The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in History of Education


Author: Gary McCulloch
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345699
Category: Education
Page: 289
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Provides the reader with an impressive selection of articles on the history of education from a broad base, including a new introduction from the editor.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Philosophy of Education


Author: Wilfred Carr
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345712
Category: Education
Page: 237
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This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in philosophy of education today. Focusing on the enduring trends in this field, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the field and includes crucial topics. With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Wilfred Carr also provides a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to the role of philosophy in the current educational climate. Students of philosophy and philosophy of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education


Author: Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415298704
Category: Educational sociology
Page: 299
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In this reader, Stephen Ball brings together a carefully selected collection of articles and book chapters to reflect enduring trends in the field of sociology of education. Topics covered include globalization, gender, economy, social inequality and social justice.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Multicultural Education


Author: David Gillborn,Gloria Ladson-Billings
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415336628
Category: Education
Page: 265
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Bringing together scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, this book focuses on the questions that shape the field of multicultural education, offering the reader an opportunity to achieve a real grasp of the subject.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Gender & Education


Author: Madeleine Arnot,Mairtin Mac An Ghaill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134281994
Category: Education
Page: 304
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This new Reader brings together classic pieces of gender theory, as well as examples of the sophistication of contemporary gender theory and research methodologies in the field of education. Leading international gender researchers address current debates about gender, power, identity and culture and concerns about boys’ and girls’ schooling, gender achievement patterns, the boys’ education debate, and gender relationships in the curriculum, the classroom and youth cultures. The Reader is divided into six sections which reflect contemporary concerns about Gender and Education: Gender and Educational Theory Difference and Power Identity Work Knowledge and Pedagogy Reflexivity and Risk Gender and Citizenship. A specially written Introduction from the editors, both experts in feminist and masculinity research, provides a much-needed context to the current educational climate. Undergraduates, postgraduates and academics interested in education, gender studies and women’s studies will find this a stimulating and important resource. The analysis of the gender dimensions of the curriculum, teaching and alternative pedagogies also provide important insights for practitioners wishing to promote gender equality.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Language and Literacy


Author: Teresa Grainger
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327671
Category: Education
Page: 309
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In this essential collection of readings, Teresa Grainger provides carefully chosen journal articles and chapters that offer significant and serious insights into the changing face of literacy. The twenty-five contributors all adopt a broad conception of literacy and contemporary literacy practices and recognise that the world of language and literacy is in a constant state of transition and transformation. Together, the authors examine the past, the present and the future of literacy and celebrate the interests and expertise of the learners. They acknowledge that the textual environments of today are complex and fluid, shaped by the rapid emergence of new technologies and the influential nature of popular culture. Children's engagement with multiple forms of text is also highlighted, including the oral, the visual, the electronic and the written. In addition, issues of pedagogy are explored, through the voices of teachers, parents and children. Many chapters offer particular perspectives based on classroom experience, reflection and smaller scale studies The contributors here perceive a common and urgent need to acknowledge diverse forms of living literacy and to redesign the curriculum accordingly. With an inspiring introduction and postscript by the Editor, this Reader is an invaluable and accessible companion for all students of literacy.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Psychology of Education


Author: Harry Daniels,Anne Edwards
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327688
Category: Education
Page: 348
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The editors of this essential Reader recognise the valuable and varied benefits of connecting the two fields of education and psychology, and have carefully selected contributions to reflect current trends in the subject and examples of how knowledge has an impact on practice. This lively and authoritative book features sections on topics as varied as: * assessment * language * motivation * cognition and development * intelligence * memory * special educational needs Psychology and education have an entwined relationship, but one that is often complex and delicate. Day-to-day pressures of classroom life may often result in the negligence of the importance of child development. It is therefore crucial for students and practitioners to keep abreast of recent educational changes, which raise new questions for educational psychology. With a specially written introduction from the editors, providing a much-needed context to the current education climate, students of educational psychology will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

