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Gill Education

Education Studies in Ireland The Key Disciplines Gill and MacMillan

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Education Studies in Ireland The Key Disciplines is a Gill and Macmillan publication dealing with all the important education related issues.
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
Students taking the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (previously known as the HDipEd)
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
Author Biography
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.
Table of Contents
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

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