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  1. Active Learning

    Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research

    By Dana E. Wright

    Series: Teaching/Learning Social Justice

    While many educators acknowledge the challenges of a curriculum shaped by test preparation, implementing meaningful new teaching strategies can be difficult. Active Learning presents an examination of innovative, interactive teaching strategies that were successful in engaging urban students who...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Against Common Sense

    Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, 3rd Edition

    By Kevin K. Kumashiro

    The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it look like to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects,...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Freire and Education

    By Antonia Darder

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    One of the most influential educational philosophers of our times, Paulo Freire contributed to a revolutionary understanding of education as an empowering and democratizing force in the lives of the disenfranchised. In this deeply personal introduction to the man and his ideas, Antonia Darder...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Resegregation as Curriculum

    The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in U.S. Public Schools

    By Jerry Rosiek, Kathy Kinslow

    Series: The Critical Educator

    Resegregation as Curriculum offers a compelling look at the way school resegregation is being formed and implemented as education policy, as well as the ways students struggle over meaning in these processes. Drawing from a ten-year study, authors Jerry Rosiek and Kathy Winslow examine the way one...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Charged Classroom

    Predicaments and Possibilities for Democratic Teaching

    By Judith L. Pace

    At a time when debate over school reform commands unprecedented attention, Judith L. Pace argues we must grapple with the underlying challenges of classroom teaching and, at the same time, strive to realize the ideals of democratic education. Building on three qualitative studies in grades four...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The End of Public Schools

    The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

    By David Hursh

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    The End of Public Schools analyzes the effect of foundations, corporations, and non-governmental organizations on the rise of neoliberal principles in public education. By first contextualizing the privatization of education within the context of a larger educational crisis, and with particular...

    To Be Published November 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Access and Expansion Post-Massification

    Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation

    Edited by Ben W.A Jongbloed, Hans Vossensteyn

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    The 21st century has the potential to be the era of universal higher education access: the post-massification century. The growth of knowledge-based service industries and an increased need for technological and social innovations require more education, training, and re-training at the...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Active Learning

    Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research

    By Dana E. Wright

    Series: Teaching/Learning Social Justice

    While many educators acknowledge the challenges of a curriculum shaped by test preparation, implementing meaningful new teaching strategies can be difficult. Active Learning presents an examination of innovative, interactive teaching strategies that were successful in engaging urban students who...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Against Common Sense

    Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, 3rd Edition

    By Kevin K. Kumashiro

    The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it look like to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects,...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Alternative Solutions to Higher Education’s Challenges

    An Appreciative Approach to Reform

    By Laura M. Harrison, Peter C. Mather

    Moving beyond critique, Alternative Solutions to Higher Education’s Challenges uses an appreciative approach to highlight what is working in colleges and universities and offers an examination of how institutions can improve practice. Drawing on examples and cases from real higher education...

    To Be Published August 24th 2015 by Routledge

  11. Boys and Their Schooling

    The Experience of Becoming Someone Else

    By John Whelen

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book presents an ethnographic study of the experiences of teenage boys in an Australian high school. It follows a group of thirteen to fifteen year olds over a period of more than two years, and seeks to understand why so many boys say they hate school yet enjoy being with...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Childminder (Routledge Revivals)

    By Brian Jackson, Sonia Jackson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this book looks at the subject of childminding in Britain at the time it was written. It is based on a national survey that was commissioned by the Social Science Research Council and on action to help childminders funded by the Wates Foundation at Manchester University, UK...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  13. College Students’ Experiences of Power and Marginality

    Sharing Spaces and Negotiating Differences

    Edited by Elizabeth M. Lee, Chaise LaDousa

    As scholars and administrators have sharpened their focus on higher education beyond trends in access and graduation rates for underrepresented college students, there are growing calls for understanding the experiential dimensions of college life. This contributed book explores what actually...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  14. Creativity and Democracy in Education

    Practices and politics of learning through the arts

    By Jeff Adams, Allan Owens

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    The struggle to establish more democratic education pedagogies has a long history in the politics of mainstream education. This book argues for the significance of the creative arts in the establishment of social justice in education, using examples drawn from a selection of contemporary case...

