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  • Teachers and Academic Partners in Urban Schools

    Threats to professional practice

    By Lori Beckett

    Teachers and Academic Partners in Urban Schools identifies and addresses a major problem for practitioners - teachers, student teachers and teacher educators - working in urban schools burdened by highly restrictive teaching methods and pressures to meet unrealistic benchmarks set by government. In…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 
    Teacher Quality and School Development

  • Student Attainment in Higher Education

    Issues, controversies and debates

    Edited by Graham Steventon, Debra Cureton, Lynn Clouder

    Student Attainment in Higher Education: Issues, controversies and debates is a timely exploration of student attainment in a rapidly changing higher education context and a rapidly changing world. The effects of neoliberalism and the commercialization of everyday life on education have been well…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08 

  • Global Educational Reform

    Privatization vs. Public Investments in National Education Systems

    Edited by Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, Linda Darling-Hammond

    Global Educational Reform documents the ideologically and educationally distinctive approaches countries around the world have taken to structuring their education systems. Focusing on three pairs of case studies written by internationally acclaimed experts, the book provides a powerful analysis of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07 

  • Social Justice and Transformative Learning

    Culture and Identity in the United States and South Africa

    Edited by Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke, Darren L. Clarke

    The similarities between the United States and South Africa with respect to race, power, oppression and economic inequities are striking, and a better understanding of these parallels can provide educational gains for students and educators in both countries. Through shared experiences and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

  • Measurement and Research in the Accountability Era

    Edited by Carol Anne Dwyer

    The subject of accountability warrants thoughtful and dispassionate attention in today's educational environment. The accountability and school reform policies that are put in place today will have wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences for all of the nation's learners. This volume stems from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • The Causes of High and Low Reading Achievement

    By Ronald P. Carver

    This book describes all of the important factors that cause some students to have low reading achievement and others to have high reading achievement. It concentrates on the main factors that influence how much a student gains in reading achievement during a year of school, or a calendar year. An…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • The Future of Physical Education

    Building a New Pedagogy

    Edited by Anthony Laker

    Anthony Laker leads an outstanding international team of educational theorists in critically examining the theoretical underpinnings of physical education, and in challenging the rhetoric, the practices and the pedagogies that prevail in our schools. There has been a great deal of discussion…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Education, Childhood and Anarchism

    Talking Colin Ward

    Edited by Catherine Burke, Ken Jones

    As one of Britain's most original thinkers and writers Colin Ward wrote extensively about positive and practical examples from the past and present of the anarchist spirit or the 'social principle' in everyday life. This volume is the first scholarly work dedicated to examining the significance of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-26 

  • World Literacy

    How Countries Rank and Why It Matters

    By John W. Miller, Michael C. McKenna

    International literacy assessments have provided ample data for ranking nations, charting growth, and casting blame. Summarizing the findings of these assessments, which afford a useful vantage from which to view world literacy as it evolves, this book examines literate behavior worldwide, in terms…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24 

  • The Cultural Politics of Queer Theory in Education Research

    Edited by Christina Gowlett, Mary Lou Rasmussen

    The Cultural Politics of Queer Theory in Education Research represents the editors’ intention to disrupt cycles of thinking about the place of queer theory in educational research. The book aims to encourage dialogue about the objects and subjects of queer research, the forms of politics incited by…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 

  • Professional Development: Education for All as praxis

    Edited by Jane Wilkinson, Laurette Bristol, Petra Ponte

    This edited collection presents several research projects which examine issues concerning professional development, professional learning, and the ‘Education for All’ (EfA) ethos. The overall aim of the book is threefold: firstly, to explore the consequences for the education profession of EfA, and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17 

  • Education Reform and the Concept of Good Teaching

    By Derek Gottlieb

    In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top. These initiatives introduce new statistics and accountability systems to gauge what constitutes "good" teaching, both from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09 
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

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