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Module Reading List

Issues and Ethics in Professional Practice, 2021/22, Semester 1
Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core readings - useful for everyone

Bhopal, K. 2018. White privilege: the myth of a post-racial society. Bristol: Policy Press (Chapters 5 and 6)  

Cole, M. (ed.) 2006. Education, equality and human rights: issues of gender, 'race', sexuality, disability and social class. London: Routledge.  

Dorling, D. 2015. Injustice: why social inequality persists.Bristol: Policy Press. (Chapter 3).  

Ehrich, L., Kimber, M., Millwater, J. and Cranston, N. 2011. Ethical dilemmas: a model to understand teacher practice. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice. 17(2), pp.173-185.  

Ghaye, T. 2011 (2nd ed.). Teaching and learning through reflective practice : a practical guide for positive action Abingdon: Routledge (Chapters 2 & 5)  

Hills, G. 2012. The Equality Act for educational professionals: a simple guide to disability and inclusion in schools. London: Routledge  

hooks, b. 1994. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Abingdon: Routledge (Chapter 12)  

Reay, D. What would a socially just education system look like? Saving the minnows from the pikeJournal of education policy27 (5), pp. 587-599  

Singer, P. (ed.) 1993. A Companion to Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell (Part IV)  

Recommended readings – likely to be useful to everyone

Cahn, S. 2012. Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education. Oxford: OUP.  

Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care. 2015. Special educational and disability needs code of practice: 0 to 25 years. London: Home Office.

Department for Education. 2018. Working together to safeguard children. London: Home Office.

Knowles, G. & Lander, V. 2012. Thinking through ethics and values in primary education. London: Learning Mattters

Strike, K. & Ternasky, P. L. (eds.). 1993. Ethics for professionals in education: perspectives for preparation and practice. London: Teachers College Press

Tan, J. 2011. ‘Education and Children’s Rights’. In Jones, P. & Walker, G. 2011. Children’s Rights in Practice. London: Sage, pp.109-123.

Unicef. [no date]. A Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. [Online]. [Accessed 12 November 2019]. Available from:  

Additional readings - how useful these will be depends on your choices of topics to focus on

Applebaum, B. 2010. Being White, Being Good. New York: Lexington Books

Bassot, B. 2013. The reflective journal. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Chapter 4)

Delorenzi, S. (ed.). 2006. Going places: neighbourhood, ethnicity and social mobility. London: IPPR (Chapter 3). There is an online version and a summary available at the IPPR website.

Department for Education. 2017. Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England. London: Home Office.

Freire, P. 1972. Pedagogy of the oppressed. London: Penguin

Haydon, G. 1993. Education and the crisis in values: should we be philosophical about it? London: Tufnell Press

Haydon, G. 1997. Teaching about values: a new approach. London: Cassell

Jones, O. 2011. Chavs: the demonization of the working class. London: Verso

Lynch, K. & Lodge, A. 2002. Equality and power in schools: redistribution, recognition and representation. London: Routledge/Falmer (Chapter 3)

Lawton, D., Cairns, J. & Gardner, R. (eds.). 2000. Education for values: morals, ethics and citizenship in contemporary teaching. London: Kogan Page

Walters, S. 2012. Ethnicity, race and education: an introduction. London: Continuum (Chapter 3)

Weale, S. 2019. Call for reform of pupil exclusions 'as schools unaware of legal duties'. The Guardian. [Online].11 November. [Accessed 09 August 2021]. Available from:

This list was last updated on 18/08/2021