Furlong – ‘Re-tooling the discipline of education’

10 December 2014

John Furlong’s award winning book (2013) provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary field of education in the UK. The final chapter, reproduced here by kind permission of Routledge, summarises ‘re-tooling’ challenges in respect of three dimensions – for professional education, for knowledge mobilisation and for research. Furlong argues that we have to be very clear ‘about what the purpose of university-based study of education actually is’.

Chapter extract from Education – An Anatomy of the Discipline by John Furlong (2013), published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

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