Primary Education from Plowden to the 1990s

Author: Norman Thomas
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781850007098
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The Plowden Report delivered high ambitions for more equitable treatment of the under-fives and intended to allow parents and children more influence. Examining how these recommendations have worked in practice, this volume considers changes due to the 1988 Act.

Education Policy and Realist Social Theory

Author: Robert Archer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134493541
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In Europe welfare state provision has been subjected to 'market forces'. Over the last two decades, the framework of economic competitiveness has become the defining aim of education, to be achieved by new managerialist techniques and mechanisms. This book thoughtfully and persuasively argues against this new vision of education, and offers a different, more useful potential approach. This in-depth major study will be of great interest to researchers in the sociology of education, education policy, social theory, organization and management studies, and also to professionals concerned about the deleterious impact of current education policy on children's learning and welfare.

Perspectives on Play

Author: Avril Brock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864743
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This book presents a review and critical analysis of research in the field whilst exploring development in the early childhood years from a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives. Brock's approach will offer a dynamic perspective on the practice of play that will rival existing texts currently on the market, it will be a valuable asset for any student studying for an Early Childhood, Childhood, or Education Studies degree.

Educational Policy Borrowing

Author: David Phillips
Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd
ISBN: 1873927940
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This book builds on the Editors’ previous work on the analysis of policy borrowing processes in education. A number of prominent researchers in comparative studies contribute articles describing and analysing policy borrowing in a number of historical contexts, with many of the examples testing aspects of the explanatory models developed by Phillips & Ochs. The countries covered include England, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Japan and South Africa.

Education and Development Innovations in delivering primary education

Author: James Lynch
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 030432888X
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This volume of the series that debates the need for universal primary education, is concerned with the "good behaviour" of would-be educational innovators in developing countries. The text looks at the need for a code of practice and relating that to issues of economic realism, human rights sensitivity, ecological responsibility and educational effectiveness.

European Perspectives on Professional Development in Teacher Education

Author: Ken Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669630
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This collection focuses on the ways in which policy relating to professional development and professional learning in teacher education is changing across Europe. The chapters examine how policies change with time and with changes in personnel at various levels in the political or professional spectrum. It also highlights the continued diversity of the education systems of Europe, despite moves towards economic and social integration. A common theme running through the chapters is an understanding of the importance of professional development and professional learning of educators in the success and effective operation of the education systems of the countries concerned. This book was originally published as a special issue of Professional Development in Education.

Complexities of Teaching

Author: Ciaran Sugrue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135791856
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Voicing Concerns

Author: Madeleine Arnot
Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd
ISBN: 1873927002
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Since the early 1980s, sociology of education has been the subject of serious criticism, much of it emanating from supporters of the New Right in education. The discipline has been depicted as subversive, irrelevant and offering no really useful knowledge. In this collection of original articles, the authors seek to address such criticisms through an examination of key reforms. The chapters thus provide a critical commentary on past work as well as identifying a series of agendas for future research and analysis. Overall the intention is to encourage debate and dialogue.

Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113693670X
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Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion uniquely and comprehensively addresses interpretations of inclusive education by drawing upon the experiences and expertise of leading writers and academics who have direct experience of teaching and researching this area around the world. This landmark publication combines theoretical chapters with practical material demonstrating how the theories can be put in to action in the classroom. The contributors, who all have regular contact with pupils and teachers in inclusive settings, provide a broad spectrum of ideas, examine a number of key themes and interpret these in an international context, such as: the causes of exclusion, the obstacles to inclusion and how these can be overcome supporting families how we can learn from students professional development enhancing teaching and learning support in the classroom. This authoritative text will be of immense interest and use to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and campaigners who are working towards a more equitable and inclusive society. Through a synthesis of theory and practice the book offers readers an opportunity to explore local, national and international perspectives and raises questions with regards to our current understanding of inclusion. Whilst the interrogation of the concept of inclusion is, in itself important, the book provides examples of professional approaches to the key questions which are currently challenging the education of a diverse range of learners.