Divide And School

Author: John Abraham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317856163
Format: PDF, Docs
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women Class And Education

Author: Jane Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135357587
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Making use of theory, reflection, narrativity and auto/biographical writing, Jane Thompson provides a comprehensive understanding of what learning really means, and what education can contribute to the struggles of working class women intent on changing the circumstances of their lives. Organized into three parts, in the first section, Thompson draws on autobiographical experience to root theoretical understanding in the authority of personal knowledge. In part two, she illustrates how theoretical analysis can inform arguments about women's changing relationships to class, community, consciousness and education. In the final part, she provides detailed examples of educational work she has been involved in with working class women. Containing vivid autobiographical narratives from women in England and Northern Ireland, Women, Class and Education explores compelling personal narratives that underline the importance of feminism as a source of political inspiration, social analysis and change.

Debates in English Teaching

Author: Jon Davison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136829369
Format: PDF, ePub
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What are the key debates in English teaching today? Debates in English Teaching explores the major issues all English teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Key issues debated include: the professional identity of English teachers attitudes to correctness in grammar and standard English the importance of the media and new technologies social class and literacy the nature of the dialogic classroom the role of wider reading the politics of early literacy. With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in English Teaching is the ideal companion for all student and practising teachers engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and master’s level study.

Rethinking Single Sex Teaching

Author: Gabrielle Ivinson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235182
Format: PDF, ePub
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The retreat to single-sex classes in co-educational comprehensive schools in the UK reflects a long history where educational policy and practice has made explicit the belief that boys and girls are different in how they learn and what they should learn. However, there is also a common assumption that there is equality in what is made available to learn and, if there is not, then single-sex organisation achieves this. The authors challenge this opinion and offer a fresh and theoretically informed look at the debate about single-sex teaching, presenting insights from research about the intended and unintended consequences of gender division in schools. Drawing on classroom observations and in-depth interviews with teachers and students, the book illustrates the effect of single-sex classrooms on learners and on the versions of subject knowledge made available to them. In exploring the differences in teaching practices between boys’ and girls’ classrooms, in relation to subjects such as Science, English, Drama, and Design and Technology, the authors highlight how single-sex teaching can, inadvertently, create circumstances which limit rather than open up students’ access to subject knowledge. The authors offer conceptual tools for investigating the knowledge-gender dynamic, advocating that learning will expand if teachers work with gender to help students to cross boundaries into non-traditional gender territories within subject lessons. Rethinking Single-Sex Teachingis thought-provoking reading for teachers, head teachers, academics and policy makers.

Reflective Teaching in Secondary Education

Author: Andrew Pollard
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This book is intended to provide flexible and comprehensive support for school-based and school-focused teacher education, in a wide range of circumstances. It is an excellent resource for students, teachers, mentors and tutors, and can be used in almost any form of professional development activity. The book is full of Practical Activities and Notes for Further Reading. It is a comprehensive and innovative handbook which deals with every significant aspect of secondary school teaching.

Key Issues in Secondary Education

Author: Mary Earl
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780304705573
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written for trainee teachers, tutors and mentors, this comprehensive textbook provides readings which have been fully tested with candidates for Qualified Teacher status. It covers such areas as: the secondary school, curriculum, mentoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountability.

The Extra ordinary School

Author: Colin Symes
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820438122
Format: PDF
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The Extra-Ordinary School analyses the extraordinary behind the ordinary in the school. It examines a range of features in the culture of the school, and argues that the extraordinary represents an important dimension of the way the organization of the school is maintained and managed. First, the book deals with the culture of the school, with such matters as school vestibules and speech nights, school excursions, and festivities, such as rock music competitions. Then it looks at aspects of school administration to do with school time, school efficiency drives and the testing/examination culture. Lastly, it attends to the school and the body: the risk culture associated with school break-up rituals and the health regimes associated with physical education and the AIDS scare.

Experiencing school mathematics

Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Open University Pres
ISBN: 9780335199624
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Jo Boaler has written a stunning book. Clearly written and carefully researched, it is a model of technical rigour. A wide range of qualitative and quantitative data is marshalled to produce exhaustive case studies of two contrasting mathematics departments - one traditional and one progressive. Boaler's findings represent a major challenge to the 'back to basics' credo. This book should be read as a matter of urgency by politicians, mathematics teachers, and educational researchers."- Stephen Ball, Professor of Sociology of Education, King's College, London"Anyone with an interest in making sure that every child is numerate should read this book"- Sally Tomlinson, Professor of Sociology of Education, Goldsmith's College, LondonExperiencing School Mathematics is the first book of its kind to provide direct evidence for the effectiveness of 'traditional' and 'progressive' teaching methods. It reports upon careful and extensive case studies of two schools which taught mathematics in totally different ways. Three hundred students were followed over three years and the interviews that are reproduced in the book give compelling insights into what it meant to be a student in the classrooms of the two schools. The different school approaches are compared and analysed using student interviews, lesson observations, questionnaires given to students and staff and a range of different assessments, including GCSE examinations. Questions are raised about:* the effectiveness of different teaching methods in preparing students for the demands of the 'real world' and the 21st century* the impact of setted and mixed ability teaching upon student attitude and achievement* gender and learning stylesand new evidence is provided for each.The book draws some radical new conclusions about the ways that traditional teaching methods lead to limited forms of knowledge that are ineffective in non-school settings. The book will be essential reading for maths teachers, parents and policy makers in education.