Reviews: Education

15 reviews found for "Education"
Book review : Don't touch! : The educational story of a panic
This is a book review of Don't touch! : The educational story of a panic by Heather Piper and Ian Stronach, published by Routledge in 2007, ISBN 9780415420082. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. This book deals with the moral panic about professional adults and touch in school education. It makes a strong case that this panic has sexualized, even fetishised touch, as even the 99 percent of...
Book review : Educating artists for the future : learning at the intersections of art, science, technology and culture
This is a book review of Educating artists for the future : learning at the intersections of art, science, technology and culture edited by Max Alexenberg, published by Intellect Books in 2008, ISBN 9781841501918. It was reviewed by Olivia Sagan of the University of the Arts, London on behalf of ESCalate. The book is divided into sections, six in all, plus the introduction, with titles such as: ‘beyond the digital’ and ‘networked times’, which...
Book review : Gender, HIV/AIDS and the status of teachers: Report of the third Commonwealth Teachers Research Symposium
This is a book review of Gender, HIV/AIDS and the status of teachers: Report of the third Commonwealth Teachers Research Symposium by Roli Degazon-Johnson, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928907. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. This Commonwealth conference is reported as five sessions, dealing with teacher mobility, the impact of HIV/AIDS of education and...
Book review : Girls' education : a foundation for development
This is a book review of Girls' education : a foundation for development edited by Mihirinie Wijayawardene and published by the Commonwealth Foundation in 2008, ISBN 9780903850278. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The Millennium Development Goals include one (no.3) to establish equity between girls and boys in primary and secondary education by 2005. This report features four commonwealth...
Book review : Key concepts in education
This is a book review of Key concepts in education by Fred Inglis and Lesley Aers published by Sage in 2008, ISBN 9781412903158. It was reviewed by Christian Beighton of Canterbury Christ Church University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at undergraduates studying education, but would also serve as a useful pedagogical tool for social sciences. The articles are short, indexed and referenced in a way which, one hopes, will encourage...
Book review : Lost generation? : new strategies for youth and education
This is a book review of Lost generation? : new strategies for youth and education by Patrick Ainley and Martin Allen, published by Continuum in 2010, ISBN 9781441134707. It was reviewed by John Field of the University of Stirling on behalf of ESCalate. British education, according to Ainley and Allen, stands at the edge of a precipice. As a result of conflicting demands, inflated expectations, continual policy tinkering and the self-interested...
Book review : Teachers and the law
This is a book review of Teachers and the law by Kim Insley, published by the Institute of Education in 2008, ISBN 9780854737741. It was reviewed by James Williams of the University of Sussex on behalf of ESCalate. This book looks at major aspects of education and the law, such as the statutory basis of education; the curriculum and assessment; equal opportunities; health and safety and employment. Within each section there is a summary of the...
Book review : Teachers' legal rights and responsibilities : a guide for trainee teachers and those new to the profession
This a book review of Teachers' legal rights and responsibilities : a guide for trainee teachers and those new to the profession by Jon Berry, published by University of Hertfordshire Press in 2007, ISBN 9781902806778. It was reviewed by James Williams of the University of Sussex on behalf of ESCalate. Topics covered include: Professional duties; Out-of-school activities; Health and Safety; Physical contact with pupils; Discipline; Protecting...
Book review : The Bristol guide : professional responsibilities and statutory frameworks for teachers and others in schools
This is a book review of The Bristol guide : professional responsibilities and statutory frameworks for teachers and others in schools produced by the University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education and edited by Malcolm Lewis. It was reviewed by James Williams of the University of Sussex on behalf of ESCalate. Those wanting a thorough summary of the acts, statutes and circulars that apply to education really need The Bristol Guide, produced...
Book review : The Bristol guide : professional responsibilities and statutory frameworks for teachers and others in schools
This is a book review of The Bristol guide : professional responsibilities and statutory frameworks for teachers and others in schools produced by the University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education and edited by Malcolm Lewis. It was reviewed by Emese Hall of the University of Exeter on behalf of ESCalate. Divided into 20 sections, topics covered in the guide include Health and Safety, Child Protection, The Management of Personal Data, and...
Book review : Whose childhood is it? : the roles of children, adults, and policy makers
This is a book review of Whose childhood is it? : the roles of children, adults, and policy makers by Richard Eke, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9780826499813. It was reviewed by Sandra Shaffi of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. Controversial issues are addressed in the first part of the book, whereby discussion is shown around the challenges faced by Sure-Start in relation to wider policy and the impact on the settings in general....
Book review: Becoming a professional tutor in the lifelong learning sector
This is a book review of Becoming a professional tutor in the lifelong learning sector by Jonathan Tummons, published by Learning Matters in 2010, ISBN 9781844453030. It was reviewed by Lynn Boyle of the University of Dundee on behalf of ESCalate. The book begins with clear explanations of what the reader can expect and will gain from either reading the book all the way through or simply dipping in to each themed chapter. The intention of the...
Book review: Children, their world, their education: final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review
This is a book review of Children, their world, their education: final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review edited by Robin Alexander and published by Routledge in 2009, ISBN 9780415548717. It was reviewed by Keith Savage of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. This Report might, in other times or circumstances, have been described as a 'landmark' but with the government-sponsored Rose report and the statutory New...
Book review: Education for social justice: achieving wellbeing for all
This is a book review of Education for social justice: achieving wellbeing for all by Laura Chapman and John West-Burnham, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781855394698. It was reviewed by Brian Poole of Sohar University (Oman), on behalf of ESCalate. This is a book which will stimulate debate, disagreement and the questioning of personal positions, and for that reason it could be used fruitfully with undergraduate or Masters-level students...
Book review: Studying childhood and early childhood : a guide for students
This is a book review of Studying childhood and early childhood : a guide for students by Kay Sambell, Mel Gibson and Sue Miller, published by Sage in 2010, ISBN 9781849201353. It was reviewed by Ruth Hewston of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The key themes of the book focus on the development of skills and techniques required for students to make informed judgements based on sound theoretical and professional evidence. It...