • Daniel A. Wagner
  • Nathan M. Castillo
  • Suzanne Grant Lewis
Improving learning evidence and outcomes for those most in need in developing countries is at the heart of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG4). This timely volume brings together contributions on current empirical research and analysis of emerging trends that focus on improving the quality of education through better policy and practice, particularly for those who need improved 'learning at the bottom of the pyramid' (LBOP).
Replanteando la acción social por la música: la búsqueda de la convivencia y la ciudadanía en la Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Education
  • Other languages
  • Performing Arts

Replanteando la acción social por la música: la búsqueda de la convivencia y la ciudadanía en la Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín

  • Geoffrey Baker
  • Claudia García
Este libro pionero examina el desarrollo de La Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín, una red de 27 escuelas fundada en 1996 en la segunda ciudad principal de Colombia como respuesta a su reputación como la ciudad más peligrosa en la Tierra. Inspirada en El Sistema, el programa venezolano fundacional de educación musical, La Red es, no obstante, notablemente diferente: su historia es una de múltiples reinvenciones y de una búsqueda continua para mejorar su oferta educativa y alcanzar mejor sus objetivos sociales. Sus reflexiones internas e intentos de transformación arrojan luz valiosa sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro de ASPM.
Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain - cover image
  • Biography
  • Education
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain

  • Philip Graham
This biography illuminates the life and thought of Baroness Mary Warnock, whose active years spanned the second half of the twentieth century, a period during which opportunities for middle-class women rapidly and vastly improved.
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker - cover image
  • Education
  • Reference Books
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker

  • Gábor L. Lövei
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers stands out from its field by targeting scientists whose first language is not English. While also touching on matters of style and grammar, the book’s main goal is to advise on first principles of communication.
Shaping the Digital Dissertation: Knowledge Production in the Arts and Humanities - cover image
  • Education
  • Media Studies and Journalism

Shaping the Digital Dissertation: Knowledge Production in the Arts and Humanities

  • Virginia Kuhn
  • Anke Finger
Shaping the Digital Dissertation aims to provide insights, precedents and best practices to graduate students, doctoral advisors, institutional agents, and dissertation committees. This edited collection will be a useful resource for the wider academic community and anyone interested in the future of doctoral studies.
Rethinking Social Action through Music: The Search for Coexistence and Citizenship in Medellín’s Music Schools - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Education
  • Performing Arts

Rethinking Social Action through Music: The Search for Coexistence and Citizenship in Medellín’s Music Schools

  • Geoffrey Baker
How can we better understand the past, present and future of Social Action through Music (SATM)? This ground-breaking book examines the development of the Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín (the Network of Music Schools of Medellín), a network of 27 schools founded in Colombia’s second city in 1996 as a response to its reputation as the most dangerous city on Earth.
Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Education

Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work

  • Andrew C. Comrie
Grounded in hard data, original analyses, and the practical experience of a seasoned administrator, this book provides refreshingly clear answers and comprehensive insights for anyone on or off campus who is interested in the business of the university: how it earns its money, how it spends it, and how it all works.
Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 1. - cover image
  • Education
  • Linguistics

Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 1.

  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Tracy T. Dooley
  • Filip T. Loncke
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.
Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 2. - cover image
  • Education
  • Linguistics

Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 2.

  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Tracy T. Dooley
  • Filip T. Loncke
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.
Discourses We Live By: Narratives of Educational and Social Endeavour - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Education

Discourses We Live By: Narratives of Educational and Social Endeavour

  • Hazel R. Wright
  • Marianne Høyen
This book is a rich and multifaceted collection of twenty-eight chapters that use varied lenses to examine the discourses that shape people’s lives. The contributors are themselves from many backgrounds – different academic disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, diverse professional practices and a range of countries and cultures. They represent a broad spectrum of age, status and outlook, and variously apply their research methods – but share a common interest in people, their lives, thoughts and actions.
Creative Multilingualism: A Manifesto - cover image
  • Education
  • Linguistics

Creative Multilingualism: A Manifesto

  • Katrin Kohl
  • Rajinder Dudrah
  • Andrew Gosler
  • Suzanne Graham
  • Martin Maiden
  • Wen-chin Ouyang
Creative Multilingualism: A Manifesto is a welcome contribution to the field of modern languages, highlighting the intricate relationship between multilingualism and creativity, and, crucially, reaching beyond an Anglo-centric view of the world. Intended to spark further research and discussion, this book appeals to young people interested in languages, language learning and cultural exchange. It will be a valuable resource for academics, educators, policy makers and parents of bilingual or multilingual children.
Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research - cover image
  • Digital Humanities
  • Education

Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research

  • Jennifer Edmond
This timely volume illuminates the different forces underlying the shifting practices in humanities research today, with especial focus on how humanists take ownership of, and are empowered by, technology in unexpected ways. Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research is essential reading for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the changing culture of research practices in the humanities, and in the future of the digital humanities on the whole.
Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis - cover image
  • Education
  • Media Studies and Journalism

Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis

  • Chris Rowell
How does social media affect working life in Higher Education? How are universities harnessing its power to aid student learning? This innovative collection brings together academics and those working in professional services to examine these questions and more. The diverse and expert contributors analyse the many ways social media can be used to enhance teaching and learning, research, professional practice, leadership, networking and career development. The impact of social media is evaluated critically, with an eye both to the benefits and the problems of using these new forms of digital communication.
Delivering on the Promise of Democracy: Visual Case Studies in Educational Equity and Transformation - cover image
  • Education

Delivering on the Promise of Democracy: Visual Case Studies in Educational Equity and Transformation

  • Sukhwant Jhaj
Delivering on the Promise of Democracy pulls back the curtain on seven high-performing universities to reveal which daily decisions, including listening to the community, embracing conflict, and implementing effective strategies through routine, guide administrators in achieving exceptional results. Through in-depth interviews that offer a close look at these seven universities, Jhaj traces a new trajectory for higher education: a call to question a university's effectiveness through its accessibility to the community it serves.
Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education - cover image
  • Education

Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education

  • Patrick Blessinger
  • TJ Bliss
Global in perspective, this book argues strongly for the value of open education in both the developed and developing worlds. Through a mixture of theoretical and practical approaches, it demonstrates that open education promotes ideals of inclusion, diversity, and social justice to achieve the vision of education as a fundamental human right. A must-read for practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and students in the field of education.
Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics - cover image
  • Digital Humanities
  • Education

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics

  • Brett D. Hirsch
The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship. Bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines, the book offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate level, proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of disciplines, and engages with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy. Broadening the ways in which both scholars and practitioners can think about this emerging discipline, this book makes an important contribution to its ongoing development, vitality and long-term sustainability.