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- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 55.95
This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occured within educational research since the 1980s and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s.... more...
- Routledge 1991; US$ 51.95
Thirteen major educationalists, among them Stephen Ball and Peter Mortimore, discuss their approaches to aspects of research from conception and funding of the project to information gathering and analysis, writing up and publishing. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95
British private schools are a continuing topic of fascination for many. In particular, the leading so-called public schools have long been subjected both to criticism for their elitism and praise for their academic success. Traditionally, Conservative governments have strongly supported the private sector through special funding such as the Assisted... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 120.00
What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnographic methodology are both highly contested. This volume brings together chapters presenting a diversity of views on some of the current debates and developments in the field. It does not try to present a single coherent view but, through its heterogeneity, illustrates the strength and impact... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2005; US$ 130.00
Private schools are central to the reproduction of social inequality. For example, whilst in the UK providing only about seven per cent of the school population, about half of the undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge still come from the private sector. Private schools have long been associated with privilege and elitism. While this traditional elitist... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2006; US$ 140.00
Geoffrey Walford tackles one of the perennial issues in education policy, namely the inter-relationship of markets and equity. His discussion synthesises research findings (his own in the context of others) from over a decade examining the triangle between (i) theory, (ii) policy (both current and recent) and (iii) practice. more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 139.95
Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists is a text that all students can work through, regardless of their geography or earth science stream degree pathway and their existing mathematical knowledge. The text demystifies the mathematical component of statistics and presents these techniques in an easy-to-understand fashion. Case studies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00
Can privilege be bought? Arguments have raged over whether private education in the UK is ?the cement in the wall? dividing British society, or whether parental choice is, as has also been argued ?a key component of a free society?. The author here describes the traditional private sector schools, paying attention to the ways in which parents can... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00
Britain?s public (that is, its major independent) schools have a conspicuous role in the country?s social system, and as a result are the subject of a long-standing political debate. The discussion is generally founded on a stereotyped image of what these school may have been like in the 1950s ? this books shows how they were in the late 1980s. It... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know major research projects, and discuss here the pitfalls and problems, conflicts and compromises that went into doing their particular research.... more...