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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

31-40 of 77 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. 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 16th 2004 by Routledge

  2. 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 25th 2004 by Routledge

  3. 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 31st 2004 by Routledge

  4. Studying Educational and Social Policy

    Theoretical Concepts and Research Methods

    By Ronald H. Heck

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The overall purpose of this text is to introduce beginning researchers to the study of educational and social policy, how it has been examined from a scholarly perspective, and the salient issues to consider in conceptualizing and conducting policy research. The emphasis is on "introduce," as the...

    Published March 31st 2004 by Routledge

  5. How Educational Ideologies Are Shaping Global Society

    Intergovernmental Organizations, NGOs, and the Decline of the Nation-State

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this book Joel Spring explores three major international educational ideologies that are shaping global society: neo-liberal educational ideology, human rights education, and environmentalism. Neo-liberal ideology reflects a rethinking of nationalist forms of education as the nation-state slowly...

    Published March 31st 2004 by Routledge

  6. Coming of Age in U.S. High Schools

    Economic, Kinship, Religious, and Political Crosscurrents

    By Annette B. Hemmings

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Coming of Age in U.S. High Schools: Economic, Kinship, Religious, and Political Crosscurrents takes readers into the lives of urban and suburban adolescents for a close-up look at how they navigate the conflicting discourses and disciplinary practices of American cultural crosscurrents that flow...

    Published February 1st 2004 by Routledge

  7. Educating the Consumer-citizen

    A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In Educating the Consumer-Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media, Joel Spring charts the rise of consumerism as the dominant American ideology of the 21st century. He documents and analyzes how, from the early 19th century through the present, the combined endeavors...

    Published April 1st 2003 by Routledge

  8. Black American Students in An Affluent Suburb

    A Study of Academic Disengagement

    By John U. Ogbu, With the Assist Davis

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    John Ogbu has studied minority education from a comparative perspective for over 30 years. The study reported in this book--jointly sponsored by the community and the school district in Shaker Heights, Ohio--focuses on the academic performance of Black American students. Not only do these students...

    Published January 1st 2003 by Routledge

  9. The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education

    Capturing the Dream

    Edited by Maenette K.P. A Benham, Wayne J. Stein

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The Native American Higher Education Initiative (NAHEI), a W.W. Kellogg Foundation project, has supported the development and growth of centers of excellence at Tribal Colleges and Universities across the United States. These are centers of new thinking about learning and teaching, modeling...

    Published October 1st 2002 by Routledge

  10. American Dreams, Global Visions

    Dialogic Teacher Research With Refugee and Immigrant Families

    Edited by Donald F. Hones

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book presents the struggle for dialogue and understanding between teachers and refugee and immigrant families, in their own words. Forging a stronger connection between teachers, newcomers, and their families is one of the greatest challenges facing schools in the United States. Teachers need...

    Published July 1st 2002 by Routledge