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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...

Second-Language Education

Second-Language Education

1st Edition

Michael Evans
August 01, 2013

Language is at the very core of the educational process, both as a medium for the transmission of knowledge and as a cognitive tool. The learning and use of second languages has often been associated with purely instrumental views of education. But the importance of the socio-cultural dimension of...

Educational Assessment and Evaluation

Educational Assessment and Evaluation

1st Edition

Harry Torrance
October 24, 2012

Assessment and evaluation are crucial aspects of any educational system and rarely can they have been so central to educational policy-making and the reform of schooling as at the present time. (The introduction of the National Curriculum and Testing system in the UK and the test-based ‘No Child...

Music Education

Music Education

1st Edition

Keith Swanwick
April 12, 2012

Music education is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. It is also a complex and contested area in which there is a considerable variety of published work, ranging from the justificatory to the critical, and from advice on pedagogical practice to provocative alternative...

Physical Education

Physical Education

1st Edition

David Kirk
October 28, 2011

As academic thinking about and around physical education continues to flourish and develop, this new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature and the continuing explosion in research...

Education and Development

Education and Development

1st Edition

Walter W. McMahon
October 17, 2011

This series addresses the relation of education to knowledge-based growth and broader measures of development beyond growth, central features of the modern world in which education has a central role. This role includes the effects of education on pure economic growth including it’s effects on the...

Higher Education

Higher Education

1st Edition

Malcolm Tight
December 14, 2010

The recent, rapid, and massive expansion of higher education in the Western world has been such that in many developed countries it is now expected that close to—or more than—half of the population will have some significant engagement with a university at least once during their lives. More than...

Women and Education

Women and Education

1st Edition

Jane Martin, Joyce Goodman
December 14, 2010

If a primary objective of feminism is to expose and challenge the social relations of power embedded in all spheres of life, then an exploration of the issues attached to female education is a vital aspect of such a project. Indeed, ‘women and education’ is now an established—and flourishing—domain...

Islam and Education

Islam and Education

1st Edition

Tahir Abbas
November 24, 2010

Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim...

Mathematics Education

Mathematics Education

1st Edition

Alan Bishop
December 14, 2009

Mathematics education is one of the most publicized and contested fields of endeavour in the area of education more generally. The entrails of international comparative mathematics achievement surveys are pored over by the media, politicians and educators alike; and, while for the last fifty years...

English Language Teaching

English Language Teaching

1st Edition

Patricia Hedge, Nick Andon, Martin Dewey
July 30, 2009

With contributions drawn from a variety of contexts, this extensive new six-volume collection from Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series, reflects the international diversity of English Language Teaching in practice. Bringing together material from a broad range of perspectives, it...

Gifted and Talented Education

Gifted and Talented Education

1st Edition

Deborah Eyre
March 12, 2009

The education of gifted and talented pupils is an established domain of study but research in the area has increased dramatically, particularly in the past fifteen years. The reason for this burgeoning interest relates principally not to conventional educational concerns but rather to the desire of...

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