Highlighted publications

Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education

Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education

Author/editor: Saha, L, Daun, H & Zajda, J

Year published: 2009

Globally, there are increasing arguments both for the democratisation of education and for the use of education to promote a democratic society, based on equality, and social justice. It is argued that authentic and democratic schools could better prepare for active citizenship and for a strong...

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Research on Teaching

Research on Teaching

Author/editor: Saha, L, & Dworkin, A

Year published: 2009

Through over 70 original chapters, Adjunct Prof Larry Saha’s new book provides a fresh look at the ever changing nature of the teaching profession throughout the world. Read more

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Rural Resilience and Prosperity

Rural Resilience and Prosperity

Author/editor: Brooks, K

Year published: 2009

Former Sociology PhD student and now School Visitor, Kate Brooks, has published a book based on her doctoral thesis. In this book Kate test the association asserted between levels of social capital and prosperity and resilience in the rural Australian context. Read more

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Failure to Learn

Failure to Learn

Author/editor: Hopkins, A

Year published: 2008

Failure to Learn analyses the causes of a major explosion at the Texas City Oil Refinery on March 23, 2005. The explosion killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others. Failure to Learn also analyses the similarities between this event and the Longford Gas Plant explosion in Victoria in 1998,...

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Challenging Global Inequality

Challenging Global Inequality

Author/editor: Greig, A, Hulme, D & Turner, M

Year published: 2007

Takes as its starting point the challenge of overcoming global poverty and inequality. It traces the origins of the idea of Development Studies and introduces the main methodologies and theories of development, and examines the challenges of the twenty-first century. Read more

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Going Organic

Going Organic

Author/editor: Lockie, S, Lyons, K, Lawrence, G & Halpin, D

Year published: 2006

This book sets out to assess the current situation of the organic agriculture/food sector, debunking a number of apparently common sense beliefs in the process, viz. that organic consumers are wealthy environmental and health extremists; that growth in the industry will inevitably undermine its...

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