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Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

Series Editor: Joel Spring

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

New and Published Books

1-10 of 78 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. EcoJustice Education

    Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities, 2nd Edition

    By Rebecca A. Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, John Lupinacci

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    EcoJustice Education offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and a pedagogy of responsibility, providing teachers and teacher educators with the information and classroom practices they need to help develop citizens who are prepared to support and achieve diverse, democratic, and...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Globalization of Education

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. U.S. Latinos and Education Policy

    Research-Based Directions for Change

    Edited by Pedro R. Portes, Spencer Salas, Patricia Baquedano-López, Paula J. Mellom

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    With the American dream progressively elusive for and exclusive of Latinos, there is an urgent need for empirically and conceptually based macro-level policy solutions for Latino education. Going beyond just exposing educational inequalities, this volume provides intelligent and pragmatic...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Math Education for America?

    Policy Networks, Big Business, and Pedagogy Wars

    By Mark Wolfmeyer

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Math Education for America? analyzes math education policy through the social network of individuals and private and public organizations that influence it in the United States. The effort to standardize a national mathematics curriculum for public schools in the U.S. culminated in 2010 when over...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Political Agendas for Education

    From Race to the Top to Saving the Planet, 5th Edition

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The Fifth Edition of Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education reflects the major political issues in education since 2008. This edition focuses on the education sections of the 2012 Republican, Democratic, Green, and Libertarian Party platforms. Taking a...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Great American Education-Industrial Complex

    Ideology, Technology, and Profit

    By Anthony G. Picciano, Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Education Networks

    Power, Wealth, Cyberspace, and the Digital Mind

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Education Networks is a critical analysis of the emerging intersection among the global power elite, information and communication technology, and schools. Joel Spring documents and examines the economic and political interests and forces —including elite networks, the for-profit education industry...

    Published February 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Urban High Schools

    Foundations and Possibilities

    By Annette B. Hemmings

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This multidisciplinary overview introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and to possibilities for reform. Focused on critical and problematic elements, the text provides a comprehensive description and...

    Published August 26th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of American Education

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Turning his distinctive analytical lens to the politics of American education, Joel Spring looks at contemporary educational policy issues from theoretical, practical, and historical perspectives. This comprehensive overview documents and explains who influences educational policy and how, bringing...

    Published November 19th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools

    By Gregory A. Smith, David Sobel

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Place- and community-based education – an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local – addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend...

    Published February 2nd 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Economization of Education: Schools, Corporations, World Markets
    By Joel Spring
    To Be Published April 10th 2015

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