Improving Learning: Professional Practice in Secondary Schools

Paperback | April 1, 2002

byDerek Glover, Sue Law

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This book has developed from research into initiatives for school improvement in a range of secondary schools. It considers the views of students as a starting point and then charts action being undertaken to enhance the environment of classroom and school:
* to develop challenge in teaching and learning
* to consider learning styles and the use of teaching strategies to meet these
* to analyse the nature of successful staff student relationships
* to help students to see the rationale for and importance of integration in the curriculum
* to chronicle endeavours being made to achieve gender equality.

The book concludes with consideration of the relationship between culture and achievement. Each chapter offers a blend of research data, real cases for discussion, contemporary literary comment and action points. Reference is also made to lines of further investigation using internet sources.

It will be an invaluable text for student teachers and teachers undertaking school based in-service work.

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This book has developed from research into initiatives for school improvement in a range of secondary schools. It considers the views of students as a starting point and then charts action being undertaken to enhance the environment of classroom and school:* to develop challenge in teaching and learning* to consider learning styles and...

Derek Glover is a Visiting Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University. After 18 years' experience as the head of a large community school in Oxfordshire, he completed his PhD with the Open University and has now gone on to his 'second career' - teaching, researching and publishing extensively, particularly in the fields of s...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.74 × 2.68 × 0.19 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335209122

ISBN - 13:9780335209125

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
The research team
Abbreviations
Preface
The context of teaching and learning
Perceptions
Environment
Expectations
Learning styles
Approaches to teaching
Relationships
The total curriculum
Gender awareness
Making a difference
References
Index.

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“A distillation of good practice with case histories for discussion alongside research insights and contemporary perspectives.” – Leadership Focus