Other books byRichard Parker
Imagine a class where students are actively and personally engaged in thinking critically while also discovering how to apply those thinking skills in everyday life. Now imagine those same students confidently participating in class, working efficiently through the exercises outside class, and performing better in the course. WithConnect Critical Thinking, students can achieve this success.Connect Critical Thinkingis a first: a learning program with pedagogical tools that are anchored in research on critical thinking. Along with Moore & Parker’sengaging writing styleand the wealth of topical exercises and examples that arerelevant to students’ lives,Connect Critical Thinkinghelps ensure that students can come to class confident and prepared. What other course provides students with skills they can apply so broadly to success inschool and success in life?
Creating a Learning School
‘It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the learning school, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found…It will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership The ‘learning school’ described in this book suggests an alternative to the preoccupation with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses instead on independence of learning and structural flexibility within schools. The authors give a complete overview of how schools can adapt to meet changing needs. They look at the teacher as learner, learning outside the classroom, and the nature of leadership in the learning school. Practical suggestions to the problems of staffing, resourcing and assessment are all covered, enabling those in schools to make their own choices. This book is an invaluable resource for all mid-to-upper level managers in schools, anyone aspiring to these positions, or anyone who takes a long-term view of the future with learning at the heart of educational practice. David Middlewood is a research associate of the University of Lincoln. Richard Parker is Principal of Beauchamp College, Leicestershire. Jackie Beere OBE is Headteacher at Campion School.
Leading and Managing Extended Schools
Ensuring Every Child Matters
The authors discuss effective leadership in extended schooling to fulfill Every Child Matters mandates and provide case studies demonstrating what is possible in a variety of settings.
Cognitive Self Change
Authority, Opportunity and Choice in Offender...
This book draws on the latest literature to highlight a fundamental challenge in offender rehabilitation; it questions the ability of contemporary approaches to address this challenge, and proposes an alternative strategy of criminal justice that integrates control, opportunity, and autonomy. Provides an up to date review of the links between cognition and criminal behavior, as well as treatment and rehabilitation Engages directly with the antisocial underpinnings of criminal behavior, a major impediment to treatment and rehabilitation Outlines a clear strategy for communicating with offenders which is firmly rooted in the "What Works" literature, is evidence-based, and provides a way of engaging even the most antisocial of offenders by presenting them with meaningful opportunities to change Provides hands-on instructions based upon the real-life tactics and presentation of the high-risk offender Offers a way forward for a more meaningful and effective system of criminal justice