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  • 'Die Stammutter aller guten Schulen'by Jörn Garber

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    The 18th century was also known as the Pedagogical Century. In 1774, Dessau saw philanthropists founding the first reformed school dedicated to the principles of the Enlightenment. The philanthropists revolutionised teaching by designing a child-centred learning strategy. They no longer wished to impart the learning of scholars but to provide... more...

  • International Handbook of Educational Policyby Kenneth Leithwood; David Livingstone

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 999.00

    This handbook is for policy researchers, analysts, academics and graduate students interested in educational policy, educational reform, educational governance and leadership, teacher quality, literacy, and workplace learning. This handbook is the only one of its kind. It has over fifty chapters written by nearly ninety leading researchers from a number... more...

  • Neo-Liberalism, Globalization and Human Capital Learningby Emery J. Hyslop-Margison; Alan M. Sears

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 179.00

    With a highly accessible and lucid text this book reviews the political shift toward neo-liberal ideology and explores its tremendous impact on education. It maps out in careful detail the theoretical foundations of democratic citizenship by asking the question: What does it mean to learn and live in a democracy and what responsibilities, capacities... more...

  • Education Across Bordersby James Fegan; Malcolm H. Field

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    This book offers both a theoretical collection of ideas and real insight into the politics, policies, and legislation that surround across-border interactions. And it puts a greater emphasis on South-North interactions rather than the usual North-South flow. more...

  • The Retreat from Public Educationby Orit Ichilov

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 129.00

    This book first offers a general analysis of the social and educational consequences of the privatization of schools. Then, as a case study for the role of public schooling in nation building, it specifically analyzes the public education system of Israel. more...

  • Education in Political Scienceby Anja P. Jakobi; Kerstin Martens; Klaus Dieter Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This pioneering volume is devoted to the analysis of education from the perspective of political science, applying the full range of the discipline?s analytical perspectives and methodological tools. The contributions demonstrate how education policy can be explored systematically from a variety of political science perspectives: comparative politics,... more...

  • Power, Voice and the Public Goodby Rodney K.M. Hopson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 99.95

    Shows how education and schooling respond to and are driven by larger global networks, demands, and discourses are explored. This book addresses ways of looking at the hope and promise of education and schooling in spite of the advent, realities, and comp more...

  • Globalizing Education, Educating the Localby Ian Stronach

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a critical and deconstructive account of global discourses on education, arguing that these overblown ?hypernarratives? are neither economically, technically nor philosophically defensible. Nor even sane. Their ?mythic economic instrumentalism? mimic rather than meet the economic needs of global capitalism in ways that the Crash... more...

  • Anarchism and Educationby Judith Suissa

    PM Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Arguing that the central role of educational practice in anarchist theory and activism has been overlooked by many theorists, this examination of contemporary educational philosophy counters the assertion that anarchism reflects a naïve or overly optimistic view of human nature. By articulating the philosophical underpinnings of anarchist thought... more...

  • The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymakingby Alexander W. Wiseman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 144.95

    The chapters in this volume will: discuss the uses of international achievement study results as a tool for national progress as well as an obstacle; provide recommendations for ways that international achievement data can be used in real-world policymaking situations; and discuss what the future of international achievement studies holds. more...