This text looks at key themes and topical debates within Education Studies, using a number of important extracts and writings to exemplify different perspectives and help students gain deeper understanding. Extracts and writings are presented in an accessible way, helping the reader to develop critical skills while dealing with core content. Topics are organised into three major themes - Theorising education, Education and social justice and Education in the 21st century - to provide comprehensive coverage of the most important current issues within this field.
Will Curtis is Education Subject Leader and Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at De Montfort University. Alice Pettigrew is a researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London
Section 1: Theorising Education The learner The teacher Curriculum and assessment Researching education Section 2: Education and Social Justice Social-economic class Gender Ethnicity, race and culture Special educational needs and inclusive education Section 3: Learning in the twenty-first century Education and globalisation Learning in the digital age Education outside of formal schooling