What’s Wrong with Private Education?

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Everyone’s Future

Lessons from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling

  • Daniel Murphy
  • Linda Croxford
  • Cathy Howieson
  • David Raffe
Comprehensive education began in the UK 50 years ago and, unlike in England, still commands widespread support in Scotland. This account of the Scottish system’s development, compared with elsewhere in the UK, shows how Scotland has benefited from an inclusive system of schooling and offers lessons for the future of education.
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Lessons from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling

  • Daniel Murphy
  • Linda Croxford
  • Cathy Howieson
  • David Raffe
Comprehensive education began in the UK 50 years ago and, unlike in England, still commands widespread support in Scotland. This account of the Scottish system’s development, compared with elsewhere in the UK, shows how Scotland has benefited from an inclusive system of schooling and offers lessons for the future of education.

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Comprehensive Achievements

All our geese are swans

  • Tamsyn Imison
  • Liz Williams
  • Ruth Heilbronn
This book presents a portrait of a successful comprehensive school, between the years 1980 and 2000. It illustrates how education could be broad-based, holistic, and creative, enabling children to love learning and develop as all-round people, in addition to passing examinations.
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All our geese are swans

  • Tamsyn Imison
  • Liz Williams
  • Ruth Heilbronn
This book presents a portrait of a successful comprehensive school, between the years 1980 and 2000. It illustrates how education could be broad-based, holistic, and creative, enabling children to love learning and develop as all-round people, in addition to passing examinations.

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Silence in Schools

  • Helen E. Lees
The book describes and analyses how silence – cost-free and educationally significant – is used in certain schools to improve the students’ experience and learning. Awareness of silence, developed through meditation, quiet spaces and silent moments, enhances democratic and reflective practices and is a beneficial educational tool.
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  • Helen E. Lees
The book describes and analyses how silence – cost-free and educationally significant – is used in certain schools to improve the students’ experience and learning. Awareness of silence, developed through meditation, quiet spaces and silent moments, enhances democratic and reflective practices and is a beneficial educational tool.

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Stories of Self

Tracking Children’s Identity and Wellbeing Through the School Years

  • Jo Warin
A study that portrays five children as they grow up from age 3 to 17. It offers a view of: their intrapersonal development; how they construct their personal identity as they progress through school; who they believe themselves to be; how they have changed; and, how school experiences have contributed to their narratives of self.
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Tracking Children’s Identity and Wellbeing Through the School Years

  • Jo Warin
A study that portrays five children as they grow up from age 3 to 17. It offers a view of: their intrapersonal development; how they construct their personal identity as they progress through school; who they believe themselves to be; how they have changed; and, how school experiences have contributed to their narratives of self.

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Are London’s schools meeting the needs of young people?

  • Kathryn Riley
This lecture proposes that high-achieving schools should receive financial incentives from the Government to take in the full ability range of students living in London.
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  • Kathryn Riley
This lecture proposes that high-achieving schools should receive financial incentives from the Government to take in the full ability range of students living in London.

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Invisible Students, Impossible Dreams

Experiencing Vocational Education 14-19

  • Liz Atkins
Explores the aspirations and experiences of the young people who are the real focus of the 14-19 agenda – the ‘disaffected’, ‘disengaged’ and low-achieving. Based on original research carried out in two large FE Colleges in England’s Midlands, this book presents qualitative data about the lives and educational experiences of these young people.
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Experiencing Vocational Education 14-19

  • Liz Atkins
Explores the aspirations and experiences of the young people who are the real focus of the 14-19 agenda – the ‘disaffected’, ‘disengaged’ and low-achieving. Based on original research carried out in two large FE Colleges in England’s Midlands, this book presents qualitative data about the lives and educational experiences of these young people.

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Enquiring Minds

Socratic Dialogue in Education

  • Rene Saran
  • Barbara Neisser
This book is the first in English to set out the theoretical underpinnings of modern Socratic Dialogue as a self-directed learning process. Central to the Socratic Method are the opportunities it gives educators and others to* learn about the Socratic Method as a new approach to their work* foster rational critical thinking skills* develop the learners autonomy * nurture emotional intelligence and qualities such as empathy As a process of philosophising in groups, Socratic Dialogue is attracting growing interest in the US, Mexico and Europe because of its potential contribution to developing learning. It will be relevant to courses in citizenship, personal and social education, health, social work and community issues.Inspired by the philosophy of Socrates, the German philosopher Leonard Nelson began to apply the Socratic Method to thinking and learning in the 1920s. By the 1950s Socratic Dialogue was being developed into a learning/teaching process, initially in Germany.Part 1 of the book deals with theoretical aspects of Socratic Dialogue and suggests possible applications, particularly in the school sector. Part 2 presents a range of Socratic Dialogue experiences in Britain and Germany and offers guidance about the organisation, rules and phases of the Socratic process. The foundation text by Leonard Nelson makes up Part 3. There is information about organizations involved with the promotion of Socratic Dialogue in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands and a survey of relevant literature.The work will be of interest to all those working in education, especially teachers of philosophy, ethics, religious studies and mathematics. It will provide an authoritative guide to educators who want learners to develop enquiring minds.
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Socratic Dialogue in Education

  • Rene Saran
  • Barbara Neisser
This book is the first in English to set out the theoretical underpinnings of modern Socratic Dialogue as a self-directed learning process. Central to the Socratic Method are the opportunities it gives educators and others to* learn about the Socratic Method as a new approach to their work* foster rational critical thinking skills* develop the learners autonomy * nurture emotional intelligence and qualities such as empathy As a process of philosophising in groups, Socratic Dialogue is attracting growing interest in the US, Mexico and Europe because of its potential contribution to developing learning. It will be relevant to courses in citizenship, personal and social education, health, social work and community issues.Inspired by the philosophy of Socrates, the German philosopher Leonard Nelson began to apply the Socratic Method to thinking and learning in the 1920s. By the 1950s Socratic Dialogue was being developed into a learning/teaching process, initially in Germany.Part 1 of the book deals with theoretical aspects of Socratic Dialogue and suggests possible applications, particularly in the school sector. Part 2 presents a range of Socratic Dialogue experiences in Britain and Germany and offers guidance about the organisation, rules and phases of the Socratic process. The foundation text by Leonard Nelson makes up Part 3. There is information about organizations involved with the promotion of Socratic Dialogue in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands and a survey of relevant literature.The work will be of interest to all those working in education, especially teachers of philosophy, ethics, religious studies and mathematics. It will provide an authoritative guide to educators who want learners to develop enquiring minds.

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A Vision for Today

John Eggleston’s Writings on Education

  • John Eggleston
John Eggleston’s influence on education is still felt today. In his radical research project for the Schools Council in the 1970s, he changed the school subject of Craft, shaping it with Design and Technology. This tribute to his life and work brings together some of his most apposite writings.
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John Eggleston’s Writings on Education

  • John Eggleston
John Eggleston’s influence on education is still felt today. In his radical research project for the Schools Council in the 1970s, he changed the school subject of Craft, shaping it with Design and Technology. This tribute to his life and work brings together some of his most apposite writings.

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Supporting Families

A comparative study of outcomes and costs of services for children in need

  • June Statham
  • Sally Holtermann
  • Gill Winter
This study examines the full range of services provided in two local authorities to 40 families who were on the point of breaking down without support. It compares costs in the two authorities and the outcomes for the families after three months.
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A comparative study of outcomes and costs of services for children in need

  • June Statham
  • Sally Holtermann
  • Gill Winter
This study examines the full range of services provided in two local authorities to 40 families who were on the point of breaking down without support. It compares costs in the two authorities and the outcomes for the families after three months.

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