Educational Studies

New Titles and Key Backlist 2013

Global and Comparative Education

  1. Civic Education for Diverse Citizens in Global Times

    Rethinking Theory and Practice

    Edited by Beth C. Rubin, James M. Giarelli

    Series: Rutgers Invitational Symposium on Education Series

    This book explores four interrelated themes: rethinking civic education in light of the diversity of U.S. society; re-examining these notions in an increasingly interconnected global context; re-considering the ways that civic education is researched and practiced; and taking stock of where we are...

    Published March 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality in Education

    A Global Perspective

    Edited by N. Ken Shimahara, Ivan Z. Holowinsky, Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke

    Series: Rutgers Invitational Symposium on Education Series

    This volume explores contemporary issues of ethnic, cultural, and national identities and their influence on the social construction of identity. These issues are analyzed from the perspective of seven nations: China, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Ukraine, Wales, and the United States. While...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Confronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum

    Perspectives of Developing and Transitional Countries

    Edited by Patti McGill Peterson

    Comparative research on higher education in developing and transitional countries is often focused on such issues as access, finance, student mobility and the impact of globalization, but there has been little attention to curriculum and the forces that shape it. Confronting Challenges to the...

    Published March 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Constructing Educational Achievement

    A sociocultural perspective

    Edited by Sivanes Phillipson, Kelly Y.L Ku, Shane N Phillipson

    International interest focuses on why pupils from East-Asia tend to outperform pupils from the West and scholars have proposed a number of possible explanations to account for these international trends. Using Vygotsky's theory (1978) as a conceptual framework to "construct" school achievement,...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Globalizing Education, Educating the Local

    How Method Made us Mad

    By Ian Stronach

    This book offers a critical and deconstructive account of global discourses on education, arguing that these overblown ‘hypernarratives’ are neither economically, technically nor philosophically defensible. Nor even sane. Their ‘mythic economic instrumentalism’ mimic rather than meet the economic...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Harmonizing Global Education

    From Genghis Khan to Facebook

    By Jon Baggaley

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Distance education (DE) offers ways to reach the many people around the world who lack access to education and training by other means. International DE methods, however, are fragmented, and distance educators have often abandoned new technologies before giving them a chance to develop. As a result...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Immigration, Diversity, and Education

    Edited by Elena L. Grigorenko, Ruby Takanishi

    This edited volume presents an overview of research and policy issues pertaining to children from birth to 10 who are first- and second-generation immigrants to the U.S., as well as native-born children of immigrants. The contributors offer interdisciplinary perspectives on recent developments and...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Paying the Professoriate

    A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts

    Edited by Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Maria Yudkevich, Gregory Androushchak, Iván F. Pacheco

    How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Education Outcomes and Poverty in the South

    A Reassessment

    By Christopher Colclough

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    Education has an extraordinarily important role to play in efforts to eliminate poverty world-wide. This book reveals the nature and complexity of these relationships and provides indispensible pointers to the kinds and extent of policy changes that are required. Based on highly innovative...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Educational Futures

    Dominant and Contesting Visions

    By Ivana Milojevic

    This book provides an overview and analysis of current tensions, debates and key issues within OECD nations, particularly Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK, with regard to where education is and should be going. Using a broad historical analysis, it investigates ideas and visions about the...

    Published March 30th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Global Education Inc.

    New Policy Networks and the Neoliberal Imaginary

    By Stephen J. Ball

    Do private and philanthropic solutions to the problems of education signal the end of state education in its ‘welfare’ form? Education policy is being reformed and re-worked on a global scale. Policies are flowing and converging to produce a singular vision of ‘best practice’ based on the methods...

    Published February 28th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Knowledge that Counts in a Global Community

    Exploring the Contribution of Integrated Curriculum

    By Léonie J. Rennie, Grady Venville, John Wallace

    As the third millennium progresses, we are faced with increasing pressures relating to climate change and the sustainability of life on Earth. Concerned citizens are realizing that the responsibility to respond is both local and global. There is an increasing sense of urgency about the need to...

    Published October 28th 2011 by Routledge