Summary Book Review Schooling Reform In Hard Times by Bob Linguard:
Download or read book Schooling Reform In Hard Times written by Bob Linguard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on research carried out under Labour governments throughout the 1990s in Western Australia, the authors consider the social, political and economic conditions under which policy is formulated, understood and enacted. They look at how the state structure affects the content and nature of policy statements and provide an outline of the history of policy developments and point to future possibilities and probabilities. Outcomes within funding ceilings, accountability frameworks and national guidelines are but some of the changes referred to. The emergence of competency-based standards in education and training in schools, workplaces and the professions is evident throughout Australia at state level, but the concern is whether issues of education should be played out within the state and outside civil society. The authors argue for the mediation in implementation of policy - rather than a lambasting of policy formulation and implementation. This text is intended for heads of education departments, PGCE, BEd. MEd. students and researchers interested in education policy and planning. Education policymakers, and educational historians.
Summary Book Review 'Hanging in with Kids' in Tough Times by John Smyth:
Download or read book 'Hanging in with Kids' in Tough Times written by John Smyth and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings a unique, innovative and refreshing perspective to one of the most protracted issues affecting young lives - disengagement from schooling. Rather than continuing to blame young people, as most educational policies do, this book examines disengagement from the vantage point of the lives, experiences, interests and aspirations of the communities from which young people come, and within which they are embedded. It uses a narrative and representational approach that gives detailed insights into the wider context of poverty, class, power, relationships and identity. A major and defining hallmark of the book is the emphasis it places upon a number of 'doings', - including community voice, identity formation, critical work education and education policy - all of which provide a very different set of scripts with which to reinvent the institution of high school.
Summary Book Review Education, Globalisation and New Times by Stephen J. Ball:
Download or read book Education, Globalisation and New Times written by Stephen J. Ball and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-03-08 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Education, Globalisation and New Times comprises a selection of the most influential papers published over the twenty-one years of the Journal of Education Policy. Written by many of the leading scholars in the field, these seminal papers cover a variety of subjects, sectors and levels of education, focused around the following major themes: education, globalisation and new times policy theory and method policy and equity. Compiled by the journal's editors, Stephen Ball, Ivor Goodson and Meg Maguire, the book illustrates the development of the field of education policy studies, and the specially written Introduction contextualises the selection, whilst introducing students to the main issues and current thinking in the field.
Summary Book Review Educational Policy and the Politics of Change by Miriam Henry:
Download or read book Educational Policy and the Politics of Change written by Miriam Henry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Governments around the world are trying to come to terms with new technologies, new social movements and a changing global economy. As a result, educational policy finds itself at the centre of a major political struggle between those who see it only for its instrumental outcomes and those who see its potential for human emancipation. This book is a successor to the best-selling Understanding Schooling (1988). It provides a readable account of how educational policies are developed by the state in response to broader social, cultural, economic and political changes which are taking place. It examines the way in which schools live and work with these changes, and the policies which result from them. The book examines policy making at each level, from perspectives both inside and outside the state bureaucracy. It has a particular focus on social justice. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students will find that this book enables them to understand the reasoning behind the changes they are expected to implement. It will help to prepare them to confront an uncertain educational world, whilst still retaining their enthusiasm for education.
Summary Book Review School Budgeting for Hard Times by William K. Poston:
Download or read book School Budgeting for Hard Times written by William K. Poston and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Improve your school's productivity with existing resources by implementing performance-based budgeting. Included are step-by-step instructions for how to do more with less.
Summary Book Review Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education by Bob Lingard:
Download or read book Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education written by Bob Lingard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-24 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces of work – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Bob Lingard has spent the last 30 years researching and writing in universities in Australia, England and Scotland about changing education policy issues. His work is written from a sociological perspective and with a commitment to social justice. He is the co-editor and co-author of 17 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. In Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education, Bob Lingard provides critical sociological engagement with the politics of education. The focus is education policy and the impact of globalization, including epistemological and methodological issues necessary for researching education policy today. Topics analyzed include: educational restructuring new accountabilities and testing mediatization of education policy policy as numbers the global policy field and policy borrowing pedagogies. Lingard also considers the nature of educational research today. He has selected 12 of his key writings and in a critical introduction situates and contextualizes the work against key developments in the field and in the changing world.
Download or read book My School written by Lesley Scanlon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-17 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Education issues feature almost daily in print media, online, on the radio and on television, much of which focuses on the perceived deficits of students and teachers. Singled out for special attention are low socio-economic status (SES) schools which are frequently characterised by teachers and students with little investment in learning and teaching. Yet within this plethora of educational discussion there is no contemporary, longitudinal study of what it means to learn and teach in a disadvantaged school within the policy context of the ‘education revolution’ in Australia. Drawing on 500 interviews conducted over a four period with the Principal, parents, teachers and students at a regional low SES school, this book challenges the profile of one school as represented on the ‘My School’ website which publishes the results of National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Chapters situate the original research within an international and national educational context, before exploring topics including leadership and management, student behaviour, constructs of the ‘good teacher’, the involvement of parents in school and the ‘digital revolution’. The book closes with an appraisal of the major themes that emerged from the multiple perspectives of the study. This is the first book to provide a longitudinal ethnographic study of a school in Australia, which examines the impact of the ‘education revolution’ on the Principal, parents, teachers and students. It comprehensively challenges the official ‘My School’ representation of a low SES school and will appeal to researchers in education, as well as those involved in postgraduate teacher education and sociology courses, both from Australia and internationally.
