Boarding, twenty-first century style, is flourishing. The number of families choosing boarding schools for their children is increasing and the decision to board is, as often as not, made by children themselves. This book, dedicated to boarding schools, contains over 350 of The Good Schools Guide's highly informative and famously frank reviews. Every single school has been visited by our writers; we check out everything from dorms to food and weekend activities. We also speak to parents and, most important of all, pupils.The guide is packed with maps, reviews, articles and colour photographs. Whether parents are interested in big names, local treasures, state boarding schools or country preps, this is their unbiased guide to all that's best in British boarding.
The Good Schools Guide provides helpful advice on how to select a school, what to look for, what to ask and where else to look if things go wrong. In all it reviews the value of 375 of the UK's top schools, private and state, junior and senior, day and boarding.
"The Good Schools Guide is for anyone interested in secondary schools in Victoria, from the professionals who run the schools, to the parents, students, school counsellors and the interested public who use or support them. For parents and prospective students, the guide is a means of identifying what different schools are likely to offer. For teachers and schools, it is a means of letting parents know who they are and what they are trying to achieve, in order to attract students suited to their values. This is the ultimate handbook to secondary schools, boarding schools and scholarships in Victoria." -- Publisher description.
Imagine a world where leaders are able to pass power directly to their children. These children are plucked from their nurseries and sent to beautiful compounds far away from all the other children. They are provided with all the teachers they need, the best facilities, doctors and food. Every day they are told this is because they are the brightest and most important children in the world. Years later they are presented with the best jobs, the grandest houses and most of the money. Through their networks of friends and family they control the government, the army, the police and the country’s finances. They claim everyone is equal, that each person has a chance to become a leader. But this isn’t true. If such a world existed today wouldn’t we say it was unfair, even corrupt? With Posh Boys Robert Verkaik issues a searing indictment of the public school system and outlines how, through meaningful reform, we can make society fairer for all.
Author: Robert John Duckett
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
There is a queue, the phone is ringing, the photocopier has jammed and your enquirer is waiting for a response. You are stressed and you can feel the panic rising. Where do you go to find the information you need to answer the question promptly and accurately? Answering queries from users is one of the most important services undertaken by library and information staff. Yet it is also one of the most difficult, least understood subjects. There are still very few materials available to help frontline staff - often paraprofessional - develop their reader enquiry skills. This award-winning sourcebook is an essential guide to where to look to find the answers quickly. It is designed as a first point of reference for library and information practitioners, to be depended upon if they are unfamiliar with the subject of an enquiry - or wish to find out more. It is arranged in an easily searchable, fully cross-referenced A-Z list of around 150 of the subject areas most frequently handled at enquiry desks. Each subject entry lists the most important information sources and where to locate them, including printed and electronic sources, relevant websites and useful contacts for referral purposes. The authors use their extensive experience in reference work to offer useful tips, warn of potential pitfalls, and spotlight typical queries and how to tackle them. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date with all sources checked for currency and many new ones added. The searchability is enhanced by a comprehensive index to make those essential sources even easier to find - saving you valuable minutes! Readership: Offering quick and easy pointers to a multitude of information sources, this is an invaluable reference deskbook for all library and information staff in need of a speedy answer, in reference libraries, subject departments and other information units.
Miss Jean Brodie, charismatische und exzentrische Lehrerin an einer Töchterschule im Edinburgh der Dreißigerjahre, will mit ihren unorthodoxen Lehrmethoden ihre Schülerinnen zu kompromisslos selbständigen und romantischen jungen Damen erziehen. Doch nicht nur damit eckt sie an, sondern auch mit ihrem unstatthaften Liebesleben und ihrer heimlichen Begeisterung für den aufkommenden Faschismus. Sechs Mädchen gehören zur »Brodie-Clique«, deren Leben und Phantasien über Jahre von der Lehrerin beherrscht werden, und eine von ihnen wird Miss Brodie verraten.
Author: John Cleese
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
„And now for something completely different!“ Als im September 1969 die ersten Folge von Monty Python’s Flying Circus gedreht wurde, war John Cleese knapp dreißig Jahre alt. Bis zu diesem Moment hatte das Leben bereits schwerwiegende Fragen aufgeworfen. Hatten die Deutschen kurz nach seiner Geburt sein unbedeutendes englisches Heimatdorf tatsächlich nur bombardiert, um zu beweisen, dass sie doch Sinn für Humor besaßen? Würde er sich je wieder von dem Trauma erholen, als Kleinkind von einem Kaninchen gebissen worden zu sein? Warum hatte man ihn für seinen ersten ernsthaften Bühnenauftritt als Luzifer ausgerechnet in Strumpfhosen gesteckt? In seiner Autobiografie zeichnet Weltstar John Cleese ein Porträt des Künstlers als junger Mann bis zur Gründung von Monty Python, um diesen und vielen anderen Fragen auf den Grund zu gehen. "Wo war ich noch mal?" erzählt den Lebensweg eines schüchternen englischen Schlaks zum gefeierten Komödianten, der den Humor ganzer Generationen prägen sollte.
Every parent wants their child to flourish throughout their education but few decisions are more difficult than choosing the right school. The Independent Schools Guide from Gabbitas Education has been informing parents in their independent school choices since 1924. Included in this most authoritative and extensive guide to UK independent schools: Choosing a school (day, boarding, prep and senior) School fees planning Coming from overseas Independent school inspections (ISI and Ofsted) Extensive directory of UK independent schools Detailed school profiles Sixth form choices, including tutorial colleges, and beyond To see schools online, visit the guide's website at www.independentschoolsguide.com