This book traces the development of a fully marketised higher education system in England over a 30-year period, and identifies five distinct stages of market reforms culminating in the Higher Education and Research Act. It employs a critical policy discourse analysis and addresses several key aspects of the current higher education landscape.
Mike Fairclough, renowned headmaster at West Rise Junior School, TES Primary School of the Year, demonstrates how teachers and leaders can cultivate a culture of risk-taking and danger within their students - and themselves.
Mary Myatt's standout book shines an uncompromising light on the things that wise school leaders do. Informed through thousands of conversations over a 20-year career in schools, it argues that the best leaders do not shy away from the tough stuff and shows how to create conditions for productive work which transcend day-to-day difficulties.
Aimed at primary school and trainee teachers, this book gives a comprehensive and field-tested plan for employing a tactical games approach to teaching games and sports in primary schools. This is intended to increase students' motivation, enhance tactical awareness and improve skill development.
Chart your next steps in teaching from finishing your teacher training programme, your probationary year, and then into the settled routine of the second and third years of teaching. Suitable for newly trained teachers and those in their first year.
A guide to a key area of Education Studies BA courses offering an introduction to the emergence of modern and post-modern childhoods. It considers the social construction of childhood through the institutions of education. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students on education studies and related courses.
The Art of Standing Out is the culmination of 18 years' experience as a headteacher for Andrew Morrish. He has a proven record for transforming challenging schools - one that few can match. The founder of a successful MAT, Andrew shares the journey from special measures to outstanding - showing clearly how to create a standout school.
Transforming Play: Teaching Tactics and Game Sense helps you teach general tactics and gross motor skills that students can apply to many sports. The book offers great tools for teaching attack and defense games. Kids learn attack and defense tactics, team formations, and man-to-man and zone defenses.
This manual provides advice on dealing with stress in teaching. It seeks to combine self-help guidance with a core of professional reality to provide solutions that are effective and tailored to the demands of the educational sector. There are case studies from both the UK and abroad.
'The New Middle Leader's Handbook' is the definitive go-to guide for all educators looking to take the leap into middle leadership, those wanting to become better middle leaders, or senior leaders seeking an authoritative manual for their school's middle leadership.
Addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. The author argues that a carefully planned, knowledge-based elementary curriculum is essential to providing the foundations for children's life success.
Bringing together a group of the best creative educational thinkers to reflect on the purpose and future of public education, this collection of original essays by leading social and educational commentators in North America attempts to articulate a vision for education, especially public education, and begin to set an alternative direction.
Richard Garner has spent 36 years reporting on education, working for the Times Educational Supplement, The Mirror, and The Independent. In The Thirty Years War, he retraces the steps of his career, examining the policies, personalities, success.
Using an honest and personal account of Stephen Tierney's own journey as a framework, Liminal Leadership empowers current and prospective school leaders at all levels to scrutinise, polish and advance their skills to build enriching, aspirational and ultimately fulfilling cultures within which to work.
'Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels create great schools' improves the educational outcomes for children by empowering educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts to examine, refine and develop their management skills.
This would be fundamentally about school leadership, but would weave into a series of leadership themes some narrative and anecdotes about government education policy over the last 20 years and the way in which successful schools have navigated the changing policy landscape.
At Michaela, they think differently, overturning many of the ideas that have become insipid orthodoxy in English schools. In this book, 12 Michaela teachers explore 12 controversial ideas that transform the lives of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Everything you always wanted to know about starting your teaching career but never dared to ask! The book will take the NQT through a journey which starts with interviews, leads them through the first visit before taking up the job and then into the first hectic weeks and months.
Shows how to support teachers' leadership of school change. Within a theoretical and policy context, this book: gives practical guidance for integrating inquiry with practice; shows how to encourage collaboration and critical dialogue within and between schools; and, focusses on pupil, teacher and organizational learning.
With the opening of Children's Centres and the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, multi-agency working is now a reality. This book will provide advice and guidance on successful strategies to employ when working with parents and interdisciplinary staff.
This practical and insightful resource on teacher preparation, induction, and retention observes six young, white, female teachers on the job as they develop confidence and competence in instructional, professional, and cultural realms.
Learn practical methods for developing a collaborative environment where teachers and administrators work together to enhance teachers' practices, increase student learning, and produce valuable school processes.
This book, now in paperback, discusses changes to student teacher education globally and in the UK, exploring how student teachers learn through school teaching practices and ideas for developing and maximizing learning opportunities in school-based student teacher education.
Sets out a new vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish. Filled with practical examples and research, this title intends to inspire the change our children urgently need.
A key book covering all the major professional teaching topics that students on teacher training courses in secondary education will need to cover in order to qualify for a career in the classroom. Fully updated to include recent changes in education policy
Draws attention to the education system. This book peers into the hollowness of the education debates and, drawing on thinkers from the ancient Greeks to modern critics, it sets out what we need from our schools.
This book presents fourteen personal real life stories from people at various stages of retiring. These inspirational and illustrated stories will encourage readers to hold up these experiences to their own, learn from comparisons and similarities and extend their own thinking.
Drawing on 40 years of working in challenging schools, and a decade of leading some of the toughest schools in London, this book shows aspiring leaders how to create vibrant centres of learning in our most broken communities.
Changing Schools is a collection of essays by teachers, researchers and administrators who have been on the front line of the revolutionary changes taking place in state education over the last five years.
The Invisible Curriculum series helps teachers discover the secret ingredients that really unlock a child's learning potential. Teaching for Character offers practical advice to help encourage grit and determination in children - important foundations in any future success in or out of school.
The Invisible Curriculum Series gives teachers the secret ingredients to unlock the full potential of children's learning abilities. Too often in formal schooling, creativity and curiosity are taught out of children. Teaching for Creativity offers practical advice on how to ensure that this does not happen.
The Invisible Curriculum series gives teachers the secret ingredients that can fully unlock a child's learning potential. In Teaching for Motivation, Andrew Hammond proves that identifying a child's motivational needs and wants is key to powerful learning.
Fully updated with the 2015 policy updates from the Department for Education and published in partnership with the National Education Trust, this book provides essential information and advice to help schools make best use of the Pupil Premium grant and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.
Many, perhaps even most, schools are not reaching their potential to be places of collective learning. The authors believe that one of the greatest impediments to realizing this vision is the deleterious effect of traditional systems of teacher evaluation. Rather than infantilizing teachers, we need to empower them. This book shows educators how.
Powerful Schools is a practical and pragmatic blueprint, showing how each and every school can grow rich in opportunities for individuals to develop the skills to become more socially and globally mobile, supported by people and organisations who are working to engage them in making the most of these opportunities.