The driving book

breaking and schooling

Author: Henry Faudel Faudel-Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 47

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Literacy and Schooling

Author: Frances Christie,Ray Misson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699476

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 7676

This book is intended to offer an introduction to some major themes in literacy education. Literacy has become an important issue both in the UK and internationally, and this book aims to inform discussions while assisting teachers to reflect on their work as literacy teachers. Literacy is important from the earliest years through all the years of formal education, and so this book covers work with students in the full range of schooling, and in a number of different subject areas. Topics covered include: *the nature and use of texts *the reading positions that are constructed in texts and their ideological implications *the ways in which written texts change as students grow older *moving from the early years through to secondary education *the implications of Information Technology for literacy teaching Frances Christie is Foundation Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne. Ray Misson is Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne.
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Training the Young Horse

Author: Pippa Funnell

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715321492

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 5971

The formative training of a young horse is crucial to its future, making the difference between a positive, willing ride and a troubled under-achiever. This book shows how international eventer, Pippa Funnell-well known for her ability to get the best out of the youngsters she rides N builds a successful bond with the young horse. Using Pippa's personal experience and specially commissioned photographs of the on-going training of her own horses, every step of the process is covered, from assessing potential and backing through to the first competition and beyond. Every rider, whatever their discipline, wants a rewarding partnership with their horse, and this book will show how to lay the essential early groundwork.
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Education and Schooling

Myth, heresy and misconception

Author: John MacBeath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135039062

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 1497

The French have a saying ‘plus ca change plus c’est la meme chose’. The English colloquial equivalent ‘same old same old’ conveys a sense of the inevitable, a reminder that if we haven’t learned the lessons of history we are doomed to repeat them. In over half a century, what have we learned about education, about schools as places for education, about learning and teaching and the relationship between them? What have we learned about policy making and the policy process? Has the growing impact of globalisation informed or constrained radical change? Written in an easily accessible style, and drawing on the author’s personal experiences of working in education as teacher, researcher, government adviser and consultant with international agencies, each chapter of the book illuminates deeper lying issues about the nature of schooling, learning, leadership, research, and the impact of globalisation on the lives of schools, teachers, children and families. This first-hand account, spanning fifty years, addresses key questions through seven different lenses: - policy making: ideology, insiders, outsiders and dissenting voices - research and the myths of scientific rigour - international agencies and agents provocateurs - academics conferring and the power of place - New enlightenment and a university for children - being and becoming a teacher, and the end of idealism - going to school: plus ca change? Each of the seven lenses offers a unique perspective of the education system, but all are drawn together to consider the greater implications for policy and practice in the UK and beyond. The book will be of value to teachers and school leaders, as well as to academics and students on education programmes.
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Burning and Building

Schooling and State Formation in Japan, 1750-1890

Author: Brian Platt

Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center

ISBN: 9780674013964

Category: Education

Page: 325

View: 8972

Among the earliest and most radical of the Meiji reforms was a plan for a centralized, compulsory educational system modeled after those in Europe and America. But commoners throughout Japan had established 50,000 schools with almost no guidance or support from the government. Consequently, the plan met with resistance, as local officials, teachers, and citizens pursued alternative educational visions. Their efforts ultimately led to the growth and consolidation of a new educational system, one with the imprint of local demands and expectations.
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Schooling in Capitalist America

Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life

Author: Samuel Bowles,Herbert Gintis

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461319

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 6874

A classic work of radical educational theory and a progressive economic vision of equity and equality in America's schools.
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Queering Elementary Education

Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling

Author: William J. Letts, IV,James T. Sears

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461641616

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4453

Queering Elementary Education is not about teaching kids to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight. ItOs not part of a sinister stratagem in the Ogay agenda.O Instead, these provocative and thoughtful essays advocate the creation of classrooms that challenge categorical thinking, promote interpersonal intelligence, and foster critical consciousness.
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Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film

Reel Education

Author: Daniel P. Liston,Ian Renga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317815025

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 4423

Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of education. Timely and engaging, this book fills a gap for scholarly and informed public commentary on the portrayal of education in film, offering a wide range of conceptual and interpretive perspectives. Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film explores several key questions, including: What does it mean to be a good teacher? How do these good teachers instruct? When is and what makes teaching complex? What constitutes learning? Do educational reforms work? The book’s interdisciplinary group of contributors answers these important questions in essays highlighting Hollywood, independent, and documentary films. Prospective and practicing teachers will engage with the thought-provoking educational issues raised in this book and gain insight into the complexities of teaching and learning portrayed in film.
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Sexuality, Gender and Schooling

