Transformative Education in Contemporary Ireland published

Contemporary Ireland is undergoing a radical shift in its sense of national identity, as the traditional narratives that shaped its past have come under intense scrutiny. The essays gathered here investigate the impact of different forms of education on Irish culture, society, politics, religion and economic success. While education for the knowledge economy has been … Continue reading

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

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 (c.scaife@peterlang.com). A 30% conference discount will be available!

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

Winner of the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Education Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Education Studies:   WINNER Marina Avelar Giving with an Agenda: How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education   Congratulations to Marina! Her book will be published in the New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education series, edited … Continue reading

Rethinking the Human Person published

Recent developments in the natural and social sciences have brought great benefits to humanity, both in terms of our material wellbeing and our intellectual and conceptual capacities. Yet, despite a broad ethical consensus and highly developed innate faculties of reason and conscience, there seems to be a significant discrepancy between how we ought to behave … Continue reading

Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

    Trevor Cooling’s Christian Faith in English Church Schools has been reviewed on the website of Theos, the UK’s leading think tank on religion and society. Please click here to read the review.   Church schools are booming, becoming increasingly popular with parents across the world. However, research shows that teachers face considerable challenges … Continue reading

Trevor Cooling interviewed about Christian Faith in English Church Schools

  Author Trevor Cooling has been interviewed by Beth Green, director of education research at the Canadian thinktank Cardus. Trevor spoke to Beth about his new book Christian Faith in English Church Schools, which investigates a novel approach to Christian education called ‘What If Learning’. To read the interview, please click here. To find out … Continue reading

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