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Freedom and Discipline (RLE Edu K)

Freedom and Discipline (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

Richard Smith
June 10, 2014

Questions of discipline and order arise wherever formal education is practised, and are particularly acute for those training to teach or in their first school posts. For many years now writing on these topics has tended to depict teaching as the deployment of ‘skills’ and ‘techniques’ and...

Education (RLE Edu K): A Search For New Principles

Education (RLE Edu K): A Search For New Principles

1st Edition

Herbert Phillipson
June 10, 2014

Contributing to early debates on nature versus nurture, schools and the social environment, town planning and a free comprehensive education, the author discusses key educational issues against the background of a distintegrating Europe in the midst of war....

Classrooms Observed (RLE Edu L): The Teacher's Perception and the Pupil's Peformance

Classrooms Observed (RLE Edu L): The Teacher's Perception and the Pupil's Peformance

1st Edition

Roy Nash
April 10, 2014

In this study – the outcome of three years’ participant observation in local authority primary and secondary schools – the classroom teacher is shown to have a far greater impact upon and responsibility for his pupils than is generally admitted. The teacher’s perceptions of the children in his...

School Organisation (RLE Edu L): A Sociological Perspective

School Organisation (RLE Edu L): A Sociological Perspective

1st Edition

William Tyler
April 10, 2014

The internal organisation of the school touches on many areas of contemporary debate. Is there such a thing as a ‘good school’? Are large urban comprehensives necessarily impersonal? Are the charges of indiscipline, conflict and declining standards in modern schools based on a failure to understand...

Cultures of Schooling (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): Pedagogies for Cultural Difference and Social Access

Cultures of Schooling (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): Pedagogies for Cultural Difference and Social Access

1st Edition

Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope, Greg Noble, Scott Poynting
April 10, 2014

This volume examines the ways schools respond to cultural and linguistic diversity. A richness of accumulated experience is portrayed in this study of six Australian secondary schools; partial success, near success or instructive failure as the culture of the school itself was transformed in an...

Paradigm and Ideology in Educational Research (RLE Edu L): The Social Functions of the Intellectual

Paradigm and Ideology in Educational Research (RLE Edu L): The Social Functions of the Intellectual

1st Edition

Thomas S Popkewitz
April 10, 2014

This book explores the complex social assumptions and values that underlie research programmes about schools. The analysis of educational research draws upon American and European scholarships in the sociology of knowledge, social philosophy and the history and sociology of science. The discussion...

Contemporary Research in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)

Contemporary Research in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

John Eggleston
April 10, 2014

The subject matter of this book – what happens in schools, the effects of curriculum change, the reasons why some children are successful and others are not – explains just why the sociology of education is one of the most important areas to achieve political importance. There are five sections to...

Maladjusted Schooling (RLE Edu L)

Maladjusted Schooling (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

John F Schostak
April 10, 2014

The problems this book discusses are the same now as they were 25 years ago: unemployment, poor housing, inadequate facilities, poverty, racism, violence. What is the function of a school in such a situation? Although many schools hold reformist ideals, their practice is constrained by...

Education and the Working Class (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Education and the Working Class (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Brian Jackson, Dennis Marsden
April 10, 2014

When first published this book had a significant influence on the campaign for comprehensive schools and it spoke to generations of working-class students who were either deterred by the class barriers erected by selective schools and elite universities, or, having broken through them to gain...

Education (RLE Edu L): Capitalist and Socialist

Education (RLE Edu L): Capitalist and Socialist

1st Edition

Beryl Pring
April 10, 2014

This book argues that politics, in the sense of the government of our social structure, holds the key to the resolution of educational problems in the early twentieth century; that the teacher will only be relieved of his or her sense of frustration through government and ultimately socialist...

Pupil Strategies (RLE Edu L): Explorations in the Sociology of the School

Pupil Strategies (RLE Edu L): Explorations in the Sociology of the School

1st Edition

Peter Woods
April 10, 2014

What do pupils actually do in school? There are remarkably few studies that take the pupils’ perspective and reconstruct experience from their point of view within the context of their own cultures and careers. This volume brings together a number of research studies on various aspects of how...

Theory and Practice of Curriculum Studies

Theory and Practice of Curriculum Studies

1st Edition

Denis Lawton
April 10, 2014

This book deals with curriculum issues and problems, and one of its aims is to help practising teachers to clarify their own theory and practice in relation to the curriculum. The contributors look at three popular theories or sets of assumptions held by teachers: the child-centred view of...

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