Summary Book Review EBOOK: Raising Boys' Achievement in Primary Schools by Molly Warrington:
Download or read book EBOOK: Raising Boys' Achievement in Primary Schools written by Molly Warrington and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-06-16 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the context of empirical research undertaken by the authors during the course of a 4-year research and intervention project on Raising Boys’ Achievement, the book will focus on approaches that are successful in raising achievement for boys, and the reasons for that success. It will explore the whole aspect of boys’ achievement, and look at how primary schools are addressing the issue, and the processes involved in schools working collaboratively and voluntarily to share good practice. Case study material will be used to illustrate the different contexts in which the strategies have been studied, and of great importance is the incorporation of boys’ and girls’ own perspectives on their educational experiences.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Raising Boys' Achievement in Secondary Schools by Mike Younger:
Download or read book EBOOK: Raising Boys' Achievement in Secondary Schools written by Mike Younger and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2005-11-16 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Boys’ achievement has attracted great attention in recent years in many countries. This comprehensive book based on sound research in schools provides practical insights into how the achievement of boysand girls can be raised. It reminds us that it is not all boys or no girlswho underachieve. It demonstrates the respective roles of teaching andlearning, school culture and social factors. No easy answers butexcellent ideas backed by evidence from authoritative, thoroughresearchers with a firm basis in schools." Judy Sebba, Professor of Education, University of Sussex "Teachers will find this book invaluable. It is based on quality researchwhich actually evaluates the impact of the various strategies suggestedfor raising boys' achievement. What is more, in contrast to many of themore 'quick-fix' works in this field, the authors’ discussion and analysisis measured and nuanced, and supported by an in-depth understandingof the wealth of theory and research around gender and achievement.It provides a welcome and weighty contribution to an evercontroversial debate." Becky Francis, London Metropolitan University In this important book, the authors evaluate different approaches and advocate practical, evidence-based strategies, which have the potential to promote boys’ as well as girls’ achievements. The approaches are discussed within the context of inclusivity, acknowledging the diverse needs and interests of different boys and the invisibility and continuing disadvantage of some girls. The book begins and ends with reflections from students of their own school experiences, and makes practical recommendations for the future. This book draws upon empirical research and work initiated as part of the DfES project on Raising Boys’ Achievement. It brings together theoretical and practical issues, and reflects upon the construction of the debate about boys’ apparent under-achievement from the perspectives of girls as well as boys. The authors critically explore notions of under-achievement and ‘value added’, and consider how useful the concept of the ‘gender gap’ is in advancing the debates. Raising Boys’ Achievement in Secondary Schools is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, senior managers within schools and local education authorities, and policy makers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom by Christine Skelton:
Download or read book EBOOK: Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom written by Christine Skelton and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-10-16 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illustrates how gender equity (and inequality) occurs in primary classrooms. It uses the findings of current research to provide teachers with recommendations for promoting equity amongst boys and girls. Each contributor summarizes recent research in the area of specialization before looking specifically at issues relevant to primary teaching and learning. The areas of the primary school covered include the National Curriculum subjects of literacy, numeracy and science, and broader topics such as working with boys, children with special educational needs, primary/secondary transition, playground cultures and children's construction of gender identities. The book uses classroom-based research to provide accessible accounts of investigations into gender and primary schooling. At the same time, it offers a critique of the whole drive towards 'evidence based' research. Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom is aimed particularly at primary teachers and student teachers although the research will be of interest to academics and undergraduate students.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Lads and Ladettes in School by Carolyn Jackson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Lads and Ladettes in School written by Carolyn Jackson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-06-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FIRST PRIZE WINNER of the SOCIETY FOR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES book award 2006 "As a practising youth worker and researcher, I found this book a fascinating and engaging read…It provides a useful analysis and exploration of the classed and gendered ‘anti-school’ ethic in place presently within many schools, and it will provide a meaningful analysis for academics, policymakers and practitioners and anyone with an interest in gender, education and young people." Fin Cullen, Goldsmiths College, Review in Gender and Education "I would [therefore] urge everyone concerned with what is happening in schools to read this book, with its fascinating data and nuanced arguments." Heather Mendick, London Metropolitan University - Review in British Journal of Educational Studies This innovative book looks at how and why girls and boys adopt ‘laddish’ behaviours in schools. It examines the ways in which students negotiate pressures to be popular and ‘cool’ in school alongside pressures to perform academically. It also deals with the fears of academic and social failure that influence pupils’ school lives and experiences. Drawing extensively on the voices of students in secondary schools, it explores key questions about laddish behaviours, such as: Are girls becoming more laddish – and if so, which girls? Do boys and girls have distinctive versions of laddishness? What motivates laddish behaviours? What are the consequences of laddish behaviours for pupils? What are the implications for teachers and schools? The author weaves together key contemporary theories and research on masculinities and femininities with social psychological theories and research on academic motives and goals, in order to understand the complexities of girls’ and boys’ behaviours. This topical book is key reading for students, academics and researchers in education, sociology and psychology, as well as school teachers and education policy makers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play by Steven Popper:
