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.

Comparative Education

Comparative education
Namrata RaoAnesa Hosein


Comparison is a natural intellectual inquiry which we pursue all the time when making judgements and during decision-making. You would have made such comparisons when deciding which university to pursue your undergraduate studies. Increasing globalisation and international mobility has increased the need to do studies that tend to be drawn towards comparisons between local, regional and national education systems due to their increasing interdependence. As students of education, you would engage in such comparisons all the time to judge the effectiveness of an educational system, policy or practice. However, these comparisons may not be as simplistic as they appear, as the educational system of a country is influenced by a multitude of factors often unique to that country. Further, ...

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