This is an engaging exploration of the philosophies that illuminate and shape current practice to provide a fresh look at how we think about education and improvement. Offering a philosophical perspective to the educational improvement agenda, this engaging text provides a new language for research into educational improvement, bringing leading edge philosophy to current practice. Drawing on philosophical work, including that of Derrida, Foucault and Heidegger, the authors deconstruct the ethic of improvement before exploring key dimensions of education, its institutions and technologies. Each chapter draws on international case studies, provides engaging questions and makes suggestions for further reading to support the reader. Topics covered include: The Ethic of Improvement; Teacher Education; Leadership and Management; Lifelong Learning; The Rhetoric of Numbers; The governance of childhood; and, The state of education research. It is an essential text for all looking at how we think and talk about education and improvement.
"State Rankings 2010" is "CQ Press'" popular rankings reference book that makes it easy to compare states in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. "State Rankings" has become a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. The editors have compiled useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research. In more than 550 user-friendly tables, "State Rankings 2010" compares every state and Washington, DC, in the following areas: Agriculture; Population; Economy; Environment; Government finance; Crime; Education; Geography; Social welfare; Defence; Health; Energy; and, Housing. The formula and methodology are discussed in a narrative chapter allowing researchers to cite statistics with context.
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