The Teaching Assistant s Guide

Author: Michelle Lowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282133
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook, designed to meet the needs of students on the teaching assistant foundation degree, provides an accessible overview of the teaching assistant's role, incorporating practical tasks that will challenge students to reflect on and improve their day-to-day practice. Set within a wider educational context, and full of thoroughly grounded advice throughout, this book includes: personal professional development - helping teaching assistants to understand their role and their workplace growth, development and learning - introducing the basic theories human development and learning behaviour management - exploring strategies that encourage and support appropriate behaviour today's curriculum and how children learn literacy, maths, science and technology understanding inclusive education, exploring access, participation and additional needs for specific groups of young people. With activities, task lists, discussion points, ideas, summary points and notes on further reading, this textbook will be the essential companion for all foundation degree students, as well as a useful handbook for teaching assistants in practice.

The Teaching Assistant s Guide

Author: Linda Hammersley-Fletcher
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780203567180
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This textbook, designed to meet the needs of students on the teaching assistant foundation degree, provides an accessible overview of the teaching assistant's role, incorporating practical tasks that will challenge students to reflect on and improve their day-to-day practice. Set within a wider educational context, and full of thoroughly grounded advice throughout, this book includes: personal professional development - helping teaching assistants to understand their role and their workplace growth, development and learning - introducing the basic theories human development and learning behaviour management - exploring strategies that encourage and support appropriate behaviour today's curriculum and how children learn literacy, maths, science and technology understanding inclusive education, exploring access, participation and additional needs for specific groups of young people. With activities, task lists, discussion points, ideas, summary points and notes on further reading, this textbook will be the essential companion for all foundation degree students, as well as a useful handbook for teaching assistants in practice.

The Life and Work of Teachers

Author: Christopher Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135700923
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contributors from around the world tackle the factors that have the greatest impact on creating quality learning opportunities for students: namely policy, school leadership and teaching/teachers' lives. Drawing on a range of critical conceptual and empirical perspectives, the contributions illustrate the extent to which experience can be similar around the world. The book sheds much-needed light on the effects of mandated change upon school leaders and teachers, both nationally and internationally. It also demonstrates how teachers have coped or flourished, both because and in spite of the changing circumstances they work under.

Changing Literacies for Changing Times

Author: James V. Hoffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135845751
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Offering the wisdom that only experience and expertise in the field can bring, this book takes a critical look into the present and the future of literacy as envisioned by leading reading researchers. The lead author of each chapter, and in some cases more than one, of the authors, is a distinguished reading researcher elected by their peers into the Reading Hall of Fame. In this book these distinguished literacy leaders extend their role as researchers to speak directly to issues of practice and policy. All chapters address the theme of literacy and the teaching of literacy as being in a constant state of change. The authors are theoretical as they describe literacy, literacy acquisition, and the teaching of literacy; they are practical as they examine the issues that classroom teachers and reading specialists engage with on a daily basis; and they are political as they advocate for informed policy at the local, state and national levels. A key message in this book is that literacy professionals must take an active role to shape change.

New Perspectives on Bullying

Author: Helen Cowie
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523674X
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"This book provides a useful round-up of studies that help the reader understand what constitutes bullying (a much-debated point), the characteristics of bullies and children who are targeted, patterns of behaviour and common outcomes for the children involved, as well as what inhibits many schools from formulating effective policy." Children & Young People Now What is bullying? What can we learn from research findings? What are the risk factors for bullying or being bullied? How can we take account of the voice of the child? How can educators, policy-makers, health professionals and parents work together with children and young people to prevent and reduce bullying? This book provides a valuable resource for anyone responsible for the emotional health and well-being of children and young people. The authors focus on the importance of fostering positive relationships in the school community as a whole, so that young people and adults feel empowered to challenge bullying when they encounter it and protect those involved. Using case studies of real experiences, innovative practice, key research findings and perspectives from children and young people themselves, the authors provide perceptive insights into the positive ways of relating to others that are essential if we are to address the issue of bullying successfully. The material outlined in the book is directly linked to the new agenda for change in meeting the needs of the child, empowering children to be consulted and to take responsibility for issues that affect them. It explores a range of effective interventions that can counteract bullying - including restorative approaches; peer mediation; narrative approaches; and cyber support. Key features include: Chapter overviews Examples of effective practice Summaries of key research findings Children's views and experiences Learning points at the end of each chapter List of related organisations, websites and resources to support interventions against bullying Practical guidance based on sound evaluation is provided - as well as an insight into international perspectives on bullying - to help develop a positive school environment and disseminate good practice. New Perspectives on Bullying is an indispensable resource for teachers, researchers, health professionals, social workers and parents.

