Improving Children s Learning

Author: Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702132
Format: PDF
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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 the Primary School

Author: Mrs Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702205
Format: PDF
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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.

Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education

Author: Allan R. Odden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136858261
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools—from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression—can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools—especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities—equipping those teacher and principals with instructional and leadership expertise, and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences, and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.

Managing Improving Primary Schools

Author: Colin Conner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708908
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Networks for Learning

Author: Chris Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351996975
Format: PDF, Docs
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Educational researchers, policy-makers and practitioners are increasingly focusing their attention on Professional Learning Networks in order to facilitate teacher development and encourage school and school system improvement. However, despite the understanding that PLNs can contribute significantly to improving teaching practice and student achievement, there are key challenges regarding their use. These challenges include: ensuring PLNs can provide opportunities for generating and sharing knowledge within schools enabling teachers and professionals to direct their own development helping individuals change their practices through inquiry-led approaches facilitating partnerships which work across a variety of stakeholders In this new edited volume, Brown and Poortman evaluate these challenges from both a theoretical and practical approach. A multitude of perspectives from a team of international contributors covers: the importance of Professional Learning Networks the use of evidence within PLNs the impact of inter-school networks international cases of networks and communities the promotion and sustainability of PLNs Also featuring case studies and exemplars to contextualise sustainable learning networks, Networks For Learning is an accessible and thoroughly-researched book, which will be essential reading and a valuable resource for researchers, teachers and school leaders who are interested in developing professional learning networks.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800125
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.

School Based Management and School Effectiveness

Author: Clive Dimmock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317835735
Format: PDF
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This book explores the connections between school-based management, school effectiveness and school improvement, bringing together studies completed in Australia and New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the USA. It describes and analyses how effective principals and teachers perceive and undertake educational change and school-based management; how a sense of values, vision and school culture can improve leadership; ways in whcih delegating financial management to schools may lead to improved teaching and learning; and the contribution made by school development planning through reviews and evaluation to school improvement. Finally, it suggests future directions for study and research in school effectiveness, school improvement and school-based management.

Teachers for Rural Schools

Author: Aidan Mulkeen
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082137480X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Data for recent years show a turnaround in education: the gross enrollment rate in Sub-Saharan Africa increased from 78 percent in 1998 99 to 84 percent in 2000 01 and to 91 percent in 2002 03, reflecting broad-based growth in access not seen since the 1970s. However, key challenges remain, including (a) enrolling the last 10 15 percent of out-ofschool children, including a growing number of HIV/AIDS orphans (one of every 10 African children by 2010); (b) improving learning outcomes; and (c) reducing dropout. Maintaining progress will require continuing the reforms to (a) implement cost-effect.

Improving Learning

Author: Michael N. King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780994364500
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is a practical guide for any school wishing to enhance student learning, build teacher capacity, create authentic relationships, use data to inform teaching and tackle hard issues without compromising trust between all stakeholders. It is a guide based on theory and has been tried, tested and refined in schools over many years. This book is a guide in the truest sense of the word. It will support, encourage and aid school leaders as they navigate school improvement. Most importantly, it will be a go-to reference, a just-in-time reminder of how-to. For these reasons, the book adds significantly to the school improvement landscape. This book is a blessing for anyone interested in sustainable educational innovation that maximizes student learning! PAUL D. DEERING - Ph.D. - Professor - University of Hawai'i Michael and Jane provide ample evidence that quality management methods not only work in education, they make a difference. MS LOU TRIBUS - Primary school teacher - St Thomas Aquinas School - Milton Keynes - UK This book is a 'must have guide' for schools that are serious about whole school improvement. BARBARA KERR - Whole School Development Advisor - Education East Africa - Tanzania MICHAEL KING established and lead the Australian Quality Council 1996 Quality in Schools initiative, which introduced quality improvement ideas and methods to over 350 schools and preschools. Michael established QLA in 2002 to continue to support schools in their improvement efforts. QLA designs and delivers professional development interventions for education system leaders, school leaders, and teachers, leading to demonstrable sustainable improvements in school performance and the quality of school life. JANE KOVACS spent the early years of her career in local government, health and education; in laboratories, human resources, strategic planning, project management, and quality improvement. During this time, she was introduced to improvement theory and practice. She started working with Michael as a project director for Business Excellence Australia, designing and facilitating learning and support for principals, educators and system leaders across four states and territories. Jane joined QLA in 2003 as co-director to focus on the school improvement work she loves.

Leading Improving Primary Schools

Author: Geoff Southworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113570905X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.