Reviews: Curriculum

17 reviews found for "Curriculum"
Book review : Building a sustainable future : challenges for Initial Teacher Training
This is a book review of Building a sustainable future : challenges for Initial Teacher Training edited by Sally Inman and Maggie Rogers, published by the WWF-UK in 2006, ISBN 1858502195. It was reviewed by Anthony Pickford of the University of Chester on behalf of ESCalate. This book describes and reflects upon the 'Partners in Change' project carried out by three education departments in London. The project aimed to embed Education for...
Book review : Designing learning
This is a book review of Designing learning by Christopher Butcher, Clara Davies, Melissa Highton, published by Routledge in 2006, ISBN 9780415380300, as part of the Key guides for effective teaching in higher education series. It was reviewed by Pamela Parker of City University on behalf of ESCalate. The book focuses on all aspects that a lecturer might need when designing a module or programme taking you through to the practicalities of running...
Book review : Educating against extremism
This is a book review of Educating against extremism by Lynn Davies, published by Trentham Books in 2008, ISBN 9781858564265. It has been reviewed by Malcolm Barry of the Learning from Experience Trust on behalf of ESCalate. Davies has a track record in studies of inter-cultural and conflictual education: here she brings her experience together with writings on the subject and its associated literature. Extremism, as Davies defines it, is not...
Book review : Education studies : a students guide
The book’s 18, quite short, chapters cover a wide range of topics, arranged in three broad areas: ‘Global and international perspectives’, ‘Teaching, educational settings and policy’, and ‘Knowledge, learning and the curriculum’
Book review : Get global! A practical guide to integrating the global dimension into the primary curriculum
This is a book review of Get global! A practical guide to integrating the global dimension into the primary curriculum edited by Tony Pickford, published by Trentham in 2009, ISBN 9781858564241. It was reviewed by Angela Jaap of the University of Glasgow on behalf of ESCalate. The main focus of Get Global is the curriculum subjects and how they can be useful tools for promoting global ideas in learning. This book is divided into 16 chapters, with...
Book review : Green frontiers : environmental educators dancing away from mechanism
This a book review of Green frontiers : environmental educators dancing away from mechanism edited by James Gray-Donald and David Selby published by Sense in 2008, ISBN 9789087904630. It was reviewed by Andrea Wheeler of the University of Nottingham on behalf of ESCalate. The book is divided into five sections. Section One sets the scene and establishes the argument that drives the publication. Section Two addresses psychological perspectives and...
Book review : Learning to teach in the secondary school
This is a book review of Learning to teach in the secondary school edited by Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask and Tony Turner, published by Routledge in 2009, ISBN 9780415478724. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College, on behalf of ESCalate. This edition has been updated to take account of the move towards Masters (M level) qualifications and covers topics such as, planning lessons and schemes of work, managing behaviour for...
Book review : Modern languages in the primary school
This is a book review of Modern languages in the primary school by Philip Hood and Kristina Tobutt, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781848601291. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book aims to examine ways in which language learning can be made a rich experience for all addressing, as an audience, those with language programmes already in place or those who wish to start language...
Book review : Teaching in the lifelong learning sector
This is a book review of Teaching in the lifelong learning sector by Peter Scales, published by the Open University Press in 2008, ISBN 9780335222407. It was reviewed by Jonathan Tummons of the University of Teesside on behalf of ESCalate. The book has a number of key textual features that are present throughout the book. Chapters have specific aims and are mapped to relevant parts of the QTLS framework; extracts from reflective journals provided...
Book review : The curriculum : theory and practice
This is a book review of The curriculum : theory and practice (6th ed.) by AV Kelly, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847872753. It was reviewed by Linda Barlow-Meade of Northumbria University on behalf of ESCalate. This is the 6th edition of Kelly’s work on Curriculum, a work first published in 1977. Kelly continues to argue strongly for a curriculum which promotes genuine education, a curriculum that will develop the whole person in a truly...
Book review : The power of pedagogy : a critical guide
This is a book review of The power of pedagogy : a critical guide by Jenny Leach, and Robert E. Moon, published by Sage in 2008, ISBN 9781412907231. It was reviewed by Tony Rea of the University of Winchester and Helene McArthur of the University of Plymouth on behalf of ESCalate
Book review : The university and Its disciplines
This is a book review of The university and Its disciplines edited by Carolin Kreber and published by Routledge in 2008, ISBN 9780415965217. It was reviewed by Fran Beaton of the University of Kent on behalf of ESCalate. The focus here is on the social and intellectual purposes of higher education, the interrelationship of the academy and the wider world and the tensions between the development of discipline-specific and discipline-transcendent...
Book Review: Assessing Quality in the Early Years. Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale. Extension (ECERS-E) Four Curricula Subscales
This is a short book about the use of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale- Extension (ECERS-E). The book serves the purpose of a guide for practitioners and researchers rather than a textbook that sets out the tenets and underlying theoretical principles for ECERS-E. The ECERS-E is based on research undertaken on the Effective Provision of Pre-school Education (EPPE) by the research team at the Institute of Education, University of...
Book Review: Discourse, Power, Resistance: Challenging the Rhetoric of Contemporary Education
This group of essays was produced by staff in the University of Plymouth around the three themes given in the title. It is a welcome backlash, or should we say, counter-voice, to the official rhetoric in teacher education of compliance and enhancing effectiveness. It describes itself as "a call…to resist"; it is in addition and more importantly a call to promote empowerment of teachers, teacher educators and learners
Book Review: Education Studies: Essential Issues
'Education Studies: Essential Issues' is a book similar in style to the editor's first volume 'Introduction to Education Studies', both books introducing a variety of broad educational issues while analysing certain areas in greater depth. Whereas the first book dealt with wider perspectives on education (i.e research, politics and policy, psychological theory), this book deals with more specific issues with chapters viewing education through...
Book Review: Popularisation of Science and Technology Education: Some Case Studies from Africa
The impact of science and technology on our world today cannot be underestimated. Many argue that the expansion of science and technology in developing countries is vital if they are to participate on the world stage and to develop their economies, environment and social relations therefore this book has an important contribution to make. The book is published by the African Forum for Children's Literacy in Science and Technology and the...
Book review: Teaching primary Special Educational Needs
This is a book review of Teaching primary Special Educational Needs by Jonathan Glazzard et al., published by Learning Matters in 2010, ISBN 9781844453672. It was reviewed by Anita Devi of the University of Northampton on behalf of ESCalate. The book is part of the ‘Achieving QTS’ series, designed to support trainees through their initial teacher training and provide readers with knowledge of special educational needs and an understanding of...