    To Be Published August 10th 2015 by Routledge

  15. Critical Race Feministas

    Living and Learning in the Borderlands

    By Rebeca Burciaga, Judith Carmona, Dolores Delgado Bernal, Tara J. Yosso

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  16. Curriculum and the Specialisation of Knowledge

    Studies in the sociology of education

    By Michael Young, Johan Muller

    This book presents a new way for educators at all levels - from early years to university - to think about curriculum priorities. It focuses on the curriculum as a form of specialised knowledge, optimally designed to enable students to gain access to the best knowledge available in any field....

    To Be Published September 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  17. Democracy, Education and Research

    The Conditions of Social Change

    By Ivor F. Goodson, John Schostak

    There are many books focusing upon recipe-like strategies for undertaking research, and there are many books on the politics of change and sustainable change in communities. However in this ground-breaking book four leading experts in the field of research combine their talents to offer a very...

    To Be Published February 28th 2016 by Routledge

  18. Discourse, Dialogue and Technology Enhanced Learning

    By Rachel Pilkington

    Dialogue is an important learning tool: through dialogue we share our experiences and understanding; construct new meanings and relationships and help transform ourselves, our families, communities and cultures. As educators and educational researchers we need to understand how dialogic processes...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  19. Drama and Social Justice

    Theory, research and practice in international contexts

    Edited by Kelly Freebody, Michael Finneran

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    "This text offers a cohesive framework for exploring social justice through drama and drama from a social justice perspective. Research based examples of practice from a range of international contexts link theory and practice. Connecting chapters raise key critical questions in an engaging...

    To Be Published September 21st 2015 by Routledge

  20. Economization of Education

    Human Capital, Global Corporations, Skills-Based Schooling

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this timely, cogent analysis of trends and powerful forces shaping global educational policy today, Joel Spring focuses on how economization is making economic growth and increased productivity the main goals of schools, and the ways these goals are achieved—including measuring educational...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  21. Education Policy and Contemporary Theory

    Implications for research

    Edited by Kalervo N. Gulson, Matthew Clarke, Eva Bendix Petersen

    This book aims to posit theory as a central component to the study of education and education policy. Providing clear, introductory entries into contemporary critical theories and their take up in education policy studies, the book offers a generative invitation to further reading, thought and...

    To Be Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  22. Education, Autonomy and Democratic Citizenship

    Philosophy in a Changing World

    Edited by David Bridges

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  23. Educational Binds of Poverty

    The lives of school children

    By Ceri Brown

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    Shortlisted for BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed's second Ethnography Awards in partnership with the British Sociological Association! Educational Binds of Poverty tackles the assumptions made by many recent social and educational policy initiatives suggesting that the best way to improve educational...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  24. Engaging in Social Partnerships

    Democratic Practices for Campus-Community Partnerships

    By Novella Zett Keith

    Engaging in Social Partnerships helps practitioners advance democratic engagement by creating spaces where institutions of higher education, community groups, and other organizations can come together. This important book prepares higher education professionals to become reflective practitioners...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  25. Experiences of Immigrant Professors

    Challenges, Cross-Cultural Differences, and Lessons for Success

    By Charles Hutchison

    Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

    Educational institutions all over the world continue to attract the services of foreign-born scholars. In addition to the culture shock that immigrants experience in unfamiliar countries, these scholars often undergo "pedagogical shock." Through autobiographical accounts of foreign-born professors...

    To Be Published October 29th 2015 by Routledge

  26. Experiential Education in the College Context

    What It Is, How It Works, And Why It Matters

    By Jay W. Roberts

    Experiential Education in the College Context provides college and university faculty with pedagogical approaches that engage students and support high-impact learning. Organized around four essential categories—active learning, integrated learning, project-based learning, and community-based...

