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.

Education and the Economy

Education and the economy
Jane McDonnell

Introduction

The economy seems to be at the forefront of everybody's minds at the moment. Turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper and it won't be long before you come across a story about the economic downturn and its effect on people's lives. Politicians disagree over the root causes of the problem and the best route to recovery. What doesn't seem to be in dispute is that the economy presents a real problem at the moment that needs to be tackled. But what is the economy and how does it relate to education? More importantly, what are the key issues for education and the economy in the UK today? One of the most obvious ways ...

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