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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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Towards A Compulsory Curriculum

Towards A Compulsory Curriculum

1st Edition

By John P. White
December 15, 2014

Written prior to the introduction of the national curriculum, this volume argued for precisely that: a broad framework of a compulsory education at national level for all schools. The author considers the question of the content of his proposed compulsory curriculum in terms of principles derived ...

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 ...

Adult Education as Theory, Practice and Research The Captive Triangle

Adult Education as Theory, Practice and Research: The Captive Triangle

1st Edition

By Robin Usher, Ian Bryant
August 15, 2014

The authors argue that the aim of research should be to improve practice through a process of critical reflection. Focusing clearly on the everyday concerns and problems of practitioners, they emphasize the importance of practical knowledge. Their definition of ‘practice’ is wide, and includes the ...

Education for Adults Volume 1 Adult Learning and Education

Education for Adults: Volume 1 Adult Learning and Education

1st Edition

Edited By Malcolm Tight
August 15, 2014

The nature of adult education at individual, group and community levels is the concern of this book. Definitions and patterns of adult learning are critically assessed in both this country and abroad, and the processes involved considered in detail. Both case studies and thematic articles have been...

Higher Education for All? (RLE Edu G)

Higher Education for All? (RLE Edu G)

1st Edition

Edited By Gordon Roderick, Michael Stephens
August 15, 2014

The rapid expansion of higher education provision, particularly in Europe and North America during the 1960s opened up for the first time the question whether everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of higher university and other institutions. The contributors are economists...

International Higher Education Volume 1 An Encyclopedia

International Higher Education Volume 1: An Encyclopedia

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Altbach
August 15, 2014

This encyclopedia is the result of a highly selective enterprise that provides a careful selection of key topics in essays written by top scholars in their fields. Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a limited number of countries, regions and themes is provided. The essays not only feature ...

International Higher Education Volume 2 An Encyclopedia

International Higher Education Volume 2: An Encyclopedia

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Altbach
August 15, 2014

This encyclopedia is the result of a highly selective enterprise that provides a careful selection of key topics in essays written by top scholars in their fields. Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a limited number of countries, regions and themes is provided. The essays not only feature ...

The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I) A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing

The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I): A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing

1st Edition

Edited By Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis
August 15, 2014

Literacy remains a contentious and polarized educational, media and political issue. What has emerged from the continuing debate is a recognition that literacy in education is allied closely with matters of language and culture, ideology and discourse, knowledge and power. Drawing perspectives ...

Breakthrough (RLE Edu M) Autobiographical Accounts of the Education of Some Socially Disadvantaged Children

Breakthrough (RLE Edu M): Autobiographical Accounts of the Education of Some Socially Disadvantaged Children

1st Edition

Edited By Ronald Goldman
July 04, 2014

Social mobility, educational priority areas and equality of opportunity are topics discussed as much today as when this book was first published over 30 years ago. This book is written by people of varying ages and professions who have broken through from poor social beginnings, deprived ...

Changing Educational Assessment International Perspectives and Trends

Changing Educational Assessment: International Perspectives and Trends

1st Edition

Edited By Patricia Broadfoot, Roger Murphy, Harry Torrance
July 04, 2014

Assessment is a key area of interest and debate in education. Its increased use by governments as a powerful means of influencing educational practice are now features of the educational scene worldwide. This volume was the first major international review of such developments and it explores the ...

Children's Play and Its Place in Education With an Appendix on the Montessori Method

Children's Play and Its Place in Education: With an Appendix on the Montessori Method

1st Edition

By Walter De Burley Wood
July 04, 2014

Published long before the importance of early childhood education was formally recognised in the educational landscape this book explores the significance of play for young children. The volume includes an appendix on Montessori education....

Class, Culture and Education (RLE Edu L)

Class, Culture and Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

By Harold Entwistle
July 04, 2014

This book examines the concepts of equality, class, culture, work and leisure and explores their interrelationship through the discussion of some current problems, especially the problems posed for schools for the ‘culturally deprived.’ The debate about differential provision of schooling for ...

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