    To Be Published October 5th 2015 by Routledge

  27. Faces of Discrimination in Higher Education in India

    Quota policy, social justice and the Dalits

    By Samson K. Ovichegan

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

    This book illuminates the experiences of a set of students and faculty who are members of the Dalit caste – commonly known as the ‘untouchables’ – and are relatively ‘successful’ in that they attend or are academics at a prestigious university. The book provides a background to the study,...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  28. Faith and Secularisation in Religious Colleges and Universities

    By James Arthur

    This book is a detailed study of higher education institutions affiliated to particular religions. It considers the debates surrounding academic freedom, institutional governance, educational policy, mission and identity together with institutions’ relations with the state and their wider...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  29. Freire and Education

    By Antonia Darder

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    One of the most influential educational philosophers of our times, Paulo Freire contributed to a revolutionary understanding of education as an empowering and democratizing force in the lives of the disenfranchised. In this deeply personal introduction to the man and his ideas, Antonia Darder...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  30. Hegemony and Education Under Neoliberalism

    Insights from Gramsci

    By Peter Mayo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Based in a holistic exposition and appraisal of Gramsci’s writings that are of relevance to education in neoliberal times, this book--rather than simply applying Gramsci's theories to issues in education--argues that education constitutes the leitmotif of his entire oeuvre and lies at the heart of...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  31. Identity, Neoliberalism and Aspiration

    Educating white working-class boys

    By Garth Stahl

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

    In recent years there has been growing concern over the pervasive disparities in academic achievement that are highly influenced by ethnicity, class and gender. Specifically, within the neoliberal policy rhetoric, there has been concern over underachievement of working-class young males,...

    Published January 16th 2015 by Routledge

  32. Inequality, Power and School Success

    Case Studies on Racial Disparity and Opportunity in Education

    Edited by Gilberto Conchas, Michael Gottfried

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

    This volume highlights issues of power, inequality, and resistance for Asian, African American, and Latino/a students in distinct U.S. and international contexts. Through a collection of case studies it links universal issues relating to inequality in education, such as Asian, Latino, and African...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  33. Intergenerational Learning

    Age, Education and the Production of Knowledge

    By John Field, Heather Lynch, Irene Malcolm

    This is the first research-based book-length English language study of intergenerational learning. Here the authors define intergenerational learning broadly, as the migration of knowledge and skills between different generations across the life course. This is an important topic for education...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  34. Interrogating Critical Pedagogy

    The Voices of Educators of Color in the Movement

    Edited by Pierre Wilbert Orelus, Rochelle Brock

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Educators, teacher practitioners, and social activists have successfully used critical pedagogy as a tool to help marginalized students develop awareness and seek alternative solutions to their poor educational and socioeconomic situations. However, this theory is often criticized as being mostly...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  35. Knowledge-building

    Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory

    Edited by Karl Maton, Susan Hood, Suellen Shay

    Education and knowledge have never been more important to society, yet research is segmented by approach, methodology or topic. Legitimation Code Theory or ‘LCT’ extends and integrates insights from Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein to offer a framework for research and practice that overcomes...

    To Be Published October 29th 2015 by Routledge

  36. Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

    Exploring a social model of literacy

    Edited by Vicky Duckworth, Gordon Ade-Ojo

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  37. Leadership, Ethics and Schooling for Social Justice

    By Richard Niesche, Amanda Keddie

    Issues of social justice and equity in the field of educational leadership have become more salient in recent years. The unprecedented diversity, uncertainty and rapid social change of the contemporary global era are generating new and unfamiliar equity questions and challenges for schools and...

