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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covers various aspects of school leadership, from the decisions senior school leaders need to make such as running meetings, staffing and communication with staff and pupils to the difference between management and leadership and curriculum involvement including monitoring evaluation and self-evaluation.
This text offers descriptions and analyses of some of the different ways in which schools and other educational institutions have started to establish new collaborative relationships in today's competitive educational marketplace.
This collection provides a guide to the legal requirements surrounding children's rights. The book discusses the practicalities and problems of listening to the child in educational, social and health settings.
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.
Read about the contributions made to the exciting fields of Arts Education, Curriculum Studies and Qualitative Research by Professor Eisner, who has spent 40 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues.
Situates school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from interviews with business leaders, and classroom observations in some of the country's leading suburban schools, the author analyzes performance by considering the skills future workers will need in order to get a good job.
What do America's children learn about American history, American values, and human decency? Who decides? In this absorbing book, Jonathan Zimmerman tells the dramatic story of conflict, compromise, and more conflict over the teaching of history and morality in 20th Century America.
Every year the UK A-level results bring a tide of questions about their quality and standard. One option already available to schools and students is the baccalaureate system. Covering national and international approaches, the IBO and more, this
It is often assumed that for middle class and academically able children, schooling is a straightforward process that leads to academic success. Based on the biographies of 350 young men and women who might have been considered 'destined for success' at the start of their secondary schooling, this book maps out the educational pathways they took.
This book critically engages with contemporary notions of 'at risk' youth. It explores the complexity of urban, working-class young people's relationships with education and schooling and discusses strategies for addressing these issues.