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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Philosophies of Environmental Education and Democracyby Joseph Watras

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    The project examines how three prominent philosophers of education - William Torrey Harris, John Dewey, and Gregory Bateson - each developed a world view that provides a philosophical basis for environmental education. more...

  • Childhood Sexuality and AIDS Educationby Deevia Bhana

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Primary schoolchildren are frequently shielded from education on sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to protect their innocence. In countries like South Africa, where AIDS is particularly widespread, it is especially important to address prevention with younger boys and girls as active social agents with the capacity to engage... more...

  • Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futuresby Ciaran Burke

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    In a time of too many graduates for too few jobs, and in a context where applicants have similar levels of educational capital, what other factors influence graduate career trajectories? Based on the life history interviews of graduates and framed through a Bourdieusian sociological lens, Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures explores the continuing... more...

  • Education and Social Dynamicsby Arnd-Michael Nohl; R. Nazli Somel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Education and Social Dynamics offers a new approach to analyzing curriculum change by investigating the entanglement of education and society in markedly heterogeneous Turkey, which has recently witnessed nation-wide curriculum reforms. While the new curriculum has attempted to homogenize all Turkish primary schools since 2005, Nohl and Somel, drawing... more...

  • Experiential Learning in Philosophyby Julinna Oxley; Ramona Ilea

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In this volume, Julinna Oxley and Ramona Ilea bring together essays that examine and defend the use of experiential learning activities to teach philosophical terms, concepts, arguments, and practices. Experiential learning emphasizes the importance of student engagement outside the traditional classroom structure. Service learning, studying abroad,... more...

  • The Afrocentric Praxis of Teaching for Freedomby Joyce E. King; Ellen E. Swartz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    The Afrocentric Praxis of Teaching for Freedom explains and illustrates how an African worldview, as a platform for culture-based teaching and learning, helps educators to retrieve African heritage and cultural knowledge which have been historically discounted and decoupled from teaching and learning. The book has three objectives: To exemplify... more...

  • Educating African American Studentsby Gloria Swindler Boutte

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Focused on preparing educators to teach African American students, this straightforward and teacher-friendly text features a careful balance of published scholarship, a framework for culturally relevant and critical pedagogy, research-based case studies of model teachers, and tested culturally relevant practical strategies and actionable steps teachers... more...

  • Narratives of Doctoral Studies in Science Educationby Shirley Simon; Christina Ottander; Ilka Parchmann

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book explores the ways in which small scale research studies arise from issues of practice, and how they are conceptualised, theorised and implemented using a variety of methodological approaches and frameworks. The narratives written by thirteen doctoral students tell real stories of projects and challenges that researchers face when making... more...

  • Understanding Student Learning (Routledge Revivals)by Noel Entwistle; Paul Ramsden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1983, Understanding Student Learning provides an in-depth analysis of students? learning methods in higher education, at the time. It examines the extent to which these learning methods reflected the teaching, assessment and individual personalities of the students involved. The book contains interviews with students, experiments... more...

  • Sociology of Educationby Tomas Boronski; Nasima Hassan

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 34.00

    Examines education from a sociological perspective and provides students with an insight into the ways in which sociology can help us to understand some of the key debates in education today. more...