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Demythologizing Educational Reforms: Responses to the Political and Corporate Takeover of Education

by Arthur T. Costigan & Leslee Grey

There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school's role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of...


Education Reform and the Concept of Good Teaching

by Derek Gottlieb

In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top. These initiatives introduce new...


Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation

by AnnMarie Thomas

This is a book for parents and other educators—both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is...


Multi-campus University Systems: Africa and the Kenyan Experience

by Ishmael I. Munene

In the face of increasing social demand and cutbacks in state budgetary support, universities in African countries are now turning towards a multicampus system strategy. As African governments have adopted neoliberal...


Lesson Study: Professional learning for our time

by Peter Dudley

This book introduces readers to the development of Lesson Study (LS) in the UK, making historical connections to the growth of Lesson Study in Japan, East Asia, the US and Europe. It explains how to conduct...


Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education

by Roger Brown & Helen Carasso

The marketisation of higher education is a growing worldwide trend. Increasingly, market steering is replacing or supplementing government steering. Tuition fees are being introduced or increased, usually at...


Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions: A Project of Division 15 (educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Society

by Barry J. Zimmerman & Dale H. Schunk

Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions--the first comprehensive book-length treatment of this topic--looks at the historic contributions of 16 leading psychologists, as well as others, who influenced...


Education and the State: International perspectives on a changing relationship

by Carla Aubry, Michael Geiss & Veronika Magyar-Haas

In most countries in the world, school education is the business of the state. Even if forms and functions differ, the imparting of elementary knowledge is universally regarded as a public function. Yet this...


Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education: Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

by Heather Piper

In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers...


Realising Learning: Teachers' professional development through lesson and learning study

by Keith Wood & Saratha Sithamparam

The best professional development for teachers focuses on issues they encounter in the classroom. It is collaborative, school-based, learning-focused and supports teachers in solving problems of pedagogy in...


The Philosophy of Physical Education: A New Perspective: A New Perspective

by Steven A. Stolz

The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum....


Preparing Classroom Teachers to Succeed with Second Language Learners: Lessons from a Faculty Learning Community

by Thomas Levine, Elizabeth Howard & David Moss

This volume identifies resources, models, and specific practices for improving teacher preparation for work with second language learners. It shows how faculty positioned themselves to learn from resources,...


Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

by Cynthia Joseph & Julie Matthews

Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia addresses the ways in which colonial histories, nationalist impulses and forces of globalization shape equity and access to education in Southeast...


Asia's High Performing Education Systems: The Case of Hong Kong

by Colin Marsh & John Chi-Kin Lee

Education officials, specialist leaders and teachers have all been involved in different ways to bring about school reform in Hong Kong. This book is a very current and relevant analysis of this reform, highlighting...


Understanding the Constructions of Identities by Young New Europeans: Kaleidoscopic selves

by Alistair Ross

How do young people construct their identities in the complexity of their own country, belonging to the European Union, and being part of global society? This book is based on a unique empirical study of a thousand...


Intercultural Postgraduate Supervision: Reimagining time, place and knowledge

by Catherine Manathunga

The impact of globalisation and aggressive marketing by universities has increased the flow of international or culturally diverse students enrolling in postgraduate research degree programs outside their own...


Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schooling: School Reform and Sciences of Education in the Tradition of Thomas S. Popkewitz: School Reform and Sc

by Miguel Pereyra & Barry Franklin

The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the "linguistic turn," with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions...


Test Fraud: Statistical Detection and Methodology

by Neal Kingston & Amy Clark

There has been an increase in awareness (and perhaps occurrence) of individual and organized cheating on tests. Recent reports of widespread problems with state student accountability tests and teacher certification...


Hopes for Great Happenings: Alternatives in Education and Theatre: Alternatives in Education and Theatre

by Albert Hunt

When Albert Hunt joined the staff of the Regional College of Art, Bradford, in 1965, he found himself working mostly with 'non-academic' students on a fascinating range of games, projects and theatre events...


Engaging Vernacular Language and Literature in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities

by Shondel Nero & Dohra Ahmad

This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource...