Independent School Entrance

Getting My Child Into the Right School from Pre-Prep to 6th Form

Author: Victoria Barker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946095599

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Good Schools Guide

Author: Ralph Lucas,Beth Noakes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909963030

Category:

Page: 1632

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The Gabbitas Top 500 Independent Schools

A Guide to the Best in Private Education

Author: Gabbitas

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749470364

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5594

Every parent wants their child to flourish throughout their education, and few decisions are more difficult than choosing the right school. Selected by Gabbitas' panel of experts, this new guide highlights the best in independent education, including a listing of the most exceptional schools, and chosen for their all-round academic excellence; opportunities; history, culture and ethos; prospects for school leavers; facilities and staff-to-student ratios. With its unique emphasis on the overall development of the student, taking into account a range of important criteria, The Gabbitas Top 500 Independent Schools offers a more genuine reflection of the best schools than relying solely on league tables. Fully supported by Gabbitas consultants' accompanying website, this guide will allow parents to make the most informed decision about their child's education.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371565

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9674

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Good Schools Guide

Author: RALPH. LUCAS,Beth NOAKES

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909963115

Category:

Page: 1915

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Access to privilege

patterns of participation in Australian post-secondary education

Author: Don Anderson,Aat Emile Vervoorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 6300

Private Tutoring Across the Mediterranean

Power Dynamics and Implications for Learning and Equity

Author: Mark Bray,André E. Mazawi,Ronald G. Sultana

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462092370

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 1640

Private tutoring—supplementary, out-of-school instruction offered at a fee to individuals or groups—represents a substantial household expenditure, even in systems that claim to have free public education. It plays out across, alongside, and even within some school systems. Emerging as a ‘shadow education’, private tutoring now operates as a system and industry crossing national, regional, and social-class boundaries. Private tutoring is provided through different modes of delivery including the internet. Policy makers, parents, teachers, trade unions, corporations, community associations, and students are implicated in the private tutoring industry. The debates over private tutoring are therefore part of the larger struggles over the ends of education in just and equitable societies. The authors in this volume address diverse national settings of private tutoring across the Mediterranean, and examine its political, economic, social, and cultural underpinnings. They draw on a range of conceptual frameworks, and deploy a variety of research methods to problematize the multifaceted relationships between tutoring, learning, and equity. The volume captures a multiplicity of voices, and focuses on some of the central challenges facing education in pluralistic societies

The Good School

How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve

Author: Peg Tyre

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429996978

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 4892

Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possible We all know that the quality of education served up to our children in U.S. schools ranges from outstanding to shockingly inadequate. How can parents tell the difference? And how do they make sure their kids get what's best? Even the most involved and informed parents can feel overwhelmed and confused when making important decisions about their child's education. And the scary truth is that evaluating a school based on test scores and college admissions data is like selecting a car based on the color of its paint. Synthesizing cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting, Peg Tyre offers parents far smarter and more sophisticated ways to assess a classroom and decide if the school and the teacher have the right stuff. Passionate and persuasive, The Good School empowers parents to make sense of headlines; constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards; and figure out the best option for their child—be that a local public school, a magnet program, a charter school, homeschooling, parochial, or private.

Tools of the Mind

The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education

Author: Elena Bodrova,Deborah Leong

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130278043

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 1013

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

How Not to be a Hypocrite

School Choice for the Morally Perplexed

Author: Adam Swift

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415311168

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 775

This volume is for parents who have a choice about what kind of school their children go to and find that the choice raises moral dilemmas such as: should you agonise about whether you are justified in seeking the best for your children?; and how can you apply principle to practice?

London North

The Good Schools Guide

Author: Ralph Lucas,Beth Noakes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909963054

Category:

Page: 667

View: 336

Living and Working in London

A Survival Handbook

Author: Joe Laredo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901130423

Category: Travel

Page: 412

View: 7380

This text informs the reader what it is really like to live and work in London. It will hasten your introduction to the London way of life and is ideal for immigrants, employees, long-stay visitors, students, retirees and business people.

Beyond the Brochure

An Insider's Guide to Private Elementary Schools in Los Angeles

Author: Christina Simon,Anne Simon,Porcha Dodson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781439245880

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 2996

With too many applications and limited openings at private elementary schools in Los Angeles, this book answers questions about the admissions process and how to give your child that competitive edge.

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Research and Practice

Author: James McLeskey,Nancy L. Waldron,Fred Spooner,Bob Algozzine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136242430

Category: Education

Page: 564

View: 8240

Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the research literature regarding how students might be provided classrooms and schools that are both inclusive and effective. Inclusive schools are defined as places where students with disabilities are valued and active participants in academic and social activities and are given supports that help them succeed. Effectiveness is addressed within the current movement toward multi-tiered systems of support and evidence-based practices that meet the demands of high-stakes accountability.

The Philosophy of Childhood

Author: Gareth B. Matthews

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674664807

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 7954

So many questions, such an imagination, endless speculation: the child seems to be a natural philosopher--until the ripe old age of eight or nine, when the spirit of inquiry mysteriously fades. What happened? Was it something we did--or didn't do? Was the child truly the philosophical being he once seemed? Gareth Matthews takes up these concerns in The Philosophy of Childhood, a searching account of children's philosophical potential and of childhood as an area of philosophical inquiry. Seeking a philosophy that represents the range and depth of children's inquisitive minds, Matthews explores both how children think and how we, as adults, think about them. Adult preconceptions about the mental life of children tend to discourage a child's philosophical bent, Matthews suggests, and he probes the sources of these limiting assumptions: restrictive notions of maturation and conceptual development; possible lapses in episodic memory; the experience of identity and growth as "successive selves," which separate us from our own childhoods. By exposing the underpinnings of our adult views of childhood, Matthews, a philosopher and longtime advocate of children's rights, clears the way for recognizing the philosophy of childhood as a legitimate field of inquiry. He then conducts us through various influential models for understanding what it is to be a child, from the theory that individual development recapitulates the development of the human species to accounts of moral and cognitive development, including Piaget's revolutionary model. The metaphysics of playdough, the authenticity of children's art, the effects of divorce and intimations of mortality on a child--all have a place in Matthews's rich discussion of the philosophical nature of childhood. His book will prompt us to reconsider the distinctions we make about development and the competencies of mind, and what we lose by denying childhood its full philosophical breadth.

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1554

How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

A History of Harrow School, 1324-1991

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198227960

Category: Education

Page: 599

View: 4119

Harrow School rose from being one of scores of local grammar schools founded in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to become the second most famous school in the English-speaking world. Still shorthand for social exclusivity, its development supplies insights into British educational, cultural, and political history, as well as providing evidence for the study of public schools in general, one of Britain's most idiosyncratic yet successful social inventions. Avoiding polemic or apologia, this new history of Harrow, the first for over half a century, and the first to be based on unfettered access to the school and governors' archives, investigates the school's governors, masters, pupils, finances, social position, and curriculum, within the context of shifting political, cultural, and educational circumstances. It is a contribution to the social history of Britain as well as a critical study of a famous school. Unusually for school histories, this book, supported by a full academic apparatus of source references, frankly confronts the school's failings as well as its successes; its financial, educational, and sexual scandals as openly as its well-publicized eminence as the school of Byron, Churchill (and six other British prime ministers), and Nehru.