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Schooling for Women's Work

Schooling for Women's Work

1st Edition

Rosemary Deem
March 25, 2014

This collection of original papers shows how women in Britain are still being discriminated against during schooling, despite the existence of legislation prohibiting such discrimination and despite apparent concern with promoting equality between the sexes in education. Focusing on the current...

Within School Walls

Within School Walls

1st Edition

AnnMarie Wolpe
March 25, 2014

Drawing from her in-depth ethnographic study of a London comprehensive school the author shows how gender formation for both girls and boys is mediated by disciplinary control, sexuality and the curriculum. Her findings for girls and boys – with their important emphases – are revealed. So are the...

Perspectives on School at Seven Years Old

Perspectives on School at Seven Years Old

1st Edition

John Newson, Elizabeth Newson
March 25, 2014

This volume looks at the social and intellectual forces which the child encounters in class-room and playground from the parent’s point of view. School and home are seen as the separate yet overlapping worlds of childhood – for some children more uncompromisingly separated than for others. In the...

The Menace of Nationalism in Education

The Menace of Nationalism in Education

1st Edition

Jonathan Scott French
March 25, 2014

Written between the two World Wars this volume examines education from the American, British, French & German perspectives and the degree to which the portrayal of those countries in school textbooks contributes to nationalism or world peace....

The Drama of Schooling: The Schooling of Drama

The Drama of Schooling: The Schooling of Drama

1st Edition

Robert J Starratt
March 25, 2014

Starratt’s highly original book offers fresh insights into the nature of teaching, learning, schooling as a multi-cultural, social enterprise, and the importance of vision for that leadership—by using the analogy of drama. Schooling is a preparation to participate in the social drama, both as an...

Where State Education Fails

Where State Education Fails

1st Edition

Lucie Simpson
March 25, 2014

Despite being published in the early part of the twentieth century many of the issues this volume discusses are still being debated in education today. The author maintains that state education is not functioning as it should – that the output is not commensurate with the outlay, that education has...

Women & Schooling

Women & Schooling

1st Edition

Rosemary Deem
March 25, 2014

This book begins with an analysis of the gradual extension of educational opportunities for women since the nineteenth century, with special attention given to the period since 1944. There is careful exploration of the interaction between the family and the school, and an examination of their role...

Schools for the Boys?: Co-education reassessed

Schools for the Boys?: Co-education reassessed

1st Edition

Pat Mahony
March 25, 2014

Do girls do better in single-sex or co-educational schools? Up to now, discussion has centred on girls’ academic achievements in single or mixed-sex groups, but Pat Mahony’s research clearly demonstrates that this is not the only issue, and that co-education is damaging for girls socially as well...

Studies in the History of Educational Theory Vol 2: The Minds and the Masses, 1760-1980

Studies in the History of Educational Theory Vol 2: The Minds and the Masses, 1760-1980

1st Edition

G H Bantock
March 25, 2014

This volume completes G H Bantock’s comprehensive study of educational thought, and its relationship to the broad development of European culture, from the time of the Renaissance to the present day. During the period under consideration, the new freedom from dogma and hierarchy allowed for the...

The Sociology of Adult & Continuing Education

The Sociology of Adult & Continuing Education

1st Edition

Peter Jarvis
March 25, 2014

This book provides a comprehensive sociological overview of adult and continuing education. It draws on all branches of sociology rather than advocating one approach. It examines the theories of all the significant sociological writers in the field such as Knowles, Marx, Freire and Gramsci and sets...

Reconstructions of Secondary Education: Theory, Myth and Practice Since the Second World War

Reconstructions of Secondary Education: Theory, Myth and Practice Since the Second World War

1st Edition

John Gray, Andrew McPherson, David Raffe
March 25, 2014

British secondary education has changed in major ways since 1945. This book examines some consequences and implications of both change and stability, drawing on a unique series of national surveys of school leavers in Scotland. The authors provide an empirical and theoretical account of central...

Paradoxes of Learning: On Becoming An Individual in Society

Paradoxes of Learning: On Becoming An Individual in Society

1st Edition

Peter Jarvis
March 25, 2014

As more is discovered about the powerful impact of lifelong learning on adults, educators are changing their views about how, when and where we learn. Learning is no longer defined only in the context of formal educational settings but in social context as well – including families, the workplace,...

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