Education, Change and Society

by Nigel Bagnall, Kellie Burns, Hernan Cuervo, Dennis Foley, Anthony Welch (Editor)
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 7th October 2022
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.0
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

Enhance your teaching with critical frameworks in social and policy-based educational contexts. Education, Change and Society is one of the most comprehensive and theoretical texts on the sociology of education. This text helps to situate educational activity in its broad social and policy context so you can learn how to critically reflect on frameworks. It examines the larger-scale sociological and curriculum-focused issues and themes that may affect your day-to-day teaching.The fifth edition provides you with a depth of understanding of how education can influence and shape society, and conversely how society shapes education policy. Each chapter not only describes and analyses what is going on, but also interprets the evidence and includes up to date references.NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew chapters showcasing a range of themes, including young people in educational institutions; school systems and school choice; curriculum; and teachers.An expansive focus on nation-wide policies with in-text examples from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.Educational and sociological concepts are explained and discussed, equipping you to critically examine education, curriculum and learner experiences.New and updated boxed texts include evocative comments and grounded examples of topics from the chapters. Focus questions in each chapter encourage critical discussion of content.Suggestions for further reading and external web content provide a platform for discovering and exploring the wealth of research on the social contexts of education and policy studies in Australia and beyond.
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