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  • My Schoolby Lesley Scanlon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Education issues feature almost daily in print media, online, on the radio and on television, much of which focuses on the perceived deficits of students and teachers. Singled out for special attention are low socio-economic status (SES) schools which are frequently characterised by teachers and students with little investment in learning and teaching.... more...

  • Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace Educationby William Timpson; Elavie Ndura; Apollinaire Bangayimbaga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    When the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States occurred?causing that nation to wage wars of revenge in Afghanistan and Iraq?the people of Burundi were recovering from nearly forty years of violence, genocide and civil wars that had killed nearly one million and produced another million refugees. Here in this small East African nation, one... more...

  • Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Societyby Vicky Duckworth; Gordon Ade-Ojo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the use of literacy theories to inform policy and practice,... more...

  • Universities in the Flux of Timeby Paul Gibbs; Oili-Helena Ylijoki; Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela; Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Higher education and the institution of the university exist in time, their essential nature now continually subject to change: change in students, in knowledge, in structure and in their own communities and those they service. These changes are accompanied by a quickening of time, leading to a heightened intensity of academic life. Yet the nature... more...

  • Five Paradigms for Educationby Ted Newell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Newell compares the fundamental assumptions of five major worldviews of education and their implications for classroom practice, incorporating history and case studies and posing questions about the limits and benefits of employing each today. more...

  • Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities in UK Educationby Hilary McQueen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Top scholars systematically explore roles, rights, and responsibilities of major participants in UK education: the government, the educators, the learners, and the parents. They investigate the inequalities produced by their current arrangement and look into how changing these arrangements might lead to different outcomes for all involved. more...

  • Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities in UK Educationby Hilary McQueen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Top scholars systematically explore roles, rights, and responsibilities of major participants in UK education: the government, the educators, the learners, and the parents. They investigate the inequalities produced by their current arrangement and look into how changing these arrangements might lead to different outcomes for all involved. more...

  • Preparing Teachers of Color to Teachby Conra D. Gist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    A rich, comparative case study systematically exploring two program approaches for preparing teachers of color, Gist's work explores culturally responsive pedagogy as a strategy for organizing teacher education. 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...

  • Shaping School Cultureby Terrence E. Deal; Kent D. Peterson

    Wiley 2010; US$ 29.00

    A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson address the latest thinking on organizational culture and change and offer new ideas and strategies on how stories, rituals, traditions, and other cultural practices can be used to... more...