Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

A full list of titles reviewed as "Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.


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  • Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation

    The Roles of Domain-Specific and Domain-General Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank Fischer, Clark A. Chinn, Katharina Engelmann, Jonathan Osborne

    Competence in scientific reasoning is one of the most valued outcomes of secondary and higher education. However, there is a need for a deeper understanding of and further research into the roles of domain-general and domain-specific knowledge in such reasoning. This book explores the functions and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04

  • Displaced Archives

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Lowry

    Displaced archives have long been a problem and their existence continues to trouble archivists, historians and government officials. Displaced Archives brings together leading international experts to comprehensively explore the current state of affairs for the first time. Drawing on case studies…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03

  • The Learning and Teaching of Algebra

    Ideas, Insights and Activities, 1st Edition

    By Abraham Arcavi, Paul Drijvers, Kaye Stacey

    IMPACT (Interweaving Mathematics Pedagogy and Content for Teaching) is an exciting new series of texts for teacher education which aims to advance the learning and teaching of mathematics by integrating mathematics content with the broader research and theoretical base of mathematics education.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-01
    IMPACT: Interweaving Mathematics Pedagogy and Content for Teaching

  • Nationalism and History Education

    Curricula and Textbooks in the United States and France, 1st Edition

    By Rachel D. Hutchins

    History education, by nature, transmits an ‘official’ version of national identity. National identity is not a fixed entity, and controversy over history teaching is an essential part of the process of redefining and regenerating the nation. France and the United States have in particular…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education

  • Language, Learning, and Culture in Early Childhood

    Home, School, and Community Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Anderson, Jim Anderson, Jan Hare, Marianne McTavish

    Complex factors affect young children and their families in today’s increasingly diverse world characterized by globalization, the transnational movement of people, and neo-liberal government policies in western and industrialized countries. This book focuses on three of these factors—culture,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16

  • Children Reading Picturebooks

    Interpreting visual texts, 2nd Edition

    By Evelyn Arizpe, Morag Styles

    Children Reading Pictures has made a huge impact on teachers, scholars and students all over the world. The original edition of this book described the fascinating range of children's responses to contemporary picturebooks, which proved that they are sophisticated readers of visual texts and are…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02

  • Transforming Primary Mathematics

    Understanding classroom tasks, tools and talk, 2nd Edition

    By Mike Askew

    Fully updated to reflect the new curriculum, the revised edition of Transforming Primary Mathematics sets out key theories and cutting-edge research in the field to enable teachers to take a fresh look at how they teach mathematics. The book encourages teachers to reflect on their own beliefs and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30

  • Knowledge-building

    Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karl Maton, Susan Hood, Suellen Shay

    Education and knowledge have never been more important to society, yet research is segmented by approach, methodology or topic. Legitimation Code Theory or ‘LCT’ extends and integrates insights from Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein to offer a framework for research and practice that overcomes…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19

  • Progressive Sexuality Education

    The Conceits of Secularism, 1st Edition

    By Mary Lou Rasmussen

    This book engages contemporary debates about the notion of secularism outside of the field of education in order to consider how secularism shapes the formation of progressive sexuality education. Focusing on the US, Canada, Ireland, Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia, this text considers the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-09
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Hope and Healing in Urban Education

    How Urban Activists and Teachers are Reclaiming Matters of the Heart, 1st Edition

    By Shawn Ginwright

    Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ…

    Hardback – 2015-09-14

  • The Reason of Schooling

    Historicizing Curriculum Studies, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas S. Popkewitz

    Problematizing the "reason" of schooling as historical and political, in this book leading international and interdisciplinary scholars challenge the common sense of schooling and the relation of society, education, and curriculum studies. Examining the limits of contemporary notions of power and…

    Hardback – 2014-11-06
    Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

  • Social Diversity within Multiliteracies

    Complexity in Teaching and Learning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fenice B. Boyd, Cynthia H. Brock

