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About the SeriesThe SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.Key Concepts in Education provides students with over 100 essential themes, topics and expressions that Education students are likely to encounter, both during their courses and beyond in professional practice. Co-authored to draw on experiences of working within academia, local authorities and the classroom, the entries provide:a definition of the concepta description of the historical and practical contextan explanation of how the concept is appliedan evaluation of the concepthelpful references and suggested further readingThis book will be essential reading for students of Education, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers. About the AuthorsFred Inglis is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield. Lesley Aers is a senior member of a local authority school improvement service and an Ofsted inspector. Both authors are former schoolteachers.  

How to Use This Book in General
How to use this book in general

You may need to look up a single reference, or you may want to read several related ones together. In every entry, there are cross-references: a word that is covered in the book as one of the ‘concepts’ is written in bold, almost invariably the first time it is used in the entry. You will also find, at the end of almost all the entries, a short bibliography (books and some websites), that will enable you to explore the concept in greater depth. Many entries give a wide, historical view of the concept under scrutiny; in others, where the word has acquired a specific meaning in current educational usage, this meaning is ...

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