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Education: A Very Short Introduction By Gary Thomas

Education: A Very Short Introduction
by Gary Thomas

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From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas looks at how and why education evolved as it has. By exploring some of the big questions, he examines the ways in which schools work, considers the differences around the world, and concludes by considering the future of education worldwide.
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Education: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Thomas

From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved has it has. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world. Delving into some of the big questions, Thomas explores the history of education in this Very Short Introduction. Considering various styles such as progressive versus formal, he also explores the ideas of some of the big theorists, including Piaget and Vygotsky. Looking at different forms of education and styles of teaching, he considers the ways in which education is being improved by matching styles of learning to teaching, and ensuring that schools are more inclusive and meaningful for a broader range of students. He finishes by considering the ways in which education may develop over the coming century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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In easy-going prose peppered with illustrations, examples and anecdotes, Education: a very short introduction provides readers with a basic overview of philosophy, history, theory, scientific research and contemporary policy in field of education in the United States and the UK, from Plato to No Child Left Behind. The book manages to cover all the bases, including every major thinker, researcher, and policy that youd want, without devolving into encyclopedic minutia. Highly recommended. * Choice, Ben Justice *
It's a real gem of a book that pulls ideas together, that challenges and inspires - and that makes you laugh. Highly recommended. * Times Higher Education Supplement *
...an elegant and engaging work. Gary Thomas has sketched key issues with admirable economy and insight. * Professor Chris Husbands, Director - Institute of Education, University of London *

About Gary Thomas


Gary Thomas has spent his career working in education, first as a primary school teacher, then as an educational psychologist, then as an academic in five universities. He is currently a professor in education at the University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents


Preface ; 1. Beginnings ; 2. Oil and water: the formal and the progressive ; 3. The traditions unfold: ideas into practice ; 4. Big ideas from the 20th century ; 5. Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us? ; 6. The curriculum ; 7. School's out! ; References ; Further reading

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GOR008298992
Education: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas
Very Short Introductions
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2013-03-28
160
0199643261
9780199643264
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