Foundations and Futures of Education

Series Editors: Peter Aggleton, Sally Power, Michael Reiss

Peter Aggleton, UNSW, Australia

Sally Power, University of Cardiff, UK

Michael Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Foundations and Futures of Education focuses on key emerging issues in education as well as continuing debates within the field. The series is inter-disciplinary, and includes historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives on the purposes and nature of education; increasing interdisciplinarity within the field; and the theory-practice divide.

  • Teacher Education and the Political

    The power of negative thinking

    By Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan

    This book seeks to revitalize conversations about the nature and purpose of teacher education in a global context characterized by economic and political anxieties around declining productivity and social inclusion. These anxieties are manifested in such recent, and often contradictory, policy…

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  • Understanding the University

    Institution, Idea, Possibilities

    By Ronald Barnett

    Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
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  • Lifespan Transitions and Disability

    A holistic perspective

    By Iva Strnadová, Therese M. Cumming

    This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This…

    Paperback – 2015-09-21 
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  • Religion in the Primary School

    Ethos, diversity, citizenship

    By Peter Hemming

    Religion and its relationship to schooling is an issue that has become more and more topical in recent years. In many countries, developments such as the diversification of state school sectors, concerns about social cohesion between ethnic and religious groups, and debates about national identity…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
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  • Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices

    Edited by Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen, Megan Boler

    How can discerning critical hope enable us to develop innovative forms of teaching, learning and social practices that begin to address issues of marginalization, privilege and access across different contexts? At this millennial point in history, questions of cynicism, despair and hope arise at…

    Hardback – 2013-11-25
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  • Education and Masculinities

    Social, cultural and global transformations

    By Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

    Across media, academy and popular culture in western societies there is much talk of an implosion of the modern gender order. Education is often presented as a key site in which a crisis of masculinity is played out, and schools have become a focus for practical attempts to reconcile social and…

    Paperback – 2013-06-12
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  • Bullying

    Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender

    Edited by Ian Rivers, Neil Duncan

    Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender provides a valuable insight into the experiences of young people and how bullying can impact upon them in the school environment. The book offers an introduction to the key issues associated with bullying on the grounds of sex and sexual…

    Paperback – 2013-01-11
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  • Language, Learning, Context

    Talking the Talk

    By Wolff-Michael Roth

    In what way do educators understand the language they use to make sense of the educational environment? How does language enable educators and how can they consciously make the most of its potential? Using the right language and setting the correct tone in the school classroom has repercussions for…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
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  • Postfeminist Education?

    Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling

    By Jessica Ringrose

    This book challenges a contemporary postfeminist sensibility grounded not only in assumptions that gender and sexual equality has been achieved in many Western contexts, but that feminism has gone ‘too far’ with women and girls now overtaking men and boys - positioned as the new victims of gender…

    Paperback – 2012-07-09
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  • The Right to Higher Education

    Beyond widening participation

    By Penny Jane Burke

    The landscape of higher education has undergone change and transformation in recent years, partly as a result of diversification and massification. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue to perplex policy-makers and practitioners, raising questions about current strategies,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-07
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  • The Struggle for the History of Education

    By Gary McCulloch

    The history of education is a contested field of study, and has represented a site of struggle for the past century of its development. It is highly relevant to an understanding of broader issues in history, education and society, and yet has often been regarded as being merely peripheral rather…

    Paperback – 2011-02-17
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  • Radical Education and the Common School

    A Democratic Alternative

    By Michael Fielding, Peter Moss

    What is education, what is it for and what are its fundamental values? How do we understand knowledge and learning? What is our image of the child and the school? How does the ever more pressing need to develop a more just, creative and sustainable democratic society affect our responses to these…

    Paperback – 2010-12-08
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  • The Irregular School

    Exclusion, Schooling and Inclusive Education

    By Roger Slee

    Should disabled students be in regular classrooms all of the time or some of the time? Is the regular school or the special school or both the solution for educating students with a wide range of differences? Inclusive education has been incorporated in government education policy around the world…

    Paperback – 2010-11-25
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  • School Trouble

    Identity, Power and Politics in Education

    By Deborah Youdell

    What is the trouble with schools and why should we want to make ‘school trouble’? Schooling is implicated in the making of educational and social exclusions and inequalities as well as the making of particular sorts of students and teachers. For this reason schools are important sites of counter-…

    Paperback – 2010-10-15
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  • Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age

    A Critical Analysis

    By Neil Selwyn

    This book presents a wide-ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education. The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling around the world. Yet despite its prominence, technology use continues to be an area of education that…

    Paperback – 2010-10-01
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  • Being a University

    By Ronald Barnett

    There is no single idea of the university. Ever since its medieval origin, the concept of the university has continued to change. The metaphysical university gave way successively to the scientific university, and then to the corporate and the entrepreneurial university. But what, then, might lie…

    Paperback – 2010-10-01
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  • Education – An 'Impossible Profession'?

    Psychoanalytic Explorations of Learning and Classrooms

    By Tamara Bibby

    In classrooms and lectures we learn not only about academic topics but also about ourselves, our peers and how people and ideas interact. Education – An Impossible Profession extends the ways in which we might think about these processes by offering a refreshing reconsideration of key…

    Paperback – 2010-09-02
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  • Re-Designing Learning Contexts

    Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies

    By Rosemary Luckin

    What do we mean by the word ‘context’ in education and how does our context influence the way that we learn? What role can technology play in enhancing learning and what is the future of technology within learning? Re-Designing Learning Contexts seeks to re-dress the lack of attention that has…

    Paperback – 2010-04-06
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  • Education and the Family

    Passing Success Across the Generations

    By Leon Feinstein, Kathryn Duckworth, Ricardo Sabates

    Why it is that success, deprivation or disadvantage are so often passed down intergenerationally? What part does education play? The educational achievement of parents is often reflected in that of their children and there are many underlying causes for such a relationship. Education and the Family…

    Paperback – 2008-06-25
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  • Learners, Learning and Educational Activity

    By Judith Ireson

    Learners, Learning and Educational Activity offers a new and creative approach to the psychology of learning. The central idea in the book is that learning in schools and other educational settings is best understood by paying attention to both individual learners and the educational contexts in…

    Paperback – 2008-03-10
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  • Gender, Schooling and Global Social Justice

    By Elaine Unterhalter

    Timely and original, this book examines gender equality in schooling as an aspiration of global social justice. With nearly one billion people having little or no schooling and women and girls comprising nearly two-thirds of this total, this book analyses the historical, sociological, political and…

    Paperback – 2006-12-07
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  • Education, Philosophy and the Ethical Environment

    By Graham Haydon

    How much can we reasonably expect from education? This book, written by a philosopher of education, casts new light on this question by seeing values education, not as a separate activity within schools, but as an aspect of education that both reflects the surrounding climate of values…

    Paperback – 2006-07-27
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  • Schooling, Society and Curriculum

    Edited by Alex Moore

    Schooling, Society and Curriculum offers a much needed reassessment and realignment of curriculum studies in the UK and international contexts. Comprising a collection of eleven original chapters by prominent, nationally and internationally known experts in the field of curriculum studies…

    Paperback – 2006-06-30
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