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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 79 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 30th 2004 by Routledge

  7. 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 30th 2004 by Routledge

  8. 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 January 31st 2004 by Routledge

  9. 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 March 31st 2003 by Routledge

  10. 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 December 31st 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Economization of Education: Schools, Corporations, World Markets
    By Joel Spring
    To Be Published September 14th 2015

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