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A Student's Guide to Education Studies

Author: Stephen Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483055

Category: Education

Page: 232

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A Student’s Guide to Education Studies is a much-needed resource for any undergraduate making their first explorations into the fascinating world of education. The first publication of this book in 2002 helped to define the nature of the subject, introducing topics into the field which had not been previously considered. This new edition brings the subject up to date with the latest thinking and research on policy, globalisation, learning and knowledge, offering an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to a diverse range of topics and issues in education. Now fully updated to reflect rapid and significant changes in the field, this third edition considers topical issues including: the political dimension of education, the national debate about schooling and poverty, the marketisation of education, the end of Every Child Matters, the Coalition Government’s policies for academies and free schools. Organised around three enduring themes - Education Policy and Politics, Global and Environmental Education, and Learning, Knowledge and the Curriculum - each chapter contains summary points, questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. With a distinctive international and global focus, A Student's Guide to Education Studies is an essential resource for all students of Education Studies.

A Student's Guide to Education Studies

Author: Stephen Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415465373

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Written specifically for students of education studies degree courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, this guide introduces topics and issues ranging from knowledge and learning to policy and schooling to the ways in which education is a force for change across the globe.

Education Studies

A Student's Guide

Author: Stephen Ward

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415321198

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Education Studies: A Student's Guide has been written to give you the bigger picture about education. This innovative and exciting book opens up a range of educational topics and issues that will broaden your perception of education today.

A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum

Author: Mark C Henrie

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149764514X

Category: Education

Page: 118

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College students today have tremendous freedom to choose the courses they will take. With such freedom, however, students face a pressing dilemma: How can they choose well? Which courses convey the core of an authentic liberal arts education, transmitting our civilizational inheritance, and which courses are merely passing fads? From the smorgasbord of electives available, how can students achieve a coherent understanding of their world and their place in history? In a series of penetrating essays, A Student’s Guide to the Core Curriculum explains the value of a traditional core of studies in Western civilization and then surveys eight courses available in most American universities which may be taken as electives to acquire such an education. This guide puts “the best” within reach of every student.

A Student's Guide to Religious Studies

Author: D. G. Hart

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645131

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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The study of religion in American higher education is fraught with difficulties that raise important questions about the nature of faith and the purpose of advanced learning. Although religion has been foundational to some of the United States’ most prestigious universities, religious studies is a relatively recent addition to the liberal arts curriculum. As a result, students often take courses in religion with expectations that exceed what professors can actually deliver. D. G. Hart explores the conundrums of the ambiguous position of religious studies in the academy and offers advice about the best way to approach and benefit from the teaching and study of religion in contexts often hostile to faith.

An Introduction to Education Studies

The Student Guide to Themes and Contexts

Author: Sue Warren

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441136401

Category: Education

Page: 176

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An Introduction to Education Studies presents a concise overview for students who are new to this area of academic study. Part 1 introduces the reader to the main themes they will encounter in their study of education such as the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, comparative education, and ethics for educators. Part 2 explores the contexts within which education takes place in order to stimulate further thinking about education in action. Issues such as disaffection, pupil voice and breaking barriers to learning are introduced to give the reader a feel for such issues and how they might approach them. Through discussions of relevant literature and research, and the use of case studies and exploratory activities, students are encouraged to actively engage with their learning about theories and disciplines within the study of education and the contexts in which learners live and work. Each chapter is written in an accessible style and provides the reader with start points for further study. This book serves as a true course companion to meet the needs of students and lecturers working on Education Studies programmes. Prospective teachers may also find the book of interest as the subject matter is discussed in terms of theory and practical applications in a range of educational contexts.

A Student's Guide to the Study of Law

Author: Gerard V. Bradley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645174

Category: Law

Page: 80

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In a society in which courts, and hence lawyers, have achieved extraordinary power, it is not surprising that the discipline of law is contentious and controversial. In A Student’s Guide to the Study of Law, Gerard V. Bradley, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and an expert in the areas of constitutional law and law and religion, introduces readers to the major concepts, cases, and thinkers that have shaped American legal scholarship and history. He also helps readers better understand what, at bottom, is at stake in the different understandings of the nature of law that drive many of our national debates.

The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118278291

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is anessential guide for all student nurses who want to become competentpractitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes thatall pre-registration nursing students must acquire by the end oftheir programme of study, enabling them to become confident,successful nurses. Thoroughly re-written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMCstandards for pre-registration nursing education, this invaluabletextbook is divided into four key sections: Professional values Communication and interpersonal skills Nursing practice and decision making Leadership, management and team working With case studies, top tips, activities and questionsthroughout, The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse is idealfor all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify.

A Student's Guide to Economics

Author: Paul Heyne

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 58

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Paul Heyne, one of the nation’s best-selling economists, provides an accessible overview of the discipline of economics. Economic knowledge, he contends, is not complete without reference to the totality of human society—a realization essential to a proper understanding of the fundamental principles of economics. The sweep of economic thinking is presented here with reference to the great economists and important schools of thought.

The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

Author: Thomas M Heffernan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317909860

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study. Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including: Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right. Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods Tips on how to approach and pass your exams Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.

A Student's Guide to Methodology

Justifying Enquiry

Author: Peter Clough,Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974222

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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`I believe this book would work well for a variety of methodology courses, and I would direct students and colleagues to use it' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning

Author: James V. Schall

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645069

Category: Education

Page: 60

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A Georgetown professor’s look at the subjects one needs to study for a truly well-rounded education. A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning is an inviting conversation with a learned scholar about the content of an authentic liberal arts education. It surveys ideas and books central to the tradition of humanistic education that has fundamentally shaped our country and our civilization. This accessible volume argues for an order and integration of knowledge so that meaning might be restored to the haphazard approach to study currently dominating higher education. Freshly conveying the excitement of learning from the acknowledged masters of intellectual life, this guide is also an excellent blueprint for building one’s own library of books that matter.

