Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

  • Progressive Sexuality Education

    The Conceits of Secularism

    By Mary Lou Rasmussen

    This book engages contemporary debates about the notion of secularism outside of the field of education in order to consider how secularism shapes the formation of progressive sexuality education. Focusing on the US, Canada, Ireland, Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia, this text considers the…

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  • Schooling and the Making of Citizens in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Comparative Visions

    Edited by Daniel Tröhler, Thomas S. Popkewitz, David F. Labaree

    This book is a comparative history that explores the social, cultural, and political formation of the modern nation through the construction of public schooling. It asks how modern school systems arose in a variety of different republics and non-republics across four continents during the period…

    Paperback – 2015-10-26 
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  • School Health Education in Changing Times

    Curriculum, pedagogies and partnerships

    By Deana Leahy, Lisette Burrows, Louise McCuaig, Jan Wright, Dawn Penney

    This book explores the complex nexus of discourses, principles and practices within which educators mobilise school-based health education. Through an interrogation of the ideas informing particular models and approaches to health education, the authors provide critical insights into the principles…

    Hardback – 2015-10-18 
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  • Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800-1950

    Convents, classrooms and colleges

    Edited by Deirdre Raftery, Elizabeth Smyth

    This book brings together the work of eleven leading international scholars to map the contribution of teaching Sisters, who provided schooling to hundreds of thousands of children, globally, from 1800–1950. The volume represents research that draws on several theoretical approaches and…

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  • Drama and Social Justice

    Theory, research and practice in international contexts

    Edited by Kelly Freebody, Michael Finneran

    "This text offers a cohesive framework for exploring social justice through drama and drama from a social justice perspective. Research based examples of practice from a range of international contexts link theory and practice. Connecting chapters raise key critical questions in an engaging…

    Hardback – 2015-09-20 
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  • Navigating Model Minority Stereotypes

    Asian Indian Youth in South Asian Diaspora

    By Rupam Saran

    Though Asian Indians are typically thought of as a "model minority", not much is known about the school experiences of their children. Positive stereotyping of these immigrants and their children often masks educational needs and issues, creates class divides within the Indian-American community,…

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  • Transatlantic Reflections on the Practice-Based PhD in Fine Art

    By Jessica Schwarzenbach, Paul Hackett

    Once the US was the only country in the world to offer a doctorate for studio artists, however the PhD in fine art disappeared after pressures established the MFA as the terminal degree for visual artists. Subsequently, the PhD in fine art emerged in the UK and is now offered by approximately 40…

    Hardback – 2015-08-23 
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  • Markets for Schooling

    An Economic Analysis

    By Nick Adnett, Peter Davies

    Nick Adnett and Peter Davies develop an economic analysis of schooling markets, emphasizing both the strengths and weaknesses of orthodox analyses. They explain the economic and social contexts that have generated the widespread desire to reform state schooling and develop a systematic analysis of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
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  • Evidence-based Practice in Education

    Functions of evidence and causal presuppositions

    By Tone Kvernbekk

    Much educational debate today is dominated by a "what works" vocabulary, intimately associated with evidence-based practice (EBP). The vocabulary consists of concepts and ideas such as accountability, competency, effectiveness, employability, learning outcomes, predictability, qualifications, and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-09 
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  • A New Vision of Liberal Education

    The good of the unexamined life

    By Alistair Miller

    ‘This is an extremely important book. Wonderfully well researched and written, it develops a powerful argument about how we should conceive of the aims of education and design curricula. It should define the field for a very considerable period of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of…

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  • English Language Teacher Education in Chile

    A cultural historical activity theory perspective

    By Malba Barahona

    Over the last two decades, Chile has been driven by an economic imperative to build the capability of citizens to be competent in the English language, resulting in a high demand for teachers of English. As a consequence, teacher education programs have modified their curricula to meet the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-08
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  • Education, Leadership and Islam

    Theories, discourses and practices from an Islamic perspective

    By Saeeda Shah

    Educational institutions are undergoing complex and sensitive changes in the context of immigration, international mobility, globalisation, and shifting economic scenarios, making highly challenging demands on educational leaders. Leadership is increasingly being perceived and theorised as pivotal…

    Hardback – 2015-07-05
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  • Learning and Collective Creativity

    Activity-Theoretical and Sociocultural Studies

    Edited by Annalisa Sannino, Viv Ellis

    This book brings together leading representatives of activity-theoretically-oriented and socioculturally-oriented research around the world, to discuss creativity as a collective endeavour strongly related to learning to face the societal challenges of our world. As history shows, major…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
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  • The Resegregation of Schools

    Education and Race in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Jamel K. Donnor, Adrienne Dixson

    Access to a quality education remains the primary mechanism for improving one’s life chances in the United States, and for children of color, a “good education” is particularly linked to their individual and collective well-being. Despite the popular perception that America is in a “post-racial”…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
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  • Education, Social Background and Cognitive Ability

