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  • Quality and Equity in Education

    Revisiting Theory and Research on Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

    By Leonidas Kyriakides, Bert P.M. Creemers, Anastasia Panayiotou

    Quality and Equity in Education makes a major contribution to knowledge and theory building in research on promoting quality and equity in education. The book draws attention to the importance of not only developing and testing theories of educational effectiveness, but also using these theories…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • International Perspectives on Maladministration in Education

    Theories, Research and Critiques

    Edited by Eugenie A. Samier, Peter Milley

    This volume develops a theoretical and critical foundation for understanding "maladministration"— the phenomena of harmful administrative and organizational behaviours in educational systems. Chapter authors provide theoretical and practice-based perspectives across international contexts regarding…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 

  • Surreal Change

    The Real Life of Transforming Public Education

    By Michael Fullan

    In Surreal Change: The Real Life of Transforming Public Education, internationally renowned expert Michael Fullan reflects on the leading trends and ideas within the educational change field over a 50-year period. The author traces the evolution of the field through his own personal developments…

    Paperback – 2018-04-19 
    Routledge Leading Change Series

  • Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education

    Reclaiming meaning

    By Nicole Mockler, Susan Groundwater-Smith

    Questioning the Language of Improvement and Reform in Education aims to challenge the language used in education, arguing that there is a nexus between the use of such language in both the public and professional domains and the changing intentions of the governance of education. This book will…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Improving Schools Using Systems Leadership

    Turning intention into reality

    By Ian Macdonald, Tony Tiplady, Clive Dixon

    Systems Leadership provides those involved in the design and delivery of educational services with a coherent toolkit to help design and run an effective organization. It integrates models of leadership, teamwork, capability, structure and systems to help create and sustain improvement over time.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-01 

  • Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools

    Edited by Lin Jinhui

    During the past decade, transnational education has grown rapidly and become a key initiative of internationalization of higher education. In China, one of the main forms of transnational education is Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools (CFCRS). In May 2017, there were 2545 CFCRS…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 

  • Poverty Discourses in Teacher Education

    Edited by Olwen McNamara, Jane McNicholl

    As economies across the world continue to struggle, there is growing evidence that the vulnerable in society, especially children, are paying the greatest cost in terms of reduced opportunities for access to equitable life chances. The most vital of these being education. Juxtaposing the ongoing…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14 

  • Alternative Educational Programmes, Schools and Social Justice

    Edited by Glenda McGregor, Martin Mills, Pat Thomson, Jodie Pennacchia

    Alternative education caters and cares for students whose regular schools have failed and excluded them. Fifty years of international research reports that alternative settings are characterised by close and powerful staff-student relationships, a curriculum which is relevant, engaging and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 

  • Spatial Design with Children

    Designer Experience

    By Jo Birch, Rosie Parnell, Maria Patsarika, Maša Šorn

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 

  • Looking in Classrooms

    11th Edition

    By Thomas L. Good, Alyson L. Lavigne

    Looking in Classrooms uses educational, psychological, and social science theories and classroom-based research to teach future classroom teachers about the complexities and demands of classroom instruction. While maintaining the core approach of the first ten editions, the book has been thoroughly…

    Paperback – 2017-12-27 

  • 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 – 2017-12-19 

  • Networks for Learning

    Effective Collaboration for Teacher, School and System Improvement

    Edited by Chris Brown, Cindy L. Poortman

    Educational researchers, policy-makers and practitioners are increasingly focusing their attention on Professional Learning Networks in order to facilitate teacher development and encourage school and school system improvement. However, despite the understanding that PLNs can contribute…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14

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