Education Studies: A Student's Guide

Overview

Written specifically for students on Education Studies degree courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, Education Studies: A Student's Guide introduces a wide range of topics and issues, from knowledge and learning and policy and schooling to the ways in which education is a force for change across the globe.
The book is in three comprehensive sections that challenge our assumptions by exploring a wide range of perspectives on education in different ...

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Overview

Written specifically for students on Education Studies degree courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, Education Studies: A Student's Guide introduces a wide range of topics and issues, from knowledge and learning and policy and schooling to the ways in which education is a force for change across the globe.
The book is in three comprehensive sections that challenge our assumptions by exploring a wide range of perspectives on education in different countries and cultures, by providing critiques of current policies and practice, and by analyzing learning and the nature of knowledge itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415321181
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/16/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 International Perspectives: The USA and the Pacific Rim 9
2 The Global Dimension in the Curriculum 19
3 Education and Environment 35
4 Education in Europe 47
5 Human Rights and Education 57
6 Cultural and Religious Plurality in Education 67
7 Government Policy on Education in England 81
8 The Effective Teacher 92
9 Early Years Education: Children from Birth to Five 102
10 Inclusion and Special Educational Needs: Doing a Case Study in School 112
11 Gender and Educational Achievement 123
12 Radical Education 134
13 Knowledge and Science Education 149
14 Learning and Mathematics 160
15 ICT and Learning for the Future 172
16 Language, Power and Education 183
17 Knowledge and Learning in Art and Design 193
18 The Humanities in Education 204
Index 212
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