Education round-up

November 8, 2012

Respecting Difference: Race, Faith and Culture for Teacher Educators

Authors: Heidi Safia Mirza and Veena Meetoo

Edition: First

Publisher: IOE Press

Pages: 80

Price: £19.99

ISBN: 9780854738878

This guide offers insights into the institutional and individual experiences of tutors and students involved in postgraduate certificate in education courses as they deal with issues of race, faith and culture. Case studies show good practice as the authors explain how to create spaces and networks where people can express themselves and seek support.

From Exam Factories to Communities of Discovery: The Democratic Route

Authors: Frank Coffield and Bill Williamson

Edition: First

Publisher: IOE Press

Pages: 102

Price: £15.99

ISBN: 9780854739172

Education policy has led to schools and universities becoming exam factories and further education colleges have become skills factories, the two UK-based authors contend, adding that neoconservative agendas will strengthen social inequalities and weaken educators' security and professionalism. They propose an alternative future for education, which builds "communities of discovery" by realising the collective creativity of students and educators through democracy.

International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education

Author: Matthew Knoester

Edition: First

Publisher: Peter Lang

Pages: 200

Price: £86.00 and £23.00

ISBN: 9781433116001 and 3115998

Teachers, students and schools working to interrupt the reproduction of social inequalities from one generation to the next are profiled in this internationally focused text, which aims to illustrate how forces of globalisation create greater inequalities while weighing efforts to democratise educational opportunities.

Teaching and Training in Lifelong Learning

Author: Andy Armitage et al.

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill

Pages: 352

Price: £24.99

ISBN: 9780335246281

New features in this edition include a re-evaluation of 14-19 developments including the creation of an English Baccalaureate and developments in information and learning technology, particularly electronic teaching and learning resources.

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