    The decline of the social

    By Gary N. Marks

    Are socioeconomic inequalities in education declining? Is socioeconomic background becoming less important for people’s occupational class or status? How important is cognitive ability for education and later occupational outcomes? How do countries differ in the importance of socioeconomic…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
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  • The Hidden Role of Software in Educational Research

    Policy to Practice

    By Tom Liam Lynch

    Educational research often discounts the uniqueness and ubiquity of software and the hidden political, economic and epistemological ways it impacts teaching and learning in K-12 settings. Drawing on theories and methodologies from English education, critical discourse analysis, multimodal semiotics…

    Hardback – 2015-06-03
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  • Quality Teaching and the Capability Approach

    Evaluating the work and governance of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Alison Buckler

    This book provides an analytical exploration of the condition of teachers working in expanding school systems across the world, with a particular focus on the lives of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing from award-winning research, it looks beyond the official portrayals of…

    Hardback – 2015-05-12
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  • The Education of Radical Democracy

    By Sarah S. Amsler

    The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity . The book draws on critical social theory and critical pedagogy to explain what enables and sustains work for radical…

    Hardback – 2015-04-21
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  • Aristotelian Character Education

    By Kristján Kristjánsson

    This book provides a reconstruction of Aristotelian character education, shedding new light on what moral character really is, and how it can be highlighted, measured, nurtured and taught in current schooling. Arguing that many recent approaches to character education understand character in…

    Hardback – 2015-04-19
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  • Using Narrative Inquiry for Educational Research in the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Sheila Trahar, Wai Ming Yu

    Narrative inquiry is being used more widely in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Northern European countries to conduct research across a range of disciplines. It is gaining popularity in Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China, but research in these contexts continues to be dominated…

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  • Performing Kamishibai

    An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience

    By Tara McGowan

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium…

    Hardback – 2015-04-09
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  • Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education

    By Roberta Espinoza

    While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school classrooms, and in theories of social and cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • My School

    Listening to parents, teachers and students from a disadvantaged educational setting

    By Lesley Scanlon

    Education issues feature almost daily in print media, online, on the radio and on television, much of which focuses on the perceived deficits of students and teachers. Singled out for special attention are low socio-economic status (SES) schools which are frequently characterised by teachers and…

    Hardback – 2015-01-25
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  • Learning Technologies and the Body

    Integration and Implementation In Formal and Informal Learning Environments

    Edited by Victor Lee

    This volume explores how technology-supported learning environments can incorporate physical activity and interactive experiences in formal education. It presents cutting-edge research and design work on a new generation of "body-centric" technologies such as wearable body sensors, GPS tracking…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
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  • Education, Nature, and Society

    By Stephen Gough

    Environmental issues continue to divide opinion, sometimes in extreme ways. Almost everyone agrees that education has a role to play in ensuring the future of humanity on Earth. Some think we should all learn to leave a minimal environmental footprint; others argue that education should promote…

    Hardback – 2014-12-02
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  • Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

    Exploring a social model of literacy

    Edited by Vicky Duckworth, Gordon Ade-Ojo

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the…

    Hardback – 2014-12-02
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  • Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching

    Honoring Presence

    Edited by Susan Walsh, Barbara Bickel, Carl Leggo

    This volume presents a scholarly investigation of the ways educators engage in artistic and contemplative practices – and why this matters in education. Arts-based learning and inquiry can function as a powerful catalyst for change by allowing spiritual practices to be present within educational…

    Hardback – 2014-11-19
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  • Interrogating Critical Pedagogy

    The Voices of Educators of Color in the Movement

    Edited by Pierre Wilbert Orelus, Rochelle Brock

    Educators, teacher practitioners, and social activists have successfully used critical pedagogy as a tool to help marginalized students develop awareness and seek alternative solutions to their poor educational and socioeconomic situations. However, this theory is often criticized as being mostly…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
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  • Mainstreams, Margins and the Spaces In-between

    New possibilities for education research

    Edited by Karen Trimmer, Ali Black, Stewart Riddle

    This book explores the complexities of investigating minorities, majorities, boundaries and borders, and the experiences of researchers who choose to work in these spaces. It engages with issues of ethics, disclosure and representation, and contends with and seeks to contribute to emerging debates…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
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  • 9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms

    Teaching About Terror

    By Cheryl Lynn Duckworth

    While current literature stresses the importance of teaching about the 9/11 attacks on the US, many questions remain as to what teachers are actually teaching in their own classrooms. Few studies address how teachers are using of all of this advice and curriculum, what sorts of activities they are…

    Hardback – 2014-11-10
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  • The Age of STEM

    Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

    Edited by Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson, Russell Tytler

    Across the world STEM (learning and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has taken central importance in education and the economy in a way that few other disciplines have. STEM competence has become seen as key to higher productivity, technological adaptation and…

    Hardback – 2014-10-23
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  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Schools

    Examining the impact and opportunities within educational systems

    By Anit Somech, Izhar Oplatka

    This book extends our understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of teachers who improve their schools consistently and considerably. It sets out to critically analyze and examine organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) in schools from a contextual perspective and to display the uniqueness of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-09
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  • Refugee Women, Representation and Education

