1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Education

Edited By James Arthur, Andrew Peterson Copyright 2012
    416 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    416 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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. 

    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.