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Read and Download Becky Francis book Boys, Girls and Achievement in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBoys, Girls and Achievement. This book was released on 2002-01-04 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Girls are now out-performing boys at GCSE level, giving rise to a debate in the media on boys' underachievement. However, often such work has been a 'knee-jerk' response, led by media, not based on solid research. Boys, Girls and Achievement - Addressing the Classroom Issues fills that gap and: *provides a critical overview of the current debate on achievement; *Focuses on interviews with young people and classroom observations to examine how boys and girls see themselves as learners; *analyses the strategies teachers can use to improve the educational achievements of both boys and girls. Becky Francis provides teachers with a thorough analysis of the various ways in which secondary school pupils construct their gender identities in the classroom. The book also discusses methods teachers might use challenge these gender constructions in the classroom and thereby address the 'gender-gap' in achievement.

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ISBN 13: 033522850X
Total Pages : 221 pages
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ISBN 13: 0335228321
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ISBN 13: 9780415333245
Total Pages : 200 pages
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ISBN 13: 0335202381
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Read and Download Epstein, Debbie book Failing Boys? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFailing Boys?. This book was released on 1998-11-01 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Failing Boys? Issues in Gender and Achievement challenges the widespread perception that all boys are underachieving at school. It raises the more important and critical questions of which boys? At what stage of education? And according to what criteria? The issues surrounding boys' 'underachievement' have been at the centre of public debate about education and the raising of standards in recent years. Media and political responses to the 'problem of boys' have tended to be simplistic, partial, and owe more to 'quick fixes' than investigation and research. Failing Boys? provides a detailed and nuanced 'case study' of the issues in the UK, which will be of international relevance as the moral panic is a globalised one, taking place in diverse countries. The contributors to this book take seriously the issues of boys' 'underachievement' inside and outside school from a critical perspective which draws on the insights of previous feminist studies of education to illuminate the problems associated with the education of boys. This will be a key text for educators, policy makers, students and teachers of education, sociology, gender studies and cultural studies and others interested in gender and achievement.

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ISBN 13: 9789264192812
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ISBN 13: 9780804709743
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ISBN 13: 1317857631
Total Pages : 380 pages
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Download Raising Boys' Achievement In Secondary Schools PDF

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ISBN 13: 0335216080
Total Pages : 209 pages
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ISBN 13: 1408193558
Total Pages : 152 pages
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ISBN 13: 113461814X
Total Pages : 280 pages
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ISBN 13: 0199710619
Total Pages : 486 pages
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ISBN 13: 1317800125
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Read and Download Teresa Cremin book Learning to Teach in the Primary School in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLearning to Teach in the Primary School. This book was released on 2014-02-24 with total page 652 pages. Book excerpt: Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.

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ISBN 13: 0335216064
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Warrington, Molly book Raising Boys' Achievement In Primary Schools in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRaising Boys' Achievement In Primary Schools. This book was released on 2006-06-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Within the context of empirical research undertaken by the authors during the course of a 4-year research and intervention project on Raising Boys’ Achievement, the book will focus on approaches that are successful in raising achievement for boys, and the reasons for that success. It will explore the whole aspect of boys’ achievement, and look at how primary schools are addressing the issue, and the processes involved in schools working collaboratively and voluntarily to share good practice. Case study material will be used to illustrate the different contexts in which the strategies have been studied, and of great importance is the incorporation of boys’ and girls’ own perspectives on their educational experiences.

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ISBN 13: 1136835601
Total Pages : 298 pages
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Read and Download Kris Van den Branden book Equity and Excellence in Education in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEquity and Excellence in Education. This book was released on 2010-12-14 with total page 298 pages. Book excerpt: Throughout the world, equity and excellence in education is a major issue of concern. International comparative studies such as those carried out by OECD (PISA) have launched a worldwide debate on the effectiveness of educational systems (macro level), schools (meso level) and teachers (micro level) in terms of enhancing equity and excellence. Inspired by the OECD research and spurred by national policy-making, quantitative and qualitative research studies have recently been conducted in different parts of the globe aiming to provide deeper insight into the crucial variables that have an impact on equity, excellence or both. Among the variables that have been identified as crucial in this respect are the pupils' gender and their socio-economic and linguistic background, teachers' expectations, cognitions and pedagogical approach in the classroom, parental support, financial aspects, educational policies (e.g. priority policies, multilingual policies, early start policies), and variables related to the structure of the educational structure and system (e.g. compulsory school age, comprehensive systems, support structures, system variables enhancing spread of learners). This volume aims to compile a rich collection of research-based contributions, providing a state-of-the-art resource on what we know about this topic today.