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See below for a selection of the latest books from Secondary schools category. Presented with a red border are the Secondary schools books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Secondary schools books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Developing Discussion in Secondary Science

Developing Discussion in Secondary Science

Author: Lynda Dunlop Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Making new organs from stem cells, exploration of space and performance enhancing drugs are all aspects of contemporary science with significant consequences for individuals and society. Developing Discussion in Secondary Science connects these and other exciting, often controversial, contemporary developments in science to ideas in secondary science curricula. It shows how through developing discussion, debate and questioning in the classroom, teachers can promote better understanding of science and improve learning. Based on the authors' experiences of working with over 500 young people, this practically-minded book introduces the Community of Scientific Enquiry approach and focuses on ways in which teachers can build student-led scientific discussion. It is packed with example activities, resources, hands-on games and discussion guides for key teaching concepts in science set in a contemporary context. By showing teachers how to tackle head one two myths about science often assumed by students - that scientific knowledge is `true forever' and that science is disconnected from the `real' world -Developing Discussion in Secondary Science provides a powerful set of tools for learning science through lessons that demand the active engagement of students. Developing Discussion in Secondary Science offers student science teachers on all routes to qualified status, as well as practising teachers looking for fresh, innovative ideas, a comprehensive source of guidance for developing thinking skills and scientific understanding through talk in the secondary school.

Exploring Digital Technologies for Art-Based Special Education Models and Methods for the Inclusive K-12 Classroom

Exploring Digital Technologies for Art-Based Special Education Models and Methods for the Inclusive K-12 Classroom

Author: Rick L. Garner Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2019

Exploring Digital Technologies for Art-Based Special Education details the use of digital technologies for inclusive art education, and showcases strategies for implementing arts-oriented technologies in primary- and secondary-level special education classrooms. Readers of the book will be presented with up-to-date research on this emerging topic, including chapters on the relation between pedagogical strategies and technological tools, digital animation and inclusivity, and accessibility in the `flipped' art classroom. With contributions from a range of disciplinary angles-including art education, special education, educational philosophy, and educational technology-this book will cover a variety of digital tools for teaching art to students with disabilities, as well as the theoretical underpinnings specific to this interdisciplinary area of education research.

Distinction, Exclusivity and Whiteness Elite Nigerian Parents and the International Education Market

Distinction, Exclusivity and Whiteness Elite Nigerian Parents and the International Education Market

Author: Pere Ayling Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

This book offers unique insights into elite Nigerian parents' engagement with, and use of, the international secondary education market as they attempt to retain their social standing - via their children - under today's shifting global conditions. Throughout, the book tackles two important, albeit uncomfortable questions: Why does whiteness hold the highest possible value in postcolonial societies such as Nigeria? And, more importantly, why do black people accept the hegemonic discourse that West/white is best? Combining the theoretical frameworks of Pierre Bourdieu and Frantz Fanon, the book reveals `Whiteness' as a highly valuable form of cultural and symbolic capital that plays a crucial role in the formation of, and struggle for, elite status and distinction in modern-day Nigeria. Drawing on rare qualitative data sets along with postcolonial literatures, the book reveals how British whiteness is used by those working at and for British private schools in Nigeria (BPS-NIG) as an informal but powerful mechanism of `quality' control, and in constructing the image of `world-class' educational establishments.

Divergent Paths to College Race, Class, and Inequality in High Schools

Divergent Paths to College Race, Class, and Inequality in High Schools

Author: Megan M. Holland Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

In Divergent Paths to College, Megan M. Holland examines how high schools structure different pathways that lead students to very different college destinations based on race and class. She finds that racial and class inequalities are reproduced through unequal access to key sources of information, even among students in the same school and even in schools with well-established college-going cultures. As the college application process becomes increasingly complex and high-stakes, social capital, or relationships with people who can provide information as well as support and guidance, becomes much more critical. Although much has been written about the college-bound experience, we know less about the role that social capital plays, and specifically how high schools can serve as organizational brokers of social ties. The relationships that high schools cultivate between students and higher education institutions by inviting college admissions officers into their schools to market to students, is a particularly critical, yet unexplored source of college information.

Meet the Parents How Schools Can Work Effectively with Families to Support Children's Learning

Meet the Parents How Schools Can Work Effectively with Families to Support Children's Learning

Author: Dorothy Lepkowska, Julie Nightingale Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2019

Meet the Parents is an essential guide for school leaders and classroom teachers looking to build stronger and more productive relationships with the families of pupils. This book uses more than 40 years of experience to explain techniques for uniting families with a range of backgrounds and a variety of circumstances, and highlights the most successful approaches for encouraging and developing the home-school partnership. Drawing on case studies and real-life examples, Lepkowska and Nightingale unpick the reasons behind barriers to learning and examine the issues that cause parents to be demotivated from engaging with schools. The authors cover a range of important topics, from the long-standing concerns to modern problems, including: Making the most of parents' evening. Special Educational Needs and Disability. Bereavement, divorce and loss. Raising the aspirations of parents and children. Influence of the media and online safety. Meet the Parents aims to aid headteachers, senior leaders, classroom practitioners and student teachers - and any other school staff who wish to develop a more effective ongoing home-school partnership. Recognising the vital need for parental engagement with children's learning, this book will help schools and families to come together and provide the best support possible for every child.

