An Introduction To The Study Of Education by David MathesonAn Introduction To The Study Of Education by David Matheson

An Introduction To The Study Of Education

EditorDavid Matheson

Paperback | August 18, 2014

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This fully updated, fourth edition ofAn Introduction to the Study of Educationprovides a comprehensive and reflective introduction to the study of education, inviting students to question what education is, who it is for and what purpose it serves. Taking the reader from the early years through to lifelong learning, it examines all forms of education and learning.

This new edition includes ten completely new chapters and a step-by-step guide to essay writing. There is also a companion website to accompany the book, featuring additional chapters which can be visited at fully updated, fourth edition provides:

  • a full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education;
  • a clear focus on the individual levels of education ' preschool, compulsory, post-compulsory and lifelong learning;
  • the latest debates within special educational needs;
  • an in-depth examination of learning styles;
  • insights into the historical development of education and the role of, and background to, research in education;
  • a focus on current educational practice and diversity across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Written in a clear and accessible style, this is the essential core text for all beginning students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education Studies and all those interested in education today, where it came from and where it is going.

David Mathesonhas published widely across the field of education in areas such as medical education, teacher training, lifelong learning, comparative education and cultural identity in education. He has extensive experience as an educator and researcher in higher education, adult education and secondary education.
Title:An Introduction To The Study Of EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:August 18, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415623103

ISBN - 13:9780415623100

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Table of Contents

1. What is education?David Matheson 2. Ideology in education in the United KingdomCatherine Matheson  3. Theories of learning: constructive experienceReg Dennick 4. Thinking philosophically about education; thinking educationally about philosophyGert Biesta  5. Psychology in educationGraham Mitchell  6. Learning styles: implications for teaching and learningJohn Pelley  7. AssessmentTim Heywood  8. Social and spatial disparity in the history of school provision in England from the 1750s to the 1950sColin Brock  9. Schooling in Ireland: policy and practice from penal times to the present dayDeirdre RafteryandMartina Relihan  10. Education in ScotlandDavid Matheson  11. Education in WalesAlison Murphy  12. Early childhood education and care in the UKAlice Mongiello  13. Compulsory education in the United KingdomIan Menter,Carmel Gallagher,Louise HaywardandDominic Wyse  14. Post-compulsory education (further and higher education)Catherine MathesonandPhilip Woodward  15. Lifelong learningCatherine MathesonandDavid Matheson  16. Comparing educational systemsTrevor CornerandNigel Grant  17. Education and development: the contribution of comparative educationDominique Groux  18. Special educational needs in context: a historical overviewMary Kellett  19. 'Race', ethnicity and education: the English experienceJohn Stanley  20. Schooling and social classMichael Wyness  21. Gender in educationJane Martin  22. Debates in educational researchAbdeljalil AkkariandBernard Wentzel  23. Research in professional contextsCatherine MathesonandDavid Matheson  24. Afterword: now that I have read about education, how do I write about it? David Matheson  Online. Global health education: a transformative learning challenge in undergraduate medical educationRa'l Pard'z-Sol'/I> andAdrian Hastings  Online. Accidentally learning to play the violin; or what use is my autobiography in researching lifelong learning?David Matheson  Online. E-LearningHeather Rai Online. Learning from mistakes: the Barrowfield Project in Glasgow, Scotland OnlineCatherine MathesonandDavid Matheson