We are only two weeks into April but, much to our delight, we have already had a great number of advance copies direct from the printers of some more wonderful Education titles. It’s so exciting to see these new books ‘hot off the press’ and all the hard work that went in to each project finally come to fruition! Congratulations to all involved.
Education, Poverty, Malnutrition and Famine, edited by Lorraine Pe Symaco, is part of the brilliant Education as a Humanitarian Response series. This volume provides an overview of education response – what it is and how it can be improved in relation to one of the more persistent issues globally. This book provides an overview of education and such issues through case study samples of countries within various regions and offers insights and proposes solutions on how educational response can help alleviate this challenge.
Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives is edited by Evelyn Arizpe, Teresa Colomer and Carmen Martínez-Roldán and we have received a great endorsement from Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies (Creativity Culture and Faith), at the University of Glasgow, UK:
“This is a very important book. It is timely as it appears at a time when educators are beginning to explore the important place of visual literacy in intercultural education and in language education as migrations brings new diversities to classrooms worldwide. It offers, significantly, important resources for opening out the imagination and enabling new visions of critical and social learning to emerge, in a scaffolded context. The authors have produced an invigorating and excitingly intellectual contribution to the field of intercultural literacy studies.”
Deleuze & Guattari, Politics and Education is edited by Matthew Carlin and Jason Wallin. A popular book at the recent AERA conference, Deleuze & Guattari, Politics and Education mobilizes Deleuzian-Guattarian philosophy as a revolutionary alternative to the lingering forms of transcendence, identity politics, and nihilism endemic to Western thought. Operationalizing Deleuze and Guattari's challenge to contemporary philosophy, this book presents their view as a revolutionary alternative to the lingering forms of transcendence, identity politics, and nihilism endemic to the current state of Western formal education. This collection of essays works toward extracting a genuine image of education and learning that exists in sharp contrast to both the neo-liberal educational project and the critical pedagogical tradition.
And finally, we have not one but two titles for you from the excellent Education Around the World series! Both of these volumes have recieved great support from key individuals in the field. In talking about Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles, edited by Emel Thomas, Michael Crossley, who is Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Bristol, UK, said:
“This highly informative collection makes an important contribution to the literature on education in the Caribbean region. It draws upon locally grounded research and insightful theoretical analyses. In doing so, this book plays a valuable role in bringing the perspectives and experience of small states into the international arena.”
And in describing Education in Eastern Europe and Eurasia,edited by Nadiya Ivanenko, Keith Watson, Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading, UK, said:
“This volume is a welcome addition to the comparative and international education literature. It is informative and well put together. Its authors throw fresh light on the changes and challenges facing countries in this region. Their observations, based on recent research, provide some fascinating insights and should appeal to those wanting to find out more about this part of the world.”
Helena O'Leary, Education Editorial Intern