Shifting Agendas in Social Learning

Author: Mary Jane Kehily

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415280471

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 4155

The sexuality of young people arouses controversy and remains a source of concern for parents, teachers, policy-makers and politicians. But what young people really think about sexuality and gender and how these issues impact upon their lives is often marginalized or overlooked. Based upon extensive ethnographic research with young people and teachers, Sexuality, Gender and Schooling offers a telling and insightful account of how young people acquire sexual knowledge and how they enact their understanding of their own gender. It highlights the ways in which young people's constructions of gender and sexuality are formed outside the school curriculum, through engagements with various forms of popular culture - such as teen magazines and television programmes - and through same-sex friendship groups. Offering a fresh perspective on a subject of perennial interest and concern, Sexuality, Gender and Schooling provides accounts from the inside - some of which may challenge and eclipse current approaches to sexuality education. It has significant implications for policy and practice in Personal, Social and Health Education and is also an excellent introduction to key debates and issues in the study of gender and sexuality.
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The Rebirth of Education

Schooling Ain't Learning

Author: Lant Pritchett

Publisher: CGD Books

ISBN: 1933286776

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 2754

Despite great progress around the world in getting more kids into schools, too many leave without even the most basic skills. In India’s rural Andhra Pradesh, for instance, only about one in twenty children in fifth grade can perform basic arithmetic. The problem is that schooling is not the same as learning. In The Rebirth of Education, Lant Pritchett uses two metaphors from nature to explain why. The first draws on Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom’s book about the difference between centralized and decentralized organizations, The Starfish and the Spider. Schools systems tend be centralized and suffer from the limitations inherent in top-down designs. The second metaphor is the concept of isomorphic mimicry. Pritchett argues that many developing countries superficially imitate systems that were successful in other nations— much as a nonpoisonous snake mimics the look of a poisonous one. Pritchett argues that the solution is to allow functional systems to evolve locally out of an environment pressured for success. Such an ecosystem needs to be open to variety and experimentation, locally operated, and flexibly financed. The only main cost is ceding control; the reward would be the rebirth of education suited for today’s world.
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Race and Schooling in the City

Author: Adam Yarmolinsky,Lance Liebman,Corinne Saposs Schelling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674745773

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 8699

Essays examine the progress of desegregation in the U.S., including such issues as busing, bilingual education, and the influence of the Supreme Court
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Alternative Schooling and School Choice

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.,Gerald M. Cattaro,Charles J. Russo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987954

Category: Education

Page: 367

View: 947

Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of alternative schooling and school choice, offering an illustrated overview of the topic as well as providing resources for further study.
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Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling

Author: Kenneth A. Sirotnik,Jeannie Oakes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940094229X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5081

Major "paradigm shifts"-replacing one "world view" with another regarding what constitutes appropriate knowledge do not happen over night. Centuries usually intervene in the process. Even minor shifts admitting alternative world views into the domain of legitimate knowledge producing theory and practice-require decades of controversy, especially, it seems to us, in the field of education. It has only been in the last 20 years or so that the educational research community has begun to accept the "scientific" credibility of the qualitative approaches to inquiry such as participant observation, case study, ethnogra phy, and the like. In fact, these methods, with their long and distinguished philosophical traditions in phenomenology, have really only come into their own within the last decade. The critical perspective on generating and evaluating knowledge and practice-what this book is mostly about-is in many ways a radical depar ture from both the more traditional quantitative and qualitative perspec tives. The traditional approaches, in fact, are far more similar to one another than they are to the critical perspective. This is the case, in our view, for one crucial reason: Both the more quantitative, empirical-analytic and qualitative, interpretive traditions share a fundamental epistemological commitment: they both eschew ideology and human interests as explicit components in their paradigms of inquiry. Ideology and human interests, however, are the "bread and butter" of a critical approach to inquiry.
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Justice, Justice

School Politics and the Eclipse of Liberalism

Author: Daniel Hiram Perlstein

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467870

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 1642

In 1968, a bitter struggle broke out between white New York City teacher unionists and black community organizers over efforts to create community control of the city's schools. The New York conflict reverberated across the United States, calling into question the possibility of creating equitable schools and cementing racial antagonism at the center of American politics. A path-breaking study of teacher organizing, civil rights movement activism, and urban education, "Justice, Justice: School Politics and the Eclipse of Liberalism" recounts how teachers' and activists' ideals shaped the school crisis and placed them at the epicenter of America's racial conflict. Taking into account much of twentieth-century American history to uncover the roots of the school conflict, this book illuminates the dilemmas and hopes that continue to shape urban schools.
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Schooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy

Bureaucratizing the Child

Author: T. Waters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269723

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 2657

In exploring the relationship between bureaucratic schooling and the individual child, Waters describes the persistence of educational inequality, child development, and the nature of bureaucracy. The conclusions point out how education bureaucracies frame both schooling and childhood as they relentlessly seek to create ever more perfect children.
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Schooling and the Politics of Disaster

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135910723

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9633

Schooling and the Politics of Disaster is the first volume to address how disaster is being used for a radical social and economic reengineering of education. From the natural disasters of the Asian tsunami and the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, to the human-made disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Sudan, Indonesia, the United States and around the globe, disaster is increasingly shaping policy and politics. This groundbreaking collection explores how education policy is being reshaped by disaster politics. Noted scholars in education and sociology tackle issues as far-ranging as No Child Left Behind, the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the making of educational funding crises in the US, and the Iraq War to bring to light a disturbing new phenonmemon in educational policy.
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Learning Privilege

Lessons of Power and Identity in Affluent Schooling

Author: Adam Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135901198

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 7086

How can teachers bridge the gap between their commitments to social justice and their day to day practice? This is the question author Adam Howard asked as he began teaching at an elite private school and the question that led him to conduct a six-year study on affluent schooling. Unfamiliar with the educational landscape of privilege and abundance, he began exploring the burning questions he had as a teacher on the lessons affluent students are taught in schooling about their place in the world, their relationships with others, and who they are. Grounded in an extensive ethnographic account, Learning Privilege examines the concept of privilege itself and the cultural and social processes in schooling that reinforce and regenerate privilege. Howard explores what educators, students and families at elite schools value most in education and how these values guide ways of knowing and doing that both create high standards for their educational programs and reinforce privilege as a collective identity. This book illustrates the ways that affluent students construct their own privilege,not, fundamentally, as what they have, but, rather, as who they are.
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The ABC of Breaking and Schooling Horses

Author: Josephine Knowles

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851315591

Category: Pets

Page: 308

View: 9859

Includes: Care and handling of the foal ; educating one and two-year-olds ; lungeing and long-reining ; backing and bitting ; schooling on the flat and over poles ; horse care, management and feeding ; retraining difficult and nervous horses ; saddlery and equipment ; travelling and road safety ; dealing with behaviour problems and vice.
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Breaking Vegan

One Woman's Journey from Veganism, Extreme Dieting, and Orthorexia to a More Balanced Life

Author: Jordan Younger

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 162788789X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7197

Finding balance in life is a goal many of us strive to achieve. Whether it's through a healthy diet, exercise regimen, state of mind, relationship, or other activity (or all of the above), we spend our days trying to be, and become, our best selves. But what happens when all that focus starts to dominate our lives? When our desire for "perfect health" trumps everything else, perhaps without us even realizing it? What happens when our solution starts becoming the problem? These are questions that author and popular blogger Jordan Younger faced when she decided that her extreme, plant-based, vegan lifestyle just wasn't working in favor of her health anymore--and questions that you may be facing too. In Breaking Vegan, Jordan reveals how veganism and obsessive "healthy" dieting eventually led her to a diagnosis of orthorexia, or a focus on healthy food that involves other emotional factors and ultimately becomes dysfunctional, even dangerous. In candid detail, Jordan shares what it was like to leave veganism (and experience a vicious backlash from the vegan community that once embraced her) and how she ultimately found her way to recovery. In addition to this, Jordan outlines an "anti-diet," whole-foods-based eating plan featuring more than 25 recipes to help inspire others to find similar balance in their own lives. Breaking Vegan is about tolerance and forgiveness. And ultimately, forging one's own path toward happiness.
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