    Using a multiliteracies theoretical framework highlighting social diversity and multimodality as central in the process of meaning making, this book examines literacy teaching and learning as embedded in cultural, linguistic, racial, sexual, and gendered contexts and explores ways to foster…

    Paperback – 2014-10-28

  • The Age of STEM

    Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson, Russell Tytler

    Across the world STEM (learning and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has taken central importance in education and the economy in a way that few other disciplines have. STEM competence has become seen as key to higher productivity, technological adaptation and…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge Research in Education

  • The Theory and Practice of Development Education

    A pedagogy for global social justice, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Bourn

    Development education is much more than learning about development; it is a pedagogy for the globalised societies of the twenty-first century that incorporates discourses from critical pedagogy and postcolonialism, and a mechanism for ensuring that differing perspectives are reflected within…

    Paperback – 2014-10-10

  • Learning and Literacy over Time

    Longitudinal Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julian Sefton-Green, Jennifer Rowsell

    Learning and Literacy over Time addresses two gaps in literacy research—studies offering longitudinal perspectives on learners and the trajectory of their learning lives inside and outside of school, and studies revealing how past experiences with literacy and learning inform future experiences and…

    Paperback – 2014-10-02

  • Critical Literacies and Young Learners

    Connecting Classroom Practice to the Common Core, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ken Winograd

    Many pre-service and beginning early childhood teachers question if critical literacy is do-able with young children, particularly in the current top-down educational climate. Critical Literacies and Young Learners shows how it is possible, even in the context of the mandates and pressures so many…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25

  • Science Teaching

    The Contribution of History and Philosophy of Science, 20th Anniversary Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Michael R. Matthews

    Science Teaching explains how history and philosophy of science contributes to the resolution of persistent theoretical, curricular, and pedagogical issues in science education. It shows why it is essential for science teachers to know and appreciate the history and philosophy of the subject they…

    Paperback – 2014-08-26

  • Underprivileged School Children and the Assault on Dignity

    Policy Challenges and Resistance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julia Hall

    Every day, children living in low-income communities have no choice but to grow up in a climate where they experience multiple unending assaults to their sense of dignity. This volume applies theoretical and historical insights to think through the increasingly undignified realities of life in…

    Hardback – 2014-07-25
    Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism

  • Spiritual Experiences in Early Childhood Education

    Four Kindergarteners, One Classroom, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Mata

    Spirituality is frequently avoided in the public school classroom in an attempt to prevent controversy. However, by ignoring, preventing, or discounting spirituality, educators can also inhibit children’s spiritual development. Based on qualitative research and interactions with both children and…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25

  • Literacy, Play and Globalization

    Converging Imaginaries in Children's Critical and Cultural Performances, 1st Edition

    By Carmen L. Medina, Karen E. Wohlwend

    This book takes on current perspectives on children’s relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to explain how children’s media and literacy performances shape and are shaped by shared…

    Hardback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Climate Change Education

    Knowing, doing and being, 1st Edition

    By Chang Chew Hung

    Climate change is a controversial topic; some people assert that climate change is not occurring, and others believe that reports are inaccurate, that whilst climate change is happening, it may not be caused by human activity. There are also climate alarmists who use IPCC reports to support their…

    Hardback – 2014-05-01

  • Rethinking Value-Added Models in Education

    Critical Perspectives on Tests and Assessment-Based Accountability, 1st Edition

    By Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

    Since passage of the of No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, academic researchers, econometricians, and statisticians have been exploring various analytical methods of documenting students‘ academic progress over time. Known as value-added models (VAMs), these methods are meant to measure the value a…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28

  • International Handbook of Emotions in Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Reinhard Pekrun, Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia

    For more than a decade, there has been growing interest and research on the pivotal role of emotions in educational settings. This ground-breaking handbook is the first to highlight this emerging field of research and to describe in detail the ways in which emotions affect learning and instruction…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Educational Psychology Handbook

