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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Education. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. Major Works logo

    Coming soon: Critical Education – a 4-volume Major Work

    Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have persisted within modern systems of education since their inception. In the last four or five decades, the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Critical Education, a new 4-volume Major Work in the Routledge Major Themes in Education series, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to map and make sense of critical approaches to education.

  2. Free Article Access: Boys and Their Schooling Review (British Journal of Sociology of Education)

    "Boys and their Schooling is an ethnographic study located within a middle- class academically-oriented Australian government school, Hillside High School. The research sought to provide a better understanding of what it is to be a young teenage boy at school."

  3. Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners

    "Learning Trajectories is mainly a study of the hurt and harm inflicted on people in disadvantaged communities, examined through the life histories of learners in Oldham. Duckworth’s perspective is that of an insider. ... It is intelligent, fresh and compelling to read …” - John Field, Professor Emeritus, School of Education, University of Stirling, in the THE, 27th February 2014

  4. New - Health Education: Critical Perspectives

    This new volume in the Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series provides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both connects with young people and offers a way forward in addressing issues of health and wellbeing.

  5. New - National Identity and Educational Reform: Contested Classrooms

    New in the Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education series, this volume looks at educational reform and the struggle over national identity in Moldova from the perspectives of five different groups: elected politicians, Ministry of Education officials, textbook authors and historians, teachers, and students.

  6. New - Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society: Beyond Linguistic Apartheid

    New in the Routledge Research in Education series, this edited volume explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of certain languages through cultural genocide by dominant European colonizers and American neoconservative groups.
     

  7. New - World Yearbook of Education 2014

    This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education series focuses on a major and highly significant development in the governing of education across the globe: the use of knowledge-based technologies as key policy sources. Drawing on material from around the world, scholars from different backgrounds provide examples of the global production and national reception and mediation of these knowledges.
     

  8. Jonathan Croall on Summerhill after ‘Neill of Summerhill’

    Jonathan Croall is the author of Neill of Summerhill: The Permanent Rebel, first published in 1983 and re-issued as a Routledge Revival in 2013. Here he talks about freedom and education in the years since the original publication of Neill of Summerhill.

  9. Featured Education Series: November 2013

    Reflective Teaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling Series

    Series Editors: Daniel P. Liston, Kenneth M. Zeichner 

    This series of small, accessible, interactive texts introduces the notion of teacher reflection and develops it in relation to the social conditions of schooling. The aim is to provide practicing and prospective teachers with ways to examine contextual issues of schooling and to articulate their ideas, beliefs, theories, expectations, assumptions, and feelings about those issues, and to facilitate reflection about teaching situations they face and decisions they must make on an ongoing basis. 

  10. Featured Education Series: December 2013

    Changing Images of Early Childhood Series

    Series Editor: Nicola Yelland

    Books in this forward-thinking series challenge existing practices in early childhood education and reflect the changing images of the field. The series enables readers to engage with contemporary ideas and practices of alternative perspectives which deviate from those theories traditionally associated with the education of young children and their families. Not only do these books make complex theory accessible, they provide early childhood educators with the tools to ensure their practices are backed by appropriate theoretical framework and strong empirical evidence. 

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