Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

  • Elites in Education

    Edited by Agnes Van Zanten

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  • Education and Sexualities

    Edited by Peter Aggleton

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  • Education Policy (4-vol. set)

    Edited by Stephen Ball

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  • Education and Technology

    Edited by Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon

    The widespread academic study of educational technology blossomed in the years following the development of the microprocessor. Of course, that is not to say that education was technology-free before the 1970s: the telephone, wireless radio, cinema, television, and mainframe computers had all in…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
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  • Philosophy of Education II

    Edited by Richard Smith

    A new title from Routledge’s Major Works series, Major Themes in Education, Philosophy of Education II is a five-volume ‘mini library’ of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor collection to Philosophy of Education (1998) (978-0-415-12944-2), edited by Paul Hurst and Patricia White…

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  • Multicultural Education

    Edited by David Gillborn

    Multicultural education is a thriving – though sometimes controversial and increasingly contested – field of study and research. Its major aim and purpose has been described as to create equal educational opportunities for students from diverse racial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds to…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22
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  • Critical Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au

    Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have been persistent within modern systems of education since their inception. But in the last four or five decades the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Specifically, education…

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  • Second-Language Education

    Edited by Michael Evans

    Language is at the very core of the educational process, both as a medium for the transmission of knowledge and as a cognitive tool. The learning and use of second languages has often been associated with purely instrumental views of education. But the importance of the socio-cultural dimension of…

    Hardback – 2013-07-31
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  • Educational Assessment and Evaluation

    Edited by Harry Torrance

    Assessment and evaluation are crucial aspects of any educational system and rarely can they have been so central to educational policy-making and the reform of schooling as at the present time. (The introduction of the National Curriculum and Testing system in the UK and the test-based ‘No Child…

    Hardback – 2012-10-23
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  • Music Education

    Edited by Keith Swanwick

    Music education is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. It is also a complex and contested area in which there is a considerable variety of published work, ranging from the justificatory to the critical, and from advice on pedagogical practice to provocative alternative…

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  • Physical Education

    Edited by David Kirk

    As academic thinking about and around physical education continues to flourish and develop, this new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature and the continuing explosion in research…

    Hardback – 2011-10-27
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  • Education and Development

    Edited by Walter W. McMahon

    This series addresses the relation of education to knowledge-based growth and broader measures of development beyond growth, central features of the modern world in which education has a central role. This role includes the effects of education on pure economic growth including it’s effects on the…

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  • Higher Education

    Edited by Malcolm Tight

    The recent, rapid, and massive expansion of higher education in the Western world has been such that in many developed countries it is now expected that close to—or more than—half of the population will have some significant engagement with a university at least once during their lives. More than…

    Hardback – 2010-12-13
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  • Women and Education

    Edited by Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman

    If a primary objective of feminism is to expose and challenge the social relations of power embedded in all spheres of life, then an exploration of the issues attached to female education is a vital aspect of such a project. Indeed, ‘women and education’ is now an established—and flourishing—domain…

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  • Islam and Education

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim…

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  • Mathematics Education

    Edited by Alan Bishop

    Mathematics education is one of the most publicized and contested fields of endeavour in the area of education more generally. The entrails of international comparative mathematics achievement surveys are pored over by the media, politicians and educators alike; and, while for the last fifty years…

    Hardback – 2009-12-13
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  • English Language Teaching

    Edited by Patricia Hedge, Nick Andon, Martin Dewey

    With contributions drawn from a variety of contexts, this extensive new six-volume collection from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, reflects the international diversity of English Language Teaching in practice. Bringing together material from a broad range of perspectives, it…

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  • Gifted and Talented Education

    Edited by Deborah Eyre

    The education of gifted and talented pupils is an established domain of study but research in the area has increased dramatically, particularly in the past fifteen years. The reason for this burgeoning interest relates principally not to conventional educational concerns but rather to the desire of…

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  • The History of Higher Education

    Edited by Roy Lowe

    This new Major Work is a five-volume collection in Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series. It charts the history and development of higher education. Encompassing the period since 1760, the principal focus is on the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although more recent developments…

    Hardback – 2008-09-24
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  • Media Literacies

    Edited by Margaret Mackey

    The past century has witnessed an ever-accelerating revolution in the ways by which we communicate with each other, and that revolution is far from complete. Understanding how our literacy skills and behaviours are evolving—how we make use of old technologies and adapt to new ones—and how critical…

    Hardback – 2007-12-19
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  • Teacher Education

    Edited by David Hartley, Maurice Whitehead

    The effective development and education of teachers is central to the enterprise of education itself, and teacher education is currently viewed as a key educational priority issue at European Union level, requiring attention and further development as part of a broad approach to the raising of…

    Hardback – 2005-12-21
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  • Early Years Education

    Edited by Rod Parker-Rees, Jenny Willan

    The education and care of children under the age of eight has become one of the major focuses of attention in recent education research and policy-making around the world, and it is now widely recognised that investment in provision at this stage can be both cost effective and beneficial to the…

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  • Science Education

    Edited by Professor John K. Gilbert

    Education in, about, and through, the sciences – physics, chemistry, biology, earth science – has grown rapidly in the last 150 years. Starting from the twin bases of an elective provision for those likely to become scientists and engineers and of informal provision for the general populace, it has…

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  • Educational Management

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    Edited by Harry Tomlinson

    Education management and leadership is a key area of study in education. Educational Management: Major Themes in Education brings together the most important literature in the field, exploring the historical context, the training and development of leaders and their roles in leading people and…

    Hardback – 2004-10-06
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  • Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

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    Edited by David Mitchell

    The field of special educational needs and inclusive education is not only of enormous importance to the study of education as a whole, it also constitutes a site of major debate. Conflicting arguments include: * changes in the conceptualisation of special needs* the role of assessment* the…

    Hardback – 2004-08-18
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  • Literacy

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    Edited by David Wray

    There can be few areas of education which have been more controversial than the teaching of literacy. In an increasingly information-dense society, the ability to make sense of and to produce text is crucial to success, and literacy has understandably assumed the burden of the benchmark of '…

    Hardback – 2004-07-21
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  • Curriculum Studies

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    Edited by David Scott

    This four-volume collection contains over ninety papers drawn from a broad range of contemporary writing on the curriculum. Major trends and developments from the 1970s through to the present day are represented. The following four volumes of the set offer a comprehensive introduction to, and…

    Hardback – 2003-10-22
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  • Adult and Continuing Education

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    Edited by Peter Jarvis

    Depicting the ways that adult education has evolved as society has changed and how it has been incorporated into lifelong learning, this is a truly unique set that puts a stamp on an exciting field and important, far-reaching issues. These five volumes represent a great advance to scholars, as this…

    Hardback – 2003-01-22
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  • Psychology of Education

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    Edited by Anthony D. Pellegrini, Peter K Smith, Peter K. Smith

    This set is comprised of four volumes, covering the following topics:* Schools, teachers and parents * Pupils and learning * The school curriculum * School behaviour and the school peer group The selected pieces include review articles as well as original studies. Selections includes contributions…

    Hardback – 2000-11-29
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  • History of Education

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    Edited by Roy Lowe

    History of Education: Major Themes brings together some of the most significant and influential writing on the history of education during the past thirty years. It illustrates the key themes on which historians of education have worked during this period and shows their relevance for our…

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  • Philosophy of Education: Major Themes in the Analytic Tradition

    Edited by Paul Hirst, Patricia White

    In the last forty years philosophy of education has become established as a distinct area of philosophical study concerned within educational thought and practice. Twentieth century analytic philosophy prompted the emergence of a philosophy of education as a separate subject. The work collected…

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