Module Identifier ED10410  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Merris Griffiths  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Assignment of 2,000 words   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   60%  

Brief description

This module provides an introduction to education policies and issues in England and Wales. It sets current education policy in the historic context of educational developments and change, whilst introducing some major contemporary education issues.

Aims of the module


Lectures are based on the following topics:

Tutorials provide students with the opportunity to discuss selected lecture topics and essays, as follows:

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

Reading Lists

Aldrich, R.. (1996) Education for the Nation. London: Cassell
Brooks. R.. (1991) Contemporary Debates in Education - An Historical Perspective. London: Longman
Docking, J.. National School Policy. (1996),. London: David Fulton
Holt, G.. (1998) Education in England and Wales: a guide to the system. Slough: NFER
Lowe, R. (1997) Schooling and Social Change 1964-1990. London: Routledge.
Mackinnon, D. (1996) Education in the UK: facts and figures. London: Hodder & Stoughton in association with The Open University.