|| ED11420 |
|| POLICIES AND ISSUES IN EDUCATION |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Ms Rosemary O Jones |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mrs Ffion M Hoare |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written exam. ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay of 2000 words||25%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 Bibliographic Exercise of 1000 words ||15%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken (as described above) if the students average marks falls below the required pass mark of 40%. New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued.||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of the historical developments of the Education system in England and Wales.
Discuss and assess the historical developments of the education system in England and Wales;
Apply their own educational experiences to the broader contexts of social and political change within the education system;
Show an awareness of current education issues and discuss the significance of such issues within the political context.
Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate educational policies and current education issues .
Demonstrate an ability of forming coherent arguments in discussing current education issues.
Demonstrate an ability of applying their own educational experiences to the broader contexts of social an political change within the Education systems.
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.
Lectures are based on the following topics:
1. Introduction - The anatomy of an education system
2. The growth of a schooled society
3. The Education Acts of 1944 and 1988
4. Control, Choice and Accountability
5. New Labour Education Policies in England and Wales
6. Issue 1: Educational Standards
7. Issue 2: Wales: Nationality, Culture and Schooling
8. Issue 3: Three Topical Controversies (Healthy Eating in Schools, Single-Sex Teaching and Special Educational Needs)
9. Issue 4: 16-19 Curriculum
10. Issue 5: Gender and Education
Seminars are based on the following:
1. Your Educational Autobiography
2. 1944 Education Act
3. Comprehensive Versus Grammar Schools
4. 1988 Education Reform Act
5. The National Curriculum
6. Current Education Issues
7. Special Educational Needs
8. Healthy Eating in Schools
9. Boys Underachievement
10. Perspectives on Higher Education
** Recommended Text
(2004 (various p) An introduction to the study of education /edited by David Matheson.
David Fulton 1843121344
(2002.) Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland :a guide to the system /Gill Holt ... [et al.].
Aldrich, Richard. (1996.) Education for the nation/Richard Aldrich
Chitty, Clyde. (2004.) Education policy in Britain /Clyde Chitty.
Palgrave Macmillan 1403902216
Chitty, Clyde. (1999.) The education system transformed /Clyde Chitty.
This module is at CQFW Level 4