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  • Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schoolingby Miguel Pereyra; Barry Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the ?linguistic turn,? with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions such as schools, and a medium for translating knowledge into elements of power for processes of social regulation. Drawing on the work and... more...

  • Education and the Stateby Carla Aubry; Michael Geiss; Veronika Magyar-Haas; Jürgen Oelkers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In most countries in the world, school education is the business of the state. Even if forms and functions differ, the imparting of elementary knowledge is universally regarded as a public function. Yet this is neither self-evident nor self-explanatory. The degree of involvement of state agencies in the supervision, financing and organization of the... 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...

  • The State And The Schoolby John Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95

    There was once agreement that education was too important to be left to politicians; now the view is that education is too important to be left to teachers. With this in mind, this book examines the role of the state in education in many different countries and cultures. more...

  • Policy as Practiceby Margaret Sutton

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 132.00

    This volume brings together scholars working on ethnographic policy studies to debate and provisionally chart the methodological and theoretical parameters of such a project. It is divided into three sections on theory, methods, and experiences, and features field experiences and case studies. more...

  • Think Scenarios, Rethink Educationby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00

    What happens in education today will affect the lives of individuals and the health of whole communities for decades to come. Yet educational decision-making is mostly about dealing with pressing immediate issues or seeking more efficient ways of maintaining established practice, rather than about shaping the long term. How to redress the balance?... more...

  • Extending Educational Changeby Andy Hargreaves

    Springer 2007; US$ 52.95

    Deals with the idea and necessity of extending educational change - conceptually and in action. This volume (part of 4 volumes) is the second section in the "International Handbook of Educational Change". It is a collection of the important ideas and evidence of educational change. more...

  • The Roots of Educational Changeby Ann Lieberman

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.95

    Part of the "International Handbook of Educational Change", this volume deals with issues, such as educational innovation, reform, restructuring, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management. It is useful for school leaders, system administration, teacher leaders, consultants, facilitators, and educational researchers. more...

  • Complexityby Tom P. Abeles

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    We are at a seminal transition point for many institutions. The dinosaurs took millennia to disappear or transform. We should not expect the period of transformation for universities to take that long. And, as with some dinosaurs, we should expect that some will survive relatively unchanged. But for most, in a world made global by the electronic network,... more...

  • Transforming education policyby Philip A. Woods

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    This topical book argues that a new paradigm is emerging in education, in relation to the economic crisis. It is part of a more general trend to organisational democracy and the onus for change rests with teachers, heads, parents, community members, educational sponsors and partners. more...