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The Family, Education and Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

The Family, Education and Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

1st Edition

Frank Musgrove
December 15, 2014

In this provocative study the author challenges many contemporary assumptions about the modern family, the circumstances of home life which lead to academic success and the proper relationship between home and school. The modern family is not ‘in decline’; its history is a success story. It is...

Defining The Curriculum: Histories and Ethnographies

Defining The Curriculum: Histories and Ethnographies

1st Edition

Ivor F. Goodson, Stephen J Ball
December 15, 2014

This book explores some of the major processes involved in the definition of school subject knowledge. Using historical ethnographic methods, the contributors to the collection highlight and examine some of the factors involved at national, institutional and classroom levels in the making of school...

Teachers: The Culture and Politics of Work (RLE Edu N)

Teachers: The Culture and Politics of Work (RLE Edu N)

1st Edition

Martin Lawn, Gerald Grace
December 15, 2014

This book examines the experience and politics of teachers’ work, questions of teacher appraisal, and the struggles of the teachers’ action of 1984-86. A major section of the book charts the changing power relations between organized teachers and the State in Britain from 1900 to the late 1980s....

Higher Education in German Occupied Countries (RLE Edu A)

Higher Education in German Occupied Countries (RLE Edu A)

1st Edition

A Wolf
December 15, 2014

This book gives a comprehensive account of what happened to higher education in Austria, Belgium, the former Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Russia and the former Yugoslavia during 1938-1944. It reveals the mentality of the German cultural...

Maladjusted Boys (RLE Edu M)

Maladjusted Boys (RLE Edu M)

1st Edition

Otto Shaw
December 15, 2014

Written by the founder of a pioneering establishment for disruptive boys who had been excluded from mainstream schools and in some cases turned to crime, this book discusses the methods and reasons for success of Red Hill School. It also discusses the causes of disruptive or obsessive behaviour and...

Quality of Pupil Learning Experiences (RLE Edu O)

Quality of Pupil Learning Experiences (RLE Edu O)

1st Edition

Neville Bennett, Charles Desforges, Anne Cockburn, Betty Wilkinson
December 15, 2014

Very little is known about the quality of the learning experiences provided for pupils. This book contains the results of a major research project, conducted in a sample of English primary schools, in which particular attention was paid to the tasks children were assigned, to the degree of match...

The Social Context of the School (RLE Edu L)

The Social Context of the School (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

John Eggleston
December 15, 2014

In their appearance, schools often seem to be physically separated from their surroundings, cut off from the neighbouring houses and streets by high walls, by playgrounds or playing fields. Within the school, another world seems to exist, with a life of its own – its own routine, dress, rules and...

German Influence on English Education

German Influence on English Education

1st Edition

W H G Armytage
December 15, 2014

This book traces the impact of German educationists, such as Froebel and Herbart, on practice in Britain while stressing the important and lasting influence of German scientists, technologists, philosophers, sociologists and historians on our educational system. This record of interplay between the...

American Influence on English Education

American Influence on English Education

1st Edition

W H G Armytage
December 15, 2014

The American ideal has exercised a powerful influence over English educational policy over the last two centuries, even as it has itself changed. Today the very size of America enables it to rehearse problems we shall meet tomorrow. This volume answers key questions for education, as relevant...

The Micro-Politics of the School: Towards a Theory of School Organization

The Micro-Politics of the School: Towards a Theory of School Organization

1st Edition

Stephen J. Ball
December 15, 2014

Stephen Ball’s micro-political theory of school organization is a radical departure from traditional theories. He rejects a prescriptive ‘top down’ approach and directly addresses the interest and concerns of teachers and current problems facing schools. In doing so he raises question about the...

Towards A Compulsory Curriculum

Towards A Compulsory Curriculum

1st Edition

John P. White
December 15, 2014

Written prior to the introduction of the national curriculum, this volume argued for precisely that: a broad framework of a compulsory education at national level for all schools. The author considers the question of the content of his proposed compulsory curriculum in terms of principles derived...

On Helping the Dyslexic Child (RLE Edu M)

On Helping the Dyslexic Child (RLE Edu M)

1st Edition

T R Miles
December 15, 2014

Many dyslexic children are well above the average in intelligence yet their disability makes progress at school extra hard and reading is often such an effort that they are deprived of the enjoyment from books. The author describes the difficulties of these children and records some of his own...

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