Education Policy Products

  • 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 

  • 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

  • Family Language Policies in a Multilingual World

    Opportunities, Challenges, and Consequences

    Edited by John Macalister, Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi

    Through case studies from around the world, this book illustrates the opportunities and challenges facing families negotiating the issues of language maintenance and language learning in the home. Every family living in a bi/multilingual environment faces the question of what language(s) to speak…

    Paperback – 2017-01-10 
    ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

  • Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces

    The economics of public schooling and globalized education reform

    By Emma E. Rowe

    Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces examines goverment-funded public schools from a range of perspectives and scholarship in order to examine the historical, political and economic conditions of public schooling within a globalized, post-welfare context. In this book, Rowe argues that…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

  • Christian Privilege in U.S. Education

    Legacies and Current Issues

    By Kevin J. Burke, Avner Segall

    Using critical curriculum theory as its lens, this book explores the relationship between religion—specifically, Christianity and the Judeo-Christian ethos underlying it—and secular public education in the United States. Despite various 20th-century court decisions separating religion and education…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

  • Old and new generations in the 21st century

    Shifting landscapes of education

    Edited by Stefan Ramaekers

    The matter of simply living together, on both a global and a local scale, is complicated by the cultural, economic, religious, technological, and ecological challenges that we face in today’s world. An educational-philosophical take on these complexities translates into reflections on, and attempts…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 

  • Flourishing in the Early Years

    Contexts, practices and futures

    Edited by Zenna Kingdon, Jan Gourd, Michael Gasper

    If young children are to flourish and become happy, confident and motivated learners, they need to develop in an environment that gives them the opportunities and freedom to play and learn, along with the support of parents and practitioners who are flourishing themselves. This invaluable text…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 

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