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Introduction to Education Studies

Introduction to Education Studies

Third Edition
  • Steve Bartlett - Professor of Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton
  • Diana Burton - Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton
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400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Education Studies is a broad, multi-disciplinary and rapidly growing field. Now fully updated, Introduction to Education Studies has proven itself to be the key text for novices in the field for over a decade, leading readers through the field's key strands, concepts and applications without assuming any prior knowledge.

Bartlett and Burton provide first-time students with all the tools that they need to approach Education Studies and also encourage a critical, questioning approach which will put them in good stead for further study and professional practice.

The new edition includes:

-A new chapter on 'SEN and Inclusion'.

-A new chapter on the 'Historical Context of Education Policy.

-A new chapter on 'Citizenship Education'.

-More international, comparative examples

The book will also be even easier to use than in previous editions, with thorough improvements to its structure and design.

Steve Bartlett is Professor of Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.

Diana Burton is Professor of Education and Pro Vice Chancellor at Liverpool John Moores University.

Education Studies: An Introduction to the Field of Study
What is Education Studies?
The Nature of Education
Researching Education
A Modern History of Schooling
Politics and Policy in Education
Globalization and Comparative Education
Individual Achievement: Major Psychological Theories
Education and Psychological Research
Social Factors, Gender, Ethnicity and Achievement
Organizing Teaching and Learning
Conclusion: Education: A Contested Enterprise

Accessible introduction to the range of issues which an undergraduate programme in Education Studies is likely to cover.

Dr Claire Maxwell
Humanities, Institute of Education
November 14, 2013

Well structured, with useful reader reflection activities and a companion website for further information.

Mrs Jane Boothman
Education, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
October 31, 2013

A very useful test in easy to read language.

Mrs Beverley Lawe
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
October 18, 2013

A text that provides a sound foundation on which to build your educational research projects.

Mrs Valerie Lawrenson
Nursing Department (Preston), University of Central Lancashire
October 14, 2013

The text provided practical tips to those new to educational studies. Its user friendly approach made it accessible to students with little previous experience.

Mrs Valerie Lawrenson
Nursing Department (Preston), University of Central Lancashire
October 14, 2013

I recommend this as supplemental text for nursing students to consider in depth their approach to delivering training and managing the quality of clinical education. It reinforces the standards for mentoring and supervision expected in their profession.

Mrs Kristen Newman
School of Health & Social Care, Chester University
October 10, 2013

Excellent text that accompanies the main course reader - it provides depth and detail

Ms Jay Henry
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 20, 2013

Very useful, easy to read book for undergraduate education studies students.

Dr Karen Broomhead
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
September 10, 2013

this books is the core text for the first year module and students have found it easy to access yet challenging conceptually

Dr Gabriella Brundrett
Social Science , Edge Hill University
August 29, 2013

Reader reflections particularly helpful.

Mrs Maria Robinson
HE Early Years, Carshalton College
August 22, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Steve Bartlett

Steve Bartlett is honorary research fellow at Liverpool Hope University. A former Professor of Education Studies and programme leader at the Universities of Wolverhampton and Chester, he led the development of the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate level for many years, chairing the Subject Benchmarking Review Committee for QAA. A founder member and the first Chair of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), he edited the BESA journal for several years. Steve taught Sociology at secondary level for fifteen years from the mid Seventies. Steve has a Masters and PhD in teacher professionalism and has supervised and examined... More About Author

Diana M Burton

Diana Burton is Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, having formerly led education research at the university. She has held senior leadership and professorial posts at 3 universities, including both Pro Vice-Chancellor for research and Dean of Education posts at Liverpool John Moores University. She was Head of School at Manchester Metropolitan University where she worked for many years leading teacher education programmes having originally been a secondary school teacher of Humanities for over a decade.Diana has a Masters and PhD in the field of Educational Psychology and continues to examine doctoral theses... More About Author