The Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges and facilitate on-going academic debate within the influential and growing field of Education Policy and Politics.
Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:
AnnaMary Goodall: AnnaMary.Good[email protected]– Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Alice Salt: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America
Vilija Stephens: Vi[email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand
Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia
Using Shakespeare's Plays to Explore Education Policy Today Neoliberalism through the lens of Renaissance humanism
Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places Emergences of norms and possibilities
Political and Social Influences on the Education of Children Research from Bosnia and Herzegovina
The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governance
Moral Panics and School Educational Policy
Creativity and Democracy in Education Practices and politics of learning through the arts
By Sophie Ward
May 09, 2018
Shakespeare is revered as the greatest writer in the English language, yet education reform in the English-speaking world is informed primarily by the ‘market order’, rather than the kind of humanism we might associate with Shakespeare. By considering Shakespeare’s dramatisation of the principles ...
By Eva Reimers, Lena Martinsson
May 04, 2018
Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places investigates the conditions and possibilities for political subjectivities to emerge in international educational contexts, where neoliberal norms are repeated, performed and transformed. Through demonstrating the possibility of ...
By Aigul Kulnazarova, Christian Ydesen
January 03, 2018
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established in 1945 with twin aims: to rebuild various institutions of the world destroyed by war, and to promote international understanding and peaceful cooperation among nations. Based on empirical and historical ...
By Andrew Wilkins
December 21, 2017
Modernising School Governance examines the impact of recent market-based reforms on the role of governors in the English state education system. A focus of the book concerns how government and non-government demands for ‘strong governance’ have been translated to mean improved performance ...
By Gwyneth Owen-Jackson
December 21, 2017
This book investigates the effects of social and political change on the provision of primary education in post-communist and post-war contexts. Focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the author considers educational developments in post-communist countries of central and Eastern Europe, the effects ...
By Louis Volante
September 22, 2017
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA’s ...
By Lindsay Whorton
May 18, 2017
Teachers’ unions have long been controversial and divisive organizations, but criticism and distrust of them may be at an all-time high. This volume considers the prevailing assumption that unions successfully block change in education because they are primarily motivated to protect members’ ...
By Grant Rodwell
July 13, 2017
How do the moral panics that have plagued school education since it’s nineteenth-century beginnings impact current school education policy? Research has shown young people to be particularly vulnerable to moral panics and, with the rise of social media, the impact of moral panics on school ...
By Jeff Adams, Allan Owens
June 14, 2017
The struggle to establish more democratic education pedagogies has a long history in the politics of mainstream education. This book argues for the significance of the creative arts in the establishment of social justice in education, using examples drawn from a selection of contemporary case ...
By Lori Beckett
January 09, 2017
Teacher Education through Active Engagement identifies and addresses a contemporary issue: the ways in which teaching and teacher education are articulated by politicians, civil servants, business leaders and educational entrepreneurs intent on profit-making in the current global neoliberal policy ...
By Ceri Brown
December 05, 2016
Shortlisted for BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed's second Ethnography Awards in partnership with the British Sociological Association! Educational Binds of Poverty tackles the assumptions made by many recent social and educational policy initiatives suggesting that the best way to improve educational...
By Arthur T. Costigan, Leslee Grey
November 18, 2016
There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school’s role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of privatization. In this volume, the editors argue that this discussion has been co-opted to ...