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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? What curriculum is appropriate? What role does the informal curriculum play? How can civic and political education be assessed? There are cognate questions as well. What do young people understand as democracy? What interest do they have in politics? And are they concerned with civic participation?
In this series the key topic of civic and political education will be written from multidisciplinary perspectives by groups of international scholars, representing a range of disciplines from political science, to education, to sociology and youth studies. The publications will present new evidence as well as reflect and argue previous international research on civic and political education. They will present best practices and innovations that can inform nations as they consider how they educate their next generations of young citizens. The publications will be of value to academics, researchers, students as well as policy makers and practitioners such as those engaged with electoral and intergovernmental agencies.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by e-mail to the Aquisitions Editor, John Bennett.
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. Important and significant differences between information and knowledge represent a departure from traditional educational offerings heightening the need for further and deeper understanding of the implications such opportunities have for influencing what happens in schools, colleges and universities around the globe. An inclusive approach helps attend to important current and future issues related to learners, teachers and the variety of cultures and venues in which educational efforts occur. We invite forward-looking contributions that reflect an international comparative perspective illustrating similarities and differences in situations, problems, solutions and outcomes.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the Acquisitions Editor, Evelien van der Veer.


In keeping with Michael’s spirit, the friends and family of Dr. Michael Kompf have established the Dr. Michael Kompf Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, which will be administered and housed in the Faculty of Education of Brock University. Tax deductible contributions to the endowment fund for the award can be made by cheque to Brock University with the subject note: Dr. Michael Kompf Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, or contributions can be made online by going to: www.brocku.ca/onlinedonations/ and clicking on the drop down box for the Dr. Michael Kompf Graduate Student Travel Scholarship.
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This book series aims to develop a field of overlapping research that crosses and integrates the domains, disciplines, subjects and themes of cultural pluralism, democracy and social justice. Each theme is taken up individually in many debates but our focus is to bring together advanced and critical analyses that transcend boundaries, languages, disciplines and theoretical and conceptual approaches. We are interested in books that can problematize cultural pluralism in relation to, with and around democracy and socio-environmental justice, especially in relation to education. Our focus on cultural pluralism is intentional, and we aim to move the debate on identity, difference and lived experience forward within a critical lens, seeking to create new, varied and meaningful discussions that go beyond the normative labels of multiculturalism and interculturalism. The literature around education for democracy that underscores political literacy, critical engagement and transformative education is also highly relevant here as is the field of social justice, which examines power relations, laws and policies, structures and experiences at myriad levels. The guiding principles for books in this series include: critical analysis; interdisciplinary; nuanced and complexified thinking; epistemological interrogation; varied research approaches; innovation; openness to international and comparative studies. The books in this series will include case studies, comparative analyses, and collaborations across linguistic, social, ethnic, racial, national, religious and gender boundaries, which may include empirical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks and analysis.
While not an exhaustive or exclusive list, some of the areas that will be of interest for this book series include: Migration, immigration and displacement; Identity and power; Globalization, neoliberalism and cultural pluralism; Critical epistemology; Democracy and diversity; Social justice and environmental justice; Media analyses and studies; Macro-sociological studies; Political ecology; Cultural diversity; Educational change.

