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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leading Diverse Schoolsby Jim Ryan

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 69.99

    This book explores the challenges that school administrators face in ethnically diverse contexts. Based on an empirical study, it shows how principals do or do not promote inclusive practices in their schools. This volume is the first of its kind to specifically target school administrators and ethnic diversity. It will be of interest to school administrators,... more...

  • Spaced Out: Policy, Difference and the Challenge of Inclusive Educationby F. Armstrong

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 59.99

    This is an extremely important book containing a wealth of ideas and insights and raising important questions for discussion and further exploration. In a lucid and cogently argued analysis, the author both challenges dominant ideas and interp- tations and provides some alternative innovatory perspectives. These include, the making and meaning of policy;... more...

  • Contextualizing Inclusive Educationby David Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Inclusive education is a complex and problematic concept that raises many questions. A team of prominent academics present fresh and critical perspectives on these issues, drawing upon their global resources and knowledge. The over-arching theme of this book is that social, political, economic and cultural contexts play a central role in determining... 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...

  • Faith Schoolsby Jo Cairns; Roy Gardner; Denis Lawton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95

    Until fairly recently the separation of pupils according to religion was felt to be compatible with a comprehensive education. That consensus no longer holds and there is a strong positive lobby either to absorb faith schools altogether within the state system or at least to dilute their membership ensuring they include children from other faiths,... more...