Radical Education and the Common School

Radical Education and the Common School

The book concludes by examining how we might bring such transformation about.

Author: Michael Fielding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136870316

Category: Education

Page: 208

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What is education, what is it for and what are its fundamental values? How do we understand knowledge and learning? What is our image of the child and the school? How does the ever more pressing need to develop a more just, creative and sustainable democratic society affect our responses to these questions? Addressing these fundamental issues, Fielding and Moss contest the current mainstream dominated by markets and competition, instrumentality and standardisation, managerialism and technical practice. They argue instead for a radical education with democracy as a fundamental value, care as a central ethic, a person-centred education that is education in the broadest sense, and an image of a child rich in potential. Radical education, they say, should be practiced in the ‘common school’, a school for all children in its local catchment area, age-integrated, human scale, focused on depth of learning and based on team working. A school understood as a public space for all citizens, a collective workshop of many purposes and possibilities, and a person-centred learning community, working closely with other schools and with local authorities. The book concludes by examining how we might bring such transformation about. Written by two of the leading experts in the fields of early childhood and secondary education, the book covers a wide vista of education for children and young people. Vivid examples from different stages of education are used to explore the full meaning of radical democratic education and the common school and how they can work in practice. It connects rich thinking and experiences from the past and present to offer direction and hope for the future. It will be of interest and inspiration to all who care about education - teachers and students, academics and policy makers, parents and politicians.
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The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal

The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal

Nonetheless, within the context of deliberations about the nature of education in and for democracy, and about the place of the common school within that wider project, the significance of the radical traditions of state education is ...

Author: Mark Halstead

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307320

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 848

A topical and provocative volume that invites consideration of themost fundamental issues concerning future educational provision:what is the purpose of our schools, and what should we do in them? Cutting-edge research by contributors who are leading figuresinternationally in philosophy and education, for whom these issueshave been particular points of concern Includes a substantial keynote essay by leading philosopher ofeducation, Richard Pring, which is the springboard for thecomplementary essays that follow Engages with questions Pring raises under five themes:defending and questioning the comprehensive ideal; common schoolsin multicultural societies; common schools and religion; schoolchoice and the comprehensive ideal; and common schools andinclusion Dedicated to the memory of Terence H. McLaughlin, whosetireless pursuit of the philosophical questions and challengesraised by the common school and the comprehensive ideal is emulatedin these pages
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Learning to be Human The Educational Legacy of John MacMurray

Learning to be Human  The Educational Legacy of John MacMurray

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.

Author: Michael Fielding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317602828

Category: Education

Page: 144

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The educational writings of John Macmurray, one of the finest 20th century philosophers of his generation, have a special relevance for us today. In similar circumstances of international crisis he argued for the central importance of education addressing fundamental issues of human purpose - how we lead good lives together, the emphasis on wisdom rather than knowledge alone, the advancement of a truly democratic culture, and the overriding importance of community in human flourishing. This remarkable collection of articles from leading international scholars includes the hitherto unpublished John Macmurray lecture – Learning to be Human – and brings together invited contributions from a range of fields and disciplines (e.g. philosophy of education, moral philosophy, care ethics, history of education, theology, religious education, future studies and learning technologies) and a number of countries across the world (e.g. Australia, the UK and the USA). Countering overemphasis on technique and its typical separation from wider human purposes emblematic of much of our current malaise, this book asks what it might mean to take the education of persons seriously and how such a perspective helps us to form judgments about the nature and worth of contemporary education policy and practice. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.
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Socially Just Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice

Socially Just  Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice

I. Cartwright (2012) Informal education in compulsory schooling in the UK: Humanising moments, Utopian spaces? in ... M. Fielding and P. Moss (2010) Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic Alternative (London: Routledge).

