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Published: 21 December 2017

576 Pages


ISBN: 9780190309763

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division


Education, Change and Society

Fourth Edition

Anthony Welch, Raewyn Connell, Nicole Mockler, Arathi Sriprakash, Helen Proctor, Debra Hayes, Dennis Foley, Margaret Vickers, Nigel Bagnall, Kellie Burns, Remy Low, and Susan Groundwater-Smith

  • This text is very well known and respected in the field over the previous three editions
  • Most comprehensive text on the sociology of education currently on the market
  • Theoretically sound
  • New authors on the team, bringing new perspectives and current research to key chapters
  • New opening vignettes in this edition at the start of each chapter help pre-service teachers contextualise some of their learning in each chapter and see how it might relate to their day-to-day practice in the classroom

New to this Edition:

  • New authors Nicole Mockler, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Kellie Burns, Remy Low have joined the team and revised select chapters to ensure contemporary relevance
  • Updated introductory vignettes open each chapter with a scenario that illustrates one or more of the key themes of the chapter designed to demonstrate how the chapter contents might be relevant to situations teachers may face
  • Increased attentionto the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Increased content on Assessment including critical responses to modes of assessment
  • More content on Early Years and the educational contexts of young children
  • Introduction expanded to incorporate more on Ways of Seeing in sociological terms to help students learn how to think in sociological ways
  • Updated Further Reading and websites to help students explore the wealth of research.
  • Completely revised chapter 14 exploring ways to conduct research, and the implications of adopting one research framework or another an important tool for any contemporary teacher

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