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The integration of contemporary issues and educational change contextualises how social, political and economic factors contribute to education agendas. The succinct issues provide opportunities for students to consider questions and use these to initiate and shape discussions.
This is a very comprehensive guide to education studies. The text book is up to date, with a broad spectrum and covers many contemporary issues in education. I will be recommending it to my education students.
This publication has been well edited to bring together a range of very current topics that are all applicable to learners studying an educational based academic programme. It successfully contains enough detail about all of the key conceptual areas of compulsory education (Key stages 1-5) without leaving you floundering. The chapters focus on the core salient requirements with the 'research boxes' allowing you to be guided on further depth of study should you wish.
Variety of topics which are well written and provide an excellent basis for seminars. The pause for thought questions also allow learners to further develop their knowledge and understanding of topics of interest.
An informative and engaging text that will provide students with a broad understanding of key issues within education.
A very helpful book which provides valuable information and discussion points for our second year students.
A very good book that discusses a variety of contemporary issues in education
This book covers a range of current educational issues, while providing some background information, which allows students to gain an insight to policies and practice.
The ‘Pause for thought’ sections are an excellent feature, which will encourage students to critically reflect on information. It also provides questions that can be discussed in groups to develop students’ reflective skills, while also gaining and considering alternative points of view.
A wide range of contemporary issues relating to diverse areas of education presented in a critically thought provoking manner.
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.
An essential book for Education Studies students
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.
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.
A good up to date text on the curent situation in Education. I particularly liked chapter 9 University Knowledge
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.
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.
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