Education : a very short introduction

Gary Thomas

From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved has it has. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world. Delving into some of the big questions, Thomas explores the history of education in this Very Short Introduction. Considering various styles such as progressive versus formal, he also explores the ideas of some of the big theorists, including Piaget and Vygotsky. Looking at different forms of education and styles of teaching, he considers the ways in which education is being improved by matching styles of learning to teaching, and ensuring that schools are more inclusive and meaningful for a broader range of students. He finishes by considering the ways in which education may develop over the coming century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Beginnings
  • 2. Oil and water: the formal and the progressive
  • 3. The traditions unfold: ideas into practice
  • 4. Big ideas from the 20th century
  • 5. Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?
  • 6. The curriculum
  • 7. School's out!
  • References
  • Further reading

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書名 Education : a very short introduction
著作者等 Thomas, Gary
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 xvi, 137 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780199643264
NCID BB12234881
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス