The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in History of Education


Author: Gary McCulloch
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345699
Category: Education
Page: 289
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Provides the reader with an impressive selection of articles on the history of education from a broad base, including a new introduction from the editor.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Philosophy of Education


Author: Wilfred Carr
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415345712
Category: Education
Page: 237
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This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in philosophy of education today. Focusing on the enduring trends in this field, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the field and includes crucial topics. With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Wilfred Carr also provides a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to the role of philosophy in the current educational climate. Students of philosophy and philosophy of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Higher Education


Author: Malcolm Tight
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327640
Category: Education
Page: 318
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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Higher Education provides a balanced selection of the last few years' writing on the topic, offering anyone with an interest in higher education an essential reference work. The editor uses his experience to present a range of articles illustrating the variety of methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks that have been applied to the study of higher education. Journal articles from Europe, Australia and Asia cover the following key themes: teaching and learning course design student experience quality system policy institutional management academic writing knowledge. This ground-breaking Reader reflects the range of perspectives that contribute to higher education research. It aims to support the growth of higher education as an emerging field of study.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Language and Literacy


Author: Teresa Grainger
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415327671
Category: Education
Page: 309
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In this essential collection of readings, Teresa Grainger provides carefully chosen journal articles and chapters that offer significant and serious insights into the changing face of literacy. The twenty-five contributors all adopt a broad conception of literacy and contemporary literacy practices and recognise that the world of language and literacy is in a constant state of transition and transformation. Together, the authors examine the past, the present and the future of literacy and celebrate the interests and expertise of the learners. They acknowledge that the textual environments of today are complex and fluid, shaped by the rapid emergence of new technologies and the influential nature of popular culture. Children's engagement with multiple forms of text is also highlighted, including the oral, the visual, the electronic and the written. In addition, issues of pedagogy are explored, through the voices of teachers, parents and children. Many chapters offer particular perspectives based on classroom experience, reflection and smaller scale studies The contributors here perceive a common and urgent need to acknowledge diverse forms of living literacy and to redesign the curriculum accordingly. With an inspiring introduction and postscript by the Editor, this Reader is an invaluable and accessible companion for all students of literacy.

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education


Author: James Arthur,Michael Waring,Robert Coe,Larry V Hedges
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258165
Category: Education
Page: 456
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'This work will be of immense value to those who are undertaking a significant post-graduate research study in Education. The array of impressive contributors writes in an accessible and clear manner, and brings the attention of the reader to both technical and conceptual terms. This book certainly will be an addition to my own reference library' - Susan Groundwater-Smith, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney This straightforward and jargon-free book will provide students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills they need to carry out independent research. The international contributors identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. Each chapter sets out the strengths and weaknesses of a key research method by: identifying specific research designs presenting a series of relevant data collection tools highlighting which analytical methods which can be used. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research and the various modes of ethnographic research. Additional online materials are also available including links to useful journal articles enabling further reading and exploration of each chapter. This is a key book for M-level students and other postgraduates within Education and Educational Research Methods courses. James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, UK. Michael J. Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Human Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Robert Coe is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University, UK. Larry V. Hedges (PhD) is Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy, at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, US.

The Philosophy of Nurse Education


Author: John Drummond,Paul Standish
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137019271
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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In recent years, philosophical issues in nursing and health care have become more evident in the academic literature. The Philosophy of Nurse Education covers a variety of philosophical perspectives and enhances ideas of learning, teaching and curriculum design.

The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education


Author: Dennis Hayes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134320566
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Debating is out of fashion. No one raises the question of what has gone wrong when the entire political project of a society is seemingly reduced to 'education, education, education'. The aim of this lively and challenging book is to provide the stimulus for further thinking about key educational issues by exposing and explaining the assumptions behind this obsession. Over forty contributors, all experts in their fields, have written short, accessible, informed and lively articles for students, teachers and others involved in education. They address broad questions that are central to any understanding of what is really going on in the education system. Topics covered include: the new relationship of the state to education; the changed nature of schools; whether teachers are afraid to teach; the problems with circle time, anti-bullying strategies, citizenship education, and multiple intelligences; the retreat from truth and the demise of theory in teacher training, and much more. Everyone learning to teach in primary and secondary schools and further education colleges will find this book relevant to their programmes. In particular the book would be useful for students on Education Studies courses.

