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  • Leren of ontberen?by Herman G. van de Werfhorst

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 12.00

    Onderwijsinstitutionele kenmerken zoals de selectie van leerlingen in verschillende stromen, de leeftijd waarop dit gebeurt en de beroepsoriŽntatie van leerlingen variŽren sterk tussen landen. Er is vanuit de vergelijkende stratificatieliteratuur al veel bekend over de invloed van deze kenmerken op onderwijsongelijkheid en op de invloed van het onderwijs... more...

  • Knowledgeable Womenby Sara Delamont

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.00

    In Knowledgeable Women Sara Delamont traces the history of women's education and the elites it produces. She examines class and gender divisions in the structure and contest of education in Britain and the USA from 1850 to the present day. Her empirical focus is of course elites - especially elite women - but the justification for this is the belief... more...

  • Education, Knowledge and Truthby David Carr

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This collection aims to explore different conceptions of epistemological inquiry and their influence on pedagogy and the curricular content of primary and secondary education. It is arguable that curriculum policy makers have continued to subscribe to a foundationalist paradigm of rational educational planning. This is, however, considered largely... more...

  • Lessons for the Futureby Dr David Hicks; David Hicks

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand the nature of local and global change and the social... more...

  • The New Politics Of Race And Genderby Catherine Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    What can schools do to eliminate sexism and racism? By the 1990's with shifting demographics, disillusionment with conventional liberal policies and new political coalitions, the politics of race and gender requires new analyses. The chapters in this book demonstrate how the politics of race and gender enter into proposals for parental choice, business... more...

  • Individualism And Communityby Michael Peters; James Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    Examining, in the widest sense, the changes in political philosophy that have occurred in Western capitalist states since the early 1980s, this book focuses on the introduction of neo-liberal principles in the combined area of social and education policy. New Zealand presents a paradigm example of the neo-liberal shift in political philosophy. From... more...

  • Pedagogies of Differenceby Peter Pericles Trifonas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Peter Pericles Trifonas has assembled internationally acclaimed theorists and educational practitioners whose essays explore various constructions, representations, and uses of difference in educational contexts. These essays strive to bridge competing discourses of difference--for instance, feminist or anti-racist pedagogical models--to create a more... more...

  • Education, Gender And Anxietyby Jenny Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95

    This interdisciplinary text explores the scope for applying psychoanalytical ideas to gender inequalities that are inherent in the educational system. Although modern education aims to egalitarian and meritocratic, it is still true that in most cases it does not improve the life chances of girls to the extent that it ought to, or does for boys. Based... more...

  • Citizenship and Higher Educationby James Arthur; Karen Bohlin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    What are the obligations of the university to society and its communities? What are the virtues of university education? What are the university's ethical responsibilities to its students? The role of citizenship and civic responsibility in higher education is a highly contested yet crucial element of any consideration of the role of university in... more...

  • Men and the Classroomby Sheelagh Drudy; Maeve Martin; John O'Flynn; Mairide Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    The teaching of young children has long been dominated by women. This global phenomenon is firmly rooted in issues related to economic development, urbanization, the position of women in society, cultural definitions of masculinity and the values of children and childcare. Yet, amongst the media scare stories and moral panics about underachieving... more...