    To Be Published August 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  38. Learning at the Practice Interface

    Reconstructing dialogue for progressive educational change

    By Neil Hooley

    This book investigates professional practice at the interface of sociology and epistemology for progressive educational change. It suggests that orthodox sociology and sociology of education have not sufficiently analysed contemporary educational situations due primarily to the strength of the...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  39. Lessons for the Future

    The Missing Dimension in Education

    By Dr David Hicks, David Hicks

    Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 by Routledge

  40. Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement

    A Critical Perspective

    By Sam Carr

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  41. My School

    Listening to parents, teachers and students from a disadvantaged educational setting

    By Lesley Scanlon

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Education issues feature almost daily in print media, online, on the radio and on television, much of which focuses on the perceived deficits of students and teachers. Singled out for special attention are low socio-economic status (SES) schools which are frequently characterised by teachers and...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  42. Pedagogic Rights and Democratic Education

    Bernsteinian explorations of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

    Edited by Philippe Vitale, Beryl Exley

    The basis of Bernstein’s sociology of education lays in is his theorisation of the different approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and the implications for pedagogic rights and social justice. This edited collection presents 15 empirical case studies and theoretical accounts from 22...

    To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  43. Preparing Students for Life Beyond College

    A Meaning-Centered Vision for Holistic Teaching and Learning

    By Robert J. Nash, Jennifer J.J. Jang 張文馨

    At a time when STEM research and new technologies are dominating the curricula of colleges and universities, this important book refocuses the conversation on holistic education for all students. Organized around the most important and difficult questions that students face, Preparing Students for...

    Published March 6th 2015 by Routledge

  44. Race and Colorism in Education

    By Carla Monroe

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

    Although colorism is a well-known concept in the social science community, few scholars have investigated its role and implications in the field of education. This volume presents the connections between race and colorism in P-16 schooling by questioning how variations in skin tone, as well as...

    To Be Published December 1st 2015 by Routledge

  45. Representations of Childhood and Youth

    By Jane O'Connor

    To Be Published December 16th 2015 by Routledge

  46. Resegregation as Curriculum

    The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in U.S. Public Schools

    By Jerry Rosiek, Kathy Kinslow

    Series: The Critical Educator

    Resegregation as Curriculum offers a compelling look at the way school resegregation is being formed and implemented as education policy, as well as the ways students struggle over meaning in these processes. Drawing from a ten-year study, authors Jerry Rosiek and Kathy Winslow examine the way one...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  47. Re-Thinking Freire

    Globalization and the Environmental Crisis

    Edited by Chet A. Bowers, Chet A. Bowers

    This landmark collection of essays by Third World activists highlights two major world changes which, they argue, have been neglected by Freire and his many followers: the Third World grass-roots cultural resistance to economic globalization, and the ecological crisis.One source of the...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  48. Starting School (Routledge Revivals)

    By Brian Jackson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this book considers the culture of a multi-racial community through the eyes of six children about to start school. Each child is from a different background but all live in the same street in a town in the north of England. Following the children from home into school,...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  49. Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education

    By Jan Arminio, Tomoko Kudo Grabosky, Josh Lang

    Series: Key Issues on Diverse College Students

    Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education bridges theory to practice in order to better prepare practitioners in their efforts to increase the success of veteran and military service members in higher education. Bringing together perspectives from a researcher, practitioner, and...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  50. The Charged Classroom

    Predicaments and Possibilities for Democratic Teaching

    By Judith L. Pace

    At a time when debate over school reform commands unprecedented attention, Judith L. Pace argues we must grapple with the underlying challenges of classroom teaching and, at the same time, strive to realize the ideals of democratic education. Building on three qualitative studies in grades four...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  51. The Colour of Class

    The educational strategies of the Black middle classes

    By Nicola Rollock, David Gillborn, Carol Vincent, Stephen J. Ball

    How do race and class intersect to shape the identities and experiences of Black middle-class parents and their children? What are Black middle-class parents’ strategies for supporting their children through school? What role do the educational histories of Black middle-class parents play in their...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  52. The End of Public Schools

    The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

    By David Hursh

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    The End of Public Schools analyzes the effect of foundations, corporations, and non-governmental organizations on the rise of neoliberal principles in public education. By first contextualizing the privatization of education within the context of a larger educational crisis, and with particular...

