Education Matters draws together a selection of the most influential papers published in the British Journal of Educational Studies by many of the leading scholars in the field over the past sixty years. This unique collection of seminal articles published since the first issue of the Journal provides students and researchers in education with an informed insight and understanding of the nature the development of the field of Educational Studies in the United Kingdom since the Second World War. It also assesses the current position of Educational Studies and explores the possibilities for the development of the field in coming years.
Compiled by the journal's editors, past and present, James Arthur, Jon Davison and Richard Pring, the book illustrates the development of the field of educational studies, and the specially written Introduction contextualises the selection, whilst introducing students to the main issues and current thinking in the field.
Each of the twenty articles includes a preface which highlights the changing conceptions and development of, or consistency in, educational thought over time, as well as debates and conflicts in the seminal articles by key educational thinkers that have been published in the Journal.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jon Davison, James Arthur and Richard Pring 1. Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Education W. A. C. Stewart 2. Tradition and the Comprehensive School A. V. Judges 3. The Examination at Eleven Plus C. Burt 4. The 1870 Education Act W. H. G. Armytage 5. Christian Theology and Educational Theory: Can there be Connections? J. Hull 6. The Impact of Research on Educational Studies P. Broadfoot and J. Nisbet 7. Philosophy of Education 1952-1982 R. F. Dearden 8. The Sociology of Education, 1952-1982 O. Banks 9. The History of Education in the 1980s B. Simon 10. The Place of Theory of Education in Teacher Education M. Sutherland 11. The Importance of Traditional Learning A. O’Hear 12. City Technology Colleges: an Old Choice of School? G. McCulloch 13. Education and Values D. Carr 14. What is Evidence Based Education? P. Davies 15. The Need for Randomised Control Trials in Educational Research C. & D. Torgerson 16. The Educational Importance of Ethos T. McLaughlin 17. The Very Idea of a University: Aristotle, Newman and Us A. McIntyre 18. John Dewey, Gothic and Modern J. S. Kaminsky An Appreciation of Roy Niblett
James Arthur is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK
Jon Davison has been professor of teacher education in four UK universities including the Institute of Education, University of London, UK where he was also Dean.
Richard Pring is Emeritus Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK