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Foundations and Futures of Education


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Series editors: Peter Aggleton, Sally Power and Michael Reiss

Foundations and Futures of Education focuses on key emerging issues in education as well as continuing debates within the field. The series is inter-disciplinary, and includes historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and comparative perspectives on the purposes and nature of education; increasing interdisciplinarity within the field; and the theory-practice divide.

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Questioning Leadership: New directions for educational organisations

Questioning Leadership: New directions for educational organisations

1st Edition

Gabriele Lakomski, Scott Eacott, Colin W. Evers
June 15, 2018

Questioning Leadership offers a diverse mix of cutting-edge research in the field of educational leadership, with contributions from expert and emerging leadership scholars. It contextualises school leadership within broader social and historical contexts and traces its influence on school...

Paying for Education: Debating the Price of Progress

Paying for Education: Debating the Price of Progress

1st Edition

Peter Davies
April 18, 2018

Which type of education should we pay for? How much education should we pay for? Can we buy knowledge about how to improve education? Uniquely presenting a general overview of economic principles applicable to all sectors of education, Paying for Education makes key economic ideas accessible to...

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education: Playing with Numbers

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education: Playing with Numbers

1st Edition

Alice Bradbury, Guy Roberts-Holmes
October 02, 2017

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education explores and critically analyses the growing dominance of data in schools and early childhood education settings. Recognising the shift in practice and priorities towards the production and analysis of attainment data that are compared...

Materialities and Mobilities in Education

Materialities and Mobilities in Education

1st Edition

Rachel Brooks, Johanna Waters
September 18, 2017

Materialities and Mobilities in Education develops new arguments about the ways in which educational processes can be analysed. Drawing on a recent interest in mobilities across the social sciences, and a conterminous resurgence in academic accounts of materialities, the book demonstrates how these...

The Creative Self: Psychoanalysis, Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

The Creative Self: Psychoanalysis, Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

1st Edition

Tamara Bibby
August 15, 2017

The Creative Self engages with the work of the psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott to develop alternative ways of thinking about key issues at the heart of pedagogy; specifically pedagogic relationships, creativity, defiance and compliance. These issues underpin the desires and defences of professionals...

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

1st Edition

Gary McCulloch, Steven Cowan
July 27, 2017

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research examines the development of the study of education in the UK in its broader educational, social and political context since its early beginnings in the first part of the twentieth century. By providing a historical analysis of the contested...

Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices

Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices

1st Edition

Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen, Megan Boler
June 07, 2017

How can discerning critical hope enable us to develop innovative forms of teaching, learning and social practices that begin to address issues of marginalization, privilege and access across different contexts? At this millennial point in history, questions of cynicism, despair and hope arise at...

Religion in the Primary School: Ethos, diversity, citizenship

Religion in the Primary School: Ethos, diversity, citizenship

1st Edition

Peter Hemming
June 07, 2017

Religion and its relationship to schooling is an issue that has become more and more topical in recent years. In many countries, developments such as the diversification of state school sectors, concerns about social cohesion between ethnic and religious groups, and debates about national identity...

Teacher Education and the Political: The power of negative thinking

Teacher Education and the Political: The power of negative thinking

1st Edition

Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan
January 19, 2017

Teacher Education and the Political is a striking book which addresses the nature and purpose of teacher education in a global context characterised by economic and political anxieties around declining productivity and social inclusion. These anxieties are manifested in recent policy developments...

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice: Teaching with a professional compass

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice: Teaching with a professional compass

1st Edition

Clare Brooks
April 12, 2016

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice focuses on a key, but neglected, element of a teacher’s identity: that of their subject expertise. Studies of teachers’ professional practice have shown the importance of a teacher’s identity and the extent to which it can affect their resilience,...

Understanding the University: Institution, idea, possibilities

Understanding the University: Institution, idea, possibilities

1st Edition

Ronald Barnett
December 07, 2015

Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly...

Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A holistic perspective

Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A holistic perspective

1st Edition

Iva Strnadová, Therese M. Cumming
September 17, 2015

This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This...

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