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- Continuum International Publishing 2007; US$ 130.00
"To fellow academics may I say this: Don't put it unread on your students' reading list. Tackle it for yourself, for this is seminal.". Professor Michael Bassey (Praise for Theory of Education ). The eagerly-awaited sequel to the award-winning Theory of Education considers issues of perennial interest to educators. In his compelling... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2005; US$ 130.00
To date, theory in Education Studies has been dominated by a particular view of what should count as 'scientific' theory. David Turner argues that this approach does not necessarily provide a firm foundation for policy planning and professional activity. Using examples from linear programming, game theory, decision theory and chaos theory,... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2009; US$ 140.00
Medicine, and particularly neuroscience, appears to offer the kind of educational quick fixes that politicians and the public would love to have. Following media reports of drugs that seemingly improve learning and memory, David Turner examines commonly held beliefs about learning, knowledge and intelligence, and critically assesses such claims. Using... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 17.99
Did the Cettis Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethovens Second Symphony?Is the emu natures most devoted dad?Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 39.95
The quality of higher education is a hot topic, especially as students around the world are asked to pay more towards their own education, and expect to get what they pay for. In addition, league tables, both national and international, have come to dominate discussion, with several governments, and many institutions, setting themselves the goal of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This is the first book-length study of physical disability in eighteenth-century England. It assesses the ways in which meanings of physical difference were formed within different cultural contexts, and examines how disabled men and women used, appropriated, or rejected these representations in making sense of their own experiences. In the process,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00
This book provides the first major survey of representations of adultery in later seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England. Bringing together a wide variety of literary and legal sources it charts and explains crucial shifts in perceptions of marital infidelity and the development of a more rational understanding of adultery. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
Collecting together essays written by an international set of contributors, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It explores changes in understandings of deformity and disability between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, and reveal the ways in which different societies have conceptualised the... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99
For the overwhelming majority of people outside the French-speaking world the Hundred Years War consisted of a sequence of major English victories, above all Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt. The only significant victor or 'hero' on the French side was Joan of Arc, and she ended up being burned at the stake. Yet somehow the war ended in a French victory... more...
- Summersdale 2012; US$ 15.99
An engaging guide that illustrates the significance of birds throughout history Did the Cettia's Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven's Second Symphony? Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale? And is there a James Bond film named after a duck? Find out the answers to these... more...