Learning to Teach in Higher Education


Author: Paul Ramsden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134412053
Category: Education
Page: 288
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This bestselling book is a unique introduction to the practice of university teaching and its underlying theory. This new edition has been fully revised and updated in view of the extensive changes which have taken place in higher education over the last decade and includes new material on the higher education context, evaluation and staff development. The first part of the book provides an outline of the experience of teaching and learning from the student's point of view, out of which grows a set of prinicples for effective teaching in higher education. Part two shows how these ideas can enhance educational standards, looking in particular at four key areas facing every teacher in higher education: * Organising the content of undergraduate courses * Selecting teaching methods * Assessing student learning * Evaluating the effectivenesss of teaching. Case studies of exemplary teaching are used throughout to connect ideas to practice and to illustrate how to ensure better student learning. The final part of the book looks in more detail at appraisal, performance indicators, accountability and educational development and training. The book is essential reading for new and experienced lecturers, particularly those following formal programmes in university teaching, such as courses leading to ILT accreditation.

Higher Education in Korea

Tradition and Adaptation
Author: Namgi Park,John Weidman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135581851
Category: Education
Page: 276
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This definitive collection takes an in-depth look at the higher education system in Korea. The editors and contributors present a fundamentally Korean view of the important issues for the Korean higher education system. In systematic, well written essays, they construct theoretical perspectives to analyze the development of the higher education system in Korea's competitive society, a project never before undertaken in the English language.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Higher Education


Author: Malcolm Tight
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327640
Category: Education
Page: 318
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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Higher Education provides a balanced selection of the last few years' writing on the topic, offering anyone with an interest in higher education an essential reference work. The editor uses his experience to present a range of articles illustrating the variety of methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks that have been applied to the study of higher education. Journal articles from Europe, Australia and Asia cover the following key themes: teaching and learning course design student experience quality system policy institutional management academic writing knowledge. This ground-breaking Reader reflects the range of perspectives that contribute to higher education research. It aims to support the growth of higher education as an emerging field of study.

The Curriculum Studies Reader


Author: David J. Flinders,Stephen J. Thornton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415945224
Category: Education
Page: 355
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This highly anticipated second edition of The Curriculum Studies Reader retains key features of the successful first edition while incorporating an updated introduction and new, timely essays. Grounded in historical essays, the volume provides context for the growing field of curriculum studies, reflects upon the trends that have dominated the field, and samples the best of current scholarship. This thoughtful combination of essays provides a survey of the field coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum, and an examination of contemporary topics like HIV/AIDS education and multicultural education.

Documentary Research

In Education, History and the Social Sciences
Author: Gary Mcculloch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134483252
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Documentary sources have become increasingly neglected in education and the social sciences. This book seeks to emphasise their potential value and importance for an understanding of modern societies, while also recognising their limitations, and explores their relationship with other research strategies. This up-to-date examination of how to research and use documents analyzes texts from the past and present, considering sources ranging from personal archives to online documents and including books, reports, official documents, works of fiction and printed media. This comprehensive analysis of the use of documents in research includes sections covering: * analysing documents * legal frameworks and ethical issues * records and archives * printed media and literature * diaries, letters and autobiographies.

Students' Experiences of e-Learning in Higher Education

The Ecology of Sustainable Innovation
Author: Robert Ellis,Peter Goodyear
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135215820
Category: Education
Page: 212
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Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education helps higher education instructors and university managers understand how e-learning relates to, and can be integrated with, other student experiences of learning. Grounded in relevant international research, the book is distinctive in that it foregrounds students’ experiences of learning, emphasizing the importance of how students interpret the challenges set before them, along with their conceptions of learning and their approaches to learning. The way students interpret task requirements greatly affects learning outcomes, and those interpretations are in turn influenced by how students read the larger environment in which they study. The authors argue that a systemic understanding is necessary for the effective design and management of modern learning environments, whether lectures, seminars, laboratories or private study. This ecological understanding must also acknowledge, though, the agency of learners as active interpreters of their environment and its culture, values and challenges. Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education reports research outcomes that locate e-learning within the broader ecology of higher education and: Offers a holistic treatment of e-learning in higher education, reflecting the need for integrating e-learning and other aspects of the student learning experience Reports research on students’ experiences with e-learning conducted by authors in the United States, Europe, and Australia Synthesizes key themes in recent international research and summarizes their implications for teachers and managers.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Inclusive Education


Author: Keith J. Topping,Sheelagh Maloney
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415336659
Category: Education
Page: 263
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"Each chapter ends with questions and issues for reflection. The book also includes an annotated list of further reading. It is designed to encourage readers to conduct their own research. This is a useful text for practitioner, postgraduate students, researchers, academics and policy-makers in education."--Jacket.

