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  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care

    Perspectives from Australia

    By Susanne Garvis, Matthew Manning

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care explores early childhood education and care in Australia from a variety of perspectives, highlighting the complexity of working within the field and the need for a truly interdisciplinary approach. It argues that only a holistic…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

  • A Political Sociology of Educational Knowledge

    Studies of Exclusions and Difference

    Edited by Thomas A. Popkewitz, Jennifer Diaz, Christopher Kirchgasler

    Bringing together the sociology of knowledge, cultural studies, and post-foundational and historical approaches, this book asks what schooling does, and what are its limits and dangers. The focus is on how the systems of reason that govern schooling embody historically generated rules and standards…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 

  • Global English, Remedial English

    Caste, Class, Nation

    By Iswari Pandey

    This book explores the rhetoric and functions of a "global" English by analyzing the teaching and learning of remedial English coaching scheme for students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes in Indian universities and technology institutes. Examining the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Understanding Skills

    Thinking, Feeling, and Caring

    By Robin Barrow

    It is widely agreed that education should involve the development of understanding, critical thinking, imagination, and emotions. However, this book, first published in 1990, argues that our views to these key concepts are confused and inaccurate, and therefore what we do in schools is generally…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice

    Edited by Tema Milstein, Mairi Pileggi, Eric L Morgan

    Given the urgency of environmental problems, how we communicate about our ecological relations is crucial. Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice is concerned with ways to help learners effectively navigate and consciously contribute to the communication shaping our environmental present…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • Governing by Numbers

    Education, governance, and the tyranny of numbers

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    Social science researchers have become increasing attentive to the role of numbers in contemporary life. Issues around big data, national test results, and output and performance statistics are now routinely reported and debated in the media. Numbers are a powerful resource for governments as a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23 

  • Policy Actors

    Edited by Stephen J. Ball

    Policy analysis has always attended to the role of elite actors, but much less often has the policy activity of ‘street level’ actors been attended to. The ‘implementation’ paradigm has tended to caricature the level of practice in terms of ‘resistors’ or policy failure, and ignored the demanding,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23 

  • The Physical University

    Contours of space and place in higher education

    Edited by Paul Temple

    The great universities of the world are to a large extent defined in the public imagination by their physical form: when people think of a university, they usually think of a distinctive place, rather than about say the teaching or the research that might go on there. This is understandable, both…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20 
    International Studies in Higher Education

  • Spirituality, Community, and Race Consciousness in Adult Higher Education

    Breaking the Cycle of Racialization

    By Timothy Paul Westbrook

    Drawing on the lived experiences of Black students in adult degree completion programs at predominantly White, Christian institutions in the southern United States, this book presents a model for reimagining adult higher education. Westbrook explores the reasons students enrolled in degree programs…

    Hardback – 2017-01-17 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Technology-Enhanced and Collaborative Learning

    Affordances, approaches and challenges

    Edited by Stewart Martin, Michele Notari

    Technology-enhanced, collaborative and blended learning settings can promote more effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment when context, agency and individual characteristics are taken into account. This book presents critical insight into the theoretical and practical progress…

    Hardback – 2017-01-15 

  • Education, Justice and the Human Good

    Fairness and equality in the education system

    Edited by Kirsten Meyer

    The education system is faced with many demands of justice. What these demands imply and how they are justified is, however, disputed. In this book, international contributors present cutting edge research to discuss the relationship between educational justice and the value of education.By…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15 
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • Professional Uncertainty, Knowledge and Relationship in the Classroom

    A psychosocial perspective

    By Joseph Mintz

    The extent to which teachers should make use of theoretical and expert knowledge as opposed to tacit experiential knowledge, and how these might be combined, is a perennial issue in discussions on pedagogy. This book addresses these debates through a creative development of the concept of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15 
    Routledge Research in Education

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