New Books from Academy Fellows

Professor Fernando M. Reimers has recently had two books published, both by Springer.  The first is Educating Students to Improve the World. 

 In this open access book, Reimers addresses how to help students find purpose in a rapidly changing world. In a probing and visionary analysis of the field of global education Fernando Reimers explains how to lead the transformation of schools and school systems to more effectively prepare students to address today’s most urgent challenges and to invent a better future. Offering a comprehensive and multidimensional framework for designing and implementing a global education program that combines cultural, psychological, professional, institutional, and political perspectives, the book summarizes an extensive body of empirical literature on the practice of global education. Several global citizenship curricula that have been adopted by schools and school networks are described and the interrelationship among them provides a strategy for leading school change into the uncharted territory of the future.

https://www.amazon.com/Educating-Students-Improve-SpringerBriefs-Education-ebook/dp/B086W172PR


 

Professor Reimers second book is Audacious Education Purposes.

This study examines how large-scale efforts to empower teachers for deeper instruction have been designed, how they have been implemented, and their outcomes. To do so, it investigates six programs from England, Colombia, Mexico, India, and the United States. Though all six are intended to broaden and deepen students’ curricular aspirations, each takes this expansion of curricular goals in a different direction. The ambitious education reforms studied here explicitly focus on building teachers’ capacity to teach on a broader set of goals.

https://www.amazon.com/Audacious-Education-Purposes-Governments-Transform/dp/3030418812

 


 

 

This open access book presents a comparative study on how large-scale professional development programs for teachers are designed and implemented. Around the world, governments and educators are recognizing the need to educate students in a broad range of higher order cognitive skills and socio-emotional competencies.  Providing effective opportunities for teachers to develop the expertise needed to teach these skills is a crucial aspect of effective implementation of curricula which include those goals. 

This study examines how large-scale efforts to empower teachers for deeper instruction have been designed, how they have been implemented, and their outcomes. To do so, it investigates six programs from England, Colombia, Mexico, India, and the United States. Though all six are intended to broaden and deepen students’ curricular aspirations, each takes this expansion of curricular goals in a different direction. The ambitious education reforms studied here explicitly focus on building teachers’ capacity to teach on a broader set of goals.

https://www.amazon.in/Empowering-Teachers-Build-Better-World/dp/9811521360

 


 

Schooling matters. The authors' professional pursuits for over twenty-five years have been focused on measuring one key aspect of schooling: the curriculum - what students are expected to study and what they spend their time studying. This documents their conviction that schools and schooling play a vital and defining role in what students know and are able to do with respect to mathematics and science. This research examines seventeen international studies of mathematics and science to provide a nuanced comparative education study. Whilst including multiple measures of students' family and home backgrounds, these studies measure the substance of the curriculum that students study which has been shown to have a strong relationship with student performance. Such studies have demonstrated the interrelatedness of student background and curriculum. Student background influences their opportunities to learn and their achievements, yet their schooling can have even greater significance.

https://www.amazon.com/Schooling-Across-Globe-Mathematics-International-ebook/dp/B07HKNBHTB