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  • Advancing Equity and Achievement in Diverse U.S. Schoolsby Camille M. Wilson; Sonya Douglass Horsford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Advancing Equity and Achievement in America?s Diverse Schools illustrates how educators, students, families and community partners can work in strategic ways to build on social, cultural, and ethnic diversity to advance educational equity and achievement. By drawing on the latest data on demographic change, constructions of culture and cultural... more...

  • Learning and Collective Creativityby Annalisa Sannino; Viv Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book brings together leading representatives of activity-theoretically-oriented and socioculturally-oriented research around the world, to discuss creativity as a collective endeavour strongly related to learning to face the societal challenges of our world. As history shows, major accomplishments in arts and technological innovations have allowed... more...

  • Education Religionby Keith Watson; William I. Ozanne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In most countries, whether secular or otherwise, education and religion are closely interlinked and no matter how hard the state tries, it can be very difficult to remove the ties between them. This book investigates the links between education, religion and politics. The dominant feature in creating a common culture between peoples, each of... more...

  • Towards a Theory of Schoolingby David Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1989, Towards a Theory of Schooling explores and debates the relationship between school and society. It examines the form and function of one of humankind?s most important social institutions, following the cutting edge of pedagogic innovation from mainland Europe through the British Isles to the USA. more...

  • Childminder: Study in Action Researchby Brian Jackson; Sonia Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1979, this book is based on a national survey that was commissioned by the Social Science Research Council and on action to help childminders funded by the Wates Foundation at Manchester University, UK. It evaluates the number and nature of the childminders in Britain that were looking after the nation?s children in the 70s. more...

  • Starting Schoolby Brian Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    First published in 1979, this book considers the culture of a multi-racial community through the eyes of six children about to start school. These Children enter school in search of a multi-cultural society, and a sympathetic appraisal is made of what happens to them as they face such initially daunting prospects as the classroom, television and the... more...

  • Moving Beyond Boundaries Disability Studiesby Michele Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    What challenges are posed by changing transnational trends, agendas and movements that affect disabled people?s lives, and what can disabled people, their representative organisations and their governments do to advance the agenda for self-determination and inclusion? This book draws together the writing of academics and activists to depict the experience... more...

  • Distance Education: New Perspectivesby Keith Harry; Magnus John; Desmond Keegan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Although distance education has developed rapidly over the past decade, writing on the subject is still scattered over a diverse range of often inaccessible sources. This book brings together a selection of the best writing on distance education in recent years, and is an essential reference for all who work in the field. more...

  • Humor, Laughter and Human Flourishingby Mordechai Gordon

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This book is a philosophical investigation of the significance of humor and laughter, examining its relation to other human phenomena including truth, nihilism, dreams, friendship, intimacy, aesthetic experience, self-transcendence and education. The author addresses the relative neglect of humor and laughter among philosophers of education with this... more...

  • What Successful Principals Doby Franzy Fleck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Here are practical insights from an experienced principal about how to run a successful school. Organized into three sections (Beginning the School Year, During the School Year, and Ending the School Year) these tips are powerful and attainable. Each one is introduced by an inspiring quote, followed by practical advice on how to implement the strategy.... more...