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Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

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  1. Multicultural Education

    Edited by David Gillborn

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Multicultural education is a thriving – though sometimes controversial and increasingly contested – field of study and research. Its major aim and purpose has been described as to create equal educational opportunities for students from diverse racial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds to...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Critical Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have been persistent within modern systems of education since their inception. But in the last four or five decades the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Specifically, education...

    Published August 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Second-Language Education

    Edited by Michael Evans

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Language is at the very core of the educational process, both as a medium for the transmission of knowledge and as a cognitive tool. The learning and use of second languages has often been associated with purely instrumental views of education. But the importance of the socio-cultural dimension of...

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Educational Assessment and Evaluation

    Edited by Harry Torrance

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Assessment and evaluation are crucial aspects of any educational system and rarely can they have been so central to educational policy-making and the reform of schooling as at the present time. (The introduction of the National Curriculum and Testing system in the UK and the test-based ‘No Child...

    Published October 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Music Education

    Edited by Keith Swanwick

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Music education is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. It is also a complex and contested area in which there is a considerable variety of published work, ranging from the justificatory to the critical, and from advice on pedagogical practice to provocative alternative...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Physical Education

    Edited by David Kirk

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    As academic thinking about and around physical education continues to flourish and develop, this new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature and the continuing explosion in research...

    Published October 27th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Education and Development

    Edited by Walter W. McMahon

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    This series addresses the relation of education to knowledge-based growth and broader measures of development beyond growth, central features of the modern world in which education has a central role. This role includes the effects of education on pure economic growth including it’s effects on the...

    Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Higher Education

    Edited by Malcolm Tight

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The recent, rapid, and massive expansion of higher education in the Western world has been such that in many developed countries it is now expected that close to—or more than—half of the population will have some significant engagement with a university at least once during their lives. More than...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Women and Education

    Edited by Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    If a primary objective of feminism is to expose and challenge the social relations of power embedded in all spheres of life, then an exploration of the issues attached to female education is a vital aspect of such a project. Indeed, ‘women and education’ is now an established—and flourishing—domain...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Islam and Education

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Philosophy of Education II
    Edited by Richard Smith
    To Be Published March 14th 2015

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