Using this textbook, students will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields, the ability to read and critically evaluate published research, and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own.
Carrying out research in school settings is an increasingly important part of Education courses at all levels. This book provides a one-stop shop of all the major aspects of such research including theoretical, practical and ethical aspects of researching with children.
Devolution has increased the attention given to Scottish education by legislators and the whole system has adjusted to take account of the Parliament and Executive in Edinburgh. This book seeks to elucidate the extent and nature of these changes to the way that Scottish education is governed from pre-school to the universities.
This work, aimed at undergraduates, explores a wide range of issues and questions in education, such as - how does education define the way people see themselves culturally? The authors discuss such topics as education and training, reflective practice and governance.
This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of the relationship between the professional identity, knowledge, learning needs and research experience of teacher educators. The book draws these themes together as a means to support the induction and further professional development of teacher educators.
Vygotsky Philosophy and Education reassesses the works of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky work by arguing that his central ideas about the nature of rationality and knowledge were informed by the philosophic tradition of Spinoza and Hegel. .
Exploring research methods in the context of early childhood, this popular guide approaches complex ideas in a clear style linking directly to practice. It covers all students need to know about undertaking research in early childhood, including action research, ethics and carrying out a research project.
Introducing Research in Early Childhood explains exactly what `research' is, and provides a clear understanding of its importance to an early years or early childhood studies degree.
Understand what it means to think critically, and unpick childhood research. Appreciate the importance of ethics
. Get to know how research is designed and carried out
. Learn how to analyse, examine and understand the importance of others research
. Get to grips with translating research into real life in a classroom setting.
This title is co-authored with Jo Josephidou, Senior Lecturer in the
School of Childhood and Education Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University
This text explores the practical implications of a research focus for each area of the primary curriculum, including RE, drama and ICT, along with the special needs and promoting positive behaviour. Photocopiable resources provide examples of research-based activity for use in the classroom.
This case study of one distressed post-industrial city struggling with various discontents is based on the stories of those who live there. They illuminate how racism, Islamophobia and Islamism take hold, and show how the city is emblematic of wider problems across the world today. But the book also describes the resources of hope in the city.
Using clear and concise language, the author illustrates how to avoid common pitfalls in misrepresenting research findings and how to apply these findings in the classroom. Readers need no previous expertise in the field to benefit from this guide.
This work focuses on the field of early years research. It argues that the educational research community has blossomed in the UK in recent years, with the growth of higher degrees and practitioner research within this area.
This book aims to stimulate debate and dialogue on development education, involving academics, policy-makers and practitioners, to identify issues and themes for research and pose questions for future practice.
Written specifically for students from a range of educational disciplines, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies, Your Dissertation in Education is a straight-forward, plain English guide to doing and writing your project or dissertation.
This book will make a timely contribution because of the rising level of interest both in school-based practitioner action research, and in the notion of 'evidence informed' policies and strategies, which is topical in the UK and in other parts of the English speaking world.
Explores the theory, research and practice of career counselling from a British perspective. Divided into two parts, this book provides a comprehensive account of theories of career development and career counselling and their implications for practice. Taking a critical approach, it also shows how research informs our understanding of the field.
The book highlights the main research agendas of these countries, and includes a special chapter discussing the strengths and weaknesses of comparative research, and proposing a way forward for the field.
How should we promote the discipline of History of Education? How can we challenge the tendency to take the past for granted and focus solely on the future? This book provides an agenda for History of Education in the twenty-first century by exploring themes and opening up areas of further debate.
Considers the way people approach research into childhood and children's lives and examines the debates concerning the forms and goals of such research. This title discusses theoretical and practice-based perspectives in the context of key developments in research theory and philosophy of children.
Sets out a vision for a future of study in the history of education which contributes to education, history and social sciences alike. Drawing on thirty years of experience as a researcher and teacher in the history of education, the author presents a critique of the history of education in the modern world.
With contributions from across the globe, this is the first book of its kind to focus specifically on the ethics of education research. Part of the popular BERA/SAGE Research methods in Education series.
Sets study skills teaching in context and outlines positive environments to enhance student skills. It addresses areas such as supportive infrastructures, induction, and supporting 'at risk' students. Topics include: interactive group skills, revision and exam strategies, writing, memory and critical analysis skills.
Suitable for those preparing to teach or involved in further professional development, this title integrates theories of learning with practical strategies for approaching a topic. It discusses such areas as: active reading and using the library; referencing correctly; making notes and writing clearly; and, presenting your work orally.
Provides students with the knowledge about school policy and process that they need in order to address and respond to current trends and discourses in critical, well-informed ways that will enhance their teaching and job satisfaction.
Offers an overview of key aspects of dissemination. This text provides a review of contemporary policy and dissemination models in education, and contains a series of case studies produced by internationally respected researchers in a range of educational fields.
Brings together journalist and broadcaster Libby Purves' experiences as journalist, parent, governor and former pupil of half a dozen assorted schools from Bangkok to Tunbridge Wells. This collection of the best of her writing in the "Times Educational Supplement" also displays her opinions and ideas on teaching and learning.
Sets the expansion of distance education in the context of general educational change. This book explores its use for basic and non-formal education, schooling, teacher training and higher education. It provides answers to problems and poses questions for the consideration of those, involved in implementing and delivering distance learning.
Reflecting the trials and tribulations and the problems and promises of conducting research, this guide reveals it as a much more complex process than is usually recognised, often messy and disorganised. It looks at issues from choosing topics through methods to publication of findings.
This review lays the foundations for further analysis of the wider benefits of learning by bringing together diverse strands, some theoretical, some empirical. It provides a selective overview of the five overlapping social domains of health, ageing, families, crime and citizenship in the context of their relations to learning.
Considers the nature, aims and purposes of education. This book introduces the student of Education Studies, and related courses, to the perspectives and contexts of education to prepare them for study in the field. It provides boxed examples and case studies where appropriate to enable the student learner to contextualise the introductory theory.
Given the growing concern around the world on the need to combat social exclusion and to improve economic circumstances through access to lifelong learning, this book, divided into two sections, acts as a reference point informing the debate, and also explores the relationships between research, policy and practice.