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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

61-70 of 78 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. 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 February 29th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice

    In Our Mother's Voice

    Edited by Maenette K.P. A Benham, Joanne Elizabet Cooper

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    What is the philosophy that should drive native education policy and practice? In July 1997 a group of native educational leaders from the United States (including Alaska and Hawai'i), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand gathered to define a potential solution to this question. This book passes on...

    Published January 31st 2000 by Routledge

  3. Origins of Mass Communications Research During the American Cold War

    Educational Effects and Contemporary Implications

    By Timothy Glander

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this critical examination of the beginnings of mass communications research in the United States, written from the perspective of an educational historian, Timothy Glander uses archival materials that have not been widely studied to document, contextualize, and interpret the dominant expressions...

    Published January 11th 2000 by Routledge

  4. Origins of Mass Communications Research During the American Cold War

    Educational Effects and Contemporary Implications

    By Timothy Glander

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this critical examination of the beginnings of mass communications research in the United States, written from the perspective of an educational historian, Timothy Glander uses archival materials that have not been widely studied to document, contextualize, and interpret the dominant expressions...

    Published November 30th 1999 by Routledge

  5. Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy

    Politics and the Rhetoric of School Reform

    Edited by David A. Gabbard

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Advancing a three-fold political agenda, this volume: * illuminates how the meanings assigned to a whole vocabulary of words and phrases frequently used to discuss the role and reform of U.S. public schools reflect an essentially economic view of the world; * contends that education or...

    Published October 12th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy

    The Effects of School Reform in a Neoliberal/Neoconservative Age

    Edited by David A. Gabbard

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Advancing a three-fold political agenda, this volume: * illuminates how the meanings assigned to a whole vocabulary of words and phrases frequently used to discuss the role and reform of U.S. public schools reflect an essentially economic view of the world; * contends that education or...

    Published August 31st 1999 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 31st 1998 by Routledge

  8. Educating New Americans

    Immigrant Lives and Learning

    By Donald F. Hones, Shou C. Cha, 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 December 31st 1998 by Routledge

  9. Education and the Rise of the Global Economy

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Joel Spring investigates the role of educational policy in the evolving global economy, and the consequences of school systems around the world adapting to meet the needs of international corporations. The new global model for education addresses problems of technological change, the quick exchange...

    Published October 12th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Education and the Rise of the Global Economy

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Joel Spring investigates the role of educational policy in the evolving global economy, and the consequences of school systems around the world adapting to meet the needs of international corporations. The new global model for education addresses problems of technological change, the quick exchange...

    Published August 31st 1998 by Routledge