Quality improvement is a major current goal of Education in China and this will be achieved through overall quality improvement of the education system as a whole, a situation that is also the case across the world. Deploying a cost-benefit analysis and multidisciplinary perspectives from education, economics, neurocognition, gender studies, child development, and international development, this book presents a range of critical interventions in education development and investment that have proven to be effective in many countries around the world. The book draws on theoretical and practical experience in the field of education investment and analyses key issues in China's early childhood education, early reading, girls' education, brain science application in international education, small-scale schools in low income areas and teacher education. Students and scholars of education and development and Chinese education will benefit from this title.
Table of Contents
1. Why to Invest in Education: An Economic Perspective. 2. Physical Conditions of Schools and Education Outcomes. 3. Investment in Early Childhood Development: Observations from Empirical Evidence. 4. Vision Before Comprehension: Neglected Variables Affect the Performance of Low-income students. 5. Girls' Education: Why to Invest and What Works. 6. Improving Teaching and Learning in Low-income Schools: Innovation and Implications for Escuela Nueva. 7. How Can the Education Systems Get Quality Teachers?
Jin Chi is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Teacher Education Research, Faculty of Education, Key Research Institutes of Humanities and Social Sciences in Universities of Ministry of Education, at Beijing Normal University. Her work focuses on quality learning and sustainable development, in particular child development and education, teacher education and policy, and rural women and girls’ education and development. She has published nine books and 40 articles in professional journals and chapters in books, and research reports.
Eduardo Velez Bustillo has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Peking University; and Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University, Fudan University, and Kobe University. His main interest is education and development, in particular economics of education. He has published ten books and more than 100 articles in professional journals and chapters in books, and research reports.