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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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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Teaching and learning in the twenty-first century

What is an ‘institute of education’ for?

  • Chris Husbands
Explores the extent to which teaching is changing in response to external pressures in the twenty-first century. It examines the implications for teachers, schools and learners and asks what this means for research, teacher education and the nature of an ‘institute of education’.
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What is an ‘institute of education’ for?

  • Chris Husbands
Explores the extent to which teaching is changing in response to external pressures in the twenty-first century. It examines the implications for teachers, schools and learners and asks what this means for research, teacher education and the nature of an ‘institute of education’.

Price: £5.00

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One-to-one tuition

An ideal context for learning?

  • Judith Ireson
This lecture evaluates the impact on attainment of one-to-one tuition in both the state and shadow systems and argues that while it can be very effective, it is not a panacea.
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An ideal context for learning?

  • Judith Ireson
This lecture evaluates the impact on attainment of one-to-one tuition in both the state and shadow systems and argues that while it can be very effective, it is not a panacea.

Price: £5.00

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Innocence Lost

  • John J. Curran
Each year over 4,000 teachers and lecturers face malicious allegations which – even when false – blight their career. The book has interviews with teachers, trade unionists and lawyers and combines authoritative legal analysis with sound professional advice about how to deal with this recurring injustice. Essential for anyone maliciously accused.
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  • John J. Curran
Each year over 4,000 teachers and lecturers face malicious allegations which – even when false – blight their career. The book has interviews with teachers, trade unionists and lawyers and combines authoritative legal analysis with sound professional advice about how to deal with this recurring injustice. Essential for anyone maliciously accused.

Price: £18.99

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Trust in Education

Truths and Values

  • Jerome Satterthwaite
  • Heather Piper
  • Pat Sikes
  • Simon Webster
Examines the nature and role of trust in contemporary culture. Is it safe for learners – the children and adults in the world of contemporary education – to trust their teachers to care, and to tell the truth? And can teachers trust their managers and institutional practices? Volume 8 of the DPR series, Discourse, Power, Resistance.
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Truths and Values

  • Jerome Satterthwaite
  • Heather Piper
  • Pat Sikes
  • Simon Webster
Examines the nature and role of trust in contemporary culture. Is it safe for learners – the children and adults in the world of contemporary education – to trust their teachers to care, and to tell the truth? And can teachers trust their managers and institutional practices? Volume 8 of the DPR series, Discourse, Power, Resistance.

Price: £20.99

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The Ingredients of Challenge

  • Carrie Winstanley
Teachers are – rightly – exhorted to challenge children so as to help them maximise their abilities, broaden their horizons and increase their achievement. But what exactly are challenging activities? This book examines the notion of challenge and breaks down its different elements to determine practical ideas grounded in theory.
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  • Carrie Winstanley
Teachers are – rightly – exhorted to challenge children so as to help them maximise their abilities, broaden their horizons and increase their achievement. But what exactly are challenging activities? This book examines the notion of challenge and breaks down its different elements to determine practical ideas grounded in theory.

Price: £19.99

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Critical Practice in Teacher Education

A study of professional learning

  • Ruth Heilbronn
  • John Yandell
This timely book uncovers all of the processes that should be considered when high-quality teacher education is designed, delivered and studied around the world. Written by experienced teacher educators, this book shows what critical practice is and how it can be used to facilitate a deeper understanding of practice that draws upon personal experience and knowledge of theory, research and policy. Critical Practice in Teacher Education outlines a compelling argument that the best quality teacher education should not just be experienced in schools, but simultaneously in different overlapping communities, including those from the course and discipline or subject area. Attention is directed towards how reading, writing and assessment are used with students to undertake tasks such as developing portfolios, participating in reflective discussions and writing autobiographically, and to how this can develop their intellectual identities and practical judgment. The book presents five in-depth case studies, each of which tell a particular story from a particular subject perspective, illustrating how a range of approaches can be taken on initial teacher training and Masters-level courses. Each story features descriptions of challenges and assignments along with excerpts of the students’ responses. Critical Practice in Teacher Education is a must for all policy-makers, teacher educators and their students, school-based mentors and local authorities who want to understand, improve and develop the quality of teachers’ professional development.
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A study of professional learning

  • Ruth Heilbronn
  • John Yandell
This timely book uncovers all of the processes that should be considered when high-quality teacher education is designed, delivered and studied around the world. Written by experienced teacher educators, this book shows what critical practice is and how it can be used to facilitate a deeper understanding of practice that draws upon personal experience and knowledge of theory, research and policy. Critical Practice in Teacher Education outlines a compelling argument that the best quality teacher education should not just be experienced in schools, but simultaneously in different overlapping communities, including those from the course and discipline or subject area. Attention is directed towards how reading, writing and assessment are used with students to undertake tasks such as developing portfolios, participating in reflective discussions and writing autobiographically, and to how this can develop their intellectual identities and practical judgment. The book presents five in-depth case studies, each of which tell a particular story from a particular subject perspective, illustrating how a range of approaches can be taken on initial teacher training and Masters-level courses. Each story features descriptions of challenges and assignments along with excerpts of the students’ responses. Critical Practice in Teacher Education is a must for all policy-makers, teacher educators and their students, school-based mentors and local authorities who want to understand, improve and develop the quality of teachers’ professional development.

Price: £18.99

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In Safe Hands

Facilitating Service Learning in Schools in the Developing World

  • Jean Clarkson
  • Phil Bamber
  • Lorna Bourke
Voluntary service learning for teachers in schools in India, Sri Lanka and Africa has been developed by Hope University for 20 years. This account by staff and students provides a model for schools in the developing world to work in partnership with charities and universities in the west to improve practice in the schools and in teacher training.
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Facilitating Service Learning in Schools in the Developing World

  • Jean Clarkson
  • Phil Bamber
  • Lorna Bourke
Voluntary service learning for teachers in schools in India, Sri Lanka and Africa has been developed by Hope University for 20 years. This account by staff and students provides a model for schools in the developing world to work in partnership with charities and universities in the west to improve practice in the schools and in teacher training.

Price: £19.99

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