Promote peace at school with this practical guide, which provides a simple four step system for improving wellbeing and nurturing the potential of pupils and staff. It is full of easy-to-implement anti-stress and anti-bullying strategies, plus ideas for getting children interested in peace on a global level.
Highlighting the role of teachers in school change, Teacher Agency, Professional Development and School Improvement explores the important related issues of professional identity, teacher self-efficacy, leadership and autonomy in the context of contested improvement agendas. Providing analytical frameworks and practical models, this book: Offers examples of projects, programmes and narratives to illustrate the role of teachers in school change Invites readers to reconceptualise professional development and re-imagine school improvement Focuses on enabling teacher agency as the foundation for improvement Emphasises the importance of human agency to influence environments, lives and learning Provides strategies for improvement with integrity amidst powerful accountability requirements and external forces for change. At the heart of this book is a fresh perspective on schooling, in which teacher agency is considered a fundamental dimension of professional development and key to school improvement. This raises necessary and challenging questions about purposes and processes in education. With practical ideas and strategies that can be used to inform and evaluate practice and policy, Teacher Agency, Professional Development and School Improvement is essential reading for headteachers and teachers wishing to lead changes to improve their school and for teacher educators who support them.
Contents: List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 "... a difference needs to be made" Chapter 2 Improving Schools in Context Chapter 3 Professional Development, Identity and Agency Chapter 4 The Role of Teachers in Changing Schools Chapter 5 Leading School Cultures to Support Teacher Agency Chapter 6 An Agentic Framework for Education Chapter 7 Agency in Action: Participation and Voice Chapter 8 Agency for Sustainable Futures Index
Author Biography: Judy Durrant is Head of Postgraduate Programmes in the Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
An intimate account of an inner city primary school, which shows how people at Edith Neville primary school approach issues that face urban schools everywhere. This book focuses on the progress of individual children, in some cases from the time they start nursery.
This book argues for a major change both in the daily practice of education and in the curriculum in order to deal with such threats to our collective well-being as environmental damage; intensified global competition; corrosive social inequalities in and between nations in the world; and the need for a new, just and sustainable economic model.
The English schools' system is at a crossroads. This landmark collection of essays brings together some of the country's leading education thinkers and practitioners. Their polemic is intended to help teachers, school leaders, governors, researchers and policy makers think deeply about future directions.
Guiding readers past the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams, this book proves that education's key responsibility should be to create enthusiastic learners who will go on to thrive as adults in a swiftly-changing, dynamic world.