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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls Author Cullingford, Cedric (Professor, School of Education, University of Huddersfield)
ISBN-10 9781134986163
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 192
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The UK government's education policy is based on the setting of targets, yet the fear and loathing that an Ofsted inspection can generate is widely known. This text critically assesses the role, impact and effect of the inspection body and dissects its usefulness.

New Labour s Policies for Schools

New Labour s Policies for Schools Author Jim Docking
ISBN-10 9781136623899
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 223
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A sequel to Jim Docking's "National School Policy" which examined the Conservative Government's education reforms from 1979 onwards, this text reviews New Labour's policies to improve pupils' performance. The contributors examine the evidence concerning standards in schools, look at the main directions of government policy, explore particular policies in detail and provide clear expositions of New Labour's education policies and provide critical examinations of controversial issues.

The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys

The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys Author Cambridge Primary Review (Organization)
ISBN-10 9780415548694
Release 2010
Pages 857
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The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys isthe outcome of the Cambridge Primary Reviewe" Englande(tm)s biggest enquiry into primary education for overforty years. Fully independent of government, it was launched in 2006 to investigate the condition and future of primary education at a time of change and uncertainty and after two decades of almost uninterrupted reform. Ranging over ten broad themes and drawing on a vast array of evidence, the Review publishedthiry-one interim reports, includingtwenty-eight surveys of published research, provoking media headlines and public debate, before presenting its final report and recommendations. This book brings together the twenty-eight research surveys, specially commissioned fromsixty-five leading academics in the areas under scrutiny and now revised and updated, to create what is probably the most comprehensive overview and evaluation of research in primary education yet published. A particular feature is the prominence given to international and comparative perspectives. With an introduction from Robin Alexander, the Reviewe(tm)s director, the book is divided into eight sections, covering: childrene(tm)s lives and voices: school, home and community childrene(tm)s development, learning, diversity and needs aims, values and contexts for primary education the structure and content of primary education outcomes, standards and assessment in primary education teaching in primary schools: structures and processes teaching in primary schools: training, development and workforce reform policy frameworks: governance, funding, reform and quality assurance. The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys is an essential reference tool for professionals, researchers, students and policy-makers working in the fields of early years, primary and secondary education.

School Improvement after Inspection

School Improvement after Inspection Author Peter Earley
ISBN-10 9781849206754
Release 1998-10-28
Pages 192
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`The language of the book is accessible to those who are not involved in education. The 14 chapters describe and evaluate the impact of OfSTED inspection, presenting the cases for external and self-assessment' - Mentoring & Training School inspection under OfSTED continues to generate discussion and controversy.This book contributes to the wider debate about the role and function of OfSTED inspection, particularly as it relates to school improvement and raising standards. What do we know about the impact OfSTED is having on schools, particularly in terms of their development? Is inspection leading to school improvement? What is the impact of inspection on the average school? This book focuses on the impact of OfSTED inspection, and what happens to schools after their inspection. Does inspection help raise standards? What are the consequences of inspection for successful schools?

Research in Education

Research in Education Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006144181
Release 2000
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Research in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Research in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Research in Education book for free.

Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management

Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management Author Mike Wallace
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056957890
Release 2003-04-14
Pages 256
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`In Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management, Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson provide students with an eminently usable text. Although the theoretical underpinnings and conceptualizations of leadership issues invariably differ, this book provides a lucid guide to plumbing their ambiguities' - Educational Review `This is a book that should be regarded as essential reading for those students following courses in education and social policy, particularly as masters level '- International Journal of Educational Management `I bought this book just a few days ago and I was surprised to realise the simple and yet scientific way it is written! I have started my postgraduate studies in Educational Management and this book will definitely make things easier! I would like to cordially thank Professor Wallace and Mrs Louise Poulson for this book which will help the majority of the students who enter the "labyrinth" of postgraduate research and surely need a kind of instruction manual to start! ' - Amazon Review `One of the most useful books that I have come across for my students' - Professor Les Bell, Director of Doctorate of Education, University of Leicester `Very impressed with the first chapter. Have recommended it to our research department for use with our graduate students. Thorough and practical' - Philip Hallinger, Executive Director of the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand This unique book combines the teaching quality of a text with exemplary reports of small-scale and larger research studies, as well as a literature review by leading academics. Part One shows how to develop as a critical reader and self-critical writer of literature; and how to apply these insights in planning a written assignment, dissertation or thesis. The book provides a framework for the critical analysis of any text, and shows how to incorporate this in a literature review. Part Two presents accounts of leading-edge research, offering insights into key issues in the field of educational leadership, management and administration. The reader is invited to practice literature review skills by applying the critical analysis questions to any research report. Readers can use the models of good research practice presented here in their own design of an investigation for a dissertation or thesis. Part Three shows how a high quality literature review may be constructed and addresses a key issue in the field. Contributors include: · Sharon Kruse . Karen Seashore Louis · Kenneth Leithwood · Phillip Hallinger and Ronald Heck · Derek Glover and Rosalind Levacic · Ray Bolam This book will be useful to postgraduate students on research-based masters and doctorate courses in educational leadership, management and administration. It is relevant for students doing research training in the social sciences and humanities. It is can also be used as a teaching resource by supervisors of masters and doctorate level students. This series, edited by Mike Wallace, supports research-based teaching on masters and taught doctorate courses in the humanities and social sciences fields of enquiry. Each book is a 'three in one' text designed to assist advanced course tutors and dissertation supervisors with key research-based teaching tasks and aims to: • develop students' critical understanding of research literature • increase students' appreciation of what can be achieved in small-scale investigations similar to those which they undertake for their dissertation • present students with major findings, generalisations and concepts connected to their particular field.

Changing teaching and learning in the primary school

Changing teaching and learning in the primary school Author Rosemary Webb
ISBN-10 0335219519
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 232
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"With care, and in partnership with others, it may yet be possible to overcome contemporary dilemmas and to provide the high quality, rounded and fulfilling education for all to which so many aspire. This book helps considerably in understanding contemporary problems and challenges in primary education - it is important, timely and deserves to be widely read."Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, LondonWhat is the impact of New Labour's education policies on primary schools?What are the main lessons to be learned from recent research on primary schools?What are the implications for the future of primary education?In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour's Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analysed to identify the extent to which policy is shaped by past events, trends and assumptions. The contributors consider the future of primary education, offer recommendations at school, LEA and national level, and make suggestions for future research.Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School emphasises the central importance of taking children's perspectives into account when making changes in policy and practice. By focusing predominantly on teaching and learning at Key Stage 2, the book addresses the imbalance between the range and depth of information offered on pre-school and infant education and that available on junior teaching.This is key reading for students on primary initial teacher training programmes, Education Studies students, primary school teachers and classroom assistants, as well as education researchers and school leaders.


INSET For NQTs Author Neil Kitson
ISBN-10 9781134594344
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 112
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An independent-study workbook designed for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). This text will lead the teacher through a range of activities which have been designed to help them to get to know and understand all the important school systems, the children and themselves as teachers. The materials can be used throughout the first and/or second years of teaching.

Becoming a teacher

Becoming a teacher Author Justin Dillon
ISBN-10 UVA:X004557549
Release 2001-07-01
Pages 297
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"This is a valuable book for the beginning teacher. It provides a sensible blend of practical and pragmatic chapters, alongside more philosophical and theoretical contributions" Education Review What are the key issues that affect classroom teachers? What can research tell us about schooling? What are the arguments for and against specific educational issues? The second edition of this highly successful text addresses these important educational questions. Written for the benefit of student teachers and teachers at the beginning of their careers, the book is designed to represent a coherent, challenging and thoughtful set of articles that will help readers to firm up their own ideas and give a factual basis for discussion and debate. New teachers need accessible, readable and accurate information about educational issues. They need pithy accounts of the research findings relating to particular issues and they need to be able to see how their ideas and feelings compare with those of other people. Some of them will want answers to their questions - others will be more interested in understanding why some questions are more important than others. The book is written in a user-friendly style - providing ideas, arguments and enough references to help those interested in following-up the issues. This second edition contains new chapters on school and teacher quality, inspection, literacy, citizenship, parents and schooling, and social justice whilst all other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Inspecting the Inspectorate

Inspecting the Inspectorate Author Kevin Avison
ISBN-10 1906837007
Release 2008
Pages 112
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Presents a broad variety of informed perspectives in response to the question: 'what is currently working in Ofsted's school inspections and what is not?'. This title includes a collection of essays that set out the weaknesses in the school inspection regime and the changes required if Ofsted is to contribute to raising educational standards.

