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  • 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...

  • Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africaby John Higgins; J.M. Coetzee

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 46.99

    This book argues that the core content of academic freedom?the principle of supporting and extending open intellectual enquiry?is essential to realizing the full public value of higher education. John Higgins emphasizes the central role that the humanities, and the particular forms of argument and analysis they embody, bring to this task. 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...

  • 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...

  • Organisieren von Freiheitby Springer Fachmedien

    Springer Fachmedien 2010; US$ 59.99

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  • Education Policyby Richard Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95

    Education Policy sees 12 philosophers of education critique current and recent UK educational policies relating to higher education and faith-based education, assessment, the teaching of reading, vocational and civic education, teacher education, the influence of Europe and the idea of the ‘Big Society’. Twelve philosophers of education... more...

  • Policy-Making in Educationby Miriam Ben-Peretz

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 28.99

    This book is based on the notion that an adequate response to globalization challenges requires a holistic approach to several different dimensions - immigration, technology, economy, and environment - as well as effective collaboration and coordination among the central domains of education: curriculum, teaching, and teacher education. more...