This Practical guide to curriculum studies will help to form a better understanding of curriculum planning and development. Written in line with FENTO and ILT guidelines for experienced and student teachers, this text encourages the user to learn through doing.
Can education be run as a profitable business and still be driven by a humanitarian vision? SABIS[registered] shows the answer is yes. This title tells the definitive history of SABIS[registered], the organisation that is changing the world through education.
Presents an overview of various aspects of secondary school life - through the eyes of its students. This book examines how student experiences can help teachers to take stock of their teaching styles and methodologies, and allows a look at the way schools are run on a daily basis.
Education is the platform for our success or failure. The critical question is: is our system fit for purpose? Will our children be equipped to face the challenges the future holds; the rapidly changing employment patterns and the global environmental, economic and social crises ahead of us? This book explores these questions.
Is education about meeting new targets, whether they be in mathematics or management? Or is it about developing socially responsible, creative and enthusiastic learners? Terry Wrigley excoriates current thinking in 2003 and offers a new vision of school development with inspiring examples.
Tells the stories of four schools that have successfully put in place democratic and critical educational practices as guides to their entire curriculum. The schools studied also face the real challenges of limited budgets, insufficient human resources, the weight of bureaucratic rules, and escalating demands for higher standards and excellence.
This work aims to transform the study of school reform, development and improvement. It not only provides an overview of policy developments, professional and political issues, research findings and their history; it also relates such thinking to case studies.
With this guide to mindful practice, teachers will learn how to use mindfulness in their own professional and personal lives as well as how to incorporate it in their teaching to support student wellbeing.
As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy Crehan was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on lessons from `top-performing' education systems. She resolved to find out what was really going on in the classrooms of countries whose teenagers ranked top in the world in reading, maths and science.
This text provides an analysis of the efforts to establish systems of self- managing schools around the world. The core of this book is the description of the transformation of the education system in the state of Victoria, Australia.
Effective change leading to school improvement is the focus of this practical text. Designed to be dipped into, or read as a whole, the contributors recount their experiences of effecting change in schools in one inner-city LEA.
A fresh look at school improvement from the perspective of professional development. Written to aid teachers in taking the initiative in identifying areas in need of improvement and finding ways of making the necessary changes.
New education laws call for new testing, accountablity and reports cards at the state, district and school levels. Despite the enormous reach of these new developments, few people actually understand them. This book makes these laws and their implications clear.
School inspection under OFSTED continues to generate discussion and controversy. This book is a contribution to the wide debate about the role and function of OFSTED inspection, particularly as it relates to school improvement and raising standards.
Teacher support is a much-used but little-defined concept. It is often used with little explanation the nature of the support required. This title draws from the real-life experiences and perceptions of primary and secondary school teachers and documents their ideas on how they define their job, the difficulties they face and the support they need.
In this unique, thought-provoking book, Clive Harber argues that while schooling can play a positive role, violence towards children originating in the schools system itself is common, systematic and widespread and that schools play a significant
In this book, eighteen of Britain's leading educational practitioners and specialists examine why our education system is persistently failing so many young people, and they propose a range of practical and achievable solutions.
Success Against the Odds - Five Years On revisits eleven schools, in a variety of disadvantaged areas, that were studied five years ago to see if they are still managing to do well in the current climate.
This book is based on the changes a five year-old, Angelica will see in her lifetime. It predicts that the career of teaching will change and the work of the professional educator will differ significantly.
There is growing demand for education to look to research results to provide the evidence to inform choices and decisions about educational matters. This book explores the view that education should become more evidence-based by considering the relationship between research and practice in the context of the science curriculum.
In classrooms that operate as learning communities, the social and learning purposes advance together through all participants being involved and engaged in building knowledge. This book demonstrates a new way of seeing and managing classrooms.
Divided into four sections, the first examines the ends of education and outlines a conception of education as an initiation into critical enquiry and the personal art of learning. The middle sections consider aesthetic education. The final section offers appraisals of figures in the arts field.
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.
Orphaned at the age of nine, Mikey Cuddihy left the US to board at the experimental Summerhill School. Like Hideous Kinky, this memoir describes coming of age in the strange and dangerous world of the unravelling social experiment of the late 1960s.
This text is a step-by-step guide to how the quality of teaching and learning in schools can be improved through the development of organizational capacity and professional networking. The book is designed for the National College of School Leadership's Networked Learning Community scheme.
Sir Cyril Taylor and Conor Ryan present a thorough examination of the characteristics of a high-performing school. The text draws on numerous case studies of successful schools, as well as showing how previously failing schools have been turned around.
Discusses all the elements that have contributed to improvements including: improving the quality of the leadership team; the setting of targets and use of data; curriculum innovation; improved discipline and order; and the designation of nearly 2,000 schools as specialist schools. This book can serve as a manual for school improvement.
This book provides practical guidelines and a framework for teachers as they try to develop their schools. Leadership, the management of curriculum change and INSET for development are areas covered and supported by case study illustrations.
Bringing together the frameworks to investigate the role that race plays in hallmark policies of neoliberal school reforms such as school closings, high-stakes testing, and charter school proliferation, this book examines how that reform expands racial and economic inequality, and share grassroots stories of resistance to these reforms.
This work proposes that we have a one-time chance to reshape the future of teaching and schooling and that we should seize this historic opportunity. Hargreaves sets out what it means to teach in the new knowledge society - to prepare young people for a world of creativity.
In this book, leading experts on 14-19 education and training explore the concept of policy-learning and examine recent policies and policy-making in England and Scotland. It will be of interest to all those involved in, or affected by, policy-making in the increasingly high-profile and politically charged field of 14-19 education.