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Barton, Len

Works: 75 works in 455 publications in 2 languages and 8,783 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Contributor, ed
Classifications: LC191, 370.19
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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 )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 616 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 )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, class, and education by Len Barton( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking curriculum studies : a radical approach( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 344 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
Disability studies today( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 340 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
Education and social change( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability and society : emerging issues and insights by Len Barton( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy and practice in relation to disability have been strongly influenced by medical and psychological ideas and interests. Disability and Society is unique in that it brings a sociological perspective to disability, drawing contributions from the key figures in the field. The contributors, both non-disabled and disabled, share a commitment to the development of a social theory of disability, one which places significance on viewing the material, social conditions and relations of society as disabling. 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. Disability and Society is essential reading for undergraduate students of disability studies, as well as students taking more traditional courses in social policy, education, health studies and social work. It will also serve as an invaluable reference for activists and campaigners for disabled people and professionals in related fields
The Politics of special educational needs( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special education and social interests by Len Barton( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 281 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
Schools, teachers & teaching by Len Barton( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling, ideology, and the curriculum by Len Barton( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 271 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
Inclusive education : policy, contexts and comparative perspectives by Felicity Armstrong( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is based on material arising out of collaborative work which addresses the question of inclusive education in the context of policy and practice in a number of different countries including France, England, Greece, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and the U.S.A. At the heart of the idea of inclusive education lie serious issues concerning 'equal opportunities and social justice. How societies construct and respond to disability, gender race and cultural differences is of fundamental importance."
Disability, human rights and education : cross cultural perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 250 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
Changing policies, changing teachers : new directions for schooling?( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 11 papers in this book address, from a sociological perspective, a variety of contemporary educational reform issues in Great Britain. The papers examine the direction and role of sociological research in education. Sociology education has an important role to play in raising questions about the British educational system and its premises. The discipline has come under harsh attack by conservative politicians and educators in recent years. The papers include: "Parents and the State: How Has Social Research Informed Education Reforms?" (M. David); "Not in Front of the Children: Responding to Right Wing Agendas on Sexuality and Education" (L. Kelly); "Feminism, Education, and the New Right" (M. Arnot); "Special Needs: Personal Trouble or Public Issue?" (L. Barton, M. Oliver);"On the Specificity of Racism" (A. Gurnah); "Teachers' Responses to the Reshaping of Primary Education" (A. Pollard); "Staying On and Staying In: Comprehensive Schooling in the 1990s" (D. Halpin);"Whose Choice of Schools? Making Sense of City Technology Colleges" (T. Edwards, S. Gewirtz, G. Whitty); "Reconstructing Professionalism: Ideological Struggle in Initial Teacher Education" (J. Furlong); "The Reform of Higher Education" (G. Walford); and "Recovering from a Pyrrhic Victory? Quality, Relevance, and Impact in the Sociology of Education" (R. Dale). (Db)
Disability and dependency by Len Barton( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 180 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 )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 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."--Page 4 of cover
Overcoming disabling barriers : 18 years of disability and society by Len Barton( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a valuable route map to the development of thinking in disability studies over the last 18 years. It includes over 20 seminal articles from the journal Disability and Society, written by many of the leading authors in the field from the UK, the USA, Australia and Europe
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Barton, L.

Barton, L. 1941-

Barton, L. (Len)

Barton, L. (Len), 1941-

Barton, Leonard

Barton, Leonard 1941-

バートン, レン

English (281)

Polish (1)

Disability studies todayDisability and society : emerging issues and insightsThe Politics of special educational needsInclusive education : policy, contexts and comparative perspectivesDisability, human rights and education : cross cultural perspectivesIntegration : myth or reality?Voicing concerns: sociological perspectives on contemporary education reformsDisability and dependency