• Moral & social purpose of education
      July 2010

      Brwydr i Baradwys?

      Y Dylanwadau ar Dwf Ysgolion Cymraeg De-Ddwyrain Cymru

      by Huw Thomas (Author)

      Dadansodda’r gyfrol arloesol hon, am y tro cyntaf erioed, ddylanwadau niferus ar dwf yr Ysgolion Cymraeg, gan godi cwestiynau i finiogi meddwl wrth i Gymru wynebu tonnau newydd o sialensau, ac ysbrydoli eraill i ymaflyd yn yr ymgyrchu dros Ysgolion Cymraeg a’n treftadaeth genedlaethol mewn byd plwralistig a chyfnewidiol.

    • History of Western philosophy
      July 2001

      The Gleam of Light

      Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

      by Naoko Saito, Foreword by Stanley Cavell

    • Philosophy & theory of education

      Reinventing The University

      by Christopher Schroeder

    • Development studies
      June 2012

      Children, Citizenship, and Environment

      Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World

      by Bronwyn Hayward

      Children growing up today are confronted by four difficult and intersecting challenges: dangerous environmental change, weakening democracies, growing social inequality, and a global economy marked by unprecedented youth unemployment and unsustainable resource extraction. Yet on streets everywhere, there is also a strong, youthful energy for change.This book sets out an inspiring new agenda for citizenship and environmental education which reflects the responsibility and opportunities facing educators, researchers, parents and community groups to support young citizens as they learn to 'make a difference' on the issues that concern them.Controversial yet ultimately hopeful, political scientist Bronwyn Hayward rethinks assumptions about youth citizenship in neoliberal democracies. Her comparative discussion draws on lessons from New Zealand, a country where young citizens often express a strong sense of personal responsibility for their planet but where many children also face shocking social conditions. Hayward develops a 'SEEDS' model of ecological citizenship education (Social agency, Environmental Education, Embedded justice, Decentred deliberative democracy and Self transcendence). The discussion considers how the SEEDs model can support young citizens' democratic imagination and develop their 'handprint' for social justice.From eco-worriers and citizen-scientists to streetwise sceptics, Children, Citizenship and Environment identifies a variety of forms of citizenship and discusses why many approaches make it more difficult, not easier, for young citizens to effect change. This book will be of interest to a wide audience, in particular teachers of children aged eight to twelve and professionals who work in Environmental Citizenship Education as well as students and researchers with an interest in environmental change, democracy and intergenerational justice.Introduced by international sustainability expert Tim Jackson, the book includes forewords by leading European and USA academics, Andrew Dobson and Roger Hart.Half the author's royalties will be donated to child poverty projects following the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.Follow Bronwyn Hayward's blog at: http://growing-greens.blogspot.co.nz/

    • Philosophy & theory of education

      Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

      Creative Learning Strategies for 11-18s

      by Michael. Brearley

      Under achievement is endemic. Children are still not becoming the brilliant learners they could be, and schools continue to disappoint and demotivate their pupils. Why is this? The answer, argues education expert and former headmaster Michael Brearley, lies in the failure to nurture intelligence - Emotional Intelligence.;Learning is emotion-based. Engaging students in school entails emotionally involving them with what they are learning. To raise levels of National Curriculum achievement, educators must target the positive emotions of their pupils, and motivate their learners to learn. Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) enables students to achieve their potential - and far exceed their current classroom achievements.;During his years as a teacher and an educational researcher, Michael Brearley has discovered that emotions can be "learnt", and that pupils can be taught to approach their work, and their future, with confidence, ambition, optimism and integrity. Providing practical strategies for integrating Emotional Intelligence across the curriculum, and into every classroom, Emotional Intelligence in the Secondary Classroom reveals the power of emotion in learning, identifying the emotions of success, explaining the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence and EQ (Emotional Quotient), and presenting current and original research on the impact of EI on learning. In its examination of EI techniques, this book covers: the R.O.L.E. model, levels of learning, emotional memory, motivation and the theories of Maslow, Porter and Lawler, meditation and the theories of Feurstein and Rogers, and modelling and the theories of Bandler and Grinder.

