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Theory of Education

by David Turner

Theory of Education Synopsis

To date, theory in Education Studies has been dominated by a particular view of what should count as 'scientific' theory. David Turner argues that this approach does not necessarily provide a firm foundation for policy planning and professional activity. Using examples from linear programming, game theory, decision theory and chaos theory, he demonstrates how certain insights from modern developments in the social sciences, for example, can be used to stimulate more rewarding debate amongst educational researchers.

Theory of Education Press Reviews

'... Every chapter has an important Idea in it, and the last sentence happily promises a sequel'. Tyrell Burgess, Professor Emeritus in the Philosophy of Social Institutions, University of East London. 'I thought the book was provocative and original...' Patricia Broadfoot, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education at the University of Bristol.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826487094
Publication date: 1st September 2005
Author: David Turner
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Philosophy & theory of education,

About David Turner

David Turner Is Professor of Education at the University of Glamorgan. Before he entered academia, he taught as a physics teacher in secondary schools in England.

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