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The Construction of Femininity in a Postcolonial State:

Girls’ Education in Singapore
Ee Moi Kho
ISBN: 9781604978513

"Kho examines issues of gender equality with a penetrating and critical eye. In this study, she explores the contradictions over time of the goevernment's socialization goals and in the messages they sought to send about what it means to be a female in Singapore. ... Readers interested in the role of schools in constructing ideology, as well as those interested in the development of Singapore, will find this an engaging and well-written book." —Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education Read More..

Seeing Red––A Pedagogy of Parallax:

An Epistolary Bildungsroman on Artful Scholarly Inquiry
Pauline Sameshima
ISBN: 9781934043523

Based on Pauline Sameshima's doctoral dissertation, winner of 4 outstanding dissertation awards--the 2007 AERA Arts Based Educational Research Award, the 2007 CSSE ARTS Award, a 2007 CSSE Canadian Association of Teacher Education Award, and the 2007 Ted T. Aoki Award in Curriculum Studies. Read More..

Seeing Red––A Pedagogy of Parallax:

An Epistolary Bildungsroman on Artful Scholarly Inquiry (Paperback)
Pauline Sameshima
ISBN: 9781934043646

"... bold, innovative, a wild, transformative text, ... almost unruly, a new vision for critical, reflexive inquiry." – Norman K. Denzin, College of Communications Scholar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Read More..

Schoolteachers in the News:

A Historical Analysis of Coverage in The West Australian Newspaper
Kathryn Shine and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781604978339

Despite the recognition that the news media has an influential agenda-setting function, plays a pivotal role in shaping public opinion, and can influence educational policy, research on this is scarce. This book helps fill the gap on how teachers are depicted in the media and points the way towards one of a number of avenues of research that other scholars in the field could take for various contexts (including different countries) and time periods. Read More..

Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France:

The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman
Margaret Bradley
ISBN: 9781604977516

This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. It showcases Dupin’s important contributions during a period of tremendous changes in France. Read More..

The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education

Dameon V. Alexander
ISBN: 9781604977943

This study demonstrates that social business norms penetrate the learning processes affecting school administration, instruction, and pupil conceptions of knowledge. Traditional forms of education are revealed to be in competition with other forms of education, such as training for employable and transferable social skills where the virtual high technology age is perceived as a contributor to rapid social change. Ultimately, three contextual themes emerge from the data: entrepreneur ethics, social skills, and technology; all of these are indications of how business mores are apparent in education. Read More..

Who is the Good High School Student?

Greg Thompson
ISBN: 9781604977950

The idea that schools exist to produce students who become good citizens is one of the basic tenets of modernist educational philosophies that dominate the contemporary education world. The school has become a political site where policy, curriculum orientations, expectations and philosophies of education contest for the ‘right’ way to school and be schooled. By pushing the ontological understandings of the self beyond the modernist philosophies that currently dominate schools and schooling, this study problematises the tendency to see students as fixed, measurable identities (beings) and offers valuable insights on high school students in the new millennia. Read More..

Second Language Learning and Identity:

Cracking Metaphors in Ideological and Poetic Discourse in the Third Space
Mika Yoshimoto
ISBN: 9781604975895

“Among the reasons why this book is recommended is that it encourages us to rethink and to react to the impact of the ideology conveyed through language use in our daily communication.” – JALT Journal Read More..

The Bilingual Acquisition of English and Mandarin:

Chinese Children in Australia
Ruying Qi
ISBN: 9781604977745

“A detailed, fascinating account of Mandarin-English bilingual first language acquisition that not only provides rich and unique empirical data but also addresses a range of theoretical and methodological questions that are central to the study of language acquisition, bilingualism, and child development. It will no doubt become a key reference ...” – Professor Li Wei, University of London Read More..

Historical Portraits of Women Home Scientists:

The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947
Tanya Fitzgerald and Jenny Collins
ISBN: 9781604977790

This book offers an historical portrait of the first generations of women home scientists at the University of New Zealand in the early decades of the twentieth century. The lives and careers of early home scientists are traced to understand how these women transcended views that their work was little more than “glorified housekeeping”. Read More..

 

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