Author: Charlie Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137393593

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 828

Challenging dominant discourses in neoliberal marketized societies about working with disconnected young people, this book argues that alternative, radical approaches to formal and informal education are necessary to challenge repressive practices, and to help build a more equal, socially-just society.
Categories: Social Science

The Education of Radical Democracy

The Education of Radical Democracy

(2009) 'Note to educators: hope required when growing roses in concrete', HarvardEducationalReview, 79(2): 181–94. ElenesC. ... (2011) Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic Alternative, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Author: Sarah S. Amsler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134460205

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity . The book draws on critical social theory and critical pedagogy to explain what enables and sustains work for radical democratization, and considers how we can begin such work in neoliberal societies today. Exploring examples of projects from the nineteenth century to the present day, the book sheds light on a wealth of critical tools, research studies, theoretical concepts and practical methods. It offers a critical reading of the ‘crisis of hope’ in neoliberal capitalist societies, focusing on the problem of the ‘contraction of possibilities’ for democratic agency, resistance to domination, and practices of freedom. It argues that radically democratic thinking, practice, and forms of social organization are vital for countering and overcoming systemic hegemonies and that these can be learned and cultivated. This book will be of interest to academics, practitioners, researchers, and students in education and critical theory, and to those interested in the sociology, philosophy and politics of hope. It also invites new dialogues between theorists of neoliberal power and political possibility, those engaged in projects for radical democratization, and teachers in formal and informal educational settings.
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Student Voice Handbook

Student Voice Handbook

On the necessity of radical state education: Democracy and the common school. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 41(4), ... Public space and educational leadership: Reclaiming and renewing our radical traditions. Educational Management ...

Author: Gerry Czerniawski

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780520407

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 708

The Student Voice movement of the United Kingdom influences discussion across various levels of education. Equally, international responses to Student Voice extend the debate and movement further. This text locates Student Voice within wider debates around empowered citizenry and the 'big society'.
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Learning to Be Human

Learning to Be Human

This remarkable collection of articles from leading international scholars includes the hitherto unpublished John Macmurray lecture - Learning to be Human - and brings together invited contr

Author: Michael Fielding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367739283

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 100

The educational writings of John Macmurray, one of the finest 20th century philosophers of his generation, have a special relevance for us today. In similar circumstances of international crisis he argued for the central importance of education addressing fundamental issues of human purpose - how we lead good lives together, the emphasis on wisdom rather than knowledge alone, the advancement of a truly democratic culture, and the overriding importance of community in human flourishing. This remarkable collection of articles from leading international scholars includes the hitherto unpublished John Macmurray lecture - Learning to be Human - and brings together invited contributions from a range of fields and disciplines (e.g. philosophy of education, moral philosophy, care ethics, history of education, theology, religious education, future studies and learning technologies) and a number of countries across the world (e.g. Australia, the UK and the USA). Countering overemphasis on technique and its typical separation from wider human purposes emblematic of much of our current malaise, this book asks what it might mean to take the education of persons seriously and how such a perspective helps us to form judgments about the nature and worth of contemporary education policy and practice. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.
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Critical Issues in Forest Schools

Critical Issues in Forest Schools

Further Reading • Fielding, M. and Moss, P. (2011) Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic Alternative. London: Routledge This excellent book offers an in-depth discussion around radical education and how we may interact ...

Author: Mark Sackville-Ford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526498359

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Forest School continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. Literature and research in the field tend to document this growth, while this book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School practice. The editors, together with chapter authors drawn from the fields of academia and practice, form an experienced voice, encouraging the reader to reflect upon, question and explore complex areas of Forest School practice.
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Education Childhood and Anarchism

Education  Childhood and Anarchism

Fielding, M. (2005) 'Alex Bloom, Pioneer of Radical State Education', Forum 47 (2&3): 119– 134. Fielding, M. and Moss, P. (2011 ) Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic Alternative. Abingdon, Routledge Gibson, T. (1951) ...

