Educator Most Extraordinary

The life and achievements of Harry Rée, 1914–1991

  • Jonathan M. Daube
This is the extraordinary story of Harry Rée, ‘the pre-eminent educationalist of the post-War years’. The youngest of eight children, he went to Cambridge and then into teaching, and after ten years as headmaster of Watford Boys’ Grammar School he became a fervent advocate for comprehensives. The first professor appointed at the University of York, he argued for innumerable causes: community education, comprehensives, curricular reform, voluntary suicide, and much else. His life and thought explored such questions as: What can you do if you truly believe in the power of education? What does it mean to live a life committed to public service? Is one person’s compromise another’s sell-out? And what does it mean to be a visionary?
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The life and achievements of Harry Rée, 1914–1991

  • Jonathan M. Daube
This is the extraordinary story of Harry Rée, ‘the pre-eminent educationalist of the post-War years’. The youngest of eight children, he went to Cambridge and then into teaching, and after ten years as headmaster of Watford Boys’ Grammar School he became a fervent advocate for comprehensives. The first professor appointed at the University of York, he argued for innumerable causes: community education, comprehensives, curricular reform, voluntary suicide, and much else. His life and thought explored such questions as: What can you do if you truly believe in the power of education? What does it mean to live a life committed to public service? Is one person’s compromise another’s sell-out? And what does it mean to be a visionary?

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Young and Homeless

Exploring the education, life experiences and aspirations of homeless youth

  • Tina Byrom
  • Sheine Peart
Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is for those wishing to explore and understand the stories and experiences of homeless young people without falling into tired assumptions. It also explores an effective support service that assists those in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation.
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Exploring the education, life experiences and aspirations of homeless youth

  • Tina Byrom
  • Sheine Peart
Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is for those wishing to explore and understand the stories and experiences of homeless young people without falling into tired assumptions. It also explores an effective support service that assists those in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation.

Price: £17.99

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Inclusive Educational Practice in Europe

Psychological perspectives

  • Christopher Arnold
  • Jacqueline Horan
Psychologists have long been researching effective practice with children who don’t adjust readily to school systems that now aspire to include everyone. This book collates the findings of psychologists working in educational settings in 13 European states and will be essential reading for school psychologists, teachers and school leaders.
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Psychological perspectives

  • Christopher Arnold
  • Jacqueline Horan
Psychologists have long been researching effective practice with children who don’t adjust readily to school systems that now aspire to include everyone. This book collates the findings of psychologists working in educational settings in 13 European states and will be essential reading for school psychologists, teachers and school leaders.

Price: £24.99

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Children’s Literature about Refugees

A catalyst in the classroom

  • Julia Hope
Julia Hope describes her study on how primary school teachers use certain picturebooks and storybooks that relate refugee children’s experiences, so that young refugees feel validated and their classmates can understand something of what they’ve been through. It gives teachers both pedagogical support and the resources to tackle this urgent topic. 
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A catalyst in the classroom

  • Julia Hope
Julia Hope describes her study on how primary school teachers use certain picturebooks and storybooks that relate refugee children’s experiences, so that young refugees feel validated and their classmates can understand something of what they’ve been through. It gives teachers both pedagogical support and the resources to tackle this urgent topic. 

Price: £19.99

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Preventing Dropout

Lessons from Europe

  • Christopher Arnold
  • Tracey Baker
Across Europe, the number of young people dropping out of education, training or employment is cause for concern. Case studies from five countries – the UK, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ireland – reveal the significant benefits from early identification of, and proactive intervention with, the groups most vulnerable to dropout.
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Lessons from Europe

  • Christopher Arnold
  • Tracey Baker
Across Europe, the number of young people dropping out of education, training or employment is cause for concern. Case studies from five countries – the UK, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ireland – reveal the significant benefits from early identification of, and proactive intervention with, the groups most vulnerable to dropout.

Price: £23.99

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Civil Society Organizations in Turbulent Times

A gilded web?

  • Linda Milbourne
  • Ursula Murray
Why have civil society organizations become trapped in a gilded web of privatized, neo-liberal arrangements, reinforcing the systems they were established to reform? Drawing on research from diverse fields, this book aims to reawaken the critical voices that could challenge the growing inequalities and failures of current social systems.
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A gilded web?

  • Linda Milbourne
  • Ursula Murray
Why have civil society organizations become trapped in a gilded web of privatized, neo-liberal arrangements, reinforcing the systems they were established to reform? Drawing on research from diverse fields, this book aims to reawaken the critical voices that could challenge the growing inequalities and failures of current social systems.

Price: £22.99

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Family Jigsaws

Grandmothers as the missing piece shaping bilingual children’s learner identities

  • Mahera Ruby
The book is the first to reveal the ability of young bilinguals to become flexible learners, and the first to show how it is their interactions with their grandmothers – who often speak no English – that most enhance and extend their educational and cultural experiences. The implications for policy, practice and pedagogy are profound.
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Grandmothers as the missing piece shaping bilingual children’s learner identities

  • Mahera Ruby
The book is the first to reveal the ability of young bilinguals to become flexible learners, and the first to show how it is their interactions with their grandmothers – who often speak no English – that most enhance and extend their educational and cultural experiences. The implications for policy, practice and pedagogy are profound.

Price: £20.99

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Juggling Higher Education Study and Family Life

  • Louise Webber
Women with families face particular challenges when they undertake Higher Education, such as coping with the demands of study, new family routines, and the changed identity when mother becomes student. This book is a valuable guide for women in similar situations, and will enhance the understanding of tutors, lecturers and policymakers.
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  • Louise Webber
Women with families face particular challenges when they undertake Higher Education, such as coping with the demands of study, new family routines, and the changed identity when mother becomes student. This book is a valuable guide for women in similar situations, and will enhance the understanding of tutors, lecturers and policymakers.

Price: £19.99

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Invisibly Blighted

The digital erosion of childhood

  • Sandra Leaton Gray
  • Andy Phippen
This book is a manifesto for a different digital future for children, in which their rights are respected and their identities are free. Aimed at anyone who has sensed the cultural shift in childhood currently taking place, this book helps readers think more deeply about what it means to be a child in the digital world today.
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The digital erosion of childhood

  • Sandra Leaton Gray
  • Andy Phippen
This book is a manifesto for a different digital future for children, in which their rights are respected and their identities are free. Aimed at anyone who has sensed the cultural shift in childhood currently taking place, this book helps readers think more deeply about what it means to be a child in the digital world today.

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Harold Rosen

Writings on life, language and learning, 1958–2008

  • John Richmond
Harold Rosen was a leader of thought in the world of English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century. He and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of the subject English within the school curriculum. This tribute to Rosen’s life and work contains over 50 pieces of his writing.
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Writings on life, language and learning, 1958–2008

  • John Richmond
Harold Rosen was a leader of thought in the world of English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century. He and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of the subject English within the school curriculum. This tribute to Rosen’s life and work contains over 50 pieces of his writing.

Price: £24.99

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