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  • Schools and Communityby Dr James Arthur; Richard Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Communitarianism, as a movement, is clearly a dominant theme within New Labour's educational policy. How does this affect education and the life and work of schools? Research has shown that there is a correlation between academic achievement and the strength of community life and awareness within a school. The aim of this book, therefore, is to introduce... more...

  • Rethinking Pastoral Careby Úna M. Collins; Jean McNiff

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 66.95

    The issue of pastoral care and how a teacher effectively provides it is currently a topic of great debate in the media. With teachers increasingly bearing the brunt of their pupils' difficult personal lives, they feel under pressure to do the 'right thing' and to do it in an informed and professional manner. This book investigates how teachers can... more...

  • Children, Home and Schoolby Ros Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 58.95

    In contemporary western societies, there are increasing emphases on children being the responsibility of their parents, contained within the home, and on their compartmentalisation into separate and protected organised educational settings. Thus 'home' and 'school' form a crucial part of children's lives and experiences. This book explores the key... more...

  • The Causes of Exclusionby Cedric Cullingford

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 67.95

    This report synthesizes two approaches to a topical problem: the concern with social deviancy and crime which focuses on failure; and research on educational development which focuses on success. The book explores how environmental experiences (including parenting and bullying) play a role. more...

  • Serve and Learnby Florence Fay Pritchard; George I. III Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95

    This volume makes two important contributions: First, it provides a framework grounded in theory and best professional practice that middle and high school teachers, their students, and community partners can use to design, implement, and evaluate service-learning projects that address authentic community needs. Second, it demonstrates ways collaborative... more...

  • Mothering for Schoolingby Alison Griffith; Dorothy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    Griffith and Smith explore the innumerable, hidden, seemingly mundane tasks like getting kids ready for school, helping with homework, or serving on the PTA can all have profound effects on what occurs within school. Based on longitudinal interviews with mothers of school-age children, this book exposes the effects mothers' work has on educational... more...

  • Parent Talk!by Cheli Cerra; Ruth Jacoby

    Wiley 2005; US$ 14.95

    A must-have book for all parents! Parent Talk! provides practical advice to help parents communicate with their child and their child's school, featuring an easy, fast-moving format with sample role-playing situations, parent-to-parent tips, sample letters, and checklists to help you stay on track. Authors Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby identify 52... more...

  • The Academic Citizenby Bruce Macfarlane

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily running of universities. Drawing from extensive examples... more...

  • Educational Partnerships and the Stateby Barry M. Franklin; Thomas Popkewitz; Marianne N. Bloch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    Educational Partnerships and the State is a compelling collection of essays by an international group of scholars that provides a critical exploration of the role of partnerships in contemporary educational reform. Their focus is on the expanding role that collaboration between the public and private sector has come to play in the governing of schools,... more...

  • How Communities Build Stronger Schoolsby Anne Wescott Dodd; Jean L. Konzal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 30.00

    If it takes a village to raise a child, Anne Wescott Dodd and Jean L.Konzal feel that it takes a community to make a school. They present a democratic vision of the public school where everyone plays a part in shaping our children, and consequently, our future. more...