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A student's guide to education studies: a student's guide

A student's guide to education studies: a student's guide

Ward, Stephen, 1947- editor; Simon, Catherine A., editor

This new edition of A Student’s Guide to Education Studies is an essential resource for any undergraduate making their first explorations into the fascinating world of education. It explores a wide range of alternative visions of education encouraging students to challenge the perceived notions about learning and knowledge. Offering new perspectives and powerful ideas for discussion on a variety of long-standing topics such as class, race and gender, the book is organised around five enduring themes: Policy and Politics, Global and Environmental Education, Knowledge and Learning, Childhood and Youth, Professionalism and Employment. With a distinctive international and global focus, this new edition has been extensively updated to reflect the latest research and thinking in the field and features new chapters on: The sociology of education and the philosophy of education Inclusion Childhood and youth Professionalism and work-based learning Populism in politics Including summary points, questions for discussion and annotated suggestions for further reading, this book provides the theoretical background needed to carry out a critical analysis of education policy and practice and is an essential resource for all students of Education Studies

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London ; New York, New York : Routledge 2020
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Catherine A. Simon and Stephen Ward
ISBN: 1000766675, 9780367276683, 9781000766677
Note: Description based on print version record.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (283 pages)
Subject: Education.


  1. Introduction: The study of education
  2. Section 1 – Policy and Politics
  3. 1 Education Policy and Marketisation – Stephen Ward
  4. 2 Education and Social Justice – Catherine Simon
  5. 3 Race, Ethnicity and Education in England – Charlotte Chadderton
  6. 4 Gender and Work – Christine Eden
  7. 5 Education and Social Mobility – Richard Riddell
  8. 6 Educational Achievement: An intersectional approach – Christine Eden
  9. 7 The Inclusion Agenda in Mainstream Primary Schools? – Zeta Brown and Jo Winwood
  10. Section 2 – Global and Environmental Education
  11. 8 International and Comparative Education – Brendan Bartram
  12. 9 Globalisation and Populism: Why intercultural education failed – David Coulby
  13. 10 Religion and Worldviews in Education – Denise Cush
  14. 11 Education and Climate Change – David Hicks
  15. 12 Education for Sustainability – David Hicks
  16. Section 3 – Knowledge and Learning
  17. 13 The Sociology of Knowledge – Rita Chawla-Duggan
  18. 14 Social Psychology and Learning – Cathal O’Siochru
  19. 15 Philosophy and Education – Tom Feldges
  20. 16 Creative Pedagogy for Empowerment through Expressive Arts – June Bianchi
  21. 17 Information Technology and Learning – Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou
  22. Section 4 – Childhood and Youth
  23. 18 Early Years Education – Ioanna Palaiologou and Zenna Kingdon
  24. 19 The ‘Resilient’ Child: Defining and supporting children’s resilience – Zeta Brown and Jo Winwood
  25. 20 Health and Education – Bethan Mitchell
  26. Section 5 – Professionalism and Employment
  27. 21 Work-based Learning – Catherine Simon
  28. 22 Professionalism – Jim Hordern, Kendra McMahon
  29. Notes on contributors
  30. Index