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Education Perspectives and Policy Reading List

Education Perspectives and Policy, 2021/22, Semester 2
Anita Collins
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The following is a recommended reading and resource list. These are general texts that give an overview of perspectives, policy and alternative models in education; students are also encouraged to search for other relevant sources within the library.

General Texts

Abbott, I., Rathbone, M. and Whitehead, P. 2013. Education Policy. London: SAGE. [Available Online]

Ball, S. 2003. Class strategies and the education market: the middle classes and social advantage. London: Routledge-Falmer. [Available Online]  

Ball, S. 2012. Global education inc; new policy networks and the neo-liberal imaginary. Abingdon: Routledge.

Ball, S. 2017. The Education Debate. 3rd ed. London: Policy Press. [Available Online]

Bell, L. and Stevenson, H. 2006. Education policy: process, themes and impact. London: Routledge. [Available Online]

Brooks, R., Bhopal, K. and McCormack, M. eds. 2013. Contemporary debates in the sociology of education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Available Online]

Boronski, T. and Hassan, N. 2020. Sociology of education. 2nd ed. London: SAGE. [Available Online] 

Cameron, C. and Moss, P. 2020. Transforming early childhood in England: towards a democratic education. London: UCL Press. [Available Online]

Chitty, C. 2014. Education policy in Britain. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Available Online]

Demaine, J. ed. 2001. Sociology of education today. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Available Online]

Dufour, B. and Curtis, W. eds. 2011. Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies. Maidenhead: Open University Press. [Available Online] 

Edmunds, F. 2004. An introduction to Steiner education: the Waldorf school. Forest Row: Sophia Books.

Forrester, G. and Garratt, D. 2016. Education policy unravelled. 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Available Online]

Fortune-Wood, J. 2000. Doing it their way: home-based education and autonomous learning. Nottingham: Educational Heretics.

Gorard, S., Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. 2003. Schools, markets and choice policies. London: Routledge-Falmer. [Available Online]  

Gunter, HM. ed. 2010. The state and education policy: the academies programme. London: Continuum. [Available Online}

Hill, D. and Kumar, R. eds. 2009. Global neoliberalism and education and its consequences. London: Routledge.

Isaacs, B. 2012. Understanding the Montessori approach: early years education in practice. Abingdon: Routledge. [Available Online]

Masters, B. 2005. Adventures in Steiner education: an introduction to the Waldorf approach. Forest Row: Sophia Books.  

Matheson, D. ed. 2015. An introduction to the study of education. 4th ed. London: Routledge. [Available Online]  

Skelton, C., Francis, B. and Smulyan, L. eds. 2006. The SAGE handbook of gender and education. London: SAGE.  

Vaughan, M. ed. 2006. Summerhill and A.S. Neill. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

This list was last updated on 15/01/2022