    Creating a discourse of self-authorship and potential

    By Melinda McPherson

    Even with increased attention to refugee women’s issues in the late 20th century, post-colonial discourses have nurtured limiting representations of refugee women, predominantly as subjects of charity and as victims. Adding to a growing body of work in the field, the author challenges this…

    Hardback – 2014-10-06
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  • Lesson Study

    Professional learning for our time

    Edited by Peter Dudley

    This book introduces readers to the development of Lesson Study (LS) in the UK, making historical connections to the growth of Lesson Study in Japan, East Asia, the US and Europe. It explains how to conduct LS in schools and educational institutions, providing examples of compelling, externally…

    Hardback – 2014-09-14
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  • African Americans and Homeschooling

    Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges

    By Ama Mazama, Garvey Musumunu

    Despite greater access to formal education, both disadvantaged and middle-class black students continue to struggle academically, causing a growing number of black parents to turn to homeschooling. This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents’ decision to educate…

    Hardback – 2014-09-11
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  • Teacher Development in Higher Education

    Existing Programs, Program Impact, and Future Trends

    Edited by Eszter Simon, Gabriela Pleschová

    Concerns about the quality of teaching and learning in higher education have given rise to teacher development programs and centers around the world. This book investigates the challenges and complexities of creating instructional development programs for present and future academics. Using case…

    Paperback – 2014-09-10
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  • Rethinking School Bullying

    Dominance, Identity and School Culture

    By Ronald B. Jacobson

    This book takes a new angle on a much-studied phenomenon, focusing on the role of domination and identity construction, understanding and self-knowledge, moral transformation and the social community, systems of training and hierarchy used by schooling, and the role they play in…

    Paperback – 2014-09-10
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  • Chinese Students’ Writing in English

    Implications from a corpus-driven study

    By Maria Leedham

    Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written English corpus - a large corpus of proficient undergraduate student writing collected in…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26
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  • Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change

    A transdisciplinary approach to researching lives

    Edited by Hazel Reid, Linden West

    In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto/biographical research to examine the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26
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  • Education, Philosophy and Well-being

    New perspectives on the work of John White

    Edited by Judith Suissa, Carrie Winstanley, Roger Marples

    John White is one of the leading philosophers of education currently working in the Anglophone world. Since first joining the London Institute of Education in 1965, he has made significant contributions to the landscape of the discipline through his teaching, research and numerous publications. His…

    Hardback – 2014-08-25
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-07-30
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  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research

    Case Studies from Europe and the Developing World

    Edited by Sadaf Rizvi

    This book provides an original perspective on a range of controversial issues in educational and social research through case studies of multi-disciplinary and mixed-method research involving children, teachers, schools and communities in Europe and the developing world. These case studies from…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • Virtual Literacies

    Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People

    Edited by Guy Merchant, Julia Gillen, Jackie Marsh, Julia Davies

    The growth of interest in virtual worlds and other online spaces for children and young people raises important issues for literacy educators and researchers. This book is a timely and much-needed collection of current research in the area. It provides a synthesis of knowledge and understanding and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-02
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-06-26
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  • Vernaculars in the Classroom

    Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities

    By Shondel Nero, Dohra Ahmad

    This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource orientation, countering the popular narrative of vernaculars as problems in schools…

    Hardback – 2014-06-09
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  • Negotiating Privilege and Identity in Educational Contexts

    By Adam Howard, Brianne Wheeler, Aimee Polimeno

    Recent efforts emphasize the roles that privilege and elite education play in shaping affluent youths’ identities. Despite various backgrounds, the common qualities shared among the eight adolescents showcased in this book lead them to form particular understandings of self, others, and the world…

    Hardback – 2014-06-01
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  • Literacy, Play and Globalization

    Converging Imaginaries in Children's Critical and Cultural Performances

    By Carmen L. Medina, Karen E. Wohlwend

    This book takes on current perspectives on children’s relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to explain how children’s media and literacy performances shape and are shaped by shared…

    Hardback – 2014-05-13
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  • Test Fraud

    Statistical Detection and Methodology

    Edited by Neal Kingston, Amy Clark

    There has been an increase in awareness (and perhaps occurrence) of individual and organized cheating on tests. Recent reports of widespread problems with state student accountability tests and teacher certification testing have raised questions about the very validity of assessment programs. While…

    Hardback – 2014-04-27
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  • Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics

    Debating genetic futures from school to society

    By Pádraig Murphy

    What should individuals and society do when genetic screening becomes widely available and with its impact on current and future generations still uncertain? How can our education systems around the world respond to these developments? Reproductive and genetic technologies (RGTs) are increasingly…

    Hardback – 2014-04-21
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  • Neoliberalism, Pedagogy and Human Development

    Exploring Time, Mediation and Collectivity in Contemporary Schools

    By Michalis Kontopodis

    In most Western developed countries, adult life is increasingly organized on the basis of short-term work contracts and reduced social security funds. In this context it seems that producing efficient job-seekers and employees becomes the main aim of educational programs for the next generation.…

    Paperback – 2014-03-26
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