Secondary Education: The Key Concepts

By Jerry Wellington

© 2006 – Routledge

208 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

A comprehensive critical survey of the controversies, theories and practices central to secondary education today, this book provides teachers, researchers, parents and policy-makers with a vital new reference resource. It covers important topics including:

  • assessment
  • citizenship
  • curriculum
  • e-learning
  • exclusion
  • theories of learning
  • work experience.

Fully cross-referenced, with extensive suggestions for further reading and on-line resources, this is an essential guide to theory and practice in the twenty-first century classroom.


'Wellington's treatment of the concepts that he does include is lucid, accessible and on the whole helpful. He is not afraid to include his own views where he considers this pertinent, and in the main offers a reasoned, sensible account of a range of concepts and their histories. His decision to add references and possible websites to each entry for further exploration adds a useful dimension to this volume.' British Journal of Educational Technology

About the Author

Jerry Wellington is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. Previous publications include Teaching and Learning Secondary Science (Routledge, 2000) and Educational Research: Contemporary Issues and Practical Approaches (Continuum, 2000).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Reference
EDUCATION / Secondary