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  1. Learner-centred Education in International Perspective

    Whose pedagogy for whose development?

    By Michele Schweisfurth

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    Is learner-centred education appropriate for all societies and classrooms? Learner-centred education (LCE) is a travelling policy, widely promoted by international agencies and national governments. Arguments in favour of this pedagogical tradition refer to theories and evidence from cognitive...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Towards Methodologically Inclusive Research Syntheses

    Expanding possibilities

    By Harsh Suri

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Primary research in education and social sciences is marked by a diversity of methods and perspectives. How can we accommodate and reflect such diversity at the level of synthesizing research? What are the critical methodological decisions in the process of a research synthesis, and how do these...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Disability, Poverty and Education

    Edited by Nidhi Singal

    This book is a succinct and distinctive presentation of current research addressing educational issues in relation to children and young people with disabilities in Southern contexts. Even though people with disabilities are disproportionately over-represented in the majority world, there is a lack...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Action Research

    Principles and practice, 3rd Edition

    By Jean McNiff

    Since its first publication, Action Research: Principles and Practice has become a key text in its field. This new updated edition clearly describes and explains the practices of action research and its underlying values, and introduces important new ideas, including: all professionals should be...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Education Quality and Social Justice in the Global South

    Challenges for policy, practice and research

    Edited by Leon Tikly, Angeline M. Barrett

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    How we understand education quality is inextricably linked with perspectives on social justice. Questions of inclusion, relevance and democracy in education are increasingly contested, most especially in the global South, and improving the quality of education, particularly for the most...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context

    Edited by Alister Cumming

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book presents results from a four-year project addressing the central question: What factors, challenges, and contexts contribute to and constrain literacy achievement among at-risk adolescent learners with culturally diverse backgrounds? Researchers consider the importance of several,...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Teachers as Researchers (Classic Edition)

    Qualitative inquiry as a path to empowerment

    By Joe L Kincheloe

    Series: Routledge Education Classic Edition

    Teachers as Researchers urges teachers - as both producers and consumers of knowledge - to engage in the debate about educational research by undertaking meaningful research themselves. Teachers are being encouraged to carry out research in order to improve their effectiveness in the classroom,...

    Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Debates on Early Childhood Policies and Practices

    Global snapshots of pedagogical thinking and encounters

    Edited by Theodora Papatheodorou

    Globally, Early Years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in...

    Published May 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Bullying

    Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender

    Edited by Ian Rivers, Neil Duncan

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender provides a valuable insight into the experiences of young people and how bullying can impact upon them in the school environment. The book offers an introduction to the key issues associated with bullying on the grounds of sex and sexual...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty

    Edited by Geoff Munns, Wayne Sawyer, Bronwyn Cole

    Education and poverty exist in a highly contested relationship even in the developed world. On the one hand, educational outcomes seem solidly attached to socio-economic status, and on the other, education is often cited as a way out of poverty. Success at de-coupling poverty from educational...

    Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  12. Reframing Educational Research

    Resisting the 'what works' agenda

    Edited by Valerie Farnsworth, Yvette Solomon

    Possibilities for the use of research in educational practice are often written off due to the history, politics and interests of the ostensibly separate worlds that researchers and practitioners occupy. However, a more optimistic account highlights the ways these communities share a common need...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  13. Changing Educational Contexts, Issues and Identities

    40 Years of Comparative Education

    Edited by Michael Crossley, Patricia Broadfoot, Michele Schweisfurth

    Series: Education Heritage

    Documenting major intellectual and paradigmatic changes in the field of comparative education in the light of the history and development of the journal Comparative Education, this book compiles a selection of articles from forty years of the journal’s distinguished history. It illustrates how...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  14. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  15. The Role of Participants in Education Research

    Ethics, Epistemologies, and Methods

    Edited by Warren Midgley, Patrick Alan Danaher, Margaret Baguley

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book explores different perspectives on the role, influence and importance of participants in education research. Drawing on a variety of philosophical, theoretical and methodological approaches, the book examines how researchers relate to and with their participants before, during, and after...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Action Research

    Principles and practice, 3rd Edition

    By Jean McNiff

    Since its first publication, Action Research: Principles and Practice has become a key text in its field. This new updated edition clearly describes and explains the practices of action research and its underlying values, and introduces important new ideas, including: all professionals should be...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Contextualising Narrative Inquiry

    Developing methodological approaches for local contexts

    Edited by Sheila Trahar

    Narrative inquiry is growing in popularity as a research methodology in the social sciences, medicine and the humanities. In narrative inquiry, the transparency of interactions between researcher and research participants, together with rich, contextual descriptions, help to shape and structure...

