Introduction to Education Studies has proven itself to be the key text for students of Education Studies for over a decade, leading readers through the field's key ideas, concepts and debates.
Drawing from the main educational themes of sociology, philosophy, history, psychology and policy, Bartlett and Burton introduce you to different ways of looking at education and the ideologies that shape educational systems. Tightly supported by accessible links to research literature and keenly aware of contemporary developments, this book encourages you to adopt a critical, questioning approach to your study in order to develop an engaged and informed understanding of education.
This new edition includes:
A range of video discussion boxes throughout the book and linked to the companion website exploring key issues related to each chapter.
Enhanced coverage of special educational needs, discussing how policy has evolved historically and in more recent times throughout the New Labour and Coalition governments.
New discussion of the 2014 National Curriculum in England and the political processes and ideologies underpinning it.
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