Education studies: History, Sociology, Philosophy
addresses the study of education and its foundations. It is the first textbook in South Africa that introduces education students to the scholarly fields of education. The approach is consistent with recommendations in the Policy for the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education and covers the following modules within Education Studies courses:
History of Education
Sociology of Education
Philosophy of Education
Diversity and pedagogy
adopts a scaffolded learning approach to guide and support students while developing their conceptual framework. It contextualises knowledge for students, explaining the relevance of South African history, sociological issues, and philosophy to understanding current South African society and the school system.
- learning objectives and mind maps that represent the structure of the chapter and provide an overview of the material to be covered
- case studies which provide real-life examples from history as well as current affairs to engage student's interest and allow them to put theory into practice
- questions that elicit a personal response to content covered in the chapters and allow students to analyse and consolidate information.
Part 1: History of education
Part 2: Comparative education
Part 3: Sociology of education
Part 4: Philosophy of education
Part 5: Diversity and pedagogy
First-, second- and third-year BEd students at universities and universities of technology taking modules in Education studies will benefit from the book.