This textbook gives you a clear overview of fifteen thinkers who have offered challenging perspectives on education, including influential sociological thinkers (Bourdieu, Foucault, Mezirow, Bernstein), those who have questioned the orthodoxy on schooling (Holt, Darling-Hammond) and other key names whose writing has helped shaped our views on teaching and learning.
Each chapter includes:
· practical examples showing how theories can be used to inform classroom teaching
· critiques of each theorist exploring opposing viewpoints and the strengths and weaknesses of different ideas
· reflective tasks inviting you to apply what you’ve read to your own educational experiences.
This is essential reading for anyone on university and school-based initial teacher education courses training to teach in different educational settings, including early years and adult education, or studying education at undergraduate and postgraduate level.