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  • Privilegeby Shamus Rahman Khan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. In Privilege... more...

  • The Politics of Knowledge in Educationby Elizabeth Rata

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social constructionist pedagogy compounds the problem, and examines... more...

  • Of Human Potential (Routledge Revivals)by Israel Scheffler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. First published... more...

  • Diversity and Educationby Richard H. Milner

    Charles C Thomas 2008; US$ 45.95

    Diversity and Education: Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education exemplifies many of the major concepts and principles of multicultural education, individually and collectively. The goal of the book is to move beyond the surface to more deeply explore the intersections of diversity, equity and education. Theoretical, empirical, and practical discussion... more...

  • Key Issues in Education Policyby Stephen Ward; Christine E Eden

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 39.00

    This book looks at state involvement in education and education policy. It explains the role of education policy in the context of the general direction of government policy, politics and the economy. more...

  • Kompetenzen der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklungby Inka Bormann; Gerhard de Haan

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 15.16

    In aktuellen OECD- und UNESCO-Dokumenten sowie dem Nationalen Aktionsplan für die UN-Dekade "Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung" wird gefordert, Kriterien und Standards zu entwickeln, mit denen die Qualität von nachhaltigkeitsbezogenen Bildungsprozessen weiter konkretisiert und der Kompetenzerwerb in formellen und informellen Kontexten festgestellt... more...

  • Biografie, Schule und Geschlechtby Davina Höblich

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 17.83

    Wie gestalten sich Lehrer-Schüler-Beziehungen an Waldorfschulen? Dieses Buch rekonstruiert empirisch das Passungsverhältnis von Schülerbiografie und Schulkultur als das Zusammenspiel von schulischen Erwartungsstrukturen und biografischen Verarbeitungen seitens der SchülerInnen und LehrerInnen. Dabei werden die Einflüsse von Schule auf die Geschlechtersozialisation... more...

  • Knowledge, Pedagogy and Societyby Daniel Frandji; Philippe Vitale

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Over the course of the late-twentieth century Basil Bernstein pioneered an original approach to educational phenomena, taking seriously questions regarding the transmission, distribution and transformation of knowledge as no other before had done. Arguing tirelessly for change, more than any other British sociologist it is Bernstein who presents to... more...

  • Judith Butler: Pädagogische Lektürenby Norbert Ricken; Nicole Balzer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 15.16

    Wie kaum eine andere Philosophin provoziert Judith Butler gegenwärtig die Diskussion zentraler Kategorien wie Körper, Identität und Anerkennung, indem sie verbreitete und nicht selten festgefahrene Denkgewohnheiten irritiert und dekonstruiert. Die Beiträge des Bandes suchen daher eine Lücke zu schließen, indem sie auch an die Arbeiten Judith Butlers... more...

  • But Don?t Call Me Whiteby Silvia Cristina Bettez

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 37.15

    Highlighting the words and experiences of 16 mixed race women (who have one white parent and one parent who is a person of color), Silvia Bettez exposes hidden nuances of privilege and oppression related to multiple positionalites associated with race, class, gender and sexuality. These women are ?secret agent insiders? to cultural Whiteness who provide... more...