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ERIC Number: ED525835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-17
Pages: 400
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4155-8346-6
The Routledge Companion to Education
Arthur, James, Ed.; Peterson, Andrew, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"The Routledge Companion to Education" presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available to the key theories, themes and topics in education. Forty specially commissioned chapters, covering all aspects of education, introduce you to the ideas, research and issues that have shaped this most diverse, dynamic and fluid field. Part one provides an introduction to the key theories, thinkers and disciplines within education. Part two covers ideas and issues about how, what and why learning takes place. Part three includes analysis on particular approaches to education and explores the issues that attract much contemporary interest. Written by an international team of expert contributors, the chapters all include a descriptive introduction, an analysis of the key ideas and debates, an overview of the latest research, key questions for research and carefully selected further reading. "The Routledge Companion to Education" is a succinct, detailed, authoritative overview of the topics which are at the forefront of educational research and discourse today. This classic collection is a bookshelf essential for every student and scholar serious about the study of education. Part I, Educational Foundations, contains the following: (1) Liberal Education (Mulcahy); (2) Communitarianism (Arthur); (3) Civic Republicanism (Peterson); (4) Postmodernism (Peters and Besley); (5) Feminism (McLeod); (6) History of Education (Raftery); (7) Sociology of Education (Leighton); (8) Philosophy of Education (Oancea); (9) Educational Psychology (Farnan); and (10) Economics of Education (Vignoles). Part II, Teaching and Learning, contains the following: (11) Learning (Jordan and Carlile); (12) Teaching (Kyriacou); (13) Curriculum and Curriculum Studies (Connelly and Xu); (14) Language (Wilkinson and Silliman); (15) Motivation and Behaviour (Ellis and Tod); (16) Creativity (Shaheen); and (17 ) Assessment (Ecclestone). Part III, Organisation and Issues in Education, contains the following: (18) Early Childhood Education and Care (Powell); Education and Schooling 5-11 Years (Bryan); (20) Education and Schooling 11-16 Years (Peterson and Leighton); (21) Post-Compulsory, Higher Education and Training (Bowl); (22) Lifelong Learning (Jarvis); (23) Alternative Education (Warwick); (24) Citizenship Education (Davies); (25) Social Class (Davison); (26) Comparative Education (Schweisfurth); (27) Development Education (Bourn); (28) Cultural-Linguistic Diversity and Inclusion (Wilkinson, Silliman and Danzak); (29) Education and Neuroscience (Tommerdahl); (30) Gender (Sundaram); (31) Globalization (Peim); (32) Well-being and Education (Ecclestone); (33) Leadership and School Effectiveness (Rhodes and Bischoff); (34) Multicultural Education (Kiwan); (35) Education Policy (West); (36) Religion and Education (Sears and Christou); (37) Social Justice and Inequalities in Education (Smith); (38) Sustainable Development (Huckle); (39) Technologies and Learning (Hammond); and (40) Values Education (Lovat).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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