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Gough, Stephen – Routledge Research in Education, 2015
Environmental issues continue to divide opinion, sometimes in extreme ways. Almost everyone agrees that education has a role to play in ensuring the future of humanity on Earth. Some think we should all learn to leave a minimal environmental footprint; others argue that education should promote economic growth, because only growth can generate the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Role of Education, Evidence, Anthropology
Maylor, Uvanney – Routledge Research in Education, 2014
This book is designed to challenge dominant educational discourses on the underachievement of Black children and to engender new understandings in initial teacher education (ITE) about Black children's education and achievement. Based in empirical case study work and theoretical insights drawn from Bourdieu, hooks, Freire, and Giroux, Maylor calls…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Case Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Racial Relations
Nero, Shondel; Ahmad, Dohra – Routledge Research in Education, 2014
This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource orientation, countering the popular narrative of vernaculars as problems in schools. The book is divided into two parts, with the…
Descriptors: Native Language, Applied Linguistics, Case Studies, Higher Education
Mintz, Joseph – Routledge Research in Education, 2014
The extent to which teachers should make use of theoretical and expert knowledge as opposed to tacit experiential knowledge, and how these might be combined, is a perennial issue in discussions on pedagogy. This book addresses these debates through a creative development of the concept of productive uncertainty. Using case studies focusing on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Expertise, Educational Theories
Medina, Carmen L.; Wohlwend, Karen E. – Routledge Research in Education, 2014
This book takes on current perspectives on children's relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to explain how children's media and literacy performances shape and are shaped by shared visions of communities that we collectively imagine,…
Descriptors: Children, Literacy, Play, Global Approach
Suri, Harsh – Routledge Research in Education, 2013
Primary research in education and social sciences is marked by a diversity of methods and perspectives. How can we accommodate and reflect such diversity at the level of synthesizing research? What are the critical methodological decisions in the process of a research synthesis, and how do these decisions open up certain possibilities, while…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Inclusion, Synthesis
Rowe, Emma E. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2016
"Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces" examines government funded public schools from a range of perspectives and scholarship in order to examine the historical, political and economic conditions of public schooling within a globalized, post-welfare context. In this book, Rowe argues that post-welfare policy conditions are…
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Schools, Middle Class, Public Schools
Adams, Jeff; Owens, Allan – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2015
The struggle to establish more democratic education pedagogies has a long history in the politics of mainstream education. This book argues for the significance of the creative arts in the establishment of social justice in education, using examples drawn from a selection of contemporary case studies including Japanese applied drama, Palestinian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Democracy, Politics of Education
Kitching, Karl – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2014
The marketised and securitised shaping of formal education sites in terms of risk prevention strategies have transformed what it means to be a learner and a citizen. In this book, Karl Kitching explores racialised dimensions to suggest how individuals and collectives are increasingly made responsible for their own welfare as "good" or…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Compulsory Education, Racial Bias, Citizenship Education
Mulcahy, C. M.; Mulcahy, D. E.; Mulcahy, D. G. – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2014
Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Praxis, Role of Education, Federal Legislation
Brown, Ceri – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2014
"Educational Binds of Poverty" tackles the assumptions made by many recent social and educational policy initiatives suggesting that the best way to improve educational prospects of children in poverty is through an increased emphasis upon a culture of control, discipline, regulation and accountability. In this book, Ceri Brown presents…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Policy, Ethnography, Longitudinal Studies