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An Introduction to Education Studies The Student Guide to Themes and Contexts by Sue Warren

An Introduction to Education Studies The Student Guide to Themes and Contexts


An Introduction to Education Studies The Student Guide to Themes and Contexts by Sue Warren

An Introduction to Education Studies presents a concise overview for students who are new to this area of academic study. Part 1 introduces the reader to the main themes they will encounter in their study of education such as the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, comparative education, and ethics for educators.Part 2 explores the contexts within which education takes place in order to stimulate further thinking about education in action. Issues such as disaffection, pupil voice and breaking barriers to learning are introduced to give the reader a feel for such issues and how they might approach them.Through discussions of relevant literature and research, and the use of case studies and exploratory activities, students are encouraged to actively engage with their learning about theories and disciplines within the study of education and the contexts in which learners live and work. Each chapter is written in an accessible style and provides the reader with start points for further study.This book serves as a true course companion to meet the needs of students and lecturers working on Education Studies programmes. Prospective teachers may also find the book of interest as the subject matter is discussed in terms of theory and practical applications in a range of educational contexts.


'Takes a challenging approach from the start, urging students to look beyond the obvious and seemingly self-evident for deeper meanins in the learning experiences of themselves and others... This book will be a real asset to students beginning the study of Education at undergraduate degree level, but it should also be read by those in training to teach in schools and colleges.'
Bob Waugh, Senior Lecturer Human Development, Oxford Brookes University, UK A lively and stimulating introduction to themes and contexts fundamental to a course in Education Studies. It enables the reader to engage with underpinning complexities that marry together theory and practice, facilitate understanding of issues and challenge preconceived ideas. Angela Rees, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

--Sanford Lakoff

About the Author

Dr Sue Warren is Principal Lecturer in Education Studies and the Education Subject Group Leader, Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Publication date

8th March 2009


Sue Warren

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


160 pages


Philosophy & theory of education



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