    • History: specific events & topics

      Handsworth Revolution

      The Odyssey of a School

      by David. Winkley

      Handsworth Revolution has been widely acclaimed as an important book. It charts the progress of an inner-city primary school over twenty three years, describing and analysing its evolution in the context of a local community at a time of rapid change. It is addictively readable, with a strong narrative drive which takes us on a personal, historical and philosophical journey that is enlivened by a vivid sense of the texture of real school life. It is much more than entertaining. It pauses from time to time to engage in profound and penetrating analysis of issues such as school leadership, the role of teaching and learning, the shifting political influences on education, the problems of social disadvantage, the experience of ethnic minority communities. It also celebrates the powerful impact of teachers and schools on children's lives, and has been enthusiastically received by young teachers and students in training, as well as by headteachers looking for reassurance and support on the question of the value of primary education.;It is already being extensively used on teacher-education and leadership and management courses, both within and outside the world of education, sometimes as a set text. It will be of great interest in addition to sociologists, political analysts and local historians. This is a book not to miss. Its exceptionally positive reception from commentators in various fields suggests that it will come to be regarded as a classic of its kind, one of the few portraits of the actual life of teaching that has both become an important text for the academy and at the same time attracted a substantial general readership.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Philosophy Shop

      Ideas, Activites and Questions to Get People, Young and Old, Thinking Philo

      by Peter Worley

      Winner of the Education Resources Educational Book Award. Winner of the New England Book Festival Award. ForeWord Review 2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist. Contributors - Peter Adamson, Grant Bartely, Peter Cave, A.C.Grayling, Michael Hand, Angela Hobbs, Peter Worley, Amie Lynn Thomasson. A veritable emporium of philosophical puzzles and challenges to develop thinking in all classrooms.Imagine a one-stop shop stacked to the rafters with everything you could ever want to tap into young people’s natural curiosity and get them thinking deeply. Well, this is it! Edited by professional philosopher Peter Worley from The Philosophy Shop and with a foreword by Ian Gilbert, this book is jam-packed with ideas, stimuli, thought experiments, activities, short stories, pictures and questions to get young people thinking philosophically. Primarily aimed at teachers to use as a stimuli for philosophical enquiries in the classroom or even as starter activities to get them thinking from the off, it can also be used by parents for some great family thinking or indeed anyone fed up of being told what to think (or urged not to think) and who wants a real neurological workout. The proceeds of the book are going towards The Philosophy Foundation charity.

    • Ethics & moral philosophy
      September 2010

      Of Good Character

      Exploration of Virtues and Values in 3-25 year-olds

      by Arthur, James, A01

      There has been across the world a resurgence of interest in ‘values education’ (values education is known internationally by a number of names) at school education, research and policy levels. In Australia the Australian Values Education projects led...

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      July 2009

      The School of Freedom

      A liberal education reader from Plato to the present day

      by O'Hear, Anthony, B01; Sidwell, Marc, B01

      Liberal education is a term that has fallen from use in Britain, its traditional meaning now freely confused with its opposite. This book is intended to correct that misapprehension, through the presentation of original source material from the high points in the liberal education tradition with particular focus on the British experience.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      January 2008


      The Recovery of an Idea

      by Graham, Gordon, A01

      Research assessment exercises, teaching quality assessment, line management, staff appraisal, student course evaluation, modularization, student fees — these are all names of innovations (and problems) — in modern British universities. How far do they...

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      January 2014

      How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World

      The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution

      by Maxwell, Nicholas, A01

      In order to make progress towards a better world we need to learn how to do it. And for that we need institutions of learning rationally designed and devoted to helping us solve our global problems, make progress towards a better world. It is just...

    • Social & political philosophy
      August 2015

      Social Radicalism and Liberal Education

      by Paterson, Lindsay, A01

      The book examines why social radicals supported liberal education, why they have moved away from it, and what the implications are for the future of an intellectually stimulating and culturally literate education.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      January 2014

      Basic concepts, theories and methods of educational science

      An introduction

      by Hans-Christoph Koller

      The book delivers the key basic concepts, theoretical approaches and methodological modes in educational science. The first part presents the basic concepts of education, training and socialisation and uses case studies to illustrate their significance for educational situations. The second part deals with the question of what leads statements about education, training and socialisation to become scientific statements. To this end, the author presents different scientific views and uses examples to test their relevance for educational methodology.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      March 2014

