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Routledge Revivals

Routledge Revivals is a programme designed to reissue a wealth of out-of-print and unavailable titles written by some of the leading academic scholars of the last 120 years.

This section includes a mix of titles within Physical Education, Psychological Education, Philosophy of Education and the History of Education.

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  1. Making Sense (Routledge Revivals)

    The Child's Construction of the World

    Edited by Jerome S. Bruner, Helen Haste

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The growing child comes to understand the world, makes sense of experience and becomes a competent social individual. First published in 1987, Making Sense reflected the way in which developmental psychologists had begun to look at these processes in increasingly naturalistic, social situations....

    Published October 4th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Beyond the Information Given (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jerome S. Bruner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this book are gathered together Jerome Bruner’s major papers on the "psychology of knowing". Spanning virtually the entire range of knowledge acquired from infancy onwards, they present the complete spectrum of his research, theories, and ideas concerning perception, thought, skills (of the eye,...

    Published January 15th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Of Human Potential (Routledge Revivals)

    An Essay in the Philosophy of Education

    By Israel Scheffler

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold...

    Published April 15th 2010 by Routledge

  4. In Praise of the Cognitive Emotions (Routledge Revivals)

    And Other Essays in the Philosophy of Education

    By Israel Scheffler

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, In Praise of Cognitive Emotions comprises fourteen of Scheffler's most recent essays – all of which challenge contemporary notions of education and rationality. While defending the ideal of rationality, he insists that rationality not be identified with a mental...

    Published July 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Defining Physical Education (Routledge Revivals)

    The Social Construction of a School Subject in Postwar Britain

    By David Kirk

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, David Kirk’s book analyses the public debate leading up to the 1987 General Election over the place and purpose of physical education in British schools. By locating this debate in a historical context, specifically in the period following the end of the Second World War,...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Education and Enmity (Routledge Revivals)

    The Control of Schooling in Northern Ireland 1920-50

    By Donald Akenson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1973 Professor Akenson’s book traces the series of religious and political controversies which have battered the state schools of Northern Ireland. After the government’s admirably intentioned, but muddled, attempt to create a non-sectarian school system in the early 1920s, the...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  7. A Mirror to Kathleen's Face

    Education in Independent Ireland 1922-60

    By Donald Akenson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1975, Donald Akenson’s book was at the forefront of a radically new approach to the study of Irish educational history. Instead of investigating the evolution of the schools as an isolated process, he explores the complex interrelations of Irish education, institutions and...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Common Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    The Development of Understanding in the Classroom

    By Derek Edwards, Neil Mercer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, Common Knowledge offers a radical departure from the traditionally individualistic psychologies which have underpinned modern approaches to educational theory and practice. The authors present a study of education as the creation of ‘common knowledge’ or shared...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge