Education for All? published

«Our youth are our most valuable resource and the state’s commitment to providing them with the best possible education is the barometer by which its success should be judged. This considered and comprehensive analysis provides a rare and incisive insight into the success and failures of the past fifty years.» (Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of … Continue reading


Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools published

«An important achievement: ‹important› in addressing increasingly controversial issues, ‹achievement› in bringing legal and education experts together. Since the 1944 Education Act introduced a requirement for daily acts of collective worship in schools, society has become increasingly secular and diverse. How to reconcile such diversity with aspirations of many to maintain a religious perspective? This … Continue reading


New paperback edition available: Gender and Leadership in Education

The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated by women. Over recent decades, scholars have investigated the factors contributing towards this under-representation, with a particular focus on the personal, organisational and social/cultural levels. … Continue reading


Educating for Sexual Virtue published

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an issue surrounded by controversy and debate, with important implications for the interconnected roles of the state, the school and the home and for the way we understand ourselves, our sexual identity and our personal relationships. This book charts the development of the moral and spiritual narrative in RSE … Continue reading


Peter Lang at the BERA conference

We are delighted to be attending the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference at the University of Sussex on 5-7 September. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand to see our latest publications in Education and meet with Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor ( A 30% conference discount will be available! Advertisements


Inclusion in Context published

Recent years have seen a rapid policy transformation from segregation to inclusion in the education of children with special educational needs in Ireland. This book investigates how resource teachers and class teachers interpret the policy and principles of inclusion and enact these in their practice. Based on a study of nine resource teachers and nine … Continue reading


Irish Education and Catholic Emancipation, 1791–1831 published

«This fascinating book, which documents the parallel approaches taken by Daniel O’Connell and Bishop Doyle in their political lobbying on the Irish education issue in the 1820s, fills an important gap in nineteenth-century Irish historiography. While rigorous and scholarly in its approach, it is engaging in its style.» – Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, … Continue reading


Dignity and Human Rights Education published

This book addresses the question of human rights education in a world that is witnessing a resurgence of religion in public life, and a continuation of religion across much of the globe, long after secularization theories predicted its decline. Promoting a universal vision of human rights while acknowledging religious diversity is a challenge for schools. … Continue reading


Australian Indigenous Studies published

This book provides a guide to research and teaching in an Australian Indigenous Studies that is oriented toward the diverse, contemporary world. Central to this perspective is a sensibility to the intercultural complexity of that world – particularly its Indigenous component – and an awareness of the interactional capabilities that the Indigenous (and others) need to successfully … Continue reading


Uncovering English-Medium Instruction published

« A timely and well-balanced critical analysis of the pressures and opportunities of initiating EMI in the higher education system. This country-wide study highlights why educational practice and innovation under internationalization need customizing to the local context.. » (Robert Wilkinson) « A highly enlightening book, which will be of great value to both experienced researchers … Continue reading

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