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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 History of Higher Education

The History of Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited By Roy Lowe
September 25, 2008

This new Major Work is a five-volume collection in Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series. It charts the history and development of higher education. Encompassing the period since 1760, the principal focus is on the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although more recent developments ...

Media Literacies

Media Literacies

1st Edition

Edited By MARGARET MACKEY
December 20, 2007

The past century has witnessed an ever-accelerating revolution in the ways by which we communicate with each other, and that revolution is far from complete. Understanding how our literacy skills and behaviours are evolving—how we make use of old technologies and adapt to new ones—and how critical ...

Teacher Education

Teacher Education

1st Edition

Edited By David Hartley, Maurice Whitehead
December 22, 2005

The effective development and education of teachers is central to the enterprise of education itself, and teacher education is currently viewed as a key educational priority issue at European Union level, requiring attention and further development as part of a broad approach to the raising of ...

Early Years Education

Early Years Education

1st Edition

Edited By Rod Parker-Rees, Jenny Willan
December 22, 2005

The education and care of children under the age of eight has become one of the major focuses of attention in recent education research and policy-making around the world, and it is now widely recognised that investment in provision at this stage can be both cost effective and beneficial to the ...

Science Education

Science Education

1st Edition

Edited By Professor John K. Gilbert
December 08, 2005

Education in, about, and through, the sciences – physics, chemistry, biology, earth science – has grown rapidly in the last 150 years. Starting from the twin bases of an elective provision for those likely to become scientists and engineers and of informal provision for the general populace, it has...

Educational Management Major Themes in Education

Educational Management: Major Themes in Education

1st Edition

Edited By Harry Tomlinson
October 07, 2004

Education management and leadership is a key area of study in education. Educational Management: Major Themes in Education brings together the most important literature in the field, exploring the historical context, the training and development of leaders and their roles in leading people and ...

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education Major Themes in Education

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education: Major Themes in Education

1st Edition

Edited By David Mitchell
August 19, 2004

The field of special educational needs and inclusive education is not only of enormous importance to the study of education as a whole, it also constitutes a site of major debate. Conflicting arguments include: * changes in the conceptualisation of special needs* the role of assessment* the ...

Curriculum Studies Major Themes in Education

Curriculum Studies: Major Themes in Education

1st Edition

Edited By David Scott
October 23, 2003

This four-volume collection contains over ninety papers drawn from a broad range of contemporary writing on the curriculum. Major trends and developments from the 1970s through to the present day are represented. The following four volumes of the set offer a comprehensive introduction to, and ...

Adult and Continuing Education Major Themes in Education

Adult and Continuing Education: Major Themes in Education

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Jarvis
January 23, 2003

Depicting the ways that adult education has evolved as society has changed and how it has been incorporated into lifelong learning, this is a truly unique set that puts a stamp on an exciting field and important, far-reaching issues. These five volumes represent a great advance to scholars, as this...

Psychology of Education Major Themes

Psychology of Education: Major Themes

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony D. Pellegrini, Peter K Smith, Peter K. Smith
November 30, 2000

This set is comprised of four volumes, covering the following topics:* Schools, teachers and parents * Pupils and learning * The school curriculum * School behaviour and the school peer group The selected pieces include review articles as well as original studies. Selections includes contributions ...

History of Education Major Themes

History of Education: Major Themes

1st Edition

Edited By Roy Lowe
March 30, 2000

History of Education: Major Themes brings together some of the most significant and influential writing on the history of education during the past thirty years. It illustrates the key themes on which historians of education have worked during this period and shows their relevance for our ...

Philosophy of Education: Major Themes in the Analytic Tradition

Philosophy of Education: Major Themes in the Analytic Tradition

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Hirst, Patricia White
July 02, 1998

In the last forty years philosophy of education has become established as a distinct area of philosophical study concerned within educational thought and practice. Twentieth century analytic philosophy prompted the emergence of a philosophy of education as a separate subject. The work collected ...

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