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.

Introduction to the Third Edition

Introduction to the third edition


Education is something that we tend to take for granted as what happened to us in school. But when we come to study it we find that there are many different ideas about what education and schooling should be. This book gets to grips with the question of what it means to study education as a university subject. We look at the nature of learning, education in the community and the implications for schools of the government's education policies.

What is education and why is it so important? Where does education take place and when? How is education studied? These are fairly obvious questions to ask, you'd think, but they are actually quite difficult to answer. Go ...

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