The Principal

Power and professionalism in FE

  • Maire Daley
  • Kevin Orr
  • Joel Petrie
Using Machievelli’s ‘The Prince’ as a metaphor, the contributors stringently examine how power is exercised and experienced in the Further Education sector and where it is leading. Playfully but with fierce commitment to FE, they consider adult education and the FE systems throughout the UK and in Ireland and Australia.
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Power and professionalism in FE

  • Maire Daley
  • Kevin Orr
  • Joel Petrie
Using Machievelli’s ‘The Prince’ as a metaphor, the contributors stringently examine how power is exercised and experienced in the Further Education sector and where it is leading. Playfully but with fierce commitment to FE, they consider adult education and the FE systems throughout the UK and in Ireland and Australia.

Price: £24.99

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Putting the Test in its Place

Teaching well and keeping the number crunchers quiet

  • Jon Berry
Schools visited by Jon Berry demonstrate that in schools which collectively abide by the principles of teaching and learning, and not marketization, students achieve well. His research shows that we can still teach with creativity, energy and innovation, and that resistance to a regime of teaching to the test is both possible and rewarding.
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Teaching well and keeping the number crunchers quiet

  • Jon Berry
Schools visited by Jon Berry demonstrate that in schools which collectively abide by the principles of teaching and learning, and not marketization, students achieve well. His research shows that we can still teach with creativity, energy and innovation, and that resistance to a regime of teaching to the test is both possible and rewarding.

Price: £12.99

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Achieving Publication in Education

  • John Eggleston
  • Gillian Klein
In this short guide two educationalists, writers and publishers set out the strategies that can enhance the quality of articles, reports and books in education. Also included is advice from editors of major academic journals.
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  • John Eggleston
  • Gillian Klein
In this short guide two educationalists, writers and publishers set out the strategies that can enhance the quality of articles, reports and books in education. Also included is advice from editors of major academic journals.

Price: £6.99

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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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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?

Price: £24.99

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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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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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