A Student's Guide to Education Studies

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Stephen Ward
Routledge, 2008 - Education - 198 pages

Written specifically for students on Education Studies courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, A Student's Guide to Education Studies (originally published as Education Studies: A Student's Guide) covers a diverse range of topics and issues. With a revised structure, new chapters, and fully updated content, this second edition continues to introduce alternative visions of education theory and practice.

The chapters are divided between three sections: Education Policy and Politics; Global and Environmental Education; and Learning, Knowledge and the Curriculum. Coverage includes:

  • Every Child Matters
  • gender and educational achievement
  • religious and cultural plurality in education
  • education for democracy and citizenship
  • the global dimension in education
  • education for sustainability
  • the ecology of learning
  • young children learning
  • the effective teacher
  • educational research.

Each chapter contains introductions, summary points, questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

With a distinctive international and global focus, A Student's Guide to Education Studies continues to be a valuable resource for all students of Education Studies as well as students on initial teacher training courses.

About the author (2008)

Stephen Ward is Dean of the School of Education at Bath Spa University, UK.

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