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Walliman, an architect who lectures at Oxford Brookes U. and researches at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, UK, acquaints undergraduate and postgraduate students who are getting research degrees in the social sciences, environment, business studies, education, and the humanities with research theory and methods. He focuses on the first stages of research--topic selection and project planning--and also discusses the nature and purpose of research, choosing methods, how to structure an argument, and ethics. This edition adds sections for students at different levels, practitioners and managers doing projects, and those doing funded research. It has fewer chapters, some omitted exercises, and more on different methods and techniques. New information includes an overview of different types of research and methods used to collect and analyze data. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This text is for teachers, educational leaders in Master's courses, and those working toward degrees in education studies. The first two chapters define educational management and educational leadership and introduce six management models and 10 leadership models. In each of the next six chapters, the heart of the book, a major model of educational management is described and analyzed in terms of assumptions made about goals of educational institutions, the nature of organizational structure, the most appropriate modes of leadership, and links to leadership models. Coverage encompasses formal, collegial, political, subjective, ambiguity, and cultural models. This fourth edition includes new case studies from many different types of educational settings, from early years through higher education, and in international settings. New learning features include in-text definitions, summaries, and discussion questions. Bush teaches educational leadership at the University of Warwick. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Economic Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Economic Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: * An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field * Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject * Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams and further reading An ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.
Concerned that the field of counseling and psychotherapy is moving towards a therapeutic "monoculture" that elevates cognitive-behavioral therapy over other therapeutic orientations such as psychodynamic, person-centered, and integrative therapies, the authors of this volume describe principles and methods for a more pluralistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy. They present evidence and ideas from a range of disciplinary domains underpinning the pluralistic perspective; introduce the collaborative relationship between therapist and client; describe the roles of goals, tasks, and methods in the therapeutic process; describe specific tasks and methods; and consider the implications of the pluralistic orientation for research, training, professional development, and service delivery. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Deurzen and Adams have extensive backgrounds in the field of existential psychotherapy, both as practitioners and teachers. They created this text to serve specifically as a practical guide to mastering the skills and techniques of existential psychotherapy counseling. The eight chapters cover everything from the framework of existential therapy, including its theoretical background and history, to the processes involved in the practice of existential therapy. Each chapter includes a variety of exercises designed to strengthen readers' skills and text boxes summarizing the key points contained in each section. Students new to the field of existential psychotherapy and practitioners looking to bolster their skills will find this text to be a useful reference. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www. cityminds. com ________________________________________ `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches... [An] ideal 'intro'... I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today Cognitive therapy is one of the most widely used approaches within counselling and psychotherapy today. As such, there is a wealth of literature on offer to the newcomer, which can sometimes be overwhelming for those seeking an initial understanding of the approach. Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell solves this problem by providing the key elements of cognitive therapy theory and practice in a very concise and accessible way. Cognitive therapy teaches clients that there is always more than one way of seeing events, and therefore that their viewpoint is largely a matter of choice. Helping clients to develop and maintain more helpful viewpoints in tackling their problems is the focus of the therapy. Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell offers clear explanations of the fundamental models used to treat clients including the information-processing model, and the three cognitive levels examined during therapy - automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions/rules, and core beliefs (schemas). The authors also provide a valuable case study of a client with a social phobia to demonstrate how cognitive therapy works in action. Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell also explores the techniques involved in: o eliciting and examining negative automatic thoughts; o uncovering and examining underlying assumptions, rules and core beliefs; o maintaining gains from therapy. This book will be invaluable to those coming to cognitive therapy for the first time, and who want to gain a full understanding of the basics of the approach. Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the Programme Co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Michael Neenan works for the Centre for Stress Management, Blackheath.
Your working memory is the information your brain stores for a short period of time, it is your brain's post-it note if you like, and how much information you can remember has a huge influence on how well you do at school, and beyond. By understanding a child's working memory, you will be able to support their learning at school, and their concentration. Better working memory can be particularly useful to children with conditions where poor working memory is thought to be an underlying factor. Such conditions include: - dyslexia - dyscalculia - speech and language difficulties - developmental coordination disorders (motor dyspraxia) - ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) - autistic spectrum disorders This book explains how to spot problems early, and how to work with children to improve their working memory, therefore increasing their chances of success in the classroom. It also explains the theory behind working memory. Underpinned by rigorous research and written in a highly accessible style, this book will appeal to practitioners, parents and students as an essential guide to helping their students fulfil their maximum potential.
