The book analyzes past and present constructions of teacher education and offers insights into how a re-evaluation might address teachers' positions in relation to knowledge, learners, economic demands and democratic values. The issues addressed include:
* political and economic uncertainty and teacher education
* philosophical uncertainty and teacher education
* modernist policy solutions
* psychology: an agent of modernity in teacher education
* sociocultural and other collaborative responses to uncertainty.
The book will be of interest to all those involved in teacher education, including sociologists, psychologists and philosophers of education.
Education and the Culture of Consumption raises many questions about personalisation which policy-makers seem prone to avoid:
Why, now, are we concerned about personalisation?
What are its theoretical foundations?
What are its pedagogical, curricular and organisational consequences?
What are the consequences for social justification of personalisation?
Does personalisation diminish the socialising function of the school, or does it simply mean that the only thing we share is that we have the right to personalised service?
All this leads the author to consider an important question for education: does personalisation mark a new regulatory code for education, one which corresponds with both the new work-order of production and with the makeover-prone tendencies of consumers?
The book will be of great interest to postgraduate students and academics studying in the fields of education policy and the social foundations of education, and will also be relevant to students studying public policy, especially health care and social care, and public management.
On her own, with a full time job, a two bedroom city flat and now a puppy, life was definitely about to become interesting.
And how wrong we were, as Essie became an integral part of the family.
Essie is the story of a white Boxer who really should not have survived, but went on to enrich the lives of everyone who met her.
Take a look through Essie's eyes as she reflects on her life as it draws to a close. A relatively short life filled with love, fun and adventures.
An intelligent and gifted dog, with a beautiful nature but highly selective hearing!
Smile warmly and remember with us as we celebrate Essie's life through the pages and photographs of this short story.
All the profits from this book will be donated to the Happy Landings Animal Rescue Centre, Somerset.