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Education Studies
An Issue Based Approach

Third Edition
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March 2014 | 264 pages | Learning Matters
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 chapters from key contributors at key institutions. This third edition has been completely revised and updated with the addition of seven new chapters. Themes newly explored include gender, research, the power of money and status and alternatives to schooling. This fully comprehensive text is accessibly written, with learning features throughout to encourage students to approach issues critically. Fully up-to-date and covering a huge range of themes for Education Studies students.

 
What is Education?
 
The Mystery of Learning
 
The Early Years
 
Schools and Classrooms
 
The School Curriculum
 
Assessment
 
Community Education: Innovation and Active Intervention
 
The Learning and Skills Sector
 
The Nature of Higher Education
 
Alternatives to Formal Schooling
 
Variations in the UK: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
 
Education and the Economy
 
Gender and 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
 
The Impact of New Media Technologies
 
Global Citizenship and Comparative Education

This is a really accessible book regarding education and how it has changed over the years, particularly regarding technology.

The writers and contributors are all experts in their field and this shows throughout. The ‘pause for thought’ features encourage the reader to find out more, and the ‘research boxes’ give useful points of reference.

The only concern I have is the thin paper on which it is printed, text can be seen through from the other side. However, this does not distract from the excellent content which will help any undergraduate student with their learning.

Ms Ann Gravells
Childcare Department, Bishop Burton College
April 17, 2014

An essential book for Education Studies students

Ms Adeela Ahmed-Shafi
Institute , Gloucestershire University
April 10, 2014

This is a very clear and accessible text which explores the varied and challenging issues facing the educational world.

The shaded 'research' and 'pause for thought' boxes are really helpful to encourage students to reflect on the issues and begin to develop their own views.

A very helpful text.

Mrs Sian Templeton
Institute of Education and Public Services, Gloucestershire University
March 24, 2014

This book is recommended for all students commencing or undertaking education studies. It is clearly focused around teacher training and discusses a wide range of subjects.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Access to H.E., Leeds City College
March 19, 2014

A good up to date text on the curent situation in Education. I particularly liked chapter 9 University Knowledge

Ms Allison Dunhill
Centre For Educational Studies, Hull University
February 3, 2014

Education Studies provides a useful insignt into issues surrounding the education sector. In particular the chapters that summarise differentiation in education and the role of new technologies. The use of various contributors allowed for a diverse range of content to be covered in great detail. I strongly recommend this book for both study and professional practice.

Mr Marc Corner
Teacher Training, Akuro Limited
January 27, 2014

This new edition is excellent and in its brief but insightful chapters provides an excellent introduction to a range of issues covered throughout the three years of our degree course. it is the kind of book I would hope a student would access on many occasions.

Mr Nigel Roberts
Youth and Schools, centre for youth ministry
January 11, 2014
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