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Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

Series Editor: Joel Spring

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

New and Published Books

11-20 of 77 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. Education and Hope in Troubled Times

    Visions of Change for Our Children's World

    Edited by H. Svi Shapiro

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    "Progressive educators have always been better at critique than at possibility. This book promises not to ignore critique, but to favor possibility. It is most rare and greatly welcomed." Richard Quantz, Miami University "The editor argues that in a material world, depicted by consumerism,...

    Published March 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Globalization of Education

    An Introduction

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Spring introduces readers to the processes, institutions, and forces by which...

    Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice

    In Our Mother's Voice, Volume II

    Edited by Maenette Kape'ahiokalani Padeken Ah Nee- Benham

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The book challenges teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and community stakeholders to build dynamic learning environments through which indigenous learners can be "Boldly Indigenous in a Global World!" Three days of focused dialogue at the 2005 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on...

    Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Reclaiming Education for Democracy

    Thinking Beyond No Child Left Behind

    By Paul Shaker, Elizabeth E. Heilman

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Reclaiming Education for Democracy subjects the prophets and doctrines of educational neoliberalism to scrutiny in order to provide a rationale and vision for public education beyond the limits of No Child Left Behind. The authors combine a history of recent education policy with an in- depth...

    Published June 13th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Minority Status, Oppositional Culture, & Schooling

    Edited by John U. Ogbu

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book is the definitive and final presentation of John Ogbu’s cultural ecological model and the many debates that his work has sparked during the past decade. The theory and empirical foundation of Ogbu’s scholarship, which some have mistakenly reduced to the "acting white hypothesis," is fully...

    Published February 15th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge & Power in the Global Economy

    The Effects of School Reform in a Neoliberal/Neoconservative Age, 2nd Edition

    Edited by David Gabbard

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The second edition of Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy examines how neoliberal and neoconservative policies are working in tandem to privatize and commercialize public schools. It looks at how these policies and the agendas behind them have impacted the internal dynamics of school...

    Published October 4th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Wheels in the Head

    Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Confucianism to Human Rights, 3rd Edition

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this popular text Joel Spring provocatively analyzes the ideas of traditional and non-traditional philosophies from Confucianism to human rights regarding the contribution of education to the creation of a democratic society. The goal is to explore how governments use education to control...

    Published September 19th 2007 by Routledge

  8. The Intersection of Cultures

    Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy, 4th Edition

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy, Fourth Edition offers a unique, problem-solving approach to the complex issues involved in educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. Perfect for any course devoted wholly or in...

    Published September 12th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Wheels in the Head

    Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Confucianism to Human Rights, 3rd Edition

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this popular text Joel Spring provocatively analyzes the ideas of traditional and non-traditional philosophies from Confucianism to human rights regarding the contribution of education to the creation of a democratic society. The goal is to explore how governments use education to control and...

    Published September 11th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Educating New Americans

    Immigrant Lives and Learning

    By Donald F. Hones, Cher Shou Cha

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Educating New Americans examines what it means to be an American through the history of a refugee from Laos. Shou Cha is a community liaison for an elementary school, an evangelical preacher, a community leader, a husband, and a father. His lifetime of learning, presented mainly in his own voice,...

    Published July 10th 2007 by Routledge