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Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Foundations and Futures of Education Series

Series Editors:
Peter Aggleton, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sally Power, University of Cardiff, UK
Michael Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Foundations and Futures of Education focuses on key emerging issues in education as well as continuing debates within the field. The series is inter-disciplinary, and includes historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives on three major themes: the purposes and nature of education; increasing interdisciplinarity within the subject; and the theory-practice divide.

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  1. The Right to Higher Education

    Beyond widening participation

    By Penny Jane Burke

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    The landscape of higher education has undergone change and transformation in recent years, partly as a result of diversification and massification. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue to perplex policy-makers and practitioners, raising questions about current strategies,...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices

    Edited by Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen, Megan Boler

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    How can discerning critical hope enable us to develop innovative forms of teaching, learning and social practices that begin to address issues of marginalization, privilege and access across different contexts? At this millennial point in history, questions of cynicism, despair and hope arise at...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Education and Masculinities

    Social, cultural and global transformations

    By Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Language, Learning, Context

    Talking the Talk

    By Wolff-Michael Roth

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    In what way do educators understand the language they use to make sense of the educational environment? How does language enable educators and how can they consciously make the most of its potential? Using the right language and setting the correct tone in the school classroom has repercussions for...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Postfeminist Education?

    Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling

    By Jessica Ringrose

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 17th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Radical Education and the Common School

    A Democratic Alternative

    By Michael Fielding, Peter Moss

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    What is education, what is it for and what are its fundamental values? How do we understand knowledge and learning? What is our image of the child and the school? How does the ever more pressing need to develop a more just, creative and sustainable democratic society affect our responses to these...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Religion in the Primary School

    Ethos, diversity, citizenship

    By Peter Hemming

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    Religion and its relationship to schooling is an issue that has become more and more topical in recent years. In many countries, developments such as the diversification of state school sectors, concerns about social cohesion between ethnic and religious groups, and debates about national identity...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Teachers’ Professional Compass

    Subject identity in professional practice

    By Clare Brooks

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    This book outlines an important, but neglected, dimension of teacher’s professional practice: that of their subject identity and expertise. It argues that viewing subject identity and expertise through the lens of a ‘professional compass’ enables a nuanced way of understanding teachers’...

    To Be Published April 1st 2016 by Routledge

  11. Lifespan Transitions and Disability

    A holistic perspective

    By Iva Strnadova, Therese Cumming

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This...

    To Be Published September 21st 2015 by Routledge

  12. Transforming Intercultural Learning

    Learning to live with difference

    By Fran Martin

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    This highly innovative book takes a new look at the intersection between intercultural communication, intercultural education and global learning. It aims to change how intercultural learning is thought about through a focus on three key questions: what are the key factors influencing what it is...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  13. Teacher Education and the Political

    The power of negative thinking

    By Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan

    Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

    This book seeks to revitalize conversations about the nature and purpose of teacher education in a global context characterized by economic and political anxieties around declining productivity and social inclusion. These anxieties are manifested in such recent, and often contradictory, policy...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge