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.
By Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au
August 08, 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 ...
By Michael Evans
August 08, 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 ...
By Harry Torrance
October 26, 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 ...
By Keith Swanwick
April 12, 2012
Music education is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. It is also a complex and contested area in which there is a considerable variety of published work, ranging from the justificatory to the critical, and from advice on pedagogical practice to provocative alternative ...
By David Kirk
December 07, 2011
As academic thinking about and around physical education continues to flourish and develop, this new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature and the continuing explosion in research ...
By Walter McMahon
December 02, 2011
This series addresses the relation of education to knowledge-based growth and broader measures of development beyond growth, central features of the modern world in which education has a central role. This role includes the effects of education on pure economic growth including it’s effects on the ...
By Malcolm Tight
February 09, 2011
The recent, rapid, and massive expansion of higher education in the Western world has been such that in many developed countries it is now expected that close to—or more than—half of the population will have some significant engagement with a university at least once during their lives. More than ...
By Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman
February 02, 2011
If a primary objective of feminism is to expose and challenge the social relations of power embedded in all spheres of life, then an exploration of the issues attached to female education is a vital aspect of such a project. Indeed, ‘women and education’ is now an established—and flourishing—domain...
By TAHIR ABBAS
January 12, 2011
Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim ...
By Alan Bishop
February 01, 2010
Mathematics education is one of the most publicized and contested fields of endeavour in the area of education more generally. The entrails of international comparative mathematics achievement surveys are pored over by the media, politicians and educators alike; and, while for the last fifty years ...
By Patricia Hedge, Nick Andon, Martin Dewey
September 08, 2009
With contributions drawn from a variety of contexts, this extensive new six-volume collection from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, reflects the international diversity of English Language Teaching in practice. Bringing together material from a broad range of perspectives, it ...
By Deborah Eyre
April 23, 2009
The education of gifted and talented pupils is an established domain of study but research in the area has increased dramatically, particularly in the past fifteen years. The reason for this burgeoning interest relates principally not to conventional educational concerns but rather to the desire of...