World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

  • Educating Young Children: a lifetime journey into a Froebelian approach

    The selected works of Tina Bruce

    By Tina Bruce

    Professor Tina Bruce (CBE) draws together her most prominent writings in one place, including chapters from her best-selling books and articles from leading journals. Her accomplished 30 year international career in education centring on the Froebelian tradition is well known and this book will…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
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  • Towards a Convergence Between Science and Environmental Education

    The Selected Works of Justin Dillon

    By Justin Dillon

    Justin Dillon is internationally recognized for his research on environmental education, science engagement, learning outside the classroom, and teacher identity and development. In this volume, Dillon brings together a thoughtfully crafted selection of 24 of his writings—key aspects of his life…

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Faith, Mission and Challenge in Catholic Education

    The selected works of Gerald Grace

    By Gerald Grace

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27 
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  • A Developing Discourse in Music Education

    The selected works of Keith Swanwick

    By Keith Swanwick

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25 
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  • Struggles for Equity in Education

    The selected works of Mel Ainscow

    By Mel Ainscow

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
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  • Dysconscious Racism, Afrocentric Praxis, and Education for Human Freedom: Through the Years I Keep on Toiling

    The selected works of Joyce E. King

    By Joyce E. King

    A dynamic leader and visionary teacher/scholar, Joyce E. King has made important contributions to the knowledge base on preparing teachers for diversity, culturally connected teaching and learning, and inclusive transformative leadership for change, often in creative partnership with communities.…

    Hardback – 2015-03-24
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  • Educational Experience as Lived: Knowledge, History, Alterity

    The Selected Works of William F. Pinar

    By William F. Pinar

    In this volume, Pinar enacts his theory of curriculum, detailing the relations among knowledge, history, and alterity. The introduction is Pinar’s intellectual life history, naming the contributions he has made to understanding educational experience. Study is the center of educational experience,…

    Hardback – 2015-01-27
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  • Thinking and Rethinking the University

    The selected works of Ronald Barnett

    By Ronald Barnett

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international scholars compile career-long selections of what they judge to be among their finest pieces so the world has access to them in a single manageable volume. Readers are able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work…

    Hardback – 2014-11-23
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  • China through the Lens of Comparative Education

    The selected works of Ruth Hayhoe

    By Ruth Hayhoe

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2014-11-20
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  • Multiculturalism in Education and Teaching

    The selected works of Carl A. Grant

    By Carl A. Grant

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key article, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
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  • Landmarks in Literacy

    The Selected Works of Frank Smith

    By Frank Smith

    Frank Smith is internationally acclaimed as an essential contributor to research on the nature of reading and as an originator of the modern psycholinguistic approach to reading instruction. In his publications his aim has always been to support teachers, to encourage them to make teaching…

    Hardback – 2014-11-06
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  • The Politics of Race, Class and Special Education

    The selected works of Sally Tomlinson

    By Sally Tomlinson

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in…

    Hardback – 2014-05-18
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  • Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity

    The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

    By Peter Jarvis

    Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education, nurse…

    Paperback – 2014-02-26
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  • Encountering Education in the Global

    The selected works of Fazal Rizvi

    By Fazal Rizvi

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2014-01-23
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  • Making Sense of Learners Making Sense of Written Language

    The Selected Works of Kenneth S. Goodman and Yetta M. Goodman

    By Kenneth S. Goodman, Yetta M. Goodman

    Ken and Yetta Goodman’s professional work has been a lifelong collaboration, informed by shared philosophical strands. An overarching goal has been to provide access for all children to literacy and learning and to inform and improve teaching and learning. Each also is recognized for specific areas…

    Hardback – 2013-12-03
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  • Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education

    The selected works of Bob Lingard

    By Bob Lingard

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces of work – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single…

    Hardback – 2013-08-05
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  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research

    The selected works of Mary E. James

    By Mary E. James

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a…

    Hardback – 2013-05-29
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  • Knowledge, Power, and Education

    The Selected Works of Michael W. Apple

    Edited by Michael W. Apple

    For more than three decades, Michael W. Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching, and power in education. His germinal Ideology and Curriculum was a watershed title in critical education studies, and has remained in print since its publication in 1979.…

    Hardback – 2012-12-12
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  • Education and the Nation State

    The selected works of S. Gopinathan

    By S. Gopinathan

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions - so the world can read them in…

    Hardback – 2012-11-20
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  • Corporatism, Social Control, and Cultural Domination in Education: From the Radical Right to Globalization

    The Selected Works of Joel Spring

    By Joel Spring

    Starting with the 1972 publication of his seminal work, Education and the Rise of the Corporate State, Joel Spring has been documenting and analyzing the politics of knowledge and education. Throughout his work he has explored the attempts to use education to advance the economic and political…

    Hardback – 2012-11-18
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  • Learner-Centered English Language Education

    The Selected Works of David Nunan

    By David Nunan

    This carefully crafted collection provides a snapshot of the evolution of David Nunan‘s theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of second language education over the last 40 years. The volume focuses on the development of his work on second language curricula, and in particular, the…

    Hardback – 2012-10-18
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  • Overcoming Exclusion