Theories of Inclusive Education

A Student's Guide

Author: Peter Clough,Jenny Corbett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857022296

Category: Education

Page: 200

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`As a doctoral student, currently writing a dissertation which focuses on inclusive education, I found this an excellent supportive resource. It brings together the major theorists of the last 20 years and very importantly highlights the perceived change in Mary Warnock's stance towards statementing since the late 1970s. This element of change in the individual, society and policy is an issue which runs through the book and from an emancipatory and postmodernist stance is a vital inclusion. The inclusion of personal reflections greatly adds to the text, instilling a confidence in the student that there is value in being a person with a point of view. For me the publication of the book comes after my own critical analysis of the literature. From a purely selfish aspect, I wish it had been published earlier in my studies. An excellent resource that I would thoroughly recommend - Amazon Review This book traces the major stages of thinking in the development of inclusive education. It provides overviews of the main theoretical influences: the medico-psychological model; sociological positions; curriculum studies; school effectiveness and the impact upon policy and practice of the Disability Movement. Positioned and discussed in their historical contexts the book provides a synopsis and critique of the last 50 years of the 20th century, including the introduction of the term 'special educational needs', the practice of integration and the present processes of inclusive education. The unique features of this book include personal reflections by a number of people who are considered to have had a major influence in the development of Inclusive Education. Summaries of their work, their writing and their thinking are provided - drawn from interviews with them and their own publications. The book identifies and embraces some major issues. It does so bearing in mind the interests and perspectives of students working within Inclusive education studies and presents some complex issues in an accessible format with a direct style. Linking directly to the student experience, the book concludes with examples of how students have used theories on inclusive education to inform their reflections on practice. The book throughout is deliberately learner-friendly, using sample- group activities and suggested readings, and is designed to be an effective course reader.

Learning for the Love of God

A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness

Author: Donald Opitz,Derek Melleby

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1441244778

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation. This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.

A Student's Guide to Psychology

Author: Daniel Robinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645123

Category: Psychology

Page: 70

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Psychology is frequently the most popular major on campus, but it can also be the most treacherous. In this guide, Daniel N. Robinson surveys the philosophical and historical roots of modern psychology and sketches the major schools and thinkers of the discipline. He also identifies those false prejudices—such as contempt for metaphysics and the notion that the mind can be reduced to the chemical processes of the brain—that so often perplex and mislead students of psychology. He ends by calling for psychology to investigate more intensively the problems of moral and civic development. Readers will find Robinson’s book to be an indispensable orientation to this culturally influential field.

Care and Education in Early Childhood

A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Audrey Curtis,Maureen O'Hagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317857593

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The authors draw on their extensive early years experience to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the key issues in the field of early childhood care and education. In this fully updated and revised new edition, rewritten to include the new Early Years Foundation Stage, students will find that this text now meets the needs of students on Foundation degrees, Early Childhood Degrees and the new Early Years Professional qualification. Topics covered in this essential textbook include: an overview of the principles of effective practice discussions on equal opportunities and children's rights an update of the latest development theories relating to brain development and how children learn and the difficulties children may face in their learning investigations into what working with parents really means consideration of the different early years systems in operation summaries of key management issues and useful information on how to address them comparison with European perspectives on early years care and education the importance of play in children's early learning. Readers of this second edition will also find the expansion of existing chapters in order to include topics such as inclusion, transitions, child protection in relation to the internet and partnerships with parents. The book covers the whole age range from birth to eight years with a special section on the birth to three years age group. Each chapter is fully referenced and has case studies or reflective practice boxes within the text. Informative and engaging, the book challenges the reader to think about how underlying theory may be reflected in practice. It will be essential reading for all students who are studying for early childhood qualifications at levels four, five and six.

A Student's Guide to A2 Drama and Theatre Studies for the Edexcel Specification

Author: Nigel Williams

Publisher: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904226485

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Ph.D. Process

A Student's Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences

Author: Dale F. Bloom,Jonathan D. Karp,Nicholas Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195119008

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Drawing upon the insights of numerous current and former graduate students, this book presents a rich portrayal of the intellectual and emotional challenges inherent in becoming a scientist, and offers the informed, practical advice a "best friend" would give about each stage of the graduate school experience.

A Student's Guide to the Study of History

Author: John Lukacs

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645166

Category: History

Page: 50

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To study history is to learn about oneself. And to fail to grasp the importance of the past—to remain ignorant of the deeds and writing of previous generations—is to bind oneself by the passions and prejudices of the age into which one is born. John Lukacs, one of today’s most widely published historians, explains what the study of history entails, how it has been approached over the centuries, and why it should be undertaken by today’s students. This guide is an invitation to become a master of the historian’s craft.

A Student's Guide to Efficient Study

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Author: D. E. James

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148314092X

Category: Education

Page: 96

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A Student's Guide to Efficient Study serves as a guide for students to cope adequately with the demands made on them. This book discusses the various techniques of study to help students in the process of learning. Comprised of five chapters, this book starts with an overview of the definition, purpose, as well as the psychology of ""study"". This text then examines the processes underlying the coordination of a person with his or her surroundings. Other chapters consider the primary mental processes that are essential in the discussion of ""study"". This book discusses as well some of the problems involved in picking up information from the environment and passing it into the mind where it can be kept for future use. The final chapter deals with the practical ideas for improving study. This book is a valuable resource for teachers and students who are interested in improving their studying techniques.

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