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Making Sense of Mass Education

3rd Edition


  • Author: Gordon Tait, Queensland University of Technology
  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108445795

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  • Making Sense of Mass Education provides an engaging and accessible analysis of traditional issues associated with mass education. The book challenges preconceptions about social class, gender and ethnicity discrimination; highlights the interplay between technology, media, popular culture and schooling; and inspects the relevance of ethics and philosophy in the modern classroom. The third edition has been comprehensively updated to include the latest research, statistics and legal policies. Each chapter challenges and breaks down common myths surrounding each topic, encouraging pre-service teachers to think critically and reflect on their own beliefs. The inclusion of a new chapter on alternative education reflects the ever-changing Australian educational landscape. In Making Sense of Mass Education, Gordon Tait expertly blurs disciplinary boundaries, drawing on sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, ethics and jurisprudence to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts of mass education.

    • Updated to include the latest research, statistics and legal policies
    • Features a new chapter on alternative education, reflecting the changing landscape of Australian education
    • Includes access to a large collection of additional questions, activities and relevant web and video links
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108445795
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 191 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Re-assessing the Three Pillars: Modern and Postmodern Sociologies of Education:
    1. Social class
    2. Gender
    3. Race/ethnicity
    Part II. The Foundations of an Alternative Approach: Education and Governance:
    4. Governance
    5. Subjectivity
    6. Pre-adulthood
    7. Big data
    Part III. Cultural Contexts of Contemporary Education:
    8. The media
    9. Popular culture
    10. Technology
    11. Globalisation
    Part IV. Philosophy and Mass Education:
    12. Philosophy
    13. Ethics and the law
    14. Truth and postcolonialism
    15. Alternative education.

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    Gordon Tait is Professor in the Faculty of Education, Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at the Queensland University of Technology.

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