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There are a number of books which aim to help doctoral researchers write the PhD. This book offers something different - the scholarly detox. This is not a faddish alternative, it¿s not extreme. It¿s a moderate approach intended to gently interrupt old ways of…

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Gary and his schoolmates are staying at a school in Transylvania. What Gary writes back to his parents will send shivers down every loving parent's spine! Artist Leo Hartas has created a Harry Potter-style school brought to life by big pop-ups.

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This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for…

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It is a common ambition in society and government to make young people more creative. These aspirations are motivated by two key concerns: to make experience at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic; and to ensure that young people are able and…

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It¿s not easy getting published, but everyone has to do it. Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals presents an insider¿s perspective on the secret business of academic publishing, making explicit many of the dilemmas and struggles faced by all writers, but rarely…

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Visual media offer powerful communication opportunities. Doing Visual Research with Children and Young People explores the methodological, ethical, representational and theoretical issues surrounding image-based research with children and young people. It…

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Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and…

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In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career…

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Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Year R to Year 1. They are books by top authors and illustrators written and illustrated to challenge and motivate able readers. At the same time, the content is entirely…

Place-Based Methods for Researching Schools

by Pat Thomson

|This title releases December 15, 2016

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Schools are complex institutions. They do not easily reveal themselves to researchers who rely on only one or two methods. Understanding a school, its neighbourhood and its students requires a researcher with a more complex repertoire of verbal, statistical and…

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Most teachers become heads for idealistic reasons, wanting to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Yet serving heads suggest the job is getting harder, talking openly about stress and leaving the job. Many teachers now see headship as a…

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Accompanying The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion this book examines what it means to be a doctoral student in education and the social sciences, providing a guide for those supervising students. Exploring the key role and pedagogical challenges that face…