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LLLC2260 Education Perspectives and Policy Reading List

Education Perspectives and Policy, 2017/18, Semester 2
Sally Gibbs
s.e.gibbs@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading List (2017)

This list provides some core readings, however these will be supplemented by other reading throughout the module

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Starter texts

Education Perspectives

Haralambos,M. & Holborn,M. 2013  Sociology : themes and perspectives  8th ed. London: Collins Chapt. 10 Education (online) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Education Policy

Garratt,D. & Forrester,G 2012 Education policy unravelled  London: Continuum. Chapt. 1 Introduction (online) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Digitised Texts available on the VLE

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General Texts

Education Perspectives

Ballantine, J. and Spade, J. (ed), 2008. Schools and society : a sociological approach to education . 3rd Ed. London: Sage.

Craft, A., Gardner, H. and Claxton,G. (ed), 2008. Creativity, wisdom, and trusteeship : exploring the role of education  Thousand Oaks, Ca: Corwin Press

Illich, I., 1971. Deschooling Society . London: Calder and Boyars.

Meighan, R and Harber, C., 2007. A sociology of educating. . 5th Ed. New York: Continuum

Education Policy

Allen, M and Ainley, P., 2007. Education make you fick innit? : What's gone wrong in England's schools, colleges and universities and how to start putting it right . London: The Tufnell Press

Chitty, C., 2014. Education policy in Britain  . 3rd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Relevant Journals

British Education Research Journal – British Education Research Association: https://www.bera.ac.uk/researchers-resources/publications/british-education-research-journal

British journal of educational studies. 

Oxford Review of Education. 

Journal of education policy. 

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Week 1 – Introduction and Functionalist Perspectives

Essential Readings

Durkheim, E., 2008. Moral Education. In Ballantine, J.. and Spade, J. (ed), Schools and Society- A Sociological Approach to Education . 3rd Ed. London: Sage.

Recommended Readings

Meighan, R. and Harber, C., 2007. A sociology of educating.  . 5th Ed. New Yok: Continuum. Chapt 19

Morrow, R.A. and Torres, C.A., 1995. Social Theory and Education . Albany: State University of New York. Chapt 3 and 4

Other Resources

HWB, 2009. Sociology in Education (online updated 2014). Available at https://hwb.wales.gov.uk/resources/resource/552f1ec0-12ff-4986-9636-44731d088453/en . Accessed on 13/01/2017

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Week 2 – Conflict and Marxist Perspectives

Essential Readings

Bowles, S and Gintis, H., 2008, Schooling in Capitalist Societies . In Ballantine, J.. and Spade, J. (ed), Schools and Society- A Sociological Approach to Education . 3rd Ed. London: Sage.

Collins, R., 2008, Conflict Theory of Educational Stratification. In Ballantine, J.. and Spade, J. (ed), Schools and Society- A Sociological Approach to Education. 3rd Ed. London: Sage.

Meighan, R. and Harber, C., 2007. A sociology of educating. . 5th Ed. New Yok: Continuum. Part 2 and Chapt 21 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Recommended Readings

Bowles, S. and Gintis, H., 1976. Schooling in Capitalist America  . London: Routledge and Kegan Paul

Freire,P. 1972. Pedagogy of the Oppressed .  Harmondsworth:Penguin

Morrow, R.A. and Torres, C.A., 1995. Social Theory and Education . Albany: State University of New York. Chapt 5, 6 and 7

Willis,P. 1977  Learning to labour : how working class kids get working class jobs . Aldershot: Saxon House

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Week 3 – Liberal and Neo-Liberal perspectives

Essential Readings

Olssen, M., Codd, J. and O’Neill A., 2004 . Education policy : globalization, citizenship and democracy . London: Sage. Chapt 5, 6 &7

Recommended Readings

Allen, R., 2015. Education Policy. National Institute economic review. , 231(1), pp.R36-R43

Ball,S. 2003 Class strategies and the education market : the middle classes and social advantage  London: Routledge Falmer

