Education Studies continues to grow as a popular undergraduate area of study. This core text addresses themes common to all Education Studies courses. It benefits from a large list of chapters from key contributors at key institutions. This third edition has been completely revised and updated with the addition of seven new chapters. Themes newly explored include gender, research, the power of money and status and alternatives to schooling. This fully comprehensive text is accessibly written, with learning features throughout to encourage students to approach issues critically. Fully up-to-date and covering a huge range of themes for Education Studies students.

Faith in Education

Faith in Education

Faith in education
Kate AdamsMark Chater


The education system in the UK has a long established, but rapidly changing, presence of faith communities in schools, manifested in multi-faith classrooms as well as publicly funded schools with a faith foundation. This chapter enables readers to pose and explore questions about that presence and how it impacts on pupils, teachers and other educational professionals. The chapter explores: the role of Religious Education (RE) in the curriculum, the growth of faith schools and the implications of their aims and the legal requirement to promote children's spiritual development across the curriculum. It considers possible ways to secure an appropriate place for the presence of faith in education.

Religious Education: A British Export

Nearly unique among the educational jurisdictions of ...

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