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Pisa – The Programme For International Student Assessment – An Overview, Ross Turner Nov 2006

Pisa – The Programme For International Student Assessment – An Overview, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

An overview of the PISA project is given in order to set a context for a consideration of the ways in which this large international assessment programme uses scientific measurement principles and techniques. The overview describes the goals of the project, its major organisational features (its participants, its procedures and organisational structure, its main implementation steps) and its major technical components (test design, test development, sampling, assessment operations, data scaling and analysis, and reporting). The ways in which measurement principles are used are interwoven with the discussion of the relevant technical components. The paper concludes with a detailed discussion of ...


Investigación Académica Y Políticas Públicas En La Educación Superior: El Caso Mexicano De Pago Por Méritos, Imanol Ordorika, Mina Alejandra Navarro Nov 2006

Investigación Académica Y Políticas Públicas En La Educación Superior: El Caso Mexicano De Pago Por Méritos, Imanol Ordorika, Mina Alejandra Navarro

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


El Programa Internacional Para La Evaluación De Los Alumnos (Pisa). Una Perspectiva General, Ross Turner Feb 2006

El Programa Internacional Para La Evaluación De Los Alumnos (Pisa). Una Perspectiva General, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

This article provides a general overview of the PISA project with the aim of setting up an appropriate context for debating on some specific outcomes of the 2003 assessment survey. This general perspective focuses on the goals of the project, its participants, proce­dures and organisation, its major components and methodologies as well as on the precise ch­aracteristics of Mathematics in PISA, which was the main assessment subject in 2003. Similarly, a very brief summary on certain key outcomes of PISA 2003 assessment in Spain is also provided.


A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2006

A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper examines the concept of empowerment. It also discusses some of the income generating activities of the Agency for Adult and Non-formal Education (AANFE), Oyo State. This was with the view to determining how income-generating activities have helped adult women to develop skills in their different vocations and how these programmes have made participants to become self-reliant and improved their standard of living. Two hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 significant levels. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A total number of 1,500 women were randomly selected from those who had graduated from ...


"Kenya-U.S. Relations: The Urgent Need To Manage Kenya’S Migrant And Hiv-Aids Brain Drain,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2006

"Kenya-U.S. Relations: The Urgent Need To Manage Kenya’S Migrant And Hiv-Aids Brain Drain,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper is divided into three brief parts, the first examines Kenya’s special relationship with the U.S. and some reasons that have led to such a friendship; the second presents statistics showing migration and terminal brain drain and the various implications they are having on Kenya, and third, suggestions on how Kenya and its special friend, the United States could work together to manage the serious challenges confronting Kenya.


"Race, Geography And Territorial Inheritance: People Of Black African, European And Chinese Descent,", Amadu Jacky Kaba Jan 2006

"Race, Geography And Territorial Inheritance: People Of Black African, European And Chinese Descent,", Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

No abstract provided.


Non-Governmental Oganizations In Africa: The Leonenet Street Children Project In Sierra Leone, Samuel Hinton Dec 2005

Non-Governmental Oganizations In Africa: The Leonenet Street Children Project In Sierra Leone, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

The purpose of this paper is to provide snapshots of observations, interventions, and processes in the day to day working of a child charity in Sierra Leone.


Comparing Problems In International Education: Street Children, Citizenship, And Cultural Heritage, Samuel Hinton Dec 2005

Comparing Problems In International Education: Street Children, Citizenship, And Cultural Heritage, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

This book significantly contributes to the literature in international education by offering unique perspectives on specific issues of the discipline, particularly in the areas of civic education, democratization of the curriculum, and the internationalization of multicultural education. Specific post-modernist issues in international education are analyzed in a style that is free from oblique jargon. The multidisciplinary nature of international education invites contributions to the literature from scholars in different disciplines. Selected topics in international education are discussed under the theme “Problems in International Education.”


Internationalisation In New Zealand Tertiary Education Organisations, Justin Brown, Craig Mcinnis, Roger Peacock, Vince Catherwood Dec 2005

Internationalisation In New Zealand Tertiary Education Organisations, Justin Brown, Craig Mcinnis, Roger Peacock, Vince Catherwood

Justin Brown

No abstract provided.


Transformation Education Live! Podcast, Kathleen King Dec 2005

Transformation Education Live! Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

Dr. Kathy King and Paige Eissigner lead vibrant conversations in “not-to-be-missed” podcasts modeling blends of technologies. True to form this technology provides the opportunity for participants to call in via any type of telephone and collaboration is real-time… This podcast is recorded as a web-based talk show open to all via phone call number. Transformation Education Live! is sponsored, produced and copyrighted by Transformation Education LLC. Posted in USF BePress with permission. (C) Transformation Education LLC, 2007


“Formation Of U.S. Public Policy” (Co-Presenter), Sora Friedman Dec 2005

“Formation Of U.S. Public Policy” (Co-Presenter), Sora Friedman

Sora Friedman

No abstract provided.


Serving The Needs Of At-Risk Refugee Youth: A Program Evaluation, Jody Mcbrien Dec 2005

Serving The Needs Of At-Risk Refugee Youth: A Program Evaluation, Jody Mcbrien

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Global Issues And Adult Education: Perspectives From Latin America, South Africa, And The United States, John Comings Dec 2005

Book Review Of Global Issues And Adult Education: Perspectives From Latin America, South Africa, And The United States, John Comings

John P. Comings

No abstract provided.


Review Of Pathways And Transitions In Victoria, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, Geoff Noblett Dec 2005

Review Of Pathways And Transitions In Victoria, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, Geoff Noblett

Justin Brown

No abstract provided.


Cutting The Apron Strings: Encouraging Independence In Study Abroad Students, Kati Bell Dec 2005

Cutting The Apron Strings: Encouraging Independence In Study Abroad Students, Kati Bell

Kati Bell

No abstract available


Higher Education Systems Around The World- An Overview And Comparison (Workshop), Kati Bell Dec 2005

Higher Education Systems Around The World- An Overview And Comparison (Workshop), Kati Bell

Kati Bell

No abstract available


Us Leanings Toward A Nationalized International Education Policy- Implications Of The Lincoln Study Abroad Act And Scholarship (Invited), Kati Bell Dec 2005

Us Leanings Toward A Nationalized International Education Policy- Implications Of The Lincoln Study Abroad Act And Scholarship (Invited), Kati Bell

Kati Bell

No abstract available


A Phenomenological Interpretation Of John Dewey's View On Education, Wasim Qazi Dr., Khalid Rawat Dec 2005

A Phenomenological Interpretation Of John Dewey's View On Education, Wasim Qazi Dr., Khalid Rawat

Wasim Qazi

Education in our times is promoting nihilism. The reason for this conclusion is that modern education is largely knowledge based and asks the learner to learn ideas that have nothing in common with the reality of the learner. Knowledge, on the other hand, does not enjoy absolute value, and, to say that a person who has more knowledge is more valuable is wrong. John Dewey’s criticism on traditional education is equally valid for modern education, for modern education is not performing its functions properly. The function of education is to establish a strong relationship between learner and Being. However ...


The Informal Economy In Mexico: An Alternative Labor Market, Daniel Tapia, Carlos Marquez Padilla Dec 2005

The Informal Economy In Mexico: An Alternative Labor Market, Daniel Tapia, Carlos Marquez Padilla

Daniel Tapia

No abstract provided.


La Disputa Por El Campus: Poder, Política Y Autonomía En La Unam, Imanol Ordorika Dec 2005

La Disputa Por El Campus: Poder, Política Y Autonomía En La Unam, Imanol Ordorika

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.