Comprehension

Author: Walter Kintsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629867
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years.

Leaders and Leadership in Education

Author: Helen Gunter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761954934
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes. Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by · education management · school effectiveness · school improvement · critical studies. Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage wit

Complete Advanced Student s Book with Answers with CD ROM

Author: Guy Brook-Hart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110767090X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This pack consists of the Student's Book with answers with CD-ROM and Class Audio CDs. The Student's Book fully prepares students to tackle each part of every exam paper. Unique grammar and vocabulary exercises train students to avoid common mistakes. The interactive CD-ROM provides comprehensive extra practice of the language and topics covered in the book and supports mixed ability focusing on students' own particular areas of difficulty. The Class Audio CDs contain the recordings for the listening exercises in the Student's Book. A full practice test is available online for teachers to access.

Objective Key Workbook with Answers

Author: Annette Capel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107646766
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Objective Key offers students complete, official preparation for the Cambridge English: Key (KET) and Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools Test. This is a revised and updated edition of Objective KET. Short units offer a variety of lively topics while providing training in exam skills and solid language development. The Workbook with answers provides opportunities for further practice of new language and exam skills either at home or in the classroom. A Workbook without answers is also available separately.

School Improvement for Real

Author: David Hopkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113458069X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As societies continue to set educational goals that are, on current performance, beyond the capacity of the system to deliver, strategies for enhancing student learning through school and classroom intervention have become increasingly important. Yet, as David Hopkins argues in his book, many of the educational initiatives recently developed under the umbrella of school improvement are inadequate or unhelpful. Simply blaming teachers and delegating financial responsibility, he maintains, has little positive impact on classroom practice. This is the bleak context within which school improvement has to operate today. School Improvement for Real offers a genuine alternative: a strategy for educational change that focuses on student achievement by modifying classroom practice and adapting the management arrangements within the school to support teaching and learning. It outlines an approach to school improvement that has a medium term, systemic orientation, providing both principles and suggestions for better practice. The author's experience in the field of school improvement ensures that the text is informed by a practical wisdom that is so often lacking from the more typical managerial texts on improvement and effectiveness.

New Learning

Author: Robert-Jan Simons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306476142
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book brings together research and theory about `New Learning', the term we use for new learning outcomes, new kinds of learning processes and new instructional methods that are both wanted by society and stressed in psychological theory in many countries at present. It describes and illustrates the differences as well as the modern versions of the traditional innovative ideas.

Goodbye Mr Chips

Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787202968
Format: PDF, Docs
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Full of enthusiasm, young English schoolmaster Mr. Chipping came to teach at Brookfield in 1870. It was a time when dignity and a generosity of spirit still existed, and the dedicated new schoolmaster expressed these beliefs to his rowdy students. Nicknamed Mr. Chips, this gentle and caring man helped shape the lives of generation after generation of boys. He became a legend at Brookfield, as enduring as the institution itself. And sad but grateful faces told the story when the time came for the students at Brookfield to bid their final goodbye to Mr. Chips. There is not another book, with the possible exception of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, that has quite the same hold on readers’ affections. James Hilton wrote Goodbye, Mr. Chips in loving memory of his schoolmaster father and in tribute to his profession. Over the years it has won an enduring place in world literature and made untold millions of people smile—with a catch in the throat. “Warming to the heart and nourishing to the spirit...The most profoundly moving story that has passed this way.”—So said usually cynical critic Alexander Woollcott when GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS was first published in 1934, and his openhearted welcome to this delightful, memorable, moving novel has been echoed through the years by millions of readers as well as two generations of film-goers. The gentle, lovable, tough English schoolmaster is one of America’s favorite people. Who can forget the image of “Chips” on the day when he took a young and radical bride; the sad April Fools’ Day when he lost her; the little jokes his classes came to expect; the boy whose father sailed on the Titanic; the intrusion of World War I into the peace and seclusion of Brookfield...all the pleasures and pains of a lifetime rich in teaching with love. GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS is one of the most beloved books of our time.