Introduction to Education Studies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-04
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Education Studies is a broad, multi-disciplinary and rapidly growing field. Now fully updated, Introduction to Education Studies has proven itself to be the key text for novices in the field for over a decade, leading readers through the field's key strands, concepts and applications without assuming any prior knowledge. Bartlett and Burton provide first-time students with all the tools that they need to approach Education Studies and also encourage a critical, questioning approach which will put them in good stead for further study and professional practice. The new edition includes: -A new chapter on 'SEN and Inclusion'. -A new chapter on the 'Historical Context of Education Policy. -A new chapter on 'Citizenship Education'. -More international, comparative examples The book will also be even easier to use than in previous editions, with thorough improvements to its structure and design. Steve Bartlett is Professor of Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Diana Burton is Professor of Education and Pro Vice Chancellor at Liverpool John Moores University.

Table of Contents

Education Studies: An Introduction to the Field of Study
What is Education Studies?
The Nature of Education
Researching Education
Political and Historical Dimensions of Education
a Modern History of Schooling
Politics and Policy in Education
Globalisation and Comparative Education
Achievement in Education
Individual Achievement: Major Psychological Theories
Education and Psychological Research
Social Factors, Gender, Ethnicity and Achievement
Organising Teaching and Learning
Conclusion: Education, a Contested Enterprise
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