For more information about this series or contribution, contact the editors: Paul R. Carr (pcarr@gmail.com), Gina Thésée (ginathesee@hotmail.com) or Aquisitions Editor John Bennett.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal please submit the following: a 500-word summary of your book proposal, including the title; focus and research questions; the connection to the book series; the theoretical and/or conceptual framework; the major themes to be explored; a draft table of contents; type of book: single author, edited, etc.; 10 keywords; a 150-word biography for each author/editor; confirmation that the contents of the book have not been published elsewhere; also include your CV.v
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Members of the ISATT represent a diverse group of teacher educator researchers and scholars from across the world who have interests in advancing understandings and practices related to teaching and teacher education. This ISATT Members Book series serves as a medium through which innovative research on teacher education theory and practice is mobilised and made accessible to scholars and practitioners. This book series features cutting edge scholarship that addresses ongoing and emerging challenges in teaching and teacher education.
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Visual Pedagogies, Methodologies and Educational Research develops an inter-disciplinary dialogue exploring the relationship between visualisation and pedagogy in multiple global settings to understand our identities in our contemporary world where new technologies have made the visual and moving images ubiquitous in the lives of many people, in particular youth. It impacts on all domains of learning, education and being. This series seeks authors who can problematize the field and develop new understandings of visual cultures, visual modes of production, critiques of visuality in developing new theoretical approaches and methodologies. Contributions from educators from Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education in all curriculum areas, artists, film-makers, scholars and practitioners are therefore welcomed from across the globe. The series complements the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy which was established by the Association for Visual Pedagogies to promote video-oriented research concerning learning and teaching in its broadest sense.
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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.
Die von Erik Ode und Michael Obermaier herausgegebene Reihe Pädagogische Diskurse vertritt die Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften in ihrer ganzen disziplinären Breite und besteht sowohl aus Monografien als auch aus Sammelbänden. Im Zentrum stehen theoriegeleitete, methodologische sowie praxisorientierte Auseinandersetzungen mit pädagogischen Grundfragen und -problemen, mit den soziokulturellen Bedingungsgefügen von Betreuung, Erziehung und Bildung über die Lebensspanne sowie kritische Analysen ihrer institutionellen und außerinstitutionellen Orte und Praxen.
The Survey of Instructional Design Models, now in its 6th edition, is part literature review, part discussion. The literature review provides a broad foundation to understanding the diversity and use of instructional design models used in research and practice while reflecting on the many changes experienced in the field.

The updated taxonomy and assumptions provide guidance on how to consider instructional design models as conceptual and operational tools. From learning space to contextual factors and elements, the taxonomy benefits anyone of interest with practically any level of prior knowledge about the systematic design of instruction. However, the taxonomy is likely to be most useful to people at the ends of the instructional design knowledge continuum: novice instructional designers on one end and instructional design scholars on the other end.

The streamlined layout in the latest edition reviews 12 instructional design models currently encountered in a variety of contexts and should assist you in creating a personal mental model to aid in adopting or adapting existing models or when encountering a new model.
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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.
Since the late 20th century there has been a profound socio-cultural, economic and political shift as globalisation, underwritten by developments in telecommunications and information technologies and the ideology of ‘free trade’ agreements, has continued apace, promoting a form of world economic integration but with strong regional differences and widening inequalities between the North and South. In advanced economies the increased automation of the tertiary sector and a shift to service-oriented industries has accompanied the rise of the ‘knowledge economy’.
National governments, under the banners of ‘choice’ and ‘diversity’, are experimenting with new forms of schooling and education that are based on customised responses to individual needs and personalised learning. In the USA, the Bush regime passed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that now assesses the success of schools in terms of the measurement of the academic achievement of all students with a focus on under-performing schools. This new policy culture of measurement, accountability, flexibility and compliance—sometimes called “diploma mills”--is aimed at improving achievement levels of elementary and secondary school students based on the view that the USA must improve its skill base and student achievement levels if it is to retain its pre-eminence as an economic super power and compete with rapidly industrializing nations of China and India. In the UK, Tony Blair has talked of the end of the comprehensive school era—an end of mass schooling as we know it, and has sought to develop a range of specialist schools or academies. Blair has declared the end of “one-size-fits-all” ideology that characterized the welfare era and now increasingly seeks ‘social market’ solutions to state provision, regulation and funding through the promotion of private-public partnerships. All of these factors and trends, in their complex interaction, have increased the significance of education both as one of the leading service industries of the future and as one of the few governmental means through which issues of social inclusion, social cohesion, national culture and identity, and citizenship can be addressed.
At the same time these globalization forces have greatly impacted both on the nature of education and its organizational forms, including schools and universities, and its student populations. More than ever before the market assumes a central role in the formation of identity as global consumer cultures now provide a major source of values and consumer styles brand and identify young people. Now we can no longer assume the students are one homogenous group or that they are the same as their counterparts of the late 1960's and early 1970's. Now differences exist over a broad range of opinions, attitudes, and behaviors within widely different social, cultural, political, and personal contexts. This series uses the concept student cultures to register these differences.
In terms of new perspectives, the series will explore social constructionism, critical theory, hermeneutics, feminism, mediation, narratology and narrative studies, poststructuralism and the work of Michel Foucault and how these have in turn influenced research and practice in guidance and counseling. One major development has been narrative therapy.
The series is committed to publishing single-authored and joint-authored books and edited collections that focus on current developments and issues. The series is also committed to publishing high quality, innovative and original work that adopts a critical view of new developments in counseling and other related to student cultures, viewing these within the wider parameters of contemporary socio-cultural political contexts.
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