Education: Book Series

Theorizing Education

Series Editors:

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.

  • The Rhetorical Turn in Education

    Introducing new rhetoric for educational theory, research and practice

    By Kris Rutten, Ronald Soetaert

    This book explores the rhetorical turn as a major perspective for education, and introduces ‘new’ rhetoric as a theoretical, methodological and practical framework within educational studies. It examines how rhetorical concepts can be used as tools to enable students, teachers, scholars and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
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  • Art as Unlearning

    Towards a Mannerist Pedagogy

    By John Baldacchino

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
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  • Religious Education and the Public Sphere

    By Patricia Hannam

    Religious Education and the Public Sphere reveals, through an analysis of theory and practice, that religious education is resting on historic and persistent assumptions about both religion and education. Drawing on work from Arendt and Weil, new ideas emerge regarding religious education's…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
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  • On the Politics of Educational Theory

    Rhetoric, theoretical ambiguity, and the construction of society

    By Tomasz Szkudlarek

    On the Politics of Educational Theory considers the political significance of educational theory as a specific genre of public discourse. Rather than understanding educational theories solely as addressing issues of childrearing and instruction, this book aims to view educational theories in a…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09
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  • Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education

    Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and society

    By Michel Alhadeff-Jones

    Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education argues that by rethinking the way we relate to time, we can fundamentally rethink the way we conceive education. Beyond the contemporary rhetoric of acceleration, speed, urgency or slowness, this book provides an epistemological, historical and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
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  • Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education

    Complicating conjunctions

    By Anne M Phelan

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
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  • Inoperative Learning

    A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities

    By Tyson E. Lewis

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
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  • Filmed School

    Desire, transgression and the filmic fantasy of pedagogy

    By James Stillwaggon, David Jelinek

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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  • Reclaiming Education in the Age of PISA

    Challenging OECD’s Educational Order

    By Vasco d'Agnese

    Reclaiming Education in the Age of PISA provides a critical analysis of the OECD’s educational agenda and its main tool, namely, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). Based on an analysis of the OECD’s public documents, including publications, webpages, and videos, d’Agnese argues…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
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  • Forgotten Connections

    On culture and upbringing

    By Klaus Mollenhauer

    Edited by Norm Friesen

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Psychopathology at School

    Theorizing mental disorders in education

    By Valerie Harwood, Julie Allan

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Making a Difference in Theory

    The theory question in education and the education question in theory

    Edited by Gert Biesta, Julie Allan, Richard Edwards

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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