Education Studies in Ireland

A unique new book offering students in Ireland a core text for the foundation disciplines of educational studies.

  • Presents a comprehensive introduction to the five key disciplines that form the foundation of the study of education:

    • Philosophy of Education
    • History of Education
    • Sociology of Education
    • Curriculum Studies
    • Psychology of Education.

  • Includes critical accounts of recent policy developments within education in Ireland, identifying their relevance to those undertaking studies in education and those preparing to enter professional practice.

  • Explains the core theories, professional practices and challenges associated with the study of education in each of the five key disciplines.

  • Provides an overview of new developments in each of the disciplines, outlining the relevance to teaching and learning.

  • Details a comprehensive list of references and recommendations for further reading.

WRITTEN FOR:

  • Students taking the Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Students enrolled in any education course at undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • Students studying for initial teacher education degrees
  • Professional practitioners seeking to update their knowledge of the core disciplines of educational practice and their contemporary relevance and application.

LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BOOK’S EDITOR, DR. BRENDAN WALSH, ON DUBLIN CITY FM.

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ISBN

9780717147663

Publication Date

April 2011

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 192 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

Introduction to text: Brendan Walsh

Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Education

Dr Aidan Seery, Trinity College Dublin

Chapter 2: The History of Education in Ireland

Dr Brendan Walsh, Dublin City University

Chapter 3: Curriculum Studies

Dr Rose Malone, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Chapter 4: Sociology of Education

Dr James O’Higgins-Norman, Dublin City University

Chapter 5: Psychology of Education

Dr Geraldine Scanlon, Dublin City University

Dimensions

235 x 156 mm

Author(s)

Edited by Brendan M. Walsh

Availability Status

Out of print

Dr Brendan Walsh BA, HDipEd, DipMont, MEd, PhD is Director of Training Practice at Dublin City University. He lectures in the fields of history of education, educational policy and teaching methodology.

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