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Investigating Education in Germany Historical studies from a British perspective by David (University of Oxford, UK) Phillips Investigating Education in Germany Historical studies from a British perspective
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This book brings together the work of established researcher Professor David Phillips, in one authoritative volume. Including key chapters on education in Germany from the last three decades, topics range from historical studies of universities and schools, to detailed research...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Beyond the Confines by Jon Ord Beyond the Confines

This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education. It develops core ideas and thinking about informal education within outdoor settings, and explores how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Beyond the Confines by Jon Ord Beyond the Confines

This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education. It develops core ideas and thinking about informal education within outdoor settings, and explores how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Materialities and Mobilities in Education by Rachel (University of Surrey, UK) Brooks, Johanna (University of Oxford, UK.) Waters Materialities and Mobilities in Education
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Materialities and Mobilities in Education develops new arguments about the ways in which educational processes can be analysed. Drawing on a recent interest in mobilities across the social sciences, and a conterminous resurgence in academic accounts of materialities, the book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Psychological Theory and Educational Practice Human Development, Learning and Assessment by H.S.N. McFarland Psychological Theory and Educational Practice Human Development, Learning and Assessment

Originally published in 1971, this book was a critical introduction to the psychology of human development, learning and assessment. It was written with special attention to the needs of students of education and teachers, keeping in view the practical implications...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Heidegger and Executive Education The Management of Time by Toby (Cranfield University, UK) Thompson Heidegger and Executive Education The Management of Time
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Global corporations, and the senior executives within them, have been subject to great criticism in recent times, not only because corporations hold extreme concentrations of wealth, but also because they continue to sanction staggering pay inequalities between the haves and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Researching Emotions in Early Childhood by Sarah Cousins Researching Emotions in Early Childhood


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Ecologies of Engaged Scholarship Stories from Activist Academics by Miguel A. Guajardo Ecologies of Engaged Scholarship Stories from Activist Academics

Story and auto-ethnography are study methods based on decolonizing and liberating research perspectives. Stories, auto-ethnographies, and other qualitative methodologies enable the researcher/educator to be both a research instrument and an object in their study. Stories allow for the examination of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Star Teachers of Children in Poverty by Martin Haberman, Maureen Gillette, Djanna Hill Star Teachers of Children in Poverty
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In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of star teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman's seminal work, considering contemporary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Star Teachers of Children in Poverty by Martin Haberman, Maureen Gillette, Djanna Hill Star Teachers of Children in Poverty
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In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of star teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman's seminal work, considering contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Education Studies The Key Concepts by Dave Trotman Education Studies The Key Concepts

Written by educational specialists and including over fifty interdisciplinary entries, this essential compendium offers accessible, detailed definitions of the core concepts typically explored on undergraduate Education Studies courses. Its interactive design clarifies topics at an introductory, intermediate and advanced level,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Education Studies The Key Concepts by Dave Trotman Education Studies The Key Concepts

Written by educational specialists and including over fifty interdisciplinary entries, this essential compendium offers accessible, detailed definitions of the core concepts typically explored on undergraduate Education Studies courses. Its interactive design clarifies topics at an introductory, intermediate and advanced level,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2017

Service Learning as a Political Act in Education Bicultural Foundations for a Decolonizing Pedagogy by Kortney Hernandez Service Learning as a Political Act in Education Bicultural Foundations for a Decolonizing Pedagogy

Disrupting assumptions and commonsensical ideologies of service, Service Learning as a Political Act in Education presents a clear and systematic analysis that unveils the rampant contradictions within the service learning field. By providing a careful, critical bicultural examination of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Livelihoods and Learning Education For All and the marginalisation of mobile pastoralists by Caroline (University of Leeds, UK) Dyer Livelihoods and Learning Education For All and the marginalisation of mobile pastoralists
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Current paradigms of `development' generally serve mobile pastoralist groups poorly: their visibility in policy processes is minimal, and their mobility is constructed by the powerful as a `problem', rather than as a rational livelihood strategy. Increasingly damaged eco-systems, shrinking natural...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Education, Security and Intelligence Studies by Liam (University of Oxford, UK) Gearon Education, Security and Intelligence Studies
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With intensified threats to global security from international terrorism worldwide, education systems themselves face these same unprecedented security threats. Schools and universities have become marked loci of interest for the monitoring of extremism and counter-terrorism by security and intelligence agencies....
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

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Elite Schools in Globalising Circumstances New Conceptual Directions and Connections by Jane (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) Kenway Elite Schools in Globalising Circumstances New Conceptual Directions and Connections
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Elite Schools in Globalizing Circumstances foregrounds the richly theoretical and empirically-based work of an international cast of scholars seeking to break out of the confines of the methodological nationalism that now governs so much of contemporary scholarship on schooling. Based...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

East and West in Comparative Education Searching for New Perspectives by Soong Hee Han East and West in Comparative Education Searching for New Perspectives

Sparked by global capitalism's demand for new knowledge and new commodities, as well as new logistical systems to deliver them, the nature of education has changed significantly. Universities, in striving to become a part of this knowledge society, have focused...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Teaching Social Skills through Role Play by Christopher Glenn Teaching Social Skills through Role Play

This book contains over 150 role plays for elementary aged students that will help them to develop social skills and self-understanding.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Teaching Social Skills Through Role Play by Christopher Glenn Teaching Social Skills Through Role Play

This book contains over 150 role plays for elementary aged students that will help them to develop social skills and self-understanding.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Marxisms and Education by Noah (University of Texas at Austin, USA) De Lissovoy Marxisms and Education
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Beginning from the premise that a range of Marxist theoretical tendencies, or Marxisms, inform recent critical scholarship in education, this volume reaffirms, rearticulates, and interrogates central philosophical and practical commitments in this tradition. Chapters engage important issues confronting the field...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Postcolonialism, Globalization, and Education Engaging Identities, Cultures, and Curriculum by Nina Asher Postcolonialism, Globalization, and Education Engaging Identities, Cultures, and Curriculum

This collection examines the intertwined relationship of postcolonialism and globalization in relation to education. Specifically, it analyzes the structures, processes, and effects of recolonization, exploitation, and inculcation in schools, communities, and larger systemic contexts. The book highlights the role of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Computers and the Collaborative Experience of Learning (1994) by Charles Crook Computers and the Collaborative Experience of Learning (1994)

Originally published in 1994. Until this book was published, the application of computers to educational practice has received little input from psychological theory. Computers and the Collaborative Experience of Learning locates this topic within the contemporary movement of socio-cultural theory,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Communicative Competence, Classroom Interaction, and Educational Equity The Selected Works of Courtney B. Cazden by Courtney B. Cazden Communicative Competence, Classroom Interaction, and Educational Equity The Selected Works of Courtney B. Cazden

In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Making of Indigeneity, Curriculum History, and the Limits of Diversity by Ligia Lopez The Making of Indigeneity, Curriculum History, and the Limits of Diversity

Conceptually rich and grounded in cutting-edge research, this book addresses the often-overlooked roles and implications of diversity and indigeneity in Guatemalan curriculum. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the development of Guatemalan teacher education, Lopez provides a historical and transnational understanding...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Social Aesthetics and the School Environment A Case Study of the Chivalric Ethos by Adam I. Attwood Social Aesthetics and the School Environment A Case Study of the Chivalric Ethos

This book theorizes aesthetic classroom management through a hermeneutical approach with three fields of literature: history and philosophical foundations of chivalry, chivalry's promulgation through the Victorian Age, and parallel issues of identity in twenty-first century teacher education. The aim of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Media and Moral Education A Philosophy of Critical Engagement by Laura (The University of Notre Dame, Australia    Bank details updated SF 903441 19.8.16 DB) D'Olimpio Media and Moral Education A Philosophy of Critical Engagement
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Media and Moral Education demonstrates that the study of philosophy can be used to enhance critical thinking skills, which are sorely needed in today's technological age. It addresses the current oversight of the educational environment not keeping pace with rapid...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

China's Educational Language Education, Curriculum, and Knowledge in a Cross-Cultural Context by Weili Zhao China's Educational Language Education, Curriculum, and Knowledge in a Cross-Cultural Context

With a focus on the role of discourse and language in education, this book examines China's educational reform from an original perspective that avoids mapping on Westernized educational sensibilities to a Chinese environment. Zhao untangles the tradition-modernity division expressed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Activating Aesthetics by Elizabeth M. (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia) Grierson Activating Aesthetics
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Activating Aesthetics addresses questions of aesthetics in various fields of education, with the aim of investigating a way of revealing how aesthetics may activate an engaged, responsive and poetic pedagogy. The writers in this collection enliven different ways of thinking...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Philosophy, Dialogue, and Education Nine Modern European Philosophers by Alex Guilherme, W. John Morgan Philosophy, Dialogue, and Education Nine Modern European Philosophers
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Philosophy, Dialogue, and Education is an advanced introduction to nine key European social philosophers: Martin Buber, Mikhail Bakhtin, Lev Vygotsky, Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simone Weil, Michael Oakeshott, and Jurgen Habermas. This detailed yet highly readable work positions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II by Rosa Bruno-Jofre Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II

Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II is the first work dedicated to the effects of the Second Vatican Council on catholic education in various national and cultural contexts.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

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Inoperative Learning A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities by Tyson Lewis Inoperative Learning A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities

