Education In The Global City

Author: Aaron Koh
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317294858
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Education in the Global City examines education in Singapore through the critical lens of ‘manufacturing’. The book brings together two disparate fields which inform each other, education and the ‘global city’; and the book’s contributors analyse and critique the manufacturing of Singapore education and Singapore’s global city formation. The collection covers vocational education, language policies, Higher Education, English education, critical thinking, sex education, creativity, and critical feminist scholarship. Collectively, the book pries open the ideology of the manufacturing education system, and points out the tension between the nation and its ideologies, and the ‘global city’ aspirations. It also asks how education contributes to, and is shaped by, the market realities of Singapore’s global city ambitions – which are at odds with the nationalistic local agenda and priorities of nation-building. In interrupting and speaking against the prevailing (and narrow) manufacturing of education for a teleological end, in spite of Singapore’s successful nation-building, this book is an important contribution to critical education scholarship.This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Neoliberalism Cities And Education In The Global South And North

Author: Kalervo N. Gulson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134914369
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Across the world, cities are being reshaped in myriad ways by neoliberal forms of globalization, a process of urban restructuring with significant implications for educational policy and practices. The chapters in this collection speak to two complementary but analytically distinguishable aspects of the interplay between education, globalization, cities, and neoliberalism. The first aspect relates to the macro relationships between these powerful global forces on the one hand, and cities and their schools on the other. In particular the book considers the stratifying dynamics that exacerbate already existing inequalities related to race, ethnicity, language, class, and gender—inequalities entailing differential access to the city’s various resources. The second aspect deals with the cultural politics, and logics, of these changes in the city. This recognises that globalization is not simply imposed on the city, but rather becomes insinuated into its fabric through the actions and the agency of local actors and social movements. Against this backdrop, the chapters document how the educational politics of urban contexts in the United States, India, Canada, South Africa and Brazil should be understood as sites in which neoliberal forms of globalization are localised, reproduced, and potentially contested. This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Lost Youth In The Global City

Author: Jo-Anne Dillabough
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135163405
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sustainability In The Global City

Author: Gary McDonogh
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107076285
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This volume is a vital contribution to conversations about urban sustainability, looking beyond the propaganda to explore its consequences for everyday life.

Gangs In The Global City

Author: John Hagedorn
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252073371
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Understanding worldwide gangs through the lens of globalization "

Higher Education In Regional And City Development Amsterdam The Netherlands 2010

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264088954
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This publication explores a range of helpful policy measures and institutional reforms to mobilise higher education for the development of Amsterdam.

Spiritual Leadership In The Global City

Author: Mac Pier
Editor: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 1596692413
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Spiritual Leadership in the Global City is a contemporary study of the extraordinary spiritual leaders God has called out to be a sphere of influence in the global city of New York. Recognized voice and spiritual leader Mac Pier has compiled the stories of these leaders and the churches that are collaborating at historic levels to transform lives in the city and the city itself. Engulfed in stories from the mayor's office to the lesser-known homeless shelters in the Bronx, readers will experience a sense of transformation. Although written primarily for lay and professional church leaders, this book will benefit any believer with a passion for people and transforming lives. It is also appropriate for institutions equipping people to serve and work in the cities. This book looks at the data that enables leadership to thrive within these environments and provides the serious reader with the theology, history, and practice of leadership within the urban context. Through this book, readers will be pointed toward training and educational resources.

Making A Global City

Author: Robert Vipond
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442631953
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Making a Global City critically examines the themes of diversity and community in a single primary school, the Clinton Street Public School in Toronto, between 1920 and 1990.

The Making Of A World City

Author: Greg Clark
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118609727
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After two decades of evolution and transformation, London hadbecome one of the most open and cosmopolitan cities in the world.The success of the 2012 Olympics set a high water-mark in thevisible success of the city, while its influence and soft powerincreased in the global systems of trade, capital, culture,knowledge, and communications. The Making of a World City: London 1991 - 2021 sets out in cleardetail both the catalysts that have enabled London to succeed andalso the qualities and underlying values that are at play:London’s openness and self-confidence, its inventiveness,influence, and its entrepreneurial zeal. London’s organic,unplanned, incremental character, without a ruling design code orguiding master plan, proves to be more flexible than any plannedcity can be. Cities are high on national and regional agendas as we all tryto understand the impact of global urbanisation and there-urbanisation of the developed world. If we can explainLondon’s successes and her remaining challenges, we canunlock a better understanding of how cities succeed.

Big City School Reforms

Author: Michael Fullan
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772763
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Big cities have struggled to improve public school systems. This book shows why—and offers a framework for achieving future success. Fullan and Boyle, internationally renowned thinkers on school change, demonstrate that while the educational challenges of big cities may be overwhelming, they are not insurmountable. They draw on ten years’ of research to identify six essential “push” and “pull” actions that enable big school systems to improve student achievement. Leaders must push to challenge the status quo, convey a high sense of urgency, and have the courage needed to intervene. But they need to also pull together to create a commonly-owned strategy, develop professional power, and attend to sustainability. Examining three major cities—New York, Toronto, and London—through the decade of 2002–2012, this book weaves case studies with careful analysis and recommendations to hone in on which policies and strategies work best to raise the bar for all students and reduce the gap for the disadvantaged. Big-City School Reforms offers invaluable advice to those leading the next phase of school reform in cities around the world. This is an eminently practical book that focuses on big problems and big solutions. “This encouraging book draws on the recent experiences of New York, London, and Toronto to identify what it takes to transform big-city school systems. It recognises their complexities without being overawed by them. By concentrating on the factors that seem to matter most, it offers real hope that we can now tackle some of the key issues that have frustrated reform efforts in the past.” —Geoff Whitty, director emeritus, Institute of Education, University of London, UK "Fullan and Boyle present a compelling framework for motivating and sustaining improvement in large urban school districts. The authors’ premise that system leaders must optimally balance push and pull strategies serves as an important lesson to school-level leaders as well.” —Sandra J. Stein, education and leadership consultant “In this important new book, Fullan and Boyle answer the most important question facing the leaders of the world's major cities: what will it take to significantly improve the quality of public education? Through a sophisticated analysis of the policies pursued in New York, Toronto, and London, the authors make it possible for us to see why some cities are making more progress than others. Their clear and compelling insights couldn't be more relevant and timely.” —Pedro A. Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development, Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Alan Boyle is director of Leannta Education Associates where he designs professional learning for education leaders.

Balancing Acts

Author: Natasha Kumar Warikoo
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947797
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In this timely examination of children of immigrants in New York and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? Warikoo challenges teachers, administrators, and parents to look beneath the outward manifestations of youth culture -- the clothing, music, and tough talk -- to better understand the internal struggle faced by many minority students as they try to fit in with peers while working to lay the groundwork for successful lives. Using ethnographic, survey, and interview data in two racially diverse, low-achieving high schools, Warikoo analyzes seemingly oppositional styles, tastes in music, and school behaviors and finds that most teens try to find a balance between success with peers and success in school.

The City As Campus

Author: Sharon Haar
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816665648
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A social and design history of the urban campus.

World City

Author: Doreen Massey
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745654827
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Cities around the world are striving to be 'global'. This book tells the story of one of them, and in so doing raises questions of identity, place and political responsibility that are essential for all cities. World City focuses its account on London, one of the greatest of these global cities. London is a city of delight and of creativity. It also presides over a country increasingly divided between North and South and over a neo-liberal form of globalisation - the deregulation, financialisation and commercialisation of all aspects of life - that is resulting in an evermore unequal world. World City explores how we can understand this complex narrative and asks a question that should be asked of any city: what does this place stand for? Following the implosion within the financial sector, such issues are even more vital. In a new Preface, Doreen Massey addresses these changed times. She argues that, whatever happens, the evidence of this book is that we must not go back to 'business as usual', and she asks whether the financial crisis might open up a space for a deeper rethinking of both our economy and our society.

Bilingual Community Education And Multilingualism

Author: Ofelia García
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698018
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"This book takes up the lens of ethnolinguistic communities as they proudly educate their own children in their ways of speaking and being. These bilingual community education programs are unlike bilingual programs in US public schools, where speakers of languages other than English are often minoritized. In these programs, the children's linguistic and cultural diversity are their most valuable assets. But these bilingual community education programs are also different from how others have characterized ???heritage language??? programs. In these bilingual community education programs diasporic ethnolinguistic communities ensure that their children use their ways of speaking and being within a US global context. Thus, their interest is not in their heritage, as the language and the culture was performed in the past, in another space, but as a dynamic bilingualism and biculturalism that is performed by American children."--publisher website.

Everyday Lives In The Global City

Author: Jörg Dürrschmidt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135434220
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Rejecting simplifying notions of globalisation as a macro-economic force, this book provides a grounded picture of the various ways in which people's biographies are tied up with the global cultural economy. The main argument of the book is that the globalisation of lives is experienced by people as the 'extension' of their 'milieux' both spatially and symbolically.

New York Chicago Los Angeles

Author: Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816633364
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New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles -- for all their differences, they are quintessentially American cities. They are also among the handful of cities on the earth that can be called "global". Janet L. Abu-Lughod's book is the first to compare them in an ambitious in-depth study that takes into account each city's unique history, following their development from their earliest days to their current status as players on the global stage.

Researching Visual Arts Education In Museums And Galleries

Author: M. Xanthoudaki
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401000433
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Researching Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries brings together case studies from Europe, Asia and North America, in a way that will lay a foundation for international co-operation in the future development and communication of practice-based research. The research in each of the cases directly stems from educational practice in very particular contexts, indicating at once the variety and detail of practitioners' concerns and their common interests.

Global Cities

Author: Linda Krause
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532769
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In this volume, scholars critique the growing body of literature on the current process broadly known as 'globalization'. The authors explore the complex geographies of modern cities and offer possible strategies for reclaiming a sense of place and community in these globalized urban settings.

Higher Education In Regional And City Development Berlin Germany 2010

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264089845
File Size: 70,37 MB
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This publication explores a range of helpful policy measures and institutional reforms to mobilise higher education for Berlin’s development.

City Kids City Schools

Author: William Ayers
Editor: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585605
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Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding. In the words of Sonia Nieto, City Kids, City Schools “challenge[s] the conventional wisdom of what it means to teach in urban schools.”