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  • Adult Education as Theory, Practice and Researchby Robin Usher; Ian Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The authors argue that the aim of research should be to improve practice through a process of critical reflection. Focusing clearly on the everyday concerns and problems of practitioners, they emphasize the importance of practical knowledge. Their definition of ?practice? is wide, and includes the generation of theory and the doing of research as... more...

  • Protestant Dublin, 1660-1760by Robin Usher

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This innovative urban history of Dublin explores the symbols and spaces of the Irish capital between the Restoration in 1660 and the advent of neoclassical public architecture in the 1770s. The meanings ascribed to statues, churches, houses, and public buildings are traced in detail, using a wide range of visual and written sources. more...

  • Globalisation and Pedagogyby Richard Edwards; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 160.00

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Globalisation and Pedagogyby Richard Edwards; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    With different pedagogic practices come different ways of examining them and fresh understandings of their implications and assumptions. It is the examination of these changes and developments that is the subject of this book. The authors examine a number of questions posed by the rapid march of globalisation, incuding: What is the role of the... more...

  • Situated Ethics in Educational Researchby Helen Simons; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Ethics has traditionally been seen as a set of general principles which can be applied in a range of situations. This book argues that in fact ethical principles must be shaped within different research practices and hence take on different significances according to varying research situations. The book develops the notion of situated ethics and explores... more...

  • Understanding Educational Researchby David Scott; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    This book explores educational research in terms of the relationship between epistemology, methodology and practice. Divided into two sections, the first examines the frameworks which underpin the methods educational researchers use. The second looks at a broad spectrum of approaches, including feminist approaches, action research, ethnography and... more...

  • Postmodernism and Educationby Richard Edwards; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    In this book, the authors explore and clarify the nature of postmodernism and provide a detailed introduction to key writers in the field such as Lacan Derrida Foucault Lyotard They examine the impact of this thinking upon contemporary theory and practice of education, concentrating particularly upon how postmodernist ideas challenge existing concepts,... more...

  • Understanding Social Researchby George McKenzie; Jane Powell; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    In 1991 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) published "Postgraduate Taining Guidelines". Throughout the document emphasis is placed on the need for universities to make postgraduate research students aware of the methodological issues that affect their work.; This text explores the relationship between knowledge, methodology and research... more...

  • Rhetoric and Educational Discourseby Richard Edwards; Katherine Nicoll; Nicky Solomon; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Educational policy is often dismissed as simply rhetoric and a collection of half truths. However, this is to underestimate the power of rhetoric and the ways in which rhetorical strategies are integral to persuasive acts. Through a series of illustrative chapters, this book argues that rather than something to be dismissed, rhetorical analysis offers... more...

  • Adult Education and the Postmodern Challengeby Ian Bryant; Rennie Johnston; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    This book offers some suggestions as to ways forward from this dilemma. Drawing on the new intellectual frameworks of critical pedagogy, feminism and postmodernism and their impact upon educational theory, practice and research, the book focuses on the changing contexts of adult education. By building on the notion of going beyond the limits of certain... more...

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