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Written specifically for students on Education Studies courses, yet also relevant for students on teacher training courses, A Student's Guide to Education Studies offers an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to a diverse range of topics and issues in education. Fully updated to reflect rapid and significant changes in the field, the third edition considers topical issues including the political dimension of education, the national debate about schooling and poverty, the marketisation of education, the end of Every Child Matters, and the Coalition Government's policies for academies and free schools. With four brand new chapters, key issues explored include: Poverty, deprivation and educational attainmentNEW Education and raceNEW Information technology and learning in the global knowledge economyNEW Neuroscience and learningNEW Children, families and the state Social mobility and education Gender and educational achievement Education for democracy and citizenship The global dimension in education Sustainable schools Young children learning Educational research Organised around three enduring themes, Education Policy and Politics, Global and Environmental Education, and Learning, Knowledge and the Curriculum, each chapter contains introductions, summary points, questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. With a distinctive international and global focus, A Student's Guide to Education Studies is an essential resource for all students of Education Studies.