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  • Critical Pedagogy and Social Changeby Seehwa Cho

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    At its core, the main goal of critical pedagogy is deceptively simple?to construct schools and education as agents of change. While noble and ambitious, it is not always realistic in a climate of increased commodification, privatization of schooling, and canned curriculum. By assuming rather than articulating its own possibilities, critical pedagogy... more...

  • Can Education Change Society?by Michael W. Apple

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Despite the vast differences between the Right and the Left over the role of education in the production of inequality one common element both sides share is a sense that education can and should do something about society, to either restore what is being lost or radically alter what is there now. The question was perhaps put most succinctly by... more...

  • The Skin That We Speakby Lisa Delpit; Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

    The New Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    Introduction LISA DELPIT In a study conducted in 1974 to assess the development of attitudes in preschool children toward “Black English? (BE)and “Standard English? (SE), Marilyn Rosenthal, the researcher, painted two identical cardboard boxes with similarly drawn faces. Two tapes had previously been made by the same bi-dialectal African American... more...

  • Equity and Excellence in Educationby Kris Van den Branden; Piet Van Avermaet; Mieke Van Houtte

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Throughout the world, equity and excellence in education is a major issue of concern. International comparative studies such as those carried out by OECD (PISA) have launched a worldwide debate on the effectiveness of educational systems (macro level), schools (meso level) and teachers (micro level) in terms of enhancing equity and excellence. Inspired... more...

  • The Race Controversy in American Education [2 volumes]by Lillian Drakeford; Lillian Drakeford

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 131.00

    This work is built on the premise that recent efforts to advance color-blind, race-neutral educational policies and reforms have not only proven ineffective in achieving racial equity and equality of educational opportunities and outcomes in America's public schools, but have also exacerbated existing inequalities. That point is made through a collection... more...

  • Tap, Click, Readby Lisa Guernsey; Michael H. Levine

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes – if we ensure that the media at children’s fingertips is harnessed to promote the skills and knowledge that enable reading, instead of undermining them. Tap, Click, Read  helps educators... more...

  • Education Reconfiguredby Jane Roland Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    As philosophers throughout the ages have asked: What is justice? What is truth? What is art? What is law? In Education Reconfigured , the internationally acclaimed philosopher of education, Jane Roland Martin, now asks: What is education? In answer, she puts forward a unified theory that casts education in a brand new light. Martin?s "theory of education... more...

  • Literacy, Place, and Pedagogies of Possibilityby Barbara Comber

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    How can teachers ensure a pedagogy of possibility underpinned by social justice, and what has literacy got to do with this? This book explores the positive synergies between critical literacy and place-conscious pedagogy. Through rich classroom research it introduces and demonstrates how a synthesis of insights from theories of space and place and... more...

  • Neoliberal Education Reformby Sarah A. Robert

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    The restructuring of teaching is a global issue, the result of a transnational movement of policy. Gender shapes the occupational reform and binds the global-to-the-local movement of reform ideas. Gender is also implicated in how policy is done and how it leads to particular outcomes. This volume examines the behind-the-scenes work done to make sense... more...

  • Places of Learningby Elizabeth Ellsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book takes a close look at places of learning located outside of schools, yet deeply concerned with the experience of the learning self. It explores what it might mean to think of pedagogy not in relation to knowledge as a "thing made," but to knowledge in the making. more...