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  • The Finance Of Public Librariesby John T. Furlong

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00

    Although it?s been over a year in the making, the timing of the release of this issue of the journal could not be more appropriate. The recent economic downturn has left public libraries scrambling, to find not only alternative sources for funding, but also proof for taxpayers of the worth of their local libraries. more...

  • Screenplayby Keri Facer; John Furlong; Ruth Furlong; Rosamund Sutherland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 60.95

    What are young people really doing on computers at home? Computers feature heavily in the lives of today's young people, and this book sets out to question commonplace assumptions about the use of technology by children at home. Bringing together research from the perspective of psychology, sociology, education and media studies, the authors ask whether... more...

  • Education, Reform and the Stateby John Furlong; Robert Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    The last quarter of the twentieth century was a very important period in history of education. Beginning with the so-called 'Great Debate', the period witnessed intense public and political interest in educational issues, culminating in an almost unprecedented amount of education-related legislation, the most symbolic of which was the Education Reform... more...

  • Disciplines of Educationby John Furlong; Martin Lawn

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Is there a ?crisis? in the disciplines of education? In this book, leading scholars explore how the changing epistemological and political debates of the last 20 years have resulted in the progressive demise of the disciplines in relation to the study of education. Finally the book asks whether the disciplines have a place in education in the 21 st... more...

  • Patriot Heartsby John Furlong; Gary Mason

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 23.00

    A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games—an extraordinary story of visionary leadership, love of country and the ability to dream boldly. When John Furlong emigrated from Ireland in 1974, the customs officer greeted him with “Welcome to Canada. Make us better?—an imperative that has defined... more...

  • Assessing quality in applied and practice-based research in educationby John Furlong; Alis Oancea

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    One of the most persistent features of the research environment in the UK over the last decades has been the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE); now more and more countries are following suit by developing their own systems for research quality assessment. However, in the field of education, one of the difficulties with this policy has been that a... more...

  • Mentoring Student Teachersby John Furlong; Trisha Maynard

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95

    In the UK and elsewhere, the training of teachers is increasingly seen as a matter of partnership between schools and institutions of higher education. There is thus an urgent need within the profession to define more carefully what the role of teachers acting as mentors should be. Clearly some aspects of professional knowledge can only be acquired... more...

  • Adult Learning in the Digital Ageby Neil Selwyn; Stephen Gorard; John Furlong

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 60.95

    This engaging book sheds light on the ways in which adults in the twenty-first century interact with technology in different learning environments. Based on one of the first large-scale academic research projects in this area, the authors present their findings and offer practical recommendations for the use of new technology in a learning society.... more...

  • Policy and Politics in Teacher Educationby John Furlong; Marilyn Cochran-Smith; Marie Brennan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    During the last 20 years, governments around the world have paid increasing attention to the recruitment, preparation, and retention of teachers. Teacher supply and teacher quality have become significant policy issues, taken up by policy-makers at the highest levels. This is because teachers are now seen by many governments as the ?lynch-pin? of... more...

  • The Role of Higher Education in Initial Teacher Trainingby Swansea) University of Wales John (Professor of Education Furlong; University of Durham) School of Education Richard (Lecturer Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This text explores the issue of what role, if any, higher education should play in intial teacher training. The authors argue for the continued involvement of higher education in teacher training and cover such areas as the 1994 Education Act, the role of universities and the schools consortia. more...

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