Academics, researchers, and trainers of early years practitioners provide a UK and Australian perspective on professionalism of the early years workforce. Many of the chapters openly contest policy reforms and public discourses in the field. The book begins with an overview of the growth of professionalism in the field over the last decade, then identifies some emerging themes, which are raised in subsequent chapters. The first part of the book is concerned with developing professional identities, with discussion of leaders and managers as change agents, networked leadership, and results of a 30-year research project following workers. The second part of the book reflects the emergence of new ways of thinking about professionalism; some areas examined are micro and macro level influences that shape professional identities, and the lack of men in the field. A final chapter re-examines the importance of the emotional aspects of working with young children and their families. Learning features include chapter overviews, summaries, discussion questions, and annotated lists of further reading and websites. Miller and Cable are affiliated with The Open University Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
'The great strength of this book is that it moves assessment away from the notion that it is a linear activity, that is, to assemble facts and reach a conclusion in a tightly defined and time constrained manner. The book is well presented, well constructed and written in a style that immediately engages the reader. Although it is addressed to child welfare workers, the considered material about research and the theory of assessment makes the book attractive to a wider professional constituency' - Australian Social Work `A thoughtful, sensitive and clear articulation of core issues relating to the theory and practice of assessments in social work with children and their families. It will, no doubt, become a key text on the reading lists of students social workers and practitioners both in Britain and elsewhere' - Journal of Social Policy `Sally Holland has pulled off a difficult job in writing this accessible and important book. She has successfully integrated findings from her own detailed qualitative, empirical work with pragmatic, useful and, above all, ethically robust guidelines for practitioners on the conduct of assessments with children and families' - Child Abuse Review `Sally Holland's book, in a rigorous and well-theorized way, explores the layers, processes and context of child care assessments while remaining rooted in what will be useful to social workers in improving their practice' - Audrey Mullender, Professor of Social Work, University of Warwick 'This book is well referenced and set out, and supplies a useful basis for each busy CAFCASS professional, at any level of experience, to consider how best to meet challenges. A copy for every team library is recommended' - Family Court Journal Child and Family Assessment is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It has a particular focus on in-depth 'core' assessments and guides the reader through the complexities of conducting detailed assessments of need and risk. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence. Child and Family Assessment is divided into three parts. The first explores different approaches to assessment work. It outlines the policy and practice and places them in context with child and the family. In Part Two the focus is on the people involved in child and family assessments: the children, their parents and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed. The assessment processes is outlined in the final part focussing particularly on planning, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation. The book has a student friendly structure and includes a set of exercises that encourage readers to reflect upon the contents of the book and to apply learning to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, this engaging text will be invaluable for anyone embarking on or already involved in child and family assessment.
Writing from a constructivist and social-ecological perspective, Sullivan (education, National U. of Ireland, Galway) offers a resource for teachers, administrators, parents, school and community agencies, as well as teacher educators to combat school bullying. The handbook summarizes current knowledge; guides schools in the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective anti-bullying philosophies; recommends anti-bullying programs; and supports a culture of problem solving that draws on research and experience. He discusses definitions, types of bullying, approaches to implementing programs, preventative strategies, and specific programs. This edition incorporates new and updated information. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Teaching Early Reading and Phonics: Creative Approaches to Early Literacy supports teachers using phonics in their teaching of early reading. The authors show how important it is to ensure that children acquire a wide range of reading strategies, while also setting out practical 'pointers' which will enable teachers to translate the theory into effective practice. Readers will learn how to plan phonics within a rich, interactive and playful literacy pedagogy; how to construct relationships with the young readers in their classes and the texts around them; how to embed the teaching of phonics in carefully selected high quality materials - particularly in children's literature. Written for practicing teachers, student teachers on initial teacher training courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, the book will also be useful for advisors working on continuing professional development.
Click here to read a student review by Sarah Farr, BA Social Work, University of Sussex and Brighton Chris Beckett's new book on assessment and intervention in social work practice covers the core topics for qualifying social work students. The book provides a thorough understanding of the issues and skills essential for effective practice. Each of the nine chapters defines a key concept, including Assessment; Intervention; Risk and Efficacy. Case studies and 'practice questions' throughout make the connections between theory and practice explicit. Suggestions as to further reading are made at the end of each chapter. This important book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate social work students throughout all three years of their training, but it will be particularly useful for students who are on on placement, or who are reflecting on their experiences on placement . It is also a useful resource for practice teachers who need a framework for discussing practice with students they supervise on placement.
