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  • Ethics and Education Researchby Rachel Brooks; Kitty te Riele; Meg Maguire

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 38.00

    With contributions from across the globe, this is the first book of its kind to focus specifically on the ethics of education research. Part of the popular BERA/SAGE Research methods in Education series.  more...

  • Learning and Education in Developing Countriesby Daniel A. Wagner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This comprehensive and up-to-date review of learning and educational quality in developing countries, written by 16 highly knowledgeable specialists from around the world, provides policymakers and researchers accessible perspectives with the Millennium Development Goals in mind. more...

  • Improving Survey Methods: Lessons from Recent Researchby Uwe Engel; Ben Jann; Peter Lynn; Annette Scherpenzeel; Patrick Sturgis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This state-of-the-art volume provides insight into the recent developments in survey research. It covers topics like: survey modes and response effects, bio indicators and paradata, interviewer and survey error, mixed-mode panels, sensitive questions, conducting web surveys and access panels, coping with non-response, and handling missing data.?The... more...

  • Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Changeby Hazel Reid; Linden West

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto/biographical research to examine the role of narrative and how it can be constructed to... more...

  • Chinese students? Writing in Englishby Maria Leedham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written English corpus - a large corpus of proficient undergraduate student writing collected in the UK in the early 2000s - this study explores Chinese... more...

  • Lesson Studyby Peter Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book introduces readers to the development of Lesson Study (LS) in the UK, making historical connections to the growth of Lesson Study in Japan, East Asia, the US and Europe. It explains how to conduct LS in schools and educational institutions, providing examples of compelling, externally evaluated impact outcomes for both primary learners and... more...

  • Demythologizing Educational Reformsby Arthur T. Costigan; Leslee Grey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school?s role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of privatization. In this volume, the editors argue that this discussion has been co-opted to reflect the values and worldviews of special interest... more...

  • Crafting Scholarship in the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Writing, Reviewing, and Editingby Robert M. Milardo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Crafting Scholarship helps readers improve their writing and publishing success in academia. Framed within the context of the editorial and peer review process, the book explores writing, editing, and reviewing in academic publishing. As such it provides unique coverage of how successful writers work, how they manage criticism, and more. Examples... more...

  • Realising Learningby Keith Wood; Saratha Sithamparam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The best professional development for teachers focuses on issues they encounter in the classroom. It is collaborative, school-based, learning-focused and supports teachers in solving problems of pedagogy in context. Through lesson study teachers are empowered to make decisions to improve pedagogy, curriculum and assessment based on evidence of the... more...

  • Foucault and the Politics of Confession in Educationby Andreas Fejes; Katherine Nicoll

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In liberal, democratic and capitalist societies today, we are increasingly invited to disclose our innermost thoughts to others. We are asked to turn our gaze inwards, scrutinizing ourselves, our behaviours and beliefs, while talking and writing about ourselves in these terms. This form of disclosure of the self resonates with older forms of church... more...