    To Be Published November 19th 2015 by Routledge

  53. The Politics of Compulsive Education

    Racism and learner-citizenship

    By Karl Kitching

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    The marketised and securitised shaping of formal education sites in terms of risk prevention strategies have transformed what it means to be a learner and a citizen. In this book, Karl Kitching explores racialised dimensions to suggest how individuals and collectives are increasingly made...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  54. The School I'd Like: Revisited

    Children and young people's reflections on an education for the future, 2nd Edition

    By Catherine Burke, Ian Grosvenor

    ‘Wonderfully illuminated by children's essays, stories, poems, pictures and plans, this ground-breaking book offers a unique snapshot of the perceptions of today's school pupils’. -French bookstore Lavoisier www.lavoisier.fr In 2001, The Guardian launched a ground-breaking competition called ‘The...

    To Be Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  55. Towards Self-improving School Systems

    Lessons from a city challenge

    By Mel Ainscow

    This important new book draws lessons from a large-scale initiative to bring about the improvement of an urban education system. Written from an insider perspective by an internationally recognized researcher, it presents a new way of thinking about system change. This builds on the idea that there...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  56. Understanding Mass Higher Education

    Comparative Perspectives on Access

    Edited by David Palfreyman, Ted Tapper

    In recent years most western democracies have experienced a shift from elite to mass higher education, with the United States leading the way. This text compares the experience of this very important social change within different nation states. Whilst recognising the critical global economic...

    To Be Published July 31st 2015 by Routledge

  57. Universities in the Flux of Time

    An exploration of time and temporality in university life

    Edited by Paul Gibbs, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela, Ronald Barnett

    Higher education and the institution of the university exist in time, their essential nature now continually subject to change: change in students, in knowledge, in structure and in their own communities and those they service. These changes are accompanied by a quickening of time, leading to...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  58. Youth and Inequality in Education

    Global Actions in Youth Work

    Edited by Dana Fusco, Michael Heathfield

    Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

    The transition to adulthood for many is mediated by class, culture, and local/global influences on identity. This volume analyzes the global injustices that create inequities and restrict future opportunities for young people during this transitional time, including poverty, unemployment, human...

    To Be Published August 21st 2015 by Routledge

  59. Economization of Education

    Human Capital, Global Corporations, Skills-Based Schooling

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In this timely, cogent analysis of trends and powerful forces shaping global educational policy today, Joel Spring focuses on how economization is making economic growth and increased productivity the main goals of schools, and the ways these goals are achieved—including measuring educational...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  60. Reading Poverty in America

    By Patrick Shannon

    In this book Shannon’s major premise remains the same as his 1998 Reading Poverty: Poverty has everything to do with American public schooling–how it is theorized, how it is organized, and how it runs. Competing ideological representations of poverty underlie school assumptions about intelligence,...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  61. Education Flashpoints

    Fighting for America’s Schools

    By Alan J. Singer

    Drawing on his widely read Huffington Post columns—rated one of the top educational blogs in the United States—Alan Singer introduces readers to contemporary issues in education in the United States. The issues are presented with a point of view and an edge intended to promote widespread classroom...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  62. Dysconscious Racism, Afrocentric Praxis, and Education for Human Freedom: Through the Years I Keep on Toiling

    The selected works of Joyce E. King

    By Joyce E. King

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    A dynamic leader and visionary teacher/scholar, Joyce E. King has made important contributions to the knowledge base on preparing teachers for diversity, culturally connected teaching and learning, and inclusive transformative leadership for change, often in creative partnership with communities....

