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In this professorial lecture Roy Lowe highlights important research on the debate on teaching in Britain in the post-Second World War era. He begins by reflecting on recent trends in the study of history of education and goes on to argue the need for research which is socially aware and ...
Whatever Happened to Progressivism?: The Demise of Child-centred Education in Modern Britain
In this professorial lecture Roy Lowe highlights important research on the debate on teaching in Britain in the post-Second World War era. He begins by reflecting on recent trends in the study of history of education and goes on to argue the need for research which is socially aware and sensitive to the political and social trends that underlie classroom practice. He also suggests that historians of education have something to say about the wider issues confronting the global community at this time. This lecture shows how stereotypes have developed around ways we perceive developments in teaching since 1944 and then suggests the need for a new look at the debate on the school curriculum. Important new research evidence is used to provide fresh insights into the debate on how children should be taught and what they should be taught in the years following the Second World War.
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9.30 USD

Whatever Happened to Progressivism?: The Demise of Child-centred Education in Modern Britain

by Roy Lowe
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Only the Curious Shall Thrive: Strategies for Lifelong Learners to Formulate Insightful Questions
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9.440000 USD

Only the Curious Shall Thrive: Strategies for Lifelong Learners to Formulate Insightful Questions

by Atul Pant
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Statutory Induction: A fair deal for all?
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5.58 USD

Statutory Induction: A fair deal for all?

by Sara Bubb
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Taking as his starting point the accreditation model of school appraisal, and with the support of an ECIS Fellowship, Michael Matthews has developed an approach to appraisal that has withstood the test of implementation. It is modular, allowing it to be tailored to any role in the school, and modified ...
Appraisal for Teachers and Heads in International Schools
Taking as his starting point the accreditation model of school appraisal, and with the support of an ECIS Fellowship, Michael Matthews has developed an approach to appraisal that has withstood the test of implementation. It is modular, allowing it to be tailored to any role in the school, and modified to suit a particular context.
14.78 USD

