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Picture of the productAn Introduction to Educational Research: Connecting Methods
Introduction to Educational Research: Connecting Methods to Practice

by Chad Lochmiller and Jessica Lester

Expand your understanding of educational research with this practice-first introduction. Written specifically for education practitioners, An Introduction to Educational Research: Connecting Methods to Practice approaches research methods from a practice-first perspective that aligns research with professional experiences and identifies the tools and resources readers can use when conducting their own research.

Throughout the book, the authors illuminate complex research concepts using problems of practice confronting educators to help readers make meaningful connections with key concepts and research practices. The authors present balanced coverage across research methodologies that is linked to practice, so readers clearly see research as a tool they can use to improve classrooms, schools, districts, and educational organizations.


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Picture of the productCase Studies and Case Based Learning
Case Studies and Case-Based Learning :
Inquiry and Authentic Learning That Encourages 21st-Century Skills

Todd Stanley

Case-based learning brings authentic, real-world learning to the classroom. A prominent educational strategy in professions such as medicine and law, case-based learning has long been an effective way to master knowledge. Doctors study past cases to plan successful treatments and learn from mistakes, while lawyers often review old cases to understand important legal precedents. Case studies are a valuable part of their education – just as they can be for your students. Like inquiry-, problem- and project-based learning, case-based learning is a crucial component of any authentic classroom. Students study problems that have occurred or could occur in the real world and develop solutions, utilising critical thinking, creativity and imagination to answer questions that don’t always have one right answer. This book provides strategies, examples and resources for implementing case-based learning across the disciplines, as well as a detailed walkthrough of how to create your own lessons that use case studies to transform students’ thinking and foster 21st-century skills.

ISBN: 9781760940690
No of Pages: 166
Publish Date: 29 November 2019
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Picture of the productCollaborative Professionalism
Collaborative Professionalism: When Teaching Together Means Learning for All

by Andy Hargreaves and Michael O'Connor

This book is clearly organized to show the need for and the design of Collaborative Professionalism with five key country cases - China, Norway, Colombia, Ontario, and the US.

In the second part of the book these cases are used to uncover 10 tenets of collaborative professionalism such as collective efficacy, collaborative inquiry, and collaborating with students and shows how they work together for success.

The final part clearly outlines practices we need to stop happening (high teacher turnover), what should continue happening (good feedback), and what should start happening (empowering students more).

176 pages | Jun 2018
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Picture of the productDiagnostic Inventory of School Alignment (DISA)
HOW TUNEFUL IS YOUR SCHOOL?
Do you need comprehensive data for school planning for improvement?

Welcome to the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment (DISA) tool.
About the Tool

What is the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment (DISA)?

The purpose of the DISA is to provide schools with information on which to base judgements about leverages for school improvement. DISA is an online tool that you can use to examine your school’s overall alignment and is comprised of three surveys customised for each of staff, parents, and students.


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Picture of the productDoing Your Education Research Project 2ed
Author: Neil Burton, Mark Brundrett and Marion Jones
If you are a trainee teacher or experienced practitioner new to research, or are simply wondering how to get started on your education research project, this practical book will be your guide. The authors offer simple steps to ensure that you ask the key questions in the most effective way possible. The book guides you through the entire research process: from clarifying the context and conceptual background, to presenting and analysing the evidence gathered. Supported by examples, checklists and diagrams, this fully revised and updated edition includes a wealth of information on: - research design - evidence gathering techniques - practitioner research - ethics - data analysis techniques. This book will be valuable to anyone newly embarking on a research or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of evidence-backed decisions for the strategic development of their school.


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Picture of the productDynamics of News and Indigenous Policy in Australia
by Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller

This book offers rich insights into the news media’s role in the development of policy in Australia, and explores the complex and interactive relationship between news media and Australian Indigenous affairs.

Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller critically examine how Indigenous health, bilingual education, and controversial legislation are portrayed through public media, and they look closely at how Indigenous people are both being excluded from policy and media discussion, as well as using the media to their advantage.


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Picture of the productEducation for Purposeful Teaching Around the World
Edited by Kirsi Tirri, Seana Moran, Jennifer Menon Mariano

Purpose can be seen as a key promoter in both professional growth and resilience for teachers. As a result, in many countries around the world, the purpose of education and the role of schools as supports for purpose development are growing as important topics of scientific research and educational debate.

A conceptual shift is occurring in several countries: the purpose of education is becoming an education for purpose. In this book, researchers around the world examine what a shift toward an education for purpose looks like across several cultures. Teachers around the world should be explicitly educated for competencies that make purposeful and purpose-oriented teaching possible.

The goal of teacher education is to educate teachers not only to teach knowledge content, but also to reflect on the purposefulness of their teaching: Why do their lessons and activities matter? What immediate impact and long-term effects do their teaching efforts have on the pupils as well as the communities in which pupils interact?

This chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education for Teaching.

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Preface Peter Gilroy

Introduction- Education for purposeful teaching around the world Kirsi Tirri, Seana Moran and Jenni Menon Mariano

1. Finnish student teachers’ perceptions on the role of purpose in teaching Kirsi Tirri and Elina Kuusisto

2. Finnish and Iranian teachers’ views on their competence to teach purpose Elina Kuusisto, Khalil Gholami and Kirsi Tirri

3. Principles and methods to guide education for purpose: a Brazilian experience Ulisses F. Araujo, Valeria Amorim Arantes, Hanna Cebel Danza, Viviane Potenza Guimarães Pinheiro and Monica Garbin

4. The influence of Chinese college teachers’ competence for purpose support on students’ purpose development Fei Jiang, Shan Lin and Jenni Menon Mariano

5. What do teachers think about youth purpose? Seana Moran

6. Learning from the wisdom of practice: teachers’ educational purposes as pathways to supporting adolescent purpose in secondary classrooms Brandy P. Quinn


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Picture of the productEducational Research
Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches 6ed

by R Johnson and Larry Christensen

Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods text for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.


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Picture of the productEffective Teachers = Student Achievement:What the Research S

Effective Teachers = Student Achievement: What the Research Says

Research has shown that there is no greater influence on a student's success than the quality of his or her teacher. This book presents the research findings which demonstrate the connection between teacher effectiveness and student achievement. We've always known, at least intuitively, that teachers matter, but this book proves that teachers are the most powerful factors ensuring student success. Author James Stronge describes and explains the value-added teacher-assessment research that has emerged in the past decade and demystifies the power and practices of effective teachers.



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Picture of the productFinnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn From Education
Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland? Second Edition

Author - Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg has thoroughly updated his ground-breaking account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past four decades. In this international bestseller, Sahlberg traces the evolution of Finnish education policies and highlights how they differ from the United States and much of the rest of the world.

Featuring substantial additions throughout the text, Finnish Lessons 2.0 demonstrates how systematically focusing on teacher and leader professionalism, building trust between the society and its schools, and investing in educational equity rather than competition, choice and other market-based reforms make Finnish schools an international model of success.

This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by illustrating Finland’s educational performance in light of the most recent international assessment data, including PISA 2012, TIMSS 2011, PIAAC 2013, and TALIS 2013.

In the midst of continuous local reforms and global changes, Finnish Lessons 2.0 encourages educators, students and policymakers to look beyond their own borders as they seek successful solutions for their education systems, districts and schools.

ISBN: 9781760016210
No of Pages: 192
Publish Date: 11 December 2015
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