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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.

    Eresources

    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources we have selected for Education Studies you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    EresourceDescription
    Academic Search Complete  A multidisciplinary database with access to over 5,500 full text journals. A good place for a broad search.
    Education Source This claims to be the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text educational journals, covering all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education. It offers full text access to over 1,800 journals and over 550 books and monographs. An essential place to search for education assignments.
    Espresso Education Classroom resource. Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources to inspire your future practice in the classroom. This covers all year groups and subjects, plus whole-school initiatives such as SEAL and Healthy Schools. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.
     JSTOR Access to 12 million academic journal articles, books and primary sources across many subject areas. The social sciences are well covered, with a good representation or resources from across 57 countries.
    ProQuest Education Journals Access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. This includes an option to limit your results to a specific geographical area such as the UK.
    Taylor and Francis Journals Online Multidisciplinary eresource with full text access to journals and reference books.
      Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstract database for more than 270 teacher and administrator journals. Covering Primary, secondary and higher education. Limited full text coverage.

     

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.  Alternatively, check your reading list in Blackboard to see what your lecturers recommend for each module.

    JournalDescription
    British Journal of Special Education Journal from the National Association for Special Educational Needs. This title covers the whole range of learning difficulties relating to children in mainstream and special schools
    Education 3-13 This professional journal offers insight into the role of education in early years and primary settings.
    International Journal of Inclusive Education This journal covers the following areas: multi-disciplinary research into pedagogies, curricula, organizational structures, policy-making, administration and cultures to include all students in education.
    Support for Learning The articles in this journal examine the practical and theoretical issues surrounding the education of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools.  Strategies to eliminate underachievement and promote best practice are especially featured.

     

  • Web links for your subject

     

    Web LinkDescription
      Early Years Statutory Framework - includes updates The EYFS sets standards for learning and development from birth to five years. Check here for updates to the EYFS Statutory Framework. From pregnancy to children aged 5.

    Early Years Foundation Stage 2019 handbook

    This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment.

    Education in England

    Includes timeline and links to the full text of education reports.

     

  • Getting help / contact us

    Help and AdviceLink

    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources

    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the Password Reset Service.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@cumbria.ac.uk).

    Password Reset Service

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 


    Selected Books

     Hordern, J. and Simon, C. (2017) Placements and Work-Based Learning in Education Studies: An Introduction for Students. London: Routledge.

    Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to placements and work-based learning, providing an insight into work in schools and education settings.

    Including case studies to illustrate the diversity of placements and workplace opportunities, it explores the theory and practice of working in educational contexts and supports students as they develop the skills and aptitudes that enhance their employability. 

    Lindon, J. & Brodie, K. (2016) Understanding child development : 0-8 years. 4th edn. London : Hodder Education

     Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Reflective Practice and Early Years Professonalism provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes.

    · Provides detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter
    · 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role.
    · Covers the latest thinking on child development, including topics such as neuroscience.

     

    Blyth, M. & Blyth, M.. S. (2012) Effective safeguarding for children and young people what next after Munro? Bristol : Policy Press.

    The number of children entering the child protection system has risen dramatically in the last three years with implications for children's services and partner agencies. This timely volume takes a critical look at the impact of the "Munro Review" (2011) on child protection and the Government's response. It looks at questions including how effective Local Safeguarding Children Boards are in providing the necessary scrutiny to ensure children are safe, how the early offer of help at local level might reduce the numbers of children at the critical end of the spectrum and whether reducing regulation from the centre will result in better outcomes for the most vulnerable? Moreover, it also considers those young people who traditionally bypass child protection services but remain at risk of harm. These are critical questions for both policy and practice in understanding the reforms Munro states are required. Contributions from leading experts working in the child protection system review current safeguarding policy and explore the future after "Munro".

     Curtis, W. (2014) Education studies : an issues-based approach. London: SAGE.

    Education Studies continues to grow as a popular undergraduate area of study. This core text addresses themes common to all Education Studies courses. It benefits from a large list of chapters from key contributors at key institutions. This third edition has been completely revised and updated with the addition of seven new chapters. Themes newly explored include gender, research, the power of money and status and alternatives to schooling. This fully comprehensive text is accessibly written, with learning features throughout to encourage students to approach issues critically. Fully up-to-date and covering a huge range of themes for Education Studies students.