Summary Book Review The Hawke Legacy by Gerry Bloustien:
Download or read book The Hawke Legacy written by Gerry Bloustien and published by Wakefield Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bob Hawke was a popular and effective Prime Minister whose economic and social reforms are acknowledged to have shaped modern Australia. The book offers a timely look at the legacy of the Hawke era (1983-1991) by considering both the achievements of his ministry, and what remains as unfinished business. The Hawke Legacy includes interviews with Bob Hawke, with his former speechwriter Graeme Freudenberg and with former Senator Rosemary Crowley, contributions from two former members of the Hawke Government, and scholarly accounts from historical, poitical, economic, educational and Indigenous perspectives.
Summary Book Review School Choice and the Quasi-market by Geoffrey Walford:
Download or read book School Choice and the Quasi-market written by Geoffrey Walford and published by Symposium Books Ltd. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout much of the industrialised world in the 1980s and 1990s governments divested themselves of responsibility for providing services for their citizens and espoused the ideology of the market. In education the term ‘quasi-market’ has been used to describe the situation where the market forces introduced into schooling differ in some fundamental respects from classical free markets. This book brings together specially written accounts of developments in the quasi-market in nine countries. The authors were asked to focus on their own particular country and to review policy developments in school choice over the previous five to ten years. In addition they were asked to assess the research evidence on the workings of the quasi-market of schools and, in particular, the effects of such changes on children of different genders and from differing social class and ethnic backgrounds. The result is a series of thought-provoking articles that add greatly to our understanding of the pressures that led to quasi-markets in education, and of how particular countries have responded to such changes and to the potentially inequitable effects of such moves.
Summary Book Review Systems of Education by Sohan Modgil:
Download or read book Systems of Education written by Sohan Modgil and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-28 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 1 is concerned with the theoretical and conceptual framework for reflecting about values, culture and education and thus provides an introduction to the series as a whole. It provides state and policy level analysis across the world.
Summary Book Review Changing Theories and Practices of Discipline by Roger Slee:
Download or read book Changing Theories and Practices of Discipline written by Roger Slee and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This re-examination of the school discipline issue gives an overview of policy change; an examination of the major schools of thought on student discipline; a reconsideration of the context in which young people, teachers and schools now find
Summary Book Review Reforming Education by Benjamin Levin:
Download or read book Reforming Education written by Benjamin Levin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-06-02 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ambitious programs of education reform have been introduced by many governments around the world. Reforming Education is an important study of large-scale education reform in five different settings: England, New Zealand, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Manitoba and the US state of Minnesota. The book looks at a variety of reforms covering: school choice; charter schools; increased testing of students; stricter curriculum guidelines; and local school management. Drawing from theoretical and empirical work in education, political theory, organizational theory and public administration, Reforming Education provides a clearly developed conceptual framework of analyzing reform programs. The author reviews the political origins of the reforms, the process of adoption into law, the implementation processes used to support the reforms and the results of the reforms for students, schools and communities.
Download or read book Perspectives written by Colin Marsh and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each chapter of this book is devoted to a separate concept, which is analysed in terms of its major features. Follow-up questions at the end of each chapter are designed to challenge the reader to reflect on the specific issues raised. Vol I is largely introductory dealing with students' and teachers' perspectives of curriculum.
Summary Book Review Perspectives by Colin J. Marsh:
Download or read book Perspectives written by Colin J. Marsh and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each chapter of this book is devoted to a separate concept, which is analyzed in terms of its major features. Follow-up questions at the end of each chapter are designed to challenge the reader to reflect further on the specific issues raised.
Summary Book Review Researching Education Policy by David Halpin:
Download or read book Researching Education Policy written by David Halpin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-08-04 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The methodology researching of educational policy is the subject of this book. It takes a "behind the scenes" look at the conducting, the analysis and the interpretation of research carried out into educational policy issues revolving around the 1988 Education Reform Act.; The contributors draw on their project research experience to demonstrate the breadth of issues lionked with such policy research, and cover the gender and power balance between interviewer and interviewee, the difficulties resulting from different ideological stances of researchers and researched, and difficulties in finding links between research and policy.
Summary Book Review After Postmodernism by Richard Smith:
Download or read book After Postmodernism written by Richard Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-09-27 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work presents a set of thematic essays aimed at clarifying the educational problems and paradoxes of postmodern educational conditions and theory. The major concerns of the book are the possibility of achieving substantive political objectives and of theorising such possiblities. These concerns arise from a dissatisfaction with the organisational and political conditions of postmodern educational practice.; The seeming inability of academics to intervene in the public sector, especially in matters of equality, provides a driving force to the book. For individuals who care about the future of education and its role in social reconstruction, the pessimistic nature of postmodern theories of society and education is an additional impetus for the book.; All the chapters exemplify the issues that confront lecturers in contemporary university teacher education contexts. A notable feature of the book is a theme that current theorisation about education and society are historically outmoded and that the future lies in "post" postmodern theories.