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Teaching in the Knowledge Society

7, 31/05/2003, £23.95
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.

De-Cluttered School : How to Create a Cleaner, Calmer and Greener Lear

Paperback, 04/02/2010, £15.99
A practical, step-by-step guide designed to justify, inspire and support the whole process of clearing out the sheer amount of stuff that schools accumulate.

Tribute to Caroline Benn

Paperback, 01/09/2005, £28.99

Policy-making And Policy Learning

Paperback, 10/01/2007, £18.99
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.

Evaluation for school development

Paperback, 01/06/1989, £29.99
Teachers and other educationalists are increasingly expected to carry out evaluations of new initiatives. This book provides a guide to evaluations, the primary focus of which is on practice.

Education and the Middle Class

Paperback, 01/01/2003, £26.99
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.

Teaching and Targets

Paperback, 11/07/2002, £42.99
More publicly accountable than ever, teachers, school managers and governors are expected to know how their school is performing and how to improve that performance. By exploring target setting, this book helps achieve these goals.

Evidence-Based Practice in Education

Paperback, 30/11/2003, £28.99
Addresses questions such as: What is evidence based practice? How does it operate? What are the arguments against it?

Improving urban schools

7, 01/03/2006, £26.99
The book includes vivid accounts of these activities to shed light on what really happens in urban schools, and presents practical strategies for school leaders and practitioners who want to make a difference in urban schools.

Student's Perspectives on Schooling

Paperback, 01/12/2008, £22.99
This book explores how schools might be transformed for the better, by giving greater weight to the views of students and involving learners in decision-making processes

Urban Youth and Schooling

Paperback, 01/06/2010, £26.99
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.

Excellence in education:the making of great schools

7, 20/12/2004, £105.00
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.

Excellence in Education

7, 01/01/2005, £22.99
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.

Developing school

Paperback, 18/05/1989, £26.99
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.

Consorting and collaborating in the education market place

Paperback, 14/09/1995, £41.99
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.

Voice of the Child: A Handbook for Professionals

7, 20/12/1995, £40.99
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.

Creating a Vision for Your School: Moving from Purpose to Practice

Paperback, 08/02/2007, £29.99
This book offers guidelines for involving staff, parents, and students in school development, with a CD-ROM of reproducibles to customize the program to your own school culture.

What's Race Got to do with it? How Current School Reform Policy Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality

Paperback, 30/01/2015, £25.95
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.

A-Z of School Improvement

Paperback, 28/03/2013, £24.99

Education Policy Unravelled 2ed

Paperback, 06/10/2016, £24.99
Derek Kassem is the first author of the previous edition.

From Exam Factories To Communities Of Discovery

Paperback, 01/12/2011, £15.99
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.

Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment: v. 1: Pt. 12

Paperback, 28/05/2005, £5.25
Offers practical advice on using and improving assessment for learning in the classroom.

Are London's Schools Meeting The Needs Of Today's Young People?

Paperback, 17/05/2010, £5.00
This lecture proposes that high-achieving schools should receive financial incentives from the Government to take in the full ability range of students living in London.

Improving Induction: Research Based Best Practice for Schools

Paperback, 01/08/2002, £38.99
Induction - the first year of a teacher's career - is a crucial, and potentially difficult, period. This title is based on a comprehensive nationwide research project into the implementation and effectiveness of contemporary statutory regulations covering induction in England.

Beyond The School Gates

Paperback, 08/04/2011, £37.99
Around the world, schools are being asked to offer new services to students, families and communities in order to overcome the effects of disadvantage. This book critically examines the role of full service and extended schools.

Self-Improving Schools: The Journey to Excellence

Paperback, 15/03/2016, £12.99
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.

Inside the Primary Black Box

Paperback, 01/12/2009, £5.50

Regenerating Schools: Leading the Transformation of Standards and Services Through Community Engagement

7, 21/08/2008, £37.99
Schools acting alone cannot achieve the greatest possible improvement and transformation under the conditions that currently prevail. This book aims to help senior leaders re-imagine and transform the partnership between their school and its community, and develop the capacity to lead that change.

Pendulum Swings: Transforming School Reform

Paperback, 01/03/2010, £20.99
Since 1988, education reform has been driven by what the author shows to be a delusion. As the pendulum swings towards a general election in 2010, this book argues that New Labour's education policies have become the single biggest obstacle to school improvement.

Unsafe Gods: Security, Secularism and Schooling

Paperback, 15/01/2014, £23.99

Learning Futures

Paperback, 28/03/2011, £27.99
Drawing on ten years of research into educational innovation, this book challenges the often adopted notion of a single, linear educational future. Considering alternative strategies for conceptualising the future of education, Facer takes into account the challenges that future decades may face.

What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education

Paperback, 10/07/2008, £14.99
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.

Making Evidence Matter: A New Perspective for Evidence-informed Policy-making in Education

Paperback, 13/09/2013, £24.99
This book re-examines the arguments in favour of an evidence-informed approach to education policy; spotlights the factors that lead to a wide variety of evidence being disregarded by policy makers; and sets out why a paradigm of partnership between researchers and policy makers is required in order to improve the future for policy development.

Are We Nearly There Yet?: Progress, Issues, and Possible Next Steps for a Self-improving School System

Paperback, 18/03/2014, £5.99
The DfE's 2010 white paper 'The Importance of Teaching' set out the Coalition's aim to 'create a school system which is self-improving'. In this inaugural lecture, Toby Greany assesses progress to date and the Coalition Government's approach to developing a self-improving system.

Creativity and the Curriculum

Paperback, 03/06/2014, £5.99
Creativity is a vital aspect of the human world and a central element of society, so it is also a desirable outcome of education. This lecture examines the place of creativity in education in national curricula, and critically examines what should be done to enhance it.

Who Needs Examinations?: A Story Of Climbing Ladders And Dodging Snakes

Paperback, 15/09/2014, £14.99
School examinations do little to test deep understanding, blight the secondary curriculum, cause students great anxiety, pervert the job of teaching, and favour families who can manipulate admission arrangements. Why do we cling to an institution which may have been all the rage in the 1860s but has been under fire in every generation since?

Education Epidemic

Paperback, 28/06/2003, £10.00

Multiprofessional Communication: Making Systems Work for Children

Paperback, 01/08/2008, £22.99
The book draws on complexity theory to provide the analytical tools for exploring and developing the communication systems that underpin effective multiprofessional practice.

Hope and Education

Paperback, 19/12/2002, £38.99
This book is a welcome addition to the thinking about education and education policy making at a time when the future of education is highly politicised and very negative.

Teachers Matter

Paperback, 01/03/2007, £27.99
This book examines the nature of successful school leadership: what it is, what it looks like in practice & what are the consequences for schools & pupils.

Against the flow

Paperback, 05/06/2003, £40.99
This book calls for education to become an end in itself, as opposed to the means to an end, and for a place to be found in contemporary education for the spiritual, the aesthetic and the ethical.

Future of the Curriculum: School Knowledge in the Digital Age

Paperback, 23/04/2013, £14.99
An examination of curriculum innovations that are shaped by new ideas about digital media and learning.

Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform

Hardback, 17/10/2013, £49.00
Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.



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