Download or read book EBOOK: Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play written by Steven Popper and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-02-16 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rethinking Superhero and Weapon Play offers a fresh and knowledgeable insight into children’s fascination with superheroes and weapon play. It explores what lies at the heart of superhero and weapon play and why so many children are drawn to this contentious area of children’s play. This innovative book offers: A detailed look at why many early years professionals and teachers are cautious about superhero and weapon play. Does weapon play make children more violent? Do ‘goodies versus baddies’ stories make children more confrontational? Do superheroes offer positive gender role-models? The book tackles these questions and suggests some alternative perspectives, as well as offering practical advice about keeping children’s superhero and weapon play positive and productive. An exploration of how superhero and weapon play relates to the development of children’s moral values, moral principles and moral reasoning; the building of children’s co-operation, empathy and sense of community; and the development of children’s sense of self and self-esteem. Discussion of the deep moral themes that lie within superhero narratives, and how superhero characters and narratives can be used to enhance and deepen children’s understanding of good character, moral responsibility, attachment, prejudice and ill-treatment, and why it is important to be good in the first place. A wealth of learning opportunities and suggestions of ways to use superheroes to advance children’s moral, philosophical and emotional thinking This book is an excellent resource for those studying or working in early years or primary education who wish to understand the phenomenon of children’s superhero and weapon play and make the most of children’s enthusiasm for it. “Warm, funny, smart, and honest, the argument made in Steven Popper’s book astutely, and with a sharp eye for detail, teases out many subtle reflections on morality, childhood development and the paradoxes of human nature, through the lens of our much-loved Superhero narratives. He is able, through nuanced and well-supported argument, drawn from both theory and practice, and from pedagogy and real life, to present a compelling and detailed account of the ways in which these stories might interface with the moral development of children. The book offers a rich, and articulate narrative of its own, which ‘aims at the good’ in its desire to propose that immersion in such superhero ‘narrative play’ can teach children about ethics, social responsibility, and what it is to be ‘human’. This is also a wonderful contribution to debates around the role of mass media in promoting critical thinking and enquiry among children.” Dr. Sheena Calvert, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK “This book authoritatively assesses the virtues of engaging in superhero play with young children. It argues that far from damaging children and encouraging them to adopt unthinking, aggressive behaviours superhero play is an implicitly moral activity. It encourages children to explore profound moral and ethical thinking. This book is both a well-researched account of the appeal that superhero play has for children of both sexes and a practical guide to how such play can be used imaginatively in early years settings.” Rob Abbott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood and Education, University of Chichester, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: WE DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS HERE by Penny Holland:
Download or read book EBOOK: WE DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS HERE written by Penny Holland and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-04-16 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A significant contribution to the continuing exploration of the issues surrounding the learning potential of young children's play. Holland's writing is engaging, her subject is of considerable interest, and her approach succeeds in challenging many of the taken-for-granted assumptions in several areas of the debate. Early childhood educators, those preparing to become early childhood educators, and those who accompany them on this journey will find much that is worthwhile and provocative in this book." Discourse "This book will be a valuable support to all practitioners who do not enjoy 'policing' children's play themes." Nursery World War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners. The author challenges the key rationale for linking aggressive play themes to violent behaviour. She examines play where children are allowed to construct weapons and enact goodies/baddies and superhero scenarios with sensitive adult guidance, and explores the generally positive experiences of children and practitioners. Rather than reading this form of play as the beginning of the slippery slope towards anti-social behaviour, readers are invited to view it as an entry point to imaginative play and social development. We don't play with guns here is a fascinating and insightful contribution to this area of much debate in the early childhood community. The book is key reading for early childhood practitioners, teachers, students, parents and policy makers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Essential Primary English by Jane Medwell:
