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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Fundamental British Values in Educationby Lynn Revell; Hazel Bryan

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2018; US$ 46.00

    This timely book provides a critical analysis of the statutory requirements to promote Fundamental British Values in educational settings in the UK. It explores British values as they appear in contemporary policy and legislation as well as how Britishness as a concept has evolved in relation to education in the post-war period. more...

  • Narrowing the Attainment Gap: A handbook for schoolsby Daniel Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 26.99

    The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is one of the most insidious social injustices in the developed world. It is a significant factor in the growing inequality of our societies and persists across time and nations. For this reason, narrowing the gap is a top priority for governments and policymakers, and an issue that all... more...

  • Educational Goodsby Harry Brighouse; Helen F. Ladd; Susanna Loeb; Adam Swift

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 27.50 US$ 23.38

    We spend a lot of time arguing about how schools might be improved. But we rarely take a step back to ask what we as a society should be looking for from education—what exactly should those who make decisions be trying to achieve?   In Educational Goods , two philosophers and two social scientists address this very question. They begin by broadening... more...

  • The Color of Mindby Derrick Darby; John L. Rury

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    American students vary in educational achievement, but white students in general typically have better test scores and grades than black students. Why is this the case, and what can school leaders do about it? In The Color of Mind , Derrick Darby and John L. Rury answer these pressing questions and show that we cannot make further progress in closing... more...

  • Bourgeois Ideology and Educationby Steven Snow

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    This book identifies the origins and central assertions of bourgeois ideology as well as the reasons for their persuasive power, and offers pedagogical tools to weaken them. The author suggests techniques for use in the classroom, the community and the imagination that subvert negative stereotypes about poor people and individualist explanations for... more...

  • Higher Education in Ethiopiaby Tebeje Molla

    Springer Singapore 2018; US$ 97.87

    This book focuses on higher education in Ethiopia, analysing persisting inequalities and policy responses against the backdrop of the extensive expansion and reform that the system has experienced in recent years. Drawing on empirical data generated through interviews, policy reviews and focus-group discussions, it explicates factors of structural... more...

  • Critical Literacy, Schooling, and Social Justiceby Allan Luke

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/or practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able... more...

  • Hidden Sexualities of South African Teachersby Thabo Msibi

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    South Africa remains a global leader in the legislative protection of individuals who engage in same-sex relations, and is the only country in Africa where the rights of these individuals are explicitly recognized and protected by the constitution. Yet South Africa’s identities are still contested and evolving, particularly for same-sex desiring teachers... more...

  • Youth Media Mattersby Korina M. Jocson

    University of Minnesota Press 2018; Not Available

    In an information age of youth social movements, Youth Media Matters examines how young people are using new media technologies to tell stories about themselves and their social worlds. They do so through joint efforts in a range of educational settings and media environments, including high school classrooms, youth media organizations, and social... more...

  • Lernprozesse sozialer Bewegung(en)by Angela Pilch Ortega

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2018; US$ 64.76

    Im Zentrum der Studie stehen Menschen in benachteiligten und prekären Lebenslagen sowie Prozesse der Reproduktion und Transformation sozialer Ungleichheit. Das Forschungsinteresse richtet sich auf biographische Lerndispositionen und eigensinnige Suchbewegungen einer autonomeren Lebensführung. Wie die Untersuchung verdeutlicht, werden Mechanismen... more...