Reviews: Students

7 reviews found for "Students"
Book review : Key issues in Special Educational Needs and inclusion
This is a book review of Key issues in Special Educational Needs and inclusion by Alan Hodkinson and Philip Vickerman, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847873811. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. The book is split into three sections: Contextualising special educational needs and disabilities, Historical and international perspective of special educational needs and inclusion and...
Book review : Meeting the needs of disaffected students: engaging students with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties
This is a book review of Meeting the needs of disaffected students: engaging students with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties by Dave Vizard, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9780826434654. It was reviewed by Sue Conjoice of Pembrokeshire College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is aimed at professionals who are involved in the classroom education of learners who, for a variety of reasons, have become disaffected with the process...
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...
Book Review: The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience
This is a fairly technical text aimed at undergraduates in cognitive neuroscience, yet it contains relatively easy to read chapters that explain the history of cognitive neuroscience, reviews of current thinking, and links with psychology, neuro-psychology, biology and cognition. Jamie Ward manages to explain complicated features of cognitive neuroscience by introducing examples, articles from the media, historical cameos and case studies to...
Book Review: The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience
The student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience is an excellent resource for anyone who, like me, is keen to understand the contribution that neuroscience can make to education, psychology, and other related disciplines. Jamie Ward presents the reader with some fascinating and up to date knowledge from the field of cognitive neuroscience on, for example, vision, action, literacy, numeracy, and social functioning. However, perhaps more importantly...
Book review: Understanding the international student experience
This is a book review of Understanding the international student experience by Catherine Montgomery, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010, ISBN 9781403986191. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. The book provides a ’detailed examination of the international experience from the student’s point of view…. and explores how learning and development is much more than simply what goes on in the...
Book review: Winning the H factor : the secrets of happy schools
This is a book review of Winning the H factor : the secrets of happy schools by Alistair Smith, Joanna Reid and Sir John Jones, published by Continuum in 2009, ISBN 9781855395701. It was reviewed by Helen Jelfs of the University of Bristol on behalf of ESCalate. This book argues that enough is known about the positive benefits of happiness for individuals, groups and communities to be happier. The authors argue that positivity is central to...