Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education

Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education

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Sage Publications
Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education is an accessible text that encourages readers to explore deeply the ethics and values surrounding primary education. The text helps the reader to critically reflect on the principles that underpin education. Specifically written for education students in the later years of their course, the text draws on research and practice to explore the challenges and opportunities involved, while helping to develop the reader's own critical thinking skills.

The book begins by asking 'what are ethics and values?' and goes on to explore social diversity and society and education. It considers ethics and values and the curriculum, school organisation and the classroom. A chapter on ethics, values and the teacher encourages the reader to examine their own thoughts about education. Throughout, practical guidance runs alongside structured critical thinking exercises to help the reader and reflect on both theory and practice.

About the Series

Thinking Through Education is a new series of texts designed and written specifically for those education students entering the second or final phase of their degree course. Structured around sets of specific 'skills', each chapter uses critical thinking and reflective exercises to develop greater subject knowledge and critical awareness.


An accessible text exploring the wider principles around ethics and values in education and supporting students in establishing their own professional identity.

Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2012 ; London, Eng. : Learning matters, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780857257338
Characteristics: viii, 163 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lander, Vini
Knowles, Gianna

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