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Education Studies: An Issue Based Approach 3ed

by Will Curtis, Stephen Ward, John Sharp and Les Hankin Learning Matters
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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.

What is Education?
The Mystery of Learning
The Early Years
Schools and Classrooms
The School Curriculum
Community Education: Innovation and Active Intervention
The Learning and Skills Sector
The Nature of Higher Education
Alternatives to Formal Schooling
Variations in the UK: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Education and the Economy
Gender and Education
Race and Education
From Special Needs to Inclusive Education
Faith in Education: What Place for Faith Communities in Schools
Education for Citizenship and Democracy
The Impact of New Media Technologies
Global Citizenship and Comparative Education

Will Curtis is Education Subject Leader and Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at De Montfort University.

Stephen Ward is Head of Education and Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University.

John Sharp Bishop Grosseteste University College

Les Hankin led the development of the Education Studies degree pathway at Liverpool Hope University. He has worked extensively on Hope's teaching projects in India and Africa.