Advances in Creativity and Giftedness
Advances in Creativity and Gifted Education (ADVA) is the first internationally established book series that focuses exclusively on the constructs of creativity and giftedness as pertaining to the psychology, philosophy, pedagogy and ecology of talent development across the milieus of family, school, institutions and society. ADVA strives to synthesize both domain specific and domain general efforts at developing creativity, giftedness and talent. The books in the series are international in scope and include the efforts of researchers, clinicians and practitioners across the globe.
Advances in Innovation Education
Industry, Government-sanctioned Research and development and the Private sectors have historically been the champions of fostering innovation with the aim of addressing changing human needs as well as economic gain. The connectivity of the 21st century coupled with advances in information systems and the unchecked advent of globalization have resulted in challenges to existing institutional structures in place as well as a greater awareness of inequities within and across different regions of the world. Innovation and innovation education are the new buzz words increasingly inundating popular discourses in different media. The aim of this avant-garde book series is to unfold the conceptual foundations of innovation from historical, socio-political, economic, scientific and ethical perspectives, as well as apply these foundations towards issues confronting education, science and society in the 21st century.
Advances in Learning Environments Research
The historical beginnings of the field of learning environments go back approximately 40 years. A milestone in the development of this field was the establishment in 1984 of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Learning Environments, which continues to thrive today as one of AERA’s most international and successful SIGs. A second milestone in the learning environments field was the birth in 1998 of Learning Environments Research: An International Journal (LER), which fills an important and unique niche.
Advances in Teaching and Teacher Education
Advances in Teaching and Teacher Education is an international book series that aims to provide an important outlet for sharing the state-of-the-art research, knowledge, and practices of teaching and teacher education. The series helps promote the discussion, improvement, and assessment of teachers’ quality, teaching, and instructional innovations including technology integration at all school levels as well as through teacher education around the world. With no specific restriction to disciplines, the series strives to address and synthesize different aspects and stages in teaching and teacher professional development both within and across disciplines, various interactions throughout the process of instructional activities and teacher education from various theoretical, policy, psychological, socio-cultural, or cross-cultural perspectives. The series features books that are contributed by researchers, teacher educators, instructional specialists, and practitioners from different education systems.
Anti-colonial Educational Perspectives for Transformative Change
Informed by an anti-colonial spirit of resistance to injustices, this book series examines the ways and the degree to which the legacy of colonialism continues to influence the content of school curriculum, shape teachers’ teaching practices, and impact the outcome of the academic success of students, including students of color. Further, books published in this series illuminate the manner in which the legacy of colonialism remains one of the root causes of educational and socio-economic inequalities.
Bold Visions in Educational Research
Bold Visions in Educational Research is international in scope and includes books from two areas: teaching and learning to teach and research methods in education. Each area contains multi-authored handbooks of approximately 200,000 words and monographs (authored and edited collections) of approximately 130,000 words. All books are scholarly, written to engage specified readers and catalyze changes in policies and practices.
Bold Visions in Educational Research: Pioneers
Bold Visions in Educational Research was co-founded by Joe L Kincheloe and Kenneth Tobin for the purposes of publishing cutting edge research that incorporated incisive insights supported by rich theoretical frameworks. The editors stance was that scholars with bold visions would pave the way for the transformation of educational policies and practices. In conjunction with this idea of encouraging theoretically rich research, the editors planned a series of Pioneers—first readers in a given field. Pioneers are written for educators seeking entry into a field of study.
Breakthroughs in the Sociology of Education
In this series, we are establishing a new tradition in the sociology of education. Like many fields, the sociology of education has largely assumed that the field develops through the steady accumulation of studies. Thomas Kuhn referred to this as ‘normal science.’ Yet normal science builds on a paradigm shift, elaborating and expanding the paradigm. What has received less attention are the works that contribute to paradigm shifts themselves.
Career Development Series
Recent developments in the literature on career have begun to reflect a greater global reach and acknowledgement of an international/ global understanding of career. These developments have demanded a more inclusive understanding of career as it is experienced by individuals around the world. Related issues within the career literature include the relationships within the career theory literature, or theory integration and convergence, and between theory and practice.
Civic and Political Education
This series of publications addresses a wide range of key issues in the increasingly important area of civic and political education. Fundamentally the series is concerned with the preparation of future citizens but that in itself raises issues. What role should civic education play in developing future citizens? What forms of civic and political education are needed to prepare citizens for the future?
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices aims to provide a comprehensive range of titles, making available to readers work from across the comparative and international education research community. Authors will represent as broad a range of voices as possible, from geographic, cultural and ideological standpoints.
Comparative and International Education: CESE
The Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) is an international nonprofit making association of scientific and educational character. CESE was founded in 1961 in London and is a founding society of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES).
Comparative and International Education: WCCES
The WCCES is an international organization of comparative education societies worldwide and is an NGO in consultative partnership with UNESCO. The WCCES was created in 1970 to advance the field of comparative education. Members usually meet every three years for a World Congress in which scholars, researchers, and administrators interact with colleagues and counterparts from around the globe on international issues of education.
Constructing Knowledge: Curriculum Studies in Action
“Curriculum” is an expansive term; it encompasses vast aspects of teaching and learning. Curriculum can be defined as broadly as, “The content of schooling in all its forms” (English, p. 4), and as narrowly as a lesson plan.
Complicating matters is the fact that curricula are often organized to fit particular time frames.
Contemporary Approaches to Research in Learning Innovations
Learning today is no longer confined to schools and classrooms. Modern information and communication technologies make the learning possible any where, any time. The emerging and evolving technologies are creating a knowledge era, changing the educational landscape, and facilitating the learning innovations.
Contexts of Education
Contexts of Education is a new series of handbooks that embraces both a creative approach to educational issues focused on context and a new publishing credo.
Counseling and Student Cultures
The new series presents books that examine new perspectives in counseling and psychotherapy. The series also examines the notion of ‘student cultures’ as a concept that embraces both youth cultures and children and young people who are frequently subjects of counseling. The series acknowledges the importance of the contexts—cultural, political and social-- within which counseling occurs as well as new theoretical developments and perspectives that respond to emerging demands.
Creative Education Bookseries
The knowledge, learning and creative economies manifest the changing significance of intellectual capital and the thickening connections between economic growth, knowledge and creativity. Increasingly economic and social activity is comprised by the ‘symbolic’ or ‘weightless’ economy with its iconic, immaterial and digital goods. This new digital knowledge economy includes new international labor that rely on developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that are changing the format, density and nature of the exchange and flows of knowledge, research and scholarship.
Critical Essays Across Education
This new book series aims at providing readers with a set of monographs dealing with current educational issues from a research and theoretical perspective. In dealing with the many problems besetting our increasingly globalised world, education remains one of the most critical professions, with educational research and theorising being one of the most potent vehicles for comprehending and informing future policies and practices. Thus Critical Essays across Education intends to provide academics, policy-makers, research students and concerned general readers, with critical reflections on up-to-date ideas from the international research field of education. In particular this series will reflect the growing trend for borderland crossings in education, whereby cross-discipline research is creating new and important theoretical pathways.
Critical Issues in the Future of Learning and Teaching
This series represents a forum for important issues that do and will affect how learning and teaching are thought about and practised. All educational venues and situations are undergoing change because of information and communications technology, globalization and paradigmatic shifts in determining what knowledge is valued. Our scope includes matters in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as community-based informal circumstances.