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Education Studies In Ireland: The Key Disciplines

Education Studies In Ireland: The Key Disciplines

Dr Brendan Walsh

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

Written for students taking the Postgraduate Diploma in Education; those enrolled in any education course at undergraduate or postgraduate level; students studying for initial teacher education degrees and professional practitioners seeking to update their knowledge of the core disciplines of educational practice and their contemporary relevance and application. This book 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

It 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. The book explains the core theories, professional practices and challenges associated with the study of education in each of the five key disciplines and provides an overview of new developments in each of the disciplines, outlining the relevance to teaching and learning. The book also details a comprehensive list of references and recommendations for further reading.

Additional Information

Author Dr Brendan Walsh
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 6 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717147663

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