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Critical Pedagogy for Social Justice

by John Smyth

An incisive analysis of how Critical Pedagogy can be a force for positive change in schools around the world, helping the most disadvantaged students.


Democratic Discipline in Learning Communities: Theory and Practice

by Clifford H. Edwards

This book describes in detail the attributes of learning communities and how these characteristics help students acquire a sense of moral responsibility and commitment to fellow students. Clifford H. Edwards...


Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues in Education

by Tim L. Adsit

Much has been written about how to achieve new expectations in the realm of student achievement. Much has also been written about the need for accountability and the restructuring of how education dollars are...


Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter

by Howard Gardner

From one of the world's most influential public intellectuals, an elucidating primer on the foundations of ethics and virtue in the modern age.


The Philosophy of Education: An Introduction

by Richard Bailey

The Philosophy of Education: An Introduction encourages the reader to actively engage with the philosophy of education and the carefully selected contributors bring the philosophy of education to life for the...


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...


Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for College Students

by Leo Wilton, Robert T. Palmer & Dina C. Maramba

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people aged 18 to 25 are at a significant risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted...


Teaching as Communication

by Bob Hodge

Good teaching relies on a firm grasp of the communication process. In this innovative text Bob Hodge presents common pitfalls in the communication of teachers, and shows where they are most likely to mistake...


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...


Maria Montessori

by Marion O'Donnell & Richard Bailey

Maria Montessori's work and thinking form a unique legacy to current educational thinking and practice. In this text, Marion O'Donnell explores the key themes of her philosophy of education and explores the...


Jerome Bruner

by David R. Olson & Richard Bailey

Jerome Bruner is the vanguard of �the cognitive revolution� in psychology and the predominant spokesman for the role of culture and education in the making of the modern mind. In this text Olson encourages...


Lev Vygotsky

by Ren¿ van der Veer & Richard Bailey

Lev Vygotsky, the great Russian psychologist, had a profound influence on educational thought. His work on the perception of art, cultural-historical theory of the mind and the zone of proximal development all...