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Theorizing Education


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Theorizing Education brings together innovative work from a wide range of contexts and traditions which explicitly focuses on the roles of theory in educational research and educational practice. The series includes contextual and socio-historical analyses of existing traditions of theory and theorizing, exemplary use of theory, and empirical work where theory has been used in innovative ways. The distinctive focus for the series is the engagement with educational questions, articulating what explicitly educational function the work of particular forms of theorizing supports.

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Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education Complicating conjunctions

Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education: Complicating conjunctions

1st Edition

By Anne M Phelan
December 21, 2017

If teacher education, as a field of study, is to contribute to the revitalization, re-moralization and re-politicization of Education, this book argues that it needs to be alert to questions of teachers’ intellectual and political freedom and to concerns about the legitimacy of what we do in ...

Inoperative Learning A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities

Inoperative Learning: A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities

1st Edition

By Tyson E. Lewis
October 24, 2017

Inoperative Learning embodies a weak philosophy of education. It does not offer a set of solutions or guidelines for improving educational outcomes, but rather renders taken-for-granted assumptions about the theory-practice coupling inoperative. By arguing that such logic reduces education to ...

Filmed School Desire, transgression and the filmic fantasy of pedagogy

Filmed School: Desire, transgression and the filmic fantasy of pedagogy

1st Edition

By James Stillwaggon, David Jelinek
October 13, 2017

Filmed School examines the place that teaching holds in the public imaginary through its portrayal in cinema. From early films such as Mädchen in Uniform and La Maternelle to contemporary images of teaching in Notes on a Scandal and The History Boys, teachers’ roles in film have been consistently ...

Forgotten Connections On culture and upbringing

Forgotten Connections: On culture and upbringing

1st Edition

By Klaus Mollenhauer, Norm Friesen
January 20, 2016

Klaus Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing is internationally regarded as one of the most important German contributions to educational and curriculum theory in the 20th century. Appearing here in English for the first time, the book draws on Mollenhauer’s concern for ...

Psychopathology at School Theorizing mental disorders in education

Psychopathology at School: Theorizing mental disorders in education

1st Edition

By Valerie Harwood, Julie Allan
January 20, 2016

Psychopathology at School provides a timely response to concerns about the rising numbers of children whose behaviour is recognised and understood as a medicalised condition, rather than simply as poor behaviour caused by other factors. It is the first scholarly analysis of psychopathology which ...

Making a Difference in Theory The theory question in education and the education question in theory

Making a Difference in Theory: The theory question in education and the education question in theory

1st Edition

Edited By Gert Biesta, Julie Allan, Richard Edwards
February 27, 2015

Making a Difference in Theory brings together original work from an international group of authors on the roles of theory in educational research and practice. The book discusses the different roles theory plays, can play and should play, both from a historical perspective and in light of ...

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