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Major Themes in Education


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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.

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The Economics of Higher Education

The Economics of Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited By Gillian Wyness
October 25, 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...

Critical Race Theory in Education (4-vol. set)

Critical Race Theory in Education (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

Edited By David Gillborn, Adrienne D. Dixson, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Laurence Parker, Nicola Rollock, Paul Warmington
June 14, 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 ...

Elites in Education

Elites in Education

1st Edition

Edited By Agnes Van Zanten
April 24, 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 ...

Reading

Reading

1st Edition

Edited By Rona F. Flippo
February 03, 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 ...

Education Policy (4-vol. set)

Education Policy (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Ball
August 15, 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, ...

Education and Religion

Education and Religion

1st Edition

Edited By James Arthur, L. Philip Barnes
August 04, 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...

Education and Sexualities

Education and Sexualities

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Aggleton
August 04, 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 ...

Education and Technology

Education and Technology

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Philosophy of Education II

Philosophy of Education II

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Smith
March 25, 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...

Critical Education

Critical Education

1st Edition

Edited By Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au
August 04, 2014

Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have been persistent within modern systems of education since their inception. But in the last four or five decades the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Specifically, education ...

Second-Language Education

Second-Language Education

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Evans
August 01, 2013

Language is at the very core of the educational process, both as a medium for the transmission of knowledge and as a cognitive tool. The learning and use of second languages has often been associated with purely instrumental views of education. But the importance of the socio-cultural dimension of ...

Educational Assessment and Evaluation

Educational Assessment and Evaluation

1st Edition

Edited By Harry Torrance
October 24, 2012

Assessment and evaluation are crucial aspects of any educational system and rarely can they have been so central to educational policy-making and the reform of schooling as at the present time. (The introduction of the National Curriculum and Testing system in the UK and the test-based ‘No Child ...

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