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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 79 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. 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 10th 2007 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Rethinking Family-school Relations

    A Critique of Parental involvement in Schooling

    By Maria Eulina P. de Carvalho

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book addresses the complications and implications of parental involvement as a policy, through an exploratory theoretical approach, including historical and sociological accounts and personal reflection. This approach represents the author's effort to understand the origins, meanings, and...

    Published July 9th 2007 by Routledge

  4. The Universal Right to Education

    Justification, Definition, and Guidelines

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this book, Joel Spring offers a powerful and closely reasoned justification and definition for the universal right to education--applicable to all cultures--as provided for in Article 26 of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. One sixth of the world's population, nearly...

    Published July 9th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Globalization and Women in Academia

    North/west-south/east

    By Carmen Luke

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this cross-cultural exploration of the comparative experiences of Asian and Western women in higher education management, leading feminist theorist Carmen Luke constructs a provocative framework that situates her own standpoint and experiences alongside those of Asian women she studied over a...

    Published July 9th 2007 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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