Introduction to Education Studies (4th Revised edition)

Introduction to Education Studies (4th Revised edition)

By: Diana M. Burton (author), Steve Bartlett (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Education Studies has proven itself to be the key text for students of the subject for over a decade, leading readers through the field's key strands, concepts and applications without assuming any prior knowledge. Drawing from the main themes that underpin the discipline of Education Studies (sociology, philosophy, history, psychology and policy) Bartlett and Burton introduces students to different ways of looking at education and the ideologies that shape the system. The book provides first-time students, and those engaged in more advanced aspects of the subject, with all the tools that they need to approach Education Studies, encouraging a critical, questioning approach which will put them in good stead for further study and professional practice. The new edition includes: * Up-to-date coverage and careful analysis of education policy developments from the 'Gove years' up to the 2015 UK general election, ensuring students have a strong understanding of contemporary English education. * Enhanced coverage of early years and post-compulsory education * Additional discussion of SEN and inclusion This book also comes with a fresh companion website which includes: * 'Video discussions' exploring key issues related to that chapter, broadening students' understanding through an engaging learning style * Access to SAGE articles - taking students further in their reading and development

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Steve's research interests are in practitioner research where he has worked with networks of teachers on the development of their classroom evaluations. He has also been involved with the development of Education Studies as a subject in HE. Steve has been chair of the British Education Studies Association and was more recently involved in the review of the Education Studies Subject Benchmarks for QAA. Steve currently teaches research methods on the master's in leadership and management and education studies on the combined awards program. Diana Burton is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education at the University of Wolverhampton. She was formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education at Liverpool John Moores University, where she was previously Dean of Education. She worked for many years at Manchester Metropolitan University leading teacher education programmes and was a secondary school teacher before that. Diana has a Masters and PhD in the field of Educational Psychology. She is the author of a number of books and articles on pupil learning, teacher development, educating children with behavioural, emotional and social disadvantage, citizenship and social justice. She is a fellow of the Royal Academy for the Society of the Arts, and the Higher Education Academy and an active member of the British Education Research Association.


SECTION 1: EDUCATION STUDIES - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF STUDY Chapter 1: What is education studies? Chapter 2: The nature of education Chapter 3: Researching education SECTION 2: POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL DIMENSIONS OF EDUCATION Chapter 4: A modern history of schooling Chapter 5: Curriculum Chapter 6: Politics and policy in education Chapter 7: Globalisation and comparative education SECTION 3: ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION Chapter 8: Individual achievement: major psychological theories Chapter 9: Education and psychological research Chapter 10: Social factors, gender, ethnicity and achievement Chapter 11: Organising teaching and learning Chapter 12: Conclusion: education - a contested enterprise

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  • publication date: 07/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781473919006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781473919006
  • weight: 739
  • ISBN10: 1473919002
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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