Volume 11, Issue 3, 2006
A Special Issue on Education

A Special Issue on Education

Edited by Howard Doughty, David Dibbon and Ken Stevens

Scholarly-Style Articles:

1. Creating Conditions for Healthy Learning Organizations: Embracing Complexity and Principles of Healthy Dynamical Living Systems, by R. Darren Stanley, University of Windsor, Canada

2. Collaborative Community-Based Public Education and Neighbourhood Schools: Assessments of Racial Harmony and Issues of Equity by Mark A. Glaser, Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs, Wichita State University, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Patricia Stevens, Crystal Gile, and Edward P. Young, Kansas, USA.

3. Inventory Building and Utilization with Information Technologies: The Use of Database and Pattern Matching Systems in Teaching and Research, by Joshua Franzel and James Lee, American University, Washington DC, USA

4. Assessing the Awareness and Perceptions of Academic Staff in Using E-learning Tools for Instructional Delivery in a Post-Secondary Institution: A Case Study, by Abdulhameed Kayode Agboola, International Islamic University, Malaysia

5. From School to Economy: Innovation and Enterprise in Singapore, by Pak Tee Ng and Charlene Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Republic of Singapore

6. Brazil’s National Award for Innovation in Education Management: An Incentive for Local Education Authorities to Improve Municipal Education Systems toward the Goals of the National Education Plan, by Armando A. Simoes, Ministry of Education, and Oroslinda Maria Taranto Goulart, Anísio Teixeira National Institute for Research and Educational Studies (INEP), Brazil

7. Social Networks as Platforms for New Public-Private Partnerships in Technical and Vocational Education: by Parthasarathi Banerjee, National Institute of Science, Technology and Developmental Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi, India

8. Blood from A Stone: Institutional Barriers to Fostering Academic Freedom and Research in Ontario’s Community Colleges, by Dr. Thomas Fleming, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

9. Engaging Democracy and Social Justice in Creating Educational Alternatives: An Account of Voice and Agency for Marginalized Youth and the Community, by Morgan Gardner, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Angela Crockwell, Community Youth Services, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

10. Postsecondary Education and the Ideology of Capitalist Production: by Ralph V. Barrett, McMaster University and Diane E. Meaghan, Seneca College and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada

Review Essay:

11. The Limits of Critical Thinking, by Howard Doughty, College of International Studies, Hawaii Pacific University, USA


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Calls for Papers. The Innovation Journal is interested in publishing special theme issues on Complexity and Innovation, Development and the poor in developing countries: The new role of innovation , Rules Innovation, Client Empowerment, Technology and Innovation, and Innovation in Local Government. As always, we are interested in articles in English et en français and papers on other topics for open issues. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

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Would you mind taking a moment to visit this site and completing the short recommendation form there? To help you do that, the publisher is Eleanor Glor, and I think a unique feature is that TIJ focuses on innovation in the public sector and offers separate sections for practitioner and scholarly-style papers. If readers and contributors to TIJ complete this form, then our chances of TIJ being included increase. If TIJ is included in this index it should be taken up by more libraries around the world, therefore increasing its readership (or at least its visibility to its potential readership) substantially.

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2006 (11-3-01) Creating Conditions for Healthy Learning Organizations,
2006 (11-3-02) Collaborative Community-Based Public Education & Neighbourhood Schools, , , , ,
2006 (11-3-03) Inventory Building & Utilization with Info-Technology, ,
2006 (11-3-04) Assessing, Awareness, Perceptions of Academic Staff: E-learning Tools,
2006 (11-3-05) From School to Economy Innovation and Enterprise in Singapore, ,
2006 (11-3-06) Brazil’s National Award Innovation Education Management, ,
2006 (11-3-07) Social Networks, Platforms New Public Private Partnerships Tech & Vocational Education,
2006 (11-3-08) Blood from a Stone,
2006 (11-3-09) Engaging Democracy and Social Justice in Creating Educational Alternatives,
2006 (11-3-10) Postsecondary Education Ideology Capitalist Production,
2006 (11-3-11) The Limits of Critical Thinking,

Published December 24 2006