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xiv, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The global environment of national school systems
  • The declining significance of gender and the rise of egalitarian mathematics education
  • Symbiotic institutions : changing global dynamics between family and schooling
  • Demand for achievement : the worldwide growth of shadow education systems
  • Rich land, poor schools : inequality of national educational resources and achievement of disadvantaged students
  • Safe schools, dangerous nations : the paradox of school violence
  • The universal math teacher? : international beliefs, national work roles, and local practice
  • Schoolwork at home? : low-quality schooling and homework
  • Slouching toward a global ideology : the devolution revolution in education governance
  • Nation versus nation : the race to be the first in the world
  • Conclusion : observing modern schooling as an institution.
Using American schools as a reference point, this book provides a comprehensive, comparative description of schooling as a global institution. Each chapter develops a story about a particular global trend: continuing gender differences in achievement, new methods nations employ to govern their schools, the rapidly increasing use of private tutoring, school violence, the development of effective curriculums, and the everyday work of teachers, among other topics. The authors draw on a four-year investigation conducted in forty-seven countries that examined many aspects of K-12 schooling, such as how schools are run, what teachers teach, and what students learn in mathematics and science. Baker and LeTendre present the results of the study in a non-technical and accessible fashion, outlining the implications of current trends for both education policy discussions and theoretical explorations of the role of education in society. Running throughout the book is a discussion of how world educational trends and the forces behind them will work to change and shape the possible directions education may take in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804750219 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-136-01, EDUC-306D-01, SOC-231-01
Book
xii, 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Methodological strategies and tools for the study of globalization / Evan Schofer and Elizabeth H. McEneaney
  • The global diffusion of ministries of science and technology / Yong Sukjang
  • Elements of a contemporary primary school science / Elizabeth H. McEneaney
  • Women in science : for development, for human rights, for themselves / Christine Min Wotipka and Francisco O. Ramirez
  • Science and the environment / Ann Hironaka.
This book presents empirical studies of the rise, expansion, and influence of scientific discourse and organization throughout the world, over the past century. Using quantitative cross-national data, it shows the impact of this scientized world polity on national societies. It examines how this world scientific system and national reflections of it have influenced a wide variety of institutional spheres - the economy, political systems, human rights, environmentalism, and organizational reforms. The authors argue that the triumph of science across social domains and around the world is due to its institutionalized cultural authority rather than to its instrumental utility for societies or for their dominant elites. Thus, following the Stanford approach to institutional theory in sociology, the book emphasizes the symbolic or religious role science plays in the modern world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804744928 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-136-01, EDUC-306D-01, SOC-231-01
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xv, 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Anderson's essay shows how the European processes of inventing nationalism were transported to the Third World through colonialism and were adapted by subject races in Latin America and Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780860913290 20160527
What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality - the personal and cultural feeling of belonging to the nation - has not received proportionate attention. In this widely acclaimed work, Benedict Anderson examines the creation and global spread of the 'imagined communities' of nationality. Anderson explores the processes that created these communities: the territorialisation of religious faiths, the decline of antique kingship, the interaction between capitalism and print, the development of vernacular languages-of-state, and changing conceptions of time. He shows how an originary nationalism born in the Americas was modularly adopted by popular movements in Europe, by the imperialist powers, and by the anti-imperialist resistances in Asia and Africa. This revised edition includes two new chapters, one of which discusses the complex role of the colonialist state's mindset in the development of Third World nationalism, while the other analyses the processes by which all over the world, nations came to imagine themselves as old.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780860915461 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-136-01, EDUC-306D-01, SOC-231-01