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.


Nick Allsopp


Assessment is important to everyone involved in or touched by education, whether you are a student, a teacher, a parent, a manager, someone involved in assuring the quality of provision or someone involved in employing those who have completed their studies. Assessment confirms or helps to form students' views of themselves as successes or not and also helps cement their views of their experience in school, college or university This can be seen clearly in the higher education sector's National Student Survey (NSS). According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website, the ‘Assessment and feedback’ section of the NSS received lower marks for overall student satisfaction (70 per cent) across all higher education institutions in 2012 than the sections ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles