"These indicators enable governments to see their education systems in the light of other countries' performances and, together with OECD's country policy reviews, are designed to support and review the efforts that governments are making towards policy reform. (p. 3)"
"The major aim of this encyclopedia is to describe the most important concepts, theories, research, policies, case studies, and programs at the pre-school through the postsecondary levels and their implications for educational reform. Diversity is defined broadly in this encyclopedia and includes race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation (LGBT), religion, language, and exceptionality, which encompasses giftedness and disability." p. xlviii
Provides "a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents." Section I contains chapters on individual countries, while Section II has synthesis chapters.
"provides a unique and comprehensive guide, including an inventory of 199 centers, programs, and institutes in the field, an essay analyzing the emergence and current status of higher education as an area of study, and a listing of 191 journals focusing on higher education."
"By examining some of the major education policy issues, particularly in the light of recent shifts in education and policy research, the editors aim to provide a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, education and policy-driven reforms. (p. xi)"
"The first part discusses new developments in social theory and methodology in the sociology of education. The second part offers a sequence of snapshots of the practice of sociology of education in different countries and regions of the world, as well as a focus on how the educational process is being analyzed by diverse audiences. The third part offers an appraisal of critical issues in sociology of education, including some of the thorniest debates in the field."
"The Handbook brings together authors (experienced researchers in their own right) from eighteen different countries across seven continents. The ten themes under which their work is grouped represent critical dimensions of teacher and school development."
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide covers "all major aspects of children's lives, including educational provision, legal status, family life, health, abuse and neglect, play and recreation, and religious affiliation" in country chapters. Each of the 6 volumes covers a region of the world.
"The International Comparative Education (ICE) concentration is a multidisciplinary, international, cross-cultural program of training that places educational problems into an international and comparative framework. "
"This data base is jointly developed by the Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) and UNESCO Bangkok - Asia and Pacific Bureau for Education in co-operation with government and non-government literacy agencies in the region. It may be freely used and copied for educational and other non-commercial purposes, provided that any reproduction of data be accompanied by an acknowledgement of ACCU and UNESCO as the source."
"The Institute of International Education (IIE) fosters mutual understanding, develops global leaders, and protects academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs that advance the vision of Opening Minds to the World®."
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement-"a unique network of scholars, researchers and policy-makers working together to prepare and conduct studies on educational achievement worldwide."
"IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. Its services are available on the priority basis to Members but also to organisations, institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students."
"The IBE's main mission is to act as UNESCO's centre specialized in contents, methods and structure of education. It builds networks to share expertise on curriculum development in all regions of the world and aims to introduce modern approaches in curriculum design and implementation, improve practical skills and promote informed policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels."
"The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online."
"The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin....LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America."
"NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the Association and thousands advocate for international education."
"The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. TIMSS data have been collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007. TIMSS 2007 results were released on December 9, 2008."
National Center for Education Statistics - International Activities Program
"NCES supports a variety of activities to provide statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. These activities focus on 2 major areas: indicators and assessments."
"'Building Character through Cornerstone Values' is an indigenous New Zealand approach to the development of character which had its origins at the Waihopai School, Invercargill, following the 1989 reforms known as "Tomorrow's Schools" and the provision for local learning objectives in a school charter."
"The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating economies and administered to15-year-olds in schools."
"Pratham is the largest non governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India. Pratham was established in 1994 to provide education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage."
"The Right to Education Project aims to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability, looking to focus on the legal challenges to the right to education. The cornerstones of the Project is this wide-reaching website, ongoing research and a wide network of human rights and education activists. It is a partial continuation of the groundbreaking older Right to Education Project of the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Katarina Tomaševski."
"USAID’s goal in education is to improve lives and create opportunity. To achieve this goal, USAID is implementing a five-year Education Strategy, Education: Opportunity though Learning, that focuses resources, encourages innovation, and strives to meet the global need for improved access to a quality education for children, youth, and adults."
"The Organization aims to help build a sustainable world with just societies that value knowledge, promote peace, celebrate diversity and defend human rights, achieved by providing Education for All (EFA)."
Includes link to UNESCO Portal on Higher Education. "This portal offers access to on-line information on higher education institutions recognized or otherwise sanctioned by competent authorities in participating countries."
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (Girls' Education, Education Technology, Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health, Economics of Education) with many full text reports