The Philosophy of Social Science

Author: Garry Potter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317331850
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its second edition, this comprehensive textbook offers an exceptionally accessible yet in-depth introduction to the philosophy of social science. Students with no previous knowledge will find themselves taken on an engaging philosophical journey: the book’s unique dialogue format anticipates their most frequently asked questions and provides clear explanations of specialised terminology and essential contextualisation of contemporary debates. Encompassing both traditional and contemporary perspectives, the book explores the questions and debates raised by all the major theoretical positions in the philosophy of social science, including positivism, empiricism, rationalism, hermeneutics, feminist epistemology, postmodernism and critical realism. The first edition of this book had a Eurocentric bias, as does virtually all other textbooks covering this subject matter. This has been corrected in the second edition and includes a new chapter on the contributions of Islam to philosophy, natural science social science including sociology. The second edition also has a newly written chapter on pragmaticism and neo-pragmaticism, as well as strengthened coverage of hermeneutics, postmodernism and critical realism. The book‘s rich pedagogic support includes: point-by-point summaries introducing the scope of every chapter; discussion questions; further reading lists; and a glossary of key terminology. This excellent textbook is designed to provide every student with a clear understanding of important and complex issues. It is essential reading for all students of philosophy of social science, whether at undergraduate or Masters level and regardless of their disciplinary background.

New Perspectives on Conceptual Change

Author: Wolfgang Schnotz
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080434551
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Brings together the research on conceptual change from perspectives in developmental, cognitive and motivational psychology, instructional psychology and science education. This book addresses four main themes that include traditional cognitive views on knowledge acquisition and socioconstructionist perspectives.

Kansas and the West

Author: Rita Napier
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700612314
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Kansas is steeped in the lore and legends of the Old West--from Dodge City to the Dust Bowl days. But, as these authors show, that leaves out a lot of state history. Drawing on scholarship that has transformed our understanding of the history of both state and region, Kansas and the West introduces readers to a wide range of people, places, and themes that demonstrate the complex relationships among race, class, gender, and environment. In so doing, it also puts to rest many of the myths that have dominated western history for so long, reflecting both the positive and the negative consequences of human actions over 150 years of Kansas history. The collection gathers eighteen key writings that take readrs through three eras. The dispossession and resettlement of Native Americans is seen in such pieces as Elliot West's "Story of Three Families" and Richard White's "Cultural Landscape of the Pawnees." The nineteenth-century evolution from "Bleeding Kansas" to a modern state is seen in works ranging from writings on the Civil War era by Bill Cecil-Fronsman and Richard Sheridan to observations on road improvements by Paul Sutter. And selected aspects of Kansas in the twentieth century are seen in such contributions as Donald Worster's controversial views on the Dust Bowl, Mary Dudziak's article on desegregation in 1950s Topeka, and a look at labor in the beefpacking industry by Donald Stull and Michael Broadway. By incorporating voices from history that have too long been lost in the din of tradition--especially the voices of Native Americans and blacks, women and laborers--Kansas and the West provides a provocative and much-needed new view of the state's past. A book that will provefascinating for general readers, instructive for students, and an invaluable touchstone for scholars, it brings us different stories, new actors, and fresh images that challenge some of our most cherished views of the West--and in

Managing the Modern Law Firm

Author: Laura Empson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191615404
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The last ten years have been a period of extraordinary change for law firms. The rapid growth of corporate law firms and the emergence of global mega-firms such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters, and Freshfields, have strained the traditional partnership model of management. Some managers of law firms are appalled at the creeping 'corporatism' that they fear may result. However a growing number believe that it is time to move on and adopt more contemporary forms of structure and management. Successfully meeting the challenges of this new business environment is vital for the continuing prosperity of law firms. Featuring contributions from both management researchers and legal practitioners, Managing the Modern Law Firm presents the latest insights from Management Studies in an approachable, practical, and relevant manner for lawyers and other professionals involved directly and indirectly with the management of law firms.

Re Thinking Reason

Author: Kerry S. Walters
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791420959
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Challenges the widespread assumption that good thinking is logical thinking and that college students should learn better after taking a course in critical thinking. The 14 contributors argue for, and provide, a richer model of thinking that acknowledges the importance of faculties traditionally downplayed or discouraged. Addressed to educators. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR