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The Economics of Higher Education

The Economics of Higher Education

1st Edition

Gillian Wyness
October 25, 2018

Participation in higher education has never been greater, and governments around the world continue to invest huge sums of money in the sector, not least to encourage even more enrolment. Meanwhile, many countries are moving away from centralized, taxpayer-funded systems to more ‘marketized’ models...

Critical Race Theory in Education (4-vol. set)

Critical Race Theory in Education (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

David Gillborn, Adrienne D. Dixson, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Laurence Parker, Nicola Rollock, Paul Warmington
June 14, 2018

Critical Race Theory (CRT) offers an account of society based on systemic, deep-rooted racist oppression that saturates our commonsensical judgements to such an extent that all but the most extreme racism appears normal and unexceptional, simply ‘business as usual’. CRT is one of the fastest...

Elites in Education

Elites in Education

1st Edition

Agnes Van Zanten
April 24, 2018

The sociopolitical, and cultural, implications of the provision and consumption of elite education are dizzyingly complex and controversial.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, one of the most publicized and contested areas of research focuses on the education of elites, and the institutional...

Sociology of Education II

Sociology of Education II

1st Edition

Stephen J. Ball
March 16, 2017

A new title from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, Sociology of Education II is a four-volume anthology of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor to Sociology of Education (2000), also edited by Stephen J. Ball. Sociology of Education (2000) was the first comprehensive...

Reading

Reading

1st Edition

Rona F. Flippo
February 03, 2017

In the words of one academic, reading is ‘an important gateway to personal development, and to social, economic, and civic life’. Moreover, according to the International Reading Association, twenty-first-century adults ‘will read and write more than at any other time in human history. They will...

Education Policy (4-vol. set)

Education Policy (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

Stephen Ball
August 15, 2016

Educational research is inextricably interwoven with national and global debates about and around political and economic policy. Now, to help make sense of an enormous—and growing—corpus of scholarship, and to enable users to discriminate the useful from the tendentious, superficial, and otiose,...

Education and Sexualities

Education and Sexualities

1st Edition

Peter Aggleton
August 04, 2016

Both from the point of view of the experiences of different groups of students, and also with respect to the form that education about sexuality, sex, and relationships should take, education and sexuality raises complex questions and provokes heated—sometimes furious—debate. This four-volume...

Education and Religion

Education and Religion

1st Edition

James Arthur, L. Philip Barnes
August 04, 2016

The intersection of education and religion raises complex questions and provokes heated—sometimes fraught—debates. Fundamentally, what is the role of religious education in national curricula? And how especially does religious education work in countries that seek explicitly to separate church from...

Education and Technology

Education and Technology

1st Edition

Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon
November 18, 2015

The widespread academic study of educational technology blossomed in the years following the development of the microprocessor. Of course, that is not to say that education was technology-free before the 1970s: the telephone, wireless radio, cinema, television, and mainframe computers had all in...

Philosophy of Education II

Philosophy of Education II

1st Edition

Richard Smith
March 25, 2015

A new title from Routledge’s Major Works series, Major Themes in Education, Philosophy of Education II is a five-volume ‘mini library’ of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor collection to Philosophy of Education (1998) (978-0-415-12944-2), edited by Paul Hurst and Patricia White...

Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

1st Edition

David Gillborn
September 23, 2014

Multicultural education is a thriving – though sometimes controversial and increasingly contested – field of study and research. Its major aim and purpose has been described as to create equal educational opportunities for students from diverse racial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds to...

Critical Education

Critical Education

1st Edition

Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au
August 04, 2014

Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have been persistent within modern systems of education since their inception. But in the last four or five decades the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Specifically, education...

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