Download or read book EBOOK: Essential Primary English written by Jane Medwell and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-08-16 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an essential guide to teaching the Primary English curriculum, offering guidance on how to teach the subject, as well as covering the theory and subject knowledge that underpins it. Covering the whole of the Primary English curriculum the book focuses in particular on less-developed aspects such as the development of spoken language, the nature and development of comprehension and the teaching and learning of grammar. Key features include: • Practical teaching sequences, strategies and activities • Classroom cameos suggest ways of delivering content through meaningful activities • Essential ‘Subject Knowledge’ boxes present brief exposés of essential knowledge • Subject Knowledge Quizzes enable you to self-check your knowledge • ‘Insights from Research’ boxes outline underpinning theory and research If you are teaching or training to teach in the primary phase then this book will help you address each area of the Primary English curriculum, covering the requirements for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Girls And Education 3-16: Continuing Concerns, New Agendas by Carolyn Jackson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Girls And Education 3-16: Continuing Concerns, New Agendas written by Carolyn Jackson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-01-16 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a book to own, read and re-read for its insights and which should then provoke us to act so that all children at school are able to enjoy and benefit from education". Professor Debbie Epstein, Cardiff University, UK, Editor, Gender and Education "This excellent book offers evidence from a rich vein of research covering all aspects of girls' and young women's experiences of education, in and out of school, and is therefore an absolute must for all involved in teaching, learning, researching and policy-making on gender." Professor Gaby Weiner, University of Edinburgh, UK Countering claims that we live in 'post-feminist' times in which girls 'have it all' and can do, and be, whatever they like, this book explores some of the current concerns of, and about, girls today. Issues relating to girls' schooling and femininities have been sidelined and depoliticised in recent education agendas. Yet questions and concerns relating to schoolgirls' lives and experiences deserve immediate attention. Not all girls are academically successful; many girls face exclusion in schools; career aspirations are still gendered; rates of smoking and drinking alcohol are high amongst some groups of girls. With contributions from leading researchers in gender and education, this book: Draws on cutting edge research to consider ongoing problems and explore new agendas. Includes contributions relating to the entire 3-16 year age range. Considers both the within- and out-of-school experiences of girls, and locates them within wider debates about gender anxieties in contemporary education. This topical collection highlights the main issues faced by girls in Britain today, and endeavours to put girls back on the educational agenda. It is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in education, sociology, and girls' studies, as well as for school teachers and education policy makers. Contributors:Alexandra Allan, Sheryl Clark, Fin Cullen, Jannette Elwood, Becky Francis, Rosalyn George, Valerie Hey, Laura Hills, Jean Kane, Gwynedd Lloyd, Jackie Marsh, Barbara Martin, Gillean McCluskey, Emma Renold, Sheila Riddell, Jessica Ringrose, Farzana Shain, Joan Stead, Elisabet Weedon
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Engaging Education: Developing Emotional Literacy, Equity and Coeducation by Brian Matthews:
Download or read book EBOOK: Engaging Education: Developing Emotional Literacy, Equity and Coeducation written by Brian Matthews and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2005-11-16 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Brian Matthews brings intellectual rigour as well as passionate commitment to the important tasks of appreciating the role that emotional literacy can play in a refreshing education. It is a powerful combination. It is because he understands so well the need to attend to the purpose of education that he is so illuminating on the strategies that will give all young people the best possible chance to learn and to grow.” James Park, Director, Antidote "This book will be read by individuals who have an interest in bringing about change in the presentcurriculum. School Science Review This book reveals the huge potential of engaging pupils with their emotions in the classroom, and presents evidence that when pupils work in this way they become more co-operative and help each other to learn. The book explores how schools can move beyond a focus on cognitive attainment through an emphasis on affective engagement, to help pupils develop better relationships of all kinds and prepare them for adulthood in a fast-changing world. For teachers, the book tackles the important questions of: What is emotional literacy and emotional intelligence? How can teachers incorporate pupils’ emotional development into their lessons while nourishing and enhancing achievement? How is it possible to have a calm atmosphere in the classroom with pupils enjoying learning together? Engaging Education is the first book to link the issues of emotional literacy, equity and social justice, and the education of the whole child, thus providing the social and political context for emotional literacy. In connecting emotional literacy and equity with the structure of schooling, it establishes that co-educational schools can contribute to enabling boys and girls to relate to and understand each other. Based firmly on research, this innovative book gives teachers invaluable guidelines on what to concentrate on and what to avoid. It is key reading for teachers and trainee teachers as well as policymakers and all those concerned with education.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Education by Meg Maguire:
