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  • The persistence of presentism and the struggle to secure lasting educational improvementby Andrew Hargreaves

    Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    Presentism, the sacrifice of future improvements to the pressing needs of the present, has increased. Professional culture reinforces rather than challenges the growing culture of presentism within the wider society, and both, Hargreaves argues, are in need of profound transformation. more...

  • Bildungby Kirsten Meyer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 35.00

    Education, knowledge, equal opportunity, autonomy and a good life. These are the keywords shaping current social debate. Is education just an economic program or does knowledge have a value in its own right? Does education promise autonomy and a good life? What educational goals should the state set? What does the decree of equal opportunity... more...

  • The Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Educationby Bill Green; Nick Hopwood

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book provides a powerful platform for rethinking what it means to be, learn, and practise as a professional. It charts significant new territory while drawing on a rich and well-developed series of frameworks relating to bodies and embodiment. more...

  • Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practiceby Helen Tovey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 26.95

    This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: An outline of the background to the approach Clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking Suggestions to help you to plan a successful learning... 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...

  • Connecting Histories of Educationby Barnita Bagchi; Eckhardt Fuchs; Kate Rousmaniere

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The history of education in the modern world is a history of transnational and cross-cultural influence. This collection explores those influences in (post) colonial and indigenous education across different geographical contexts. The authors emphasize how local actors constructed their own adaptation of colonialism, identity, and autonomy, creating... more...

  • A Critical Realist Perspective of Educationby Brad Shipway

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book clearly and comprehensively explores the capability of critical realism to throw new light on educational theory. It firstly 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... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Der Kindergarten als Bildungsinstitutionby Annegert Hemmerling

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 69.99

    Die Fallstudie leistet einen Beitrag zur Analyse gegenwärtiger Interaktionsstrukturen und der darauf aufbauenden pädagogischen Kultur der Institution Kindergarten. Durch eine qualitative Vorgehensweise werden Zusammenhänge aufgezeigt, die heutige Bewertungen alltäglich erlebter Praxis nicht normativ einordnen, sondern deren historisch und strukturell... more...

  • Digital Representations of Student Performance for Assessmentby P. John Williams; C. Paul Newhouse

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    It was the belief that assessment is the driving force of curriculum that motivated the authors of this monograph to embark on a program of research and development into the use of digital technologies to support more authentic forms of assessment. They perceived that in responding to the educational needs of children in the 21st Century, curriculum... more...