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  • Spinoza and Education

    Freedom, understanding and empowerment

    By Johan Dahlbeck

    Spinoza and Education offers a comprehensive investigation into the educational implications of Spinoza’s moral theory. Taking Spinoza’s naturalism as its point of departure, it constructs a considered account of education, taking special care to investigate the educational implications of Spinoza’…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

  • Towards a Political Theory of the University

    Public reason, democracy and higher education

    By Morgan White

    Towards a Political Theory of the University argues that state and market forces threaten to diminish the legitimacy, authority and fundamental purposes of higher education systems. The political role of higher education has been insufficiently addressed by academics in recent decades. By applying…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

  • Giving Teaching Back to Teachers

    A Critical Introduction to Curriculum Theory

    By Robin Barrow

    This book, first published in 1984, aims to bring together the interests of the theory and practice of the education system and, within the former, relate the approaches and claims of the constituent disciplines to each other. Throughout the book, while arguing for the importance of facing up to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: The Social Context of Literacy (1986)

    By Kenneth Levine

    First published in 1986, this book looks at the impact of mass literacy on everyday life, discussing the fundamental differences between traditional oral cultures and contemporary industrialised societies where most people rely on complex combinations of oral and literate communication. There is…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Language, Education and Society Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Speaking Mathematically (1987)

    Communication in Mathematics Clasrooms

    By David Pimm

    First published in 1987, this book examines mathematics school teaching from the perspective that it is a language — arguing that this can illuminate many events that occur in classes and highlight issues that may not have previously seemed important. The central concern is with the processes of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Language, Education and Society Series

  • Liberty and Education

    A civic republican approach

    By Geoffrey Hinchliffe

    This book takes the thinking of Quentin Skinner, Philip Pettit and J.G.A. Pocock on republican liberty and explores the way in which this idea of liberty can be used to illuminate educational practice. It argues that republican liberty is distinct from both positive and negative liberty, and its…

    Paperback – 2016-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Education and the State

    International perspectives on a changing relationship

    Edited by Carla Aubry, Michael Geiss, Veronika Magyar-Haas, Jurgen Oelkers

    In most countries in the world, school education is the business of the state. Even if forms and functions differ, the imparting of elementary knowledge is universally regarded as a public function. Yet this is neither self-evident nor self-explanatory. The degree of involvement of state agencies…

    Paperback – 2016-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education

  • Using Shakespeare's Plays to Explore Education Policy Today

    Neoliberalism through the lens of Renaissance humanism

    By Sophie Ward

    Shakespeare is revered as the greatest writer in the English language, yet education reform in the English-speaking world is informed primarily by the ‘market order’, rather than the kind of humanism we might associate with Shakespeare. By considering Shakespeare’s dramatisation of the principles…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

  • 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 – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education

    Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and society

    By Michel Alhadeff-Jones

    Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education argues that by rethinking the way we relate to time, we can fundamentally rethink the way we conceive education. Beyond the contemporary rhetoric of acceleration, speed, urgency or slowness, this book provides an epistemological, historical and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Education

  • On the Politics of Educational Theory

    Rhetoric, theoretical ambiguity and the construction of society

    By Tomasz Szkudlarek

    On the Politics of Educational Theory considers the political significance of educational theory as a specific genre of public discourse. Rather than understanding educational theories solely as addressing issues of childrearing and instruction, this book aims to view educational theories in a…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Education

  • Vygotsky at Work and Play

    2nd Edition

    By Lois Holzman

    Vygotsky at Work and Play is an intimate portrayal of the Vygotskian-inspired approach to human development known as ‘social therapeutics’ and ‘the psychology of becoming’. Holzman provides an accessible, practical-philosophical portrayal of a unique performance-based methodology of development and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge

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