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  • 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...

  • A Body of Writing, 1990-1999by Bronwyn Davies

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 31.99

    Weaving together her most influential writings of the 1990s, Bronwyn Davies offers a unique engagement with poststructuralism that defies the boundaries between theory and embodied practice. Whereas poststructuralists are often accused of excessive abstraction, Davies' sophisticated and nuanced discussions of subjectivity, agency, epistemology, feminism,... more...

  • Getting Into Collegeby Frank Leana

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    In his manual, Leana provides both broad and very specific advice and information that will help high school students gain admission to the college of their choice. It discusses the role of parents, the special problems foreign students face, transfer admissions, using summer vacations to best advantage, and the student with a learning disability.... more...

  • School Behaviour and Familiesby Sue Roffey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This book focuses on the relationship that schools have with parents and carers, especially in the early stages of behavioral difficulty. It aims to promote the best possible partnership with parents in what is often a sensitive and emotionally fraught situation. It contains an overview of the context and a general theoretical framework for... more...

  • Managing People and Teamsby Chris Ashman; Sandy Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    Making management ideas easy to grasp, the Managing in the Early Years  series provides practical advice on management theory and practice. Focusing on all aspects of staff assessment and the importance of creating an effective childcare environment, this book: includes advice on grounding the approaches to good management in the values of excellent... more...

  • Culture and Educational Policy in Hawai'iby Maenette K.P. A Benham; Ronald H. Heck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This comprehensive educational history of public schools in Hawai'i shows and analyzes how dominant cultural and educational policy have affected the education experiences of Native Hawaiians. Drawing on institutional theory as a scholarly lens, the authors focus on four historical cases representing over 150 years of contact with the West. They carefully... more...

  • Guest Editor'S Introduction Es V40#1by Abraham P. DeLeon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Educational Policy and the Mission Schoolsby Brian Holmes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    Originally published 1967, this title reveals how the missionaries, so often misguided and short-sighted, were in fact pioneers of modernization, science and freedom. The structure of the book allows for comparative analysis and the volume illustrates how some of the social consequences of action through the schools could be foreseen. In addition... more...

  • Education as Historyby Harold Silver

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    Originally published 1983.This book explores the nature of the social history of education. It examines what aspects of the history of education have been neglected and why. The themes explored include the relationship between education and the emergence of social science, the reputations of educationists, expectations of higher education in... more...

  • Education Since 1800by Ivor Morrish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    Originally published in 1970, this volume provides a survey of the wide field of the development of education since 1800.  The book is structured as follows: Part One: The General Development of Popular Education English Elementary Education, the Development of Primary Education, English Secondary Education Part Two:... more...