Changing Urban Education

Changing Urban Education

by Simon Pratt-Adams, Elizabeth Burn, Meg Maguire
     
 

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Changing Urban Education considers the way we approach teaching and learning in the urban context and examines the debates concerning developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework, this accessible text will guide the reader through this evolving area.

Reflective exercises,

Overview

Changing Urban Education considers the way we approach teaching and learning in the urban context and examines the debates concerning developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework, this accessible text will guide the reader through this evolving area.

Reflective exercises, interviews, chapter summaries and useful websites will encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts. Recent debates and developments are considered, including:
* The city as a social, cultural and economic resource
* Virtual communities
* The impact of the forces of globalisation on urban education
* Challenging schools and urban policy
* Mobile urban learning

Changing Urban Education is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on education studies and related courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441170705
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/08/2010
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Education Studies Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Simon Pratt-Adams is Head of Department for Teacher Education in the Faculty of Education at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Meg Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, UK.

Elizabeth Burn is a retired academic with substantial experience of teaching in urban schools and higher education. She has researched extensively in the field of social justice and is now involved in setting up a community theatre for disadvantaged teenagers.

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