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Routledge Library Editions: Education


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Routledge Library Editions: Education consists of 244 volumes by some of the greatest educationalists, teaching professionals and policy makers of the twentieth century. The volumes are available in a set; in mini-sets themed by sub-discipline; or individually, in your choice of print or ebook.

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Quality of Pupil Learning Experiences (RLE Edu O)

Quality of Pupil Learning Experiences (RLE Edu O)

1st Edition

By Neville Bennett, Charles Desforges, Anne Cockburn, Betty Wilkinson
December 15, 2014

Very little is known about the quality of the learning experiences provided for pupils. This book contains the results of a major research project, conducted in a sample of English primary schools, in which particular attention was paid to the tasks children were assigned, to the degree of match ...

Reconstructing Teacher Education (RLE Edu N)

Reconstructing Teacher Education (RLE Edu N)

1st Edition

Edited By John Elliott
December 15, 2014

This book maps out a new paradigm of teacher education and, by implication, professional education generally. The book opens with two alternative theories of teacher education and training and explains the concepts and assumptions on which they rest including beliefs about the nature and role of ...

Sense and Nonsense and the National Curriculum

Sense and Nonsense and the National Curriculum

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Barber, Duncan Graham
December 15, 2014

Originally written after four years of the National Curriculum, at a time when adjustments and radical changes were being implemented, this book analyses from various points of view what is wrong with the National Curriculum and presents a series of options for putting it right....

Special Education and Social Interests (RLE Edu M)

Special Education and Social Interests (RLE Edu M)

1st Edition

Edited By Len Barton, Sally Tomlinson
December 15, 2014

Until this book was published, most writing on special education was about specific disabilities and how to cope with them. This book, however, considers the broader context, looking at many problems for the wider system that have arisen through integration of special education within it. The book ...

Teachers: The Culture and Politics of Work (RLE Edu N)

Teachers: The Culture and Politics of Work (RLE Edu N)

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Lawn, Gerald Grace
December 15, 2014

This book examines the experience and politics of teachers’ work, questions of teacher appraisal, and the struggles of the teachers’ action of 1984-86. A major section of the book charts the changing power relations between organized teachers and the State in Britain from 1900 to the late 1980s. ...

The Education of Children Under Seven

The Education of Children Under Seven

1st Edition

By Mary Sturt
December 15, 2014

This book does not cover the whole field of Infants’ Teaching but is concerned mainly with general principles and matters which are open to the non-specialist. Some technical subjects such as Physical Education have been omitted but nonetheless the volume provides a thorough (if somewhat dated) ...

The Family, Education and Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

The Family, Education and Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

By Frank Musgrove
December 15, 2014

In this provocative study the author challenges many contemporary assumptions about the modern family, the circumstances of home life which lead to academic success and the proper relationship between home and school. The modern family is not ‘in decline’; its history is a success story. It is ...

The Micro-Politics of the School Towards a Theory of School Organization

The Micro-Politics of the School: Towards a Theory of School Organization

1st Edition

By Stephen J. Ball
December 15, 2014

Stephen Ball’s micro-political theory of school organization is a radical departure from traditional theories. He rejects a prescriptive ‘top down’ approach and directly addresses the interest and concerns of teachers and current problems facing schools. In doing so he raises question about the ...

The Research Process in Educational Settings (RLE Edu L) Ten Case Studies

The Research Process in Educational Settings (RLE Edu L): Ten Case Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Robert G Burgess
December 15, 2014

This book presents a series of research biographies based on research experiences in the study of educational settings. The main aim is to provide a set of first person accounts on doing research that combine analysis with description. The contributors have been drawn from the disciplines of ...

The Russian Tradition in Education

The Russian Tradition in Education

1st Edition

By Nicholas Hans
December 15, 2014

This volume describes the Russian tradition in education and in particular the dominant role of Russian nationality. The whole history of Russian education is covered from Peter the Great to Khruschev....

The Social Context of the School (RLE Edu L)

The Social Context of the School (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

By John Eggleston
December 15, 2014

In their appearance, schools often seem to be physically separated from their surroundings, cut off from the neighbouring houses and streets by high walls, by playgrounds or playing fields. Within the school, another world seems to exist, with a life of its own – its own routine, dress, rules and ...

Adult Education & The Working Class Education for the Missing Millions

Adult Education & The Working Class: Education for the Missing Millions

1st Edition

By Kevin Ward, Richard Taylor
August 15, 2014

This book has two purposes: first to argue that there is a greater need now than ever before for liberal adult education for the working class. Such provision would both help to ameliorate the gross inequalities of our society and provide some counter-balance to the increasingly utilitarian and ...

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