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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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11-20 of 32 results in World Library of Educationalists
  1. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Overcoming Exclusion

    Social Justice through Education

    By Peter Mittler

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In this Collected Works, Professor Peter Mittler brings together twenty-one of his key writings in one essential volume, providing a distinctive commentary on some of the most important issues in education over the last thirty years. This unique collection illustrates the development of Professor...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Education, Philosophy and Politics

    The Selected Works of Michael A. Peters

    By Michael A Peters

    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 January 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Learning In and Out of School

    The selected works of John MacBeath

    By John MacBeath

    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 December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Education, Markets, and the Public Good

    The Selected Works of David F. Labaree

    By David F. Labaree

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    David F. Labaree has spent the last twenty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in the history of education and education policy and politics. Here, he brings together twelve of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially...

    Published October 25th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Reflecting Where the Action Is

    The Selected Works of John Elliott

    By John Elliott

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    John Elliott has been a leading researcher, writer and thinker in education for thirty years, and has contributed over twenty books and five hundred articles to the field. This book brings together sixteen of his key writings, drawn together to show the development of his most important ideas and...

    Published October 18th 2006 by Routledge

  10. In Search of Pedagogy, Volumes I & II

    The Selected Works of Jerome S. Bruner, 1957-1978 & 1979-2006

    By Jerome S. Bruner

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Jerome Bruner is one of the best-known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. He was one of the key figures in the so called 'cognitive revolution' that today dominates psychology around the world - but it is in the field of education that his influence has been especially...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge