Education Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives: Issues and Critical Perspectives by Derek KassemEducation Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives: Issues and Critical Perspectives by Derek Kassem

Education Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives: Issues and Critical Perspectives

byDerek Kassem, Emmanuel Mufti, John Robinson

Paperback | August 16, 2006

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This major text for Education Studies students provides a critical account of key issues in education today. The text features:
  • 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 universitiesEducation Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives 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.
Title:Education Studies: Issues and Critical Perspectives: Issues and Critical PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.45 × 6.69 × 0.67 inPublished:August 16, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335219721

ISBN - 13:9780335219728

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Table of Contents


Section 1: Inside the school
Section introduction
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
Section introduction
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
Section introduction
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
Section introduction
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