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  1. Reading and useful resources for the unit 9 items
    1. Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies - dawsonera 2011

      Book Essential We use this book to guide us through the various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities and the ways that they approach the study of education. You may want to consider buying this book.

    2. Education in Britain: 1944 to the present - Ken Jones, Askews and Holts 2015

      Book Essential We also use this book as key source to help us understand education in the UK. Over the course of the unit, you should aim to read this book in its entirety.You may want to consider buying this book.

    3. The Education Debate - Stephen J. Ball, dawsonera 2013

      Book Recommended This is another book that we return to over the course of the unit and that you may wish to buy.

    4. Useful online resources to stay up to date on education issues in the UK and internationally include:

    5. Information to support APA referencing in academic writing 1 item
      1. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association c2010

        Book 

  2. Week 1 Reading List - INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIT: What is Education? What is Education Studies? 1 item
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. Education in Britain: 1944 to the present - Ken Jones, Askews and Holts 2015

        Book Essential Over the course of the unit and your exam preparation, you will read this book in its entirety. This week, please read the introduction and chapter 1

  3. Week 2 Reading Lists - SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION - Education for social reproduction or social transformation? 4 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. The Education Debate - Stephen J. Ball, dawsonera 2013

        Book Essential Please read Chapter 5: "A sociology of Education Policy: past, present and future," beginning on page 217

    2. Further Reading 2 items
      1. Social justice in schools - Archer L, dawsonera 2011 (electronic resource)

        Chapter Further Social justice in schools is Chapter 10 in this book.

      2. The sociology of education - Waller R. 2011

        Chapter Further This is Chapter 5 (p. 107-134) in the book 'Studying Education: An Introduction to the Key Disciplines in Education Studies', which we use throughout the unit

  4. Week 3 Reading Lists - HISTORY OF EDUCATION - How (and why) has education in the UK changed over time? 4 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them
    2. Further Reading 2 items
      1. The history of education - Dufour B. 2011

        Chapter Further This is chapter 1 of the book 'Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies' and starts on p. 3.

      2. Why the ghost of grammar schools keeps on haunting us - Mike Finn September 9, 2016 5.03pm BSTSeptember 9, 2016 5.03pm BST

        Article Further

  5. Week 4 Reading Lists - ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION - What might education produce? 5 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. The economics of education - Allen R. 2011

        Chapter Essential This is chapter 4 of the book 'Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies' and it begins on p. 85. TASK: As always, think critically about your reading as you are doing it. Often thinking critically means asking questions and challenging assumptions – note down three critical questions you asked while reading and bring these with you to lecture.

      2. Research Evidence in Education - Simon Burgess

        Webpage Essential Simon Burgess is a leading economist of education, based here at the University of Bristol. Spend an hour reading his blog, following your own interests. Make a list of the different ways that you see economics influencing education and education policy and bring this list to seminar.

    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. The economics of education - John Sheehan, dawsonera 2012

        Book Further

  6. Week 5 Reading Lists - PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION: What is the purpose of education? 4 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. What is Education For? - Pring R. 2014

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Reading 2 items
      1. The philosophy of education - Curtis W. 2011

        Chapter Further This is chapter 3 of the book 'Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies', starting on p. 59

  7. Week 6 READING WEEK 1 item
    1. Reading week is a great time to catch up on your reading... hence the name :)

      You will also work with your groups on your formative presentations this week.

  8. Week 7 Reading Lists - PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION - Psychology and inequality 2 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
      Always listed in the order you should read them
    2. Further Reading 1 item
      1. The psychology of education - Gallard D., Garden A. 2011

        Chapter Further This is chapter 6 of the book 'Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies', starting on page 132.

  9. Week 8 Reading Lists - COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – What can we know about education elsewhere and why might that matter? 5 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. Education, globalisation and the role of comparative research - Andy Green, University of London. Institute of Education 2006

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. Does selective schooling work anywhere in the world? - Stephen Gorard September 15, 2016 11.44am BST

        Article Further

      2. Comparative Education - Le Play Debbie 2011

        Chapter Further This is chapter 7 of the book 'Studying education: an introduction to the key disciplines in education studies', starting on p. 159

      3. Comparative and international education: an introduction to theory, method, and practice - David Phillips, Michele Schweisfurth 2014

        Book Further

  10. Week 9 Reading Lists - EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE WORKSHOP 1 4 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. Just education - Raewyn Connell 09/2012

        Article 

    2. Further Reading 2 items
      1. Teaching to change the world - Jeannie Oakes, Martin Lipton, Lauren Anderson, Jamy Stillman 2016

        Book 

  11. Week 10 Reading Lists - EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE WORKSHOP 2 6 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them.
      1. You will be assigned one of the readings listed below in advance of the lecture. 6 items
        1. Ethics, education policy and research: the phonics question reconsidered - Sue Ellis, Gemma Moss 04/2014

          Article  On using phonics to teach children to read

  12. Week 11 Reading Lists - Conclusions of the unit – Social change, disciplinary approaches and education 2 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      Always listed in the order you should read them
      1. The education debate - Stephen J. Ball, dawsonera 2013

        Book  Please read chapter 2

  13. Week 12- READING WEEK 1 item
    1. Good luck with your exam preparation. Remember to make use of the reading that you have done up to now on the unit - catch up on it if need be and return to key texts in your preparation.

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