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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.  


Nothing makes a teacher more desperate than the realisation that the class is ‘not interested’, and bringing the attention of a whole, more or less recalcitrant group of pupils to bear on what should be interesting is both the heaven (when you succeed) and the hell (when you don't) of being a teacher.

Plain as interest is when you see it, it is nonetheless very hard to say what constitutes it. For a start, we have to set on one side the economic meaning of the word, as denoting the charge made on a monetary loan by a bank. All the same, it turns out to be important for a teacher to explain this aspect of the concept, since it transpired in 2006 from a ...

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