Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Reading List (2017)
- Starter texts
- General Texts
- Week 1 – Introduction and Functionalist Perspectives
- Week 2 – Conflict and Marxist Perspectives
- Week 3 – Liberal and Neo-Liberal perspectives
- Week 4 – Essay 1 (Different theoretical Perspectives) – Reading and tutorials
- Week 5 – Tutorials + Reading - Models of Education and Global Conversations
- Week 6 – Models of Education
- Week 7 – Global Dimensions -
- Week 8 – Policy making in Education – History of Education Policies
- Week 9 – Policy Making
- Week 10 – Essay 2 Preparation – Tutorials
- Week 11- The Curriculum and Education policy in the last 3 years
Reading List (2017)
This list provides some core readings, however these will be supplemented by other reading throughout the module
Haralambos,M. & Holborn,M. 2013 Sociology : themes and perspectives 8th ed. London: Collins Chapt. 10 Education (online)
Garratt,D. & Forrester,G 2012 Education policy unravelled London: Continuum. Chapt. 1 Introduction (online)
Digitised Texts available on the VLE
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
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
British Education Research Journal – British Education Research Association: https://www.bera.ac.uk/researchers-resources/publications/british-education-research-journal
Week 1 – Introduction and Functionalist Perspectives
Durkheim, E., 2008. Moral Education. 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. Chapt 19
Morrow, R.A. and Torres, C.A., 1995. Social Theory and Education . Albany: State University of New York. Chapt 3 and 4
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
Week 2 – Conflict and Marxist Perspectives
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
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
Week 3 – Liberal and Neo-Liberal perspectives
Olssen, M., Codd, J. and O’Neill A., 2004 . Education policy : globalization, citizenship and democracy . London: Sage. Chapt 5, 6 &7
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)
Darling, J.,1994. Child-centred education and its critics . London: Paul Chapman
Week 4 – Essay 1 (Different theoretical Perspectives) – Reading and tutorials
Week 5 – Tutorials + Reading - Models of Education and Global Conversations
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)
Week 6 – Models of Education
Clennon, O.D., Earl, C. and Andrews, K., 2014. Alternative education and community engagement : making education a priority . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
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
Aeppli, W.,1986. Rudolf Steiner education and the developing child . Basel: Anthroposophic Press
Week 7 – Global Dimensions -
Wyse, D., 2004. Childhood studies : an introduction . Oxford: Blackwell. Chapt 23
Week 8 – Policy making in Education – History of Education Policies
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.
Week 9 – Policy Making
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)
Norfolk County Council 2013 What are the four stage of policy development?
Week 10 – Essay 2 Preparation – Tutorials
Week 11- The Curriculum and Education policy in the last 3 years
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