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Formal Education: A Catalyst to Nation Building

by Anthony Ikechukwu Chimaka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 07, 2014)

The smallest and most remote villages in the developing countries are affected by the rapid and seemingly irresistible trend towards globalization. The limitless availability of information however necessitates...


Morality Behind Bars

by Kay Hemmerling Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation...


E-Learning and Education for Sustainability

by Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho & Sandra S. Caeiro Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development...


Facets of Linguistics

by Peter Schildhauer, Jana Pflaeging, Alexander Brock & Anne Ammermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

This volume aims to represent the breadth and depth of current linguistic research of predominantly young linguists and thus to produce a snapshot of topical linguistic issues and trends. Therefore, it presents...


Classroom Struggle

by Marcelo Caruso Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

During the institutionalization of mass schooling in the 19th century, teaching large groups of children became both a necessity and a matter of regulation. For officials and inspectors the systematization of...


Tourismuskommunikation

by Doris Höhmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

Die Kommunikation in der Touristik hat in der germanistischen Forschungslandschaft bislang vergleichsweise wenig Beachtung gefunden. Mit seinen insgesamt 18 oftmals kontrastiv ausgerichteten Beiträgen aus der...


Teaching Environments

by Roman Bartosch & Sieglinde Grimm Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The essays in this collection seek to bring together current developments in ecocriticism and the pedagogical practice of teaching English at all levels, from primary schools to Higher Education. They cover...


Changing Configurations in Adult Education in Transitional Times

by Bernd Käpplinger & Steffi Robak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Change and transition are prominent buzzwords in the discourse upon adult education. International conferences like the European ESREA triennial research conference 2013 in Berlin focused on these terms. But...


The Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School Students

by Olga Aleksandrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

This book addresses the issue of using texts of culture in the EFL classroom. It analyzes some of the common problems observed in the teaching of English to senior secondary schools students, particularly in...


The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans

by Jelena Brankovic, Maja Kovacevic, Martina Vukasovic & Peter Maassen et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

Higher education in the Western Balkans is currently undergoing substantial changes as a result of European reform ideas, new domestic policy initiatives as well as universities and colleges in the region trying...


Les émotions dans le discours- Emotions in Discourse

by Dirk Siepmann, Peter Blumenthal & Iva Novakova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

Comment les mots permettent-ils d’appréhender ces objets obscurs que sont nos emotions ? Diverses langues européennes offrent-elles les mêmes perspectives sur cette réalité mouvante, explorée aussi par...


First Language versus Foreign Language

by Esther Odilia Breuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

First Language versus Foreign Language deals with the «battle» that takes place in writers’ heads when writing in a foreign language. Most academics today need to write in another language than in their...


TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls

by Maya Gotz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Out of all the media that today’s children encounter, what makes a particular TV character a child’s favorite? Based on 80 case studies, in-depth fan studies and standardized surveys with over 5,000 children...


Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom

by Werner Delanoy, Maria Eisenmann & Frauke Matz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom provides a comprehensive, in-depth and state-of-the-art introduction to literature learning in EFL contexts. Paying attention to both theoretical and practical concerns,...


The Power of the Image

by András Benedek & Kristóf Nyíri Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 09, 2014)

We think primarily in images, and only secondarily in words, while both the image and the word are preceded by the bodily, the visceral, the muscular. This holds even for mathematical thinking. It is the entire...


Methods in Writing Process Research

by Dagmar Knorr, Carmen Heine & Jan Engberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 24, 2014)

Methods for studying writing processes have significantly developed over the last two decades. The rapid development of software tools which support the collection together with the display and analysis of writing...


The Reflective Translator

by Joanna Albin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Although university studies do not always provide translators with the necessary skills, many of them continue in their professional capacity, which is understood to be the result of self-directed learning processes....


Teaching Languages off the Beaten Track

by Michal B. Paradowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

The 21st-century global linguistic landscape has seen many changes for language learners. New assessments have been made in a host of areas, especially regarding learners’ needs, motives, the target of instruction,...


School Effectiveness in China

by Pai Peng Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 05, 2014)

This book is a valuable attempt to address the issue of school effectiveness in mainland China. The author applies multi-level modeling and longitudinal student achievement and survey data to evaluate school...


Intertextuality and Psychology in P. L. Travers’ «Mary Poppins» Books

by Julia Kunz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the first appearance of Mary Poppins, interest in P. L. Travers’ most famous creation is still strong and the time is right for a reassessment of a work that is...


Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World

by Michal Paradowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

The past two decades have created quantitatively higher and qualitatively different demands for foreign language skills. Learners’ needs, expectations and contexts of language use have undergone radical and...


Herbartianism and its Educational Consequences in the Period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

by Edvard Protner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Herbartianism is without a doubt one of the most important pedagogic movements of the 19th century. While quoting J. F. Herbart, his followers – Herbartians – built a pedagogic system which strongly marked...


Language Proficiency Testing for Chinese as a Foreign Language

by Florian Meyer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

How did the (old) Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese? What inferences can be derived from HSK test taker scores, especially from Western test takers?...


Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

by Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges & Jean-Jacques Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

How do individuals experience multilingualism and mobility in the context of Europeanization and globalisation? The contributors explore language-in-education policies and family language policies, as well as...


Content and Language Integrated Learning by Interaction

by Rita Kupetz & Carmen Becker Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an established approach to support multilingualism in Europe by teaching various school subjects in an additional language. The practices used, however, vary...


The Power and Impact of Standardised Tests

by Lambrini Loumbourdi Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Standardised tests and language certification exams have been a popular topic in the field of assessment for many years now. The washback effect of such tests, that is how and to which degree language tests...