    Published January 9th 2013 by Routledge

  18. Researching Student Learning in Higher Education

    A social realist approach

    By Jennifer M. Case

    Series: Research into Higher Education

    Many contemporary concerns in higher education focus on the student experience of learning.With a larger and much more diverse intake than ever before, linked with a declining unit of resource, questions are being asked afresh around the purposes of higher education. Although much of the debate is...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  19. The United Nations and Education

    Multilateralism, Development and Globalisation

    By David Coleman, Phillip W. Jones

    The UN is often questioned about its ongoing relevance and overall effectiveness in the 21st century, particularly in its involvement with educational policy and co-operation around the globe. This ground-breaking book examines the four key agencies within the UN system that share the vital role of...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  20. The Market for Academics

    By Christine Musselin

    Series: Studies in Higher Education

    This book addresses academic labor markets in three countries: France, Germany, and the United States. The management of faculty careers is a critical issue in university autonomy, and in many countries recent reforms have increasingly addressed this area. Musselin’s exhaustive empirical research...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Policy and Practice

    Decolonizing Community Contexts

    Edited by Jennifer Lavia, Michele Moore

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book provides a space in which struggles for indigenous knowledge within communities are articulated, valued, heard, and responded to. The volume takes change as its focus, yet acknowledges that the origins and significance of change are frequently found to be unsettling. Contributors explore...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  22. Developing Research in Teacher Education

    Edited by Ian Menter, Jean Murray

    Good teacher education, informed by relevant research, is judged by policy makers and practitioners alike to be central to increasing the quality of schooling in many countries of the world. Yet, in the UK, research on teacher education is often acknowledged to be less well developed than other...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  23. Reviewing Research in Special Education

    Making the Evidence Work for Practitioners

    Edited by Jennifer Doran, Seamus Hegarty

    This innovative collection combines research reviews in special education and an exploration of the findings from these reviews from practitioner and policy maker perspectives. It consists of five sets of papers, the first of which in each set presents a summary of a conventional research review,...

    Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge

  24. Implementing National Qualifications Frameworks Across Five Continents

    Edited by Michael Young, Stephanie Matseleng Allais

    This book assesses the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks in sixteen different countries. It presents two major lessons for policy makers thinking of introducing a National Qualifications Framework (NQF). First, that an NQF is only a way of framing existing provision;...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  25. Using Critical Research for Educational and Social Change

    Edited by Tricia Kress

    This volume features the works of scholar-practitioners who embrace critical pedagogy and critical research as praxis in qualitative research about education. The authors take an explicit stance toward social justice through education, and they use critical research as a vehicle toward that end.&...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Routledge

  26. Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning

    A Critical Perspective

    Edited by Harry Daniels, Hugh Lauder, Jill Porter

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Education

    Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning focuses on how education is understood in different cultures, the theories and related assumptions we make about learners and students and how we think about them, and how we can understand the principle actors in education - learners and teachers....

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  27. Education and Sustainability

    Learning Across the Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Divide

    By Seonaigh MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book critically examines the impact of migration, education, development, and the spread of English on global bio-linguistic and cultural diversity. Derived from findings from a comparative eco-linguistic study of intergenerational language, culture, and education change in the Tibetan...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  28. Beyond Binaries in Education Research

    Edited by Warren Midgley, Mark A. Tyler, Patrick Alan Danaher, Alison Mander

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Beyond Binaries in Education Research explores the ethical, methodological, and social justice issues relating to conceptualizations of binary opposites in education research, particularly where one side of the dualism is perceived to be positive and the other negative. In education research these...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  29. Reflective Learning in Management, Development and Education

    Edited by David Higgins

    In recent years there has been a growing interest in the ideas surrounding reflective practice, specifically in the areas of learning in management, development and education. This interest has developed in a growing number of professional fields thus making for very diverse understandings of what...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  30. Emotional Well-Being in Educational Policy and Practice

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Kathryn Ecclestone

    Schools in numerous countries around the world have become key sites for interventions designed to enhance the emotional well-being of children and young people, offering new forms of pedagogy and curriculum knowledge informed in ad hoc and eclectic ways by various strands of psychology,...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  31. Transforming Initial Teacher Education

    By Ian Abbott, Philip Whitehead, Mike Rathbone

    Tracing the development of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) since the large scale expansion of the teaching professional after the Second World War to the present day, this book explores the changing nature of teacher education. It considers the growth of the ‘teaching industry’ and addresses key...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  32. World Yearbook of Education 2015

    Elites, Privilege and Excellence: The National and Global Redefinition of Educational Advantage

    Edited by Agnès van Zanten, Stephen J. Ball, Brigitte Darchy-Koechlin

    Series: World Yearbook of Education

    This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education Series focuses on educational elites and inequality, focusing particularly on the ways in which established and emergent groups located at the top of the social hierarchy and power structure reproduce, establish or redefine their position. The...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge