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  • Trends Shaping Educationby OECD Publishing; Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 33.00

    This new biennial publication presents the latest available information on 26 major current trends in education, grouped in 9 broad themes (ageing, global challenges, the new economic landscape, work and jobs, the learning society, ICT, citizenship and the state, social connections and values, and sustainable affluence). For each trend,... more...

  • Education Studiesby Steve Bartlett; Diana M Burton

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 55.00

    This key text provides an overview of current theoretical issues, areas of study and major themes that are covered in education studies programmes. Prominent contributors in each field provide students with a solid grounding in the areas they will be studying and point the way to further successful study. Also by same author Introduction to... more...

  • Education, Science and Truthby Rasoul Nejadmehr

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    What is the main problem of contemporary education? Rasoul Nejadmehr argues that the cardinal problem with education is that it does not have an adequate notion of truth underpinning it. Thinkers mainly tend to veer towards two poles - absolutism and relativism. While a one-sided tendency toward absolutism leads to reified categories of thought and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Policy and Practice: Decolonizing Community Contextsby Jennifer Lavia; Michele Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    This book provides a space in which struggles for indigenous knowledge within communities are articulated, valued, heard, and responded to. The volume takes change as its focus, yet acknowledges that the origins and significance of change are frequently found to be unsettling. Contributors explore different understandings of change that forge sustainable,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Terrorism, ethnocentrism, religious tension, competition over limited resources, war - these are just a few of the problems and challenges that have emerged in today's global economy. Globalization both implies and requires economic interdependence; and this should bring with it a heightened sense of the interconnectedness of the participating societies.... 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...

  • 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...