An Introduction to the Study of Education / Edition 3

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What is education? This core textbook will help students in pursuit of this question by providing a comprehensive, gentle and reflective introduction to the initial study of education. Updated in line with the latest policies, reforms and issues within education, this third edition includes:

  • full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education
  • a focus on all levels of education – pre-school, primary, secondary, post-16 and lifelong learning
  • the latest controversies and debates within education
  • new material on compulsory education, special educational needs and post-16 developments
  • clear insights into the role and background of research within education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415453653
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Matheson lectures at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely across the field of education in areas such as teacher training, lifelong learning, comparative education and cultural identity in education.

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Table of Contents

1. What is education? 2. Ideology in education in the United Kingdom 3. Theories of teaching and learning 4. A brief history of state intervention in British Schooling 5. Comparing educational systems 6. Psychology in Education 7. e-learning: theories and issues 8.‘Race’ and education 9. Gender in education 10. Social Class and School 11. Special educational needs and inclusion in education 12. Early childhood education in the United Kingdom 13. Compulsory education in the United Kingdom 14. Post-compulsory education: further education, higher education, lifelong learning 15. What is educational research? Changing perspectives 16. What next? Summation and comment
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