    Social Justice through Education

    By Peter Mittler

    In this Collected Works, Professor Peter Mittler brings together twenty-one of his key writings in one essential volume, providing a distinctive commentary on some of the most important issues in education over the last thirty years. This unique collection illustrates the development of Professor…

    Hardback – 2012-07-26
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  • Education, Philosophy and Politics

    The Selected Works of Michael A. Peters

    By Michael A Peters

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in…

    Hardback – 2012-01-05
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  • Learning In and Out of School

    The selected works of John MacBeath

    By John MacBeath

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions - so the world can read them in…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
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  • Education, Markets, and the Public Good

    The Selected Works of David F. Labaree

    By David F. Labaree

    David F. Labaree has spent the last twenty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in the history of education and education policy and politics. Here, he brings together twelve of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially…

    Paperback – 2006-10-25
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  • Reflecting Where the Action Is

    The Selected Works of John Elliott

    By John Elliott

    John Elliott has been a leading researcher, writer and thinker in education for thirty years, and has contributed over twenty books and five hundred articles to the field. This book brings together sixteen of his key writings, drawn together to show the development of his most important ideas and…

    Paperback – 2006-10-18
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  • In Search of Pedagogy, Volumes I & II

    The Selected Works of Jerome S. Bruner, 1957-1978 & 1979-2006

    By Jerome S. Bruner

    Jerome Bruner is one of the best-known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. He was one of the key figures in the so called 'cognitive revolution' that today dominates psychology around the world - but it is in the field of education that his influence has been especially…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • Race, Culture, and Education

    The Selected Works of James A. Banks

    By James A. Banks

    Considered the father of multicultural education in the US and known throughout the world as one of the field’s most important founder, theorist and researcher, James A. Banks has  collected here twenty-one of his most important and best works from across the span of his career. Drawing out…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • In Search of Pedagogy Volume I

    The Selected Works of Jerome Bruner, 1957-1978

    By Jerome S. Bruner

    Jerome Bruner is one of the best-known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. His theories about cognitive development dominate psychology around the world today, but it is in the field of education where his influence has been especially felt. In this two volume…

    Paperback – 2006-03-29
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  • In Search of Pedagogy Volume II

    The Selected Works of Jerome Bruner, 1979-2006

    By Jerome S. Bruner

    Jerome Bruner is one of the best-known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. His theories about cognitive development dominate psychology around the world today, but it is in the field of education where his influence has been especially felt. In this two volume…

    Paperback – 2006-03-29
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  • The Development and Education of the Mind

    The Selected Works of Howard Gardner

    By Howard Gardner

    Leading American psychologist and educator Howard Gardner has assembled his most important writings about education. Spanning over thirty years, this collection reveals the thinking, the concepts and the empirical research that have made Gardner one of the most respected and cited educational…

    Paperback – 2005-11-23
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  • Lessons from History of Education

    The Selected Works of Richard Aldrich

    By Richard Aldrich

    Richard Aldrich has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in history of education. He has contributed over 15 books and 75 articles to the field. In Lessons from History of Education, Richard Aldrich brings together 14 of his key…

    Paperback – 2005-09-21
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  • Education Policy and Social Class

    The Selected Works of Stephen J. Ball

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Bringing together twenty years of research and writing, this book provides an overview of Stephen Ball’s career and shows not only the development of his most important ideas but also the long-lasting contributions he has made to the field of educational policy analysis. This volume contains …

    Paperback – 2005-09-21
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  • The Art and Science of Teaching and Learning

    The Selected Works of Ted Wragg

    By E. C. Wragg

    Ted Wragg is well-known for his writing on all the essential issues in education and over the last thirty years contributed over forty books and a thousand articles to the field. This book offers a personal selection of his key writings in one volume for the first time. With a specially written…

    Paperback – 2005-09-14
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  • Reimagining Schools

    The Selected Works of Elliot W. Eisner

    By Elliot W. Eisner

    Elliot Eisner has spent the last forty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the enduring issues in arts education, curriculum studies and qualitative research. He has compiled a career-long collection of his finest work including extracts from books, key articles, salient…

    Paperback – 2005-09-14
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  • Constructing Worlds through Science Education

    The Selected Works of John K. Gilbert

    By John K. Gilbert

    Internationally renowned and award-winning author John Gilbert has spent the last thirty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the central and enduring issues in science education. He has contributed over twenty books and 400 articles to the field and is…

    Paperback – 2005-09-14
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  • The Curriculum and the Child

    The Selected Works of John White

    By John White

    John White has spent the last thirty-five years researching, teaching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in philosophy of education. He has contributed over thirty books and 140 articles to the field. In this book he brings together sixteen of his key…

    Paperback – 2005-09-14
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  • Learning, Curriculum and Life Politics

    The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson

    By Ivor F. Goodson

    As schooling has become more commodity-based, the place and position of learning and curriculum has been transformed and new perspectives are needed to understand these rapidly changing times. By studying life histories and life politics we can gain insights into the relationship…

    Paperback – 2005-09-14
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  • Reproducing Gender

    Critical Essays on Educational Theory and Feminist Politics

    By Madeleine Arnot

    Reproducing Gender charts the development of a theory of gender relations built up over the last twenty years. This theory has been highly influential in establishing the importance of the sociology of women's education for the study of society. It demonstrates the power of feminist educational…

    Paperback – 2002-01-16
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