Education and the Social Construction of Race RLE Edu J

Author: Peter Figueroa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136510249
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Does the education system help or hinder the fight against racism? This volume provides a constructive critique of the Swan Report of 1985 and of sociological research into racial and ethnic relations. The author undertakes a searching philosophical and sociological analysis of multicultural and antiracist education. He shows how the education system itself can reinforce racist assumptions and behaviour in society, but also argues that through educational and social reconstructing it can promote constructive cross-cultural relations.

Sociolinguistics and Language Education

Author: Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847694010
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This book, addressed to experienced and novice language educators, provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, reflecting changes in the global situation and the continuing evolution of the field and its relevance to language education around the world. Topics covered include nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, gender and ethnicity, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, and ideologies and power. Whether considering the role of English as an international language or innovative initiatives in Indigenous language revitalization, in every context of the world sociolinguistic perspectives highlight the fluid and flexible use of language in communities and classrooms, and the importance of teacher practices that open up spaces of awareness and acceptance of --and access to--the widest possible communicative repertoire for students.

Political Parties Routledge Library Editions Political Science

Author: J. Jupp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135025584
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In this book the author proposes that parties are indispensable to modern politics and that the absence of parties suggests that a system is governed by a traditional elite which has yet to come to terms with the modern world. Without them it would be impossible to legitimize modern systems, to engage the loyalty and support of the citizens. The alternative to party rule is either aristocracy or violent repression. In all systems the party widens the area from which political leaders are recruited and is thus a ‘democratising’ if not necessarily a ‘liberalising’ force.

Aspects of Toleration Routledge Library Editions Political Science

Author: John Horton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135026068
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Originally published in 1985, these essays relate philosophical questions about the meaning and justification of toleration to debates about such issues as religious freedom, racial discrimination, pornography and censorship. Many take their point of departure from classic works, especially J S Mill’s On Liberty and many consider recent developments in moral and political philosophy.

Handbook of Educational Psychology

Author: Patricia A. Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135283516
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Sponsored by Division 15 of APA, the second edition of this groundbreaking book has been expanded to 41 chapters that provide unparalleled coverage of this far-ranging field. Internationally recognized scholars contribute up-to-date reviews and critical syntheses of the following areas: foundations and the future of educational psychology, learners’ development, individual differences, cognition, motivation, content area teaching, socio-cultural perspectives on teaching and learning, teachers and teaching, instructional design, teacher assessment, and modern perspectives on research methodologies, data, and data analysis. New chapters cover topics such as adult development, self-regulation, changes in knowledge and beliefs, and writing. Expanded treatment has been given to cognition, motivation, and new methodologies for gathering and analyzing data. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses devoted to the study of educational psychology.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Inclusive Education

Author: Keith J. Topping
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415336659
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Each chapter ends with questions and issues for reflection. The book also includes an annotated list of further reading. It is designed to encourage readers to conduct their own research. This is a useful text for practitioner, postgraduate students, researchers, academics and policy-makers in education."--Jacket.

Families Education and Social Differences

Author: Liz Freeman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415155403
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This book completes the series of readers for the Open University's undergraduate course EU208 Exploring Educational Issues. A major theme of the book is the controversy around early years education and it looks at inequality issues.