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Foundations and Futures of Education


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The Foundations and Futures of Education series contains over 30 volumes publishing on a range of interdisciplinary, yet Education-led topics including historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives. Covering key topics from across the discipline, this sector-leading series reflects the topics that are crucial to our understanding of how the field of Education has developed and is continuing to progress.

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Learning as Social Practice Beyond Education as an Individual Enterprise

Learning as Social Practice: Beyond Education as an Individual Enterprise

1st Edition

Edited By Gunther Kress, Staffan Selander, Roger Säljö, Christoph Wulf
May 19, 2021

This book studies learning as a social enterprise, contextually situated, organized and assessed. It gives a broad theoretic grounding for an understanding of learning which goes beyond a common reductionist approach. The book discusses four related approaches to learning which share a social ...

Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education Struggling for Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century

Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education: Struggling for Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century

1st Edition

Edited By John Schostak, Matthew Clarke, Linda Hammersley-Fletcher
May 29, 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 ...

Education for Sustainable Development in the Postcolonial World Towards a Transformative Agenda for Africa

Education for Sustainable Development in the Postcolonial World: Towards a Transformative Agenda for Africa

1st Edition

By Leon Tikly
December 09, 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 ...

Questioning Leadership New directions for educational organisations

Questioning Leadership: New directions for educational organisations

1st Edition

Edited By Gabriele Lakomski, Scott Eacott, Colin W. Evers
June 14, 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 ...

Paying for Education Debating the Price of Progress

Paying for Education: Debating the Price of Progress

1st Edition

By Peter Davies
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 ...

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education Playing with Numbers

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education: Playing with Numbers

1st Edition

By Alice Bradbury, Guy Roberts-Holmes
September 21, 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 ...

Materialities and Mobilities in Education

Materialities and Mobilities in Education

1st Edition

By Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters
September 21, 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...

The Creative Self Psychoanalysis, Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

The Creative Self: Psychoanalysis, Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

1st Edition

By Tamara Bibby
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 ...

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

1st Edition

By Gary McCulloch, Steven Cowan
July 26, 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 ...

Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices

Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices

1st Edition

Edited By Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen, Megan Boler
May 18, 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 ...

Religion in the Primary School Ethos, diversity, citizenship

Religion in the Primary School: Ethos, diversity, citizenship

1st Edition

By Peter Hemming
May 18, 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 ...

Teacher Education and the Political The power of negative thinking

Teacher Education and the Political: The power of negative thinking

1st Edition

By Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan
January 24, 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 ...

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