Foundations and Futures of Education focuses on key emerging issues in education as well as continuing debates within the field. The series is inter-disciplinary, and includes historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives on the purposes and nature of education; increasing interdisciplinarity within the field; and the theory-practice divide.
Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education Struggling for Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century
Education for Sustainable Development in the Postcolonial World Towards a Transformative Agenda for Africa
Materialities and Mobilities in Education
Stephen J. McKinney
March 30, 2021
This book provides an interdisciplinary and critical analysis of contemporary debates on the topic of state-funded faith schools in the UK and in international contexts. It examines the historical roots and the position of faith schools within contemporary multi-religious societies in the ...
John Schostak, Matthew Clarke, Linda Hammersley-Fletcher
June 03, 2020
Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education engages both critically and creatively with important social, political and educational issues, and argues that the organisational forms of contemporary schooling are caught up in politically significant contradictions. Highlighting the inescapable ...
December 10, 2019
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) lies at the heart of global, regional and national policy agendas, with the goal of achieving socially and environmentally just development through the provision of inclusive, equitable quality education for all. Realising this potential on the African ...
Gabriele Lakomski, Scott Eacott, Colin W. Evers
June 15, 2018
Questioning Leadership offers a diverse mix of cutting-edge research in the field of educational leadership, with contributions from expert and emerging leadership scholars. It contextualises school leadership within broader social and historical contexts and traces its influence on school ...
April 18, 2018
Which type of education should we pay for? How much education should we pay for? Can we buy knowledge about how to improve education? Uniquely presenting a general overview of economic principles applicable to all sectors of education, Paying for Education makes key economic ideas accessible to ...
Alice Bradbury, Guy Roberts-Holmes
October 02, 2017
The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education explores and critically analyses the growing dominance of data in schools and early childhood education settings. Recognising the shift in practice and priorities towards the production and analysis of attainment data that are compared ...
Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters
September 18, 2017
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 demonstrates how these...
August 15, 2017
The Creative Self engages with the work of the psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott to develop alternative ways of thinking about key issues at the heart of pedagogy; specifically pedagogic relationships, creativity, defiance and compliance. These issues underpin the desires and defences of professionals ...
Gary McCulloch, Steven Cowan
July 27, 2017
A Social History of Educational Studies and Research examines the development of the study of education in the UK in its broader educational, social and political context since its early beginnings in the first part of the twentieth century. By providing a historical analysis of the contested ...
Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen, Megan Boler
June 07, 2017
How can discerning critical hope enable us to develop innovative forms of teaching, learning and social practices that begin to address issues of marginalization, privilege and access across different contexts? At this millennial point in history, questions of cynicism, despair and hope arise at ...
June 07, 2017
Religion and its relationship to schooling is an issue that has become more and more topical in recent years. In many countries, developments such as the diversification of state school sectors, concerns about social cohesion between ethnic and religious groups, and debates about national identity ...
Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan
January 19, 2017
Teacher Education and the Political is a striking book which addresses the nature and purpose of teacher education in a global context characterised by economic and political anxieties around declining productivity and social inclusion. These anxieties are manifested in recent policy developments ...