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Barton, Len

Overview
Works: 68 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 8,136 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: LC191, 370.19
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Len Barton
 
Most widely held works by Len Barton
A sociology of educating by Roland Meighan( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of an established textbook has been completely revised and updated to include recent issues in education and the latest references and suggestions for further reading
Gender, class & education by Stephen Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1983, Gender, Class and Education is a collection of papers that formed presentations at the Westhill Sociology of Education Conference in January 1982, and is the fifth such collection to emerge from the annual conference. The conference theme, 'Race, Class and Gender', was not only chosen because of its topicality, but also to provide a framework for debate between educational researchers and teachers. The papers focus on the reproduction of gender relations through education and provide important insights into how this process works, how it is resisted in schools and coll
Race, class, and education by Len Barton( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking curriculum studies : a radical approach( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reappraises the British and American experience in curriculum studies, the curious way in which it has been dominated by certain ideas and introduces the reader to alternative ways of perceiving, defining and approaching its problems. It provides a radical critique of the whole area, presenting both Marxist and phenomenological perspectives on the current dilemmas that teachers face. The book argues that in order to understand the problems teachers face in coping with the curriculum, we must look at the situation from the point of view of the individual rather than prescribing a norm for all teachers. The dynamic relationship between the individual and the collective and the teacher and the state is one of the fundamental issues in solving the present problems in curriculum studies. The book focuses on this central problem and suggests a variety of ways in which new solutions may be found
Education and social change( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability studies today( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over recent years there has been an unprecedented upsurge of interest in the general area of disability and disability studies amongst academics and researchers throughout the world. This has generated an increasingly expansive literature, from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, development studies, geography, history, philosophy, social policy, social psychology and sociology. Perhaps inevitably, given this heightened interest, a number of important challenges and debates have emerged which raise many significant questions for all those interested in this newly emergent and increasingly important field. Disability Studies Today provides an invaluable introduction to and an overview of these concerns and controversies. Although the field is increasingly interdisciplinary in nature, the emphasis is primarily a sociological one since sociology continues to play a central role in the development of disability studies. Whilst the focus is primarily on theoretical innovation and advancement, the arguments presented in this book have important political and policy implications for both disabled and non-disabled people. Moreover, since disability studies, like ethnic, women's and gay and lesbian studies, has developed from a position of engagement and activism rather than one of detachment, the articles in this volume maintain this tradition. The book contains contributions from established figures, as well as newcomers to the field. Topics covered include: the history of the development of disability studies in Britain and America, key ideas, issues and thinkers, the role of the body, divisions and hierarchies, history, power and identity, work, politics and the disabled peoples' movement, globalization, human rights, research and the role of the academy
Disability and society : emerging issues and insights by Len Barton( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an important contribution to the current and often controversial debate, presenting the reader with a wealth of ideas and insights into the many issues involved, assessing the growth and achievements of sociology in relation to disability and suggesting areas for future development
Special education and social interests by Len Barton( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until this book was published, most writing on special education was about specific disabilities and how to cope with them. This book, however, considers the broader context, looking at many problems for the wider system that have arisen through integration of special education within it. The book is international and comparative in its focus and includes much North American material and work by North American researchers
The Politics of special educational needs( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social crisis & educational research by Westhill Sociology of Education Conference( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools, teachers & teaching by Len Barton( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers how various sociological approaches to the exploration of the conditions of teachers' might be co-ordinated so as to produce a more penetrating and reliable understanding of the main dimensions of teachers' work. Three dimensions are selected for special attention: historical, institutional and interactional contexts in which teachers operate. In different way the papers in this collection explore the contribution such an investigation of these contexts can make to our understanding of wider educational concerns
Inclusive education : policy, contexts and comparative perspectives( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For teachers policy makers and researchers as well as lecturers and students taking relevant courses in higher education, this book makes a useful contribution to the debate in linking questions of policy and practice to the wider concerns of equality and social justice."--Jacket
Schooling, ideology, and the curriculum by Len Barton( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the different contributions to this book range over a wide spectrum of substantive issues, they share a common interest. This is a concern to explore the ways in which notions of the relations between theory and practice, between belief and action, can be used to develop three kinds of sensitivity in the sociology of education. A sensitivity towards how school systems are created, maintained and made to function; towards developing a more refined, critical and constructive awareness of the reliability and validity of descriptions, analyses and explanations offered in this field of study; and a sensitivity towards the ways in which changes take place within the education system and how the insights and realisations generated in the discipline might be used to control such occurrences
Changing policies, changing teachers : new directions for schooling?( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integration : myth or reality? by Len Barton( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth, unemployment, and schooling( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voicing concerns: sociological perspectives on contemporary education reforms( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability and dependency by Len Barton University of Sheffield( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the disturbing messages of this book is the extent to which disabled people are suffering in society. It looks at the socio-economic issues involved as well as the personal aspects of their lives and offers solutions to the discriminating relations
Policy, experience and change : cross-cultural reflections on inclusive education by Len Barton( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book represents an original and innovatory series of insights, ideas and questions concerning inclusive education and cross-cultural understandings. Drawing on historical and cultural material, policy developments, legislation and research findings, the book provides a critical exploration of key issues including inclusive education, human rights, change, diversity and special educational needs. How these are defined and experienced within particular societies is a key focus of consideration. Contradictions, ambiguities, complexities and differences within and between societies are identified and discussed. Each contributor offers some insights into their own developments and struggles in the pursuit of inclusive thinking, values and practices. Overall, the book enriches our existing knowledge and understaning and provides a stimulus for further work of a conceptual, theoretical and empirical form, concerning this fundamentally important topic of cross-cultural perspectives on inclusive education. It is essential reading for policy makers, students, teachers and researchers."--[source inconnue]
Overcoming disabling barriers : 18 years of Disability & society by Len Barton( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in disability studies over the last 18 years with over twenty essential articles from the journal of Disability and Society
 
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Alternative Names
Barton, L.

Barton, L. 1941-

Barton, L. (Len)

Barton, L. (Len), 1941-

Barton, Leonard

Barton, Leonard 1941-

Languages
English (240)

Polish (1)

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Disability studies todayDisability and society : emerging issues and insightsThe Politics of special educational needsInclusive education : policy, contexts and comparative perspectivesIntegration : myth or reality?Voicing concerns: sociological perspectives on contemporary education reformsDisability and dependencyPolicy, experience and change : cross-cultural reflections on inclusive educationOvercoming disabling barriers : 18 years of Disability & society