Appraisal for Teachers and Heads in International Schools

by Michael Matthews
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For K-6 teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: * ...
Ready to Use Conflict Resolution Activities for Elementary Students
For K-6 teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: * Conflict-Resolution Activities for Educators helping the teacher model appropriate behaviors through 12 self- empowerment activities. * Building the Groundwork for Conflict Resolution 29 activities to help students build their own positive identity and deal with inner-directed anger. * Conflict-Resolution Activities for Your Classroom 69 activities develop children's conflict-solving skills and reduce their anger toward others. * Conflict-Resolution Acitivites for Your School 19 activities, including those that alert students to bullies and what can be done to prevent bullying.
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13.58 USD
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This important and much-needed book is based on a longitudinal study of fifty new teachers during their first years in the classroom. It highlights the cases of ten, whose stories vividly illustrate the joys and disappointments of new teachers in today's schools. The book documents why they entered teaching, what ...
Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools
This important and much-needed book is based on a longitudinal study of fifty new teachers during their first years in the classroom. It highlights the cases of ten, whose stories vividly illustrate the joys and disappointments of new teachers in today's schools. The book documents why they entered teaching, what they encountered in their schools, and how they decided whether to stay or move on to other schools or other lines of work. By tracking these teachers' eventual career decisions, Finders and Keepers reveals what really matters to new teachers as they set out to educate their students. The book uncovers the importance of the school site and the crucial role that principals and experienced teachers play in the effective hiring and induction of the next generation of teachers. Staffing the nation's schools presents both challenges and opportunities.For teacher educators, district administrators, educational policymakers, teachers, principals, and staff development professionals, Finders and Keepers provides valuable insights about how to better serve new teachers and the students they teach. 'At a time when expectations of teachers have never been higher or the challenges of teaching more daunting, Johnson and her project team show how the choice to stay or leave is forged in the early months of becoming a teacher through hiring practices, pay and other resources, relationships with students, colleagues or administrators, and opportunities for learning and leadership. This book should compel attention from anyone concerned with the future of teaching' - Judith Warren Little, Carol Liu Professor in Education Policy Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.' Finders and Keepers is a must read for superintendents, district administrators, principals and anyone who cares about the retention and recruitment of high-quality teachers to public schools. The book is both informative and insightful, and above all, it inspires the reader to action' - Arlene Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District. 'Knowledgeable, skilled and caring teachers represent our best hope for educating all our students well. Finders and Keepers , about real teachers in real schools, tells us how we can overcome impediments together, creating a more genuine profession for teachers and more learner-centered schools for all our students' - Adam Urbanski, president, Rochester Teachers Association and director, Teacher Union Reform Network.'If you think that this generation of teachers is like the last one, think again. Not only is this book full of insights about the desires and needs of new teachers, but it also provides compelling stories about what the best schools do to keep them and grow their skills. It is a must-read for policymakers, superintendents, principals, and everybody else who cares about quality education' - Kati Haycock, director, Education Trust, Washington, D.C.
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11.81 USD
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Lessons Learned gives unprecedented access to the university president's office, providing a unique set of reflections on the challenges involved in leading both research universities and liberal arts colleges. In this landmark book, William Bowen, former president of Princeton University and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and coauthor of ...
Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President
Lessons Learned gives unprecedented access to the university president's office, providing a unique set of reflections on the challenges involved in leading both research universities and liberal arts colleges. In this landmark book, William Bowen, former president of Princeton University and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and coauthor of the acclaimed best-seller The Shape of the River, takes readers behind closed faculty-room doors to discuss how today's colleges and universities serve their age-old missions. With extraordinary candor, clarity, and good humor, Bowen shares the sometimes-hard lessons he learned about working with trustees, faculty, and campus groups; building an effective administrative team; deciding when to speak out on big issues and when to insist on institutional restraint; managing dissent; cultivating alumni and raising funds; setting academic priorities; fostering inclusiveness; eventually deciding when and how to leave the president's office; and much more. Drawing on more than four decades of experience, Bowen demonstrates how his greatest lessons often arose from the missteps he made along the way, and how, when it comes to university governance, there are important general principles but often no single right answer. Full of compelling stories, insights, and practical wisdom, Lessons Learned frames the questions that leaders of higher education will continue to confront at a complex moment in history.
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11.49 USD
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How are the processes of increasing ethnic and racial diversity reflected in European schools? How do children and educators experience and perceive interethnic relations in schools? This book examines the issues of interethnic coexistence, the management of ethnic diversity, xenophobic and racial attitudes and, in particular, the under-researched topic of ...
Children's Voices: Studies of Interethnic Conflict and Violence in European Schools
How are the processes of increasing ethnic and racial diversity reflected in European schools? How do children and educators experience and perceive interethnic relations in schools? This book examines the issues of interethnic coexistence, the management of ethnic diversity, xenophobic and racial attitudes and, in particular, the under-researched topic of interethnic violence among children in the school environment. Drawing together qualitative and quantitative data across five European countries it offers an insight into the views, personal experiences and responses of children from different ethnic backgrounds to interethnic violence in European schools. International contributors from England, Slovenia, Cyprus, Italy and Austria come together to provide a comparative study of experiences of interethnic conflict and violence in primary and secondary school classrooms. Each chapter focuses on positive measures that can combat discrimination, providing examples of good practice as well as considering the position of the school in promoting citizenship in an increasingly global world. By examining the experiences and perspectives of children, educators and experts, the book provides up-to-date research findings in the field and suggests key mechanisms for addressing interethnic violence in schools. With support, schools can play a key role in alleviating interethnic tensions and combatting ethnocentrism through the implementation of strong policies, acting as 'protected spaces'. Children's Voices: Studies of interethnic conflict and violence in European schools is of international relevance both within Europe, and beyond, and will appeal to researchers, teachers and policy makers concerned with race equality in the classroom.
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5.200000 USD
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A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her ...
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: * leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen * devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning * expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools * pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not merit pay based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores * encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.
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10.65 USD
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According to conventional wisdom, American public schools have suffered a terrible decline and are in need of dramatic reform. Today's high school students, it is alleged, display an ignorance of things that every elementary student knew a generation ago. American business leaders warn that rising illiteracy and innumeracy threaten our ...
The Way We Were: Debunking the Myth of America's Declining Schools
According to conventional wisdom, American public schools have suffered a terrible decline and are in need of dramatic reform. Today's high school students, it is alleged, display an ignorance of things that every elementary student knew a generation ago. American business leaders warn that rising illiteracy and innumeracy threaten our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Political scientists worry that poor schooling is undermining the very foundations of our democracy as American adults exercise their citizenship on the basis of dumbed-down sound-bites. But are things really that bad? What evidence are these criticisms based on, and does it hold up under examination? In this book, Richard Rothstein analyzes the statistical and anecdotal evidence and shows that public schools, by and large, are not falling down on the job of educating our children. To the contrary, by many measures they are doing better than in the past. Minority students have improved their test scores significantly, and overall dropout rates have fallen. Moreover, our schools educate more poor children, and more children whose native language is foreign, than ever before. Further improvement in American education, Rothstein argues, should be based on an accurate appraisal of strengths and weaknesses rather than on exaggeration. Rothstein shows in convincing detail how standardized tests comparing American students' performance today with that of the past, and with student performance internationally, frequently confuse apples with oranges. The nation's student population today is very different from that of decades ago and from the student population in other nations. As critics of public education promote private alternatives and politicians debate the value of standardized national testing, The Way We Were? is especially timely.
10.55 USD
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