4th Edition

A Student's Guide to Education Studies

Edited By Catherine A. Simon, Stephen Ward Copyright 2020
    282 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    282 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This new edition of A Student’s Guide to Education Studies is an essential resource for any undergraduate making their first explorations into the fascinating world of education. It explores a wide range of alternative visions of education encouraging students to challenge the perceived notions about learning and knowledge.

    Offering new perspectives and powerful ideas for discussion on a variety of long-standing topics such as class, race and gender, the book is organised around five enduring themes: Policy and Politics, Global and Environmental Education, Knowledge and Learning, Childhood and Youth, Professionalism and Employment. With a distinctive international and global focus, this new edition has been extensively updated to reflect the latest research and thinking in the field and features new chapters on:

    • The sociology of education and the philosophy of education
    • Inclusion
    • Childhood and youth
    • Professionalism and work-based learning
    • Populism in politics

    Including summary points, questions for discussion and annotated suggestions for further reading, this book provides the theoretical background needed to carry out a critical analysis of education policy and practice and is an essential resource for all students of Education Studies.

    Introduction: The study of education

    Section 1 – Policy and Politics

    1 Education Policy and Marketisation – Stephen Ward

    2 Education and Social Justice – Catherine Simon

    3 Race, Ethnicity and Education in England – Charlotte Chadderton

    4 Gender and Work – Christine Eden

    5 Education and Social Mobility – Richard Riddell

    6 Educational Achievement: An intersectional approach – Christine Eden

    7 The Inclusion Agenda in Mainstream Primary Schools? – Zeta Brown and Jo Winwood

    Section 2 – Global and Environmental Education

    8 International and Comparative Education – Brendan Bartram

    9 Globalisation and Populism: Why intercultural education failed – David Coulby

    10 Religion and Worldviews in Education – Denise Cush

    11 Education and Climate Change – David Hicks

    12 Education for Sustainability – David Hicks

    Section 3 – Knowledge and Learning

    13 The Sociology of Knowledge – Rita Chawla-Duggan

    14 Social Psychology and Learning – Cathal O’Siochru

    15 Philosophy and Education – Tom Feldges

    16 Creative Pedagogy for Empowerment through Expressive Arts – June Bianchi

    17 Information Technology and Learning – Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou

    Section 4 – Childhood and Youth

    18 Early Years Education – Ioanna Palaiologou and Zenna Kingdon

    19 The ‘Resilient’ Child: Defining and supporting children’s resilience – Zeta Brown and Jo Winwood

    20 Health and Education – Bethan Mitchell

    Section 5 – Professionalism and Employment

    21 Work-based Learning – Catherine Simon

    22 Professionalism – Jim Hordern, Kendra McMahon

    Notes on contributors




    Catherine A. Simon is a principal lecturer in Education Studies at Bath Spa University, UK.

    Stephen Ward is Professor Emeritus of Education at Bath Spa University, UK.