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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • You Are Not Specialby David Jr. McCullough

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.'s popular commencement speech?a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube? You Are (Not) Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. Children today, says David McCullough?high school English... more...

  • Congratulations, by the wayby George Saunders

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.00

    Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders?s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead... more...

  • Badass Teachers Unite!by Mark Naison

    Haymarket Books 2014;

    Mark Naison exposes how dominant Education Reform policies destabilize low income communities. more...

  • Supporting Spellingby Sylvia Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Sylvia Edwards' book concentrates on enhancing the spelling skills of the pupils whom you support; analyzing how you can develop their spelling skills, offering advise and guidance on a variety of learning styles, and a breakdown of spelling principles. more...

  • Reason and Teaching (Routledge Revivals)by Israel Scheffler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This title, first published in 1973, brings together a variety of papers by Israel Scheffler, one of America?s leading educational philosophers. The essays each stress the importance of critical thought and independent judgement to the organization of educational activities. In the first section, Scheffler adopts a metaphilosophical approach, emphasizing... more...

  • Cognitive Perspectives on Peer Learningby Angela M. O'Donnell; Alison King

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The contribution of this volume to the literature on peer learning is its focus on approaches that reflect a common concern with cognitive processes based in developmental, information processing, or more generally, constructivist perspectives on peer learning. Although the clear importance of the social context of peer learning is not ignored, the... more...

  • Critical Issues in Peace and Educationby Peter Pericles Trifonas; Bryan Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This collection asks theorists and educational practitioners from around the world influenced by the schools of feminist pedagogy, critical pedagogy, anti-racist or postcolonial pedagogy, and gay and lesbian pedagogy to reflect upon the possibilities of articulating a "curriculum of difference" that critically examines the cross-cultural issues of... more...

  • Gender, Class and Education (Routledge Revivals)by Stephen Walker; Len Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1983, Gender, Class and Education is a collection of papers that formed presentations at the Westhill Sociology of Education Conference in January 1982, and is the fifth such collection to emerge from the annual conference. The conference theme, ?Race, Class and Gender?, was not only chosen because of its topicality, but also... more...

  • To Thinkby Frank Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Social Linguistics and Literaciesby James Paul Gee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In its first edition, Social Linguistics and Literacies was a major contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary field of sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, and was one of the founding texts of the ?New Literacy Studies?. This book serves as a classic introduction to the study of language, learning and literacy in their social,... more...