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Moral & social purpose of education

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Liquid Learning and Educational Work

Liquid Learning and Educational Work

Author: Terri (Monash University, Australia) Seddon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Over the last 30 years the effects of economic globalisation have transformed education and its relationship to work and everyday working lives. Market reform and the appropriation of 'learning' to fuel the knowledge economy produced a lifelong learning educational order, complemented by social inclusion to manage residual and resistant populations. In the process education was decentred, learning spaces were diversified within an education market that served the world of work. Educators were remaindered by a rising tide of coaches, counsellors, learning managers and mentors who 'facilitate' rather than 'teach'. In this groundbreaking book the author contextualises these changes as a way of re-reading our times and its educational effects. The chapters examine the interface of policy and practice and map the shifting relations between educational work and social organisations of learning by developing three key themes: Liquid learning: drawing on Bauman's characterisation of 'liquid modernity', the concept of liquid leaning details the cultural conditions that confront educators and those who seek to use education as a social instrument to address economic, social, cultural, environmental and political development Making spaces of orientation: designing and realising strategies to address the challenges of liquid modernity Educational work: considering the specialist expertise that educators as an occupational group bring to the challenges of liquid learning. The case examples that make up the main body of this book show how spaces of orientation are made and how they can be designed to support learning for living in interdependence. Each of these cases is informed by substantial empirical research and fine-grained analyses are used to define the nature of educational work, the resources that are mobilised in constructing contexts for learning, and its contribution to the art of politics that makes spaces of orientation. As the author demonstrates, educators have expertise that is critical in the contemporary globalised world and its politics

Liquid Learning and Educational Work

Liquid Learning and Educational Work

Author: Terri (Monash University, Australia) Seddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Over the last 30 years the effects of economic globalisation have transformed education and its relationship to work and everyday working lives. Market reform and the appropriation of 'learning' to fuel the knowledge economy produced a lifelong learning educational order, complemented by social inclusion to manage residual and resistant populations. In the process education was decentred, learning spaces were diversified within an education market that served the world of work. Educators were remaindered by a rising tide of coaches, counsellors, learning managers and mentors who 'facilitate' rather than 'teach'. In this groundbreaking book the author contextualises these changes as a way of re-reading our times and its educational effects. The chapters examine the interface of policy and practice and map the shifting relations between educational work and social organisations of learning by developing three key themes: Liquid learning: drawing on Bauman's characterisation of 'liquid modernity', the concept of liquid leaning details the cultural conditions that confront educators and those who seek to use education as a social instrument to address economic, social, cultural, environmental and political development Making spaces of orientation: designing and realising strategies to address the challenges of liquid modernity Educational work: considering the specialist expertise that educators as an occupational group bring to the challenges of liquid learning. The case examples that make up the main body of this book show how spaces of orientation are made and how they can be designed to support learning for living in interdependence. Each of these cases is informed by substantial empirical research and fine-grained analyses are used to define the nature of educational work, the resources that are mobilised in constructing contexts for learning, and its contribution to the art of politics that makes spaces of orientation. As the author demonstrates, educators have expertise that is critical in the contemporary globalised world and its politics

Sociology and Education

Sociology and Education

Author: Richard (University of the West of England, UK) Waller, Tamsin Bowers-Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to sociology of education. It skilfully guides readers through this complex and sometimes challenging area using examples and accounts of sociological research to help them to understand the bigger theories and policies behind what are sometimes taken for granted systems of education. Divided into two parts, the book examines each phase of education through a sociological lens. It then explores a range of cross-cutting themes which are at the very forefront of sociological concerns including social justice, globalisation, technology and the role of the market within educational provision. Features include individual tasks and group activities to promote discussion case studies notes boxes to highlight further reading; chapter overviews and summaries Part of the Foundations in Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for students coming to the study of sociology of education for the first time.

Sociology and Education

Sociology and Education

Author: Richard (University of the West of England, UK) Waller, Tamsin Bowers-Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to sociology of education. It skilfully guides readers through this complex and sometimes challenging area using examples and accounts of sociological research to help them to understand the bigger theories and policies behind what are sometimes taken for granted systems of education. Divided into two parts, the book examines each phase of education through a sociological lens. It then explores a range of cross-cutting themes which are at the very forefront of sociological concerns including social justice, globalisation, technology and the role of the market within educational provision. Features include individual tasks and group activities to promote discussion case studies notes boxes to highlight further reading; chapter overviews and summaries Part of the Foundations in Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for students coming to the study of sociology of education for the first time.

Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms

Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms

Author: Namulundah Florence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2020

This book helps teachers explore the origins of differing value structures in safe forums. It uses guided cross-cultural exchanges to help break down prejudices and foster an appreciation of other cultures and the essence of a common humanity. Acknowledging the inextricable link between cultural and structural factors in the plight of vulnerable student populations, this work focuses on how to help counter prevailing disparities in perceptions and expectations within school settings. Designed primarily for teacher candidates, this book offers educators a forum for recognizing the impact of primary backgrounds in teaching and learning. Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms focuses on four elements in the teaching/learning process: school climate; the views and expectations of teachers in solidarity with principals and policy makers; teacher interactions with students and parents; and the centrality of reflection to improve practice. It offers tools to support cultural adaptations that enhance the academic success of inner-city students served by predominantly white and more privileged teachers.

Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms

Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms

Author: Namulundah Florence Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2020

This book helps teachers explore the origins of differing value structures in safe forums. It uses guided cross-cultural exchanges to help break down prejudices and foster an appreciation of other cultures and the essence of a common humanity. Acknowledging the inextricable link between cultural and structural factors in the plight of vulnerable student populations, this work focuses on how to help counter prevailing disparities in perceptions and expectations within school settings. Designed primarily for teacher candidates, this book offers educators a forum for recognizing the impact of primary backgrounds in teaching and learning. Adapting to Cultural Pluralism in Urban Classrooms focuses on four elements in the teaching/learning process: school climate; the views and expectations of teachers in solidarity with principals and policy makers; teacher interactions with students and parents; and the centrality of reflection to improve practice. It offers tools to support cultural adaptations that enhance the academic success of inner-city students served by predominantly white and more privileged teachers.

: Schooling Ordinary Kids (1987)

: Schooling Ordinary Kids (1987)

Author: Phillip (Cardiff University, UK) Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Originally published 1987 Schooling Ordinary Kids looks at the 'invisible majority' of ordinary working-class pupils. The book explains why these pupils are now at the centre of a major educational crisis surrounding the soaring rates of youth unemployment. The book is a timely examination of educational inequalities, unemployment, and the new vocationalism. Drawing extensively the study of schools in the urban centre of South Wales the book highlights the need for an alternative politics of education, if we were to meet the educational challenge of the late-twentieth century. The new vocationalism is revealed here as a policy for inequality both politically and in the classroom.

Bourgeois Ideology and Education

Bourgeois Ideology and Education

Author: Steven Snow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

This book identifies the origins and central assertions of bourgeois ideology as well as the reasons for their persuasive power, and offers pedagogical tools to weaken them. The author suggests techniques for use in the classroom, the community and the imagination that subvert negative stereotypes about poor people and individualist explanations for socio-economic status. Written from an ecumenical socialist perspective combining Marxist, neo-Marxist, and anarchist perspectives, this book utilizes a broad interdisciplinary scope, encompassing political theory, religion, political psychology, and literature.

: Teachers (1994)

: Teachers (1994)

Author: Kevin Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Originally published in 1994, Teachers: Constructing a Future is designed for teachers, as well as those interested in the future of schooling and education. The book draws on sociological analysis, philosophical insights and aspects of political economy to examine the changing and developing role of teachers in the context of the current transformation of western capitalism. It considers the historical growth of teaching as a profession and as a political force, and indicates that economic rationalism has been effectively employed to elevate the instrumental role of schooling in society, and consequentially to devalue the professional and political nature of teaching.

Rural Education in China's Social Transition

Rural Education in China's Social Transition

Author: Gerard A. (University of Hong Kong) Postiglione Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2020

The People's Republic of China in the first decade of the 21st century experienced dramatic growth and expansion that altered the educational environment of children. Rapid economic development increased prosperity and lifted more Chinese out of poverty and expanded educational access for their children. As China's middle class swelled and an urban elite emerged and inequality grew. Many targeted policies focused on poverty alleviation were enacted to bridge the growing inequalities. Rural families experienced food insecurity, illness, hardships of family separation, migrant life on the margins of the cities, and a resource gap between the home conditions of rural children, compared with their urban counterparts. This book highlights the complexity in extending educational opportunities to rural children-including migrant and ethnic minority children. Each chapter offers field-based research in seven provincial level entities, including Anhui, Beijing, Gansu, Hubei, Shanghai, Shanxi, and Tibet. The book illustrates the diverse strategies of poor rural and minority children and their families to secure access to quality basic education and the challenges of policy initiatives designed to do the same in this momentous period in China. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of rural educational policy and practice in china and worldwide.

Sex Ed on the Cards

Sex Ed on the Cards

Author: Sophie Manning, Leah Jewett Format: Cards Release Date: 10/12/2020

Sex Ed on the Cards is a fun, factual and LGBTQ+ inclusive resource for delivering effective and engaging relationships and sex education (RSE) to students aged 14+. For too long this education has focused on dangers and risks, but young people have the right, need, desire and curiosity to see the bigger sex-ed picture. The Question, Debate and Challenge cards provide an opportunity to discuss real-life facts and scenarios, promoting discussion and developing confidence and understanding. With 3 modes of game play - conversation, collaboration and competition - the cards allow young people to explore their attitudes, beliefs and values around key topics including body image, consent, pleasure, porn, sexual orientation and gender identity. Sex Ed on the Cards brings critical thinking to the table, encouraging... Live conversation The game helps diffuse any awkwardness in face-to-face exchanges about sex and relationships issues. It also acknowledges the benefits of digital literacy, signposting reliable online resources for teens Sexual literacy The game acknowledges digital natives' possible awareness of and in-depth exposure to a range of material and helps them interpret what they may already have seen Social action Made for a generation that cares deeply about equality, diversity and social justice, these cards introduce relevant modern concepts in a social-action context Created by Outspoken Sex Ed and illustrated by Sex Ed Matters - social enterprises passionate about honest conversation around sex and relationships - this card game is an invaluable resource to support relationships and sex education for students aged 14+.