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  63. Teaching for EcoJustice

    Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms

    By Rita J. Turner

    Teaching for EcoJustice is a unique resource for exploring the social roots of environmental problems in humanities-based educational settings and a curriculum guidebook for putting EcoJustice Education into practice. It provides model curriculum materials that apply the principles of EcoJustice...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  64. New Directions in Social Theory, Education and Embodiment

    Edited by John Evans, Brian Davies

    This book exemplifies the nurturing spirit of inter-discursive debate with a view to opening up new theoretical and empirical insights, understanding, and engagement, with debates on issues relating to pedagogy, policy, equity and embodiment. From a variety of social science perspectives, an...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  65. Knowledge and Knowers

    Towards a realist sociology of education

    By Karl Maton

    We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  66. Basil Bernstein

    The thinker and the field

    By Rob Moore

    Basil Bernstein: The Thinker and the Field provides a comprehensive introduction to the work of Basil Bernstein, demonstrating his distinctive contribution to social theory by locating it within the historical context of the development of the sociology of education and Sociology in Britain....

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  67. Education and Masculinities

    Social, cultural and global transformations

    By Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Across media, academy and popular culture in western societies there is much talk of an implosion of the modern gender order. Education is often presented as a key site in which a crisis of masculinity is played out, and schools have become a focus for practical attempts to reconcile social and...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  68. Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education

    By Roberta Espinoza

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school classrooms, and in theories of social and cultural...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  69. The Resegregation of Schools

    Education and Race in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Jamel K. Donnor, Adrienne Dixson

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Access to a quality education remains the primary mechanism for improving one’s life chances in the United States, and for children of color, a “good education” is particularly linked to their individual and collective well-being. Despite the popular perception that America is in a “post-racial”...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  70. Education – An Anatomy of the Discipline

    Rescuing the university project?

    By John Furlong

    Education – An Anatomy of the Discipline focuses on the development of the discipline of education, how it is understood and practised in contemporary universities, and the potential threats to its future. As the author, John Furlong argues, disciplines are not only intellectually coherent fields...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  71. The Politics of Knowledge in Education

    By Elizabeth Rata

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  72. Knowledge, Pedagogy and Society

    International Perspectives on Basil Bernstein's Sociology of Education

    Edited by Daniel Frandji, Philippe Vitale

    Over the course of the late-twentieth century Basil Bernstein pioneered an original approach to educational phenomena, taking seriously questions regarding the transmission, distribution and transformation of knowledge as no other before had done. Arguing tirelessly for change, more than any other...

    Published March 8th 2012 by Routledge

  73. Educational Inequalities

    Difference and Diversity in Schools and Higher Education

    Edited by Kalwant Bhopal, Uvanney Maylor

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    While there is considerable literature on social inequality and education, there is little recent work which explores notions of difference and diversity in relation to "race," class and gender. This edited text aims to bring together researchers in the field of education located across many...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  74. Rethinking School Bullying

    Dominance, Identity and School Culture

    By Ronald B. Jacobson

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book takes a new angle on a much-studied phenomenon, focusing on the role of domination and identity construction, understanding and self-knowledge, moral transformation and the social community, systems of training and hierarchy used by schooling, and the role they play in...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  75. Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education

    Edited by Susana Gonçalves, Markus A. Carpenter

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book concerns the challenges and tensions rising from mass migration flows, unbalanced north-south and east-west relations and the increasing multicultural nature of society. The scope of the book’s theme is global, addressing diversity and identity, intercultural encounters and conflict, and...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  76. Language, Literacy, and Pedagogy in Postindustrial Societies

    The Case of Black Academic Underachievement

    By Paul C. Mocombe, Carol Tomlin

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    In postindustrial economies such as the United States and Great Britain, the black/white achievement gap is perpetuated by an emphasis on language and language skills, with which black American and black British-Caribbean youths often struggle. This work analyzes the nature of educational pedagogy...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  77. Religion in Education

