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Philosophy and Education: An introduction to key questions and themes

Philosophy and Education: An introduction to key questions and themesWritten specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to philosophy and education. It skilfully guides readers through this challenging and sometimes complex area bringing key philosophical ideas and questions to life in the context and practice of education.

The authors consider the implications of educational trends and movements through a variety of philosophical lenses such as Marxism, utopianism, feminism and poststructuralism. The book explores enduring themes such as childhood and contemporary issues such as the teaching of critical thinking and philosophy in schools.

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Globalization: A Basic Text 2nd edition
Globalization: A Basic Text 2nd editionUpdated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. * Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization * Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability * Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner
Tags: global, globalization, Basic, introduction, Globalization
Culture / Metaculture

Culture / Metaculture

Culture/Metaculture is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society.
Francis Mulhern's interdisciplinary approach allows him to draw out the fascinating links between key political issues and the changing definitions of culture. The result is an unrivalled introduction to a concept at the heart of contemporary critical thought.
Tags: culture, contemporary, Culture, introduction, Metaculture
An Introduction to Applied Linguistics
An Introduction to Applied LinguisticsAn Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Second Edition provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of the topic covered. The book is divided into three sections: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing.
Tags: Applied, Linguistics, Introduction, language, topic
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction
Exploration: A Very Short IntroductionWe live in an age of globalization on every conceivable level, but globalization has a deeper history than politicians and pundits often allow, and nothing is more significant to its history than exploration.
For as long as human societies have existed, people have felt the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other societies or in search of new land or adventure. Exploration: A Very Short Introduction surveys this quintessential human impulse, tracing it from pre-history to the present, from east to west around the globe, and from the depths of volcanoes to the expanses of space.

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Applied Linguistics
Applied LinguisticsIn this complete survey of the theories, methods, and key findings within applied linguistics, students are introduced to core research questions and the various approaches to tackling these.Provides a comprehensive introduction to this interdisciplinary field of research and practice, dealing with practical issues of language and communication
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Introduction to Pragmatics

Introduction to Pragmatics

Introduction to Pragmatics guides students through traditional and new approaches in the field, focusing particularly on phenomena at the elusive semantics/pragmatics boundary to explore the role of context in linguistic communication.
Tags: Pragmatics, Introduction, pragmatics, semantics, boundary