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  • The Educated Mindby Kieran Egan

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    The Educated Mind offers a bold and revitalizing new vision for today's uncertain educational system. Kieran Egan reconceives education, taking into account how we learn. He proposes the use of particular "intellectual tools"—such as language or literacy—that shape how we make sense of the world. These mediating tools generate successive... more...

  • Education, Science and Truthby Rasoul Nejadmehr

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book argues that the cardinal problem with contemporary education is that it does not have an adequate notion of truth underpinning it. Here, Nejadmehr formulates a new version of the concept of objectivity based on the inclusion of multiple perspectives, including ones from art, philosophy and marginalised groups. more...

  • Education Todayby OECD Publishing; Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 32.00

    This book presents OECD's main messages regarding the current state of education. Organised into nine sections, this report examines early childhood, schooling, transitions beyond initial education, higher education, adult education, lifelong learning, outcomes and returns, equity, and innovation. Each section offers both key findings and... more...

  • Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Educationby Mark Mason

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95

    A collection of scholarly essays, Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education provides an accessible theoretical introduction to the topic of complexity theory while considering its broader implications for educational change. Explains the contributions of complexity theory to philosophy of education, curriculum, and educational research... more...

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Policy and Practiceby Jennifer Lavia; Michele Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a space in which struggles for indigenous knowledge within communities are articulated, valued, heard, and responded to. The contributors develop critical understandings of the implications of changing policy and practice for those within and working with the educational organisations and communities. more...

  • The New Significance of Learningby Pádraig Hogan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Reviews the restricting consequences of older and newer forms of paternalism, in education, taking a historical perspective and offering a cohesive sustained argument. more...

  • Philosophy of Education in the Era of Globalizationby Yvonne Raley; Gerhard Preyer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Rather than having formed a global community, today?s society is more fragmented than ever. In light of this, education faces some formidable new challenges. The authors of this collection of essays explore these challenges, and suggest some novel ways of dealing with them. more...

  • Makiguchi and Gandhiby Namrata Sharma

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 41.99

    Makiguchi and Gandhi explores ideas about Japanese educator Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) and Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) as examples of inspiration for large mass movements in the 20th century. Based on research done in Japan, India, Hawai'i, and the United Kingdom, this book breaks new ground by examining and theorizing... more...

  • What Do Philosophers Of Education Do (And How Do They Do It)by Claudia Ruitenberg

    Wiley 2010; US$ 39.95

    This volume of essays demonstrates and comments on philosophical methods in educational research. Offers a clear picture of what philosophers do when they study education Brings together a series of essays from an international cast of contributors from Canada, UK, Finland, and Cyprus Examines a range of new and established philosophical methods which... more...

  • A Critical Realist Perspective of Educationby Brad Shipway

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book clearly and comprehensively explores the capability of critical realism to throw new light on educational theory. It investigates the convergence and divergence between two forms of critical realism, which have not previously been cross-examined. This task allows the book to outline the key characteristics that are necessary for a theological... more...