Author: Catherine Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136732386

Category: Education

Page: 234

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As one of Britain's most original thinkers and writers Colin Ward wrote extensively about positive and practical examples from the past and present of the anarchist spirit or the 'social principle' in everyday life. This volume is the first scholarly work dedicated to examining the significance of his distinctive and highly relevant contributions to the areas of education, children and the environment. In each chapter, international contributors from academic and activist backgrounds offer cross-disciplinary and critical perspectives on Ward's work and its relevance to contemporary debates. The book is divided into four key areas: The Sand Box of the City Adventures in Education Reflections on Practice Mobilisations. This book will appeal to academics and professionals interested in the condition of childhood and youth today. It will prove useful for postgraduates and professionals undertaking further professional development, and is relevant to anyone studying, researching or working in fields relating to children, education and the environment not just in the UK but beyond.
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Education Studies

Education Studies

What might be deficient or wrong with educational alternatives? ... Eryaman, M.Y. and Bruce, B.C. (eds) (2015) International handbook of progressive education. ... Radical education and the common school: A democratic alternative.

Author: Dave Trotman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317340300

Category: Education

Page: 326

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Written by educational specialists and including over fifty interdisciplinary entries, this essential compendium offers accessible, detailed definitions of the core concepts typically explored on undergraduate Education Studies courses. Its interactive design clarifies topics at an introductory, intermediate and advanced level, supporting students across the three years of their undergraduate study. The history and evolution of each concept is outlined with concepts practically grouped around four interrelated key educational categories - the personal, philosophy, practice and power. Key academic debates and points of contest are explored, reference to real-life educational examples are offered, and reflective questions and further reading scaffold critical engagement. Education Studies: The Key Concepts is a bookshelf must-have, moving readers towards a coherent stance based on theory and research. It is an easy-to-use resource for anyone looking to better understand education. It is also useful for those researching education at postgraduate level to broaden their educational knowledge base outside their specific foci.
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Leadership and the reform of education

Leadership and the reform of education

International Journal of Leadership in Education, 9(4), pp 299–313. Fielding, M. (2007a) 'On the necessity of radical state education: democracy and the common school'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 41(4), pp 539–57.

Author: Gunter, Helen M.

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847427687

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 545

Western politicians consider that leadership is essential for the delivery of educational reform. This important and timely book examines how leaders, leading and leadership became the dominant theme in education. It presents an analysis of the relationship between the state, public policy and the types of knowledge that New Labour used to make policy and break professional cultures. It is essential reading for all those interested in public policy, education policy, and debates about governance and will be of interest to policymakers, researchers and educational professionals.
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Rethinking Educational Practice Through Reflexive Inquiry

Rethinking Educational Practice Through Reflexive Inquiry

Widely published in the fields of student voice, educational leadership and radical education, his latest book Radical Education and the Common School—A democratic Alternative (Routledge 2011), co-authored with Peter Moss, ...

Author: Nicole Mockler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940070805X

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 794

Susan Groundwater-Smith is one of the most influential voices in the world of educational practitioner inquiry. The convener in Australia of the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools, she is a staunch advocate of innovative methods of practitioner inquiry with a particular emphasis upon student voice and the use of images in capturing young people’s perspectives on their learning experience. So it is more than fitting that this unique text on practitioner inquiry and teacher professional learning is dedicated to her. Rethinking Education Practice Through Reflexive Inquiry is a compilation of essays that explore contemporary issues in practitioner inquiry and action research from the perspective of both university-based and school-based authors. The essays discuss the practical, political and theoretical dimensions of practitioner inquiry, advancing the argument that the adoption of an inquiring approach to practice is both an integral dimension of teachers’ work in the modern school as well as critical to effective and authentic professional learning. And the essays draw on the work of Groundwater-Smith to demonstrate the benefits brought to bear on schools, teachers and learners when the complex nature of the relationship between inquiry and practice is understood and acted upon in pursuit of democratic knowledge interests.
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American Education

American Education

Although the Workingmen's Parties' plans for a common school were never institutionalized, their plans, along with Maclure's, paved the way for less radical educational reformers such as Horace Mann to institutionalize a more moderate ...

Author: Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135267988

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 821

American Education: A History, 4e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events.
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Engaging with Student Voice in Research Education and Community

Engaging with Student Voice in Research  Education and Community

Paper presented at the New Developments in Student Voice Conference, London, Institute of Education, November. Fielding, M., & Moss, P. (2011). Radical education and the common school: A democratic alternative. Abingdon: Routledge.

