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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Each Dayby Z. Vance Wilson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 24.99

    In vibrant prose, Z. Vance Wilson offers insight to anyone, whether parent or teacher, responsible for guiding children on the joyous, difficult, and ever-unpredictable path to becoming their best selves intellectually, socially, morally, and spiritually. With judiciousness, good will, and humor (all sharpened as head of a leading boys' school in... more...

  • Thinking with the Dancing Brainby Sandra C. Minton; Rima Faber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 29.99

    As seasoned dancers and dance educators, Minton and Faber approach brain function from inside the body as embodiment of thought. Their collection of neurological research about the thought processes in learning and performing dance encompasses a vision of dance as creative art, communication, education, and life. The book informs neuroscientists,... more...

  • Mixed Ability Groupingby Charles Bailey; David Bridges

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The book, first published in 1983, explores the argument that justifies mixed ability groupings in schools and the consequences of practicing the different justificatory arguments. The issues to be dealt with by staff making decisions about grouping arrangements in their schools are clearly worked out from basic principles rooted in social philosophy.... more...

  • Understanding Educational Aimsby Colin Wringe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    This text, first published in 1988, examines the underlying rationale of educational aims as applied to individual pupils, social policies and supposedly intrinsic values. This book explores traditional educational aims such as developing the potential and autonomy of individuals or the promotion of rationality as well as more contemporary and often... more...

  • Religious Education and Religious Understandingby Raymond Holley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1978, introduces readers to the topic of the philosophy of religious education in a way which demands little philosophical expertise on their part. It puts forward a particular theory of religious education in such a way that most of the major questions are faced and sufficient answers given to enable readers to examine... more...

  • Critical Thinking and Educationby John E. McPeck

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The skills of ?critical thinking? occupy a contentious place in debates on education. It is of course widely recognised that education must consist of more than an unreasoning accumulation of facts and skills, and that modern society demands a highly-developed critical awareness to cope with its ever-increasing complexities. Yet the very term ?critical... more...

  • Education and Knowledgeby Kevin Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    In this book, first published in 1979, Kevin Harris explores the idea that in capitalist liberal democracies formal education functions essentially not to reveal reality, but rather to transmit to each new generation a structured misrepresentation of reality. In defence of this controversial and thought-provoking view, the author argues that all knowledge... more...

  • Modernes Leben ? Leben in der Moderneby Stefan Busse; Kornelia Beer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 21.70

    Es geht es um die Frage, wie sich die gegenwärtige Moderne, die soziologisch gern auch als Post-, Spät-, Zweite oder reflexive Moderne apostrophiert wird, in ihren unterschiedlichen Facetten darstellt. Die Widersprüchlichkeit und Ambivalenz dessen, was heute als 'modern' behauptet, inszeniert und erlebt wird, nehmen die Beiträge aus unterschiedlichen... more...

  • Programmatik und Praxis der Schulentwicklungby Daniel Goldmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 37.75

    Daniel Goldmann rekonstruiert als zentrales Phänomen schulischer Entwicklungspraxis eine hohe Differenz- und Konfliktvermeidung unter Lehrkräften, die die schulentwicklungsbezogenen Aushandlungen stark limitiert. Erklärt wird dieses Phänomen über die mangelnde formale Verfasstheit der Organisation Schule als ein zentrales Bezugsproblem von Schulentwicklung.... more...

  • The Growth Mindset Coachby Annie Brock; Heather Hundley

    Ulysses Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    A COMPLETE AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE FOR INSPIRING EVERY STUDENT WITH THE POWER OF GROWTH MINDSET Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students? potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset classroom,... more...