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The Routledgefalmer Guide To Key Debates In Education

Author: Dennis Hayes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134320574
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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.

A Lecturer S Guide To Further Education

Author: Dennis Hayes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335234895
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This book offers a unique and provocative guide for all lecturers committed to providing the best education and training possible in the changing world of Further Education.

New Acquisitions

Author: Unesco Institute for Education. Documentation Centre and Library
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The Dangerous Rise Of Therapeutic Education

Author: Kathryn Ecclestone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135266166
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The silent ascendancy of a therapeutic ethos across the education system and into the workplace demands a book that serves as a wake up call to everyone. Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes' controversial and compelling book uses a wealth of examples across the education system, from primary schools to university, and the workplace to show how therapeutic education is turning children, young people and adults into anxious and self-preoccupied individuals rather than aspiring, optimistic and resilient learners who want to know everything about the world. The chapters address a variety of thought-provoking themes, including how therapeutic ideas from popular culture dominate social thought and social policies and offer a diminished view of human potential how schools undermine parental confidence and authority by fostering dependence and compulsory participation in therapeutic activities based on disclosing emotions to others how higher education has adopted therapeutic forms of teacher training because many academics have lost faith in the pursuit of knowledge how such developments are propelled by a deluge of political initiatives in areas such as emotional literacy, emotional well-being and the 'soft outcomes' of learning The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education is eye-opening reading for every teacher, student teacher and parent who retains any belief in the power of knowledge to transform people's lives. Its insistent call for a serious public debate about the emotional state of education should also be at the forefront of the minds of every agent of change in society... from parent to policy maker.

Education Studies

Author: John Sharp
Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
ISBN: 9781844450473
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Education Studies is an increasingly popular undergraduate degree course, investigating the key issues in education both past and present, and developing students' critical thinking. This book, whose contributors include key names and institutions in Education Studies, is completely up-to-date and the first to directly address these issues. For each topic, an overview is followed by discussion of a key topic from a variety of perspectives, including Research Summary and Pause for Thought boxes to promote reflection and analysis.

Learning To Teach English In The Secondary School

Author: Jon Davison
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415156777
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This forward-looking book combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to current debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, teaching ideas, and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. With reference to new legislation, the chapters suggest a range of approaches to the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening, drama, media study, information technology, language study, grammar, poetry, Shakespeare, GNVQ and A Level English Language and Literature. Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning in the context of the end of the twentieth century when new notions of literacy compete with the demands of national assessment. Taking as its starting point the changing ideologies of English as a subject, the text addresses questions about the nature of teacher education. It raises issues concerning competence-based courses, working with a mentor in school and monitoring the development of a student teacher. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School series, edited by Sue Capel, Tony Turner and Marilyn Leask.

In Safe Hands

Author: Jean Clarkson
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858564166
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In Safe Hands describes the evolution of voluntary service learning for teachers in the developing world. For two decades, Hope One World (HOW), a charity of Liverpool Hope University, has provided a needs based service education for teachers in SOS schools in Africa, India and Sri Lanka. The project teams of the university staff and students work overseas for three weeks at a time with teachers and children in the SOS schools and the project provides a safe environment for the UK students.The book is written by staff and students who took part in projects.They describe * the collaborative development with Liverpool Hope staff of courses by the overseas teachers for their own staff * the opportunity for students to live for a month with the children and staff in schools in Africa, India or Sri Lanka and have a structured experience of work placement linked to their degree subject, which is usually teaching * the tensions caused by pressures from management in the university and managers in overseas authorities that affects the development and provision of the projects * accountability to the main funding agency. SOS Children's villages: Cambridge In Safe Hands offers a model for universities to facilitate service learning courses in schools in the developing world. It will be of interest to students who are considering careers in charity work, and to charities wanting to work in partnership with Higher Education institutions to provide structured educational service learning overseas.