Educational Studies

New Titles and Key Backlist 2013

Educational Studies

  1. Digital Solidarity in Education

    Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Academic Excellence through Innovative Instructional Programs

    By Mary T. Kolesinski, Evelyn Nelson-Weaver, Daryl Diamond

    Digital Solidarity in Education is a book for educators, scholars, and students interested in better understanding both the role technology can play in schools and its potential for strengthening communities, optimizing the effects of globalization, and increasing educational access. The...

    Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. A People’s History of American Higher Education

    By Philo Hutcheson

    Series: Core Concepts in Higher Education

    This essential history of American higher education builds from the ground up, shedding light on the full, diverse of range of institutions—including small liberal arts schools, junior and community colleges, and state colleges—that have been instrumental in creating the higher education system we...

    To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. American Education

    A History, 5th Edition

    By Wayne J. Urban, Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.

    American Education: A History, 5e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the...

    Published August 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Can Education Change Society?

    By Michael W. Apple

    Despite the vast differences between the Right and the Left over the role of education in the production of inequality one common element both sides share is a sense that education can and should do something about society, to either restore what is being lost or radically alter what is there now....

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Education and Power

    By Michael W. Apple

    Series: Routledge Education Classic Edition

    First published in 1982, Education and Power remains an important volume for those committed to critical education. In this text Michael Apple first articulated his theory on educational institutions and the reproduction of and resistance to unequal power relations, and provided a thorough...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Education and Climate Change

    Living and Learning in Interesting Times

    Edited by Fumiyo Kagawa, David Selby

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    There is widespread consensus in the international scientific community that climate change is happening and that abrupt and irreversible impacts are already set in motion. What part does education have to play in helping alleviate rampant climate change and in mitigating its worst effects?&...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Education and Social Change

    Contours in the History of American Schooling, 4th Edition

    By John L. Rury

    This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition investigates the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration and cultural conflict on the...

    Published July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Exploring Education

    An Introduction to the Foundations of Education, 4th Edition

    By Alan R. Sadovnik, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Susan F. Semel

    This much-anticipated fourth edition of Exploring Education offers an alternative to traditional foundations texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre- and in-service teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines -- history, philosophy,...

    Published January 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education

    Bringing Life to Schools and Schools to Life

    By Dilafruz Williams, Jonathan Brown

    Offering a fresh approach to bringing life to schools and schools to life, this book goes beyond touting the benefits of learning gardens to survey them as a whole-systems design solution with potential to address myriad interrelated social, ecological, and educational issues. The theoretical...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Learning in School-University Partnership

    Sociocultural Perspectives

    By Amy B.M. Tsui, Gwyn Edwards, Fran Lopez-Real, Tammy Kwan, Doris Law, Philip Stimpson, Rosina Tang, Albert Wong

    This volume looks at school-university partnerships from sociocultural perspectives of learning that view participation in social practice as fundamental to the process of learning. Its two major themes – school-university partnership and sociocultural and social theories of learning – have both...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  11. Educating Activist Allies

    Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

    By Katy M. Swalwell

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Educating Activist Allies offers a fresh take on critical education studies through an analysis of social justice pedagogy in schools serving communities privileged by race and class. By documenting the practices of socially committed teachers at an urban private academy and a suburban public...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  12. Learning to Liberate

    Community-Based Solutions to the Crisis in Urban Education

    By Vajra Watson

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Few problems in education are as pressing as the severe crisis in urban schools. Though educators have tried a wide range of remedies, dismal results persist. This is especially true for low-income youth of color, who drop out of school—and into incarceration—at extremely high rates. The dual...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Critical Curriculum Studies

    Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing

    By Wayne Au

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Critical Curriculum Studies offers a novel framework for thinking about how curriculum relates to students’ understanding of the world around them. Wayne Au brings together curriculum theory, critical educational studies, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge

  14. Critical Pedagogy and Social Change

    Critical Analysis on the Language of Possibility

    By Seehwa Cho

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    At its core, the main goal of critical pedagogy is deceptively simple—to construct schools and education as agents of change. While noble and ambitious, it is not always realistic in a climate of increased commodification, privatization of schooling, and canned curriculum. By assuming rather than...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  15. The New Political Economy of Urban Education

    Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City

    By Pauline Lipman

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  16. The Political Classroom

    Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

    By Diana E. Hess, Paula McAvoy

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Most people agree that schools should prepare young people for democratic life. Yet in the United States there has never been agreement on what types of skills, dispositions, and knowledge ought to be taught, nor even agreement on how they should be taught. Grounded in thick empirical description...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  17. The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education

    Edited by Blythe Farb Hinitz

    The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education provides an understandable and manageable exploration of the history of early childhood education in the United States. Covering historical, philosophical, and sociological underpinnings that reach from the 1800s to today, contributors explore groups...

    Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge

  18. The Great American Education-Industrial Complex

    Ideology, Technology, and Profit

    By Anthony G. Picciano, Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  19. EcoJustice Education

    Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

    By Rebecca A. Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, John Lupinacci

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    "Authentic hope is the gift Rebecca Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, and John Lupinacci offer readers of EcoJustice Education…. We learn what it means to recover the ancient arts and skills of cultivating commons, common sense, and community collaborations in our hard times." Madhu Suri Prakash,...

    Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge

  20. Education Networks

    Power, Wealth, Cyberspace, and the Digital Mind

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Education Networks is a critical analysis of the emerging intersection among the global power elite, information and communication technology, and schools. Joel Spring documents and examines the economic and political interests and forces —including elite networks, the for-profit education industry...

    Published February 8th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Urban High Schools

    Foundations and Possibilities

    By Annette B. Hemmings

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This multidisciplinary overview introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and to possibilities for reform. Focused on critical and problematic elements, the text provides a comprehensive description and...

    Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge

  22. Beyond Learning by Doing

    Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education

    By Jay W. Roberts

    What is experiential education? What are its theoretical roots? Where does this approach come from? Offering a fresh and distinctive take, this book is about going beyond "learning by doing" through an exploration of its underlying theoretical currents. As an increasingly popular pedagogical...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  23. Education Reconfigured

    Culture, Encounter, and Change

    By Jane Roland Martin

    As philosophers throughout the ages have asked: What is justice? What is truth? What is art? What is law? In Education Reconfigured, the internationally acclaimed philosopher of education, Jane Roland Martin, now asks: What is education? In answer, she puts forward a unified theory that casts...

    Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge

  24. 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 October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  25. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  26. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  27. Marx and Education

    By Jean Anyon

    Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

    There was only one Karl Marx, but there have been a multitude of Marxisms. This concise, introductory book by internationally renowned scholar Jean Anyon centers on the ideas of Marx that have been used in education studies as a guide to theory, analysis, research, and practice. Marx and...

    Published March 6th 2011 by Routledge

  28. International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education

    Edited by Robert B. Stevenson, Michael Brody, Justin Dillon, Arjen E.J. Wals

    The environment and contested notions of sustainability are increasingly topics of public interest, political debate, and legislation across the world. Environmental education journals now publish research from a wide variety of methodological traditions that show linkages between the environment,...

    Published December 16th 2012 by Routledge

  29. Knowledge and Virtue in Teaching and Learning

    The Primacy of Dispositions

    By Hugh Sockett

    The challenge this book addresses is to demonstrate how, in teaching content knowledge, the development of intellectual and moral dispositions as virtues is not merely a good idea, or peripheral to that content, but deeply embedded in the logic of searching for knowledge and truth. It offers...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  30. Learning Futures

    Education, Technology and Social Change

    By Keri Facer

    In the twenty-first century, educators around the world are being told that they need to transform education systems to adapt young people for the challenges of a global digital knowledge economy. Too rarely, however, do we ask whether this future vision is robust, achievable or even desirable,...

    Published March 27th 2011 by Routledge

  31. Science Education

    Learning to construct a new world

    By Michael J. Reiss

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Science education as currently undertaken in schools is generally too narrow in its conceptualisation and this is a major reason why it fails to engage many young people. This book provides a unified framework for understanding the scope, the purpose and the pedagogies of science education in the...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  32. The Struggle for the History of Education

    By Gary McCulloch

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    The history of education is a contested field of study, and has represented a site of struggle for the past century of its development. It is highly relevant to an understanding of broader issues in history, education and society, and yet has often been regarded as being merely peripheral rather...

    Published February 16th 2011 by Routledge

  33. Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

    Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation

    By Nadine Dolby

    Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today’s college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields – neuroscience and animal studies – Nadine...

    Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge

  34. The Teacher and the World

    A Study of Cosmopolitanism as Education

    By David T. Hansen

    Series: Teacher Quality and School Development

    Winner of the 2013 American Educational Studies Association's 2013 Critics Choice Award! Teachers the world over are seeking creative ways to respond to the problems and possibilities generated by globalization. Many of them work with children and youth from increasingly varied backgrounds, with...

    Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge

  35. The Routledge Companion to Education

    Edited by James Arthur, Andrew Peterson

    Who are the key thinkers in education? What are the hot topics in education? Where will education go from here? The Routledge Companion to Education presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available to the key theories, themes and topics in education. Forty specially commissioned chapters...

    Published October 16th 2011 by Routledge

  36. Sourcebook of Experiential Education

    Key Thinkers and Their Contributions

    Edited by Thomas E. Smith, Clifford E. Knapp

    Experiential education is a philosophy and methodology for building knowledge, developing skills, and clarifying values by engaging learners in direct experience and focused reflection. To understand experiential education, what should one be reading? This sourcebook introduces philosophers,...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  37. Sourcebook of Experiential Education

    Key Thinkers and Their Contributions

    Edited by Thomas E. Smith, Clifford E. Knapp

    Experiential education is a philosophy and methodology for building knowledge, developing skills, and clarifying values by engaging learners in direct experience and focused reflection. To understand experiential education, what should one be reading? This sourcebook introduces philosophers,...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  38. Visible Learning

    A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

    By John Hattie

    This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many...

    Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge

  39. Visible Learning

    A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

    By John Hattie

    This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many...

    Published November 17th 2008 by Routledge

  40. Visible Learning

    A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

    By John Hattie

    This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many...

    Published November 17th 2008 by Routledge