Voices in the Air

Making sense of policy and practice in education

  • Chris Husbands
In this collection of his journalism and policy commentary, former Director of the Institute of Education Chris Husbands provides a wide-ranging account of the nature, shape and impact of policy reform in education. Writing with wit, pathos, and authority he analyses the likely impact of reforms over five years of tumultuous change in education.
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Making sense of policy and practice in education

  • Chris Husbands
In this collection of his journalism and policy commentary, former Director of the Institute of Education Chris Husbands provides a wide-ranging account of the nature, shape and impact of policy reform in education. Writing with wit, pathos, and authority he analyses the likely impact of reforms over five years of tumultuous change in education.

Price: £19.99

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Valuing Higher Education

An appreciation of the work of Gareth Williams

  • Ronald Barnett
  • Paul Temple
  • Peter Scott
Leading international analysts examine Gareth Williams’s contribution to the economics of higher education in essays that are a testimony to Williams’s conception that the field cannot be properly understood unless viewed alongside social policy, changes in knowledge production, the life chances of students, and their actual learning experience.
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An appreciation of the work of Gareth Williams

  • Ronald Barnett
  • Paul Temple
  • Peter Scott
Leading international analysts examine Gareth Williams’s contribution to the economics of higher education in essays that are a testimony to Williams’s conception that the field cannot be properly understood unless viewed alongside social policy, changes in knowledge production, the life chances of students, and their actual learning experience.

Price: £26.99

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Dewey in Our Time

Learning from John Dewey for transcultural practice

  • Peter Cunningham
  • Ruth Heilbronn
Dewey in Our Time brings together leading writers from from the Americas, Asia and Europe who are actively engaged in applying Dewey’s thought to the challenges facing educational systems and teachers in school. Issues concerning equity, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, teachers’ roles and their professional identity are considered.
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Learning from John Dewey for transcultural practice

  • Peter Cunningham
  • Ruth Heilbronn
Dewey in Our Time brings together leading writers from from the Americas, Asia and Europe who are actively engaged in applying Dewey’s thought to the challenges facing educational systems and teachers in school. Issues concerning equity, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, teachers’ roles and their professional identity are considered.

Price: £24.99

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Guiding Readers – Layers of Meaning

A handbook for teaching reading comprehension to 7-11-year-olds

  • Wayne Tennent
  • David Reedy
  • Angela Hobsbaum
  • Nikki Gamble
Reading comprehension is so much more than just reading words, and this book explains how to develop all aspects of it for pupils aged 7–11. Written by top experts in the field, it includes eleven in-depth case studies – taken from real-life classrooms – of lessons on fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture books, advertising and film.
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A handbook for teaching reading comprehension to 7-11-year-olds

  • Wayne Tennent
  • David Reedy
  • Angela Hobsbaum
  • Nikki Gamble
Reading comprehension is so much more than just reading words, and this book explains how to develop all aspects of it for pupils aged 7–11. Written by top experts in the field, it includes eleven in-depth case studies – taken from real-life classrooms – of lessons on fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture books, advertising and film.

Price: £24.99

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John Dewey’s Democracy and Education

A British tribute

  • Steve Higgins
  • Frank Coffield
Some of the foremost historians, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists of education working in Britain today mark the centenary of John Dewey’s ‘Democracy and Education’ with a series of essays that show how its themes continue to resonate in the controversies and debates animating education in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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A British tribute

  • Steve Higgins
  • Frank Coffield
Some of the foremost historians, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists of education working in Britain today mark the centenary of John Dewey’s ‘Democracy and Education’ with a series of essays that show how its themes continue to resonate in the controversies and debates animating education in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Price: £24.99

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Trust and Verify

The real keys to school improvement

  • Dean Fink
This book argues that nations with higher degrees of trust in their professional educators achieve better results for all students. But trust needs a verification system to remain robust. This compelling book provides a unique, research-based look at trust and distrust and compares their impact on school improvement across seven nations.
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The real keys to school improvement

  • Dean Fink
This book argues that nations with higher degrees of trust in their professional educators achieve better results for all students. But trust needs a verification system to remain robust. This compelling book provides a unique, research-based look at trust and distrust and compares their impact on school improvement across seven nations.

Price: £24.99

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Learning in Womanist Ways

Narratives of first-generation African Caribbean women

  • Jan Etienne
The benefits are explored of lifelong learning for black Caribbean women who came to Britain in the 1950s and ’60s. We see the social and cultural identities they bring to learning, their sisterhood as they rise above past oppression. Notions of ageing in poor health, poverty and isolation are challenged by the learners’ different, happier reality.
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Narratives of first-generation African Caribbean women

  • Jan Etienne
The benefits are explored of lifelong learning for black Caribbean women who came to Britain in the 1950s and ’60s. We see the social and cultural identities they bring to learning, their sisterhood as they rise above past oppression. Notions of ageing in poor health, poverty and isolation are challenged by the learners’ different, happier reality.

Price: £20.00

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Teachers Undefeated

How global education reform has failed to crush the spirit of educators

  • Jon Berry
Teachers continue to do their best for students despite clumsy government intervention fed by forty years of political and economic circumstance. Filled with the testimony of those who still teach with energy, creativity and commitment, this is a book for both serving and trainee teachers, and anyone interested in preserving a rounded education.
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How global education reform has failed to crush the spirit of educators

  • Jon Berry
Teachers continue to do their best for students despite clumsy government intervention fed by forty years of political and economic circumstance. Filled with the testimony of those who still teach with energy, creativity and commitment, this is a book for both serving and trainee teachers, and anyone interested in preserving a rounded education.

Price: £12.99

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Science teachers engaging with research

Lessons learnt from three decades of educational research

  • Shirley Simon
In this lecture Professor Simon draws on thirty years’ experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and international researcher to argue that teachers’ professional learning can be advanced by engagement with research.
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Lessons learnt from three decades of educational research

  • Shirley Simon
In this lecture Professor Simon draws on thirty years’ experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and international researcher to argue that teachers’ professional learning can be advanced by engagement with research.

Price: £5.99

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Human development in context

The study of risk and resilience

  • Ingrid Schoon
Focusing on the experiences of children and young people growing up in conditions of socio-economic hardship, this lecture introduces a developmental-contextual approach for the study of resilience, challenging assumptions of necessary developmental constancy, as well as the idea that experiences in early childhood set up an invariant life path.
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The study of risk and resilience

  • Ingrid Schoon
Focusing on the experiences of children and young people growing up in conditions of socio-economic hardship, this lecture introduces a developmental-contextual approach for the study of resilience, challenging assumptions of necessary developmental constancy, as well as the idea that experiences in early childhood set up an invariant life path.

Price: £5.99

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