Violence in Schools: Issues, Consequence and Expressions
Greenwood Publishing Group, October 2004
This resource is a collection of essays which addresses the problem of violence in schools. It looks at the many manifestations and consequences of violence in schools, and contains strategies for its prevention.
Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2004
OECD, September 2004
Education at a Glance contains statistical information on the performance of international education systems. The indicators in the publication are based on internationally accepted criteria, and they describe educational outcomes across countries. Educational outcomes are also gauged against other factors, such as the rate of investment in education in a particular country, and the level of equity in educational outcomes within a particular country.
Subject HeadingsEducational evaluation
Action Research for Inclusive Education: Changing Places, Changing Practices, Changing Minds
RoutledgeFalmer, February 2004
Teachers, informed by the precepts of equality and democracy, are able to make their learning environments more inclusive by enabling those who are marginalised to participate fully in their education. This resource demonstrates to teachers how they can help their school communities realise the principles of social justice through action research, by highlighting the work of practitioners who have challenged exclusionary behaviour and processes. It includes initiatives which addressed homophobia, the plight of asylum seekers, and students with learning and behavioural difficulties.
Subject HeadingsMulticultural education
Learning to Teach in an Age of Accountability
Teachers and education leaders work in an environment where, increasingly, they are accountable for their performance and their students' achievement. League tables and standardised testing are just two obvious and public examples of the scrutiny which educators have to endure. Learning to Teach in an Age of Accountability examines the experience of beginning teachers as they grapple with the accountability measures and processes in the new educational environment, and gauges the effects of these on teaching practices.
Subject HeadingsTeacher training
Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools
Pearson Education, May 2004
Based on contructivist and reflective approaches to teaching, this publication defines the purposes and aims of teaching 'English language arts', and inducts beginning English teachers into the expectations of the classroom and discipline. It contains chapters on curriculum planning; oral language; compostion; teaching literature; and grammar.
Key Learning AreasEnglish
Subject HeadingsEnglish language teaching
Risk, Education and Culture: Monitoring Change in Education
Ashgate Publishing, December 2004
This publication applies the discourse of risk to education, and educational environments and institutions. It works from the premise that societies are generally more conscious of risk and risk mangement, but that there has been little research on the meaning of risk in educational communities, its sources and its containment. Among the issues addressed in this resource are Internet use, drug education, and the relationship between education and law and order.
Subject HeadingsSchool culture
Duty of care