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.
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
Education: The Basics is a wide ranging introduction to education as an academic subject, taking into account both theory and practice. Covering the study of education as whole, including the schooling system, the nature of knowledge and methods of teaching, this book takes into account the viewpoints of both teachers and pupils within international contexts.
Concise, engaging and accessible, Education Research: The Basics discusses key ideas about the nature and purpose of education research: what it can and cannot achieve, how it has been used over the years and where and how it has had an impact.
This rewritten, expanded and updated 8th edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education is the most comprehensive and accessible introductory text in the field. Thoroughly updated with nine new chapters, this new edition offers rich practical advice underpinned by clear, theoretical foundations.
This book addresses the history of teacher preparation in Northern Ireland, paying particular attention to the distinctive political and religious influences in the country and how these have impacted teacher education.
The book explores and analyses, from a variety of conceptual perspectives, the encounters with self and others that professional doctorate programmes in education both necessitate and enable. It documents the ways in which professional identities, bodies of knowledge and practices are thereby challenged, renegotiated and strengthened.
Provides an insight into the troubled relationship between research and policy-making in education. This book shows how these areas of social and intellectual endeavour are in a state of dynamic change and how they are becoming mutually inter-permeable and posing challenging problems for each other.
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.
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.
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.
Improving Your Reflective Practice through Stories of Practitioner Research shows how research has informed and created effective and valuable reflective practice in early years education, and offers depth to the arguments for a research-orientated stance to this vital field of study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research is a longstanding and well-recognized function of universities but in recent years the research context has altered dramatically, and research policy, funding and management have become ever more complex. This book helps us to understand the changes in and complexity of managing research in universities.
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.
This text provides an authoritative overview of the key aspects of education for students beyond the introductory stages of a degree programme in Education Studies, enabling students to deepen their understanding.
Offering a rich understanding of the nature and roles of wonder in general, this book provides multiple suggestions for how to evoke wonder in children about the content of the curriculum and shows how this can routinely be done in everyday classrooms.
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.
In this book, nationally recognized interdisciplinary leaders examine the relationships between social-emotional education and school success - specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of SEL programs.