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256 pages ; 24 cm
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viii, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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302 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Colombia and its education system
  • 2. Early childhood education and care in Colombia
  • 3. Primary and lower secondary education in Colombia
  • 4. Upper secondary education in Colombia
  • 5. Tertiary education in Colombia.
How can Colombia improve both the quality and equity of its education system while also addressing efficiency challenges? Despite a fundamental transformation of its education system over the past two decades, Colombia faces two critical challenges: high levels of inequality from the earliest years and low levels of quality across its education system. This report assesses Colombia policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills from across the OECD. It analyses its education system major strengths and the challenges it faces, from early childhood education and care to tertiary education. With insights drawn from international research, it offers recommendations on how Colombia can improve quality and equity to reach its goal of being the "most educated" country in Latin America by 2025. This report will be of interest in Colombia as well as other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.--Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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287 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1.Latvia and its education system
  • 2. Early childhood education and care in Latvia
  • 3. Primary and lower secondary education in Latvia
  • 4. Upper secondary general and vocational education in Latvia
  • 5. Tertiary education in Latvia.
How can Latvia improve the quality and equity of its education system and realise long-term efficiency gains? This report covers the whole education system from early childhood education and care to tertiary education and provides an assessment of Latvia policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills across the OECD. This international comparison brings to the fore the many strengths of Latvia education system, but also highlights the challenges it faces and provides a number of recommendations in response. This report will be of value to Latvia but also policy makers in other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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197 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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151 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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228 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 online resource (pages cm)
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vii, 210 pages ; 23 cm
When Michael Copperman left Stanford University for the Mississippi Delta in 2002, he imagined he would lift underprivileged children from the narrow horizons of rural poverty. Well-meaning but naive, the Asian American from the West Coast soon lost his bearings in a world divided between black and white. He had no idea how to manage a classroom or help children navigate the considerable challenges they faced. In trying to help students, he often found he couldn't afford to give what they required - sometimes, with heartbreaking consequences. His desperate efforts to save child after child were misguided but sincere. He offered children the best invitations to success he could manage. But he still felt like an outsider who was failing the children and himself. Teach For America has for a decade been the nation's largest employer of recent college graduates but has come under increasing criticism in recent years even as it has grown exponentially. This memoir considers the distance between the idealism of the organization's creed that "One day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education" and what it actually means to teach in America's poorest and most troubled public schools. Copperman's memoir vividly captures his disorientation in the divided world of the Delta, even as the author marvels at the wit and resilience of the children in his classroom. To them, he is at once an authority figure and a stranger minority than even they are - a lone Asian, an outsider among outsiders. His journey is of great relevance to teachers, administrators, and parents longing for quality education in America. His frank story shows that the solutions for impoverished schools are far from simple.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496805850 20161010
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xx, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In Wil Lou Gray: The Making of a Southern Progressive from New South to New Deal, Mary Macdonald Ogden examines the first fifty years of the life and work of South Carolina's Wil Lou Gray (1883-1984), an uncompromising advocate of public and private programs to improve education, health, citizen participation, and culture in the Palmetto State. Motivated by the southern educational reform crusade, her own excellent education, and the high levels of illiteracy she observed in South Carolina, Gray capitalized on the emergent field of adult education before and after World War I to battle the racism, illiteracy, sexism, and political lethargy commonplace in her native state. As state superintendent of adult schools from 1919 to 1946, one of only two such superintendents in the nation, and through opportunity schools, adult night schools, pilgrimages, and media campaigns--all of which she pioneered--Gray transformed South Carolina's anti-illiteracy campaign from a plan of eradication to a comprehensive program of adult education. Ogden's biography reveals how Gray successfully secured small but meaningful advances for both black and white adults in the face of harsh economic conditions, pervasive white supremacy attitudes, and racial violence. Gray's socially progressive politics brought change in the first decades of the twentieth century. Gray was a refined, sophisticated upper-class South Carolinian who played Canasta, loved tomato aspic, and served meals at the South Carolina Opportunity School on china with cloth napkins. She was also a lifelong Democrat, a passionate supporter of equality of opportunity, a masterful politician, a workaholic, and in her last years a vociferous supporter of government programs such as Medicare and nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood. She had a remarkable grasp of the issues that plagued her state and, with deep faith in the power of government to foster social justice, developed innovative ways to address those problems despite real financial, political, and social barriers to progress. Her life is an example of how one person with bravery, tenacity, and faith in humanity can grasp the power of government to improve society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611175684 20160619
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vii, 75 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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331 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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178 pages : illustrations ; 28cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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x, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Susan Nye Hutchison was one of many teachers to venture south across the Mason-Dixon line in the Second Great Awakening. From 1815 to 1841, she kept journals about her career, family life, and encounters with slavery. Drawing on these journals and hundreds of other documents, Kim Tolley uses Hutchison's life to explore the significance of education in transforming American society in the early national period. Tolley examines the roles of ambitious, educated women like Hutchison who became teachers for economic, spiritual, and professional reasons. During this era, working women faced significant struggles when balancing career ambitions with social conventions about female domesticity. Hutchison's eventual position as head of a respected southern academy was as close to equity as any woman could achieve in any field. By recounting Hutchison's experiences - from praying with slaves and free blacks in the streets of Raleigh to establishing an independent school in Georgia to defying North Carolina law by teaching slaves to read - Tolley offers a rich microhistory of an antebellum teacher. Hutchison's story reveals broad social and cultural shifts and opens an important window onto the world of women's work in southern education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469624334 20160619
Education Library (Cubberley)
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volumes ; 27 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

19. Kazakhstan 2015 [2015]

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221 pages ; 28 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Journal/Periodical
v. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)