This major text for Education Studies students provides a critical account of key issues in education today. The text features:
Education Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives
- A critical analysis of key issues in Education Studies to encourage students' thinking about education in the broadest terms
- Themed sections with introductions to link the issues discussed in each chapter
- Use of specific examples of educational diversity to illustrate how concerns such as ethnicity, gender and class operate in educational institutions
- An examination of educational issues as they relate to other phases of educational provision, such as home schooling and universities
is an essential text for Education Studies students. It is also of value to students on QTS courses and students and professionals in areas such as sociology, childhood studies, community studies and education policy.
Derek Kassem is Programme Leader for Education Studies at Liverpool: John Moores University. Before joining JMU to teach on ITT courses he taught for fifteen years in inner London in both primary and secondary schools. Derek is a founder member of the British Education Studies Association. Emmanuel Mufti worked in community education in Liverpool before embarking on an academic career initially at Liverpool Hope University and now Liverpool: John Moores University. Emmanuel has researched in areas such as, parental involvement in children's education and is currently researching student retention within HE. Emmanuel is a founder member of the British Education Studies Association. John Robinson is Director of Research Development in the Centre for Urban Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has taught in Manchester, Glasgow and Salford. At MMU he has been involved in research experiences focusing on environmental education and sustainability education. He has published numerous articles and book chapters.
Section 1: Inside the school
Early years education: mixed messages and conflicts
Evidenced-based education: finding out what works and what hurts
The politics of the National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies
Shaping pedagogy from psychological ideas
When evidence is not enough: freedom to choose versus prescribed choice: the case of Summerhill
Section 2: Policy, politics and education
New Labour's education policy
England: educating for the twenty-first century
What do we really know from school improvement and effectiveness research?
Away with all teachers: the cultural politics of home learning
New students: same old structures
Section 3: Education at the margins
Stephen and Anthony: the continuing implications of the Macpherson report for teacher education
Meeting the educational needs of forced migrants
Education of looked after children: who cares?
Women and state schools: Britain 1870 to present day
Lifelong learning, just a slogan? The reality for working-class women
Section 4: Global education: global issues
New Labour, globalisation and social justice: the role of teacher education
Pakistan: whither educational reforms?
Changing geographies of power in education: the politics of rescaling and its contradictions
Education for sustainable development