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  1. David J. Flinders & Stephen J. Thornton (eds.) (2008). The Curriculum Studies Reader. Routledge.
    This highly anticipated second edition of The Curriculum Studies Reader retains key features of the successful first edition while incorporating an updated introduction and new, timely essays. Grounded in historical essays, the volume provides context for the growing field of curriculum studies, reflects upon the trends that have dominated the field, and samples the best of current scholarship. This thoughtful combination of essays provides a survey of the field coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum, and an examination of contemporary (...)
  2. Eugénie Angèle Samier & Richard J. Bates (eds.) (2006). Aesthetic Dimensions of Educational Administration & Leadership. Routledge.
    The Aesthetic Dimensions of Educational Administration and Leadership provides an aesthetic critique of educational administration and leadership. It demonstrates the importance of aesthetics on all aspects of the administrative and leadership world: the ways ideas and ideals are created, how their expression is conveyed, the impact they have on interpersonal relationships and the organizational environment that carries and reinforces them, and the moral boundaries or limits that can be established or exceeded. The book is divided into three sections. · Section (...)
  3. W. Jan van der Dussen (1981). History as a Science: The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood. Distributors, Kluwer Boston.
    The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood W. J. Van Der Dussen. Collingwood's conclusion is that " ... science, even at its best, always falls short of understanding the facts as they really are"88. Only history is able to realize this. It is another ...
  4. Isaac Baer Berkson (1958/1970). The Ideal and the Community. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
  5. Cornel M. Hamm (1989). Philosophical Issues in Education: An Introduction. Falmer Press.
    No previous experience in formal studies in either philosophy or education is a requirement for a full comprehension of the text.
  6. R. S. Peters (1977). Education and the Education of Teachers. Routledge & K. Paul.
    educated man1 Some further reflections 1 The comparison with 'reform' In reflecting, in the past, on the sort of term that 'education' is I have usually ...
  7. Yūichi Shionoya & Kiichirō Yagi (eds.) (2001). Competition, Trust, and Cooperation: A Comparative Study. Springer.
    This book is the result of the first SEEP (Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy) conference that was held in Asia. First, the Western tradition is reinterpreted and restated by the two editors with their diversified perspective of virtue ethics and communicative ethics. Then, new approaches such as "critical realism", "reciprocal delivery", "evolutionary thought" and "cultural studies" are applied to understand ethical problems in economics. Further, in contrast to the reassessment of Scottish moral philosophy and German Romanticism, Chinese, Japanese, and (...)
  8. Marcelo Dascal & Ora Gruengard (eds.) (1989). Knowledge and Politics: Case Studies in the Relationship Between Epistemology and Political Philosophy. Westview Press.
  9. Theodore R. Sarbin & John I. Kitsuse (eds.) (1994). Constructing the Social. Sage.
    If you are looking for a clear, concrete overview on social constructionist research and analysis, look no further than Constructing the Social. This timely volume pools the talents of many leading psychologists and sociologists, who in each case ground theory into practical examples. Contributors demonstrate that human beings are principally social agents rather than passive reactors that process information. Each contributor analyzes the historical and cultural contexts implicit in a wide range of key issues including anxiety, the family, intelligence, aging, (...)
  10. Irene van Staveren (2001). The Values of Economics: An Aristotelian Perspective. Routledge.
    With an aim to bring caring back into economic theory, this work draws upon the work of Aristotle and Amartya Sen's notions of capability and commitment, to propose an alternative methodology to utilitarianism that is not normative.
  11. Ted Benton (2001). Philosophy of Social Science: The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought. Palgrave.
    This is the first book in the new series, is a comprehensive introduction to philosophical problems in the social sciences, encompassing traditional and contemporary perspectives. It is readily accessible, with a firm emphasis on communicating difficult philosophical ideas clearly and effectively to those from outside this discipline. Ted Benton and Ian Craib move systematically through major topic areas, from positivism to post-structuralism, using a wide variety of examples and cases to illustrate key themes.
