This book is an essential guide for all education studies students, providing you with a clear overview of the key issues within your first year. It is an introductory text that encourages critical engagement, to enable you to develop a detailed understanding of the power and importance of education.
. . The issues are presented in four main sections - Theoretical Perspectives; Policy; Society and the Individual; Inside the School - helping you to make the connections between the different themes. 'Stop, Think and Do' boxes play a key part throughout the book, encouraging you to critically reflect on both the issues within the chapters and within Education as a whole.
. . Other features include:
Introductions to each chapter to link the themes discussed in each section .
A summary of the key issues in each chapter for reflection .
Examples and case studies .
Links to key readings
. . The book helps you to extend your understanding of educational issues beyond schools to other phases of educational provision..