Secondary Education: Perspectives, Global Issues and Challenges


Edmund Harvey (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU001020

The secondary education system has proven to be a fundamental pillar to the education of people in majority of contemporary societies worldwide. Educated people are equally considered as qualified and cultured personalities, who foster the global economic growth, support the solidarity of their local communities, and strengthen the family relations among the family members. Nevertheless, the secondary education system encounters numerous, diversified, even competitive, roles that has to be reconciled with. This book reviews perspectives, global issues and challenges of a secondary education. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Secondary Education at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: A Literature-Based Overview
Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electric Power Division, Photometry Laboratory, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 2. Another Education is Still Possible: Learning by Doing, Learning by Reflecting
Lidia E. Santana, Laura del Castillo (Departamento de Didáctica e Investigación Educativa. Facultad de Educación, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). Campus Central. La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain)

Chapter 3. Participation Pedagogy: An Issue Stage
José Antonio Pineda-Alfonso, Jorge Ruiz-Morales and Olga Moreno-Fernández (University of Seville, Seville, Spain)

Chapter 4. How School Choice Leads to Segregation: An Analysis of Structural and Symbolic Boundaries at Play
Mimmi Barmark (Lund University, Department of Sociology, Lund, Sweden and Stefan Lund, Linnaeus University, Department of Education, Växjö, Sweden)

Chapter 5. Science Education Practices in the Framework of Secondary School Curricular Restructuring in East Timor
Ana Capelo and Isabel Cabrita (CIDTFF- Research Centre Didactics and Technology in Education of Trainers, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Chapter 6. Evolution of Emotion in learning Physics and Chemistry in Secondary Education
Ma Antonia Dávila-Acedo, Ana Belén Borrachero, Florentina Cañada, and Jesús Sánchez-Mártín (Science and Mathematics Education Department, Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)

Chapter 7. The Importance of PCK in the Education of Secondary School Physics Teachers: A Case Study on Teaching Electric Fields
Lina Viviana Melo-Niño, Florentina Cañada, Guadalupe Martínez, and Vicente Mellado (Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)

Chapter 8. The Need for Mental Health Literacy in Junior High Schools: Aggression-Dangerousness Perception of Schizophrenia
Rebeca Robles-García, Ana Fresán, Catalina González-Forteza, Carlos Berlanga, Nicolás Martínez-López, Carlos-Alfonso Tovilla-Zarate, and Francisco Páez (Dirección de Investigaciones Epidemiológicas y Sociales. Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente. Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 9. Initial Teacher Training for Inclusion in Secondary Education: A Possible Challenge
Ma del Carmen Pegalajar Palomino (University of Jaén, Jaén)

Chapter 10. Learning Difficulties Challenge Secondary Education in Organizing Educational Support
Airi Hakkarainen and Leena Holopainen (School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland, Finland)


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