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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 25.4mm | 739.36g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1473919002
  • 9781473919006
  • 64,911

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Introduction to education Studies by Bartlett and Burton has become a staple text for students of education over recent years. In this latest edition the authors have once again succeeded in providing a rich and detailed book that considers the nature and purpose of education as a discipline whilst always encouraging the reader to reflect upon their own educational biographies and histories. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach the text charts the ranging philosophical, sociological and ideological underpinnings of education and draws usefully upon this breadth of interpretations. The reader is consequently encouraged to question their own prejudices and positions in relation to their educational experiences. A particular strength of the book is the way in which it engages the reader through reader reflections and activities. Consequently this text provides a useful and engaging resource for all students of education throughout their studies. -- Stephen Griffin This book is an excellent and highly accessible text for students and lecturers of Education Studies alike. It positions itself at the heart of the discipline and considers the development of the subject and contextualises it within the modern social sciences. The exploration of the main themes of history, psychology, sociology and philosophy are interspersed with opportunities for reader reflection and student activities. The inclusion of video discussion and companion website links are particularly useful features and are welcome additions to the text. -- Caroline Lewis An essential text for those studying English education; notably this updated edition charts recent political influences on the education system. This fourth edition guides the reader through the rich and complex realities of education and, in doing so, presents a critical and analytical engagement with the field of education studies. -- Jane Randshow more

Table of contents

SECTION 1: EDUCATION STUDIES - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF STUDYChapter 1: What is education studies?Chapter 2: The nature of educationChapter 3: Researching educationSECTION 2: POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL DIMENSIONS OF EDUCATIONChapter 4: A modern history of schoolingChapter 5: CurriculumChapter 6: Politics and policy in educationChapter 7: Globalisation and comparative educationSECTION 3: ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATIONChapter 8: Individual achievement: major psychological theoriesChapter 9: Education and psychological researchChapter 10: Social factors, gender, ethnicity and achievementChapter 11: Organising teaching and learningChapter 12: Conclusion: education - a contested enterpriseshow more

About Steve Bartlett

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.show more

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