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World Library of Educationalists


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The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Corporatism, Social Control, and Cultural Domination in Education: From the Radical Right to Globalization The Selected Works of Joel Spring

Corporatism, Social Control, and Cultural Domination in Education: From the Radical Right to Globalization: The Selected Works of Joel Spring

1st Edition

By Joel Spring
July 27, 2017

Starting with the 1972 publication of his seminal work, Education and the Rise of the Corporate State, Joel Spring has been documenting and analyzing the politics of knowledge and education. Throughout his work he has explored the attempts to use education to advance the economic and political ...

Overcoming Exclusion Social Justice through Education

Overcoming Exclusion: Social Justice through Education

1st Edition

By Peter Mittler
June 16, 2017

In this Collected Works, Professor Peter Mittler brings together twenty-one of his key writings in one essential volume, providing a distinctive commentary on some of the most important issues in education over the last thirty years. This unique collection illustrates the development of Professor ...

Leading Learning/Learning Leading: A retrospective on a life's work The selected works of Robert J. Starratt

Leading Learning/Learning Leading: A retrospective on a life's work: The selected works of Robert J. Starratt

1st Edition

By Robert Starratt
May 26, 2017

Internationally recognized for his writing on educational leadership, and the ethics of educational leadership, Robert J. Starratt brings together a thoughtfully crafted selection of his writing, representing key aspects of his life and work, leading to his current thinking on the convergence of ...

Faith, Mission and Challenge in Catholic Education The selected works of Gerald Grace

Faith, Mission and Challenge in Catholic Education: The selected works of Gerald Grace

1st Edition

By Gerald Grace
May 24, 2017

In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single ...

Thinking and Rethinking the University The selected works of Ronald Barnett

Thinking and Rethinking the University: The selected works of Ronald Barnett

1st Edition

By Ronald Barnett
January 30, 2017

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international scholars compile career-long selections of what they judge to be among their finest pieces so the world has access to them in a single manageable volume. Readers are able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work ...

Struggles for Equity in Education The selected works of Mel Ainscow

Struggles for Equity in Education: The selected works of Mel Ainscow

1st Edition

By Mel Ainscow
December 21, 2016

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single ...

Landmarks in Literacy The Selected Works of Frank Smith

Landmarks in Literacy: The Selected Works of Frank Smith

1st Edition

By Frank Smith
November 18, 2016

Frank Smith is internationally acclaimed as an essential contributor to research on the nature of reading and as an originator of the modern psycholinguistic approach to reading instruction. In his publications his aim has always been to support teachers, to encourage them to make teaching ...

Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research The selected works of Mary E. James

Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research: The selected works of Mary E. James

1st Edition

By Mary James
March 30, 2016

In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a ...

The Politics of Race, Class and Special Education The selected works of Sally Tomlinson

The Politics of Race, Class and Special Education: The selected works of Sally Tomlinson

1st Edition

By Sally Tomlinson
December 18, 2015

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in...

A Developing Discourse in Music Education The selected works of Keith Swanwick

A Developing Discourse in Music Education: The selected works of Keith Swanwick

1st Edition

By Keith Swanwick
August 31, 2015

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single ...

Multiculturalism in Education and Teaching The selected works of Carl A. Grant

Multiculturalism in Education and Teaching: The selected works of Carl A. Grant

1st Edition

By Carl A. Grant
November 26, 2014

In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single ...

Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity: The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

1st Edition

By Peter Jarvis
February 26, 2014

Professor Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education, ...

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