`It is a safe bet that Key Thinkers will emerge as something of a 'hit' within the undergraduate community and will rise to prominance as a 'must buy' - Environment and Planning `Key Thinkers on Space and Place is an engagingly written, well-researched and very accessible book. It will surely prove an invaluable tool for students, whom I would strongly encourage to purchase this edited collection as one of the best guides to recent geographical thought' -Claudio Minca, University of Newcastle `Key Thinkers is the best encyclopedic tool for human geographers since the Dictionary of Human Geography. It takes into its orbit discussions of the lives and work of the last three decades' major thinkers on space and place. It is hugely useful for students who want an easy way to access the roots of where some major themes and debates in contemporary geography. It is organized so that each chapter details the scholar's biography, their contribution to spatial and place-based theory and the controversies that arise through their work' - Stuart Aitken, San Diego State University Key Thinkers on Space and Place is a comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay of 2,500 words, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists, and comprises: · a concise biography, indicating disciplinary background, career trajectory and collaboration with others · an outline of the key theoretical, conceptual and methodological ideas each has introduced to human geography · an explanation of the reaction to, and uptake of, how these ideas has changed and evolved over time · an explanation of how these theories have been used and critiqued by human geographers · a selective bibliography of each thinker's key publications (and key secondary publications) The text is introduced by a contextual essay which outlines in general terms the shifting ways in which space and place have been theorised and which explains how Key Thinkers on Space and Place can be used. A glossary that defines key traditions, with cross-links to key theorists and a timeline of key article/book publication date is also included.
Jones (education, social sciences, and law, Leeds U. , UK) and Walker (childhood and early years, Leeds Metropolitan U. ) bring together researchers in the fields of social work, education, public health, criminology, childhood and early years, and youth work and community development from the UK who contribute 15 essays on the interactions between conventions and legislation--particularly the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child--and children's lives as experienced in different areas of service and provision. After introducing these conventions and legislation and the implications for child rights, they discuss specific areas of practice such as early years, the right to play, the right to silence, the voice of the child in the context of learning and communication impairments, education, bilingualism, health, and youth work and justice. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Written in plain language, this guide for students in sociology is intentionally designed to be shorter and more readable than other similar texts. It gives practical advice on the process of designing and doing social research, and also gives students background in the vocabulary and philosophy they need to understand the research they are undertaking. The goal is for students to be able to engage in discussion not only about the differences between methods, but in the reason for those differences. After an overview of the language of social science research and discussion of what makes a good research question, the book covers methods and approaches such as surveys and questionnaires, sampling and statistics, ethnography, and dealing with qualitative data. Some advanced topics covered include causality in research and dealing with time in social research. There is also advice on writing the research report and putting together literature reviews. Chapter summaries and examples are included. Greener teaches in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Gopee (health and life sciences, Coventry U. , UK), who has worked in adult and mental health nursing, explores the standards, competencies, and outcomes for effective mentoring in nursing, midwifery, and other healthcare professions based on the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice. He focuses on eight domain areas identified in the document and the outcomes for mentors, as he compares their role to others (such as clinical supervisors or practice education facilitators) and discusses key factors, personal and professional attributes, and the effects of poor mentoring. He describes how learning occurs and is facilitated; effective learning environments; activities such as evidence-based practice, research implementation, practice development, and management of change; assessing students' clinical competence; leadership; and the evaluation of mentoring. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This is the Third Edition of the best-selling self help psychotherapy program for lay people and students of psychotherapy since first publication in 1990. The book is based upon Cognitive Analytic Therapy, a focused short term intervention pioneered and researched at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals in London since the early 1980's by Dr. Anthony Ryle, and now taught and practiced throughout the UK and abroad. The book describes in ordinary language how learned patterns of responses to relating and thinking contribute to psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, phobia, and relationship difficulty. The book shows the reader how they can identify their own different inner dialogues, and the traps, dilemmas, snags, and unstable states of mind that lead to things going wrong. It offers help with the creation of written narrative and diagrams based upon the readers' own self reflection. Mindfulness-based experiential exercises are incorporated throughout the text to help nourish self awareness and change. The new edition offers a therapeutic dialogic relationship between reader and author. It includes the most recent development in CAT practice and places greater emphasis upon the transformation of unhelpful learned reciprocal role procedures that underlie relationship to oneself and to others. Change in symptoms occur when new and beneficial reciprocal roles are created. The book covers many areas of emotional distress, and the Third Edition also includes new chapters on unstable states of mind seen in people given a borderline personality diagnosis, on dissociation, eating problems, and stress.
'If you want a book that instructs you about all the technical skills you need to pass the examinations set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and embark on a career in journalism, then this is the book for you. It outlines the basic knowledge required to succeed as a trainee reporter. Shorthand, intros, writing styles, subbing, layout, the way newsrooms work and how to find things out are among the range of skills described. Replete with no-nonsense quotes from the hard-nosed men and women of the regional and local press around the British Isles, the book provides an exhaustive account of the reporting, writing and researching techniques to do the "best job in the world".... Clearly written, comprehensive and well laid out' - Times Higher Education 'Precisely what it says on the cover - a down-to-earth essential handbook for anyone embarking on a career in journalism. All you need to know about avoiding newsroom minefields and attracting the editor's attention for the right reasons. If only it had been around in my day!' - Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors '. . . an excellent practical guide to the whole business of reporting. ' - Writing Magazine This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: · What makes a good reporter · What is news, and how to find it · How newsrooms work · Day-to-day life as a reporter · Key reporting tasks · Covering courts and councils · Successful interviewing · Writing news stories · Specialist reporting · Handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading. It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.
A new edition of this book is now available at: http:/www. uk. sagepub. com/textbooksProdDesc. nav'prodId=Book231777 Praise for the First Edition: `. . . an ideal primary text for an undergraduate course in social research methods' - Teaching Sociology `This is a very impressive book. It is admirably written in clear, straightforward language, so that I can easily imagine undergraduates responding well to its use as a core text' - Geoff Payne, Professor of Social Research, University of Plymouth `Provides an excellent introductory methods text that covers every stage of quantitative and qualitative research' - Journal of Social Policy `an ideal text for undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are taking research methods courses' - Health Promotion International The Second Edition of this widely adopted textbook for undergraduate research methods courses has been fully revised and updated to include an even broader range of methods. Key features of this outstanding text are that it: - outlines the main ways in which social scientists gather data, reviewing each method's strengths and weaknesses - shows how data may be collated, managed and analysed - demonstrates the necessary links between sociological theory and data - provides stimulating annotated examples of social research using a variety of methods - offers signposts to more advanced texts which discuss specific methods in more detail. The Second Edition of Researching Social Life considers a comprehensive range of research methods including those that are emerging as a result of the adoption of new technologies and media, such as the use of the Internet, the analysis of multimedia and especially visual materials, and the secondary analysis of longitudinal datasets. As with the first edition, the text aims to help break down the artificial distinction between so-called `quantitative' and `qualitative' research. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses in social research methods across the social sciences.
Your Dissertation in Education provides a systematic, practical approach to dissertation and project writing for students in education. This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, specifically developed for students from a range of educational disciplines, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. This book is unique in being the first devoted to providing a complete overview of the dissertation process for education students. Throughout the book use of practical examples, summary sections and additional references provide the reader with a comprehensive yet easy-to-read guide to ensure successful completion.
`It's not often that you'll find an article or book that explains what you need to know in such plain, simple terms. Treasure it' - Andrew Farrell, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University `Entertaining and authoritative without being patronising' - Professor Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London `This is a gem of a book from two of the outstanding management researchers of their generation. Easy to read and entertaining, yet rigorous and comprehensive in its approach, this book will be adopted as an essential aid for students undertaking final year projects, masters dissertations, and as a primer for doctoral researchers' - Professor Graham Hooley, Aston University `This book will fill a vital gap for post graduate research' - Professor Rod Brodie, University of Auckland Business School For anyone involved in developing a research project, this textbook provides an integrated, accessible and humorous account that explains why research methods are the way they are and how they do what they do. Unrivalled in its nature Doing Business Research addresses the research project as a whole and provides: - essential detail of philosophical and theoretical matters that are crucial to conceptualising the nature of methodology - a pragmatic guide to why things are important and how they are important - a huge range of things to consider that the reader can use to develop their research project further - a resource book, providing extensive suggested reading to help the researcher do their research.