    Innovation in International Research

    Edited by Joyce Miller, Kevin O'Grady, Ursula McKenna

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Education

    This volume explores numerous themes (including the influence of ethnography on religious education research and pedagogy, the interpretive approach to religious education, the relationship between research and classroom practice in religious education), providing a critique of contemporary...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  78. Gender, Class and Education (Routledge Revivals)

    By Stephen Walker, Len Barton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1983, Gender, Class and Education is a collection of papers that formed presentations at the Westhill Sociology of Education Conference in January 1982, and is the fifth such collection to emerge from the annual conference. The conference theme, ‘Race, Class and Gender’, was not...

    Published September 1st 2012 by Routledge

  79. Health Education

    Critical perspectives

    Edited by Katie Fitzpatrick, Richard Tinning

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    Health Education: Critical perspectives provides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  80. Education, Social Background and Cognitive Ability

    The decline of the social

    By Gary N. Marks

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Are socioeconomic inequalities in education declining? Is socioeconomic background becoming less important for people’s occupational class or status? How important is cognitive ability for education and later occupational outcomes? How do countries differ in the importance of socioeconomic...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  81. Theorizing Social Class and Education

    Edited by Diane Reay, Carol Vincent

    Theorizing Social Class and Education presents a selection of writing on class analysis within sociology of education as it has evolved over the last decade both in the UK, and internationally. Moving from a narrow focus on class position and categorisation, to a much broader view on behaviours,...

    Published August 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  82. The Politics of Knowledge in Education

    By Elizabeth Rata

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  83. Race, Ethnography and Education

    Edited by Rodney K Hopson, Adrienne D Dixson

    This book focuses on race and ethnography, and in particular, it addresses two significant issues. Firstly, leading thinkers and emerging scholars in the field explicate the complicated nature of race intersections, theories, and meanings in educational ethnography. The ethnographic accounts...

    Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  84. L.S. Vygotsky and Education

    By Luis C. Moll

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    Vygotsky’s legacy in education is enduring and prolific, influencing educational research and scholarship in areas as far ranging child development, language and literacy development, bilingual education, and learning disabilities to name but a few. In this accessible, introductory volume, renowned...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  85. Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research

    Edited by Kitty te Riele, Rachel Brooks

    Series: Critical Youth Studies

    Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research brings together contributors from across the world to explore real-life ethical dilemmas faced by researchers working with young people in a range of social science disciplines. Unlike literature that tends to discuss youth research at an abstracted...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  86. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  87. Raising Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools

    An Evidence-Based Approach

    By Eithne Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book shares lessons gleaned from a two-year intervention in a high-poverty school, which was highly successful in significantly narrowing the literacy achievement gap and in raising children’s motivation and engagement in literacy both inside and outside school. Kennedy argues that there is...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  88. Social Theory and Education Research

    Understanding Foucault, Habermas,Bourdieu and Derrida

    Edited by Mark Murphy

    Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous generations of educational theorists, much of...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  89. Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schooling

    School Reform and Sciences of Education in the Tradition of Thomas S. Popkewitz

    Edited by Miguel Pereyra, Barry Franklin

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the “linguistic turn,” with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions such as schools, and a medium for translating knowledge into elements of power for...

    Published April 25th 2014 by Routledge

  90. Educational Leadership and Pierre Bourdieu

    By Pat Thomson

    Series: Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

    Bringing Bourdieu to the study of Education Management, Leadership and Administration assumes a normative opposition to a meritocratic view of education. Through a lifetime’s explication of the ways in which schooling both produces and reproduces the status quo, Bourdieu offers a powerful critique...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  91. Foucault, Power, and Education

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy. By focusing on some of the ways Foucault has been placed in relation to educational questions or questions about...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  92. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Stephen J. Ball, Luis Armando Gandin

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks of Education

    This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes,...

    Published March 2nd 2011 by Routledge