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A Sociology of Special Education (RLE Edu M)

A Sociology of Special Education (RLE Edu M)

1st Edition

Sally Tomlinson
December 15, 2014

At the time of original publication, special education in Britain was permeated by an ideology of benevolent humanitarianism and this is ostensibly the moral framework within which the professionals – teachers, educational psychologists, medical officers – operate. The author widens the debate...

Adult Education & The Working Class: Education for the Missing Millions

Adult Education & The Working Class: Education for the Missing Millions

1st Edition

Kevin Ward, Richard Taylor
August 15, 2014

This book has two purposes: first to argue that there is a greater need now than ever before for liberal adult education for the working class. Such provision would both help to ameliorate the gross inequalities of our society and provide some counter-balance to the increasingly utilitarian and...

International Higher Education Volume 2: An Encyclopedia

International Higher Education Volume 2: An Encyclopedia

1st Edition

Philip Altbach
August 15, 2014

This encyclopedia is the result of a highly selective enterprise that provides a careful selection of key topics in essays written by top scholars in their fields. Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a limited number of countries, regions and themes is provided. The essays not only feature...

The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I): A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing

The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I): A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing

1st Edition

Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis
August 15, 2014

Literacy remains a contentious and polarized educational, media and political issue. What has emerged from the continuing debate is a recognition that literacy in education is allied closely with matters of language and culture, ideology and discourse, knowledge and power. Drawing perspectives...

Higher Education for All? (RLE Edu G)

Higher Education for All? (RLE Edu G)

1st Edition

Gordon Roderick, Michael Stephens
August 15, 2014

The rapid expansion of higher education provision, particularly in Europe and North America during the 1960s opened up for the first time the question whether everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of higher university and other institutions. The contributors are economists...

Education for Adults: Volume 1 Adult Learning and Education

Education for Adults: Volume 1 Adult Learning and Education

1st Edition

Malcolm Tight
August 15, 2014

The nature of adult education at individual, group and community levels is the concern of this book. Definitions and patterns of adult learning are critically assessed in both this country and abroad, and the processes involved considered in detail. Both case studies and thematic articles have been...

International Higher Education Volume 1: An Encyclopedia

International Higher Education Volume 1: An Encyclopedia

1st Edition

Philip Altbach
August 15, 2014

This encyclopedia is the result of a highly selective enterprise that provides a careful selection of key topics in essays written by top scholars in their fields. Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a limited number of countries, regions and themes is provided. The essays not only feature...

Adult Education as Theory, Practice and Research: The Captive Triangle

Adult Education as Theory, Practice and Research: The Captive Triangle

1st Edition

Robin Usher, Ian Bryant
August 15, 2014

The authors argue that the aim of research should be to improve practice through a process of critical reflection. Focusing clearly on the everyday concerns and problems of practitioners, they emphasize the importance of practical knowledge. Their definition of ‘practice’ is wide, and includes the...

Schooling, Ideology and the Curriculum (RLE Edu L)

Schooling, Ideology and the Curriculum (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Len Barton, Roland Meighan, Stephen A Walker
July 04, 2014

Although the different contributions to this book range over a wide spectrum of substantive issues, they share a common interest. This is a concern to explore the ways in which notions of the relations between theory and practice, between belief and action, can be used to develop three kinds of...

Class, Ideologies and Educational Futures

Class, Ideologies and Educational Futures

1st Edition

D W. Livingstone
July 04, 2014

This book provides a systematic and detailed analysis of class relations in advanced capitalist societies as a basis for understanding both class differences in educational practices and the relative effects of class and other social background factors on public attitudes toward education. Secondly...

Streaming (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): An Education System in Miniature

Streaming (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): An Education System in Miniature

1st Edition

Brian Jackson
July 04, 2014

In this volume a streamed school is studied in detail and parents’ responses are recorded. Eleven plus is (and has been) under criticism, but many children are selected by a ‘seven plus’ because they are streamed into A, B or C classes. Few children escape the label once it is pinned on them – less...

One in Five (RLE Edu M): The Assessment and Incidence of Special Educational Needs

One in Five (RLE Edu M): The Assessment and Incidence of Special Educational Needs

1st Edition

Paul Croll, Diana Moses
July 04, 2014

At the time of its original publication this book was the first major survey of the nature of the difficulties that children with special educational needs experience in the classroom context of mainstream junior schools. The book is based on research involving interviews with heads and teachers,...

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