Theorizing Education

Series Editors: Gert Biesta, Julie Allan, Richard Edwards

Theorizing Education brings together innovative work from a wide range of contexts and traditions which explicitly focuses on the roles of theory in educational research and educational practice. The series includes contextual and socio-historical analyses of existing traditions of theory and theorizing, exemplary use of theory, and empirical work where theory has been used in innovative ways. The distinctive focus for the series is the engagement with educational questions, articulating what explicitly educational function the work of particular forms of theorizing supports.

  • On the Politics of Educational Theory

    Rhetoric, theoretical ambiguity and the construction of society

    By Tomasz Szkudlarek

    This book analyses the role of educational theories in the construction of collective, political identities. Rather than understanding educational theories solely as addressing issues of childrearing and instruction, the aim of the book is to see them in a broader socio-political context. Defining…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 
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  • Filmed School

    Desire, transgression and the filmic fantasy of pedagogy

    By James Stillwaggon, David Jelinek

    The image of teaching projected in the media has always suffered from polarized division: on the one hand, teachers appear as selfless heroes, and on the other, teachers are society’s failures, whose ambition and desires introduce moral contagion to our places of formal learning. This book explores…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19 
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  • Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education

    Complicating conjunctions

    By Anne M Phelan

    If teacher education, as a field of study, is to contribute to the revitalization, re-moralization and re-politicization of Education, this book argues that it needs to be alert to questions of teachers’ intellectual and political freedom and to concerns about the legitimacy of what we do in…

    Hardback – 2015-03-15
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  • Making a Difference in Theory

    The theory question in education and the education question in theory

    Edited by Gert Biesta, Julie Allan, Richard Edwards

    Making a Difference in Theory brings together original work from an international group of authors on the roles of theory in educational research and practice. The book discusses the different roles theory plays, can play and should play, both from a historical perspective and in light of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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  • Psychopathology at School

    Theorizing mental disorders in education

    By Valerie Harwood, Julie Allan

    Psychopathology at School provides a timely response to concerns about the rising numbers of children whose behaviour is recognised and understood as a medicalised condition, rather than simply as poor behaviour caused by other factors. It is the first scholarly analysis of psychopathology which…

    Hardback – 2014-03-16
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  • Forgotten Connections

    On culture and upbringing

    By Klaus Mollenhauer

    Edited by Norm Friesen

    Klaus Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing is internationally regarded as one of the most important German contributions to educational and curriculum theory in the 20th century. Appearing here in English for the first time, the book draws on Mollenhauer’s concern for…

    Hardback – 2013-11-04
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