Making A Difference In Education: What The Evidence Says by Robert CassenMaking A Difference In Education: What The Evidence Says by Robert Cassen

Making A Difference In Education: What The Evidence Says

byRobert Cassen, Sandra Mcnally, Anna Vignoles

Paperback | January 5, 2015

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What is working in education in the UK - and what isn't? This book offers a highly readable guide to what the latest research says about improving young people's outcomes in pre-school, primary and secondary education. Never has this issue been more topical as the UK attempts to compete in the global economy against countries with increasingly educated and skilled work-forces. The book discusses whether education policy has really been guided by the evidence, and explores why the failings of Britain's educational system have been so resistant to change, as well as the success stories that have emerged.

Making a Difference in Educationlooks at schooling from early years to age 16 and entry into Further Education, with a special focus on literacy, numeracy and IT. Reviewing a large body of research, and paying particular attention to findings which are strong enough to guide policy, the authors examine teacher performance, school quality and accountability, and the problematically large social gap that still exists in state school education today. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key findings and key policy requirements.

As a comprehensive research review,Making a Difference in Educationshould be essential reading for faculty and students in education and social policy, and of great interest to teachers and indeed to anyone who wants to know about the effectiveness of UK education policy and practice, and where they should be going.

Robert Cassenis Visiting Professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, UK and received an OBE for services to education in 2008.Sandra McNallyis Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey, UK, and Director of the Education and Skills Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, Londo...
Title:Making A Difference In Education: What The Evidence SaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:January 5, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415529220

ISBN - 13:9780415529228

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. How did we get here? A selective historyRobert Cassen  3. The early yearsAnna Vignoles  4. Parents and parenting Anna Vignoles  5. Schools: organisation, resources, and effectivenessSandra McNally  6. What makes a good teacher? Robert Cassen  7. Reading and writingRobert Cassen  8. Numeracy and mathematics Sandra McNally  9. Special Educational Needs Anna Vignoles 10. IT in the classroom Robert Cassen  11. Vocational education Anna Vignoles

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