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              Social Context Reform: A Pedagogy of Equity and Opportunity
               

              Social Context Reform: A Pedagogy of Equity and Opportunity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Thomas, Paul; Porfilio, Brad J.; Gorlewski, Julie; Carr, Paul R.

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              Currently, both the status quo of public education and the No Excuses Reform policies are identical. The reform offers a popular and compelling narrative based on the meritocracy and rugged individualism myths that are supposed to define American idealism. This volume will refute... this ideology by proposing Social Context Reform, a term coined by Paul Thomas which argues for educational change within a larger plan to reform social inequity-such as access to health care, food, higher employment, better wages and job security. Since the accountability era in the early 1980s, policy, public discourse, media coverage, and scholarly works have focused primarily on reforming schools themselves. Here, the evidence that school-only reform does not work is combined with a bold argument to expand the discourse and policy surrounding education reform to include how social, school, and classroom reform must work in unison to achieve goals of democracy, equity, and opportunity both in and through public education. This volume will include a wide variety of essays from leading critical scholars addressing the complex elements of social context reform, all of which address the need to re-conceptualize accountability and to seek equity and opportunity in social and education reform.
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              ISBN 9781138286986
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governance
               

              The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governance (Hardback)

              Edited by Volante, Louis

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              By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA's role in education governance and policy discourses, this book provides the reader with a critical analysis of the educational change process within our increasingly global educational policy environment.

              ISBN 9781138217416
              Released NZ 21 Sep 2017
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              The Strong State and Curriculum Reform: Assessing the politics and possibilities of educational change in Asia
               

              The Strong State and Curriculum Reform: Assessing the politics and possibilities of educational change in Asia (Hardback)

              Edited by Lim, Leonel; Apple, Michael W.

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              As Asian education systems increasingly take on a stronger presence on the global educational landscape, of special interest is an understanding of the ways in which many of these states direct their schools towards higher achievement. What is missing, however, are accounts that ...take seriously the particular construction of the strong, developmental state witnessed across many Asian societies, and that seek to understand the politics and possibilities of curriculum change vis a vis precisely the dominance of such a state. By engaging in analyses based on some of the best current social and cultural theories, and by illuminating the interactions among various state and non-state pedagogic agents, the chapters in this volume account for the complex post-colonial, historical and cultural consciousnesses that many Asian states and societies experience. At a time when much of the educational politics in Asia remains in a state of transition and as many of these states seek out through the curriculum new forms of social control and novel bases of political legitimacy, such a volume offers enduring insights into the real if not also always relative autonomy that schools and communities maintain in countering the hegemonic presence of strong states.
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              ISBN 9781138825062
              Released NZ 11 May 2016
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              Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level: Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois
               

              Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level: Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois (Hardback)

              Edited by Hunt, Erika L.; Hood, Lisa; Haller, Alicia M.; Kincaid, Maureen

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              Providing an in-depth look at the processes, pitfalls, and successes that can emerge from major education reform efforts at the state level, this volume covers the full policy change cycle in the development and transformation of the Illinois principal preparation program. Offeri...ng perspectives from the major stakeholder groups involved in transforming Illinois principal preparation-school districts, universities, state education agencies, teachers unions, and professional associations-this book documents the three distict policy stages: policy formation, implementation, and improvement. As a national award-winning leader in principal preparation policy and practice, Illinois serves as a model for effective policy reform. Grounded in a strong theoretical framework, this volume provides candid observations and lessons learned for researhers, scholars, and policymakers.
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              ISBN 9781138299221
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
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              Demythologizing Educational Reforms: Responses to the Political and Corporate Takeover of Education
               

              Demythologizing Educational Reforms: Responses to the Political and Corporate Takeover of Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Costigan, Arthur T.; Grey, Leslee

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              There are dozens of myths surrounding educational reform today, maintaining the school's role in economic competitiveness, the deficiency of teachers, the benefits of increased testing, and the worthiness of privatization. In this volume, the editors argue that this discussion ha...s been co-opted to reflect the values and worldviews of special interest groups such as elites in power, politicians, corporate educational foundations, and the media. Prominent educational writers tackle contemporary issues such as neoliberalism, suburban schooling, charter schools and parental involvement. They expose the logic behind the talk and critically examine these problematic beliefs to uncover meaningful improvements in education which are better grounded in the social, economic, political and educational realities of contemporary society.
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              ISBN 9781138286726
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2016
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              UNESCO Without Borders: Educational campaigns for international understanding
               

              UNESCO Without Borders: Educational campaigns for international understanding (Paperback)

