Spatial theories of education: policy and geography matters

Kalervo N Gulson (Editor), Colin Symes (Editor)

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    This collection of original work, within the sociology of education, draws on the 'spatial turn' in contemporary social theory. The premise of this book is that drawing on theories of space allows for a more sophisticated understanding of the competing rationalities underlying educational policy change, social inequality and cultural practices. The contributors work a spatial dimension into the consideration of educational phenomena and illustrate its explanatory potential in a range of domains: urban renewal, globalisation, race, markets and school choice, suburbanisation, regional and rural settings, and youth and student culture.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK; New York
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
    Number of pages287
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203940983
    ISBN (Print)0203940989, 9780415403955
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge research in education


    • Educational sociology
    • Education--Philosophy
    • Geography--Philosophy


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