'Media and Crime is a thought-provoking and scholarly work written in a very lively style. It will be of interest to readers of SCHOLAG whether or not they have some knowledge of criminological theories. ' Jean McFadden, SCOLAG Journal `Criminologists and a bewildering array of other voices have commented on the relationship between media and crime on many occasions over many decades. Those of us who have worked and taught in this area have often sensed the lack of an authoritative, systematic and up to date text to which one could refer with confidence. Yvonne Jewkes has now given us that book and we are in her debt. Jewkes is one of the few who knows the fields of both media studies and criminology equally well. She writes with confidence, clarity, insight and style. Media and Crime does not just cover the debate, it moves it forward. This is a striking and admirable achievement. This book will be widely read and widely welcomed by students and by Jewkes's academic peers' - Professor Richard Sparks, University of Edinburgh `The book reviews key media and criminological debates against contemporary developments in the media and twenty-first century concerns about crime. More than that Media and Crime is intellectually provocative, lucid, astute and simply a good read' - Dr Maggie Wykes, University of Sheffield `A thought-provoking critical analysis of how the mass media construct the issue of crime in the public realm. Clearly written and based on a wide-ranging review of research on crime and media it will be an invaluable source for students' - Professor Robert Reiner, London School of Economics and Politcal Science `This book offers a vibrant and lucid guide to the constructions of crime in media culture, and the complex interactions between consumers and producers. Comprehensive and authoritatively written, Media and Crime should appear on all essential reading lists for students of criminology and media culture' - Paul Mason, Southampton Institute * Why do only certain criminal events become thrust into the public sphere with sufficient vigour to shape public fears of victimization? * Why are some crimes sustained by sufficiently intense public outcry to become part of our cultural fabric, while other, almost identical incidents, fail to capture the collective imagination? * Why do some very serious crimes cast a much longer shadow than others, and some offenders take on an iconic evilness while others fade into quiet obscurity? This book points a critical spotlight on media constructions of crime and social control, developing our understanding of the relationship between media and crime, and taking existing knowledge in new directions. Media and Crime is an accessible text with a strong pedagogic purpose, making it an ideal introduction to the study of crime and the mass media for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The author interrogates the most important literature in the field as well as moving the debates forward with new ideas and values. Substantive topics of current interest are covered, including: * news reporting of crime * media constructions of children and women as victims and offenders * moral panics over paedophiles * the relationship between the media and the police * 'reality' crime shows * surveillance and social control * new media. Chapter overviews, key terms, study questions and suggestions for further reading map the key issues in this vital and topical area of debate. The book is essential reading for students in a wide range of academic fields including criminology, media studies, sociology, gender studies and psychology.
Lecturers, click here to request an electronic inspection copy - no waiting for the post to arrive! This hugely successful textbook has been fully updated and revised to make it even more accessible and comprehensive than previous editions. New chapters have been added on a range of key topics, including grounded theory, research ethics and systematic review. This book draws on a stellar list of leading qualitative researchers, each of whom is writing on their own specialized area in qualitative research, but doing so in a way that is clear and accessible to students and those new to the field of qualitative methods. All chapters also have added features - such as internet links, questions for readers and recommended readings. Alongside its engaging and accessible style, these new features make Qualitative Research the ideal textbook for all students working within this field. This is a comprehensive and accessible first text on qualitative methods that boasts a who's who of leading qualitative methodologists and is a must-have book for any student involved in doing research.
Lecturers, click here to request an e-inspection copy of this text Qualitative Research Methods is based on the authors' highly successful multidisciplinary qualitative methods workshops, which have been conducted for over a decade. In this book the authors propose a 'qualitative research cycle' that leads students through the selection of appropriate methods, the collection of data and the transformation of findings into a finished project. It provides a clear explanation of the nature of qualitative research and its key concepts. Topics covered include: o formulating qualitative research questions o ethical issues o in-depth interviews o focus group discussions o observation o coding o data analysis o writing up qualitative research This text is ideal for any students taking a qualitative methods course or producing a qualitative research project at undergraduate or graduate level. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and field examples from a range of international contexts. The practical techniques are also accompanied by the author's own research tools including interview guides, real coded data and comprehensive research checklists.
'This book draws on an impressive range of research to inform the reader how teaching in schools can be made more effective. . . . The book has a great deal to offer both new and experienced teachers. It is an excellent guide for teachers in pursuit of ways to achieve more effective teaching' - Jeng-Chyan Chen,Taipei Municipal University of Education `A small number of education books feel indispensable; this is warmly welcomed to the club. It's a magnificent survey of what educational research can tell us about nitty-gritty classroom issues' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine Research into student learning and achievement shows that classroom teaching is at the heart of the process of schooling. What teachers do in the classroom is the factor that most strongly affects pupils' progress in school. In their 2001 book, David Muijs and David Reynolds reviewed what is now a large body of knowledge on effective teaching. This new edition of Effective Teaching, Evidence and Practice updates the successful 2001 volume with the latest research on effective teaching and learning. Following user feedback, a number of chapters have been added to reflect reader needs and developments in the field since 2001. Chapters on student learning, collaborative small group work, constructivism and effective science teaching have been added, as well as updates to all other chapters. The user-friendly style and broad coverage that were strengths of the previous edition are maintained, as is the three part structure focussing on generic teaching skills, teaching for specific goals and subject specific strategies and other classroom issues. Like the first edition, it is essential reading for students of education, teachers and educational researchers.
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