The Resource Encouraging learning : towards a theory of the learning school, Jon Nixon ... [et al.]

Encouraging learning : towards a theory of the learning school, Jon Nixon ... [et al.]

Label
Encouraging learning : towards a theory of the learning school
Title
Encouraging learning
Title remainder
towards a theory of the learning school
Statement of responsibility
Jon Nixon ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book offers a radical critique of both the Government's agenda for educational reform and of the various alternative agendas that have been proposed in recent years. It is based upon original research by a distinguished inter-disciplinary author team. The focus of the book is on the work of secondary schools located in contexts of disadvantage and on the overwhelming need to motivate young people and to foster in them a sense of purpose and optimism for the future. In particular, the authors discuss how broader social trends impact upon schools as they move towards the year 2000; ways of understanding the low educational expectations of many young people and their disaffected attitude towards schooling; strategies by which schools can motivate students to take responsibility for their own learning; and ways of working in partnership with parents and in collaboration with other schools
  • The book is based on the premise that if schools in contexts of disadvantage can be made to work, then schools in other more favourable contexts will have much to learn from them. The book will be of interest to teachers and headteachers, educational policy makers and social scientists with a professional interest in educational and management issues
Dewey number
370.15/23
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1060
LC item number
.E53 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Encouraging learning : towards a theory of the learning school, Jon Nixon ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-142) and index
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Contents
1. The limits of the present reform agendas -- 2. Towards a theory of learning -- 3. The learning school I -- 4. The learning school II -- 5. Towards the twenty-first century
Control code
000011795106
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 152 p.
Isbn
9780335190874
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95009573
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.b16856314
System control number
  • rmr7272991
  • (OCoLC)32626450

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