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Changing Educational Assessment: International Perspectives and Trends

Changing Educational Assessment: International Perspectives and Trends

1st Edition

Patricia Broadfoot, Roger Murphy, Harry Torrance
July 04, 2014

Assessment is a key area of interest and debate in education. Its increased use by governments as a powerful means of influencing educational practice are now features of the educational scene worldwide. This volume was the first major international review of such developments and it explores the...

The Tory Mind on Education: 1979-1994

The Tory Mind on Education: 1979-1994

1st Edition

D Lawton
July 04, 2014

This book discusses conservative education policies since 1979 by referring to beliefs, values and attitudes. It relates ideology to policies and provides some background about the years before 1979 – definitions of Conservatism and descriptions of Tory beliefs and traditional Conservative views on...

Curriculum Practice: Some Sociological Case Studies

Curriculum Practice: Some Sociological Case Studies

1st Edition

Martyn Hammersley, Andy Hargreaves
July 04, 2014

When first published this book was one of the first collections of empirical research in the area of the knowledge transmitted in schools and the responses of students to it. It includes studies of the histories of particular school subjects and of how the knowledge they embody is presented in the...

Schools, Teachers and Teaching (RLE Edu N)

Schools, Teachers and Teaching (RLE Edu N)

1st Edition

Len Barton, Stephen A Walker
July 04, 2014

This volume considers how various sociological approaches to the exploration of the conditions of teachers’ might be co-ordinated so as to produce a more penetrating and reliable understanding of the main dimensions of teachers’ work. Three dimensions are selected for special attention: historical,...

The Enquiring Tutor (RLE Edu O): Exploring The Process of Professional Learning

The Enquiring Tutor (RLE Edu O): Exploring The Process of Professional Learning

1st Edition

Stephen Rowland
July 04, 2014

Stephen Rowland explores the relationship between the turor (or facilitator) and the professional worker on post-experience professional courses. His emphasis in on the processes of reflection and enquiry in professional learning and is not content specific. Drawing upon his experience as a course...

Educational Differences (RLE Edu L)

Educational Differences (RLE Edu L)

1st Edition

Arthur Jensen
July 04, 2014

Among particular issues discussed in this book are the problems of the cultural disadvantaged, the problems of devising psychological tests which are not biased towards any particular culture, the problems of minority groups of children in education and the relationship between heritability and...

The Ecology of the School

The Ecology of the School

1st Edition

John Eggleston
July 04, 2014

Within a single educational system – that of England and Wales – the nature of schooling available to a child can be dramatically different. Even between residential areas the differences in educational climate can be striking. Apart from differences in the organization of schools and the...

Emotion and Delinquency (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): A Clinical Study of Five Hundred Criminals in the Making

Emotion and Delinquency (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education): A Clinical Study of Five Hundred Criminals in the Making

1st Edition

L Grimberg
July 04, 2014

Inevitably a product of the time in which it was published this book discusses important questions of neuro-psychology as well as setting out the early ‘nature versus nurture’ debate. The author also argues for changes in the care and education of those with learning difficulties to enable them to...

Children's Play and Its Place in Education: With an Appendix on the Montessori Method

Children's Play and Its Place in Education: With an Appendix on the Montessori Method

1st Edition

Walter De Burley Wood
July 04, 2014

Published long before the importance of early childhood education was formally recognised in the educational landscape this book explores the significance of play for young children. The volume includes an appendix on Montessori education....

Marxism/Structuralism/Education (RLE Edu L): Theoretical Developments in the Sociology of Education

Marxism/Structuralism/Education (RLE Edu L): Theoretical Developments in the Sociology of Education

1st Edition

Madan Sarup
July 04, 2014

This interdisciplinary textbook provides an introduction to the many theoretical developments and controversies which took place in the sociology and politics of education during the 1970s and 80s. The book Discusses the arguments concerning humanist and structuralist Marixsm. Provides a...

Comparative Education: A Study of Educational Factors and Traditions

Comparative Education: A Study of Educational Factors and Traditions

1st Edition

Nicholas Hans
July 04, 2014

This book is divided into four parts. In Part One the author considers the natural factors which have influenced the various national systems of education. They comprise racial, linguistic, geographical and economic factors. In Part Two he considers the contribution of religious traditions to...

Education in the Soviet Union: Policies and Institutions Since Stalin

Education in the Soviet Union: Policies and Institutions Since Stalin

1st Edition

Mervyn Matthews
July 04, 2014

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the successes and failures of education and training in the Khrushchev and Breshnev years. The author gives an objective assessment of the accessibility of the main types of institution, of the contents of courses and of Soviet attempts to marry the...

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