The Literacy Leader s Toolkit

The Literacy Leader s Toolkit Author Graham Tyrer
ISBN-10 9781441138835
Release 2014-04-25
Pages 248
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A complete tried-and-tested tool for improving literacy across the curriculum.

Schools Must Speak for Themselves

Schools Must Speak for Themselves Author John MacBeath
ISBN-10 9781134626250
Release 2005-06-23
Pages 176
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This best-selling book illustrates how schools can tell their own story. It draws on ground-breaking work with the National Union of Teachers to demonstrate a practical approach to identifying what makes a good school and the part that pupils, parents and teachers can play in school improvement. Its usefulness for and use by, classroom teachers to evaluate their practice will prove to be its greatest strength in an ever expanding effectiveness literature.

The School Inspector Calls

The School Inspector Calls Author Gervase Phinn
ISBN-10 9781848949393
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 416
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The third Little Village School novel Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar. Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed. There's also a big school production of The Wizard of Oz to organise as well as an impending visit from the Minister of Education. Headteacher Elisabeth Devine certainly has her work cut out for her. And that's just some of the drama set to shake-up the village. Throw in a sprinkling of secrets, shocking revelations, old flames, new liaisons, psychics, weddings and misfortune . . . There's plenty to gossip about this term.

Professional Development and Institutional Needs

Professional Development and Institutional Needs Author Gillian Trorey
ISBN-10 9781351908634
Release 2017-07-05
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The tension between institutional needs and those of the individual has rarely been higher. Increasing demands on institutions to deliver set targets and value for money whilst adhering to set expectations and external constraints has led to an erosion of the notion of staff development. This book looks at how the conflict between the two outlooks emerges and what can be done to overcome it. Based on empirical evidence, the authors reveal what is happening in a range of institutions and explore the tensions between the personal needs of the individual and the demands of managers. They examine the reasons behind the conflict and discuss what measures can be taken to overcome it. The book will provide a central text on an important but relatively neglected subject of interest to all engaged in the profession.

Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Leadership and Management in the Early Years Author 3rd Jones, 3rd
ISBN-10 9780335234820
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 223
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"This book encourages practitioners to recognise their active involvement in leadership and management in relation to their work as team leader or team member, and in their work with parents and other professionals, to ensure appropriate and effective provision for young children. The authors identify a number of key principles involved in effective early years leadership and management."--Jacket.

The New Law Journal

The New Law Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105061980335
Release 1997
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The New Law Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New Law Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New Law Journal book for free.

School Leadership in the Context of Standards Based Reform

School Leadership in the Context of Standards Based Reform Author Louis Volante
ISBN-10 9789400740952
Release 2012-05-16
Pages 264
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“Although standards-based reform emerged in the United States and the United Kingdom, the idea has spread across the world, as an approach to systemic reform. It might appear that there is a world-wide “tsunami” of standards-based reform that will standardize and homogenize the educational system across the globe. This volume makes it very clear, however, that there is no one approach to standards-based reform and countries change – there is a danger in paying attention to its evolution and impact in only one context. That’s what makes this volume so valuable. Louis Volante has drawn together descriptions from a wide range of countries, all involved in large-scale reform and using standards and assessments as part of their process. What becomes very obvious is that the language may be the same but the words reflect different contexts and can represent very different ideals, values, and processes. I’m sure you will find this book as interesting and challenging as I have – a gem that pushes your thinking and does not allow readers to remain neutral.” (Lorna Earl)