Ball, S., 2013. The education debate . Bristol: Policy Press (online ebook)

Bell, L. and Stevenson, H. 2006. Education policy : process, themes and impact . London: Routledge. (online as e-book)

Other Resources

Darling, J.,1994. Child-centred education and its critics . London: Paul Chapman

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Week 4 – Essay 1 (Different theoretical Perspectives) – Reading and tutorials

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 Week 5 – Tutorials + Reading - Models of Education and Global Conversations

General Reading

Carnie, F., 2003. Alternate Approaches to Education  . London: RoutledgeFalmer

Jones, K. et al. 2008. Schooling in Western Europe : the new order and its adversaries . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (online ebook)

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Week 6 – Models of Education

Essential Readings

Clennon, O.D., Earl, C. and Andrews, K., 2014. Alternative education and community engagement : making education a priority . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Recommended Readings

Childs, G., 1996. Education and beyond : Steiner and the problems of modern society. . Edinburgh: Floris Books

Crain, W., 1980. Theories of Development . Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. Chap 4 on Montessori Educational Philosophy.

Edwards, C., Gandini, L. and Forman, G. (ed), 1993. The Hundred Languages of Children – The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education . Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex Publishing

Robinson, K. 2011. Out of Our Minds: learning to be creative . Chichester: Capstone Publishing

Vaughan, M., Brighouse, T., (ed), 2006. Summerhill and A.S. Neill . Maidenhead: Open University

Other Resources

Aeppli, W.,1986. Rudolf Steiner education and the developing child . Basel: Anthroposophic Press

www.studioschoolstrust.org

www.utcolleges.org .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17283190

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Week 7 – Global Dimensions -

Recommended Readings

Wyse, D., 2004. Childhood studies : an introduction  . Oxford: Blackwell. Chapt 23

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Week 8 – Policy making in Education – History of Education Policies

Recommended Readings

Alexander, R., (ed), 2010. Children, their world, their education : final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review  London: Routledge

Alexander, R. 2011. Legacies, policies and prospects: one year on from the Cambridge Primary Review . Forum pp71-92. (online) http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/76272/1/R_Alexander_legacy.pdf

Chitty, C., 2014. Education Policy in Britain . 3rd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapt 3 &4

Pring, R. and Roberts, M.,(ed). 2016. A Generation of Radical Educational Change  . London: Routledge.

Ward, S. and Eden, C., 2009 . Key issues in education policy . London: Sage. Chapt. 2 &3

West, A and Bailey,E., 2013. The Development of the Academies Programme: ‘Privatising’ School-Based Education in England 1986-2013. British journal of educational studies. , 61(2), pp.137-159.

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Week 9 – Policy Making

Recommended Readings

Beckett, L., 2016. Teachers and academic partners in urban schools : threats to professional practice  . London Routledge

Lumby, J. and Coleman, M., 2016. Leading for Equality . London: Sage. (online ebook) Chapt 2.

Lund, R., 1996. A whole-school behaviour policy : a practical guide . Abingdon: Routledge. (An example of how polices are made in school)

Other Resources

Norfolk County Council 2013 What are the four stage of policy development?

www.schools.norfolk.gov.uk/behaviour-and-safety/bullying

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Week 10 – Essay 2 Preparation – Tutorials

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Week 11- The Curriculum and Education policy in the last 3 years

Recommended Readings

Fancourt, N.P.M., 2015, Re-defining ‘learning about religion’ and ‘learning from religion’: a study of policy change. British journal of religious education. , 37(2)

Hagger-Vaughan, L., 2016. Towards ‘language for all’ in England: the state of the debate. Language learning journal. , 07/2016, 44(3)

Morris, R., 2015. Free Schools and disadvantaged intakes. British educational research journal. , 08/2015, 41(4)

Williamson, B., 2014. Mediating Education Policy: Making up the ‘Anti-Politics of Third-Sector Participation in Public Education. British journal of educational studies.  62(1), p.27

This list was last updated on 20/01/2017