Global Prospects for Education: Development, Culture, and Schooling
Within Global Prospects for Education, several teams of researchers discuss their work in East Asian countries and identify effective teaching techniques associated with high mathematical achievement. Other authors describe how cultural beliefs and the social expectations of parents and teachers influence children to work persistently to understand mathematical concepts.
In addition to mathematics, literacy development is analyzed from several perspectives; authors examine factors that affect how young children learn to spell and study how exposure to print influences literacy. Still other authors identify literacy tasks that can be used to assess children's cognitive strategies, consider what educators can do to enhance long-term retention of literacy after formal schooling ends, and discuss what can be done to enhance teacher training.
Throughout the volume, authors share an interest in using the principles of developmental psychology and basic research to foster better conditions in and out of the classroom.