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Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Education: A Sociological Grounding

by Chris Brown

Evidence use is now part of the rhetoric of educational research, policy and practice. Grounded in the contention that using evidence can help educationalists develop better solutions to the key issues facing...


Ethical English: Teaching and Learning in English as Spiritual, Moral and Religious Education

by Mark A. Pike

Ethical English addresses the 'ethos' of English teaching and draws attention to its 'spirit' and fundamental character, identifying the features that English teaching must exhibit if it is to continue to sustain...


Student Learning in College Residence Halls: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

by Gregory S. Blimling

Add value to the student experience with purposeful residential programs

Grounded in current research and practical experience, Student Learning in College Residence Halls: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why shows...


Wealth by Homeownership: by Rule of One Third

by Jay Sing

" The joy of active income earning phase of life is in its designed retirement. "; .... Author. This book is about growth of wealth over time for an ordinary person who has worked his or her way up to a steady...


College Application Essays Without the Crazy: Ten Tips for a Terrific Essay

by Nancy Donehower

Do you want to write a great application essay? One that admissions officers will love? This is the book for you. Written by an expert with over thirty years of experience in the college admissions world, this...


A Theory of Catholic Education

by Sean Whittle

Presenting a robust and philosophically based account of education from the Catholic point of view, Sean Whittle engages with important debates and questions concerning the nature and purpose of Catholic education...


Teaching Virtue: The Contribution of Religious Education

by Marius Felderhof & Penny Thompson

In much of the world, religious traditions are seriously valued but, in the context of religious plurality, this sets educationalists an enormous challenge. This book provides a way forward in exploring religious...


How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

by David Sternberg

Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D."

-refuting the magnum opus myth

-coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise)

-the fine art of selecting a topic

-writing...


Lessons of Hope

by Joel Klein

In this revealing and provocative memoir, the former chancellor of the New York City schools offers the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s dramatic campaign to improve public education and an inspiring...


Theory of the religious and art education in contemporary research

by Tomáš Jablonský & Dušan Kováč-Petrovský

Man is created by God, as the unity of matter and of the Spirit. These two facts cannot be separated from each other, in order that they will not disrupt the integrity wanted by God. Man needs to nurture and...


Education Policy Research: Design and Practice at a Time of Rapid Reform

by Helen M. Gunter, David Hall & Colin Mills

In Education Policy Research, Helen M. Gunter, David Hall and Colin Mills bring together contributions from a range of researchers, academics and practitioners. Each chapter draws on critical theoretical perspectives...


St Thomas Aquinas

by Vivian Boland OP & Richard Bailey

It may be surprising that the thought of a medieval theologian still informs many areas of intellectual debate, but there continues to be lively interest in the work of Thomas Aquinas. He considers the most...


E. G. West

by James Tooley & Richard Bailey

What role should government have in education? This question has exercised philosophers since Plato and economists since Adam Smith. It is also a question that is as relevant today, as people around the world...


Jean Piaget

by Richard Kohler & Richard Bailey

Jean Piaget was one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century. His influence on developmental psychology, education and epistemology has been enormous. This text undertakes a reconstruction of the contexts...


Pierre Bourdieu

by Michael James Grenfell & Richard Bailey

The French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu was a key thinker about education and educational processes in the second half of the twentieth century. He made his name in seminal texts such as The Inheritors and...


John Holt

by Roland Meighan & Richard Bailey

John Holt, the American educator, was passionate about the need for alternatives to traditional institutional schooling, seeing schools as often hindering children from learning rather than helping them; he...


John Dewey

by Richard Pring & Richard Bailey

Bertrand Russell's History of Philosophy refers to Dewey as 'generally admitted to be the leading living philosopher of America'. This honourable mention lay partly in his pragmatic theory of meaning, through...


John Henry Newman

by James Arthur, Guy Nicholls & Richard Bailey

John Henry Newman's writings and his lifelong search for religious truth continue to influence thought within a range of disciplines, most notably theology, philosophy and education. One of his most significant...


Plato

by Robin Barrow & Richard Bailey

Plato was the first and most formidable thinker to recognise that education is a fiercely contested concept, and to point out what great social and personal issues are at stake in education. He articulated a...


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

by Jurgen Oelkers & Richard Bailey

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, enlightenment philosopher and founder of 'natural education', is one of the most influential philosophers of education in the western world.

In order to fully understand Rousseau's impact...