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- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 139.00
Challenging the hegemony of psychology as the interpretive paradigm for human relations, this book revisits such assumptions as psychology?s image as scientific discipline, and offers a definition of childhood education that admits the value of the humanities. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00
Education and educational research, according to the current fashion, are supposed to be concerned with ?what works?, to the exclusion of all other considerations. All over the world, and particularly in the English-speaking countries, governments look for means of improving ?student achievement? as measured by standardized test scores. Although such... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 219.00
This book surveys the theory of free, linear, isentropic oscillations in spherically symmetric, gaseous equilibrium stars, from basic concepts to asymptotic representations of normal modes and with slow period changes in rapidly evolving pulsating stars. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00
PAUL SMEYERS AND MARC DEPAEPE THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT This is the third book that resulted from the close collaboration within the Research Community ?Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education: Evaluation and Evolution of the Criteria for Educational Research?, established by the Research Foun- 1 dation Flanders, Belgium... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00
This book focuses on the language of educational research as well as on the language of education. It conceives both as social practices and investigates how rhetoric plays a part in the complex process of historically situated argumentation. The book aims to answer such questions as: 'What is the nature of the arguments and the kinds of sources... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00
The idea of education as therapy goes back to ancient times. Today, it is understood that the role of the teacher comprises aspects of therapy directed towards the child. But to what extent should this relationship be developed, and what are its concomitant responsibilities? This book offers a challenging philosophical approach to these issues. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95
This book addresses concerns about educational and moral standards in a world increasingly characterised by nihilism. On the one hand there is widespread anxiety that standards are falling; on the other, new machinery of accountability and inspection to show that they are not. The authors in this book state that we cannot avoid nihilism if we are simply... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 73.95
In this important survey, an international group of leading philosophers chart the development of philosophy of education in the twentieth century and point to signficant questions for its future. Presents a definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of education. Contains 20 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 679.00
This handbook focuses on the often neglected dimension of interpretation in educational research. It argues that all educational research is in some sense ?interpretive?, and that understanding this issue belies some usual dualisms of thought and practice, such as the sharp dichotomy between ?qualitative? and ?quantitative? research. Interpretation... more...