The first edition of Schools and Classrooms proved a popular and successful text for undergraduate students studying educational philosophy or educational theory subjects. As with the last edition the book analyses and interprets contemporary social theory and then offers its own progressive perspective on education.
The book is organised into three parts: Part One deals with general issues to do with schooling and education; Part Two with specific facets of day-to-day classroom practice; and Part Three offers suggestions on how educational practice can be modified and transformed. This is an excellent text that challenges formal educational theory and explores dimensions and themes not generally covered in other textbooks in education.
Dr Colin Symes is Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Policy Studies, at Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus.
Dr Noel Preston is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus.