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  • Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Educationby Fergal Finnegan; Barbara Merrill; Camilla Thunborg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on the voices and experiences of non-traditional students in European higher education. It examines the impact that access to higher education is having on these students? lives and discusses what this tells us about European education and society. In particular, it explores the multi-dimensional nature of inequality in varied national... more...

  • Academic Capitalismby Richard Münch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the scientific community. The result is a sharpening institutional... more...

  • Higher Education Choice in Chinaby Xiaoming Sheng

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Much of the existing research on parental involvement and higher education choice examines the difference between the working class and the middle class, but little literature looks at different factions within the social classes. This book discusses higher education choice in China, particularly through the examination of social issues such as social... more...

  • Pedagogy of Solidarityby Paulo Freire; Ana Maria Araújo Freire; Walter F de Oliveira; Henry A Giroux; Donaldo Macedo

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 84.00

    Famous Brazilian educational and social theorist Paulo Freire presents his ideas on the importance of community solidarity in moving toward social justice in schools and society. In a set of talks and interviews shortly before his death, Freire addresses issues not often highlighted in his work, such as globalization, post-modern fatalism, and the... more...

  • Bulgariaby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 39.00

    Science and technology (S&T) are of vital importance to every country, large or small, in developing a knowledge-based economy. The success of S&T in leading countries is derived from science policies that encourage long-sighted programmes and are closely linked to pro-active budgetary controls. more...

  • Education and Social Justiceby Joseph Zajda

    Springer 2006; US$ 135.00

    Explores the problematic relationship between education, social justice and the State, against the background of comparative education research. This book critiques the status quo of stratified school systems, and the unequal disctribution of cultural capital and value added schooling. more...

  • 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 beroepsoriëntatie van leerlingen variëren 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...

  • Place- and Community-Based Education in Schoolsby Gregory A. Smith; David Sobel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Place- and community-based education ? an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local ? addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people?s attention beyond the classroom to the world... more...

  • Beyond Social Inclusionby Alan France

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    The six papers in this e-book emerge from The Centre for Research in Social Policy’s (CRSP) 25th Anniversary conference Beyond Social Inclusion: Towards a More Equal Society?, held at Loughborough University in January 2009. The papers in this collection bring together a sociological analysis of social policy. All the papers draw upon and use... more...

  • Recognizing and Serving Low-Income Students in Higher Educationby Adrianna Kezar

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This contributed volume uncovers the biases that prevent post-secondary institutions from serving low-income students and offers guidance for adopting policies and practices to help these students thrive. more...