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Radical Education (RLE Edu K): A Critique of Freeschooling and Deschooling

Radical Education (RLE Edu K): A Critique of Freeschooling and Deschooling

1st Edition

Robin Barrow
February 27, 2014

This volume is a comprehensive critique of the radical tradition in educational theory. It traces the development of the key ideas in radical literature from Rousseau to the present day. Two opening chapters set Rousseau’s educational views and arguments in their political perspective, and subject...

Keepers of the American Dream: A Study of Staff Development and Multicultural Education

Keepers of the American Dream: A Study of Staff Development and Multicultural Education

1st Edition

Christine E. Sleeter
February 27, 2014

This book reports an ethnographic study of thirty teachers from eighteen schools who participated in a staff development programme in multicultural education. The study examines how multicultural education was actually presented to teachers, and areas in which their classroom teaching and...

Education (RLE Edu K): Its Nature and Purpose

Education (RLE Edu K): Its Nature and Purpose

1st Edition

M VC Jeffreys
February 27, 2014

This book discusses the very nature and purpose of education and provides a foundation upon which more specialized studies in the psychology, history and sociology of education can be based. The book therefore surveys the main problems of human life – the relation of the individual and society,...

Racial Inequality in Education

Racial Inequality in Education

1st Edition

Barry Troyna
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...

Perspectives on Plowden (RLE Edu K)

Perspectives on Plowden (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

R S Peters
February 27, 2014

The Plowden Report, Children and their Primary Schools (1967), had a huge impact on education in the latter 20th century, but at the time was labelled as left-wing, and of no practical use to the problems of education in the 1960s. The contributors to this volume were all concerned with the...

Friedrich Froebel and English Education (RLE Edu K)

Friedrich Froebel and English Education (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

Evelyn Lawrence
February 27, 2014

This collection of essays describes Froebel’s life and the history of his influence on the education of young children in Britain. It also traces the religious roots of his philosophy and discusses his psychological and educational principles in the light of developments in these fields since his...

The Ethnic Crucible (RLE Edu J): Harmony and Hostility in Multi-Ethnic Schools

The Ethnic Crucible (RLE Edu J): Harmony and Hostility in Multi-Ethnic Schools

1st Edition

Gajendra Verma, Paul Zec, George Skinner
February 27, 2014

Many schools in developed countries have children and adolescents from a variety of ethnic, linguistic, religious and cultural backgrounds. They relate to each other in various degrees of encounter that range from harmony to hostility. The issue of how a school can foster inter-ethnic relationships...

Education and the Social Construction of 'Race' (RLE Edu J)

Education and the Social Construction of 'Race' (RLE Edu J)

1st Edition

Peter Figueroa
February 27, 2014

Does the education system help or hinder the fight against racism? This volume provides a constructive critique of the Swan Report of 1985 and of sociological research into racial and ethnic relations. The author undertakes a searching philosophical and sociological analysis of multicultural and...

Linguistics and the Teacher

Linguistics and the Teacher

1st Edition

Ronald Carter
February 27, 2014

Linguistics and the Teacher is a collection of essays by linguists on different aspects of the relationship between linguistics and education. All the contributors are united in their belief that linguistics should be a central element in the education of teachers, and argue for principled and...

Teaching About Race Relations (RLE Edu J): Problems and Effects

Teaching About Race Relations (RLE Edu J): Problems and Effects

1st Edition

Lawrence Stenhouse, Gajendra Verma, Robert Wild, Jon Nixon
February 27, 2014

This is the report of two linked research projects: the SSRC Project on Problems and Effects of Teaching about Race Relations, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Project on Teaching About Race Relations through Drama. Its aim is to help teachers who will face race as a theme, whether it arises...

Aa is for Aesthetic (RLE Edu K): Essays on Creative and Aesthetic Education

Aa is for Aesthetic (RLE Edu K): Essays on Creative and Aesthetic Education

1st Edition

Peter Abbs
February 27, 2014

This volume reaffirms the indispensable place of the arts in any coherent curriculum. The author hopes that the specific arguments formulated in the book will advance the conservationist post-Modernist aesthetic....

Happiness (RLE Edu K)

Happiness (RLE Edu K)

1st Edition

Robin Barrow
February 27, 2014

The first part of the book reviews empirical work relating to happiness (including attitudinal studies), claims made in an educational context and postwar philosophical treatment of the concept. There is a useful account of Aristotle’s pioneering work and a stimulating summary of some of the main...

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