On the 24th of January, join Cambridge Scholars Publishing in marking the inaugural International Day of Education. On the 3rd of December 2018, the United Nations adopted a resolution to create this unique day, which acknowledges the importance of working to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels – early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary and distance education, including technical and vocational training – so that all people may have access to lifelong learning opportunities.
At Cambridge Scholars we publish a wide range of books connected to Education – books that span the Health, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences and which encompass textbooks as well as specialist titles on the theory and practice of teaching and learning.
To celebrate the first of many International Days of Education, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on four of our best-selling titles in Education. To find out more about each title, click on the image below. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EDUCATION19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st February 2019.
From Education to Life: A Review of Its Role and Tasks contributes to ongoing discussions on the important role of education and on the challenging tasks facing educators today. Drawing on their long, vast and varied experience as educators, administrators and scholars, the authors deal specifically with certain fundamental issues with a view to engaging those involved in education in an examination of what underlies educational theory and practice. The book shows that education is not simply about attending school, academic institutions or any other establishment of learning or training, but, rather, is a process that looks further than the time spent learning lessons, attending lectures, doing research, acquiring knowledge, honing skills, or developing competence, important and crucial as these activities are to human development. Its greatest challenge and purpose come, instead, from life itself.
Intercultural Communicative Competence in English Language Teaching in Polish State Colleges provides a strong theoretical introduction to the field of intercultural communication, offering practical examples of classroom activities, as well as presenting empirical research which demonstrates that intercultural communicative competence (ICC) can be developed effectively in specially tailored courses adjusted to the needs of learners. A thorough analysis of the empirical material collected from participant observation, the administered questionnaires and interviews allowed the most common values and attitudes held as components of intercultural sensitivity to be identified. The obtained findings are subsequently analyzed to predict the potential areas of communication misunderstandings and failures between Polish learners of English and representatives of other cultures.
How do we make sense of our world? How does giving an immediate, intuitive response impact its quality, what are its features, and how is this related to misconceptions? Who is afraid of misconceptions? Despite cognitive ability and information being accessible like never before, learners often provide incorrect, intuition-based responses to science and mathematics questions. Based on comprehensive research, combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Misconceptions in Science Education: Help Me Understand suggests a paradigm shift into an “empathic space” in which students, elementary and middle school, pre-service teachers and researchers can utilize misconceptions as a learning tool.
Bridging the gender gap in higher education is fundamental throughout India. Education is the yardstick by which the growth and development of a country are delineated, and it helps to discipline the mind, sharpen the intellect and refine the spirit. There has been a phenomenal growth in the number of women enrolling in higher education in India since the country gained independence, with around 45% of female admissions to such institutions in recent years. Women in Higher Education in India: Perspectives and Challenges explores the role of women in higher education, their emergence as a strong force for social change, and the implications of this on society. It also discusses technology’s impact on women’s education, constraints on women in higher education, and issues and challenges for women in the workplace.
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