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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Education ? An Anatomy of the Discipline focuses on the development of the discipline of education, how it is understood and practised in contemporary universities, and the potential threats to its future. As the author, John Furlong argues, disciplines are not only intellectually coherent fields of study; they also have a political life, they are... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Are the disciplines of education ghosts of a productive past or creative and useful forms of inquiry? Are they in a demographic and organisational crisis today? The contribution of the ?foundation disciplines? of sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and economics to the study of education has always been contested in the UK and in much of the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 23.00
A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Gamesan 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...
- 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...
- 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...