The Teacher, Literature and the Mediterranean

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New issue of the Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies

The MJES, a regional peer reviewed journal with an international readership, has been published by the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research since 1996, and its special thematic series is produced in collaboration with Sense Publishers in Rotterdam. The latest in the series is edited by Dr Simone Galea from the Faculty of Education and Dr Adrian Grima from the Faculty of Arts, and is titled The Teacher, Literature and the Mediterranean. The founding and general editor of the MJES is EMCER director Professor Ronald G. Sultana, who is also a member of the Faculty of Education.

At a time when the Mediterranean has rediscovered its own vitality, seven academics from the fields of education and literature look at how fictions set in the region narrate the role of the teacher from the point of view of the students and from that of the teachers themselves.

While an increasingly technocratic approach to the performance of teachers focuses on competences, these often highly subjective narratives tell stories of practitioners who refuse to fit into the would imposed on them by patriarchy or the educational institutions.

The writers dealt with in this volume are aware that teachers cannot be solely defined in terms of what they are expected to do within schools and classrooms. This reductively conceives them as simply needing the skills to teach without having the ability to contextualize their teaching within wider historical, social and cultural realities. With its migration flows and intricate web of social and cultural politics, the Mediterranean of the 21st century is an ideal space for reflections on the role of the teacher in an ever-changing society.

Publication and ordering details at: http://tinyurl.com/q7b62eo
Free access to pages 1-39: https://www.sensepublishers.com/media/2170-the-teacher-literature-and-the-mediterranean.pdf

Free access to MJES back numbers: http://www.um.edu.mt/emcer/mjes

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October 31, 2014

Below you’ll find New Books in Educational Research and more. Click on the links to see full descriptions and free previews of each book.

Sense has announced 38 books in October — all listed below!

A Practical Guide to Arts-related Research

Maggi Savin-Baden and Katherine Wimpenny (Coventry University, UK)

Subject: Research Methodology

This book outlines the principles and practices of arts-related inquiry and provides both suggestions about conducting research in the field as well as case study examples. The ideas presented here have emerged from the authors’ own experiences of undertaking arts-related research and the challenges of implementing these approaches … Click here for a free preview and full description.

The Teacher, Literature and the Mediterranean

Simone Galea (University of Malta) and Adrian Grima (University of Malta) (Eds.)

Subject: Education General, Literacy, Teacher Education

At a time when the Mediterranean has rediscovered its own vitality, seven academics from the fields of education and literature look at how fictions set in the region narrate the role of the teacher from the point of view of the students and from that of the teachers themselves. While an increasingly technocratic approach to the … Click here for a free preview and full description.

Pedagogy and Edusemiotics

Theoretical Challenges/Practical Opportunities

Inna Semetsky (University of Waikato, New Zealand & RosNOU, Moscow, Russia) and Andrew Stables (University of Roehampton, UK) (Eds.)

Subject: Educational Theory

This book represents an essential resource exploring semiotics for education: Edusemiotics. It opens new pathways of engaging with signs inside/outside schools and across theory, practice, poetry, art, technology and politics. – Peter Pericles Trifonas, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. Author of Reading Culture … Click here for a free preview and full description.

Origins: A Sustainable Concept in Education

Fred Dervin (The University of Helsinki, Finland) and Hanna Ragnarsdóttir (The University of Iceland, Iceland) (Eds.)

Subject: Education General, Social Justice, Multicultural Education

Although we live in an era of multiple identities and belongings, origins still seem to matter. For most people origins are obvious and transparent. We all come from somewhere. Yet talking about one’s origins can be highly sensitive and problematic depending on our roles, emotions, interlocutors and contexts. This volume problematizes … Click here for a free preview and full description.

Learning across Generations in Europe: Contemporary Issues in Older Adult Education

FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE AS OPEN ACCESS BOOK!   (Details here)

Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha (University of Tübingen, Germany), Sabina Jelenc Krasovec (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Marvin Formosa (University of Malta, Malta) (Eds.)

Subject: Adult Education, Open Access Books

This book constitutes an important work in the emergent field of study of older adult learning. The book gives a clear and wide overview on the different concepts, ideas, and meanings, related to older adults’ education, learning and intergenerational learning through strong theoretical standpoints, empirical research, and policy directions … Click here for a free preview and full description.

Tales from School

Learning Disability and State Education after Administrative Reform

Rod Wills (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Missy Morton (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Margaret McLean (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Maxine Stephenson (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Roger Slee (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) (Eds.)

Subject: Inclusive Education, Educational Reform, Educational Policy

This is a book about the struggle of many New Zealand families to have their children with learning disabilities included in local community schools. It reviews the influences in the post war period that shaped the state response to the right of all children to attend school. Reflections from both education policy makers and parents of that time … Click here for a free preview and full description.

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