• Teacher Education in Taiwan: State control vs marketization book cover

    Teacher Education in Taiwan

    State control vs marketization

    Edited by Shen-Keng Yang, Jia-Li Huang

    Since the Teacher Education Act was in place in 1994, student teachers were educated through diverse educational institutions instead of the traditional normal schools (Taiwan’s equivalent of teachers’ colleges). But such market-based teacher education has been altered by politics, society and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-13 
    Routledge

  • Transformative Education through International Service-Learning: Realising an ethical ecology of learning book cover

    Transformative Education through International Service-Learning

    Realising an ethical ecology of learning

    By Philip M Bamber

    Transformative learning is a compelling approach to learning that is becoming increasingly popular in a diverse range of educational settings and encounters. This book reconceptualises transformative learning through an investigation of the learning process and outcomes of International…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge

  • The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching: A study of politics and professionalism within teacher education book cover

    The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching

    A study of politics and professionalism within teacher education

    By Alyson Simpson

    The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching reveals the impact of politics, professional guidelines and restrictive measurements of literacy on the emerging identities of young teachers. It places renewed emphasis on the importance of creative teaching with children’s literature for the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge

  • Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research: International perspectives book cover

    Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research

    International perspectives

    Edited by Karen Trimmer

     Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research draws upon a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to consider the problems that can arise when research findings diverge from political directions for policy. Chapters explore the impacts this can have on the researchers,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge

  • Modernising School Governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education book cover

    Modernising School Governance

    Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

    By Andrew Wilkins

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge

  • Youth in Education: The necessity of valuing ethnocultural diversity book cover

    Youth in Education

    The necessity of valuing ethnocultural diversity

    Edited by Christiane Timmerman, Noel Clycq, Marie Mc Andrew, Alhassane Balde, Luc Braeckmans, Sara Mels

    Youth in Education explores the multiple, interrelated social contexts that young people inhabit and navigate, and how educational institutions cope with increasing ethnic, cultural and ideological diversity. Schools, families and communities represent important settings in which young people must…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Imagination for Inclusion: Diverse contexts of educational practice book cover

    Imagination for Inclusion

    Diverse contexts of educational practice

    Edited by Derek Bland

    Imagination for Inclusion offers a reconsideration of the ways in which imagination engages and empowers learners across the education spectrum, from primary to adult levels and in all subject areas. Imagination as a natural, expedient, and exciting learning tool should be central to any approach…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Social Justice and Educational Measurement: John Rawls, the history of testing, and the future of education book cover

    Social Justice and Educational Measurement

    John Rawls, the history of testing, and the future of education

    By Zachary Stein

    Social Justice and Educational Measurement addresses foundational concerns at the interface of standardized testing and social justice in American schools. Following John Rawls’s philosophical methods, Stein builds and justifies an ethical framework for guiding practices involving educational…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Education for Wicked Problems and the Reconciliation of Opposites: A theory of bi-relational development book cover

    Education for Wicked Problems and the Reconciliation of Opposites

    A theory of bi-relational development

    By Raoul J. Adam

    The recognition and reconciliation of ‘opposites’ lies at the heart of our most personal and global problems and is arguably one of the most neglected developmental tasks of Western education. Such problems are ‘wicked’ in the sense that they involve real-life decisions that have to be made in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood: New perspectives in Childhood Studies book cover

    Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood

    New perspectives in Childhood Studies

    Edited by Florian Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz, Beatrice Hungerland

    By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Populism, Media and Education: Challenging discrimination in contemporary digital societies book cover

    Populism, Media and Education

    Challenging discrimination in contemporary digital societies

    Edited by Maria Ranieri

    Based on a major research project funded by the European Commission, Populism, Media and Education studies how discriminatory stereotypes are built online with a particular focus on right-wing populism. Globalization and migration have led to a new era of populism and racism in Western countries,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Spirituality in Education in a Global, Pluralised World book cover

    Spirituality in Education in a Global, Pluralised World

    By Marian de Souza

    A particular problem associated with international research in the field of spirituality and education is the reluctance of scholars to agree on what spirituality means, with numerous descriptions increasing ambiguity and reducing the impact of research in the discipline. This book argues that it…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

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