Aiming to help teachers make a fuller contribution to school development, this text provides a guide to "reflective action planning", a teacher-led system for initiating and sustaining educational change.
This handbook has been updated and amended to take account of the National Numeracy Strategy and other developments in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The author offers sound but simple explanations of mathematics in the early years and puts them into action through practical activities.
The "Improving the Quality of Education For All" (IQEA) project aims to strengthen the school's ability to provide high quality education for all its pupils. This book provides practical staff development activities and gives examples of specific changes which have taken place in IQEA schools,
This text incorporates a holistic approach to the development of a curriculum relevant for students experiencing profound and multiple learning difficulties. It incorporates paramedical and therapeutic provision into an inclusive framework.
This work should help all teachers who face challenging behaviour in their classrooms. It offers support and guidance for dealing with issues of behaviour and makes suggestions for building creative relationships in schools.
This guide aims to help staff in mainstream schools and support services to develop more inclusive teaching practices, not only for children with visual impairment but for all children, whether or not they are classified as having special educational needs.
Human relationships are fundamental to educational and social development and increasing importance is being attached to cooperation and collaboration between schools and the community. This book is rooted in the principle that every child and young person has a fundamental entitlement to equal educational opportunities.
Offers an understanding of why boys behave as they do along with a multitude of tried-and-tested approaches for encouraging positive behaviour. This book is suitable for teachers, those working with children and teenagers, undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, and policy makers.
A practical guide to self-evaluation in schools enabling senior and middle leaders and teachers to begin to develop the processes, tools and techniques of self-evaluation. It introduces the main tools of self-evaluation and looks at how schools and individuals in different contexts and roles have successfully used these tools in a holistic way.
Synthesizes an array of research from both the physical and social sciences and shows how these insights can contribute to a better understanding of human learning, especially as this relates to adolescence. This book provides information about the need for transformational change in education.
This invaluable resource has already sold over 105,000 copies and will help you develop thinking skills in your students, promote citizenship and an understanding of democracy, fine-tune study skills and help students acquire the attitude and skills for true independence.
Drawing on a range of case studies to demonstrate the unique interaction between the past and the present which occurs within the professional education context, this book argues 'education biographies' offer a more realistic and nuanced model for early education professional development.
This book consists of a number of case studies about interventions in schools to promote the inclusion of pupils referred to a local authority Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in the north of England. It features stories of success as well as failure.
* Discusses and dissects the intriguingly complex characteristic of motivation in the process of language learning. * Explores recent developments and the most important research directions in the field, including a selection of data--based studies by some of the best--known motivation researchers. .
This is a timely book which is of interest to all those working in schools and with children and young people. It is a guide to this important and highly influential movement which is shaping our educational future.
Drawn from the experience of the Essex Primary School Improvement programme, this book shows how primary schools in the county have improved their standards subsequent to OFSTED inspection. It explores the role of the LEA in supporting schools and their efforts to improve.
Written at a very accessible and practical level, this book introduces strategic management and provides self-development activities to help educators develop a strategy within their own organizations.
Examines the real-life hurdles to implementing innovation, and explains how the best-intended efforts can be stalled by educators who feel burdened by the change process. The author provides a model of leadership along with practical management strategies for building a framework of cooperation between leaders of change and the people they depend.
In this book the authors guide the readers through developing a collective vision, providing professional development, involving stakeholders in decision-making, and building support for change. Each chapter examines a different aspect of the school change process.
Examines how colleges should set an example of behaviour to students in order to maximise their success. The author investigates both the national and international implications and reveals how these simple measures will revitalise not only the world of education but also society.
Focusing on organisation improvement and strategical leadership, this book offers a bank of creative ideas and guidance for teachers already in management positions, and those just starting out reflect on their leadership development.
This book 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.
This book analyzes three previous major change efforts, outlines their strengths and limitations, and offers a successful and sustainable fourth way to integrate teacher professionalism, community engagement, government policy, and accountability.
This book confronts one of the most enduring and controversial issues in education - the nexus between poverty and underachievement. The authors draw upon positive examples of schools which are succeeding in engaging marginalized young people, providing worthwhile forms of learning, and improving young lives.
Is your school dyslexia-friendly? Looking at understanding dyslexia, this book shows you how to involve the whole school in order to achieve a dyslexia-friendly environment. It helps to use an audit tool to discover how dyslexia-friendly your school is, and looks at examples of successful dyslexia-friendly initiatives.
Provides the information needed to begin to create an emotionally literate ethos within a school, along with tools to develop emotionally literate staff and practices over the course of a year. This book contains a range of training modules to create a programme of CPD through staff meetings and INSET.
Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices addresses the changing context and nature of youth, encouraging readers to understand different conceptualizations of youth, issues of identity and the key social practices that give shape to young people's lives in the contemporary period.
Explores the purpose and values of the philosophy of education, and specific issues of contemporary relevance. This book deals with the activity of philosophizing. It is suitable for students studying education studies and teacher education.
This text provides help at coping with the demands of working as a subject leader. Using expert advice, it gives readers the knowledge to feel confident working with senior staff and how to meet the challenges posed by inclusion and managing TAs.
A guide to making learning accessible for primary and secondary school pupils with visual impairment. It shows how, with appropriate support, pupils with visual impairment in mainstream schools can have as rewarding an experience of education as their sighted peers. It also includes guidance on activities within and outside the classroom.
Why do girls do increasingly well at school, yet men still dominate senior positions in adult life? In this provocative and original book, Susan Pinker examines how fundamental gender differences play out at school and at work.
Takes the view that marginalization, exclusion and underachievement take many forms and affect many different kinds of child. This book delineates a definition of inclusion to meet the needs of those children who are marginalized by the school system, and asks how this situation can be remedied.