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Can We Teach Children to be Good? (RLE Edu K)

Can We Teach Children to be Good? (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

Roger Straughan
February 27, 2014

The apparently straightforward question 'Can we teach children to be good?' cannot be properly understood without a great deal of careful thinking about the philosophical issues involved. Teachers and parents often assume that what the question means and how it should be answered are self-evidently...

Democracy, Schooling and Political Education (RLE Edu K)

Democracy, Schooling and Political Education (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

Colin Wringe
February 27, 2014

The relationship between educational practice and the social principles of democracy forms an important strand in the history of educational thought, and is central to the debate on many contemporary issues in the educational field. In this concise, introductory book, Colin Wringe examines the...

Classroom Control (RLE Edu L)

Classroom Control (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Martyn Denscombe
February 27, 2014

Survival as a school teacher depends on an ability to achieve classroom control. In the years since this book was first published little has changed in this respect. Classroom control continues to lie at the heart of competent teaching. Teachers know it, pupils know it. They know it implicitly...

Achieving Literacy (RLE Edu I): Longitudinal Studies of Adolescents Learning to Read

Achieving Literacy (RLE Edu I): Longitudinal Studies of Adolescents Learning to Read

1st Edition

Margaret Meek
February 27, 2014

How children learn to read well and what kind of teaching helps them is a scarcely penetrated mystery. This book is a fascinating and informative research report by a group of teachers who set out to teach children who have failed to acquire a useful degree of literacy; in it they discuss their...

A Modern Philosophy of Education (RLE Edu K)

A Modern Philosophy of Education (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

Godfrey Thomson
February 27, 2014

‘Philosophy’ in the context of this book means that the author is looking at education as a whole, without restrictions or simplifications; looking at ends and purposes, not merely at methods and means. He discusses early years education, the sociology and psychology of education as well as...

Questions in Aesthetic Education (RLE Edu K)

Questions in Aesthetic Education (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

H B Redfern
February 27, 2014

The Question of what ‘aesthetic education’ is, or might be, is often a source of incomprehension. This book opens up discussion of a complex, difficult, but highly important topic, and offers an introductory survey of the whole area. In examining the relationship of the concept of the aesthetic to...

Educational Theory (RLE Edu K): An Introduction

Educational Theory (RLE Edu K): An Introduction

1st Edition

Terence W Moore
February 27, 2014

This book comes strongly to the defence of educational theory and shows that it has a structure and integrity of its own. The author argues that the validity of educational theory may best be judged in terms of the various assumptions made in it. His argument is illustrated by a review and critique...

The Arts in Education: Some Research Studies

The Arts in Education: Some Research Studies

1st Edition

Les Tickle
February 27, 2014

The arts in education are currently the subject of considerable controversy. Some people argue that fostering creativity in schools is important; that the arts can provide a substantial contribution to the development of the capacity for creative thought and action; and that therefore the arts...

Doing Science (RLE Edu O): Images of Science in Science Education

Doing Science (RLE Edu O): Images of Science in Science Education

1st Edition

Robin Millar
February 27, 2014

Doing Science is unique in seeking to make explicit the links between science education and science studies. These fields of study and their respective academic communities, whilst appearing to have many potential points of contact, remain surprisingly separate, with little apparent recognition of...

The Development of Meaning (RLE Edu I): A Study of Children's Use of Language

The Development of Meaning (RLE Edu I): A Study of Children's Use of Language

1st Edition

Joan Tough
February 27, 2014

This book investigates children's use of language and considers its implications for children's learning at home and at school. The author compares the language used by children from different social environments at the ages of three, five and seven and considers the different approaches that...

Racism, Education and the State

Racism, Education and the State

1st Edition

Barry Troyna, Jenny Williams
February 27, 2014

The education system should be in the forefront of the battle to combat racial inequality. The contributors to this book, however, argue that, far from reducing racial inequality, the education system in the UK systematically generates, maintains and reproduces it. Through careful consideration of...

The Dark Places of Education (RLE Edu K): With a Collection of Seventy-Eight Reports of School Experiences

The Dark Places of Education (RLE Edu K): With a Collection of Seventy-Eight Reports of School Experiences

1st Edition

Willi Schohaus
February 27, 2014

The book is divided into two parts. The first forms a survey of the inadequacies of the Swiss school system in the early twentieth century (but the issues it discusses were universal ones which were just as prevalent in the English school system of that time). The second part of the book is a...

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