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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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Radical Education and the Common School A Democratic Alternative

Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic Alternative

1st Edition

By Michael Fielding, Peter Moss
January 13, 2011

What is education, what is it for and what are its fundamental values? How do we understand knowledge and learning? What is our image of the child and the school? How does the ever more pressing need to develop a more just, creative and sustainable democratic society affect our responses to these ...

School Trouble Identity, Power and Politics in Education

School Trouble: Identity, Power and Politics in Education

1st Edition

By Deborah Youdell
November 20, 2010

What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make ‘school trouble’? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter- ...

Being a University

Being a University

1st Edition

By Ronald Barnett
November 19, 2010

There is no single idea of the university. Ever since its medieval origin, the concept of the university has continued to change. The metaphysical university gave way successively to the scientific university, and then to the corporate and the entrepreneurial university. But what, then, might lie ...

Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age A Critical Analysis

Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

By Neil Selwyn
November 19, 2010

This book presents a wide-ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education. The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling around the world. Yet despite its prominence, technology use continues to be an area of education that ...

Education - An 'Impossible Profession'? Psychoanalytic Explorations of Learning and Classrooms

Education - An 'Impossible Profession'?: Psychoanalytic Explorations of Learning and Classrooms

1st Edition

By Tamara Bibby
October 20, 2010

In classrooms and lectures we learn not only about academic topics but also about ourselves, our peers and how people and ideas interact. Education – An Impossible Profession extends the ways in which we might think about these processes by offering a refreshing reconsideration of key ...

Re-Designing Learning Contexts Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies

Re-Designing Learning Contexts: Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies

1st Edition

By Rosemary Luckin
May 10, 2010

What do we mean by the word ‘context’ in education and how does our context influence the way that we learn? What role can technology play in enhancing learning and what is the future of technology within learning? Re-Designing Learning Contexts seeks to re-dress the lack of attention that has ...

Education and the Family Passing Success Across the Generations

Education and the Family: Passing Success Across the Generations

1st Edition

By Leon Feinstein, Kathryn Duckworth, Ricardo Sabates
August 20, 2008

Why it is that success, deprivation or disadvantage are so often passed down intergenerationally? What part does education play? The educational achievement of parents is often reflected in that of their children and there are many underlying causes for such a relationship. Education and the Family...

Learners, Learning and Educational Activity

Learners, Learning and Educational Activity

1st Edition

By Judith Ireson
March 28, 2008

Learners, Learning and Educational Activity offers a new and creative approach to the psychology of learning. The central idea in the book is that learning in schools and other educational settings is best understood by paying attention to both individual learners and the educational contexts in ...

Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment

Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment

1st Edition

By Graham Haydon
September 06, 2006

How much can we reasonably expect from education? This book, written by a philosopher of education, casts new light on this question by seeing values education, not as a separate activity within schools, but as an aspect of education that both reflects the surrounding climate of values ...

Schooling, Society and Curriculum

Schooling, Society and Curriculum

1st Edition

Edited By Alex Moore
August 18, 2006

Schooling, Society and Curriculum offers a much needed reassessment and realignment of curriculum studies in the UK and international contexts. Comprising a collection of eleven original chapters by prominent, nationally and internationally known experts in the field of curriculum studies...

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