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  • Rancire, Public Education and the Taming of Democracyby Maarten Simons; Jan Masschelein

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy introduces the political and educational ideas of Jacques Rancière, a leading philosopher increasingly important in educational theory. In light of his ideas, the volume explores the current concern for democracy and equality in relation to education. The book introduces and discusses... more...

  • Leaders Make the Futureby Robert Johansen

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95

    We are in a time of accelerating disruptive change. In a VUCA world—one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity—traditional leadership skills won't be enough, noted futurist Bob Johansen argues. Drawing on the latest forecasts from the Institute for the Future—the first futures think tank ever to outlive its forecasts—this... more...

  • In the Mirror of the Pastby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1991; US$ 22.99

    During the 1980s Ivan Illich added another dimension to his thought through the study of Medieval history. In the current volume he aims to demonstrate the extent to which the groundwork for the institutions that characterize our world today was laid in the twelfth century. The topics with which Illich engages center on health, housing, schooling,... more...

  • The Global Reception of John Dewey's Thoughtby Rosa Bruno-Jofré; Jürgen Schriewer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This volume explores the reception of John Dewey’s ideas in various historical and geographical settings such as Japan, China, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Russia, and Germany, analyzing how and why Dewey’s thought was interpreted in various ways according to mediating local discursive and ideological configurations and formations. more...

  • The Dark Places of Education (RLE Edu K)by Willi Schohaus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The book is divided into two parts. The first forms a survey of the inadequacies of the Swiss school system in the early twentieth century (but the issues it discusses were universal ones which were just as prevalent in the English school system of that time). The second part of the book is a collection of testimonies from former pupils on the worst... more...

  • A Modern Philosophy of Education (RLE Edu K)by Godfrey Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    ‘Philosophy’ in the context of this book means that the author is looking at education as a whole, without restrictions or simplifications; looking at ends and purposes, not merely at methods and means. He discusses early years education, the sociology and psychology of education as well as education in adolescence and adult education. Well-known... more...

  • The Logic of Education (RLE Edu K)by Paul H Hirst; R S Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the implications for the curriculum, for teaching and for the authority structure of schools and colleges of an analysis of ‘education’ in which the development of knowledge and understanding is accorded a central position. The book explains what philosophy of education is, and by concentrating on its central concepts, initiates... more...

  • Plato and Education (RLE Edu K)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This introduction to Plato’s philosophical and educational thought examines Plato’s views and relates them to issues and questions that occupy philosophers of education. Robin Barrow stresses the relevance of Plato today, while introducing the student both to Plato’s philosophy and to contemporary educational debate. In the first part of the book... more...

  • Theory & Practice in Education (RLE Edu K)by R F Dearden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The main concern of the volume is the relation of theory to practice in education but the book also reviews the state of educational theory, and its relation to politics. Beginning with a group of papers on specific areas of the relation between theory and practice, the book goes on to discuss aspects of the curriculum, such as curricular principles... more...

  • Education as a Social Factor (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)by Leonard M Jacks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This volume presents a short survey of education at the beginning of the twentieth century. It considered the main educational agencies of that time, the home, the Church, the school and the university and the role to be played by each in preparing the citizens of the future. The author maintains that religion and education are intimately connected... more...