School children in Honduras
This project will examine a number of questions regarding factors to support effective teaching in poor, rural communities in Honduras. The research will also provide a unique opportunity to develop improved measures of educational quality and adolescent girls' empowerment.

Higher Education and International Capacity Building: Twenty-five Years of Higher Education Links

 

For the past 25 years UK Higher Education institutions have forged research and teaching partnerships with their counterparts overseas. Many of these links were funded by the British Government and managed by the British Council’s Higher Education Links Scheme.

This book takes an informed and critical look at issues and trends in global higher education over the past twenty five years with an in-depth and often personal account of how these links were managed and led.

Potential of evaluation methods to improve the quality of rural education in China : implications of value added methods

 

Keynote speech at the Conference for the Development of Rural Education amid the Social Transformation of China - a Review and Prospect upon 30 Years of Rural Education Reform. Yancheng, Jiansu, China. Organised by UNESCO International Research and Training Center for Rural Education, Beijing; Institute of Rural Education for Rural Development, Beijing Normal University; and Institute of Rural Education, Yancheng Teachers University. Presentation included in conference proceedings.

School Effectiveness and Improvement Research, Policy and Practice: Challenging the Orthodoxy

 

This book provides a contemporary overview of school effectiveness and improvement. It charts the development theory and research in this area and looks at the contribution made to policy and practice. It also challenges some assumptions that have become ingrained into the theoretical and methodological traditions of the field. By challenging these orthodoxies, it provides a framework that sets a new agenda and repositions the field to meet the emerging challenges of the twenty-first century.

Students take time to practice their English while trying to learn more about each other on our first meeting.
An investigation into the nature and extent of school effectiveness in China, using innovative quantitative methodology and the local application of new evaluation methods to educational policy and practice in rural and urban secondary schools.

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