  12. Gustav Marius Bruce (1979). Luther as an Educator. Greenwood Press.
    Today, however, classical Lutheran education is enjoying a renaissance. This book is being reprinted in hopes of renewing such an interest among those who educate in school or at home.
  13. Jonathan Aldred (2009). The Skeptical Economist: Revealing the Ethics Inside Economics. Earthscan.
    Introduction : ethical economics? -- The sovereign consumer -- Two myths about economic growth -- The politics of pay -- Happiness -- Pricing life and nature -- New worlds of money : public services and beyond -- Conclusion.
  14. Peter Haggett (1990). The Geographer's Art. B. Blackwell.
  15. Dale A. Blyth (1981). Philosophy, Policies, and Programs for Early Adolescent Education: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press.
  16. Nathan Rotenstreich (1976). Philosophy, History and Politics: Studies in Contemporary English Philosophy of History. Martinus Nijhoff.
  17. Harold Kincaid (1996). Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences: Analyzing Controversies in Social Research. Cambridge University Press.
    This book defends the prospects for a science of society. It argues that behind the diverse methods of the natural sciences lies a common core of scientific rationality that the social sciences can and sometimes do achieve. It also argues that good social science must be in part about large-scale social structures and processes and thus that methodological individualism is misguided. These theses are supported by a detailed discussion of actual social research, including theories of agrarian revolution, organizational ecology, social (...)
  18. Michael Stanford (1998). An Introduction to the Philosophy of History. Blackwell.
  19. Peter Rigby (1996). African Images: Racism and the End of Anthropology. Berg.
    This controversial book is an impassioned African response to the racial stereotyping of African people and people of African descent by prominent white scholars. It highlights how the media contributes to the growth of racist ideas, particularly in reporting current events in Africa, and demonstrates how some of America’s most revered intellectuals cloak racist ideologies in ostensibly egalitarian discourses. The author seeks to rewrite the image of 'race' in order to show the damage racism can cause serious scholarship.
  20. Ahmed Gurnah (1992). The Uncertain Science: Criticism of Sociological Formalism. Routledge.
    Introduction SOCIOLOGY: A SUBVERTED PROJECT We shall argue here that the continued interlacing of philosophy and sociology distorts sociology and limits its ...
  21. Eduardo Giannetti Fonsecdaa (1991). Beliefs in Action: Economic Philosophy and Social Change. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ("ideas") in the processes of belief-formation and social change. Its aim is to further our understanding of the behavior of the individual economic agent by bringing to light and examining the function of non-rational dispositions and motivations ("passions") in the determination of the agent's beliefs and goals. Drawing on the work of David Hume and Adam Smith, the book spells out the particular ways in which the passions come to affect (...)
  22. Joanna Swann & John Pratt (eds.) (1999). Improving Education: Realist Approaches to Method and Research. Cassell.
    Stimulated by late-1990s debate in the UK on quality, effectiveness and usefulness of educational research (reports by OFSTED, DFEE and NFER), this book shows ...
  23. Tony Becher (1994). Graduate Education in Britain. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  24. Salo Wittmayer Baron (1986). The Contemporary Relevance of History: A Study in Approaches and Methods. Columbia University Press.
    This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt.
  25. Alan H. Cromer (1997). Connected Knowledge: Science, Philosophy, and Education. Oxford University Press.
    When physicist Alan Sokal recently submitted an article to the postmodernist journal Social Text, the periodical's editors were happy to publish it--for here was a respected scientist offering support for the journal's view that science is a subjective, socially constructed discipline. But as Sokal himself soon revealed in Lingua Franca magazine, the essay was a spectacular hoax--filled with scientific gibberish anyone with a basic knowledge of physics should have caught--and the academic world suddenly awoke to the vast gap that has (...)
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  26. M. Duane Nellis, Janice J. Monk & Susan L. Cutter (eds.) (2004). Presidential Musings From the Meridian: Reflections on the Nature of Geography by Past Presidents of the Association of American Geographers. West Virginia University Press.
    For decades, presidents of the Association of American Geographers have written insightful columns in the AAG Newsletter. One of the most popular sections of the newsletter, these columns illustrate the changes and consistencies of geography over the past thirty-four years. They offer an insight into the past of the geography discipline and a broader perspective on the future. Previously inaccessible even to most professional geographers, the Presidential Columns will now be available in Presidential Musings from the Meridian: Reflections of the (...)
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  27. Max Lewis Rafferty (1968). Max Rafferty on Education. New York, Devin-Adair Co..
  28. John White (1997). Education and the End of Work: A New Philosophy of Work and Learning. Cassell.
    This book engages with widespread current anxieties about the future of work and its place in a fulfilled human life.
  29. D. A. Paterson & Mary Palmer (eds.) (1989). The Status of Animals: Ethics, Education, and Welfare. Published on Behalf of the Humane Education Foundation by C.A.B. International.
  30. Richard W. Miller (1987). Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in the Natural and the Social Sciences. Princeton University Press.
    In this bold work of broad scope and rich erudition, Richard W. Miller sets out to reorient the philosophy of science.
  31. Christopher Winch (2006). Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking. Routledge.
    The concepts of autonomy and of critical thinking play a central role in many contemporary accounts of the aims of education. This book analyses their relationship to each other and to education, exploring their roles in mortality and politics before examining the role of critical thinking in fulfilling the educational aim of preparing young people for autonomy. The author analyses different senses of the terms 'autonomy' and 'critical thinking' and the implications for education. Implications of the discussion for contemporary practice (...)
  32. William A. Wallace (ed.) (1994). Ethics in Modeling. Pergamon.
    The use of mathematical models to support decision making is proliferating in both the public and private sectors. Advances in computer technology and greater opportunities to learn the appropriate techniques are extending modeling capabilities to more and more people. As powerful decision aids, models can be both beneficial or harmful. At present, few safeguards exist to prevent model builders or users from deliberately, carelessly, or recklessly manipulating data to further their own ends. Perhaps more importantly, few people understand or appreciate (...)
  33. Edith Kuiper & Jolande Sap (eds.) (1995). Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics. Routledge.
    Out of the Margin is the first book to consider feminist concerns across the whole domain of economics. In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in interest on the relation between gender and economics. Feminists have found much of concern in the way the economics has written women out of its history, built its theories around masculinist values, failed to take proper account of women and their work when measuring the economy and ignored most of the policy issues (...)
  34. Robert Young (2004). White Mythologies: Writing History and the West. Routledge.
    In the first edition of White Mythologies (1990) Robert Young challenged the status of history, asking whether in this postmodern era we should consider it a Western myth, with an uncertain status. Is it, he asked, possible to write history that avoids the trap of Eurocentrism? Investigating the history of History, from Hegel to Foucault, White Mythologies calls into question traditional accounts of a single 'World History' which leaves aside the 'Third World' as surplus to the narrative of the West. (...)
  35. Norman Yoffee & Andrew Sherratt (eds.) (1993). Archaeological Theory: Who Sets the Agenda? Cambridge University Press.
    Since the l960s, archaeology has become increasingly taught in universities and practiced on a growing scale by national and local heritage agencies throughout the world. This book addresses the criticisms of postmodernist writers about archaeology's social role, and asserts its intellectual importance and achievements in discovering real facts about the human past. It looks forward to the creation of a truly global consciousness of the origins of human societies and civilizations.
  36. A. Nuri Yurdusev (2003). International Relations and the Philosophy of History: A Civilizational Approach. Palgrave Macmillan.
