Who are the key thinkers in education?
What are the hot topics in education?
Where will education go from here?
The Routledge Companion to Education presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available to the key theories, themes and topics in education. Forty specially commissioned chapters, covering all aspects of education, introduce you to the ideas, research and issues that have shaped this most diverse, dynamic and fluid field.
- Part one provides an introduction to the key theories, thinkers and disciplines within education
- Part two covers ideas and issues about how, what and why learning takes place
- Part three includes analysis on particular approaches to education and explores the issues that attract much contemporary interest.
Written by an international team of expert contributors, the chapters all include a descriptive introduction, an analysis of the key ideas and debates, an overview of the latest research, key questions for research and carefully selected further reading.
The Routledge Companion to Education is a succinct, detailed, authoritative overview of the topics which are at the forefront of educational research and discourse today. This classic collection is a bookshelf essential for every student and scholar serious about the study of education.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Educational Foundations 1. Liberal Education Mulcahy 2. Communitarianism Arthur 3. Civic Republicanism Peterson 4. Postmodernism Peters and Besley 5. Feminism McLeod 6. History of Education Raftery 7. Sociology of Education Leighton 8. Philosophy of Education Oancea 9. Educational Psychology Farnan 10. Economics of Education Vignoles Part 2: Teaching and Learning 11. Learning Jordan and Carlile 12. Teaching Kyriacou 13. Curriculum and Curriculum Studies Connelly and Xu 14. Language Wilkinson and Silliman 15. Motivation and Behaviour Ellis and Tod 16. Creativity Shaheen 17. Assessment Ecclestone Part 3: Organisation and Issues in Education 18. Early Childhood Education and Care Powell 19. Education and Schooling 5-11 years Bryan 20. Education and Schooling 11-16 years Peterson and Leighton 21. Post-Compulsory, Higher Education and Training Bowl 22. Lifelong Learning Jarvis 23. Alternative Education Warwick 24. Citizenship Education Davies 25. Social Class Davison 26. Comparative Education Schweisfurth 27. Development Education Bourn 28. Cultural-Linguistic Diversity and Inclusion Wilkinson, Silliman and Danzak 29. Education and Neuroscience Tommerdahl 30. Gender Sundaram 31. Globalization Peim 32. Well-being and Education Ecclestone 33. Leadership and School Effectiveness Rhodes and Bischoff 34. Multicultural Education Kiwan 35. Education Policy West 36. Religion and Education Sears and Christou 37. Social Justice and Inequalities in Education Smith 38. Sustainable Development Huckle 39. Technologies and Learning Hammond 40. Values Education Lovat
Professor James Arthur is Head of the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Dr Andrew Peterson is Senior Lecturer in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.