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              Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform: From Educracy to the Education-Industrial Complex
               

              Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform: From Educracy to the Education-Industrial Complex (Hardback)

              By Munch, Richard

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                20 Mar 20

              This book provides a critical analysis of the neoliberal reform agenda of the economic governance of schools. Focusing on the role of the USA in this process, it explores the transformation of schools in this agenda from educational establishments to enterprises in a competitive ...education market. The study uses Bourdieu to apply a field-theoretical framework to a detailed empirical analysis of the current changes of school government. Chapters explore education bureaucracy, reform and how outside organisations affect pedagogy and testing. It reveals how far the promises of corporate education reform are from reality and concludes with a plea for a realistic view of school's capabilities. The book goes beyond the state of the art with its focus on how the governance of education, school and instruction is changing with the replacement of educracy by an education-industrial complex. The book will be of great interest for academics, post- graduate students, administrators and politicians in the field of education policy, the governance of school systems and schools. The book also has an international appeal as it studies a global transformation of the field of education.
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              ISBN 9780367365356
              Released NZ 20 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics
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              The Metrics of Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Quality Research: Sidelining the Issues that Really Count
               

              The Metrics of Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Quality Research: Sidelining the Issues that Really Count (Hardback)

              By Skourdoumbis, Andrew; Rawolle, Shaun

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                16 Apr 20

              Most developed nations measure the performance of teachers in audit evaluations of school productivity. Accountability metrics such as 'teacher effectiveness' and 'teacher quality' dominate evaluations of student outcomes and shape education policy. The Metrics of Teacher Effecti...veness and Teacher Quality Research explores how these metrics distort analyses of student achievement, sideline broader contextual and systemic influences on learning, reinforce input-output analysis of schooling, and skew the educational debate. Focusing on recent phases of school education policy reform, this book utilises qualitative data from classroom teacher participants to examine how and why issues of teacher effectiveness and teacher quality figure so prominently in policy reform, and why pressing matters of social class, school funding, and broader contextual influences are downplayed. The authors use this information to suggest how teachers can develop their role as pedagogic experts in a highly scrutinized environment. This book will be of great interest to education academics and postgraduate students specialising in teacher performance, accountability and governance.
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              ISBN 9780367460617
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Assessment in Primary and Middle Schools
               

              Assessment in Primary and Middle Schools (Hardback)

              By Shipman, Marten

              • RRP: $200.00
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              • Pub Date
                26 Mar 20

              Effective evaluation of a pupil's performance and of resources available is a vital part of successful teaching. Originally published in 1983, this non-statistical guide aims to help teachers organise their work so as to improve their assessment of their pupils and also to analys...e their own management efforts. A model is developed showing how teachers can progressively structure their work to increase the objectivity of their assessment. The use of published tests and the production of tests by teachers is covered, but the focus throughout is on the part played by assessment in the organisation of learning. The steps recommended are arranged so that the first yield the largest return. But none requires any statistical expertise or a large investment of time. The second part of the book shows how schools can be evaluated by their staff - school organisation, staff development and the curriculum are given special attention in this step-by-step guide to effective and rewarding school assessment.
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              ISBN 9780367459581
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              Politics and the Mediatization of School Educational Policy: The Dog Whistle Dynamic
               

              Politics and the Mediatization of School Educational Policy: The Dog Whistle Dynamic (Hardback)

              By Rodwell, Grant

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                2 Apr 20

              Despite increasing prevalence over the past three decades and a clear impact on school education policy and practice, education's connection to dog whistle journalism and politics has not yet been fully explored. Addressing this gap, Politics and the Mediatization of School Educa...tional Policy examines the emergence and current impact of dog-whistle politics and journalism on education in Australia, the US and the UK, questioning what is at stake when this political dog whistle is directed at school educational policy and practice. Exploring common targets for dog-whistling, such as teaching standards, teacher quality and specific curriculum areas, such as history, sex and health education, the book considers the broader social issues of xenophobia and racism, as well as the decline of print media and rise of digital news sources in its place, with each chapter including an in-depth discussion using peer-reviewed literature on the subject. Following the trail of dog whistles impacting in school educational policy and practice across these three countries, this book explores: To what extent is the dog whistle dynamic embedded in school educational policy and practice? To what extent does the dog whistle dynamic affect our understanding of school educational policy and practice? How might we explain the continued flurry of dog whistles impacting school educational policy and practice? As the phenomena of the dog whistle intensifies both nationally and internationally, this timely and thought-provoking book is necessary reading for academics, postgraduate researchers, and all members of school communities.
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              ISBN 9780367437794
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Education and the US Government
               

              Education and the US Government (Hardback)

              By Sharpes, Donald K.

