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Towards a Universal Upper Secondary Education System in England by Ann Hodgson; Ken Spours
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
In their joint Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Hodgson and Spours argue for a universal upper secondary education system in England. Seeing the education of 14-19 year olds in this way brings considerable demands and requires a new form of critical analysis. At present English upper secondary education remains divided and a truncated experience for many. Progression to further study or employment is not assured. In this lecture, the authors outline the features of a unified and universal upper secondary education system in England that develops the potential of all, enhances the life chances of young people and goes well beyond the current government's policy aim of raising the participation age to 18 by 2015. The lecture will suggest new ways of conceptualizing upper secondary education as part of a "high opportunity progression eco-system".
Teaching Health and Physical Education in Secondary School by Janet L. Currie; Tony Abbott (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
As part of the educational curriculum in Australia, a new, nationally consistent approach has been developed in teaching Health and Physical Education (HPE) in secondary schools. This approach focuses on developing the capacities and skills of students in health and movement. With a foreword by the Honorable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Teaching Health and Physical Education in Secondary School is designed to assist pre-service and practicing teachers in understanding HPE. The topics addressed include: the key learning ideas of HPE * understanding the important links between physical activity, health, and wellbeing * the development of health literacy and the benefit of healthy active lifestyles * developing students' competence, confidence, and motivation * current health issues in the context of HPE. This strengths-based approach to the curriculum shifts the focus from the 'medical' model of health to a health-promoting view of wellbeing. Combined with its companion resource, Teaching Physical Education in Primary School [ISBN 978 1 74286 092 3], this thorough guide supports secondary teachers in delivering HPE to meet a diverse range of students' needs.
Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education by Debra Costley; Trevor Clark; Elaine Keane; Kathleen Lane
Publication Date: 2012-05-15
Students on the autism spectrum often face difficulties in the secondary education environment that result from a lack of awareness on the part of their teachers and peers. This guide acquaints teachers with all the information and practical tools needed to understand and support their students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book presents specific, ready-to-use classroom initiatives with example worksheets, checklists and timetables to help students keep organised with their school work. It also covers general obstacles such as social situations, anxiety, mental health issues and extracurricular activities and how adults can help. Guidance about the leaving school stage and how to ensure the teen is equipped to make the best possible decisions about their future is included. Packed with useful information and examples, this book will be a lifesaving resource for teachers, and everyone else working in secondary education, who want to help their students with autism to stay focused and positive at school.
The Development of Primary, Secondary, and Teacher Education in England by Richard Willis
Publication Date: 2012-05-22
This book outlines the emergence of teacher standards in England which were enacted to raise the quality of primary and secondary education. The College of Teachers in London is a prestigious institution known for pedagogy and training teachers. Willis shows how the college developed into a leading force in the field by giving out diplomas in the mid-19th century. This was something no other teachers colleges were doing at that time. It ushered in a new era in education of raised standards.