Author: Nicole Mockler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319019857

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 142

This work interrupts the current “consulting students” discourse that positions students as service clients and thus renders more problematic the concept of student voice in ways that it might be sustained as a democratic process. It looks at student voice holistically across realms of classroom practices, higher education, practitioner inquiry and policy formulation. The authors render problematic the “empowerment” rhetoric that is the dominant and insufficient narrative justifying consulting children and young people. They explore the many contradictions and ambiguities associating with recruiting and encouraging them to participate and the varying impacts of different circumstances on the ways in which student voice projects are enacted. They perceive that it is possible for student voice projects to be subverted from both above and below as varying stakeholders with varying purposes struggle to manage and control projects. Importantly, the book reports on research that identifies and highlights conditions for initiating and sustaining student voice and include “beyond school” dimensions that consider young people as “audiences” who can inform community facilities, their development and design as well as undergraduate students in universities. These cases are not reported as celebratory, but rather act as narratives that illuminate the many challenges facing those who chose to work with young people in authentic ways. It both advances methodologies for engaging young people as active agents in the design and interpretation of research that concerns them and offers a critique of those methods that see young people as the objects of research, where the data is mined for purposes that do not recognise that students are the consequential stakeholders with respect to decisions made in their interests.​
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Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (www.michaelfielding.co.uk). Fielding, M. and Moss, P. (2011 forthcoming) Radical Education and the Common School: A Democratic ...

Author: Peter Moss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051194

Category: Education

Page: 221

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A comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of whole-child education traces its origins and development in Europe while discussing its practice and potential in a variety of settings. Original.
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Education without schools

Education without schools

Fielding, M. (2013) 'Whole School Meetings and the development of radical democratic community', Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol 32, no 2, pp 123–40. Fielding, M. and Moss, P. (2011) Radical education and the common school: a ...

Author: Lees, Helen E.

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447306429

Category: Education

Page: 192

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At a time when education and school choices are under increasing scrutiny, this topical book considers education more broadly than ever before. The author, an experienced teacher and researcher, highlights what happens when parents discover that an alternative to school education exists and is legal. This under-researched topic highlights the lack of governmental interest in alternative education and also considers the human rights issues, conflation with safeguarding, the relationship of the state to education and parental education choice. Focusing on the discovery of elective home education (EHE) in England as a case study for new and necessary arguments, the ideas discussed are also relevant internationally. The book considers the global fact of education as not just mainstream schooling, but how the dominance of schooling has affected our ability to conceive of education as diverse and different. This thought-provoking book will appeal to academic, teaching and policy-making audiences.
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Towards Self improving School Systems

Towards Self improving School Systems

Fielding, M. (1999) Radical collegiality: affirming teaching as an inclusive professional practice. Australian Educational Researcher, 26(2), 1–34. Fielding, M. and Moss, P. (2011) Radical education and the common school.

Author: Mel Ainscow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317816775

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This important new book draws lessons from a large-scale initiative to bring about the improvement of an urban education system. Written from an insider perspective by an internationally recognized researcher, it presents a new way of thinking about system change. This builds on the idea that there are untapped resources within schools and the communities they serve that can be mobilized in order to transform schools from places that do well for some children so that they can do well for many more. Towards Self-improving School Systems presents a strategic framework that can help to foster new, more fruitful working relationships: between national and local government; within and between schools; and between schools and their local communities. What is distinctive in the approach is that this is mainly led from within schools, with senior staff having a central role as system leaders. The book will be relevant to a wide range of readers throughout the world who are concerned with the strengthening of their national educational systems, including teachers, school leaders, policy makers and researchers. The argument it presents is particularly important for the growing number of countries where increased emphasis on school autonomy, competition and choice is leading to fragmentation within education provision. Foreword by Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, Boston College, USA
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Education in an Era of Schooling

Education in an Era of Schooling

Taylor & Francis. Fielding, M. (2007). On the necessity of radical state education: Democracy and the common school. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 41(4), 539–557. Fielding, M., & Moss, P. (2011). Radical Education and the Common ...