Download or read book EBOOK: Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Education written by Meg Maguire and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2018-02-16 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Becoming a Teacher provides a broad context for understanding education, addressing issues such as the influence of international policy and practice, education ideology and social justice. This is balanced with practical advice for the classroom on topics such as assessment for learning, learning technologies, literacy, numeracy and English as an additional language. Becoming a Teacher draws extensively on contemporary research and empirical evidence to support critical reflection about learning and teaching. Encouraging you to reflect on your knowledge and beliefs, it explores some of the complex social and cultural influences that influence professional learning and practice. The approach chimes with the government’s recognition that trainee teachers should take a research-informed approach towards classroom practice. The fifth edition is refreshed and revitalized throughout, with: • a complete revision of each chapter • new chapters on 'Reforming ITE', 'Teachers Lives and Careers', 'International Influences', 'Engagement and Motivation', ‘Learning and the Emotions', 'Data Usage in Schools', 'Safeguarding' and 'Learning with Digital Technologies' • up-to-date referencing of research findings • insightful policy analysis • critical commentary on issues For those training to teach in secondary school on a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a School Direct programme, or taking an undergraduate or postgraduate Education Studies course, Becoming a Teacher provides invaluable support, insight and guidance. “With every new edition this book confirms its place as one of the most commanding, authoritative and influential texts in teacher education”. Meg Maguire's leadership of this new editorial team means that this book remains my umbilical cord to those pivotal principals that I cherish in education: integrity, passion, critical engagement and transformation.” Gerry Czerniawski, Professor of Education, University of East London, UK “An excellent contribution to the Teacher Education and development literature”. “Many of the authors are leading thinkers in their field and as such the book offers a significant breadth, depth and coherence to the teacher development discourse.” Professor David Spendlove, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Raising Achievement in Secondary Mathematics by Anne Watson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Raising Achievement in Secondary Mathematics written by Anne Watson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-06-16 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together research and professional knowledge to enhance the teaching of lower attaining students in secondary mathematics. Attainment in mathematics is an important social issue, since underachievement can make a difference to future life choices, particularly amongst certain groups of students. Raising Achievement in Secondary Mathematics shows how well-meant teaching strategies and approaches can in practice exacerbate underachievement in maths by making inappropriate demands on learners. As well as criticizing some of the teaching and grouping practices that are considered normal in many schools, the book also offers an alternative view of attainment and capability, based on real classroom incidents in which ‘low attaining students’ show themselves to be able to think about mathematics in quite sophisticated ways. The author argues that teaching could be based on learners’ proficiency, rather than on correcting deficits in knowledge and behaviour. She describes how a group of teachers who believed that their students could do better with higher expectations developed a range of principles and strategies to support their work – the students showed significant progress and the teachers felt they were doing a better job. With numerous case studies, ideas and teaching strategies, this book is for anyone who is teaching, or learning to teach, mathematics.
Summary Book Review 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys' Achievement by Gary Wilson:
Download or read book 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Raising Boys' Achievement written by Gary Wilson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The educational underachievement of boys is a concern for educational professionals throughout the UK, and so is consistently at the top of most schools' agendas. There is no quick fix to tackle this issue and absolve it completely. There are, however, countless ways of addressing the issue which will help teachers support the boys in their class to reach their full potential. In his new book, established writer on boys' underachievement Gary Wilson gives teachers a way to tap into what is going on inside boys' heads, their experiences and their way of looking at the world around them, and how to value and build upon this in their practice to ensure they get the most of out their male students. Packed with practical lesson plans, activities and strategies, plus suggestions of how to take these ideas further, this book is ideal for all primary teachers who are looking to motivate boys in the classroom and move a step closer to closing the gap between male and female achievement in school.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential by Anne Williams:
Download or read book EBOOK: Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential written by Anne Williams and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2011-05-16 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book aims to address some of the aspects of primary physical education about which there is currently a dearth of high quality texts. It arises from several contextual elements that create a need for something a little different from books currently on offer. Most of these offer guidance on content and teaching skills across the activities of the National Curriculum together with supplementary information about key issues and processes, for example, assessing pupils or including those with special needs. This proposal focuses on learning about primary PE and its potential to contribute not only as a discrete curriculum subject but also across the whole curriculum and to some of the many strategies and initiatives that have been set up to enhance primary practice and achievement. Topics have been selected as the focus for the chapters in this book not only for their current significance within strategies and initiatives, but for their potential to contribute to the enhancement of the curriculum in the longer term, and particularly in the context of the recommendations of the Rose review and the imminent revisions to the primary national curriculum.
