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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • These Schools Belong to You and Meby Deborah Meier; Emily Gasoi

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    A challenge to narrow, profit-driven conceptions of school success and an argument for protecting public education to ensure that all students become competent citizens in a vibrant democracy In These Schools Belong to You and Me , MacArthur award–winning educator, reformer, and author Deborah Meier draws on her fifty-plus years of experience to... more...

  • Little Soldiersby Lenora Chu

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.39

    New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice; Real Simple Best of the Month; Library Journal Editors’ Pick In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that... more...

  • Queering Families, Schooling Publicsby Anne M. Harris; Stacy Holman Jones; Sandra L. Faulkner; Eloise D. Brook

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    At a time of increasingly diverse and dynamic debates on the intersections of contemporary LGBTQ rights, trans* visibility, same-sex families, and sexualities education, there is surprisingly little writing on what it means to queer notions of family and kinship networks in global context. Building on the recent wave of scholarship on queerness in... more...

  • Engaging Curriculumby Bill Green

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Explicitly linking curriculum inquiry to English education via recurring themes of representation, democracy and knowledge, this book is a call for both researchers and practitioners to engage with curriculum , explicitly and deliberatively, as both a concept and a question . The approach is broadly conceptual and constitutes an exercise in theoretical... more...

  • What Should Schools Teach?by Alex Standish; Alka Sehgal Cuthbert

    UCL Institute of Education Press 2017; US$ 32.95

    The blurring of the distinctions between pedagogy and curriculum, and experience and knowledge, has resulted in a generation of teachers who are confused about the part that each of these plays in the education of children. Schools may still teach through subjects, but there is little consensus about what constitutes a subject and what they are for.... more...

  • Factories for Learningby Christy Kulz

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Over half of England's secondary schools are now academies. While their impact on achievement has been debated, the social and cultural outcomes prompted by this neoliberal educational model has received less scrutiny. This book draws on original research based at Dreamfields Academy, a celebrated flagship secondary school in a large English city,... more...

  • The Century of Scienceby Justin J. W. Powell; David P. Baker; Frank Fernandez

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 124.95

    In The Century of Science, a multicultural, international team of authors examine the global rise of scholarly research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health fields, providing insightful historical and sociological understandings of the ways that higher education has become an institution that shapes science and society. more...

  • Heidegger and Executive Educationby Toby Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Global corporations and the senior executives who oversee them have been subject to great criticism in recent times: not only do such corporations hold extreme concentrations of wealth, but they continue to sanction staggering pay inequalities between the haves and the have-nots. At the same time, university-based business schools are conducting programmes... more...

  • Education and Sustainabilityby Michelle Y. Merrill; Patricia Burkhardt-Holm; Chew-Hung Chang; Md Saidul Islam; Youngho Chang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an introduction to the state of sustainability education in Asia. It covers national policies, institutional policies and practices within Asian universities, sustainability considerations for teacher training at schools of education, and pedagogical practices for sustainability in higher education. With contributors from universities... more...

  • The Meaning of Citizenship in Contemporary Chinese Societyby Sicong Chen

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book is a direct and empirical response to the mounting official interest in citizenship education, increasing dynamics between state and society, and growing citizenship awareness and practice in society in contemporary China. Placing the focus on society, the book investigates the meaning of the Chinese term gongmin – equivalent to ‘citizen’... more...