Educational Studies

New Titles and Key Backlist 2013

Major Works

  1. 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

  2. Distance Teaching for the Third World

    The Lion and the Clockwork Mouse

    By Michael Young, Hilary Perraton, Janet Jenkins, Tony Dodds

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, first published in 1980, is based on the experiences of the International Extension College in developing distance teaching. The volume begins by reviewing the world problems of educational quality and quantity, and then examines the ways in which print, broadcasts and group study...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Education in the Third World

    By Keith Watson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue examines the crucial question of how the education systems of Third World countries continue to be influenced by the former colonial powers, arguing that decisions and views made early in the twentieth century cannot always be so readily condemned from the standpoint of the 1980s. The...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Growing-Up Modern

    The Western State Builds Third-World Schools

    By Bruce Fuller

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    The modern state – First and Third Worlds alike – pushes tirelessly to expand mass education and to deepen the schools’ effect upon children. First published in 1991, Growing-Up Modern explores why, how, and with what actual effects state actors so vehemently pursue this dual political agenda....

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Islam and Education

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  6. Planning and Development in Education

    African Perspectives

    By J.C.S. Musaazi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, first published in 1986, offers a comprehensive treatment of educational development in four countries in West and East Africa: Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The author focuses on the role of education in promoting or hindering national development; the way the educational...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation

    Education for First Peoples

    By Chris Sarra

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation tells the story of how Dr Chris Sarra overcame low expectations for his future to become an educator who has sought to change the tide of low expectations for other Indigenous students. The book draws upon Roy Bhaskar’s theory of Critical...

    Published June 8th 2011 by Routledge