Education Studies: An Introduction by Lisa Murphy

By Lisa Murphy

This ebook is a necessary advisor for all schooling stories scholars, supplying you with a transparent evaluation of the major concerns inside your first 12 months. it's an introductory textual content that encourages serious engagement, to aid you improve an in depth figuring out of the ability and value of education.

the problems are awarded in 4 major sections - Theoretical views; coverage; Society and the person; contained in the tuition - aiding you to make the connections among different issues. 'Stop, imagine and Do' containers play a key half through the e-book, encouraging you to significantly contemplate either the problems in the chapters and inside schooling as a whole.

different gains include:

  • Introductions to every bankruptcy to hyperlink the topics mentioned in every one part
  • A precis of the foremost concerns in each one bankruptcy for mirrored image
  • Examples and case experiences
  • hyperlinks to key readings

The e-book enables you to expand your realizing of academic concerns past faculties to different levels of academic provision.

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In a sense, the teacher is a facilitator of learning and a mentor or role model. The influence of Locke’s ideology can be seen in education today in the UK in the move towards learning through play and games in the early years and literacy curriculum, in the concept of personalized learning and in the idea of the teacher as a facilitator and modeller of learning. Locke’s approach to education, while focusing on nurturing and the moral development of the pupil, cannot be classified as child-centred or psychological.

In terms of education, not only did the Act introduce for the first time secondary education for all, but it raised the leaving age to 15 for everyone. It also introduced primary education, increased provision for children with special needs and expanded the rather neglected area of early years education. This was all achieved against the backdrop of severe economic problems left over from the poverty of the 1930s and the costs of the war, including the costs of re-arming in the light of the Cold War with the new enemy, the Soviet Union.

The perceived negative aspects of the changes were the differential funding for grammar and secondary modern schools. Secondary modern schools received less money and they frequently employed teachers with lower status qualifications; moreover, many of these schools did not provide for external examinations. 2 + + + + Stop, think and do What type of school did you go to? Make a set of notes identifying how the type of school you went to has impacted on your level of educational achievement. Try and find an individual, maybe in your family, who went to either a secondary modern school or grammar school and interview them.

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