    Ball, S.J. (2017) The education debate. 3rd edn. Bristol :Policy Press.

    Since the second edition of this book, the education debate has fiercened. Education policy must ensure economic productivity and competitiveness, but in recent years, debates about its contribution to the worsening of social inequality, particularly in relation to grammar schools, have become increasingly divisive. Ever-changing, stuttering policy can make this a field that's hard to keep track of... a problem that this book solves. Along with extensive updates, this third edition includes a new introduction and updated examples and references throughout. Ball examines new areas of focus, including the emphasis on neuroscience, the increased interest of business in education and the impact of austerity and precarity. Unlike so many other books on education policy, The education debate doesn't simply describe education policy, but captures key debates and themes in this fast-changing field.

     

  • Journals & Eresources

    Eresources for Education

    Academic Search Complete full text of over 5,500 journals 

    Education Source full text education journals, books & conference papers

    Education-line Education-line is a freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice.

    JSTOR archive of Scholarly Journals

    Proquest Education Journals access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

    Education Espresso Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources and embed them effectively into lessons. It covers all year groups and subjects, plus whole-school initiatives such as SEAL and Healthy Schools. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.

    PSHE Association access to teaching resources, key guidance with briefings, training and support from subject experts. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.

    Sciencedirect 
    A large collection of journals for science and social science subjects.

  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here. Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.


    The Department for Education UK government.

    Education in England includes timeline and links to the full text of education reports.

    National Curriculum from September 2014

    National College for teaching and leadership 

    Office of National Statistics

    For government services and information: www.gov.uk

    Educational resources

    BBC schools

    Primary resources free lesson plans and activity ideas.

    Schoolsnet includes lesson plans.

    Teaching Essentials free teaching resources.

    Topmarks teaching resources and educational websites for use in the classroom.

Welcome to the subject page for Education Studies.

This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Placement Students  page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus. If you are a distance learner or School direct student please read out postal loans page.

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals, teaching practice materials and more…

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

    how do i search placeholder image

    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.

    Eresources

    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources we have selected for Education Studies you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    EresourceDescription
    Academic Search Complete  A multidisciplinary database with access to over 5,500 full text journals. A good place for a broad search.
    Education Source This claims to be the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text educational journals, covering all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education. It offers full text access to over 1,800 journals and over 550 books and monographs. An essential place to search for education assignments.
    Espresso Education Classroom resource. Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources to inspire your future practice in the classroom. This covers all year groups and subjects, plus whole-school initiatives such as SEAL and Healthy Schools. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.
     JSTOR Access to 12 million academic journal articles, books and primary sources across many subject areas. The social sciences are well covered, with a good representation or resources from across 57 countries.
    ProQuest Education Journals Access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. This includes an option to limit your results to a specific geographical area such as the UK.
    Taylor and Francis Journals Online Multidisciplinary eresource with full text access to journals and reference books.
      Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstract database for more than 270 teacher and administrator journals. Covering Primary, secondary and higher education. Limited full text coverage.

     

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.  Alternatively, check your reading list in Blackboard to see what your lecturers recommend for each module.

    JournalDescription
    British Journal of Special Education Journal from the National Association for Special Educational Needs. This title covers the whole range of learning difficulties relating to children in mainstream and special schools
    Education 3-13 This professional journal offers insight into the role of education in early years and primary settings.
    International Journal of Inclusive Education This journal covers the following areas: multi-disciplinary research into pedagogies, curricula, organizational structures, policy-making, administration and cultures to include all students in education.
    Support for Learning The articles in this journal examine the practical and theoretical issues surrounding the education of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools.  Strategies to eliminate underachievement and promote best practice are especially featured.

     

  • Web links for your subject

     

    Web LinkDescription
      Early Years Statutory Framework - includes updates The EYFS sets standards for learning and development from birth to five years. Check here for updates to the EYFS Statutory Framework. From pregnancy to children aged 5.

    Early Years Foundation Stage 2019 handbook

    This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment.

