This title examines the relationship HIV/AIDS has with education in different international contexts, from Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the USA, UK, and the Caribbean. Drawing on the international research in numerous countries, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, the USA and the Caribbean, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the impact of this epidemic on schooling and teachers. They explore the complexity of this disease's relationship with education, and how given different social, cultural, political, economic and other contexts, it can have different impacts. Coverage ranges from looking at the global, international ramifications, to local perspectives drawing on informal community-based interventions. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within each chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support further exploration. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources. This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
Rural schools, and the large chunk of the nation's students who attend them, face challenges every bit as daunting as those of their urban counterparts. It is important to keep in mind that rural schools differ greatly from one another. But as a group, students in these schools generally score as well as or better than non-rural students on standardised tests. The makeup of student populations in rural schools differs considerably across the country as well. As a whole, rural students are predominantly white. Studies in several states have shown that small schools and districts can overcome the adverse effects of poverty on student achievement and narrow the achievement gap between poor students and their more affluent peers.
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