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Routledge International Companion to Education

Book Description

The Routledge International Companion to Education addresses the key issues underpinning the rethinking and restructuring of education at the beginning of the new millennium. The volume contains over fifty major contributions exploring a wide range of issues, including:
* philosophy of education
* the economics and resourcing of education
* testing and assessment: current issues and future prospects
* standards
* multiculturalism
* anti-racism
* computers in classrooms
* mother tongue education
* civics and moral education.
Each chapter gives a contemporary account of developments in the field, and looks to the future and the directions that new activity and inquiry are likely to take. All the chapters are written from an international perspective.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. CONTENTS
  6. List of contributors
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Introduction
  9. PART I: FOUNDATIONS
    1. 1 Philosophy of education
    2. 2 Exploring theory and practice in moral education
    3. 3 Theories of cognitive development and learning and their implications for curriculum development and teaching
    4. 4 Cognition and teaching
    5. 5 Learning
    6. 6 Has classroom teaching served its day?
    7. 7 How is language used as a medium for classroom education?
    8. 8 The economics and resourcing of education
    9. 9 Are we post-modern yet? Historical and theoretical explorations in comparative education
  10. PART II: PROCESSES
    1. 10 The conduct and appraisal of educational research
    2. 11 Educational policy-making and analysis: diverse viewpoints
    3. 12 Curriculum: the case for a focus on learning
    4. 13 Understanding European didactics
    5. 14 From testing to assessment: current issues and future prospects
    6. 15 Administration and management in education: theory and practice
    7. 16 Fundamental shifts in schooling: implications for principal leadership
    8. 17 School governance: educational excellence as shared aspiration
    9. 18 School effectiveness and school improvement: past, present and future
    10. 19 Community education through the twentieth century
  11. PART III: SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
    1. 20 Standards: what are they, what do they do, and where do they live?
    2. 21 Learning support for pupils in mainstream schools: policy context and practical implications
    3. 22 Home-learning and school-learning in the twenty-first century
    4. 23 Peace education: a review and projection
    5. 24 Feminism and education
    6. 25 Dappled and irrepressible: the kaleidoscope of multiculturalism in education
    7. 26 Multiculturalism: one view from the United States of America
    8. 27 Anti-racism: from policy to praxis
    9. 28 Environmental education: a time for re-visioning
    10. 29 Environmental education in changing times
    11. 30 The new environment of media education
    12. 31 Health education and the health-promoting school: addressing the drugs issue
    13. 32 Computers in classrooms: learners and teachers in new roles
  12. PART IV: SECTORS
    1. 33 Early childhood education throughout the world
    2. 34 Primary education
    3. 35 Secondary school: a tense stasis in function and form
    4. 36 New perspectives on the evolution of secondary school education in the UK
    5. 37 Learning along the way: the evolution of adult and continuing education
    6. 38 Adult education: social movements or public service?
    7. 39 Understanding education and work: themes and issues
    8. 40 Higher education in a context of change
    9. 41 Technology in higher education: altering the goalposts
    10. 42 Teacher education: from initial preparation to continuing professional development
    11. 43 The open learning environment: a new paradigm for international developments in teacher education
  13. PART V: SUBJECTS
    1. 44 Mother tongue teaching
    2. 45 Reading: literacy and beyond
    3. 46 Mathematics at the core of the educational process
    4. 47 Science education: have enquiry-oriented science curricula failed?
    5. 48 The past, present and future of history teaching in schools
    6. 49 Expertise and the teaching of history
    7. 50 What is the purpose of teaching geography in school?
    8. 51 Civic/citizenship education and the social studies in the United States of America
    9. 52 Civics and moral education
    10. 53 Technology education: towards a new school subject
    11. 54 Foreign language education: balancing communicative needs and intercultural understanding
    12. 55 The place of physical education in the contemporary curriculum
    13. 56 Theatre and drama education: themes and questions
    14. 57 The shaping of visual arts in education
    15. 58 Music education: where now?
  14. Index