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John Locke

by Alexander Moseley & Richard Bailey

John Locke is one of the great minds in educational history. Drawing on his perceptive observations of families and children he saw the importance of adapting learning to the child's dispositions. Critical of...


Rudolf Steiner

by Heiner Ullrich & Richard Bailey

Rudolf Steiner is one of the most controversially judged educational reformers of the twentieth century. Although he received little recognition within his field, his educational thought has had a sustained...


Mary Wollstonecraft

by Susan Laird & Richard Bailey

Best known as author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), if not also as mother of Frankenstein's author Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft survived domestic violence and unusual independent womanhood...


Shaping of European Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches

by Martin Lawn & Romuald Normand

The range, speed and scale of Europeanizing effects in education, and their complexity, has produced a relatively new field of study. Using scholarship and research drawn from sociology, politics and education,...


Michel Foucault

by Lynn Fendler & Richard Bailey

Michel Foucault's influential work spanned a wide array of intellectual disciplines, his writings having been widely taken up in philosophy, history, literary criticism and political theory.

Focusing on the...


Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience

by Kathy Hall, Mary Horgan & Anna Ridgway

The Municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia, in Northern Italy, are renowned world-wide for the excellence of their provision. This approach provides a unique collaboration between children, parents, teachers...


St Augustine

by Ryan N. S. Topping & Richard Bailey

After setting Augustine's thought firmly within the context of his life and times, Ryan Topping examines in turn the causes of education (the purposes, pedagogy, curriculum, and limits of learning) as Augustine...


Leo Tolstoy

by Daniel Moulin & Richard Bailey

How do we know what we should teach? And how should we go about teaching it? These deceptively simple questions about education perplexed Tolstoy. Before writing his famous novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina...


Robert Owen

by Robert A. Davis, Frank O¿Hagan & Richard Bailey

This text offers a major reassessment of the life and thought of the distinguished 19th century industrial philanthropist and educational reformer, Robert Owen. In a period when Owen's radical new visions for...


Aristotle

by Alexander Moseley & Richard Bailey

Aristotle is often underrated in educational circles but the impact of his philosophy and his actions are evident in the schools and universities around us today. Aristotle developed the first proper university...


Deleuze and Guattari, Politics and Education: For a People-Yet-to-Come

by Matthew Carlin & Jason Wallin

Deleuze & Guattari, Politics and Education mobilizes Deleuzian-Guattarian philosophy as a revolutionary alternative to the lingering forms of transcendence, identity politics, and nihilism endemic to Western...


Engaging in Action Research

by Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian & Nicole Day

You don't need a tweed jacket to be a researcher—in thousands of schools across North America, practicing teachers conduct studies on best practices, alternative approaches, and effective learning strategies....


Educating for Creativity

by Robert Kelly

Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educator and artist Robert Kelly...


Cardiomyopathy...Keeping you on Track

by Margot Maurice

Non fiction. This book was written for the 20th anniversary of the Association known as Cardiomyopathy Australia and celebrated with the biennial seminar at the culmination of Cardiomyopathy Week 2014 that runs...


The "Reason" of Schooling: Historicizing Curriculum Studies, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education

by Thomas S. Popkewitz

Problematizing the "reason" of schooling as historical and political, in this book leading international and interdisciplinary scholars challenge the common sense of schooling and the relation of society, education,...


Sent to Hell from Ann Arbor: A College Student's World War One

by Carl E. W. L. Dahlstrom

College Junior drives truck taking ammunition to the front and hauling wounded back, WWI


Philosophy of Educational Research

by Richard Pring

This classic text in educational research literature has been thoroughly updated to take into account new philosophical theories and the current political context for educational research. Remaining, however,...


Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Researching Lives

by Hazel Reid & Linden West

In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience...


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...