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Edited By Keeves,John P. And Watanabe,Ryo
The aim of this handbook is to present readily accessible, but scholarly sources of information about educational research in the Asia-Pacific region. The scale and scope of the book is such that the articles included in it provide substantive contributions to knowledge and understanding of education in the Asia region. In so doing, the articles present the problems and issues facing education in the region and the findings of research conducted within the region that contribute to the resolution of these problems and issues. Moreover, since new problems and issues are constantly arising, the articles in the handbook also indicate the likely directions of future developments. The different articles within the handbook seek to conceptualize the problems in each specific content area under review, provide an integration of the research conducted within that area, the theoretical basis of the research the practical implications of the research and the contribution of the research towards the resolution of the problems identified. Thus, the articles do not involve the reporting of fresh research, but rather require a synthesis of the research undertaken in a particular area, with reference to the research methods employed and the theoretical frameworks on which the research is based. In general, the articles do not advocate a single point of view, but rather, present alternative points of view and comment on the debate and disagreements associated with the conduct and findings of the research. Furthermore, it should be noted, that the handbook is not concerned with research methodology, and only considers the methods employed in inquiry in so far as the particular methods of research contribute to the effective investigation of problems and issues that have arisen in the conduct and provision of education at different levels within the region. Two volumes.1425pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1402010079
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Inventory #14669
Price: £ 200.00 GBP ($ 258.00 approx. - € 221.00 approx.)
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Edited By Halachmi, Arie and Bouckaert, Geert
This volume deals with concepts relating to public productivity through quality and strategic management. It is suggested that quality is not a simple or single concept: it can mean compliance with pre-determined specifications of processes or outputs; it can mean assessment of outcomes or gatekeeping - in other words, assuring the quality of the inputs. There are obvious parallels with measuring productivity - if you cannot get good handles on outputs, then use inputs. This problem of the simple becoming complicated was understood by the Japanese at the inception of their "productivity movement". Having carefully analyzed how Europe had adopted and adapted American productivity techniques and approaches, and being faced with a turbulent system of industrial relations and a poor quality image, the initiators of the Japanese productivity movement came to the conclusion that, at least, a cease-fire and, at best, a treaty had to be negotiated between organized labour, management and government. The resulting 1955 productivity principles are addressed in this book. 271pp.
IOS Press, 1995, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9051991894
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Inventory #22978
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 77.40 approx. - € 66.30 approx.)
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Fidke, Irving
An exact facsimile of the original edition published in 1951 at Shaw's behest.The cover has been enlarged and a portrait of Blake added.The brief biography of Irving Fiske is new.209pp.
Vermont Creative Center, 1979, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Pamphlet. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #29930
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Crease to Page 9 and 10. 159pp.
Brotherfield M.B. Church, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Printing. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0889258422
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Inventory #25720
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Le Quellec, Jean-Loic
African Rock Art is the only book of its kind to examine this particular form of art throughout Africa. The paintings and engravings discovered on African rocks are amazing works of art that hold clues to understanding the history of humankind. Jean-Loic Le Quellec offers an expert analysis of this primitive art form, supplemented by photographs that capture the originality of prehistoric man's creativity. He divides Africa into four geographical zones: the Sahara, the Horn and East Africa, Southern Africa, and the west and central continent. Each zone is characterized by a unique artistic and representational style, ranging from realism to modern symbolism. The author places the artworks into the context of their discovery by the great explorers and evokes legendary tales to elucidate these enduring traces of prehistory. 212pp. N.B. Small mark to ffep.
Flammarion, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 2080304445
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Inventory #29183
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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