The book focuses largely on three associated subjects - geography, history and social studies. Although the research for the book draws on the authors' experiences in Welsh Primary Schools, the range of literature cited and the analytical frameworks employed ensure that their findings have a much broader relevance. Based on solid research from 18 outstanding schools in challenging circumstances, this is the vital message of this important and unique book. Measuring the performance of general practitioners figures prominently in some of the activities of the primary care trusts, but not all that can be counted counts, and this is why this book is both interesting and important. In high attainment schools, they must recognize how to sustain success. This book accompanies each of the subject-specific books in the series, providing a valuable link between disciplines. They also explain why these ways of working are successful.
In many ways, this as the authors note, is an optimistic message — that all children deserve to be educated in such very effective schools. Features include: topic background knowledge andpresentation of opposing arguments and viewpoints; advice on how toavoid bias; lively lesson plans; reproduciblepupil resources including activity sheets, information sheets, casestudies and news reports. All of these figure prominently in this book, as does the ever growing problem of chronic illness. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. A key insight of the book is that although these schools are consequently 'extraordinary' their practice was in many ways quite 'ordinary'. How can you encourage an environment where differing views are treated positively? The supporting companion website provides more detailed additional information along with practical teaching resources for those looking to explore controversial issues in their own classroom. Published in association with theCitizenship Foundation, theHeadlinestitles provide background knowledge andpractical teaching resources to introduce and appropriately managediscussions of sensitive, controversial and topical issues withconfidence.
The field of study is the everyday business of being a family doctor and the inter- and intra-personal phenomena that arise as a result. Over several years I have reflected on the mandate that general practitioners are given by society to listen and be available if required. It shows how they spent their working lives, the nature of the curriculum they taught, and analyses their work into five main categories: Teaching, Preparation, Administration, Professional Development and Other Activities. This inspiring and indispensable book, will stir and steer all who read it in that educationally essential quest' - Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, Boston College All good teachers and headteachers are concerned with improving pupil attainment. This book is essential reading for headteachers, teachers, students of educational leadership and management, school governors, and those who work in local authorities.
Through presenting what is actually happening in primary schools in contrast to prescribed educational orthodoxies, this book makes a vital contribution to the debate on the future of primary education. When a news story hits theheadlines, schools will naturally want to respond to the questions,fears and concerns of their pupils with sensitivity, accuracy andbalance. It includes case studies taken from personal accounts of learning experiences from members of primary care teams. TheHeadlinestitles have been produced specifically to help teachersface this challenge. Listening to patients and engaging with their affective and social problems remains central to the work on the general practitioner. Designed to be a resource for all training and practising R.
Tackling Controversial Issues provides teachers with support and guidance as you engage with the more tricky questions and topics you and your pupils encounter. Drawing upon developmental psychological, social psychological and classroom research, it develops a new and ambitious social pedagogic approach to classroom learning, with a stress on group work, which will be of interest to researchers, teachers and policy-makers. Together these to series provide a complete resource for students. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. This is because these schools worked in much the same way as the very best of schools have always done. . It will help you to have confidence to include what might appear to be challenging or controversial topics in your lessons, and provides guidance on how religion and science themes can be effectively addressed using appropriate classroom teaching methods.
Essential reading for beginning teachers and teachers of citizenship and history, and education studies students exploring the teaching of controversial issues in the classroom. Reflective questions and activities encourage readers to really engage with the issues and annotated further reading suggestions provide links to useful resources. Category: Social Science Author : Charles L. They define 'a very effective' school as one that provides high levels of attainment and rich educational experiences despite being located in extremely challenging circumstances. Drawing on the wealth of ideas and successful practices shared with the authors by the teachers in the study, it demonstrates how classteachers, curriculum co-ordinators, deputy headteachers and headteachers are tackling the new demands of their expanding roles. This practical, research-based book describes the key approaches used by very effective schools.
Topics covered include:- What is the 'right' age to discuss controversial issues? The result is a set of guidelines from which teachers can plan policies suitable for their own schools. If you want to become more effective as a school you will need to become more effective and adjusted as a teacher, a leader and an all-round human being. Children of all ages are now regularly exposed to media coverage of controversial topics. Containing a wealth of practical advice to help you turn pedagogical theory into practice effortlessly, it helps you understand your own attitudes to the subject, as well as those of your students, to ensure successful teaching. They also investigate the changing nature of this type of learning experience and explore its contribution to the curriculum, particularly history and citizenship education.
It examines the impact of the National Curriculum and assessment on classroom practice, curriculum organization and planning at Key Stage 2. The authors explain how success can be achieved and maintained and describe ways of working that bring about high levels of pupil attainment. The critics may be right. How do you help students apply their understanding of religious beliefs and scientific theory to a range of ultimate questions? Simon Cocksedge argues that listening is work, and he describes the choices that we have during consultations to allow the patient to express their problems, the importance of listening to the development of long term relationships with patients and the importance of 'being with' patients during important life experiences. In schools with low attainment levels, they must come to understand the challenges they face and find ways of overcoming the difficulties. A successful balance of important recent articles and substantial contributions specially written for this text, Racism and Education is essential reading for teachers, students and all those concerned with discrimination and with antiracist policy. Focusing mainly on the effectiveness or otherwise of multicultural and antiracist policies, the book situates racism at school in the widest context, from the experience of individuals to the social and institutional background.