    International Relations and the Philosophy of History examines the concept of civilization in relation to international systems through an extensive use of the literature in the philosophy of history. A. Nuri Yurdusev demonstrates the relevance of a civilizational approach to the study of contemporary international relations by looking at the multi-civilizational nature of the modern international system, the competing claims of national and civilizational identities and the rise of civilizational consciousness after the Cold War.
  37. Jeanette Edwards, Penelope Harvey & Peter Wade (eds.) (2007). Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice. Berg.
    What does it mean to know something - scientifically, anthropologically, socially? What is the relationship between different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing? How is knowledge mobilised in society and to what ends? Drawing on ethnographic examples from across the world, and from the virtual and global "places" created by new information technologies, Anthropology and Science presents examples of living and dynamic epistemologies and practices, and of how scientific ways of knowing operate in the world. Authors address the nature (...)
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  38. Derek Layder (1997). Modern Social Theory: Key Debates and New Directions. Ucl Press.
    This book is intended for undergraduate courses in social theory for second and third year sociology students, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers.
  39. Michael Shanks (1987). Re-Constructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press.
    INTRODUCTION The doctrines and values of the 'new' archaeology are in the process of being broken down; for many they were never acceptable. ...
  40. Keith Graham (2002). Practical Reasoning in a Social World: How We Act Together. Cambridge University Press.
    In this book Keith Graham examines the philosophical assumptions behind the ideas of group membership and loyalty. Drawing out the significance of social context, he challenges individualist views by placing collectivities such as committees, classes or nations within the moral realm. He offers a new understanding of the multiplicity of sources which vie for the attention of human beings as they decide how to act, and challenges the conventional division between self-interest and altruism. He also offers a systematic account (...)
  41. Ian Hodder (ed.) (2001). Archaeological Theory Today. Blackwell Publishers.
    This volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over ...
  42. B. van Oers (ed.) (2008). The Transformation of Learning: Advances in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    Learning is a changing phenomenon, depending on the advances in theory and research. This book presents a relatively new approach to learning, based on meaningful human activities in cultural practices and in collaboration with others. It draws extensively from the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and his recent followers. The book presents ideas that elaborate this learning theory and also gives recent developments and applications of this approach in a variety of educational situations in and outside of school. A core issue (...)
  43. Edward Kuhlman (1994). Agony in Education: The Importance of Struggle in the Process of Learning. Bergin & Garvey.
  44. David Harris (2003). Teaching Yourself Social Theory. Sage Publications.
    `Social theory is a very difficult subject to teach and it is one that students generally find hard to get to grips with. Teaching Yourself Social Theory offers a highly original and comprehensive resource that will be welcomed by students and teachers alike' - Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth `I have no hesitation in recommending Harris' text to students and teachers of social theory' - Sociology This refreshing and accessible text demonstrates how social theory can be made into an intelligible (...)
  45. Robert F. Arnove & Carlos Alberto Torres (eds.) (2007). Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local. Rowman & Littlefield.
  46. Richard Peet (1998). Modern Geographic Thought. Blackwell Publishers.
    After spending time with this book the reader should be able to tackle virtually any philosophical theme in contemporary geographic thought.
  47. Kenneth A. Strike (1989). Liberal Justice and the Marxist Critique of Education: A Study of Conflicting Research Programs. Routledge.
  48. Ursula Rao, John Hutnyk & Klaus-Peter Köpping (eds.) (2005). Celebrating Transgression: Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Culture: A Book in Honour of Klaus Peter Köpping. Berghahn Books.
    This book brings key authors in anthropology together to debate and transgress anthropological expectations.
  49. Barbara Hobson, Jane Lewis & Birte Siim (eds.) (2002). Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics. E. Elgar Pub..
    This is a major contribution to the theoretical and comparative literature on welfare states, written by some of the most original and challenging feminist ...
  50. Mark Youngblood Herring (1988). Ethics and the Professor: An Annotated Bibliography, 1970-1985. Garland Pub..
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