This book underscores the fact that computer simulations are vital in ameliorating the difficulties faced by learners in comprehension of abstract concepts, as well as the difficulties faced by teachers in teaching the difficult topics. It is highly recommended for use by university undergraduate and post-graduate students, high school teachers, college and university lecturers as well as policy makers in and outside government and researchers in the field of education. Pedagogy and computer students at the university or in college shall reap immense benefits from the content.
David Falvey studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford and did his MA in TEFL at the University of Birmingham. He has lived in Africa and the Middle East and has teaching, training and managerial experience in the UK and Asia, including working as a teacher trainer at the British Council in Tokyo. He is now Head of the English Language Centre at London Metropolitan University. David is co-author of the successful business English course Market Leader. Simon Kent studied History at the University of Sheffield. He has 20 years teaching experience including three years in Berlin at the time of German reunification. Simon is co-author of the successful business English course Market Leader. He is currently Senior Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language at London Metropolitan University. David Cotton studied Economics at the University of Reading and French Language and Literature at the University of Toronto. He has over 30 years teaching and training experience, and is co-author of the successful Market Leader and Business Class coursebooks. He has taught in Canada, France and England, and been visiting lecturer in many universities overseas. He is currently visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.
Globalization has dramatically changed the dynamics of competition among Universities. Competition among universities was previously limited within the national boundaries but this notion has changed. Worldwide various universities have responded to the changing trends by organizing University education across borders. East African Universities have responded to the trend of cross border education but with limited results. Whereas integration of East Africa was viewed as a catalyst but has not fully yielded much fruits. The book advocates for East African Universities to quickly adapt to the environmental changes, match global trends so as to become more competitive and enhance effectiveness in cross border education. The book highlights historical trend of cross border education in East Africa, arguments for and against cross border education, strategies and approaches together recommendations for the most effective means of organizing cross border University Education by East African Universities. Entrepreneurs and Managers of public and private Universities will find the book handy in addressing the dilemma for organizing cross border education.
This book, which is a collection of the author’s papers presented at various conferences, is aimed at giving more people the opportunity of reading about her perception of the status of women and children education in Nigeria. The book covers the efforts of government and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria in educating women and children. It looks at the necessity of an education geared towards reorienting children in all aspects of our cultural values most especially functionalism, to ensure that education serves its purposes. Since education has been adopted by the Nigerian government as an instrument par excellence for national development, the author then suggests how best practices in women and children education could be achieved through proper monitoring of schools and by developing workable policies. Education should be for all round development – the head, the hand and the heart - therefore, more efforts should be geared towards technical and vocational education. To give more opportunities to indigent children, the Home Grown School Feeding and Health Programme is a necessity if the government is sincere at attaining the global Education For All (EFA) goals.
This study investigates education policy in Malaysia aimed at achieving national integration across ethnic groups. The analyses are framed by theoretical considerations of ethnicity, nation, nation-building and plural society and the role of education policy in relation to them. The historical analyses demonstrated the ongoing effects of colonial residues in contemporary education policy and the ongoing ethnic-based contestation around the policy and accommodative state strategies utilised. The interview analyses demonstrated the contested nature of the concept of integration, tensions in the application of a bumiputera/non-bumiputera binary in policy, Malay concerns over their rights and economic opportunities, and Chinese and Indian concerns for language and cultural maintenance. The analyses demonstrated how in Appadurai’s (1996) terms the nation (ethnic cultures and languages) and the state (politics and policy) have remained the project of each other in Malaysian education policy aimed at national integration. The research showed that concern for national integration has retained meta-policy status within Malaysian education.
"It is rare to read a research report that paints such a vivid picture of preschool education across a variety of conditions. Dr. Sood utilizes qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate opportunities for early childhood education in 28 settings in Madhya Pradesh.In the process of assessing the accessibility and quality of early childhood education in the region, Dr. Sood reveals many contemporary challenges faced by government-sponsored preschool programs. She presents these concerns in the light of educational policy perspectives that have characterized the early childhood field at the state and national level for the past 40 years. By capturing the perspectives of parents and teachers through her interviews, Dr. Sood’s work calls for a change in the approach to and delivery of early childhood education and challenges advocates of young children to listen and to do better" ----- Review by Dr. Suzanne Lamorey, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
In this era of science and technology, Science Education is an area of great debate at an international as well as National level, at government and school levels for many causes. Science is a core National Curriculum subject, training, recruiting and retaining the excellent science teachers is the challenge in front of many countries in the world. Teachers entering the world of science education must have through knowledge about science content, pedagogy and evaluation in science. They have also responsibility to develop interest and ability in science of their students. Science Education is a reference book for science teachers, science teacher educators, researchers in science education to be used for the evaluation of students’ interest and ability in science. The aim of this book is to help the science teachers to become more aware of how to evaluate the school students’ interest and ability in science and to impart the quality science education at school level. This book is also enabling the teachers and researcher to develop the science ability test, science achievement test and science interest inventory. This is the an output of the authors’ meticulous research work.
