Routledge Key Ideas in Education

Series Editors: Greg Dimitriadis, Bob Lingard

Much more than introductions alone, the short, virtuosic Routledge Key Ideas in Education series volumes look to shape ongoing discussions in the field of education by putting the field’s contemporary luminaries in dialogue with its foundational figures and critical topics. From new students to senior scholars, these volumes will spark the imaginations of a range of readers thinking through key ideas and education.

  • Literacy and Education

    By James Paul Gee

    Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy—starting in the early 1980s—came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
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  • Freire and Education

    By Antonia Darder

    One of the most influential educational philosophers of our times, Paulo Freire contributed to a revolutionary understanding of education as an empowering and democratizing force in the lives of the disenfranchised. In this deeply personal introduction to the man and his ideas, Antonia Darder…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
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  • L.S. Vygotsky and Education

    By Luis C. Moll

    Vygotsky’s legacy in education is enduring and prolific, influencing educational research and scholarship in areas as far ranging child development, language and literacy development, bilingual education, and learning disabilities to name but a few. In this accessible, introductory volume, renowned…

    Paperback – 2013-07-16
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  • Foucault, Power, and Education

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy. By focusing on some of the ways Foucault has been placed in relation to educational questions or questions about…

    Paperback – 2012-12-10
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  • Marx and Education

    By Jean Anyon

    There was only one Karl Marx, but there have been a multitude of Marxisms.  This concise, introductory book by internationally renowned scholar Jean Anyon centers on the ideas of Marx that have been used in education studies as a guide to theory, analysis, research, and practice. Marx and…

    Paperback – 2011-03-07
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  • Freud and Education

    By Deborah P. Britzman

    The concept of education—its dangers and promises and its illusions and revelations—threads throughout Sigmund Freud’s body of work. This introductory volume by psychoanalytic authority, Deborah P. Britzman, explores key controversies of education through a Freudian approach. It defines how…

    Paperback – 2010-10-05
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