You are here

Education Theories for a Changing World

Education Theories for a Changing World

September 2023 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can education be a vehicle for social change?

This book looks at how different educational theories can be used to address complex and vital issues in society by exploring key concepts and challenging traditional thought through an educational lens. Each topic area is explored in both theoretical and practical terms with direct application to the classroom throughout.
Key topics include:

  • The climate crisis
  • The Black Lives Matter movement
  • The rise of right-wing populism
  • The experience of LGBTQ+ students in school
  • The impact of COVID-19

  • This is essential reading for anyone training to teach at any age phase and students undertaking the academic study of education.
    Chapter 1: How theory has shaped practice
    Chapter 2: The Curriculum Part 1: Knowledge and curriculum models
    Chapter 3: The Curriculum Part 2: Curriculum applications
    Chapter 4: Education as a vehicle for social mobility
    Chapter 5: Populism and education
    Chapter 6: Black Lives Matter
    Chapter 7: Education and the COVID-19 pandemic
    Chapter 8: Taking pride – the LGBTQ+ experience in school
    Chapter 9: Climate change
    Chapter 10: Realigning education with social justice in changing times

    This is a very useful addition to this series from Aubrey and Riley, covering contemporary thinkers. It offers a really good introduction to the theories it covers.

    Mr Tristan Middleton
    Department of Education, Gloucestershire University
    April 10, 2024

    Key text to support learners on post-16 teacher training programme- highly beneficial for students who have come from a different discipline to education UG studies- giving clear guidance and information to support

    Mr Julian Ayres
    School of Education and Community, Wrexham Glyndwr University
    February 21, 2024

    An important text that brings current perspectives and thinking to the fore on a range of important complex issues.

    Mr Gary Pykitt
    School of Education, Birmingham City University
    October 26, 2023

    Sample Materials & Chapters

    Sample Chapter

    Karl Aubrey

    Karl Aubrey is a Visiting Tutor on the Professional Studies in Education programmes at Bishop Grosseteste University. Prior to this Karl was the Programme Leader for a range of initial teacher education and professional development programmes at a large city further education college. Between 2003 and 2005 he was seconded to the DfES Standards Unit as a learning and teaching practitioner in the East Midlands. Karl has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of Education. His doctoral thesis explored the reforms in further education teacher education from 2000 to 2010, from the viewpoint of teacher educators. Karl’s research interests include... More About Author

    Alison Riley

    Alison Riley is the Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree at Bishop Grosseteste University, she has also worked on a number of educational-related programmes at the university including initial teaching training courses. Prior to joining Bishop Grosseteste University Alison spent sixteen years working in primary education, as a classroom teacher, deputy head teacher and finally head teacher of a large junior school. Alison has been involved in a number of collaborative projects and has recently been involved in an EU-funded project researching ‘Creativity in Early Science and Mathematics Education’. Alison has... More About Author

    Purchasing options

    Please select a format:

    ISBN: 9781529764147
    ISBN: 9781529764154