Changing Policy and Practice in Primary Education
Author: Marilyn Osborn,Elizabeth McNess,Patricia Broadfoot
Publisher: A&C Black
A comprehensive analysis of the work of teachers as it impinges on children, colleagues, other professionals, managers, parents, the community, and educational policy. In the process it relates theoretical perspectives to 15 detailed case studies.
Author: Andrew Pollard
Publisher: A&C Black
This unique book provides the reader with a mini-library of over one hundred readings containing: --both classic and contemporary readings--international contributors--material drawn from books and journalsAn essential reference resource in its own right, Readings for Reflective Teaching also contains numerous cross-references to Andrew Pollards Reflective Teaching.
Author: Bob Jeffrey,Peter Woods
Creative Learning in the Primary School uses ethnographic research to consider the main features of creative teaching and learning within the context of contemporary policy reforms. In particular, the authors are interested in the clash between two oppositional discourses - creativity and performativity - and how they are resolved in creative teacher practice. The book complements previous work by these authors on creative teaching by giving more consideration to creative learning. The first section of the book explores the nature of creative teaching and learning by examining four key features: relevance, control, ownership and innovation. The authors devote a chapter to each of these aspects, outlining their properties and illustrating them with a wide range of examples, mainly from recent practice in primary schools. The second section presents some instructive examples of schools promoting creative learning, and how creative primary schools have responded to the policy reforms of recent years. The chapters focus specifically on: how pupils act as a powerful resource for creative learning for each other and for their teachers; how teachers have appropriated the reforms to enhance their creativity; and how one school has moved over a period of ten years from heavy constraint to high creativity. The blend of analysis, case-study material and implications for practice will make this book attractive to primary teachers, school managers, policy makers, teacher educators and researchers.
Author: Andrew Pollard,Kristine Black-Hawkins,Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Pete Dudley,Steve Higgins,Mary James,Holly Linklater,Sue Swaffield,Mandy Swann,Mark Winterbottom,Mary Anne Wolpert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The book you can trust to guide you through your teaching career, as the expert authors share tried and tested techniques in both primary and secondary settings. For this new edition Andrew Pollard has worked with the same core author team to bring you expert guidance from top practitioners, in the form of a text that is both cohesive and that continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's teachers. It is designed for trainees whether in universities or schools (such as School Direct, SCITT). Reflective Teaching in Schools uniquely provides two levels of support: - practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to help you continue developing your skills. New to this edition: - 10 Lesson Study cases illustrate the impact this approach can have on classroom teaching, whether in a city Primary School or rural Secondary Academy - 10 Toolkit Evidence summaries based on the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit cover topics like collaborative learning - New Reflective Activities and guidance on Key Readings at the end of each chapter - Updates to reflect recent changes in curriculum and assessment across the UK reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It now includes a new chapter on mentoring, a glossary to help decipher the difference between IEP and LAP, and much more.
Grundlagen, Methoden, rechtlicher Rahmen
Author: Christine Susanne Rabe,Martin Wode
Mediation ist ein strukturiertes Verfahren, in dem Konfliktparteien unter Anleitung eines neutralen Dritten selbstständig eine für alle Beteiligten tragbare Lösung erarbeiten. Im anglo-amerikanischen Raum ist die Mediation schon heute weit verbreitet, aber auch in Europa erfreut sie sich zunehmender Beliebtheit. Das vorliegende Buch vermittelt Praktikern – insbesondere als Mediatoren tätigen Rechtsanwälten – die grundlegenden Prinzipien, Methoden und den Ablauf der erfolgreichen Mediation. Im Mittelpunkt stehen bewährte Kommunikations- und Gesprächstechniken, Beginn und Durchführung der Mediation, der Mediationsvertrag und die Abschlussvereinbarung sowie ein historischer Abriss. Übersichten veranschaulichen die Struktur des Gesprächs im Mediationsverfahren, zahlreiche Praxisbeispiele und Formulierungshilfen erleichtern die Umsetzung. Die klare und übersichtliche Darstellung ermöglicht das schnelle und gezielte Nachschlagen zentraler theoretischer und praktischer Aspekte der Mediation.
Author: Thomas Glick
Did you ever wonder how to help two parties resolve a dispute where everyone wins? How to help two feuding neighbors?This book is designed to offer mediation tips through unique and creative approaches. This book is for the causal reader of negotiations to the student of mediation. From the professional mediator to the every day peace maker. Each chapter is based on an actual event to help illustrate the various approaches and techniques.
Author: American Arbitration Association
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with a thorough introduction into the practice of mediation and offers advice and strategies in preparing for and conducting successful mediations. It explores the use of mediator evaluations, (i.e. opinions as to the likely outcome or value of legal claims), reframing (i.e. restating or rephrasing statements of conflict), risk analysis, the underlying psychology and bridging of cultural gaps, among many other areas included to assist mediators in achieving the best results. Attorneys are provided with guidance on establishing a mediation practice, preparing clients for mediation, negotiation tactics, and how to answer a client’s questions regarding the process of mediation. It discusses confidentiality and ethics in mediation and also addresses the use of mediation in specific types of disputes, such as business to business matters, construction, medical malpractice, governmental agencies including environmental agencies, and in the workplace. Lastly, it touches on various mediation issues as they arise in the legal system. The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.
Sociocultural and Psychological Perspectives
Author: Elizabeth Mertz
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Semiotic Mediation: Sociocultural and Psychological Perspectives provides the theoretical and empirical direction toward the synthesis of the subjective, developmental, or cognitive aspects of semiotic processes in a psychological context, and the historical, institutional, and ideological grounding of sign systems in sociocultural contexts. The book is divided into three sections that show the theoretical rationale and empirical consequences of cross-disciplinary research into semiotic processes. Part I provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation, with analysis and exegesis of work on semiotic mediation by theorists such as Peirce, Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Whorf, Saussure, and Frege. Part II presents empirical case studies that range across the fields of developmental psychology, cultural anthropology, sociolinguistics, and history of religion. Linking together these diverse data bases and research methodologies are crosscutting concerns with four dimensions of semiotic mediation. The third part is a section comprised of commentaries on the organization and themes of metasemiotic representation. The concluding chapter sketches the philosophical history of the notion of semiotic mediation and then synthesizes the volume's empirical studies in terms of directions for future research. Anthropologists, psycholinguists, psychosociologists, and linguistics experts will find the book invaluable.
How Barth’s Christology Challenged the Deus Absconditus that Haunts Modernity
Author: Rustin E. Brian
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Karl Barth's Christology provides a key to out-narrating the Deus absconditus, which, as Rustin Brian contends, is in fact the god of modernity. Included in this is the rejection of the logical and philosophical systems that allow for the modern understanding of God as the Deus absconditus, namely, dialectics and nominalism. This rejection is illustrated, interestingly enough, in Barth's decision to literally cover up, with a rug, Martin Luther's works in his personal library. Surely this was more than a decorative touch. The reading of Barth's works that results from this starting point challenges much of contemporary Barth scholarship and urges readers to reconsider Barth. Through careful examination of a large body of Barth's writings, particularly in regard to the issues of the knowledge or knowability of God, as well as Christology, Brian argues that contemporary Barth scholarship should be done in careful conversation with the finest examples of both Protestant and, especially, Roman Catholic theology. Barth's paradoxical Christology thus becomes the foundation for a dogmatic ecumenicism. Barth's Christology, then, just might be able to open up possibilities for discussion and even convergence, within a church that is anything but one.
Biography, Reception and Art
Author: Victoria Dutchman-Smith
Originally published as author's thesis (Ph.D.--Trinity College, Cambridge).
