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This key text provides an overview of current theoretical issues, areas of study and major themes that are covered in Education Studies programs

The Study of Education
The study of education
SteveBartlett and DianaBurton

This chapter outlines the development of education as an area of study. Key theoretical issues and areas for investigation are raised and the development of a critical approach is emphasized.

What is Education Studies?

This is a difficult question to answer in any precise manner. In the editors' experience, education studies is made up of a variety of components. In what proportion and with what particular emphasis depends upon the perspective of the definer (see Bartlett et al., 2001, for a discussion of such issues). Education studies, as with all areas of knowledge, is contested by various interested parties. It is worth noting that the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has developed benchmarks for education studies in higher education. ...

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