NEW TEXTBOOK! Studying Education

STUDYING EDUCATION: An Introduction to the key Disciplines in Education Studies – Edited by Barry Dufour and Will Curtis

This book provides an authoritative, ‘state of the art’ introduction to the key disciplines of education studies. It provides useful study activities and concise introductory notes on key texts, key figures, key centres and key journals in each discipline. A valuable and highly readable addition to the education studies literature.

Clive Harber, Professor of International Education, University of Birmingham, UK

This book is a comprehensive, student-friendly text, introducing you to the main education disciplines in one handy volume. In a lively and accessible manner, it examines the academic disciplines that underpin our understanding of education and the contexts within which learning takes place.

The book covers the seven main subject disciplines that contribute to education as a broad field of study – history of education, politics of education, philosophy of education, economics of education, sociology of education, psychology of education and comparative education.

Key features include:

  • Seven extended chapters all written by specialist and experienced academics in their field
  • A brief overview and history at the beginning of each chapter, followed by a selection of key themes and topics within the discipline
  • Boxed summaries of key theorists and researchers throughout each chapter
  • Tasks for the reader, along with extensive referencing and suggestions for further reading and research

Studying Education is essential reading for students on Education Studies or PGCE courses, as well as all of those interested in or involved with education or schooling.

Published: October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-335-24105-7
Price: Paperback £21.99
Publisher: Open University Press