Book Announcement: Alternative Educational Methodologies

Alternative Educational Methodologies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp309, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Alternative Educational Methodologies, edited by Ion Albulescu and Horaţiu Catalano.

This volume brings together a number of papers presented at the international conference on “Specific Methodologies in Educational Alternatives” held in June 2016, at the Bistriţa University Extension of the Educational Sciences Department of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The event served to promote the most recent theoretical and practical findings related to educational alternatives, and attracted the attendance of over 250 theorists and experts in the field. The conference represented a significant opportunity to know and develop this field of study, based on research and examples of good practice. The contributions here specifically explore the six educational alternatives that exist in Romania, namely Step by Step, Waldorf, Freinet, Curative Pedagogy, Montessori and the Jenaplan. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy

Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp142, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy, edited by Annemarie Profanter and Luisa Sevillano García.

The current societal and social reality in Europe is undergoing far-reaching changes due to the phenomenon of migration. Educational policy and pedagogical practice play a key role in the academic support of immigrant children in schools. In this volume, the connections between societal change and educational issues in relation to two southern European nations, Spain and Italy, are analyzed. The stories of intercultural communication and integration of these two case studies focus on five themes: linguistic diversity, the performance gap, teacher training programs and school culture, the role of music education in multicultural and multilingual contexts, and the development of a supranational education as an improvement for multicultural education. The volume is of particular relevance for educational researchers, as well as for the interested general reader. It takes the reader to public and private entities in Italy and Spain, where intercultural education is part of societal discourse, and serves as a sounding board for the discussion of developments in other parts of Europe with similar demographics. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Role of the Self in Language Learning

The Role of the Self in Language Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp175, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Role of the Self in Language Learning, edited by Sehnaz Sahinkarakas and Jülide Inozu.

The role played by concepts of the “Self” in the learning of languages has recently received increasing attention in academic studies. In the same way that fingerprints represent each person’s uniqueness, the self here is related to the uniqueness of learners, the way they receive and transmit their identity in the teaching and learning process. It is this uniqueness that brings dynamism, challenge and inspiration to learning and teaching. By focusing on language learners’ self-concept, this book foregrounds the role of the learner in the process of language learning. It presents a number of empirical studies that bring into focus various aspects of the self, and will, as such, be of interest to EFL teachers, researchers and the general reader interested in the self and its effects on learners’ approaches, motivation and interest in foreign language learning. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Challenges in Foreign Language Teaching in Iran

Challenges in Foreign Language Teaching in Iran now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp167, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Challenges in Foreign Language Teaching in Iran, edited by Seyed Mohammad Reza Amirian and Gholamreza Zareian.

This volume is a clear reflection of the realities and dynamics of language teaching in Iranian classrooms and the new trends within the Iranian EFL community over the last decade. It covers a variety of recent topics within the context of English language teaching in Iran, such as assessment and testing, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), task-based methodology, and vocabulary learning, among others. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Exploring Communication through Qualitative Research

Exploring Communication through Qualitative Research now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895897
Hardback, pp402, £64.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring Communication through Qualitative Research, edited by Corina Daba-Buzoianu, Monica Bîră, Alina Duduciuc and George Tudorie.

This volume offers an insight into contemporary communication studies, as seen through the lens of qualitative research. It presents existing studies on qualitative research, current research programs, and trends for future expansion of this methodological approach. Continue reading

Book Announcement: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (paperback)

Paperback edition of An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp269, £46.99 / $79.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology by C. Nadia Seremetakis.

This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others.
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Book Announcement: Language Teachers’ Stories from their Professional Knowledge Landscapes

Language Teachers’ Stories from their Professional Knowledge Landscapes now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp199, £54.99 / $93.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Language Teachers’ Stories from their Professional Knowledge Landscapes, edited by Lesley Harbon and Robyn Moloney.

Language Teachers’ Professional Knowledge Landscapes is a collection of fourteen narratives from teachers of different languages, at different school levels, in different contexts across Australia. Continue reading