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World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of his career, contextualizing his selection within the development of the field, and showing how his own thinking developed over time.

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1-10 of 28 results in World Library of Educationalists
  1. The Politics of Race, Class and Special Education

    The selected works of Sally Tomlinson

    By Sally Tomlinson

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity

    The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

    By Peter Jarvis

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education, nurse...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Encountering Education in the Global

    The selected works of Fazal Rizvi

    By Fazal Rizvi

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single...

    Published January 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Making Sense of Learners Making Sense of Written Language

    The Selected Works of Kenneth S. Goodman and Yetta M. Goodman

    By Kenneth S. Goodman, Yetta M. Goodman

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Ken and Yetta Goodman’s professional work has been a lifelong collaboration, informed by shared philosophical strands. An overarching goal has been to provide access for all children to literacy and learning and to inform and improve teaching and learning. Each also is recognized for specific areas...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education

    The selected works of Bob Lingard

    By Bob Lingard

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces of work – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research

    The selected works of Mary E. James

    By Mary E. James

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Knowledge, Power, and Education

    The Selected Works of Michael W. Apple

    Edited by Michael W. Apple

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    For more than three decades, Michael W. Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching, and power in education. His germinal Ideology and Curriculum was a watershed title in critical education studies, and has remained in print since its publication in 1979....

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Education and the Nation State

    The selected works of S. Gopinathan

    By S. Gopinathan

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions - so the world can read them in...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Corporatism, Social Control, and Cultural Domination in Education: From the Radical Right to Globalization

    The Selected Works of Joel Spring

    By Joel Spring

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Starting with the 1972 publication of his seminal work, Education and the Rise of the Corporate State, Joel Spring has been documenting and analyzing the politics of knowledge and education. Throughout his work he has explored the attempts to use education to advance the economic and political...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Learner-Centered English Language Education

    The Selected Works of David Nunan

    By David Nunan

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    This carefully crafted collection provides a snapshot of the evolution of David Nunan‘s theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of second language education over the last 40 years. The volume focuses on the development of his work on second language curricula, and in particular, the...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge