The reorganisation of the education system within Britain has vastly increased the managerial responsibilities of those working in schools, although the staff generally have received little management training. In this book, the various issues related to management are teased out and a selection of ideas and pragmatic solutions informing good practice are examined.
School effectiveness research together with what is now described as the 'school improvement movement' (Barber, 1996) has captured both the Conservative and New Labour imaginations as a basis for educational planning and policy making in the UK. Internationally school effectiveness enjoys and expanding and enthusiastic audience. This book provides a critique of this research genre, particularly in the light of the recent calls for teaching to go 'back to the basics'. The editors argue that this school effectiveness research is simplistic in its analysis of educational problems. Far from getting to the bottom of the problem of failing students and schools, they argue, these 'movements' are merely scratching at the surface of the problems and coming up with notions for superficial improvements.
With over 400,000 teachers working in schools in England and Wales, this practical guide is designed to help these teachers take charge of their careers and put themselves in the driving seat. Based upon John Howson’s popular weekly Times Educational Supplement column, this book outlines the possible career options open to teachers who: have just finished their induction year are considering taking on a leadership role are looking to take time out of the classroom want to come back to teaching. Written in an easily accessible manner, arranged in chapters based on the decisions teachers will make, from after qualifying to retirement, this book answers real questions from the author’s column. Providing helpful guidance to teachers at every stage of their career, John Howson reflects the fact that teachers need to take charge of their careers if they are not to risk being left to their fate.
The rapid changes in education and technology will mean that children entering schools in the year 2000 will not come out of the education system until 2116. They will work in firms that have not yet been started and with technologies that have yet to be invented. Is your school ready to meet this challenge?Reengineering and Total Quality in Schools fundamentally challenges the way we think of schools and the learning process. By describing a total quality and reengineering approach, it sets the scene for an examination of how leading schools are rethinking themselves in order to cope with the challenges of the 21st Century.Backed with case studies and examples, this book examines:- the impact of new technology on learning- total quality approaches as a means of school improvement- the realignment of school structures- current practices- planning radical strategies for the future.Contributed to by a team of leading practitioners, this is a key text for head teachers, deputy head teachers and students on education management courses.
"There should be a copy in every staffroom... In short it's invaluable: keep it under lock or key, or your colleagues will pinch it." TES "This book will help you negotiate the minefield that is the teaching profession. It's realistic, practical and stuffed with valuable information." Sue Cowley This is the definitive teaching resource for trainees everywhere. Drawing on the advice of professionals from every sphere of education, teaching guru, Sue Cowley, presents a vivid insider's guide to surviving in teaching - from preparing for teaching practice and finding a job, to planning lessons and managing behaviour, right through to grappling with ICT and progressing your career Illustrated throughout with checklists, real-life documents and a series of interviews with people working in education, this is the most user-friendly, entertaining and realistic book on teaching ever published. The second edition of this classic text has been fully up-dated and boasts a new chapter on 'teaching and learning', a series of new interviews and an edu-speak jargon-buster.
For tourists, the London Eye is a central attraction and thousands queue every day to obtain a panoramic view of the city. But for Kevin, a homeless man living on the river embankment in the shadow of the London Eye, viewing its fairy-like lights through the branches from his home in Cardboard City, it is a symbol of his life going round and round and getting nowhere. The novel provides an insight into the injustices in the lives of the homeless. Kevin befriends Jock who has an alcohol problem and they are joined by Mahmud, a boy who has run away from home and Monika, a frightened young East European girl who was the victim of a human-trafficking ring and suddenly goes missing. Kevin visits “The Shelter”, which supplies food and some basic comforts for the homeless. He meets Kate, a full-time teacher who does voluntary work in “The Shelter”. She sees something special in Kevin and wants to learn more about his background but is bound by the rules of “The Shelter”. The story has many layers; homelessness, depression, dependency, general disaffection, racism, human trafficking, murder and mystery. The focus is on Kevin but lurking in the shadows is a dark, mysterious character who is watching his every move. This is a book about loss and love but this sinister character in the background will do all he can to ruin Kevin’s happiness. It is a book of many layers; homelessness, depression, dependency, general disaffection racism, human trafficking, murder and mystery. But the main focus is on Kevin. Why is he is in this situation? Will Kate find out more about his circumstances? But behind the scenes, and weaving his way through the book, lurking in the shadows, we have a dark, mysterious character who appears to be watching Kevin’s every move. It is a book about loss and the discovery of love but this sinister character in the background will do all in his power to jeopardise Kevin’s happiness.
Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.
In den deutschsprachigen Schulsystemen werden Elemente eines ,neuen Steuerungsmodells’ - beispielsweise Bildungsstandards, Schulinspektionen oder Selbstevaluation - implementiert. Die Innovationen werden in diesem Handbuch einer systematischen theoretischen und empirischen Analyse unterzogen. Damit bietet das Handbuch zum ersten Mal einen differenzierten Überblick über Prozesse und Wirkungen einer erneuerten schulischen Governance. Die Zusammenstellung und Verortung dieser Ergebnisse machen unterschiedliche theoretische, forschungsstrategische und methodologische Zugänge sichtbar und ermöglichen die Entwicklung nächster Perspektiven der Systemsteuerung im Schulwesen.