Social stratification, gender and educational inequality
Much of the existing research on parental involvement and higher education choice examines the difference between the working class and the middle class, but little literature looks at different factions within the social classes. This book discusses higher education choice in China, particularly...
Published April 20th 2014 by Routledge
A multi-theoretical and multi-dimensional analysis of successful businesswomen's everyday lives
This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to mature and possibly illiterate women’s successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied yet pertinent social theories, and the exceptional introduction to and...
To Be Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge
Universities and Societies in Transition
Universities and societies around the world are involved in significant transition. Universities are now invited to expand their central aims and purposes in order to embrace a role in relation to the development of the societies in which they are located. This change of focus has major...
Published November 22nd 2006 by Routledge
Contemporary Issues in Education
The rapidity of change in education has intensified in recent years. With the emergence of ‘co-operative schools’ increasing significantly and the new framework focusing heavily on co-operation, there is a direct challenge to traditional ways of thinking about education at both school and...
To Be Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge
An exploration of time and temporality in university life
The global nature of education is certainly being commercialised both in its provision and in its curriculum content. This is unsurprising given that the benefits of education are also almost exclusively positioned in terms of their effect on income. However, the loss to civic society from such a...
To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge
The selected works of Ronald Barnett
Series: World Library of Educationalists
In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a...
To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge
Geographies of Knowledge, Geometries of Power: Framing the Future of Higher Education
Series: World Yearbook of Education
This volume examines higher education in globalized conditions through a focus on the spatial, historic and economic relations of power in which it is embedded. Distinct geometries of power are emerging as the knowledge production capability of universities is increasingly globalized. Changes in...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
A utopian dream
Thomas Jefferson had a profoundly advanced educational vision that went hand in hand with his political philosophy - each of which served the goal of human flourishing. His republicanism marked a break with the conservatism of traditional non-representative governments, characterized by birth and...
To Be Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge
Educational policy and practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics across the world
No area of educational provision has a greater current importance than the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However, there is surprisingly little comprehensive international information about STEM policy, participation, programs and practice. This book is a state...
To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge
Life Histories and Personal Representation
We live in an age of narrative: life stories are a crucial ingredient in what makes us human and, in turn, what kind of human they make us. In recent years, narrative analysis has grown and is used across many areas of research. Interest in this rapidly developing approach now requires the firm...
Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge
Education, Technology and Social Change
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