Rescuing the university project?
Education – An Anatomy of the Discipline focuses on the development of the discipline of education, how it is understood and practised in contemporary universities, and the potential threats to its future. As the author, John Furlong argues, disciplines are not only intellectually coherent fields...
Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge
During the last 20 years, governments around the world have paid increasing attention to the recruitment, preparation, and retention of teachers. Teacher supply and teacher quality have become significant policy issues, taken up by policy-makers at the highest levels. This is because teachers are...
Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge
Their Role in the Future of Education Research
Are the disciplines of education ghosts of a productive past or creative and useful forms of inquiry? Are they in a demographic and organisational crisis today? The contribution of the ‘foundation disciplines’ of sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and economics to the study of...
Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge
Continuing the debate
One of the most persistent features of the research environment in the UK over the last decades has been the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE); now more and more countries are following suit by developing their own systems for research quality assessment. However, in the field of education, one of...
Published September 26th 2007 by Routledge
Information Technology and the Learning Society
This engaging book sheds light on the ways in which adults in the twenty-first century interact with technology in different learning environments. Based on one of the first large-scale academic research projects in this area, the authors present their findings and offer practical...
Published September 21st 2005 by Routledge
Children and Computing in the Home
What are young people really doing on computers at home?Computers feature heavily in the lives of today's young people, and this book sets out to question commonplace assumptions about the use of technology by children at home. Bringing together research from the perspective of psychology,...
Published August 3rd 2003 by Routledge
Twenty Five Years of Politics, Policy and Practice
The last quarter of the twentieth century was a very important period in history of education. Beginning with the so-called 'Great Debate', the period witnessed intense public and political interest in educational issues, culminating in an almost unprecedented amount of education-related...
Published February 21st 2001 by Routledge
This text explores the issue of what role, if any, higher education should play in intial teacher training. The authors argue for the continued involvement of higher education in teacher training and cover such areas as the 1994 Education Act, the role of universities and the schools consortia....
Published January 31st 1996 by Routledge
The Growth of Professional Knowledge
In the UK and elsewhere, the training of teachers is increasingly seen as a matter of partnership between schools and institutions of higher education. There is thus an urgent need within the profession to define more carefully what the role of teachers acting as mentors should be. Clearly some...
Published February 1st 1995 by Routledge