Sonia Blandford, CEO of award-winning charity Achievement for All, writes brilliantly and honestly about the facing up to the realities of the white working class and how to address social mobility from the inside. No-one in the UK is better placed than Sonia to write about the struggles of white working class pupils in our schools. She grew up on the Allied Estate in Hounslow and was the first member of her family to pursue education beyond the age of 14 and was also the first to attend university. Sonia lost her mother when she took an accidental overdose, when she couldn't read the doctor's prescription. T his tragic failing served as one of the inspirations for her to set up the award-winning Achievement for All organisation, who work with thousands of schools to help close the attainment gap. Born to Fail? tackles head-on issues such as why education often doesn't matter to the working class; how education has failed to deliver for them; the importance of self-belief, action and confidence; and how the Early Years is the crucial time to build success from the start.
Bloomsbury CPD Library: Raising Attainment in the Primary Classroom is a complete guide for primary teachers to assess, plan and excel in raising the attainment of every child. Children begin school with considerable differences in their literacy and maths skills. For some children, this gap widens as they go through school and may never close, leaving them without the basic levels required to succeed at secondary school. Experts Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles set out to help you understand the theory underpinning aspiration, access and achievement, and what you can do to close the achievement gap in your school. Bloomsbury CPD Library: Raising Attainment in the Primary Classroom specifically focuses on increasing access and raising aspirations of pupils as a means to improving attainment. This easy-to-follow title in the Bloomsbury CPD Library uses self-evaluation tasks and a full set of helpful, ready-to-use training plans for hours of CPD sessions so you can offer your colleagues effective training in this crucial area to ensure every child in your school fulfils their potential. It is a full guide to raising attainment in the primary classroom that is split into two sections: teach yourself and train others. All hand-outs and presentations are provided in the book and are available as a free download from the companion website.
There is a significant problem in our schools: too many boys are struggling. The list of things to concern teachers is long. Disappointing academic results, a lack of interest in studying, higher exclusion rates, increasing mental health issues, sexist attitudes, an inability to express emotions.... Traditional ideas about masculinity are having a negative impact, not only on males, but females too. In this ground-breaking book, Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts argue that schools must rethink their efforts to get boys back on track. Boys Don’t Try? examines the research around key topics such as anxiety and achievement, behaviour and bullying, schoolwork and self-esteem. It encourages the reader to reflect on how they define masculinity and consider what we want for boys in our schools. Offering practical quick wins, as well as long-term strategies to help boys become happier and achieve greater academic success, the book: offers ways to avoid problematic behaviour by boys and tips to help teachers address poor behaviour when it happens highlights key areas of pastoral care that need to be recognised by schools exposes how popular approaches to "engaging" boys are actually misguided and damaging details how issues like disadvantage, relationships, violence, peer pressure, and pornography affect boys’ perceptions of masculinity and how teachers can challenge these. With an easy-to-navigate three-part structure for each chapter, setting out the stories, key research, and practical solutions, this is essential reading for all classroom teachers and school leaders who are keen to ensure male students enjoy the same success as girls.
Author: David Marsland
Publisher: Professors World Peace Academy
Release Date: 1994-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Global recession is proving an irresistible source of dangerous temptations for governments in the free world. Challenged by high levels of unemployment and waves of business failure, governments are losing sight of the essential role of work as a bulwark of freedom. Even conservative governments are: subsidizing bankrupt and uneconomic industries in order to "save jobs"; taking over a larger share of employment for themselves; pricing the unemployed out of the market by excessive welfare; distorting the labor market by squeezing differentials and weakening incentives; preferring protectionism to free trade; allowing the education system and the media to vilify competition, and to mock enterprise and hard work. They are encouraged in all this by liberal politicians and liberals in the media and in the universities, who do not understand the proper role of work and freedom in liberal democracies. This book re-asserts the value of hard work and enterprise. It demonstrates the paramount role in preserving freedom and maintaining prosperity of sensible attitudes towards work and of intelligent labor market policies.
Author: Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2004-07-24
Genre: Social Science
This classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 65 carefully chosen classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is better organized around basic sociological concepts and makes a concerted effort to interrelate those concepts. Its broad selection of readings provides a balance between old and new, classic and recent articles, professional sociologists and non-sociologists, books and journals, micro and macro. Interesting, readable and timely discussions of key topics feature the works of sociologists such as Robert Bellah and Arlie Russel Hochschild and non-sociologists such Susan Faludi and Bernard Lewis. For individuals interested in an introduction to sociology.
Author: Brian Tracy
Release Date: 2004-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics
One of the world's premier business consultants and personal success experts, Brian Tracy has devoted more than 25 years to studying the most powerful time management practices used by the most successful people in every arena. Now, in Time Power, Brian reveals his comprehensive system designed to help readers increase their productivity and income exponentially -- in just weeks! Filled with hundreds of powerful, proven tools and techniques, this book shows readers how to: * gain two more productive hours each day * make better decisions, faster! * set clear goals and focus on higher-value activities * manage multitask jobs more efficiently * overcome the people problems that can sap their time * use the five tools and techniques that will make them more productive for the rest of their lives * and much more! Overflowing with quick and effective time-saving strategies, Brian Tracy's Time Power lets readers in on the secrets to being more productive, earning more money, and getting more satisfaction from life.
Author: Gary B. Nash
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release Date: 2001
Emphasizing social history, especially as it applies to discussions of race, class, and gender, "The American People, 5/e" presents the lives and experiences of all Americans--all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. The narrative integrates discussion of public events such as presidential elections, wars, and reform movements with the private stories of ordinary Americans who participated in and responded to these events. As it unfolds the drama of American history, The American People highlights the political, social, economic, technological, religious, cultural, and intellectual events that have shaped American society. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in American history and the Social history of the United States. Previous ISBNs: Single Volume Edition: 0-673-98575-X
Author: J. Arnold
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Genre: Social Science
Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.