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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Holding Fast to Dreamsby Freeman A Hrabowski Iii

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    An education leader relates how his experiences with the civil rights movement led him to develop programs promoting educational success in science and technology for African Americans and others.   When Freeman Hrabowski was twelve years old, a civil rights leader visited his Birmingham, Alabama, church and spoke about a children?s march for civil... more...

  • Knowledge Hierarchies in Transnational Educationby Jing Qi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Transnational education seeks equivalence in standards and/or relevance of outcomes through the transfer of Western theories, concepts and methods. Utilising a critique-interpretative approach, Jing Qi argues that equivalence/relevance-oriented approaches to transnational education assume the legitimacy of the global knowledge hierarchy. Euro-American... more...

  • Citizenship Education and Migrant Youth in Chinaby Miao Li

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In East Asian economies such as China, recent mass rural-urban migration has created a new urban underclass, as have their children. However, their inclusion in urban public schools is a surprisingly slow process, and youth identities in newly industrialized countries remain largely neglected. Faced with monetary and institutional barriers, the majority... more...

  • Aristotelian Character Educationby Kristján Kristjánsson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book provides a reconstruction of Aristotelian character education, shedding new light on what moral character really is, and how it can be highlighted, measured, nurtured and taught in current schooling. Arguing that many recent approaches to character education understand character in exclusively amoral, instrumentalist terms, Kristjánsson... more...

  • Anxious Historiesby Jordana Silverstein

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    "[This book] addresses an extremely difficult and complex theme, one which (to my knowledge) has not been focused on in a sustained way before: the pedagogy of the Holocaust in Diaspora Jewish secondary schools, especially vis-a-vis Zionism. It contains fascinating material and much of the analysis is provocative and worthwhile." ˇ Jonathan Boyarin... more...

  • Dysconscious Racism, Afrocentric Praxis, and Education for Human Freedom: Through the Years I Keep on Toilingby Joyce E. King

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    A dynamic leader and visionary teacher/scholar, Joyce E. King has made important contributions to the knowledge base on preparing teachers for diversity, culturally connected teaching and learning, and inclusive transformative leadership for change, often in creative partnership with communities. Dr. King is internationally recognized for her innovative... more...

  • The Education of Radical Democracyby Sarah S. Amsler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity . The book draws on critical social theory and critical pedagogy to explain what enables and sustains work for radical democratization, and considers how we can begin such work... more...

  • Educating Adolescent Girls Around the Globeby Sandra L. Stacki; Supriya Baily

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    While many initial education benchmarks are being met, new and continuing challenges exist for adolescent girls in the developing world. Discrimination, violence, marginalization, and health-related issues prevail, making proper education at the middle school level crucial during this unique development time. As we continue to see the expectations... more...

  • Community Fieldwork in Teacher Educationby Heidi L Hallman; Melanie Burdick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In teacher education, field work in community-based spaces (including foster homes and programs for homeless youth) is frequently contrasted with "traditional" field experiences in classroom settings, where beginning teachers are immediately introduced to teacher-centered models of instruction. This volume works against such a model, presenting... more...