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Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

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1-10 of 24 results in Major Themes in Education
  1. Second-Language Education

    Edited by Michael Evans

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Language is at the very core of the educational process, both as a medium for the transmission of knowledge and as a cognitive tool. The learning and use of second languages has often been associated with purely instrumental views of education. But the importance of the socio-cultural dimension of...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Educational Assessment and Evaluation

    Edited by Harry Torrance

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Assessment and evaluation are crucial aspects of any educational system and rarely can they have been so central to educational policy-making and the reform of schooling as at the present time. (The introduction of the National Curriculum and Testing system in the UK and the test-based ‘No Child...

    Published October 24th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Music Education

    Edited by Keith Swanwick

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Music education is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. It is also a complex and contested area in which there is a considerable variety of published work, ranging from the justificatory to the critical, and from advice on pedagogical practice to provocative alternative...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Physical Education

    Edited by David Kirk

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    As academic thinking about and around physical education continues to flourish and develop, this new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature and the continuing explosion in research...

    Published October 28th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Education and Development

    Edited by Walter W. McMahon

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    This series addresses the relation of education to knowledge-based growth and broader measures of development beyond growth, central features of the modern world in which education has a central role. This role includes the effects of education on pure economic growth including it’s effects on the...

    Published October 17th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Higher Education

    Edited by Malcolm Tight

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    The recent, rapid, and massive expansion of higher education in the Western world has been such that in many developed countries it is now expected that close to—or more than—half of the population will have some significant engagement with a university at least once during their lives. More than...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Women and Education

    Edited by Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    If a primary objective of feminism is to expose and challenge the social relations of power embedded in all spheres of life, then an exploration of the issues attached to female education is a vital aspect of such a project. Indeed, ‘women and education’ is now an established—and flourishing—domain...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Islam and Education

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Mathematics Education

    Edited by Alan Bishop

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Mathematics education is one of the most publicized and contested fields of endeavour in the area of education more generally. The entrails of international comparative mathematics achievement surveys are pored over by the media, politicians and educators alike; and, while for the last fifty years...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  10. English Language Teaching

    Edited by Patricia Hedge, Nick Andon, Martin Dewey

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    With contributions drawn from a variety of contexts, this extensive new six-volume collection from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, reflects the international diversity of English Language Teaching in practice. Bringing together material from a broad range of perspectives, it...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Critical Education
    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au
    To Be Published July 28th 2014
  2. Multicultural Education
    Edited by David Gillborn
    To Be Published September 18th 2014
  3. Philosophy of Education II
    Edited by Richard Smith
    To Be Published November 15th 2014

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