              Edited by Kulnazarova, Aigul; Ydesen, Christian

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              The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established in 1945 with twin aims: to rebuild various institutions of the world destroyed by war, and to promote international understanding and peaceful cooperation among nations. Based on empiri...cal and historical research and with a particular focus on history teaching, international understanding and peace, UNESCO Without Borders offers a new research trajectory for understanding the roles played by UNESCO and other international organizations, as well as the effects of globalization on education. With fifteen chapters by authors from cross-disciplinary and diverse geographical areas, this book assesses the global implications and results of UNESCO's educational policies and practices. It explores how UNESCO-approved guidelines of textbook revisions and peace initiatives were implemented in member-states, illustrating the existence of both national confrontations with the new worldview promoted by UNESCO, as well as the constraints of international cooperation. This book provides an insightful analysis of UNESCO's past challenges and also indicates promising future research directions in support of international understanding for peace and cooperation. As such, it will be of key interest to researchers, postgraduate students, academics in the fields of international and comparative education, education politics and policies, and to those interested in the historical study of international organizations and their global impact. The book will also appeal to practitioners, especially those who conduct research on or work in post-conflict societies.
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              ISBN 9780815364504
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education
               

              Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mulcahy, C. M.; Mulcahy, D. E.; Mulcahy, D. G.

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              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 influ...ential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in shaping policy. In this volume the authors consider the discourse, rhetoric, and underlying values that sustain these developments alongside those that underlie more longstanding and competing educational theories and practices. This volume highlights the importance of recognizing opposing conceptualizations of education-some more educationally productive than others- and their core values, approaches to student learning, strengths and weaknesses, and justification. The authors analyze and critique what Jane Roland Martin has referred to as `the deep structure of educational thought', and seek improved educational policy and practice with particular reference to curriculum and pedagogy. It features a comparative analysis of competing discourses including autocratic control, limited personal development, and praxis.
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              ISBN 9781138286689
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2016
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              The Conservative Case for Education: Against the Current
               

              The Conservative Case for Education: Against the Current (Hardback)

              By Tate, Nicholas

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              The Conservative Case for Education argues that educational thinking in English-speaking countries over the last fifty years has been massively influenced by a dominant liberal ideology based on unchallenged assumptions. Conservative voices pushing against the current of this ide...ology have been few, but powerful and drawn from across the political spectrum. The book shows how these twentieth-century voices remain highly relevant today, using them to make a conservative case for education. Written by a former government adviser and head teacher, the book focuses on four of the most powerful of these conservative voices: the poet and social critic T. S. Eliot, the philosopher Michael Oakeshott, the political thinker Hannah Arendt and the educationist E D Hirsch. In the case of each thinker, the book shows how their ideas throw fresh light on contemporary educational issues. These issues range widely across current educational practice and include: creativity, cultural literacy, mindfulness, the place of religion in schools, education for citizenship, the teaching of history and Classics, the authority of the teacher, the arguments for and against a national curriculum, the educational response to cultural diversity, and more. A concluding chapter sums up the conservative case for education in a set of Principles that would be acceptable to many from the Left, as well as the Right of the political spectrum. The book should be of particular interest to educators and educational policy makers at a time when 'conservative' governments are in power in the UK and the USA, as well as to researchers, academics and postgraduate students engaged in the study of educational policy, or those studying educational issues from an ethical, philosophical and cultural standpoint.
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              ISBN 9781138055513
              Released NZ 27 Jul 2017
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              Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education
               

              Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education (Hardback)

              By Mulcahy, C. M.; Mulcahy, D. E.; Mulcahy, D. G.

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              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 influ...ential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in shaping policy. In this volume the authors consider the discourse, rhetoric, and underlying values that sustain these developments alongside those that underlie more longstanding and competing educational theories and practices. This volume highlights the importance of recognizing opposing conceptualizations of education-some more educationally productive than others- and their core values, approaches to student learning, strengths and weaknesses, and justification. The authors analyze and critique what Jane Roland Martin has referred to as 'the deep structure of educational thought', and seek improved educational policy and practice with particular reference to curriculum and pedagogy. It features a comparative analysis of competing discourses including autocratic control, limited personal development, and praxis.
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              ISBN 9780415724456
              Released NZ 18 Dec 2014
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              Educational Binds of Poverty: The lives of school children
               

              Educational Binds of Poverty: The lives of school children (Hardback)

              By Brown, Ceri

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              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, regulati...on and accountability. In this book Ceri Brown presents these assumptions against a review of the research literature and an original ethnographic longitudinal study into the lives of children in poverty in order to highlight the gap between policy discourses and the lived experiences of children themselves. Through the theoretical concept of a set of 'binds' against educational success, the book explores four key areas that children in poverty have to navigate if they are to be successful in school. These are: material deprivation the cultural contexts of school, home and the community friendship and social capital the effects of student mobility through atypical school changes. In seeking to characterise and explain what life is like for young school children, this book questions why policy makers have a radically different frame of reference in purporting to understand how their policies will change the behaviour of those living in poverty. This leads onto a consideration of what lessons may be learned in order to contribute towards a more appropriate policy agenda that attends to the multiple binds that children in poverty have to negotiate.
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              ISBN 9780415719391
              Released NZ 10 Dec 2014
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