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The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education - Dennis Hayes

The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education

By: Dennis Hayes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415332446
Number Of Pages: 226

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Debating is out of fashion. No one raises the question of what has gone wrong when the entire political project of a society is seemingly reduced to 'education, education, education'.
The aim of this lively and challenging book is to provide the stimulus for further thinking about key educational issues by exposing and explaining the assumptions behind this obsession. Over forty contributors, all experts in their fields, have written short, accessible, informed and lively articles for students, teachers and others involved in education. They address broad questions that are central to any understanding of what is really going on in the education system.
Topics covered include: the new relationship of the state to education; the changed nature of schools; whether teachers are afraid to teach; the problems with circle time, anti-bullying strategies, citizenship education, and multiple intelligences; the retreat from truth and the demise of theory in teacher training, and much more.
Everyone learning to teach in primary and secondary schools and further education colleges will find this book relevant to their programmes. In particular the book would be useful for students on Education Studies courses.

'I found the book enjoyable, thought-provoking and occasionally infuriating, the sort of text that will engage even the most reluctant apprentice reader. Each chapter has a bibliography that guides the new reader to relevant literature, helpful to students but also to lecturers not experts in the field...a well organised and practical text that will support [] the large numbers of students studying education studies free from the intervention of the TTA and I would recommend all of them to buy it' - John Lee, British Journal of Educational Studies

Introduction: Debating education: A beginner's guide
The state of education
The formalisation of relationships in education
The interventionist state and the state of UK education
Educating the people
The philosophy gap
Policing the classroom
Re-enacting early childhood?
Afraid to teach?
Literacy singular or plural? For today or tomorrow?
'Literacy' and the 'literary'
Schooling Year 6: inclusion or SATuration?
Circle time
Anti-bullying strategies in the UK
Menu change in education?
The search for lost values, communities and citizens
Just being there for us
Asserting children's rights
Education, children and social class
The subject of spirituality
Who is a good citizen?
Citizenship education: reflecting a political malaise
Changing times? Changing education
Greening education
Education as entertainment
ICT: don't believe the hype
Virtual learning or real learning?
The shattered mirror: a critique of multiple intelligences theory
An impoverished education for all
Lifelong learning: lifelong dependence
The rise of low self-esteem and the lowering of educational expectations
The trouble with lifelong learning
FE cannot save the economy
Taking control: fashioning the new citizen
Labour's fuel: lifelong learning policy as labour power production
'Getting your lines right': scripted communication in professional contexts
The diminished academy
A profession in crisis?
Corporate involvement in Initial Teacher Training
The McDonaldization of lecturer training
The therapeutic turn in education
Academicus Superciliosus: the beasts revisited
Challenging students
The study of education
Practice makes imperfect
Why does truth matter?
Can everyone be a researcher?
Scholarship reinstated Postscript: What are the key debates in education?
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ISBN: 9780415332446
ISBN-10: 0415332443
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 8th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.7  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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