Summary Book Review Understanding and Tackling Underachievement: Whole-school Strategies to Meet the Needs of Vulnerable Children in Primary Schools by :
Download or read book Understanding and Tackling Underachievement: Whole-school Strategies to Meet the Needs of Vulnerable Children in Primary Schools written by and published by Optimus Education eBooks. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Effective Behaviour Management in the Primary Classroom by Fiona Shelton:
Download or read book EBOOK: Effective Behaviour Management in the Primary Classroom written by Fiona Shelton and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn a range of effective behaviour management techniques for your classroom! Successful teaching and learning requires a thorough understanding of how to implement a range of effective behaviour management approaches, strategies and philosophies. It is not only essential to put be able to put these approaches into practice, but also have an understanding of the reasoning behind the behaviour and the underlying theoretical perspectives to maintain an effective working environment. Through the use of case studies, reflective tasks and examples from the classroom this book generates a new approach to the 'hows' and 'whys' of behaviour management in the primary school. With its interactive style of discussion, debate, reflection and analysis, it supports and develops classroom practice to ease the stresses and strains of those entering the teaching profession - and those already with experience. There are a range of interactive features in each chapter including: THINK - take a moment to contemplate an element of text, an idea or a strategy REFLECT - encourages you to critically analyze and relate ideas to your own practice CONSIDERATIONS - draws attention to alternative approaches and thinking that you might like to incorporate into your own teaching strategies The chapters explore issues such as behaviour phases at different ages, how to convert policy into practice, and creative approaches to behaviour management. The approach is both supportive and reassuring, offering positive suggestions for continually improving and developing practice. Effective Behaviour Management in the Primary Classroom is a key resource for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and Early Years Foundation/Childhood Studies degrees and primary practitioners.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Education and the Struggle for Democracy by Wilfred Carr:
Download or read book EBOOK: Education and the Struggle for Democracy written by Wilfred Carr and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 1996-03-16 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the past decade there has been a series of radical changes to the educational system of England and Wales. This book argues that any serious study of these changes has to engage with complex questions about the role of education in a modern liberal democracy. Were these educational changes informed by the needs and aspirations of a democratic society? To what extent will they promote democratic values and ideals? These questions can only be adequately addressed by making explicit the political ideas and the underlying philosophical principles that have together shaped the English educational system. To this end, the book provides a selective history of English education which exposes the connections between decisive periods of educational change and the intellectual and political climate in which it occurred. It also connects the educational policies of the 1980s and 90s to the political ideas of the New Right in order to show how they are part of a broader political strategy aimed at reversing the democratic advances achieved through the intellectual and political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book proposes that a democratic educational vision can only effectively be advanced by renewing the 'struggle for democracy' - the historical struggle to create forms of education which will empower all citizens to participate in an open, pluralistic and democratic society.
Summary Book Review Community Medicine: Prep Manual for Undergraduates, 2nd edition-Ebook by Bhalwar Rajvir:
Download or read book Community Medicine: Prep Manual for Undergraduates, 2nd edition-Ebook written by Bhalwar Rajvir and published by Elsevier Health Sciences. This book was released on 2018-04-06 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book fulfills the unmet need of quick review question answer book and at the same time cover the entire syllabus of Community Medicine, spread over 30 chapters. Each chapter has 1 or 2 solved long questions, 8 to 10 solved short notes, viva voce and MCQs related to that chapter. These long / short questions cover the complete syllabus laid down for that chapter by Medical Council of India / reputed medical universities, thus giving the student adequate and complete knowledge of the subject, besides enabling them to effectively undertake a quick & comprehensive exam preparation. The answers to long questions, short notes are crisp, though at the same time, containing all essential details. In this new edition digital assets are also included.