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  1. Education and the State

    International perspectives on a changing relationship

    Edited by Carla Aubry, Michael Geiss, Veronika Magyar-Haas, Jürgen Oelkers

    Series: Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education

    In most countries in the world, school education is the business of the state. Even if forms and functions differ, the imparting of elementary knowledge is universally regarded as a public function. Yet this is neither self-evident nor self-explanatory. The degree of involvement of state agencies...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Underprivileged School Children and the Assault on Dignity

    Policy Challenges and Resistance

    Edited by Julia Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Every day, children living in low-income communities have no choice but to grow up in a climate where they experience multiple unending assaults to their sense of dignity. This volume applies theoretical and historical insights to think through the increasingly undignified realities of life in...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Education Reform and the Concept of Good Teaching

    By Derek Gottlieb

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top. These initiatives introduce new statistics and accountability systems to gauge what constitutes "good" teaching, both from...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Decision Making in Educational Leadership

    Principles, Policies, and Practices

    Edited by Stephanie Chitpin, Colin W. Evers

    The increased focus on raising standards in education requires leaders to engage in complex decision making about teacher assessment, mandated accountability measures, and the collection and use of large amounts of data. Showcasing exemplary practices of school and district administrators, Decision...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Context Reform

    A Pedagogy of Equity and Opportunity

    Edited by Paul Thomas, Brad J. Porfilio, Julie Gorlewski, Paul R. Carr

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    Currently, both the status quo of public education and the "No Excuses" Reform policies are identical. The reform offers a popular and compelling narrative based on the meritocracy and rugged individualism myths that are supposed to define American idealism. This volume will refute this ideology by...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Managing Complex Change in School

    Engaging pedagogy, technology, learning and leadership

    By Alejandro Salcedo Garcia, Keith Morrison, Ah Chung Tsoi, Jinming He

    Leading and managing change in schools is a complex topic. In this timely book the authors take the reader through a journey of how to lead and manage multidimensional change in order to create engaged learners, teachers, leaders and managers. They provide a readable and straightforward account of...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Big Lies of School Reform

    Finding Better Solutions for the Future of Public Education

    Edited by Paul C. Gorski, Kristien Zenkov

    The Big Lies of School Reform provides a critical interruption to the ongoing policy conversations taking place around public education in the United States today. By analyzing the discourse employed by politicians, lobbyists, think tanks, and special interest groups, the authors uncover the hidden...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. National Identity and Educational Reform

    Contested Classrooms

    By Elizabeth Anderson Worden

    Series: Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education

    National identity in Moldova remains contested despite repeated attempts by governments, historians, and educators to cultivate a shared sense of national belonging through the development of history textbooks. Concern over professional status and distrust of the government’s motivations halted...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Teacher Education in Contentious Times

    Political Cross-Currents and Conflicting Interests

    By Catherine Cornbleth

    Understanding Teacher Education in Contentious Times examines how public, professional, and private or corporate agencies operate to shape teacher education and possibilities for its improvement. Teacher education programs, particularly those leading to state certification or licensure, are...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Implementation of Health Promoting Schools

    Exploring the theories of what, why and how

    Edited by Oddrun Samdal, Louise Rowling

    Developing a ‘healthy school’ has been a key aim for many schools across the globe, yet achieving successful implementation and sustaining the positive benefits has proven to be challenging. In this much-needed text, the contributors draw upon their wide range of international expertise and...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge