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Major Themes in Education

In 1998 the Philosophy of Education: Major Themes in the Analytic Tradition was the first book to publish under our Major Themes in Education series. 14 years later we have published over twenty multivolume collections.

Browse some of these sets below.

  1. Science Education

    Edited by Professor John K. Gilbert

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Education in, about, and through, the sciences – physics, chemistry, biology, earth science – has grown rapidly in the last 150 years. Starting from the twin bases of an elective provision for those likely to become scientists and engineers and of informal provision for the general populace, it has...

    Published December 7th 2005 by Routledge

  2. Philosophy of Education: Major Themes in the Analytic Tradition

    Edited by Professor Paul H Hirst, Paul Hirst, Patricia White

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    In the last forty years philosophy of education has become established as a distinct area of philosophical study concerned within educational thought and practice. Twentieth century analytic philosophy prompted the emergence of a philosophy of education as a separate subject. The work collected...

    Published July 1st 1998 by Routledge

  3. Adult and Continuing Education

    Major Themes in Education

    Edited by Peter Jarvis

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Depicting the ways that adult education has evolved as society has changed and how it has been incorporated into lifelong learning, this is a truly unique set that puts a stamp on an exciting field and important, far-reaching issues. These five volumes represent a great advance to scholars, as this...

    Published January 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  4. History of Education

    Major Themes

    Edited by Roy Lowe

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    History of Education: Major Themes brings together some of the most significant and influential writing on the history of education during the past thirty years. It illustrates the key themes on which historians of education have worked during this period and shows their relevance for our...

    Published March 29th 2000 by Routledge

  5. Educational Management

    Major Themes in Education

    Edited by Harry Tomlinson

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Education management and leadership is a key area of study in education. Educational Management: Major Themes in Education brings together the most important literature in the field, exploring the historical context, the training and development of leaders and their roles in leading people and...

    Published October 6th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Literacy

    Major Themes in Education

    Edited by David Wray

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    There can be few areas of education which have been more controversial than the teaching of literacy. In an increasingly information-dense society, the ability to make sense of and to produce text is crucial to success, and literacy has understandably assumed the burden of the benchmark of '...

    Published July 21st 2004 by Routledge

  7. Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

    Major Themes in Education

    Edited by David Mitchell

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The field of special educational needs and inclusive education is not only of enormous importance to the study of education as a whole, it also constitutes a site of major debate. Conflicting arguments include: * changes in the conceptualisation of special needs* the role of assessment* the...

    Published August 19th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Curriculum Studies

    Major Themes in Education

    Edited by David Scott

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    This four-volume collection contains over ninety papers drawn from a broad range of contemporary writing on the curriculum. Major trends and developments from the 1970s through to the present day are represented. The following four volumes of the set offer a comprehensive introduction to, and...

    Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  9. Teacher Education

    Edited by David Hartley, Maurice Whitehead

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The effective development and education of teachers is central to the enterprise of education itself, and teacher education is currently viewed as a key educational priority issue at European Union level, requiring attention and further development as part of a broad approach to the raising of...

    Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge

  10. Early Years Education

    Edited by Rod Parker-Rees, Jenny Willan

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The education and care of children under the age of eight has become one of the major focuses of attention in recent education research and policy-making around the world, and it is now widely recognised that investment in provision at this stage can be both cost effective and beneficial to the...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  11. The History of Higher Education

    Edited by Roy Lowe

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    This new Major Work is a five-volume collection in Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series. It charts the history and development of higher education. Encompassing the period since 1760, the principal focus is on the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although more recent developments...

    Published September 24th 2008 by Routledge

  12. Media Literacies

    Edited by Margaret Mackey

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The past century has witnessed an ever-accelerating revolution in the ways by which we communicate with each other, and that revolution is far from complete. Understanding how our literacy skills and behaviours are evolving—how we make use of old technologies and adapt to new ones—and how critical...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  13. Mathematics Education

    Edited by Alan Bishop

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Mathematics education is one of the most publicized and contested fields of endeavour in the area of education more generally. The entrails of international comparative mathematics achievement surveys are pored over by the media, politicians and educators alike; and, while for the last fifty years...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  14. Gifted and Talented Education

    Edited by Deborah Eyre

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The education of gifted and talented pupils is an established domain of study but research in the area has increased dramatically, particularly in the past fifteen years. The reason for this burgeoning interest relates principally not to conventional educational concerns but rather to the desire of...

    Published March 12th 2009 by Routledge

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  19. 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 17th 2011 by Routledge

  20. English Language Teaching

    Edited by Patricia Hedge, Nick Andon, Martin Dewey

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    With contributions drawn from a variety of contexts, this extensive new six-volume collection from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, reflects the international diversity of English Language Teaching in practice. Bringing together material from a broad range of perspectives, it...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

  21. Psychology of Education

    Major Themes

    Edited by Anthony D. Pellegrini, Peter K Smith, Peter K. Smith

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    This set is comprised of four volumes, covering the following topics:* Schools, teachers and parents * Pupils and learning * The school curriculum * School behaviour and the school peer group The selected pieces include review articles as well as original studies. Selections includes contributions...

    Published November 30th 2000 by Routledge

  22. The Sociology of Education

    Major Themes

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    This outstanding collection contains 100 papers drawn from the broad range of contemporary writing on the sociology of education. Major trends and developments from the 1970s through to the 1990s are represented. The following four volumes offer a comprehensive introduction to, and overview of...

    Published June 22nd 2000 by Routledge