    Education in England

    Includes timeline and links to the full text of education reports.

     

  • Getting help / contact us

    Help and AdviceLink

    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources

    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the Password Reset Service.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@cumbria.ac.uk).

    Password Reset Service

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 


    Selected Books

     Hordern, J. and Simon, C. (2017) Placements and Work-Based Learning in Education Studies: An Introduction for Students. London: Routledge.

    Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to placements and work-based learning, providing an insight into work in schools and education settings.

    Including case studies to illustrate the diversity of placements and workplace opportunities, it explores the theory and practice of working in educational contexts and supports students as they develop the skills and aptitudes that enhance their employability. 

    Lindon, J. & Brodie, K. (2016) Understanding child development : 0-8 years. 4th edn. London : Hodder Education

     Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Reflective Practice and Early Years Professonalism provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes.

    · Provides detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter
    · 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role.
    · Covers the latest thinking on child development, including topics such as neuroscience.

     

    Blyth, M. & Blyth, M.. S. (2012) Effective safeguarding for children and young people what next after Munro? Bristol : Policy Press.

    The number of children entering the child protection system has risen dramatically in the last three years with implications for children's services and partner agencies. This timely volume takes a critical look at the impact of the "Munro Review" (2011) on child protection and the Government's response. It looks at questions including how effective Local Safeguarding Children Boards are in providing the necessary scrutiny to ensure children are safe, how the early offer of help at local level might reduce the numbers of children at the critical end of the spectrum and whether reducing regulation from the centre will result in better outcomes for the most vulnerable? Moreover, it also considers those young people who traditionally bypass child protection services but remain at risk of harm. These are critical questions for both policy and practice in understanding the reforms Munro states are required. Contributions from leading experts working in the child protection system review current safeguarding policy and explore the future after "Munro".

     Curtis, W. (2014) Education studies : an issues-based approach. London: SAGE.

    Education Studies continues to grow as a popular undergraduate area of study. This core text addresses themes common to all Education Studies courses. It benefits from a large list of chapters from key contributors at key institutions. This third edition has been completely revised and updated with the addition of seven new chapters. Themes newly explored include gender, research, the power of money and status and alternatives to schooling. This fully comprehensive text is accessibly written, with learning features throughout to encourage students to approach issues critically. Fully up-to-date and covering a huge range of themes for Education Studies students.

    Ball, S.J. (2017) The education debate. 3rd edn. Bristol :Policy Press.

    Since the second edition of this book, the education debate has fiercened. Education policy must ensure economic productivity and competitiveness, but in recent years, debates about its contribution to the worsening of social inequality, particularly in relation to grammar schools, have become increasingly divisive. Ever-changing, stuttering policy can make this a field that's hard to keep track of... a problem that this book solves. Along with extensive updates, this third edition includes a new introduction and updated examples and references throughout. Ball examines new areas of focus, including the emphasis on neuroscience, the increased interest of business in education and the impact of austerity and precarity. Unlike so many other books on education policy, The education debate doesn't simply describe education policy, but captures key debates and themes in this fast-changing field.

     

  • Journals & Eresources

    Eresources for Education

    Academic Search Complete full text of over 5,500 journals 

    Education Source full text education journals, books & conference papers

    Education-line Education-line is a freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice.

    JSTOR archive of Scholarly Journals

    Proquest Education Journals access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

    Education Espresso Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources and embed them effectively into lessons. It covers all year groups and subjects, plus whole-school initiatives such as SEAL and Healthy Schools. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.

    PSHE Association access to teaching resources, key guidance with briefings, training and support from subject experts. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.

    Sciencedirect 
    A large collection of journals for science and social science subjects.

  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here. Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.


    The Department for Education UK government.

    Education in England includes timeline and links to the full text of education reports.

    National Curriculum from September 2014

    National College for teaching and leadership 

    Office of National Statistics

    For government services and information: www.gov.uk

    Educational resources

    BBC schools

    Primary resources free lesson plans and activity ideas.

    Schoolsnet includes lesson plans.

    Teaching Essentials free teaching resources.

    Topmarks teaching resources and educational websites for use in the classroom.