Changing Urban Education

ISBN-10: 1847060242
ISBN-13: 9781847060242
Edition: 2009
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduces the debate surrounding teaching and learning in urban settings in contemporary Britain, and the impact this has on education.

Meg Maguire taught for many years in London schools, including a period as a headteacher. Her research interests include education policy and practice, social justice issues, the life and work of school-teachers, teacher education and the challenges of inner-city schooling. She is Professor of Sociology of Education in the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King s College London, UK. She has extensive experience of supervising research with undergraduate, masters and doctoral students in educational studies and has a long-standing concern with ethics in research. Her most recent book "How schools do Policy. Policy enactments in secondary schools "(Routledge, 2012) is co-written with Stephen Ball and Annette Braun. She is lead editor for the "Journal of Education Policy".

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Using the book
Theorizing the Urban
Urban Myths and Urban Lives
Introduction
The idea of the city: reality, metaphor and imagined project
Representing the city
The city as a social, cultural and economic resource
Theorizing the urban
Education in the city
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Peopling the City
Introduction
Urbanization and its consequences
Understanding the city - identity and difference
Difference in the city - divisions in the city
Insiders and outsiders: an educational dimension
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
The Virtual Urban
Introduction
Space and time
Changing cities
Defining and redefining urban community
Virtual communities
The digital divide
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Urban Education in Changing Times
Culture, Faith and Community
Introduction
Faith and diversity in the urban setting
Faith schools, identity and community
From equality of opportunity to social justice
Social justice and faith communities
Faith schools - cohesive or divisive?
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Urban Education in a Global Context
Introduction
The process of globalization
Socio-economic dimension of globalization
Diverse, changing and fluid communities
The impact of the forces of globalization on urban education
Glocal urban education programmes
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Policies in Urban Settings
Introduction
The origins of urban education policy
Urban policy and the welfare state
New Labour, challenging schools and urban policy: phase 1
New Labour, challenging schools and urban policy: phase 2
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Urban Education Policy into Practice
Critical Urban Pedagogy
Introduction
Paulo Freire, reading the world as well as the word
The Pedagogy of the Oppressed
bell hooks, teaching to transgress
Feminist critical pedagogy
Critical pedagogy in urban settings
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Early Years Education in the Urban Context
Introduction
What is Early Years education?
Historical overview of Early Years provision
Continuities in Early Years provision
The experiences of (some) urban Early Years teachers
Current policy in Early Years (urban)
Policy alternatives
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Urban Education and New and Emergent Learning Technologies
Introduction
New and emergent technologies and E-learning
Changing schooling
Inclusion and exclusion
Home access
Transforming education?
E-learning in urban contexts
Mobile urban learning
Conclusion
Further reading
Useful websites
Changing Urban Education
Justice, Hope and Vision
Introduction
Continuity over time
Changing urban education
Justice, hope and vision
Further reading
Usefui websites
Bibliography
Subject Index
Author Index

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