Effective and Evidence-informed Professional Practice
Author: Andrew Pollard,Janet Collins
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
There are a variety of views on teaching. At one extreme, some teachers deny any value to theoretical thinking: Learning to teach consists merely of acquiring tips from experienced hands. At the other extreme, some academics have a very abstract, theoretical approach. Reflective teaching lies between; it allows practitioners to relate practice and theory within their own particular contexts.No other text has done more to promote reflective teaching. This new edition is fully updated to respond to: --new research findings--social change--developments in educational policy--new standards for initial teacher educationIt also maintains continuity with the Third Edition, having the same structure, and a cross-referenced index. The book may be read independently, but it is also part of an unprecedented support package including: --RT web, a regularly updated website with supplementary text, activities and further reading--Readings for Reflective Teaching; the companion books is a unique mini-library of well over a hundred education readings, both classic and contemporary
Author: Taberez Ahmed Neyazi,Akio Tanabe,Shinya Ishizaka
Category: Social Science
Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government–an unprecedented, democratic transformation has been taking place. This has caused the emergence of unexpected coalitions and alliances across diverse castes, classes, and religious groups according to the issues involved. In this volume, we intend to understand this deepening of democracy by employing a new analytical framework of the 'vernacular public arena' where negotiations, dialogues, debates, and contestations occur among 'vernacular publics'. This reflects the profound changes in Indian democracy as diverse social groups, including dalits, adivasis, and Other Backward Classes; minorities, women; individuals from rural areas, towns, and cities; the poor and the new middle classes–the 'vernacular publics'–participate in new ways in India’s public life. This participation is not confined to electoral politics, but has extended to the public arenas in which these groups have begun to raise their voice publicly and to negotiate and engage in dialogue with each other and the wider world. Contributors demonstrate that the participation of vernacular publics has resulted in the broadening of Indian democracy itself which focuses on the ways of governance, improving people’s lives, life chances, and living environments. An original, comprehensive study that furthers our understanding of the unfolding political dynamism and the complex reshuffling and reassembling taking place in Indian society and politics, this book will be relevant to academics with an interest in South Asian Studies from a variety of disciplines, including Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies.
Author: Kerstin Mey
Explicit material is more widely available in the internet age than ever before, yet the concept of ‘obscenity’ remains as difficult to pin down as it is to approach without bias: notions of what is ‘obscene’ shift with societies’ shifting mores, and our responses to explicit or disturbing material can be highly subjective. In this intelligent and sensitive book, Kerstin Mey grapples with the work of twentieth-century artists practising at the edges of acceptability, from Hans Bellmer through to Nobuyoshi Araki, from Robert Mapplethorpe to Annie Sprinkle, and from Hermann Nitsch to Paul McCarthy. Mey refuses sweeping statements and ‘knee-jerk’ responses, arguing with dexterity that some works, regardless of their ‘high art’ context, remain deeply problematic, whilst others are both groundbreaking and liberating.
An Ethico-aesthetic Paradigm
Author: Félix Guattari
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Guattari's final book is a succinct summary of his socio-philosophical outlook. It includes critical reflections on Lacanian psychoanalysis, structuralism, information theory, postmodernism, and the thought of Heidegger, Bakhtin, Barthes, and others.
Author: Allen Karen
The theater is now considered mere entertainment, but participate in the personal development of the child. The official texts therefore commit teachers to introduce this practice in project activities. In the first part, I will question the pedagogical practice of theater.
Author: Verena Andermatt Conley
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Grounded on the assumption that the relationship between the arts and the sciences is dictated by technology, the essays in Rethinking Technologies explore trends in contemporary thought that have been changing our awareness of science, technology, and the arts.
ambiguity, professionals and managerialism
Author: Eric Hoyle,Mike Wallace
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
This book explores the limits to rational management. The authors develop the idea of organizational irony as a central concept for analyzing and explaining management activity in a managerialist environment. Drawing on international research as well as their own extensive experience in educational organizations, the authors show that effectiveness is not necessarily the result of over-rationalistic approaches to educational management. Focusing on school leadership and management, authors Eric Hoyle and Mike Wallace suggest that major reforms have had limited success because the changes introduced have diverted school staff from their core task of promoting student learning. The result is dissatisfaction, frustration, and stress. The authors use the ironic perspective to show how practitioners respond by mediating the reforms. They argue that a more temperate approach to leadership and management supported by wise policy-making can create structures that take the strain and reduce stress, encourage autonomy while accepting associated risks, and sponsor moderate experimentation and innovation emerging from communities of professional practice. This book is essential reading for all concerned with improving education: advanced course students, leaders and managers, trainers, administrators, policy-makers and academics. It also offers insights for the study of public service and business organizations.