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Education Studies

An Issues-based Approach



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Education Studies: An Issues-based Approach
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Education Studies continues to grow as a popular undergraduate area of study. This core text addresses themes common to all Education Studies courses. It benefits from a large list of contributors from key institutions. This second edition includes chapters on education and employment, new media and sex and relationships education and is fully revised and updated. For each topic, an overview and discussion are accompanied by features such as Research and Pause for Thought boxes to promote reflection and analysis and to encourage the reader to engage with the text.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Learning, teaching and the nature of education What is education? The mystery of learning Community education: innovation and active intervention Schools and classrooms The child, family and society: Early years in context Education and integrated Children's services Polarisations in English Mathematics in the future Science and society The nature of higher education PART 2: Themes in education Lifelong learning Leadership in education Race and education From special needs to inclusive education Faith in education: what place for faith communities in schools? Education for citizenship and democracy Education and employability? Sex and relationships education? The impact of new media on education? Global citizenship and comparative education

Author Biography

John Sharp is Professor of Education and Programme Leader for the BA/BSC (Hons) Education and Subject Studies degree at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. He teaches undergraduate courses on both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Les Hankin led the development of the Education Studies degree pathway at Liverpool Hope University. He has worked extensively on Hope's teaching projects in India and Africa. Stephen Ward is Head of Education and Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University.
Release date NZ
June 29th, 2009
Edited by John, Sharp Edited by Les Hankin Edited by Stephen Ward
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
20 illustrations
Learning Matters Ltd
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