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  • Print publication year: 2007
  • Online publication date: June 2018

Education & Learning



Introductions to the subject

4415 American educational history: school, society, and the common good

W.H. Jeynes Sage Publications, 2007, 469pp. £45. ISBN 9781412914215.

Examines historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the USA. There is a ‘strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-WWII issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice’.

4416 Education in Britain: 1944 to the present

K. Jones Polity Press, 2003, 202pp. £15.99. ISBN 9780745625751.

Chapters are: 1. Post-war settlements; 2. The golden age? 3. Expansion, experiment, conflict; 4. Conservatism – triumph and failure; 5. 1997–2002: New Labour – the inheritors.

4417 Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: a guide to the system

G. Holt [et al.] 3rd edn, NFER, 2002, 461pp. £27.99. ISBN 9781903880388.

Provides an excellent overview of how the education system is organized in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is structured by phase, from pre-school to higher education, with an additional section on special education. The glossary and detailed index make this a very usable guide.

4418 Education in the United Kingdom

L. Gearon, ed. David Fulton, 2002, 246pp. £22.99. ISBN 9781853467158.

A very useful book summarizing the education systems of the UK. It provides details of changes and developments up to its publication in 2002, concentrating on structures and organization.

4419 Historical foundations of education: bridges from the ancient world to the present

J.B. Tehie Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2007, 312pp. $49.33. ISBN 9780130617071.

Covers education in the Greek and Roman Empires and in the Middle Ages; rebirth of learning: Renaissance and Reformation; formation of the American education system; modern educational problems and reform movements (1930–present).

Introduction to the foundations of American education

J. Johnson [et al.] See entry no. 4492

4420 Philosophy of education

N. Noddings 2nd edn, Westview, 2007, 270pp. £14.99. ISBN 9780813343235.

‘Acclaimed as the “best overview in the field” by Teaching Philosophy and predicted to “become the standard textbook in philosophy of education” by Educational Theory, this nowclassic text includes an entirely new chapter on problems of school reform, examining issues of equality, accountability, standards and testing.’