An overview of current British policy relating to youth aged between 14 and 19 is provided by this book aimed at practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Changes in education and qualifications, such as the A levels and GCSEs, at this level, are covered, as well as new vocational learning developments. The text draws on international and historical analysis, recent research and practice and interviews with policy actors, and seeks to provide a collaborative approach to the organisation of secondary education in Britain. Adapted from publisher's website.
Subject HeadingsVocational education and training
Education and state
Nova Publications, 2008
Including both recent research and practitioner-based elements, this book is designed to stimulate and challenge norms of pedagogy and learning. Comprising research papers and reports related to teaching and learning, this text covers learning across all age groups, as well as teacher education and professional development. Chapter topics include young children's vocabulary development, academic performance in New Zealand schools, the role of ethnicity in identity development, and foster care youth in the USA. Adapted from publisher's website.
Subject HeadingsTeaching and learning
Psychology of learning
Thought and thinking
Cambridge Scholars Press, February 2009
In-depth analyses on the politics of gender, race and religion are explored in this collection, which is aimed at both scholars and readers interested in understanding both racism and the oppression of women. The book aims to bring academic depth to publicised issues and, in its three sections, reflects on the image and experiences of Muslim women; explores the relationships between gender, violence and protection; and offers suggestions regarding the intersection of gender, race and religion. Adapted from publisher's website.
Teachers College Press, 2008
Described in this book is a year-long learning experiment conducted by the author, a Grade 5 teacher in urban Chicago, as he sought to design a curriculum based on students' needs and aspirations. Schultz's class highlighted the state of their school building as a problem, and began to lobby for a new building, engaging in letter-writing, interviews with education officials, and critical report-writing analysing the run-down nature of their school. Outlined are the challenges and successes faced by the class as they worked together to create and implement a democratic curriculum. Adapted from publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsUnited States of America (USA)
Inquiry based learning
Routledge Literature, 13 March 2008
School leaders' roles continue to develop and become more complex even as many countries face a leadership shortage. Aiming to provide a global perspective on leadership development programs and practices, this book focuses on leadership across ten diverse cultural contexts, including the USA, Scotland, the Czech Republic, and Hong Kong. Topics covered include the balance of the practical and the academic in leadership programs, whether leadership provision should be private or public, models of leadership, leadership accreditation programs, and the impact of leadership research. Adapted from publisher's website.
Subject HeadingsCase studies
Aimed at educational planners and administrators, and policy makers, this report focuses on double-shift schooling, the aim of which is to minimise costs by teaching two or more separate groups of students in a single school each day. The advantages and challenges of double-shift systems are outlined using case studies taken from a wide range of countries; comparison is also made with standard single-shift systems. Topics include models of double-shift schools; economic, educational, and social factors; organisation and staff management; and alternative models and cost-effectiveness. See report.
Subject HeadingsSchool administration
Education and state