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Introduction to Education Studies

Introduction to Education Studies

Sixth Edition
  • Steve Bartlett - Professor of Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton
  • Diana Burton - Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton

May 2024 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this fully updated sixth edition of this much-loved textbook, students will be introduced to different ways of looking at education, supported by links to classic and contemporary research.
Built around the essential themes of psychology, history, policy and sociology, this new edition explores a range of contemporary topics found on Education studies courses, including:
  • UK education policy since 2020, including policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Decolonising the curriculum and social justice
  • Education studies and student employability
  • Expanded coverage of cognitive psychological theories of learning
Part 1: Education Studies - An introduction to the field of study
Chapter 1: What is education studies?
Chapter 2: The nature of education
Chapter 3: Researching education
Part 2: Political and historical dimension of education
Chapter 4: A modern history of schooling
Chapter 5: Curriculum
Chapter 6: Politics and policy in education
Chapter 7: Globalisation and comparative education
Part 3: Achievement in education
Chapter 8: Individual achievement: major psychological theories
Chapter 9: Education and psychological research
Chapter 10: Social factors, gender, ethnicity and achievement
Chapter 11: Organising teaching and learning
Chapter 12: Conclusion: education - a contested enterprise

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