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.

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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.

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Education policy, cross-national tests of pupil achievement, and the pursuit of world-class schooling

A critical analysis

  • Paul Morris
Educational reforms are increasingly inspired by international comparison with other countries, emulating educational systems that have performed well on cross-national tests. A form of comparative education has emerged to identify and promote transferable policies. This lecture analyses and critiques how this approach operates.
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A critical analysis

  • Paul Morris
Educational reforms are increasingly inspired by international comparison with other countries, emulating educational systems that have performed well on cross-national tests. A form of comparative education has emerged to identify and promote transferable policies. This lecture analyses and critiques how this approach operates.

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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.

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Research and Policy in Education

Evidence, ideology and impact

  • Geoff Whitty
This book argues that education policy is as often driven by political ideologies as by solid research evidence. It makes a plea for more discipline-based research on education, and reasserts the importance of the sociology of education as an essential resource for making sense of contemporary education policy.
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Evidence, ideology and impact

  • Geoff Whitty
This book argues that education policy is as often driven by political ideologies as by solid research evidence. It makes a plea for more discipline-based research on education, and reasserts the importance of the sociology of education as an essential resource for making sense of contemporary education policy.

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Equity, Trust and the Self-improving Schools System

  • Richard Riddell
Interviews with senior managers in schools, academy chains and regions indicate that the developing regional organization of schools is a more consistent context for reducing longstanding disparities in pupil attainment than the declining local authority systems it replaces. Long-term school partnerships can deal better with inequity in schooling.
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  • Richard Riddell
Interviews with senior managers in schools, academy chains and regions indicate that the developing regional organization of schools is a more consistent context for reducing longstanding disparities in pupil attainment than the declining local authority systems it replaces. Long-term school partnerships can deal better with inequity in schooling.

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Multiple Gains

An independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ peer reviews of schools

  • Peter Matthews
  • Marcia Headon
Challenge Partners is a cooperative organization of schools owned and led by the 300+ schools that work together to drive school improvement. Schools are challenged through annual, independently led peer evaluations that affirm what is working well and identify priorities for improvement. They are supported through sharing knowledge and disseminating best practice. Emphasizing trust and collaboration, Challenge Partners aims to reinforce school self-improvement. The peer reviews are crucial in creating an upward spiral of multiple gains from which all the participants – reviewed and reviewers alike – can benefit. Now two of the UK’s top education consultants present the results of the first full-scale independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ quality assurance reviews, making fascinating reading for all with an interest in this aspect of a self-improving school system.
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An independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ peer reviews of schools

  • Peter Matthews
  • Marcia Headon
Challenge Partners is a cooperative organization of schools owned and led by the 300+ schools that work together to drive school improvement. Schools are challenged through annual, independently led peer evaluations that affirm what is working well and identify priorities for improvement. They are supported through sharing knowledge and disseminating best practice. Emphasizing trust and collaboration, Challenge Partners aims to reinforce school self-improvement. The peer reviews are crucial in creating an upward spiral of multiple gains from which all the participants – reviewed and reviewers alike – can benefit. Now two of the UK’s top education consultants present the results of the first full-scale independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ quality assurance reviews, making fascinating reading for all with an interest in this aspect of a self-improving school system.

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What’s Wrong with Private Education?

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Distress in the City

Racism, fundamentalism and a democratic education

  • Linden West
This case study of one distressed post-industrial city struggling with various discontents is based on the stories of those who live there. They illuminate how racism, Islamophobia and Islamism take hold, and show how the city is emblematic of wider problems across the world today. But the book also describes the resources of hope in the city.
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Racism, fundamentalism and a democratic education

  • Linden West
This case study of one distressed post-industrial city struggling with various discontents is based on the stories of those who live there. They illuminate how racism, Islamophobia and Islamism take hold, and show how the city is emblematic of wider problems across the world today. But the book also describes the resources of hope in the city.

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Disengagement from Education

  • Lynne Rogers
This book examines disengagement from education among young people aged 11 to 19 and its long-term consequences, discussing how to prevent it and re-engage drop-outs in education.
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  • Lynne Rogers
This book examines disengagement from education among young people aged 11 to 19 and its long-term consequences, discussing how to prevent it and re-engage drop-outs in education.

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