Reviews: Equality in education

9 reviews found for "Equality in education"
Book review : Boys' underachievement in education : an exploration in selected Commonwealth countries
This is a book review of Boys' underachievement in education : an exploration in selected Commonwealth countries by Jyotsna Jha and Fatimah Kelleher, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2006, ISBN 9780850928457. It was reviewed by Keith Savage of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. This book identifies reasons for boys’ indifference to, and alienation from, the worlds of schooling. They present four case studies - from Australia,...
Book review : Every Muslim child matters
This is a book review of Every Muslim child matters by Maurice Irfan Coles, published by Trentham Books in 2008, ISBN 9781858564210. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The book is based on detailed discussions with a range of Muslims involved in education so that it is not just one person’s point of view, or indeed the view of a particular group within Islam. It features guidance for governing...
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 : Here to stay : the Gypsies and travellers of Britain
This is a book review of Here to stay : the Gypsies and travellers of Britain by Colin Clark and Margaret Greenfields, published by the University of Hertfordshire Press in 2006, ISBN 9781902806334. It was reviewed by Sandra Shaffi of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. This book attempts to challenge the image portrayed of gypsies by providing information about their background, values and beliefs. The experiences and problems faced by...
Book review : Implementing inclusive education : a Commonwealth guide to implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
This is a book review of Implementing inclusive education : a Commonwealth guide to implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities by Richard Rieser, published by Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928853. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This is more than a book, it is an encyclopaedic working reference, a ‘how to…’ resource which will enthuse any reader and...
Book review : Literacy and gender : researching texts, contexts and readers
This is a book review of Literacy and gender : researching texts, contexts and readers by Gemma Moss and published by Routledge in 2005, ISBN 9780415234573. It was reviewed by Linda Barlow-Meade of Northumbria University on behalf of ESCalate. This book examines strategies that boys use to minimise the visibility of their underachievement. It argues that degrees of success in literacy lie in the structure of schooling and the role the reading...
Book review : Therapeutic education : working alongside troubled and troublesome children
This is a book review of Therapeutic education : working alongside troubled and troublesome children by John Cornwall and Craig Walter, published by Routledge in 2006, ISBN 9780415366625. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The book polemically contrasts the constant managerial pressure in education to meet targets with the need for less pressure and for better relationships. The book charts...
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: It's not just about black and white, miss : children's awareness of race
This is a book review of It's not just about black and white, Miss : children's awareness of race by Sally Elton-Chalcraft, published by Trentham in 2009, ISBN 9781858564371. It was reviewed by Sandra Shaffi of Stockport College, on behalf of ESCalate. The book is about children’s perceptions of race. It is structured as a child-led research project and valuably takes account of the child’s voice in putting forward ideas. The enthusiasm and...