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  • Back to the Futureby Maria Assunção Flores; Ana Amélia Carvalho; Fernando Ilídio Ferreira; Maria Teresa Vilaça

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Schools and teachers are facing various challenges in a rapidly changing world. In such circumstances, discussing and sharing concerns of mutual interest regarding policy, practice and research is crucial to creating more sophisticated understandings of the various challenges as a first step in the improvement of education. While the future should... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • How Schools Do Policyby Stephen J Ball; Meg Maguire; Annette Braun

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be ?implemented? by schools. In response to this, a great deal of attention... more...

  • Reforming Educationby Benjamin Levin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95

    Ambitious programs of education reform have been introduced by many governments around the world. Reforming Education is an important study of large-scale education reform in five different settings: England, New Zealand, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Manitoba and the US state of Minnesota. The book looks at a variety of reforms covering:... more...

  • Learning through Collaborative Researchby Noel F. McGinn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book covers the seven-year project involving China, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and the US, to show how collaborative research can help expand worldwide knowledge of education. 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...

  • 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...

  • Education Between State, Markets, and Civil Societyby Heinz-Dieter Meyer; William Lowe Boyd

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 105.00

    *How should education be organized in pluralistic and multicultural societies? *What are the roles in education of civil society, markets, governments, and the family? *How can the idea of the civil society help to reorient education policy discussions that are sometimes stuck in either-or juxtapositions of "market versus government" or "individualism... 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... 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...