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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

21-30 of 78 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. A New Paradigm for Global School Systems

    Education for a Long and Happy Life

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This volume—a major new contribution to Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education—offers a new paradigm for global school systems. Education for global economic competition is the prevailing goal of most national school systems. Spring...

    Published February 21st 2007 by Routledge

  2. Invisible Children in the Society and Its Schools

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Sue Books

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The authors in this book use the metaphors of invisibility and visibility to explore the social and school lives of many children and young people in North America whose complexity, strengths, and vulnerabilities are largely unseen in the society and its schools. These “invisible children&...

    Published September 10th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Pedagogies of Globalization

    The Rise of the Educational Security State

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this ground-breaking book, Joel Spring examines globalization and its worldwide effects on education. A central thesis is that industrial-consumerism is the dominant paradigm in the integration of education and economic planning in modern economic security states.In the twenty-first century,...

    Published March 12th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Universities and Globalization

    To Market, To Market

    By Ravinder Kaur Sidhu

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Universities and Globalization: To Market, To Market examines the operations of power and knowledge in international education under conditions of globalization, with a focus on the three biggest exporters of higher education--the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. An...

    Published November 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  5. Teaching Social Foundations of Education

    Contexts, Theories, and Issues

    Edited by Dan W. Butin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book, the first comprehensive, critical examination of the theory and pedagogy of the field of social foundations of education and its relevance and role within teacher education:*Articulates central questions in the field--such as "What is social foundations?"; "Is there a social...

    Published March 16th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Re-Thinking Freire

    Globalization and the Environmental Crisis

    Edited by Chet A. Bowers, Chet A. Bowers, Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Fr‚d‚rique Apffel-Marglin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This landmark collection of essays by Third World activists highlights two major world changes which, they argue, have been neglected by Freire and his many followers: the Third World grass-roots cultural resistance to economic globalization, and the ecological crisis.One source of the...

    Published October 10th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Non-Western Educational Traditions

    Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice, 3rd Edition

    By Timothy Reagan

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This text provides a brief yet comprehensive overview of a number of non-Western approaches to educational thought and practice. Its premise is that understanding the ways that other people educate their children--as well as what counts for them as "education"--may help us think more clearly about...

    Published August 11th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Critical Social Issues in American Education

    Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World, 3rd Edition

    Edited by H. Svi Shapiro, David E. Purpel

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This text-reader brings together powerful readings that critically situate issues of education in the context of the major cultural, moral, political, economic, ecological, and spiritual crises that confront us as a nation and a global community. It provides a focus and a conceptual framework for...

    Published July 15th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.

    Contexts and Consequences

    By Sue Books

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Poverty is an educational issue because it affects children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Especially in current times, taken-for-granted ideas about poverty and poor children must be scrutinized and reconsidered. That is the goal of this book. Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.:...

    Published May 24th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Globalizing Education for Work

    Comparative Perspectives on Gender and the New Economy

    Edited by Richard D. Lakes, Patricia A. Carter

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book explores how changes in the new world economy are affecting the education of male and female workers. Authors from Australia, Africa, Brazil, Europe, North America, and South Korea use methodologies--such as literature reviews, case studies, legislative analysis, evaluations of model...

    Published March 30th 2004 by Routledge