Education in the United Kingdom

Author: Colin Brock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472531663

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 1837

Education in the United Kingdom is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Channel Islands, Gibraltar, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla and The British Overseas Territories. Although generically similar in education structures, the various components of the United Kingdom have separate systems, with some very distinctive differences. The chapters, written by regional experts, offer a review of contemporary national and regional educational structures and policies, research innovation and trends. Some of the themes covered include issues relating to the partition of Ireland, differences between maintained and independent schooling, language issues and radical alternatives in teacher education. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Music Education in the 21st Century in the United Kingdom

Archievements, Analysis and Aspirations

Author: Susan Hallam,Andrea Creech

Publisher: Inst of Education

ISBN: 9780854738991

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 1661

'The transformational power of music education is illuminating throughout every page of this remarkable book. The authors vividly illuminate its wide-ranging position in society, constantly challenging the reader with new insights that relate to both the art and science of music-making. In a society that increasingly values sivual stimulus and instant gratification, music can sometimes seem peripheral and a littler more than ornamental. In reality it has the capability to change lives, an inspirational message communicated here with passion and conviction. A virtuoso and aspirational achievement!'-Professor Colin Lawson, Director, Royal College of Music, London, UK The landscape of music education in the UK is constantly shifting and developing. This book provides a timely and unique overview of this restless sector by considering the achievements of music education, analysing its current performance and setting out aspirations for the future. Music Education in the 21st Century in the United Kingdom addresses the power of music to influence and change human behaviour, analyses current and future issues in music education and casts a spotlight on particular areas of education, including early years, the primary school, the secondary school, further education, universities and conservatoires, music services, the music studio and the role of music leaders and community musicians. Written by experts in the field of music education, the book provides an authoritative account of the current status of music education in the UK. While essential to understand the current and future context in the UK, the book will be invaluable to those involved in music education internationally, as it includes chapters on the provision of music education for all children, listening, the role of singing, playing an instrument, creativity, the role of technology, issues of performance and assessment, learning through the lifespan and the initial and ongoing training of music teachers. It also includes a range of case study examples and evaluations of practice. The book is a landmark publication in the field of music education and will be essential reading for policy-makers, practitioners, music students, trainee music teachers and those who provide music services in the UK and internationally. 'As a reader from abroad, I found this collection to be a major achievement for music education in the United Kingdom. The United States and its music education leadership have much to learn from the chapters in this book. It shows not only how our two cultures struggle with the same fascinating challenges for music teaching and learning but also how we can be inspired to work for reform. Books like this are vital for all interested in the future of music education here and around the world.'-Peter R. Webster, John W. Beattie Professor of Music Education and Technology, Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, USA

Music Education in the 21st Century in the United Kingdom

Achievements, Analysis and Aspirations

Author: Susan Hallam,Andrea Creech

Publisher: Institute of Education University of London

ISBN: 9780854739561

Category: Education

Page: 373

View: 1066

The landscape of music education in the UK is constantly shifting and developing. This book provides a timely and unique overview of this restless sector by considering the achievements of music education, analysing its current performance and setting out aspirations for the future. Music Education in the 21st Century in the United Kingdom addresses the power of music to influence and change human behaviour, analyses current and future issues in music education and casts a spotlight on particular areas of education, including early years, the primary school, the secondary school, further education, universities and conservatoires, music services, the music studio and the role of music leaders and community musicians. Written by experts in the field of music education, the book provides an authoritative account of the current status of music education in the UK. While essential to understand the current and future context in the UK, the book will be invaluable to those involved in music education internationally, as it includes chapters on the provision of music education for all children, listening, the role of singing, playing an instrument, creativity, the role of technology, issues of performance and assessment, learning through the lifespan and the initial and ongoing education of music teachers. It also includes a range of case study examples and evaluations of practice. The book is a landmark publication in the field of music education and will be essential reading for policy-makers, practitioners, music students, trainee music teachers and those who provide music services in the UK and internationally.

Education in the United Kingdom

Structures and Organisation

Author: Liam Gearon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134125461

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 6900

This accessible book provides a basic understanding of the structure and organization of education in the United Kingdom in a time of rapid change and devolved government. It is designed as an introductory guide and reference work for all with an interest in education, including trainee and newly qualified teachers, university lecturers, school-based mentors, and governors and managers. It contains an accessible summary of key issues and contributions from some of the best-known writers in the field.

Higher Education in the UK and the US

Converging University Models in a Global Academic World?

Author: Sarah Pickard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004262768

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7758

Higher Education in the UK and the US: Converging University Models in a Global Academic World? compares current trends in two educational systems. It focuses on ideologies, structures, economics, marketisation, access, admittance and the student experience from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Schools for Special Needs 2014

The Complete Guide to Special Needs Education in the United Kingdom

Author: Gabbitas

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749470402

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 5586

Special needs provision continues to be the focus of much attention. A growing emphasis on the importance of meeting individual and often complex needs means that finding the right school for your child can be a complicated process. Schools for Special Needs is an indispensable aid for anyone investigating the legal and practical aspects of SEN provision for children and young people at all stages of education. This fully updated guide covers: assessment and identification of needs, statementing, suitable provision and school choice; all special needs from ADHD and Autism to Speech and Language Difficulty and Visual Impairment; where to seek help, parents' rights and the role of the local authority; the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice; directories of independent and non-maintained special schools, colleges and support services; state-maintained special schools, and mainstream independent schools with specialist provision.

What's the Good of Education?

The Economics of Education in the UK

Author: Stephen Machin,Anna Vignoles

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691188653

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4577

Volumes have been written about the value of more and better education. But is there sufficient evidence to support the commonly held belief that we, as individuals and as a community, should be investing more in education? This book explores that question in unprecedented detail, drawing on empirical evidence from an impressive array of sources. While much of the focus is on the educational system in the United Kingdom, the book offers lessons of international applicability. A state-of-the-art compendium on education policy and its impact on educational attainment, the book examines numerous large-scale data sources on individual pupils and schools. The questions the book considers are far-ranging: How much do teachers matter for children's educational attainment? What payoff do people get from acquiring more education when they enter the labor market? How well do education systems function to provide employers with the skills they want? The book concludes by issuing some strong policy recommendations and offering an evaluation of what does and does not work in improving educational attainment. The recommendations address such issues as school effectiveness, education financing, individual investment in education, government education initiatives, higher education, labor market rewards, and lifelong learning.

Internationalization of Higher Education in the United States of America and Europe

A Historical, Comparative, and Conceptual Analysis

Author: Hans de Wit

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320750

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 5017

Hans de Wit gives a comprehensive analysis of internationalization of higher education with a comparative emphasis on particular European and American perspectives.

Becoming a Physician

Medical Education in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, 1750-1945

Author: Thomas Neville Bonner

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801864827

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 3119

"A lucid map of the changes in pedagogy over two hundred years in four major centres of learning in the western world." -- English Historical Review

Special Education International Perspectives

Biopsychosocial, Cultural, and Disability Aspects

Author: Anthony F. Rotatori,Jeffrey P. Bakken,Sandra Burkhardt,Festus E. Obiakor,Umesh Sharma

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784410446

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 2915

This volume provides an international perspective on special education issues. There is limited literature examining issues in special education from an international perspective, as such this volume will add considerably to the knowledge base across the globe.