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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Education policymaking is traditionally seen as a domestic political process. The job of deciding where students will be educated, what they will be taught, who will teach them, and how it will be paid for clearly rests with some mix of district, state, and national policymakers. This book seeks to show how global trends have produced similar changes... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
The phenomenon of "travelling reforms" has become an object of great professional interest and intensive academic scrutiny. The fact that the same set of educational reforms is transferred from one country to another made scholars wonder whether policy transfer has increased as a result of globalization. But also the fact that policy makers increasingly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95
The State and the Politics of Knowledge extends the insightful arguments Michael Apple provided in Educating the "Right" Way in new and truly international directions. Arguing that schooling is, by definition, political, Apple and his co-authors move beyond a critical analysis to describe numerous ways of interrupting dominance and creating truly... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00
This e-book explores the ways in which public policy can be used to move forward agendas that promote access to educational opportunities for marginalized populations from many vantage points. The underlying premise of the issue is that public policy must employ a framework that takes into account the experiences of marginalized groups in educational... more...