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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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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 ...

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice Teaching with a professional compass

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice: Teaching with a professional compass

1st Edition

By Clare Brooks
April 12, 2016

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice focuses on a key, but neglected, element of a teacher’s identity: that of their subject expertise. Studies of teachers’ professional practice have shown the importance of a teacher’s identity and the extent to which it can affect their resilience, ...

Understanding the University Institution, idea, possibilities

Understanding the University: Institution, idea, possibilities

1st Edition

By Ronald Barnett
December 08, 2015

Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly ...

Lifespan Transitions and Disability A holistic perspective

Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A holistic perspective

1st Edition

By Iva Strnadová, Therese M. Cumming
September 16, 2015

This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This ...

Education and Masculinities Social, cultural and global transformations

Education and Masculinities: Social, cultural and global transformations

1st Edition

By Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
July 25, 2013

Across media, academy and popular culture in western societies there is much talk of an implosion of the modern gender order. Education is often presented as a key site in which a crisis of masculinity is played out, and schools have become a focus for practical attempts to reconcile social and ...

The Right to Higher Education Beyond widening participation

The Right to Higher Education: Beyond widening participation

1st Edition

By Penny Jane Burke
April 18, 2012

The landscape of higher education has undergone change and transformation in recent years, partly as a result of diversification and massification. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue to perplex policy-makers and practitioners, raising questions about current strategies, ...

Bullying Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender

Bullying: Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Rivers, Neil Duncan
March 01, 2013

Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender provides a valuable insight into the experiences of young people and how bullying can impact upon them in the school environment. The book offers an introduction to the key issues associated with bullying on the grounds of sex and sexual ...

Language, Learning, Context Talking the Talk

Language, Learning, Context: Talking the Talk

1st Edition

By Wolff-Michael Roth
September 10, 2012

In what way do educators understand the language they use to make sense of the educational environment? How does language enable educators and how can they consciously make the most of its potential? Using the right language and setting the correct tone in the school classroom has repercussions for...

Postfeminist Education? Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling

Postfeminist Education?: Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling

1st Edition

By Jessica Ringrose
August 28, 2012

This book challenges a contemporary postfeminist sensibility grounded not only in assumptions that gender and sexual equality has been achieved in many Western contexts, but that feminism has gone ‘too far’ with women and girls now overtaking men and boys - positioned as the new victims of gender ...

Gender, Schooling and Global Social Justice

Gender, Schooling and Global Social Justice

1st Edition

By Elaine Unterhalter
December 26, 2006

Timely and original, this book examines gender equality in schooling as an aspiration of global social justice. With nearly one billion people having little or no schooling and women and girls comprising nearly two-thirds of this total, this book analyses the historical, sociological, political and...

The Irregular School Exclusion, Schooling and Inclusive Education

The Irregular School: Exclusion, Schooling and Inclusive Education

1st Edition

By Roger Slee
January 25, 2011

Should disabled students be in regular classrooms all of the time or some of the time? Is the regular school or the special school or both the solution for educating students with a wide range of differences? Inclusive education has been incorporated in government education policy around the world...

The Struggle for the History of Education

The Struggle for the History of Education

1st Edition

By Gary McCulloch
March 17, 2011

The history of education is a contested field of study, and has represented a site of struggle for the past century of its development. It is highly relevant to an understanding of broader issues in history, education and society, and yet has often been regarded as being merely peripheral rather ...

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