The objective of a dissertation is to add to studies and research that already exists in the chosen field. When choosing a dissertation subject the author should attempt to be focused rather than wide-ranging. This is the only manner in which literature can be kept at a manageable level and a certain outcome sought. Also keeping the topic focused will help the author to work within the given cost and time constraints. Staying focused helps when setting the aims, objectives and questions with clarity and conciseness. Further, this research question should also reflect the research setting and prove that the study took place. To help you to narrow down your education dissertation to a specific topic, we have suggested many throughout this article, relating to the sub-topics of pre-school education, primary school education, collegiate education, university education, teacher education, private school education, home schooling, adult education and holistic education.
Preschool education in the United Kingdom and most other countries refers to any education or formal schooling that children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years go through. Possible topics in this area that maybe used as an education dissertation topic are:
Known as primary school education or elementary school education in most of the developed world broadly covers students attending school between age six and 12 or 13 years of age. Issues for education dissertations in this area include:
Collegiate education, or high school education as it is popularly known, broadly covers the formal education available to students between the ages of 13 or 14 to 17 or 18. This is also known as secondary school education and consists of Ordinary Levels and Advanced Level or, as known in Australia and some other countries, SSC and HSC exams. There are a range of subjects in this area to be discussed, and any of the following could be used as a basis for your education dissertation research:
Undergraduate, post-graduate and college education can all be broadly considered under this section. Topics on university education that you could use as an education dissertation topic can include:
Teaching is a vocation and whether the individual is a pre-school teacher, a primary school teacher, a secondary school teacher or a university professor the role filled by them is an important one. Here are some different topics that you could discuss in your education dissertation:
Today more and more parents are opting to send their children to private schools, even though it is very expensive and not funded by the public. If you are considering this area for your education dissertation, there are some suggestions for your specific area of research below.
95% of the schools in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia are publicly funded schools that offer elementary and secondary education for students between the ages of 6 and 18. The area of public school education offers many topics for discussion:
Home schooling refers to any time when children are educated at home instead of being enrolled in a public or private school? Here are some further discussions in this area that you could use in your education dissertation.
Adult education can be professional and vocation-based. This is becoming increasingly popular and will provide you with a number of topics (some of which are proposed below) to base your education dissertation on.
Holistic education is based on educating children to be well-rounded individuals. This may be an interesting area to focus your education dissertation on.
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