              • RRP: $212.00
              • $212.00
              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              Originally published in 1987, at a time when central government control of education in many countries was growing rapidly, this book on the historical determinants of US educational legislation was of great relevance. The book looks in detail at the history of the relationship b...etween the US Government and the provision of educational services. It assesses the contributions made to educational legislation by key political figures such as Franklin, Washington and Jefferson. The author also examines in depth the role of congress and the president, the relationship between the federal government and the state legislature and the role of the judiciary in education. An account of the hard-fought battle for the right to equal educational opportunities for the American Negro and the American Indian is of considerable interest. Finally, the book compares the American educational system at the time with that of other countries.
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              ISBN 9780367472085
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              Getting Evidence into Education: Evaluating the Routes to Policy and Practice
               

              Getting Evidence into Education: Evaluating the Routes to Policy and Practice (Hardback)

              Edited by Gorard, Stephen

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                11 May 20

              Worldwide, there has been considerable progress in the quality of research evidence generated for use in education, but not the equivalent growth in knowledge of how best to get this evidence into actual use. Yet with far-reaching implications, all of education is damaged when pe...rsuasive but poor-quality evidence has widespread influence, or good research lies unused. Focused on the work of the Durham University Evidence Centre for Education, Getting Evidence into Education addresses this problem, examining what can be done to improve the take-up of suitable research evidence and inform the public service of education. Containing a variety of case studies, from evidence-based policies for early childhood education in Brazil, to the use of evidence on contextualized admissions to Scottish universities, the volume explores a variety of different ways to approach the problem, addressing the questions: What is the existing evidence on different approaches to getting research evidence into use? What are the factors which influence the uptake of high-quality research evidence by policy or practice? Which are the most effective pathways for evidence-into-use in particular contexts? Considering both the practical and ethical implications, the book builds towards key recommendations for the research community, practitioner bodies and policy-makers and advisors, directing them on how to communicate better with each other for the benefit of everyone.
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              ISBN 9780367258801
              Released NZ 11 May 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Getting Evidence into Education: Evaluating the Routes to Policy and Practice
               

              Getting Evidence into Education: Evaluating the Routes to Policy and Practice (Paperback)

              Edited by Gorard, Stephen

              • RRP: $82.99
              • $82.99
              • Pub Date
                11 May 20

              Worldwide, there has been considerable progress in the quality of research evidence generated for use in education, but not the equivalent growth in knowledge of how best to get this evidence into actual use. Yet with far-reaching implications, all of education is damaged when pe...rsuasive but poor-quality evidence has widespread influence, or good research lies unused. Focused on the work of the Durham University Evidence Centre for Education, Getting Evidence into Education addresses this problem, examining what can be done to improve the take-up of suitable research evidence and inform the public service of education. Containing a variety of case studies, from evidence-based policies for early childhood education in Brazil, to the use of evidence on contextualized admissions to Scottish universities, the volume explores a variety of different ways to approach the problem, addressing the questions: What is the existing evidence on different approaches to getting research evidence into use? What are the factors which influence the uptake of high-quality research evidence by policy or practice? Which are the most effective pathways for evidence-into-use in particular contexts? Considering both the practical and ethical implications, the book builds towards key recommendations for the research community, practitioner bodies and policy-makers and advisors, directing them on how to communicate better with each other for the benefit of everyone.
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              ISBN 9780367258832
              Released NZ 11 May 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square
               

              Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square (Hardback)

              Edited by Eagle Shield, Alayna; Paris, Django; Paris, Rae; San Pedro, Timothy

              • RRP: $247.00
              • $247.00
              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              This book amplifies the distinct, intersecting, and coalitional possibilities of education in the spaces of ongoing movements for Native and Black liberation. Contributors highlight the importance of activist-oriented teaching and learning in community encampments and other movem...ent spaces for the preservation and expansion of resistance education. With chapters from scholars, educators, and organizers, this volume offers lessons taken from these experiences for nation-state schools, classrooms, and spaces of teaching and learning that are most commonly experienced by Native and Black children and educators. Through attention to recent social movements across the United States-from Standing Rock to Black Lives Matter-this book demonstrates the vital connections between Native and Black communities' educational futures.
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              ISBN 9780367344610
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education
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              Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square
               

              Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Eagle Shield, Alayna; Paris, Django; Paris, Rae; San Pedro, Timothy

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $84.99
              • Pub Date
                1 May 20

              This book amplifies the distinct, intersecting, and coalitional possibilities of education in the spaces of ongoing movements for Native and Black liberation. Contributors highlight the importance of activist-oriented teaching and learning in community encampments and other movem...ent spaces for the preservation and expansion of resistance education. With chapters from scholars, educators, and organizers, this volume offers lessons taken from these experiences for nation-state schools, classrooms, and spaces of teaching and learning that are most commonly experienced by Native and Black children and educators. Through attention to recent social movements across the United States-from Standing Rock to Black Lives Matter-this book demonstrates the vital connections between Native and Black communities' educational futures.
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              ISBN 9780367344597
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education
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              Educating for Civic Dialogue in an Age of Uncivil Discourse
               

              Educating for Civic Dialogue in an Age of Uncivil Discourse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gunn, Dennis

              • RRP: $82.99
              • $82.99
              • Pub Date
                4 May 20

              Educating for Civic Dialogue in an Age of Uncivil Discourse addresses an urgent challenge-to help students learn the skills of civic engagement-by offering a framework for authentic cosmopolitan education. As an invitation to ongoing civil dialogue with diverse voices in the clas...sroom, the book aims to foster the skills of democratic and global citizenship that allow students to find their voice as local, national, and global citizens outside of the classroom. It suggests practical ways that teachers can promote the skills of attentive listening, intelligent questioning, reasonable positioning, and responsible dialogue in order to encourage authentic civic discourse. It also outlines specific pedagogical strategies designed to foster students' cosmopolitan competencies as democratic and global citizens.
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              ISBN 9780367433536
              Released NZ 4 May 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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