Meet the Parents How Schools Can Work Effectively with Families to Support Children's Learning

Meet the Parents How Schools Can Work Effectively with Families to Support Children's Learning

Author: Dorothy Lepkowska, Julie Nightingale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2019

Meet the Parents is an essential guide for school leaders and classroom teachers looking to build stronger and more productive relationships with the families of pupils. This book uses more than 40 years of experience to explain techniques for uniting families with a range of backgrounds and a variety of circumstances, and highlights the most successful approaches for encouraging and developing the home-school partnership. Drawing on case studies and real-life examples, Lepkowska and Nightingale unpick the reasons behind barriers to learning and examine the issues that cause parents to be demotivated from engaging with schools. The authors cover a range of important topics, from the long-standing concerns to modern problems, including: Making the most of parents' evening. Special Educational Needs and Disability. Bereavement, divorce and loss. Raising the aspirations of parents and children. Influence of the media and online safety. Meet the Parents aims to aid headteachers, senior leaders, classroom practitioners and student teachers - and any other school staff who wish to develop a more effective ongoing home-school partnership. Recognising the vital need for parental engagement with children's learning, this book will help schools and families to come together and provide the best support possible for every child.

Transitions to Post-School Life Responsiveness to Individual, Social and Economic Needs

Transitions to Post-School Life Responsiveness to Individual, Social and Economic Needs

Author: Margarita Pavlova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2019

This book addresses growing reservations about the relevance of educational systems to the economic and social needs of individuals by examining different aspects of transitions from school to work or further studies within formal and informal settings in Asia. Highlighting important issues such as selectiveness and inclusiveness, integration of transversal competencies, vocationalisation of secondary schooling, approaches to career guidance and emerging models of student support, it is of particular interest to educators, policymakers and other stakeholders who are concerned about the effectiveness of system-wide and institutional-based approaches. The first part of the book explores different models, mechanisms and approaches to policy and practice in the context of Asia, while the second part examines Hong Kong students' transitions to post-school life and provides an account of issues and challenges the government and individual schools experience in terms of structural support for both mainstream and special-needs students.

The Magic of Mentoring Developing Others and Yourself

The Magic of Mentoring Developing Others and Yourself

Author: Carol (Bedfordshire University, UK) Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2019

The Magic of Mentoring offers an introduction to the theory and practice of successful mentoring together with a unique focus on how mentors can reflect on the skills they bring to the role, and those they still need to develop. Through the use of scenarios, reflections and stories, the reader is encouraged to apply the content to a real context, demonstrating the importance of reflection for both parties and the benefits derived from this, especially those related to understanding ourselves and others. Written by Carol Thompson, who has worked with a range of trainee teachers and mentors, this book draws from the author's own experience to explore the importance of self-development, and the ways in which this can be enhanced through practice. Reviewing key themes in relation to mentoring, including models and current practice, it considers the creation of a nurturing environment through effective communication as well as acknowledging the need to generate the right challenge for mentees. All aspects of mentoring are outlined, emphasising how personal development can improve the experience of your mentees, build your own confidence, enhance your transferable skills, and advance your own professional practice and relationships. Engaging activities are provided for mentors to undertake to support their own professional development. The Magic of Mentoring is an ideal guide for all those studying coaching or mentoring on a formal programme or for anyone who mentors others in formal or informal settings. The structure of 15 concise chapters lends itself to referencing back and targeted reading for specific guidance.

The Magic of Mentoring Developing Others and Yourself

The Magic of Mentoring Developing Others and Yourself

Author: Carol (Bedfordshire University, UK) Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

The Magic of Mentoring offers an introduction to the theory and practice of successful mentoring together with a unique focus on how mentors can reflect on the skills they bring to the role, and those they still need to develop. Through the use of scenarios, reflections and stories, the reader is encouraged to apply the content to a real context, demonstrating the importance of reflection for both parties and the benefits derived from this, especially those related to understanding ourselves and others. Written by Carol Thompson, who has worked with a range of trainee teachers and mentors, this book draws from the author's own experience to explore the importance of self-development, and the ways in which this can be enhanced through practice. Reviewing key themes in relation to mentoring, including models and current practice, it considers the creation of a nurturing environment through effective communication as well as acknowledging the need to generate the right challenge for mentees. All aspects of mentoring are outlined, emphasising how personal development can improve the experience of your mentees, build your own confidence, enhance your transferable skills, and advance your own professional practice and relationships. Engaging activities are provided for mentors to undertake to support their own professional development. The Magic of Mentoring is an ideal guide for all those studying coaching or mentoring on a formal programme or for anyone who mentors others in formal or informal settings. The structure of 15 concise chapters lends itself to referencing back and targeted reading for specific guidance.

The Future of the Sixth Form

The Future of the Sixth Form

Author: A.D.C. Peterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2019

Originally published in 1973, the nature of the sixth form and the objectives of sixth-form schooling were important issues in the field of education at the time. The author here provides a searching analysis of the changing structure and composition of the sixth form. He surveys the continued expansion in sixth-form numbers and suggests ways in which the curriculum could be improved. He examines critically a number of myths about the actual practice of sixth-form education, and considers the case for sixth-form `blocks' or colleges. In a final chapter the author discusses the mechanism of change in this crucial area of education.

Academic Language in ELL Mathematics Education A Content and Language-Integration Approach

Academic Language in ELL Mathematics Education A Content and Language-Integration Approach

Author: Karen Terrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2019

Academic Language in Mathematics Education documents the possible effects of a content and language-integration approach, designed to prepare mathematics teachers to instruct English learners. Based on the claim that proficiency in mathematics requires more than computations, but also communication, this book proposes the infusion of secondary mathematics methods courses with second language acquisition instruction. By presenting empirical evidence of linguistically responsive pedagogical practices in secondary-level mathematics classrooms, this volume highlights instruction strategies, and offers a critical look at the construct of mathematics teacher education for non-native English learners.