      Behaviour disorders among children and adolescents

      Manifestations – causes – helpful measures

      by Norbert Myschker / Roland Stein

      This volume presents the latest scientific findings on the subject of behavioural disorders in young people in the form of a manual. It describes children and adolescents, whose behaviour differs adversely from the expected norms of society, especially those children and adolescents who manifest symptoms of neglect, psychosocial disorders or delinquent behaviour. The authors present in a clear and structured manner effective educational concepts and approaches, they describe and evaluate diagnostic procedures, discuss proven and effective intervention methods and present the work and role of the key institutions. The book is both a comprehensive introduction for students as well as a current guide for professionals.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      July 2013

      Pocket encyclopaedia of mental disabilities

      Key concepts from the fields of remedial and special education, social work, medicine, psychology, sociology and social policy

      by Georg Theunissen / Wolfgang Kulig / Kerstin Schirbort

      Work with mentally disabled people has advanced in recent years to a much greater extent than in any other field of remedial and special education. By recognising the learning and developmental ability of people with mental disabilities, the theories and concepts for supporting people with mental disabilities take into account the person‘s competence and strengths alongside the perspective of the affected person, together with a commitment to reinforce their rights in law. The pocket encyclopaedia represents a sound scientific guide in view of rapid developments in this field.

    • Philosophy & theory of education

      Education for Life

      by Xingzhi Tao (author)

      Selecting English theses and articles on Chinese education theory, philosophy of education as well as educational methodology in China written by famous Chinese educator, Tao Xingzhi (W. T. Tao) Also including traditional Chinese stories, folktales and poems translated into English by the author, as well as poems written and translated by himself

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      January 1987

      Education and Learning to Think

      by Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

      The economic and social challenges confronting the nation today demand that all citizens acquire and learn to use complex reasoning and thinking skills. Education and Learning to Think confronts the issues facing our schools as they take on this mission. This volume reviews previous research, highlights successful learning strategies, and makes specific recommendations about problems and directions requiring further study. Among the topics covered are the nature of thinking and learning, the possibilities of teaching general reasoning, the attempts to improve intelligence, thinking skills in academic disciplines, methods of cultivating the disposition toward higher order thinking and learning, and the integral role motivation plays in these activities.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      January 1992

      Assessing Evaluation Studies

      The Case of Bilingual Education Strategies

      by Michael M. Meyer and Stephen E. Fienberg, Editors; Panel to Review Evaluation Studies of Bilingual Education, Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council

      Bilingual education has long been the subject of major disagreements in this country. This book provides a detailed critique of the two largest studies of U.S. bilingual education programs. It examines the goals of the studies and what can be learned from them. In addition, using these studies as cases, this book provides guidelines on how to plan large evaluation studies to achieve useful answers to major policy questions about education.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      August 1999

      Improving Student Learning

      A Strategic Plan for Education Research and Its Utilization

      by Committee on a Feasibility Study for a Strategic Education Research Program, National Research Council

      The state of America's schools is a major concern of policymakers, educators, and parents, and new programs and ideas are constantly proposed to improve it. Yet few of these programs and ideas are based on strong research about students and teachers--about learning and teaching. Even when there is solid knowledge, the task of importing it into more than one million classrooms is daunting. Improving Student Learning responds by proposing an ambitious and extraordinary plan: a strategic education research program that would focus on four key questions: How can advances in research on learning be incorporated into educational practice? How can student motivation to achieve in school be increased? How can schools become organizations capable of continuous improvement? How can the use of research knowledge be increased in schools? This book is the springboard for a year-long discussion among educators, researchers, policy makers, and the potential funders-federal, state, and private-of the proposed strategic education research program. The committee offers suggestions for designing, organizing, and managing an effective strategic education research program by building a structure of interrelated networks. The book highlights such issues as how teachers can help students overcome their conceptions about how the world works, the effect of expectations on school performance, and the particular challenges of teaching children from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. In the midst of a cacophony of voices about America's schools, this book offers a serious, long-range proposal for meeting the challenges of educating the nation's children.

    • Philosophy & theory of education
      August 2000

      How People Learn

      Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

      by Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice, National Research Council

      First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

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