  • Handbook of Moral and Character Education

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Larry Nucci, Darcia Narvaez

    There is widespread agreement that schools should contribute to the moral development and character formation of their students. In fact, 80% of US states currently have mandates regarding character education. However, the pervasiveness of the support for moral and character education masks a high…

    Paperback – 2014-03-27
    Educational Psychology Handbook

  • Learning Online

    What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Means, Marianne Bakia, Robert Murphy

    At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher…

    Paperback – 2014-03-24

  • Re-Membering History in Student and Teacher Learning

    An Afrocentric Culturally Informed Praxis, 1st Edition

    By Joyce E. King, Ellen E. Swartz

    What kind of social studies knowledge can stimulate a critical and ethical dialog with the past and present? "Re-Membering" History in Student and Teacher Learning answers this question by explaining and illustrating a process of historical recovery that merges Afrocentric theory and principles of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-03

  • Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

    10th Anniversary Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez

    In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
    Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

  • Black British Intellectuals and Education

    Multiculturalism’s hidden history, 1st Edition

    By Paul Warmington

    Ask any moderately interested Briton to name a black intellectual and chances are the response will be an American name: Malcolm X or Barack Obama, Toni Morrison or Cornel West. Yet Britain has its own robust black intellectual traditions and its own master teachers, among them C.L.R. James,…

    Paperback – 2014-02-18

  • Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

    Scholars of Color Reflect, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

    Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic…

    Paperback – 2014-02-18
    Critical Social Thought

  • Reclaiming Writing

    Composing Spaces for Identities, Relationships, and Actions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard J. Meyer, Kathryn F. Whitmore

    With passion, clarity, and rich examples, Reclaiming Writing is dedicated to reawakening the journeys that writers take as they make sense of, think about, and speak back to their worlds in this era of high-stakes testing and mandated curricula. Classrooms and out-of-school settings are described…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29

  • Whose Knowledge Counts in Government Literacy Policies?

    Why Expertise Matters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth S. Goodman, Robert C. Calfee, Yetta M. Goodman

    Accountability, in the form of standardized test scores, is built into many government literacy policies, with severe consequences for schools and districts that fail to meet ever-increasing performance levels. The key question this book addresses is whose knowledge is considered in framing…

    Paperback – 2013-10-01

  • New Traditional Games for Learning

    A Case Book, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alex Moseley, Nicola Whitton

    A growing interest in the use of games-based approaches for learning has been tempered in many sectors by budget or time constraints associated with the design and development of detailed digital simulations and other high-end approaches. However, a number of practitioners and small creative groups…

    Paperback – 2013-08-28

  • Disability and Teaching

    1st Edition

    By Susan Gabel, David Connor

    Disability and Teaching highlights issues of disability in K-12 schooling faced by teachers, whoare increasingly accountable for the achievement of all students regardless of the labelsassigned to them. It is designed to engage prospective and practicing teachers in examining theirpersonal theories…

    Paperback – 2013-07-25
    Reflective Teaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling Series

  • Educational Leadership and Hannah Arendt

    1st Edition

    By Helen M. Gunter

    The relationship between education and democratic development has been a growing theme in debates focussed upon public education, but there has been little work that has directly related educational leadership to wider issues of freedom, politics and practice. Engaging with ELMA through the work of…

    Hardback – 2013-06-13
    Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

  • Designing Critical Literacy Education through Critical Discourse Analysis

    Pedagogical and Research Tools for Teacher-Researchers, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Rogers, Melissa Mosley Wetzel

    Uniquely bringing together discourse analysis, critical literacy, and teacher research, this book invites teacher educators, literacy researchers, and discourse analysts to consider how discourse analysis can be used to foster critical literacy education. It is both a guide for conducting critical…

    Paperback – 2013-06-11

  • Teacher Preparation as an Inspirational Practice

    Building Capacities for Responsiveness, 1st Edition

    By Shelley C. Sherman

    Winner of the 2015 AERA Division K Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Amid the chorus of demands for change in teacher education, Teacher Preparation as an Inspirational Practice focuses on an equally important but seldom discussed question: What should stay constant?…

