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Introduction to Education Studies

Introduction to Education Studies

Fifth 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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June 2020 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this fully updated fifth 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 that underpin Education Studies courses, key updates include:

·         New ‘Applying Critical Evaluation’ tasks to help develop your analytical skills

·         Analysis of recent curriculum developments including EY assessment, Ebacc and T-levels

·         Examination of education policy up to, and including, 2019

·         Enhanced discussion of educational neuroscience and the science 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

Updated book on essential reading list. Provides valid and pertinent discussion to support student's studies. This was already a key text for our course and the update keeps it relevant.

Mrs Hester McCurdy
Education, Warwickshire College
October 31, 2022

I have not been able to read the eCopy. A hard copy would have made it easier for me to read the copy.

Dr Lee Mackenzie
Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University
December 10, 2021

This book is excellent support for BA Education students, not only in level 1 but into Level 2 as well. it is well written yet ideas are conveyed clearly so Level 1 students are happy to read it and they learn and understand some important ideas about education.

Dr Indira Banner
School of Education, Leeds University
September 30, 2021

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

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