Improving the Primary School

Author: Mrs Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702205
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This book is a practical and informative guide on how to improve your primary school. It is aimed at those in leadership positions: headteachers, senior staff, advisors, inspectors and education officers. Aimed specifically at the primary school, this book: * links research to classroom practice for results * appeals to those in leadership roles * is concise, readable and of great practical use * provides the reader with information that can improve the individual school.

Improving Children s Learning

Author: Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702140
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How can teachers improve what they do in the primary classroom? Which teaching methods will help you and your pupils to perform effectively? These are the questions that every teacher will be asking him or herself in today's climate of targets and tables. Much research over recent years has focused on the role of the teacher and how effective classroom practice is achieved. The book discusses many areas of topical importance including: teaching methods motivating learners and matching work to children how to structure children's learning classroom control and organisation teaching literacy teaching children with special education needs working with parents. It also looks at the increasing role of the teacher as a researcher and how colloborative practices are providing a way for teaches to appraise both their own progress and that of their colleagues. This book should be of particular interest to the classroom teacher who is looking for ways to develop his or her teaching but has limited time to explore the research. It sets out to translate the findings of research into practical terms which teachers can easily use.

Improving Educational Management

Author: Nigel Bennett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781853962776
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`This reader is certainly worth a place in any consultant's start-up kit, and offers useful refreshment for all but the most expert' - Education Systems The articles in this book outline the main principles of reflective practice and consultancy, and relate them to a view of management as concerned with a constant process of reviewing and improving practice. The book explores a number of research strategies including case studies, surveys and action research, and provides a wide range of techniques for planning, data collection, data analysis and presentation, bearing in mind the different audiences and purposes an investigation might serve. This book is the companion volume to Educational

Managing Improving Primary Schools

Author: Colin Conner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708908
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A practical handbook which senior staff in primary schools can use to support their activities in evidence-based management. There is increased emphasis on teachers monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, the Teacher Training Agency's direction is towards teaching as a research-based profession, and there is greater need to assess learning gains and evaluate year-on-year progress in schools. For headteachers, deputy heads, managers, Key Stage coordinators and subject coordinators this book will provide the guidance they need to conduct and act upon quality reviews and evidence- based analyses of pupils' learning and the quality of teaching.

Improve your Primary School Through Drama

Author: Rachel Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136610383
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Using drama right across the curriculum to improve and invigorate teaching and learning, this book provides whole school and individual class approaches underpinned by sound theory and implemented in a real primary school. Explanations and examples are given in a clear and accessible style, and links are made to The National Strategy. The book illustrates a wide range of strategies that show how drama can help with: behavior inclusion and multicultural issues improving the whole school ethos involving parents and governors. This user-friendly and comprehensive text is the perfect support tool for teachers and managers ready to improve their school regardless of whether they're approaching drama for the first time or are already passionate about it.

Educational Management

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857022210
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`Researchers interested in various aspects of college leadership and management will find this book a convenient and scholarly introduction to related research in the school sector' - Further Education Development Agency, College Research Journal `Educational management has become an important academic subject. The contributors to this volume have gauaranteed its survival as such by undertaking this review in order that they and others working in the field may take account of a range of agendas and initiatives. The outcome must be a fresh stance and a new sense of direction to enable a study of educational managment to meet the needs of teachers and their schools in the new millennium' - Educational Research Educational Management brings together important original contributions from leading thinkers in the field. Edited by some of the key figures in educational management today, chapters examine the following key areas: Has self-management achieved the success predicted for it?; What should be the nature of professional development for educational leaders?; to what extent can education benefit by drawing from practice in business and industry?; can theory inform management practice in education?; how can research contribute to educational improvement?; how can leaders help improve classroom practice? Educational Management is one of the major outcomes of the ESRC ( Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series which aimed to redefine educational management in the light of the many developments in policy, practice, theory and research since the subject became established in the 1970s.

Educational Management

Author: Harry Tomlinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415276535
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This collection explores historical and present-day issues in education management, the training and development of leaders, and their roles in leading people and managing resources, and provides a focus on the major management issues which are current throughout the education world.The articles reprinted here include the management of applied individual psychology; organizational psychology; individual, interpersonal and group interaction; personality theory; leadership theory and organization theory.

Restructuring

Author: Cyril Poster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134633548
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This book provides an introduction to and analysis of the concept of the restructuring of schools. It includes detailed case-study material, which analyses the theory, considers the real people involved, and offers practical solutions to the problems of understanding and managing restructuring. Cyril Poster retired from teaching to become deputy director of the National Development Centre for School and Management Training at Bristol University, and then a freelance trainer and consultant. He was the previous series editor of the Routledge Educational Management series. Sonia Blandford is a member of the Oxford Centre for Education Management and Services, Oxford Brookes University. She is a consultant, author and lecturer. John Welton is currently Professor of Education, Oxford Brookes University. As a consultant, researcher and author he has worked extensively in Britain and overseas.

Managing Special Needs in the Primary School

Author: Mrs Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203138333
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The Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs has significantly changed the way in which schools assess and provide for pupils with special needs. The various chapters of the book cover: * recent legislation * the needs of children with different types of special needs * school policy and the whole school approach * approaches to the National Curriculum * possible ways of organising for special educational needs * the role of the special needs co-ordinator * the role of the class teacher * assessment and record keeping * working with parents * staff development * support services Written with the needs of primary school teachers and heads in mind, this book addresses the implications which the Code of Practice has for primary schools, focusing in particular on these issues from the management point of view.

Leading Improving Primary Schools

Author: Geoff Southworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113570905X
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Focuses on leadership for school improvement, looking at how heads and deputies lead, or might lead, their school's improvment efforts. This concise book, with practical illustrations, is relevant to Teacher Training Agency courses for the National Professional Qualification for headteachers, and draws upon the principles and frameworks the TTA has introduced for its headteacher programmes.