A History of Education for Citizenship


Author: Derek Heater
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134407297
Category: Education
Page: 264
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In this unique examination of education for citizenship, Derek Heater covers two and a half millennia of history encompassing every continent. Education for citizenship is considered from its classical origins through to ideas of world citizenship and multiculturalism which are relevant today. The book reveals the constants of motives, policies, recommendations and practices in this field and the variables determined by political, social and economic circumstances, which in turn illustrate the reasons behind education for citizenship today. Sections covered include: * Classical origins * The age of rebellions and revolutions * Education for liberal democracy * Totalitarianism and transitions * Multiple citizenship education. A History of Education for Citizenship will be of interest to teachers and students of citizenship, particularly those concerned with citizenship education. It will also be of interest to those working in the field of politics of education and history of education.

Making Choices for Multicultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class and Gender, 6th Edition


Author: Christine E. Sleeter
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118313127
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Focusing on what multicultural education actually looks like in the classroom, "Making Choices for Multicultural Education, Sixth Edition" encourages all to examine the latest theoretical perspectives on multicultural education, as well as personal beliefs about classroom diversity. The authors show how schools reflect broad patterns of institutional discrimination, and then offer five different approaches to addressing such problems in the classroom.

Foundations of Distance Education


Author: Desmond Keegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136180877
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 9781

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Distance education and training provision has expanded dramatically over the past few years. This best-selling introduction to the field has helped many to understand the origins and background of distance education, and has been used by students and professionals as a guide to policy and practice. It has now been updated in the light of the developments in recent years in Eastern Europe and the enormous advances in the use of new technologies. A new case study of distance education in China is also included.

The Online Educator

A Guide to Creating the Virtual Classroom
Author: Maggie McVay Lynch
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 9780203458556
Category: Education
Page: 192
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The internet is changing the way we live and education has always played an important part in shaping our lives. It is now time for education to capitalise on the Internet's capabilities to create a new learning environment for tomorrow's students. The Online Educator provides much needed straightforward advice on how to create a web-based education system. From Administrative planning and selecting resources to individual course development, it offers clear, novice-friendly information on the entire process of online learning. Key features include: *clear definitions of common terms and concepts *a practical 'how-to' approach with useful checklists *a discussion of the issues for students and teaching staff *links to useful websites and other resources. Based firmly on current distance learning research, yet accessible and very readable, this book will be indispensible to anyone interested in developing online education.

Beyond Black and White

New Faces and Voices in U.S. Schools
Author: Maxine Seller,Lois Weis
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791433676
Category: Education
Page: 328
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Dedicated to a better understanding of the diversity of children being taught in American public schools, this book includes the experiences of groups (e.g. Haitians, Dominicans, Indians, and Vietnamese) not often represented even in the multicultural education literature. It also includes the experiences of often marginalized groups such as lesbians and gays, Appalachians, and white working class males.

Education and Conflict

Complexity and Chaos
Author: Lynn Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134408978
Category: Education
Page: 264
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First-place winner of the Society for Education Studies' 2005 book prize, Education and Conflict is a critical review of education in an international context. Based on the author's extensive research and experience of education in several areas afflicted by conflict, the book explores the relationship between schooling and social conflict and looks at conflict internal to schools. It posits a direct link between the ethos of a school and the attitudes of future citizens towards 'others'. It also looks at the nature and purpose of peace education and war education, and addresses the role of gender and masculinity. In five lucid, vigorously argued sections, the author brings this thought-provoking and original piece of work to life by: * Setting out the terms of the debate, defining conflict and peace and outlining the relevant aspects of complexity theory for education * Exploring the sources of conflict and their relations to schooling in terms of gender/masculinity, pluralism, nationalism and identity * Focusing on the direct education/war interface * Examining educational responses to conflict * Highlighting conflict resolution within the school itself. This is the first time that so many aspects of conflict and education have been brought together in one sustained argument. With its crucial exposure of the currently culpable role of formal schooling in maintaining conflict, this book will be a powerful and essential read for educational policy makers, managers, teachers and researchers dealing with conflict in their own contexts.