Resilience in the Neighborhood
This timely volume explores essential themes, issues, and challenges related to adolescents’ lives and learning in underserviced urban areas. Distinguished scholars provide theoretically grounded, multidisciplinary perspectives on contexts and forces that influence adolescent development and...
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge
New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning
In today’s modern climate, education and learning take place in multiple and diverse spaces. Increasingly, these spaces are both physical and virtual in nature. Access to and use of information and communication technologies, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an...
Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge
Boundary politics in global transitions
Over the last 30 years the effects of economic globalisation have transformed education and its relationship to work and everyday working lives. Market reform and the appropriation of ‘learning’ to fuel the knowledge economy produced a lifelong learning educational order, complemented by social...
To Be Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge
The Conditions of Social Change
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 July 14th 2014 by Routledge
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
Series: Critical Youth Studies
Unlike as with previous generations, diversity and multiculturalism are engrained in the lives of today’s urban youth. Within their culturally diverse urban environments, young people from different backgrounds now routinely encounter one another in their everyday lives and negotiate and contest...
Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge
Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED
Series: Critical Youth Studies
Recent efforts to reform urban high schools have been marked by the pursuit of ever-increasing accountability policies, most notably through the use of mayoral control and secondary school exit exams. This innovative and provocative volume excavates the unintended consequences of such policies on...
Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Rescuing the university project?
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 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Fifteen Years of Gender Development
Series: Education Heritage
This book provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in gender and education over the last fifteen years. It includes over thirty-five seminal articles from the journal Gender and Education, written by many of the leading authors in the field from the UK, the USA, Australia and...
Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge
Politics, languages and responsibilities
How can educational research have more impact? What processes of knowledge exchange are most effective for increasing the uses of research results? How can research-produced knowledge be better ‘mobilized’ among users such as practicing educators, policy makers, and the public communities? These...
Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge
Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling
This book challenges a contemporary postfeminist sensibility grounded not only in assumptions that gender and sexual equality has been achieved in many Western contexts, but that feminism has gone ‘too far’ with women and girls now overtaking men and boys - positioned as the new victims of gender...
Published July 8th 2012 by Routledge
Understanding Foucault, Habermas,Bourdieu and Derrida
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
The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis
Series: World Library of Educationalists
Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education, nurse...
To Be Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge
The educational strategies of the black middle classes
‘At every single stage of my child’s education, I make sure that they are not under the radar’ (mother) • 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...
To Be Published July 19th 2014 by Routledge
Improving College Success for Students from Underrepresented Groups
Despite decades of substantial investments by the federal government, state governments, colleges and universities, and private foundations, students from low-income families as well as racial and ethnic minority groups continue to have substantially lower levels of postsecondary educational...
Published June 18th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Education in Global Context
Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives is the first empirically grounded volume to explore the intersections of class, social structure, opportunity, and education on a truly global scale. Fifteen essays from contributors representing the US, Europe, China, Latin America and other regions...
Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge
A Cultural Construction of Adolescence, 2nd Edition
Series: Critical Social Thought
Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the...
Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge
Youth Studies: an introduction is a clear, jargon-free and accessible textbook which will be invaluable in helping to explain concepts, theories and trends within youth studies. The concise summaries of key texts and the ideas of important theorists make the book an invaluable resource. The book...
Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge
Current Trends, Critical Questions
This path-breaking book brings together an international list of contributors to collectively articulate a vision for the field of youth work, sharing what they have learned from decades of experience in the training and education of youth workers. Carefully designed evaluation and research studies...
Published August 28th 2011 by Routledge
The promise, embraced by governments around the world, is that the knowledge economy will provide knowledge workers with a degree of autonomy and permission to think which enables them to be creative and to attract high incomes. What credence should we give to this promise? The current economic...
Published January 5th 2012 by Routledge
Social, cultural and global transformations
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 11th 2013 by Routledge
Personalisation and the Social Order
For nearly 200 years the organisational form of the school has changed little. Bureaucracy has been its enduring form. The school has prepared the worker for the factory of mass production. It has created the 'mass consumer' to be content with accepting what is on offer, not what is wanted. However...
Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge
Issues of gender, 'race', sexuality, disability and social class, 3rd Edition
‘Addressing issues that include the challenge of disability discrimination in schooling, gender and equality, ‘race’ and racism, sexuality and social justice, and class analysis and knowledge formation, Education, Equality and Human Rights is an urgent and important contribution to the social...
Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge
Homeless youth face countless barriers that limit their ability to complete a high school diploma and transition to postsecondary education. Their experiences vary widely based on family, access to social services, and where they live. More than half of the 1.5 million homeless youth in America are...
Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge
Elements, Embodiment, and Higher Edutainment
College campuses have become rich sites of hip-hop culture and knowledge production. Despite the attention that campus personnel and researchers have paid to student life, the field of higher education has often misunderstood the ways that hip-hop culture exists in college students’ lives. Based...
Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge
Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys
Latino men and boys in the United States are confronted with a wide variety of hardships that are not easily explained or understood. They are populating prisons, dropping out of high school, and are becoming overrepresented in the service industry at alarming degrees. Young Latino men, especially,...
Published August 28th 2011 by Routledge
Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges
With recent attention to issues such as youth social exclusion, poverty, school underachievement, school violence, gang activity, sexuality, and youth’s interactions with media and the internet, youth studies has emerged as a significant interdisciplinary field. It has moved beyond its roots in...
Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge
Consulting pupils about learning
The increasing international interest in pupil consultation has been partly fuelled by the encouragement of personalised/individualised learning strategies and the involvement of pupils in their learning. Drawing on an in-depth study which consulted eight to fourteen year old pupils from...
To Be Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge
A Model for Leadership and Policy
Many factors complicate the education of urban students. Among them have been issues related to population density; racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity; poverty; racism (individual and institutional); and funding levels. Although urban educators have been addressing these issues for...
Published September 20th 2011 by Routledge
Building on earlier publications by Harry Daniels, Vygotsky and Sociology provides readers with an overview of the implications for research of the theoretical work which acknowledges a debt to the writings of L.S. Vygotsky and sociologists whose work echoes his sociogenetic commitments,...
Published July 17th 2012 by Routledge
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