Offering insights and solutions, this book acts as a practical guide to coach practitioners in their personal and professional development, helping them to raise the achievement of children exhibiting challenging behaviour. It draws practitioners towards a holistic understanding of ourselves and how we impact on children's learning and behaviour.
Illustrates that, to engage properly with pedagogy, we need to apply cultural, historical and international perspectives, as well as evidence on how children most effectively learn and teachers most productively teach. This book includes chapters on various themes, such as the benefits and hazards of international comparison, and more.
Suitable for SENCos and teachers responsible for managing Teaching Assistants, this title provides guidance and practical support in deploying, training and monitoring the effectiveness of Teaching Assistants. It explores a variety of ways in which you can deploy your Teaching Assistants, emphasizing the importance of teamwork.
Significant changes in the policy and social context of teaching have had substantial implications for teacher professionalism. This work provides an understanding both how these changes are impacting on teaching and how teachers might change their practice for the better.
Examines fundamental ideas and issues related to education studies, explores educational contexts, and offers study and research guidance. This book addresses the following questions: Do private schools legitimise privilege? Should the liberal state support religious schooling? And do schools contribute to social and community cohesion?
Focuses on the innovative practices for preparing teachers to work in inclusive classrooms and schools around the world. Drawing on both pre and inservice training methods, this book considers themes including social and political challenges regarding teacher education and innovative approaches to teacher training.
What lessons can we learn from the relationship between policy-makers and schools over the life of the 'New' Labour and its predecessor Conservative government? This book considers the impact of educational policies on those who have to translate political priorities into the day to day work of schools and classrooms.
Offers guidance for education practitioners on how to use an inquiry-based approach in responding to learner diversity. This book explains how to use various research methods, including visual methods that can be used to gather the views of children and young people. It features examples of innovative approaches for doing research with children.
This title reflects many of the professional challenges experienced by those who are and who aspire to become teacher educators. It brings together a range of papers on a scale rarely seen with a geographic spread that enhances our understanding of the journey undertaken by those who would be teachers of teachers.
Against the background of globalization and campaigns to provide basic education for all the world's children, this title compares primary and elementary schooling in England, France, India, Russia and the United States. It is structured around three levels of analysis: systems, school and classrooms.
In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though it often fails to do so. Bruner looks past the issue of achieving individual competence to the question of how education equips individuals to participate in the culture on which life and livelihood depend.
This book offers an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and contributions of urban primary schools. The authors set urban education in the wider social context of structural disadvantage, poverty, oppression and exclusion, and reassert some critical urban educational concerns.
This book presents the concept of ethical knowledge as it is revealed, as it is challenged, and as it may be used in schools. The book combines empirical expressions of teachers' beliefs and practices with a discussion of the connections between the moral dimensions of schooling and applied professional ethics in teaching.
Shows how the cycle of educational alienation can be broken, to enable parents and schools to work together to contribute to children's educational, social and emotional well-being. This book is a useful reading for teachers and trainee teachers, child psychologists, educational psychologists and social workers.
The book argues that, for 'every school a great school' to become a reality, requires a move from individual school improvement efforts and short term objectives to a sustainable system-wide response that seeks to re-establish a balance between national prescription and schools leading reform.
The author considers music playing traditions which have developed physical mastery to serve expressive ends. He asks how well performance proper has stood up and where its unique value lies. Aimed at students of aesthetics, the philosophy of music, musicologists and performance specialists.
This text stresses the importance of professional development of teachers in the quest to raise the standards in schools. It covers topics such as managing professional development in a human resources context, government policy, initial teacher training and the school development plan.
This title provides a contemporary introduction to the key issues in educational philosophy and theory. Exploring developments as well as important ideas from the 20th century, this book aims to make philosophy of education relevant to everyday practice for teachers.
This book is designed to help teachers to think through the possibilities and protocols of consulting students about teaching and learning and to consider how to do this within the context of their own school.
In 2001, The Guardian launched a competition called 'The School I'd Like', in which young people were asked to imagine their ideal school. This groundbreaking book presents material drawn from that competition, offering a unique snapshot of
Designed for both individual teachers and school teams, this text demonstrates how to approach and manage disruptive students and behaviour through a series of detailed strategies presented in the context of a research base and complete with case studies.
Drawing on various developments in the sociology of knowledge, this book provides conceptual tools for people to think and debate about knowledge and education in different ways. It provides expositions of difficult ideas at the interface of epistemology and the sociology of knowledge, and links theoretical issues and practical/policy questions.
There is a growing awareness at government level that creativity is not so different to the current desire of educating children for the workforce. The author considers a variety of issues and perspectives raised by this new attention on creativity.
Ideal for those new to teaching Research Methods, as well as more experienced instructors looking for new ways to engage their students, this applied resource places 100 activities - each accompanied by tutor notes and students handouts (also downloadable) - right at the instructor's fingertips
Paul Garvey uses his experience as a teacher, inspector and a National Strategies consultant to advise educators and schools on how his Talk For Teaching method can help them take control of their Professional Development - without it increasing costs or taking up valuable lesson time.
In a professional learning community, teachers are organized into teams, committed to meeting on a regular basis to study their teaching strategies and the effects of those strategies on the students in their classrooms. Whatever the organizational structure, the teams have one goal, that is to improve teaching so that student learning is improved.