General Education and Language Teaching Methodology

by Karolina Janczukowicz & Mikolaj Rychlo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

This book presents a selection of papers on teaching English as a foreign language and the role of language education in human development. As thinking skills rely on language, language education should exceed...


Teaching English Pronunciation at the Secondary School Level

by Karolina Janczukowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This book aims to aid English teachers at the junior and senior secondary school levels in teaching pronunciation within a regular EFL syllabus. It presents such a way of incorporating the phonetic and lexical...


Teachers and Youth in Educational Reality

by Airi Liimets & Marika Veisson Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

The first seven articles of the book provide an overview of how Estonian educational scientists, collaborating with colleagues from Finland and Sweden on one of the articles, have empirically studied the quality...


Time for Health Education

by Kaarina Määttä & Satu Uusiautti Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Health and healthy life styles are something that we all would like to induce in our youths and children. This book provides a new perspective for health education. It represents Finnish ideas and solutions...


Kompetenz im Studium und in der Arbeitswelt- Competence in Higher Education and the Working Environment

by Georg Spöttl & Frank Musekamp Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

Gute Lehre an Hochschulen hat in den vergangenen Jahren erheblich an Bedeutung gewonnen. Dies gilt angesichts hoher Studienabbruchquoten insbesondere in den Ingenieurswissenschaften. Um die Effekte guter Lehre...


Constellation Analysis

by Bryan Cunningham Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 07, 2014)

Jason Nicholls’ Constellation Analysis is an important contribution to studies in Comparative Education. From a deeply philosophical perspective (drawing in particular on the work of Hegel, Gadamer and Foucault),...


Meaning and Motoricity

by Kristóf Nyíri Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

There is an intrinsic connection between the notions of image and time. Visual images can strike us as incomplete, as ambiguous, unless they are moving ones, happening in time. However, time cannot be conceptualized...


Media and Education in the Digital Age

by Matteo Stocchetti Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

This book is an invitation to informed and critical participation in the current debate on the role of digital technology in education and a comprehensive introduction to the most relevant issues in this debate....


Pragmantax II

by Angelika Bergien, Armin Burkhardt, Katrin Schöpe & Renate Belentschikow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

Dieser Band vereinigt 63 Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Er repräsentiert ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Erkenntnissen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Linguistik und versucht...


Die Sprache und ihre Wissenschaft zwischen Tradition und Innovation / Language and its Study between Tradition and Innovation

by József Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

Der Band enthält 34 Beiträge, die beim 45. Linguistischen Kolloquium in Veszprém (Ungarn) vom 16. bis 18. September 2010 präsentiert wurden. Die Autoren beschäftigen sich mit älteren und neueren Arbeitsfeldern...


Thinking and the Sense of Life

by Gerhard Schaefer & Ryoei Yoshioka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

Do cognitive/metacognitive abilities favour recognition of sense in life or not? Based on a sample of more than one thousand secondary schools students in Japan and Germany, the correlation between intelligence...


Assessing Intercultural Language Learning

by Veronika Timpe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 05, 2014)

Although Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) has become a key objective in foreign language (FL) education, curricula offer little in how language teachers can promote ICC through language instruction....


Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning

by Xiaoyan Xia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

The book addresses the role of the L1 (first language)-based concept categorization in L2 (second language) vocabulary learning from a cognitive linguistic perspective. The author hypothesizes that the patterns...


Translation and Interpretation in Europe

by Gerhard Stickel (Efnil) Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 07, 2014)

Europe is not «lost in translation». It lives in and by translation and interpretation. The 11th conference of the European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL) dealt with the importance...


Beyond the Classroom

by Anna Larsson & Björn Norlin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The research on educational history has traditionally focused on its institutional, political and pedagogical aspects, more or less habitually analyzing schooling as a top-down, adult-controlled phenomenon....


Testing ESL Sociopragmatics

by Catriona Fraser, Catherine Elder & Carsten Roever Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 06, 2014)

Testing of second language pragmatics has grown as a research area but still suffers from a tension between construct coverage and practicality. In this book, the authors describe the development and validation...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...


Non-professional Interpreting and Translation in the Media

by Chiara Bucaria & Rachele Antonini Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

Non-professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT) is a recent discipline. Books and volumes on this subject that combine all the different fields are extremely uncommon and authoritative reference material...


Intercultural Aspects in Teaching English at Primary Schools

by Eva Reid Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Slovak education, including foreign language education, is going through curricular reform. Even though the development of intercultural communicative competences is claimed to be one of the key aims of foreign...


Professionalisation of Adult Educators

by Susanne Lattke & Wolfgang Jütte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

In many regions of the world, professionalisation in adult and continuing education is brought into the focus of educational policy and research. Various fields of practice are looking for scientifical and political...


Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverstaendnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World

by Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg & Thomas Vogel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von Beiträgen der XIX. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung zum Thema Bildungswissenschaft auf der Suche nach globaler Identität...


Arab TV-Audiences

by Ehab Galal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

Today the relations between Arab audiences and Arab media are characterised by pluralism and fragmentation. More than a thousand Arab satellite TV channels alongside other new media platforms are offering all...


Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement

by Thomas Eckes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

Since the early days of performance assessment, human ratings have been subject to various forms of error and bias. Expert raters often come up with different ratings for the very same performance and it seems...


Journalism that Matters

by Michal Glowacki, Epp Lauk & Aukse Balcytiene Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This collective effort of Central and Eastern European (CEE) scholars investigates and compares journalism cultures in a selection of CEE countries. Simultaneously with dramatic societal and political changes,...