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.
David Didau and Nick Rose attempt to lay out the evidence and theoretical perspectives on what they believe are the most important and useful psychological principles of which teacher ought to be aware.
Edited by Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at leading teaching union ATL, Managing Teacher Workload brings together leading educationalists to discuss real, practical ways to solve the biggest problem in the profession: how to bring to an end the excessive working hours that have left morale for many at rock-bottom.
Most books on teaching ask teachers to be inspirational, to operate at 100 miles an hour with creativity oozing out of every pore. Dominic Salles says that's unsustainable. But you can get brilliant results using some simple practices taken from the myriad of educational research on classroom practices.
Explores the inter-relationship between the three fields and considers how these relationships have informed teaching practice, especially in the school context. In this book, reflective exercises, interviews, chapter summaries and useful websites will encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts.
Diversity and inclusion are issues very much at the forefront of education policy, and are covered in every childhood course. This book explains the issues and helps trainee teachers demonstrate good practice in this area.
This Open University Reader critically examines educational issues of equity, diversity and social justice and how they are socially, culturally, economically rooted in educational practice across diverse educational settings and all sectors. It highlights research and good practice and pedagogies that support social justice and inclusivity.
This book engages readers with real-world scenarios and critical reviews on the growth of inclusive education around the world. It investigates education, equity, and the sociocultural differences in public education systems.
Provides a blueprint for educators in various settings to construct the ideal conditions for effective learners to grow and develop. This title offers a range of practical suggestions and ideas to construct the ideal conditions for the characteristics of effective learners to flourish.
A guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, it draws on a method of brief integrative counselling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work in an often pressured and time-limited setting.
By focusing on talent management, and providing frameworks and explanations of key issues, this book details how to develop talented members of staff - a process that can ultimately help with building high performance schools and leadership depth.
This book is about three examples of schools being transformed, not just temporarily but permanently with only one change of "personnel" - the head teacher. Otherwise the staff were unchanged, the pupil intake remained the same, but test and exam results below acceptable levels, and they were problems to their local education authorities.
From the Inter-generational Mentoring Community project, which develops the next generation of academic leaders, comes formation mentoring, a process to enable faculty to recover, sustain, and further develop a sense of vocation, mission, and purpose.
What is legitimate knowledge? What is the relationship between the collection and analysis of data? Looking at the theory and practice of researching education, this book examines the philosophical, historical, political and social contexts of research and the implications of these for the collection and analysis of data.
Unsure about where to do your placement? Scared about what might await you? Keen to make the most of every moment? This title guides students through the process of conceiving, planning, attending and learning from their educational placement.
Meet Furious - sixteen, handsome and completely out of control. Nothing frightens him and no one can get through to him. Now meet Munchkin - a sweet kid with glasses who's an easy target and needs protecting. Then there's Seething and Deranged, two girls who are brimming with bad attitude.
"Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, best known for his work Pedagogy of the Oppressed, challenged education plans that contributed to the marginalization of minorities and the poor. Freire believed tha"
Exploring key issues in professional life such as how we define ourselves, how we learn as professionals, and what impact current changes and challenges are having on the nature of professional work, this book will offer a rounded selection of perspectives on professional life.
Using Helene Cixous' notion of 'l'ecriture feminine' as an analogy for transformational learning and an investigative tool, Hoult explores why some adult learners are able to survive and thrive in the education system, despite facing significantly more challenges than the average student.
An accompanying volume to the National Science Education Standards. Focusing on the teacher as the primary player in assessment, this book offers assessment guidelines and explores how they can be adapted to the individual classroom. It features examples, definitions, illustrative vignettes, and practical suggestions to help teachers.
Education has undergone significant and substantial changes over the decades. This book reviews these transformations and sets them into a broader context of social change. It draws on sociological perspectives and empirical data to explore the consequences of change for schools, teachers, parents and learners.
This book offers a range of practical strategies, underpinned by relevant research, which lecturers can implement when charged with working with first year students in order to ease their transition to higher education.
Drawing on research carried out as part of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme, this work discusses the potential of consultation as a strategy for signalling a more partnership-oriented relationship in teaching and learning. It also examines the challenges of introducing and sustaining consultative practices.
Actor-network theory (ANT) has enjoyed wide uptake in the social sciences, particularly in science and technology studies, and is increasingly attracting the attention of educational researchers. This title traces how learning and practice emerge, shows what scales are at play, and demonstrates what this means for educational possibilities.
Covers topics such as motivation, troublesome classroom behavior, ability grouping, inclusive education, personalized learning, and testing achievement and underachievement. This title is suitable for students studying, researching and writing at M level on PGCE courses, as well as those on other secondary education courses and masters degrees.
Developing a teaching portfolio is becoming central to a career in education in the United States, and this practical handbook is a useful guide through the process. The text focuses on the needs of early childhood practitioners, and the demands placed on their learning and continuing career development.
Teaching isn't all about teaching, new teachers quickly realize that they need to be lion tamers too. This title tells teachers what the teacher training didn't, and offers strategies for dealing with the common, and extreme, classroom scenarios. It helps teachers, old and new, to assert their authority in the classroom.