An Introduction to the Study of Education

3rd Edition

David Matheson

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Published January 14, 2014
Textbook - 380 Pages
ISBN 9781315832029 - CAT# YE46203

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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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