In his book entitled ‘Legal Framework for Establishment of a Private University in Swaziland’, Dr. Carlos Vicente Mbanze provides a theoretical framework for the establishment and management of Southern Africa Nazarene University in Swaziland. A literature review indicated that although the private higher education system was in the process of being developed, the underdevelopment of the system had resulted in uncertainty regarding the legal process for the establishment of the university and the development and implementation of relevant education legislation and policies. Dr. Mbanze designed a unique organisational and management structure for the university in question and made recommendations for improving the legal process for the establishment of private higher education institutions in Swaziland
To achieve national sustainable development, it is of utmost importance to involve women in the development process to boost up economic development and improve social wellbeing. One of the means to achieving this, include promotion of women employment. Current researches have revealed a deep gendered gap in formal employment all around the world and also in Rwanda in a particular way. This book which based on a research study conducted in Rwanda reveals the factors that affect women access to formal employment. Those factors include the socio-demographic, economic, accessibility to media and decision making. Statistical analysis allowed determining the relationship between the variables. Knowledge of the factors and the nature of relationship helped to identify areas where efforts need to be centered to empower both men and women have equal access to all employment opportunities, thus contributing equally to national development. This book is useful to the ministry of gender and family promotion and its partners, ministry of education, National information office, government entities, development agencies and NGOs.
Elements of secular English literature have an impact on what Adventist Education system seeks to inculcate in students. This is because what secular literature teaches negates the philosophy of the Adventist education, which is an indication that there exists an antagonistic relationship. This antagonistic relationship, if unchecked can undo basic tenets that Adventist education stands for. Solusi University as an Adventist institution has an important function as the keeper and nurturer of the Adventist students within its spheres of influence. It may undo its wholistic approach to Christian education by allowing the learning of literary concepts that question its existence. Solusi University exists to promote and transform the spiritual ideals, beliefs, attitudes, and values of the church. Unconsciously the secular English literature classes, at Solusi University may have been breeding anti-Christian attitudes in Adventist students under its auspice. The study carried out a descriptive research to find out the influence of knowledge of secular literature on the attitude of students toward Adventist Philosophy of Education.
This book delves on Face-to-Face Sessions at The Open University of Tanzania, Morogoro Centre. Face-to-face sessions as among of students support services are very important to distance learning students as they assist them in clarifying problems arising from teaching and learning. The fieldwork of this publication employed qualitative methods to examine students and tutors’ opinions of face-to-face sessions. The findings of the study revealed that those face-to-face sessions at The Open University of Tanzania, Morogoro Centre were organized and conducted through discussions between tutors as facilitators and students. Students developed different academic related skills and knowledge during the face-to-face sessions. This book is an ideal resource for tutors and distance learning students. It poses important discussions on students support services to learning and teaching distance education.
Secondary education is the phase of education following primary education. Except in countries where only primary or basic education is essential, secondary education includes the final phase of unavoidable education and in many countries it is utterly compulsory. The next step of education is habitually college or university. Secondary education is characterized by transition from primary education for minors to tertiary, "post-secondary", or "higher" education (e.g., university, vocational school) for adults. Depending on the system, schools for this episode or a part of it may be called secondary schools, high schools, gymnasia, lyceums, middle schools, sixth-form, sixth-form colleges, vocational schools and preparatory schools, and the exact sense of any of these varies between the systems.
University has been proving as powerhouse for cultivating resources for innovative education to the students of diverse socio-cultural backgrounds after transformation from elite to mass. The fluctuating socioeconomic statuses of the families of the students have exerting its influence on the academic pursuit and quality of life. There involves various psycho-social and cultural factors behind their psychological vulnerabilities. As a result the students belonging to low socioeconomic status in higher institutions experience setback and nervous breakdown while staying at their residential accommodation as well as in university hostels. Hence, the main objective of the present study is to appraise the impact of socioeconomic status on the psychological wellbeing among boarders and non boarder’s boys and girls students, pursuing their higher education from Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla (India).
The LRA conflict is one of Africa’s longest lasting civil conflicts, which has been characterized by abuse of human rights, violence, brutality and desperation in the lives of over a million people in the Acholi region. The main objective of this research is to critically analyse the impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict on women in Northern Uganda and how war experiences have transformed and impacted women, and to determine whether it stimulated them to contribute to peace efforts at the grass root, regional and National levels. The prolonged insecurity in the region led to collapse of education, health, communication and commercial activities, resulting in absolute poverty and the underdevelopment of women. Despite the efforts made by the Ugandan Government and many humanitarian organizations to provide for the needs of internally displaced persons including women, peace and reconciliation seem to be hard to achieve due to the failure in concluding the peace talks in Juba, Southern Sudan. I conclude by, emphasizing the impacts of the LRA war on women socially, economically, psychologically, physically, morally, and culturally which influenced their actions for peace.
The Gates Unbarred – A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910–2009