Routledge International Companion to Education

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  • Copyright: 2000-05-25
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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The Routledge International Companion to Education aims to address the key issues underpinning the rethinking and restructuring of education at the beginning of the new millennium.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
Philosophy of educationp. 3
Exploring theory and practice in moral educationp. 19
Theories of cognitive development and learning and their implications for curriculum development and teachingp. 28
Cognition and teachingp. 51
Learningp. 65
Has classroom teaching served its day?p. 83
How is language used as a medium for classroom education?p. 109
The economics and resourcing of educationp. 128
Are we post-modern yet? Historical and theoretical explorations in comparative educationp. 153
The conduct and appraisal of educational researchp. 179
Educational policy-making and analysis: diverse viewpointsp. 193
Curriculum: the case for a focus on learningp. 204
Understanding European didacticsp. 235
From testing to assessment: current issues and future prospectsp. 263
Administration and management in education: theory and practicep. 272
Fundamental shifts in schooling: implications for principal leadershipp. 283
School governance: educational excellence as shared aspirationp. 292
School effectiveness and school improvement: past, present and futurep. 301
Community education through the twentieth centuryp. 324
Substantive Issues
Standards: what are they, what do they do, and where do they live?p. 351
Learning support for pupils in mainstream schools: policy context and practical implicationsp. 364
Home-learning and school-learning in the twenty-first centuryp. 379
Peace education: a review and projectionp. 397
Feminism and educationp. 426
Dappled and irrepressible: the kaleidoscope of multiculturalism in educationp. 441
Multiculturalism: one view from the United States of Americap. 456
Anti-racism: from policy to praxisp. 476
Environmental education: a time for re-visioningp. 489
Environmental education in changing timesp. 502
The new environment of media educationp. 513
Health education and the health-promoting school: addressing the drugs issuep. 530
Computers in classrooms: learners and teachers in new rolesp. 558
Early childhood education throughout the worldp. 575
Primary educationp. 602
Secondary school: a tense stasis in function and formp. 621
New perspectives on the evolution of secondary school education in the UKp. 642
Learning along the way: the evolution of adult and continuing educationp. 653
Adult education: social movements or public service?p. 670
Understanding education and work: themes and issuesp. 683
Higher education in a context of changep. 705
Technology in higher education: altering the goalpostsp. 723
Teacher education: from initial preparation to continuing professional developmentp. 732
The open learning environment: a new paradigm for international developments in teacher educationp. 756
Mother tongue teachingp. 773
Reading: literacy and beyondp. 801
Mathematics at the core of the educational processp. 809
Science education: have enquiry-oriented science curricula failed?p. 821
The past, present and future of history teaching in schoolsp. 843
Expertise and the teaching of historyp. 855
What is the purpose of teaching geography in school?p. 865
Civic/citizenship education and the social studies in the United States of Americap. 880
Civics and moral educationp. 897
Technology education: towards a new school subjectp. 910
Foreign language education: balancing communicative needs and intercultural understandingp. 921
The place of physical education in the contemporary curriculump. 935
Theatre and drama education: themes and questionsp. 944
The shaping of visual arts in educationp. 956
Music education: where now?p. 970
Indexp. 981
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