Transitions in American Education

A Social History of Teaching
Author: Donald Hugh Parkerson,Jo Ann Parkerson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815338253
Category: Education
Page: 274
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This book is a concise social history of teaching from the colonial period to the present. By revealing the words of teachers themselves, it brings their stories to life. Synthesizing decades of research on teaching, it places important topics such as discipline in the classroom, technology, and cultural diversity within historical perspective.

Fabricating Quality in Education

Data and Governance in Europe
Author: Jenny Ozga,Peter Dahler-Larsen,Christina Segerholm,Hannu Simola
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136824464
Category: Education
Page: 200
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How is European Education Governed? Data is now the lifeblood of education governance. At the international level, organisations like the OECD steer education systems through their programmes of assessment and the European Commission’s project of creating the most successful knowledge economy in the world is driven by data collection, analysis and comparison. At the national level, policy-makers increasingly depend on data to show them where they are positioned, in relation to their competitors, and draw on data to justify policy directions. Within systems, schools and teachers have become proficient in data use, and interpret their priorities with reference to data. This book draws on a three-year comparative study of the influence of data on education systems in Europe, looking at the contrasting policy contexts of Denmark, England, Finland, Scotland and Sweden, and examining the use of data in these systems, in relation to steering by Europe, as well as policy mediation and ‘translation’ of data within systems. The authors draw on interviews with key policy actors in the European Commission and with national policy makers in all five systems, as well as on local case studies and a major comparative survey of the effects of data production and use on the work of teachers and headteachers. The research brought together international researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including educationalists, political scientists and specialists in research and evaluation. The book offers new arguments relating to the use of Quality Assurance and Evaluation as a means of standardising and harmonising education policy and practice, while also drawing attention to significant variation in policy and practice across these systems. It should be of interest to researchers, post-graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in policy studies in education and more generally.

Classroom Interactions In Literacy


Author: Bearne, Eve,Dombey, Henrietta,Grainger, Teresa
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335213855
Category: Education
Page: 215
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It challenges and explores current pedagogical orthodoxies and provides credible alternatives and insights based on research.It contributes to a more open and expansive agenda in language, literacy and pedagogy.It represents a move from restrictive certainities to the potent possibilities of uncertainty and professional challenge.

Social Change in the History of British Education


Author: Joyce Goodman,Gary McCulloch,,WILLIAM RICHARDSON
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799146X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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This work provides an overall review and analysis of the history of education and of its key research priorities in the British context. It investigates the extent to which education has contributed historically to social change in Britain, how it has itself been moulded by society, and the needs and opportunities that remain for further research in this general area. Contributors review the strengths and limitations of the historical literature on social change in British education over the past forty years, ascertain what this literature tells us about the relationship between education and social change, and map areas and themes for future historical research. They consider both formal and informal education, different levels and stages of the education system, the process and experience of education, and regional and national perspectives. They also engage with broader discussions about theory and methodology. The collection covers a large amount of historical territory, from the sixteenth century to the present, including the emergence of the learned professions, the relationship between society and the economy, the role of higher technological education, the historical experiences of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the social significance of teaching and learning, and the importance of social class, gender, ethnicity, and disability. It involves personal biography no less than broad national and international movements in its considerations. This book will be a major contribution to research as well as a general resource in the history and historiography of education in Britain.

