A Student's Guide to Education Studies

4th Edition

Catherine A. Simon, Stephen Ward

Published December 16, 2019
Textbook - 270 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367276690 - CAT# K425914

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This new edition of A Student’s Guide to Education Studies is an essential resource for any undergraduate making their first explorations into the fascinating world of education. It explores a wide range of alternative visions of education encouraging students to challenge the perceived notions about learning and knowledge.

Offering new perspectives and powerful ideas for discussion on a variety of long-standing topics such as class, race and gender, the book is organised around five enduring themes: Policy and Politics, Global and Environmental Education, Knowledge and Learning, Childhood and Youth, Professionalism and Employment. With a distinctive international and global focus, this new edition has been extensively updated to reflect the latest research and thinking in the field and features new chapters on:

  • The sociology of education and the philosophy of education
  • Inclusion
  • Childhood and youth
  • Professionalism and work-based learning
  • Populism in politics

Including summary points, questions for discussion and annotated suggestions for further reading, this book provides the theoretical background needed to carry out a critical analysis of education policy and practice and is an essential resource for all students of Education Studies.


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