Inoperative Learning draws upon the movement towards a weak philosophy that is currently gaining ground in educational philosophy: this weak philosophy does not offer a set of solutions or guidelines for improving educational outcomes, but rather renders assumptions about the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Educational Reform and Environmental Concern A History of School Nature Study in Australia by Dorothy (Macquarie University, Australia) Kass Educational Reform and Environmental Concern A History of School Nature Study in Australia
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A crucial component of the New Education reform movement, nature study was introduced to elementary schools throughout the English-speaking world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Despite the undoubted enthusiasm with which educators regarded nature study, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

International and Comparative Education Contemporary issues and debates by Brendan Bartram International and Comparative Education Contemporary issues and debates

International and Comparative Education offers detailed and wide-ranging illustrations of the ways in which comparison can illuminate our understanding of contemporary education systems by exploring issues in relation to specific educational sectors, from early years and primary schooling, through to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Acquisition of Reading Skills (1986) Cultural Constraints and Cognitive Universals by Barbara R. Foorman Acquisition of Reading Skills (1986) Cultural Constraints and Cognitive Universals


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Rural Education (1991) Issues and Practice by Deyoung Alan Rural Education (1991) Issues and Practice

Originally published in 1991, essays discuss and analyse rural schooling in its historical, social, and political contexts as well as its educational mission. Collections covering rural education in the United States are relatively rare, particularly texts that focus on available...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Learning Through Interaction (1996) Technology and Children with Multiple Disabilities by Nick Bozic Learning Through Interaction (1996) Technology and Children with Multiple Disabilities

Published in 1996, this book is written for teachers and other professionals who work with children with multiple disabilities. It explores and suggests ways of working with different forms of technology such as microcomputers, communications aids, multi-sensory equipment, mobility aids,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Educational Philosophy and New French Thought by David R. (University of Western Sydney, Australia) Cole Educational Philosophy and New French Thought
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Contemporary French philosophy perhaps reached a high point during the 1970s with the likes of Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. Since that time, thinkers such as Francois Laruelle, Bernard Stiegler, Quentin Meillassoux and Catherine Malabou have continued on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

International and Comparative Education Contemporary issues and debates by Brendan Bartram International and Comparative Education Contemporary issues and debates

International and Comparative Education offers detailed and wide-ranging illustrations of the ways in which comparison can illuminate our understanding of contemporary education systems by exploring issues in relation to specific educational sectors, from early years and primary schooling, through to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger Nearness, Metaphor and the Question of Education in Digital Times by Anna (Cyprus Pedagogical Institute) Kouppanou Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger Nearness, Metaphor and the Question of Education in Digital Times

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger attempts to deepen the dialogue between philosophy of education and philosophy of technology, while engaging with the thought of Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler. Through a critical reading of Heidegger's central notion of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Heidegger on Literature, Poetry, and Education after the Turn At the Limits of Metaphysics by James M. Magrini Heidegger on Literature, Poetry, and Education after the Turn At the Limits of Metaphysics

Offering new and original readings of literature, poetry, and education as interpreted through the conceptual lens of Heidegger's later philosophy of the Turn , this book helps readers understand Heidegger's later thought and presents new takes on how to engage...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

In Community of Inquiry with Ann Margaret Sharp Philosophy, Childhood and Education by Maughn Gregory In Community of Inquiry with Ann Margaret Sharp Philosophy, Childhood and Education

In close collaboration with the late Matthew Lipman, Ann Margaret Sharp pioneered the theory and practice of 'the community of philosophical inquiry' (CPI) as a way of practicing 'Philosophy for Children' and prepared thousands of philosophers and teachers throughout the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Young People and Active Citizenship in Post-Soviet Times A Challenge for Citizenship Education by Beata (, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland) Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz Young People and Active Citizenship in Post-Soviet Times A Challenge for Citizenship Education
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Situated within the context of post-soviet times , this book explores young people's citizenship activities and values in three distinct environments: post-soviet union countries, post-soviet union satellites, and countries that were independent of the soviet-union. Its purpose is to investigate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Sociology, Curriculum Studies and Professional Knowledge New Perspectives on the Work of Michael Young by David Guile Sociology, Curriculum Studies and Professional Knowledge New Perspectives on the Work of Michael Young

This volume brings together an international set of contributors in education research, policy and practice to respond to the influence the noted academic Professor Michael Young has had on sociology, curriculum studies and professional knowledge over the past fifty years,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories in International Contexts A Critical Sociocultural Approach by Terrie Epstein Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories in International Contexts A Critical Sociocultural Approach

Grounded in a critical sociocultural approach, this volume examines issues associated with teaching and learning difficult histories in international contexts. Defined as representations of past violence and oppression, difficult histories are contested and can evoke emotional, often painful, responses in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

American Education by Joel (Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA) Spring American Education
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Featuring current information and challenging perspectives on the latest issues and forces shaping the American educational system-with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, Joel Spring introduces readers to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

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