Evidence-Based Practice In Education


Author: Pring, Richard,Thomas, Gary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335213340
Category: Education
Page: 240
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"Where does hunch end and evidence begin? Too much is written and said about school improvement - about improvements in teaching and learning - with far too little attention to this question. This book provides vivid discussion from distinguished protagonists and antagonists about what gets called 'evidence-based practice'. Reading it, all involved in education - policymakers and practitioners alike - can proceed more confidently."- Professor Tim Brighouse, London Schools Commissioner The movement to evidence-based practice in education is as important as it is controversial, and this book explores the arguments of leading advocates and critics. The book begins with an explication of evidence-based practice. Some of the ideas of its proponents are discussed, including the Campbell Collaboration, and the application to education of Cochrane-style reviews and meta-analyses. The thinking behind evidence based practice has been the subject of much criticism, particularly in education, and this criticism is aired in the second part of the book. Questions have been raised about what we mean by evidence, about how particular kinds of evidence may be privileged over other kinds of evidence, about the transferability of research findings to practice, and about the consequences of a move to evidence-based practice for governance in education. Given that the origins of the interest in evidence-based practice come largely from its use in medicine, questions arise about the validity of the transposition, and contributors to the third part of the book address this transposition. The issues raised in the book, while primarily those raised by educators, are of relevance also to professionals in medicine, social work and psychology.

Literacy

Major Themes in Education
Author: David Wray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415277105
Category: Education
Page: 592
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This four-volume collection covers the major debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy.

Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy

Reading, Constructing, Connecting
Author: Toby Daspit,John A. Weaver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135576041
Category: Education
Page: 232
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This collection attempts to incorporate cultural studies into the understanding of schooling, not simply addressing how students read themselves as "members" of a distinct culture, but how they, along with teachers and administrators, read popular texts in general. The purpose of this book is to suggest some alternative directions critical pedagogy can take in its critique of popular culture by inviting multiple reading of popular texts into its analysis of schooling and seeing many forms of popular culture as critical pedagogical texts.

Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT

A Guide to the ITTNC
Author: Steve Higgins,Nick Packard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134581459
Category: Education
Page: 224
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This practical guide to using ICT in the primary classroom addresses all the concerns of student teachers and provides plenty of ideas and advice on how to incorporate ICT into classroom practice on a daily basis. The authors bring together theory and practice to help prospective and new teachers acquire and develop the skills required for using ICT effectively. Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT is split into three sections which will: help assess the readers' ICT skills, knowledge and understanding discuss ways of incorporating ICT for teaching across the primary curriculum help the reader to think about ICT and their own professional learning and development. This book will be an invaluable resource for all student teachers on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees on these courses and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching


Author: Steve Alsop,Larry Bencze,Erminia Pedretti
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224032
Category: Education
Page: 273
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Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching brings together twelve academics, ten innovative teachers and three exceptional students in a conversation about teaching and learning. Teachers and students describe some of their most noteworthy classroom practice, whilst scholars of international standing use educational theory to discuss, define and analyse the documented classroom practice.

Heart Beats

Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem
Author: Catherine Robson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400845157
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
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Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committed poems to heart, and changed the worlds in which they lived. Heart Beats begins by investigating recitation's progress within British and American public educational systems over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and weighs the factors that influenced which poems were most frequently assigned. Robson then scrutinizes the recitational fortunes of three short works that were once classroom classics: Felicia Hemans's "Casabianca," Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," and Charles Wolfe's "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna." To conclude, the book considers W. E. Henley's "Invictus" and Rudyard Kipling's "If--," asking why the idea of the memorized poem arouses such different responses in the United States and Great Britain today. Focusing on vital connections between poems, individuals, and their communities, Heart Beats is an important study of the history and power of memorized poetry.

Teaching Secondary English


Author: Mark Pike
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761941644
Category: Education
Page: 198
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The author shows how teachers can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience and emotional literacy.

Black's Dictionary of Physical Education and School Sport


Author: Gareth Williams,Sarah Pinder,Alan Thomson,Dean Williams
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408132672
Category: Education
Page: 224
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This dictionary is a key resource for students of Physical Education, School Sport and Sports Science at undergraduate level, facing new concepts and terminology. Over 100 entries cover all the key topics in this diverse subject area. The A-Z format makes it accessible and essential reading for anyone planning a career in teaching PE. Each entry is 300-500 words and includes practical teaching ideas and tips and further reading suggestions. All the theoretical concepts of social, political, economic and cultural influences are covered and the dictionary includes updates on recent key issues in Physical Education, including material on gifted and talented teaching, and junior athletic education.