Author: Christine Edwards-Groves

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811320538

Category: Education

Page: 282

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This book is a Festschrift for Emeritus Professor Stephen Kemmis, who has a long and eminent career as an educational researcher and academic spanning over 40 years. His work in curriculum, evaluation, critical practice, action research and practice theory has been influential across all continents of the world. The book examines critical perspectives on educational practice and the participatory nature of action research, including practitioner research particularly as undertaken by teachers in schools. Including vignettes from Kemmis’ colleagues and mentors, it draws on contributions from a range of academics whose scholarship has been inspired, influenced and initiated by his work. The chapters stem from a range of countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, weden, the United Kingdom, United States of America, and Trinidad and Tobago - a testimony to the enduring and global legacy of Kemmis’ scholarship. Contributing authors include leading educational research scholars, indigenous elders from Australia, and community leaders concerned with environmental sustainability. The concluding focus of this book turns towards practice theory. Kemmis’ later work led to the development of the theory of practice architectures and gave rise to the development of the theory of ecologies of practices in education. Research drawing on the theory of practice architectures and ecologies of practices resulted in the leading text “Changing practices, changing education” (Kemmis, Wilkinson, Edwards-Groves, Hardy, Grootenboer & Bristol, 2014, Springer) that reports on an Australian investigation of the ecological relationship between student learning, teaching, professional learning, leading and researching practices.This theory is now being applied to study practices across a wide range of international contexts, sites and disciplines including early childhood, school education, university education, vocational education and training, community environment, indigenous cultural sustainability and health.
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Citizenship Education and Global Migration

Citizenship Education and Global Migration

Education for citizenship in the Arab World: Key to the future. Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Fielding, M. (2007). On the necessity of radical state education: Democracy and the common school.

Author: James A. Banks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780935302653

Category: Education

Page: 572

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This groundbreaking book describes theory, research, and practice that can be used in civic education courses and programs to help students from marginalized and minoritized groups in nations around the world attain a sense of structural integration and political efficacy within their nation-states, develop civic participation skills, and reflective cultural, national, and global identities.
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Rethinking Secondary Education

Rethinking Secondary Education

Fielding, M. (2005) Alex Bloom, pioneer of radical state education. Forum, 47(2), 119–34. Fielding, M. (2007a) On the necessity of radical state education: democracy and the common school. Journal ofPhilosophy ofEducation, 41(4), ...

Author: Scherto Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317860549

Category: Education

Page: 312

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'This is a timely, accessible and engaging book of considerable intellectual stature, bold imagination and practical wisdom. Not only does it develop penetrating, elegant analyses of what is wrong with current state controlled and alternative approaches to contemporary education, it also offers imaginative, practical suggestions for a more fulfilling, human centred alternative.' Professor Michael Fielding, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 'With great sensitivity and force, and in wonderfully clear prose, Scherto Gill and Garrett Thomson explore some fundamental questions about what we want from our education system and what we can expect from it. [...] It is highly recommended for all who are interested in education, whether from a more theoretical point of view or from a more practical point of view' Professor Adrian W. Moore, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK. Could we have a system of secondary education that provides alternatives to the current mainstream schooling and its emphasis on exams, learning outcomes and the delivery of a fixed curriculum? How could such a system focus on both human and educational values? How could secondary education combine the personal development of students with good academic standards? In response to these questions, Gill and Thomson have written a new, cutting-edge text aimed at all those involved in the study of education or teacher training. Rethinking Secondary Education explores, debates and critiques new and alternative approaches to teaching young people today. The book discusses a 'human-centred' approach to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and the culture of schools and colleges. It is grounded in theory and empirical research, discussing the need for a curriculum for the future, bridging a gap between mainstream and alternative education. It also offers practical guidance on how these ideas can be put into practice, making it an ideal resource for trainee teachers, experienced practitioners and students of education alike. Key features of the text: A balanced approach, comparing and contrasting both traditional and alternative approaches to education Strong grounding in theory and research The inclusion of young people's perspectives and 'voices' on their education and on being an adolescent Links to practice - showing how the theory and research can actually be put into practice to bring about change
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