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Barton, Len

Overview
Works: 93 works in 366 publications in 1 language and 8,418 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Collaborator, Contributor
Classifications: LC191, 370.19
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Most widely held works by Len Barton
Policy, experience and change cross-cultural reflections on inclusive education by Len Barton ( )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 688 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."--P. [4] of cover
A sociology of educating by Roland Meighan ( Book )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 597 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 )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 466 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 )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One problem which continues to absorb social scientists is the way in which so much social deprivation stems from racial or class status. The discussion in this book is developed in two ways: firstly, careful attention is given to an examination of the way minority groups create and maintain collective identities and action. Secondly, the relationship between this movement and such topics as racism in schools, schooling, unemployment and West Indian involvement in sporting rather than academic activities is analysed, together with the nature of the educational experience of different class
Rethinking curriculum studies : a radical approach ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 360 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 )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disability studies today ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special education and social interests by Len Barton ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 311 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
Social crisis & educational research by Len Barton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally written at a time of crisis in the education system of Britain - occasioned by cuts, contradictions and change - many of the issues discussed in this book are still relevant today. Debate in the book focuses upon an examination of the nature of the crisis, an exploration of the impact of the crisis upon school processes and upon the relationship between life in school and in the wider community, an investigation of the responses being made by pupils, teachers and educationalists to the day-to-day manifestations of the crisis and a consideration of how the current crisis is giving
Disability and society : emerging issues and insights by Len Barton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 296 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
Schools, teachers & teaching by Len Barton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 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
Schooling, ideology, and the curriculum by Len Barton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 285 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
The Politics of special educational needs ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inclusive education : policy, contexts and comparative perspectives ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 262 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."--BOOK JACKET
Changing policies, changing teachers : new directions for schooling? by International Sociology of Education Conference ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disability, human rights and education : cross cultural perspectives ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume recognizes the importance of an informed cross-cultural understanding of the policies and practices of different societies within the field of disability, human rights and education
Disability and dependency by Handicap, and Policy International Conference on Disability ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 230 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
Integration : myth or reality? by Len Barton ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overcoming disabling barriers : 18 years of Disability and society by Len Barton ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 201 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
Voicing concerns: sociological perspectives on contemporary education reforms ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Barton, L.
Barton, L. 1941-
Barton, L. (Len)
Barton, L. (Len), 1941-
Barton, Leonard
Barton, Leonard, 1941-
バートン, レン
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