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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Educational Justiceby Howard Ryan

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 19.55

    That education should instill and nurture democracy is an American truism. Yet organizations such as the Business Roundtable, together with conservative philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Walmart?s owners, the Waltons, have been turning public schools into corporate mills. Their top-down programs, such as Common Core State Standards, track, judge,... more...

  • Literacy as Moral Obligation among African Americans in the Rural Southeastby Amy Johnson Lachuk

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    This book uses life history narratives of African Americans to address how individuals experience literacy in response to their self, others, and their temporal context within one community in the rural southeastern United States. Lachuk argues how literacy is understood as a moral obligation, a means for mobility, and a way of creating a communion... more...

  • Expanding Elementary Teacher Education through Service-Learningby Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell; Tynisha D. Meidl

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 19.99

    The goal of this handbook is to offer teacher educators a blue print for strengthening and extending traditional literacy field experiences to include service-learning components. As literacy teacher educators, Sulentic Dowell and Meidl demonstrate how teacher education can be transformed to include more authentic, meaningful, and preparatory field... more...

  • Not for Profitby Martha C. Nussbaum; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking... more...

  • Nordic Social Pedagogical Approach to Early Yearsby Charlotte Ringsmose; Grethe Kragh-Müller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 97.97

    This book studies the major characteristics of the social pedagogical approach to early childhood education and care. It does so by investigating the distinctive elements of the Nordic approach and tradition. The cultural, educational, and ideological structures and values within the Nordic tradition indicate a strong ?social pedagogical? rather than... more...

  • Journey to Ethnographic Researchby Leah Shagrir

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 46.80

    This book describes a researcher's journey to carry out an ethnographic study. It serves as a tool to spread the use of ethnographic research, and to clarify the difficulties, challenges, solutions, and advantages ethnographic researchers encounter. The book describes how the various stops along the way allowed investigation of the research area from... more...

  • Under-three Year Olds in Policy and Practiceby E. Jayne White; Carmen Dalli

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09

    The first book in the series Policy and Pedagogy with Under-three year olds: Cross Disciplinary insights and innovations establishes a path for the much-needed examination of the experiences of infants and toddlers in contemporary educational settings across the globe.  Bringing together internationally renowned scholars in the field, it starts... more...

  • Exploring Emotions, Aesthetics and Wellbeing in Science Education Researchby Alberto Bellocchi; Cassie Quigley; Kathrin Otrel-Cass

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book addresses new research directions focusing on the emotional and aesthetic nature of teaching and learning science informing more general insights about wellbeing.  It considers methodological traditions including those informed by philosophy, sociology, psychology and education and how they contribute to our understanding of science... more...

  • Bildungsaufstiege mit Migrationshintergrundby Javier A. Carnicer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 36.59

    Dieses Buch befasst sich mit Bildungsaufsteigern türkischer Herkunft und den meist hohen Erwartungen ihrer Eltern. Auf der Grundlage von biografischen Interviews mit Eltern und Söhnen rekonstruiert Javier A. Carnicer die erfolgreichen Bildungslaufbahnen als die Fortführung des Projekts des sozialen Aufstiegs, das die Eltern mit ihrer Migration angetreten... more...

  • Edusemiotics ? A Handbookby Inna Semetsky

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09

    Edusemiotics is a pioneering area of study that connects semiotics ? the science of signs ? with educational theory and the philosophy of education. This volume reflects cutting-edge research by scholars in education and in semiotics worldwide, bridging the two discourses to present the state of the art in this new transdisciplinary field.  ... more...