    Paperback – 2013-05-14

  • The Math Teachers Know

    Profound Understanding of Emergent Mathematics, 1st Edition

    By Brent Davis, Moshe Renert

    What sorts of mathematics competencies must teachers have in order to teach the discipline well? This book offers a novel take on the question. Most research is focused on explicit knowledge–that is, on the sorts of insights that might be specified, catalogued, taught, and tested. In contrast, this…

    Paperback – 2013-05-13

  • Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts

    Ways of Seeing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Felicity McArdle, Gail Boldt

    Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the arts—visual, drama, music, dance, and media—and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book:…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Changing Images of Early Childhood

  • Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice

    A Way Out of No Way, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Stone Hanley, Gilda L Sheppard, George W. Noblit, Thomas Barone

    A groundswell of interest has led to significant advances in understanding and using Culturally Responsive Arts Education to promote social justice and education. This landmark volume provides a theoretical orientation to these endeavors. Examining a range of efforts across different forms of art,…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11

  • The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth

    Building Culturally Responsive, Critical and Creative Education in School and Community Contexts, 1st Edition

    By Sharon Verner Chappell, Christian J. Faltis

    The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth offers a critical sociopolitical perspective on working with emerging bilingual youth at the intersection of the arts and language learning. Utilizing research from both arts and language education to explore the ways they work in tandem to contribute to…

    Paperback – 2013-04-08

  • The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Blythe Farb Hinitz

    The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education provides an understandable and manageable exploration of the history of early childhood education in the United States. Covering historical, philosophical, and sociological underpinnings that reach from the 1800s to today, contributors explore groups…

    Paperback – 2013-03-26

  • L2 Writing in Secondary Classrooms

    Student Experiences, Academic Issues, and Teacher Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luciana C. de Oliveira, Tony Silva

    Second language writers and the teaching of writing at the secondary level have received little attention compared with other skills such as reading. Addressing this gap, this volume uniquely looks at both adolescent L2 writing and the preparation of secondary teachers to work with this population…

    Paperback – 2013-03-25
    ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

  • Design, Make, Play

    Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators, 1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Honey, David E. Kanter

    Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators is a resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and program developers that illuminates creative, cutting edge ways to inspire and motivate young people about science and technology learning.  The book is aligned…

    Paperback – 2013-03-13

  • Foucault, Power, and Education

    1st Edition

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy. By focusing on some of the ways Foucault has been placed in relation to educational questions or questions about…

    Paperback – 2012-12-10
    Routledge Key Ideas in Education

  • Science of the People

    Understanding and using science in everyday contexts, 1st Edition

    By Joan Solomon

    How do people understand science? How do they feel about science, how do they relate to it, what do they hope from it and what do they fear about it? Science of the People: Understanding and using science in everyday contexts helps answer these questions as the result of painstaking interviewing by…

    Hardback – 2012-11-23

  • Cultivating an Ethical School

    1st Edition

    By Robert J. Starratt

    Often the school is left as an institution seemingly ethically neutral, leaving untouched questions about whether the school itself is a site of injustice toward both educators and children. Springing from his well-known Building an Ethical School, Robert J. Starratt now looks more closely at the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-18

  • Learning the Virtual Life

    Public Pedagogy in a Digital World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Pericles Trifonas

    Digital technologies have transformed cultural perceptions of learning and what it means to be literate, expanding the importance of experience alongside interpretation and reflection. Learning the Virtual Life offers ways to consider the local and global effects of digital media on educational…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13

  • An Integrated Play-based Curriculum for Young Children

    1st Edition

    By Olivia N. Saracho

    Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. It provides the basis for inquiry in literacy, science, social studies, mathematics, art, music, and movement. Through play, young children become active learners engaged in…

    Paperback – 2011-12-01