The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.
Smith: Psychology of Education II (4-vol. set)
The Economics of Higher Education
Critical Race Theory in Education (4-vol. set)
Elites in Education
Sociology of Education II
Education Policy (4-vol. set)
Education and Religion
By Peter K. Smith
October 28, 2019
This new title in Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series is a four-volume collection of major works of scholarship. It is an essential successor to an earlier Routledge anthology, Psychology of Education (978-0-415-19302-3) (2000), edited by Peter K. Smith and Anthony D. Pellegrini. Research...
By Gillian Wyness
October 29, 2018
Participation in higher education has never been greater, and governments around the world continue to invest huge sums of money in the sector, not least to encourage even more enrolment. Meanwhile, many countries are moving away from centralized, taxpayer-funded systems to more ‘marketized’ models...
By David Gillborn, Adrienne D. Dixson, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Laurence Parker, Nicola Rollock, Paul Warmington
June 18, 2018
Critical Race Theory (CRT) offers an account of society based on systemic, deep-rooted racist oppression that saturates our commonsensical judgements to such an extent that all but the most extreme racism appears normal and unexceptional, simply ‘business as usual’. CRT is one of the fastest ...
By Agnes Van Zanten
January 25, 2018
The sociopolitical, and cultural, implications of the provision and consumption of elite education are dizzyingly complex and controversial. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, one of the most publicized and contested areas of research focuses on the education of elites, and the institutional ...
By Stephen J. Ball
March 23, 2017
A new title from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, Sociology of Education II is a four-volume anthology of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor to Sociology of Education (2000), also edited by Stephen J. Ball. Sociology of Education (2000) was the first comprehensive ...
By Rona F. Flippo
February 09, 2017
In the words of one academic, reading is ‘an important gateway to personal development, and to social, economic, and civic life’. Moreover, according to the International Reading Association, twenty-first-century adults ‘will read and write more than at any other time in human history. They will ...
By Stephen Ball
August 18, 2016
Educational research is inextricably interwoven with national and global debates about and around political and economic policy. Now, to help make sense of an enormous—and growing—corpus of scholarship, and to enable users to discriminate the useful from the tendentious, superficial, and otiose, ...
By James Arthur, L. Philip Barnes
August 05, 2016
The intersection of education and religion raises complex questions and provokes heated—sometimes fraught—debates. Fundamentally, what is the role of religious education in national curricula? And how especially does religious education work in countries that seek explicitly to separate church from...
By Peter Aggleton
August 05, 2016
Both from the point of view of the experiences of different groups of students, and also with respect to the form that education about sexuality, sex, and relationships should take, education and sexuality raises complex questions and provokes heated—sometimes furious—debate. This four-volume ...
By Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon
November 18, 2015
The widespread academic study of educational technology blossomed in the years following the development of the microprocessor. Of course, that is not to say that education was technology-free before the 1970s: the telephone, wireless radio, cinema, television, and mainframe computers had all in ...
By Richard Smith
March 30, 2015
A new title from Routledge’s Major Works series, Major Themes in Education, Philosophy of Education II is a five-volume ‘mini library’ of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor collection to Philosophy of Education (1998) (978-0-415-12944-2), edited by Paul Hurst and Patricia White...
By David Gillborn
October 02, 2014
Multicultural education is a thriving – though sometimes controversial and increasingly contested – field of study and research. Its major aim and purpose has been described as to create equal educational opportunities for students from diverse racial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds to ...