Education Studies: A Student's Guide

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Stephen Ward
RoutledgeFalmer, 2004 - Education - 222 pages

Written specifically for students on Education Studies degree courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, Education Studies: A Student's Guideintroduces a wide range of topics and issues, from knowledge and learning, and policy and schooling to the ways in which education is a force for change across the globe.
The book is split into three comprehensive sections which challenge our assumptions about education. It explores a wide range of perspectives on education in different countries and cultures, provides critiques of current policies and practice and analyzes learning and the nature of knowledge itself. Specific topics covered include:

  • the global dimension in the curriculum
  • cultural and religious plurality in education
  • the effective teacher
  • gender and educational achievement
  • special educational needs and inclusion in mainstream schools
  • ICT and learning for the future
  • language, power and education.

With chapter summaries, questions for discussion and reflection and suggestions for further reading, Education Studies: A Student's Guidewill be a valuable resource for all students of Education Studies as well as BEd and PGCE students.

ainstream schools
  • ICT and learning for the future
  • language, power and education.

With chapter summaries, questions for discussion and reflection and suggestions for further reading, Education Studies: A Student's Guidewill be a valuable resource for all students of Education Studies as well as BEd and PGCE students.

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Chris Chapman, is a Professor of Management Science in the School of Management of the University of Southampton. He was the founding chair of the Association for Project Management Specific Interest group on Project Risk Management. He is a past president of the Operational Research Society and the current chai r of the Committee of Professors in Operational Research. He is an Honourary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. For more tha n 25 years his research interest has focused on risk and uncertainty management. Like Stephen, his research is largely consultancy based, and he writes from a practical but conceptually rigorous perspective. He has published extensively, including joint authorship of "Management for Engineers," (Wiley 1987), "Risk Analysis for Large Projects: Models, Methods and Cases," (Wiley 1987), "Project Risk Management: Processes, Techniques and Insights," (Wiley, 1997) and "Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making," (Wiley 2002).

Stephen Ward is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management of the University of Southampton. Much of his research is consultancy based, giving him a broad spectrum of practical experience across a wide range of organizations over several decades. He combines this practical perspective with a thorough conceptual understanding from which to write. He has published widely, including contributions to "Management for Engineers" (Wiley 1987), joint authorship of "Project Risk Management: Processes, Techniques and Insights," (Wiley, 1997), and joint authorship of "Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making," (Wiley 2002). He is the foundingdirector of Southampton's MSc in Risk Management.

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