Tackling Disadvantage and Underachievement in Schools

Tackling Disadvantage and Underachievement in Schools

Assertiveness training to harness aggression and help children understand that they have rights to express their feelings • Pre-teaching a special skill or information which the group needs to the problem pupil • Peer tutoring and ...

Author: Diane Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000043518

Category: Education

Page: 254

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This practical resource shows what teachers can do to combat disadvantage and underachievement in schools and from early years to secondary education. Written by an experienced teacher, teacher educator and chartered psychologist, the book highlights effective teaching and learning methods that can be used to overcome barriers to learning, satisfy different learning needs and help students achieve their full potential. Packed with up-to-date research, useful guidance and examples, the book explores what schools have done and what they can do without need for extra resourcing. It includes case studies that examine the types of underachievement patterns that are found across age ranges and, by detailing approaches in subject teaching, defines the nature of effective learning and shows what strategies can be used to meet these criteria. Moreover, the chapters provide: An exploration into the central needs of underachieving and disadvantaged learners across the ability range Information about how to audit the provision and the needs Accessible resources for the classroom changes that need to be made to the education and training of teachers Tackling Disadvantage and Underachievement in Schools is essential reading for teachers in early years education and primary and secondary schools, teachers in training and their educators, as well as leaders, policymakers, researchers and anyone interested in improving performance in schools.
Categories: Education

Understanding Inclusion

Understanding Inclusion

Forde (2008) suggests there are still groups of girls and women who do underachieve, or are at risk of underachieving, in education. The historical emphasis on tackling underachievement and attainment among boys has further compounded ...

Author: Richard Woolley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315279879

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Understanding Inclusion is a rich, comprehensive exploration of inclusion in education, challenging us to think about being ‘inclusive’ in its broadest sense. It unpicks a wide range of complex themes and issues that impact on educational practice, supporting educational professionals in helping teachers and learners understand difference as the norm, and not the exception. Underpinned by the latest research, discussion is brought to life through vignettes of real experiences and examples of practice from a range of settings and across continents. Chapters consider crucial aspects of inclusion: Social inclusion and social class Global perspectives on culture and identity Aspirations and social mobility Relationships and sexual behaviours Gender equality and diversity Perceptions of ability and disability Barriers to learning Multilingualism in schools Religion and belief Restorative justice for inclusion Inclusion and the arts Teaching Assistants and inclusion The central role of leadership. Written by experts with extensive experience in a range of educational contexts, Understanding Inclusion is designed for all those engaged in understanding the complexities of teaching and learning. With reflective questions and selected reading designed to support further study, it will be essential reading for students on Education Studies and related course, and pre- and in-service teachers.
Categories: Education

Schools Food and Social Learning

Schools  Food and Social Learning

Ekins, A. (2013) Understanding and tackling underachievement. London: Optimus Education. Eliassen, R. K. (2011) 'The impact of teachers and families on young children's eating behaviours'.

Author: Gurpinder Singh Lalli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429772504

Category: Science

Page: 96

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This book explores the potential of school dining halls as spaces of social learning through interactions between students and teachers. Schools, Food and Social Learning highlights the neglect of school dining halls in sociological research and the fact that so much can be gained from fostering interpersonal relations with other students and the school staff over meals. The book focuses primarily on social and life skills that students develop during lunch-hour meetings, modelling behaviors while eating and conversing in the school space known as the ‘restaurant’. With case studies based in the UK, the book takes a social constructivist approach to dealing with the tensions and challenges between the aims of the school – creating an eating space that promotes social values and encourages the development of social skills, and the activities of teachers and catering assistants of managing and providing food for many students daily. The book carries snippets of interviews with children, dining hall attendants, teachers, parents and the school leadership team, offering a new way of thinking about social learning for both scholars and students of Social Anthropology, Sociology, Social Policy, Food Policy, Education Studies and Childhood Studies.
Categories: Science

The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs

The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs

Ekins, A.(2010c) Understanding and Tackling Underachievement: Whole school strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable childrenin primary schools, London: Optimus Publishing.

Author: Alison Ekins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136621338

Category: Education

Page: 224

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‘Up- to-date and reflective of new government policy, this book will be an essential resource for all Senior Leaders and SENCOs.’ – Lynne Cook, Senior Lecturer in Education, Oxford Brookes University The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs shows teachers, SENCOs and students in teacher training how to respond to the rapidly changing context of special education. This highly practical and accessible text unlocks the often confusing field of special education provision in schools today by: Summarising and clarifying new policy directions as they emerge, in light of recent coalition government policies on Education, SEN and Disability; Suggesting clear, practical activities to bring the theory to life, helping practitioners to review and reflect upon their work; Encouraging critical reflection about existing systems within the school context, considering whether these will remain appropriate and ‘fit for purpose’; Giving opportunities for teachers, SENCOs and senior leaders to contextualise the new changes in terms of the implications for practice in their own school. Packed with activities, case studies and points for reflection, this timely book will help the teacher, SENCO, senior leader or advisor to make sense of the rapid pace of change of policy and terminology related to SEN. It will help practitioners in a positive and supportive way, emphasising the exciting opportunities that these changes will provide for developing new, innovative and creative working practices. This book will also be essential reading for all SENCOs completing the National Award for SEN Coordination.
Categories: Education

Able Gifted and Talented Underachievers

Able  Gifted and Talented Underachievers

They had a good knowledge oftheir schools, and were very appreciative of what it offered and how included they felt in ... The staff The schools were blessed with leaders of the Case Studies of Three Schools Tackling Underachievement 339.

Author: Diane Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470741245

Category: Education

Page: 436

View: 224

A practical guide to identifying gifted underachievers and enabling them to fulfil their potential, raising whole school standards. Extensive new content includes the latest best practice in addressing able underachievement Explains the origins of underachievement, both overt and covert, especially in more able learners - provides a model that identifies a range of factors that conspire to lower achievement The UK Government's 2005 White Paper 'Higher Standards, Better Schools for All' set specific provision for Gifted and Talented (G&T) - there are similar programmes in all developed countries The editor is a leading researcher in G&T education - contributors include Belle Wallace, Barry Hymer and Ian Warwick, the foremost practitioners in the field
Categories: Education

The Gender responsive School

The Gender responsive School

172 | Unit 4 Teaching and learning | Topic 4.4 Underachievements Topic 4.4 Underachievement We've talked about ... what you understand by underachievement Analyse examples of underachievement in your context Plan ways of tackling ...

Author: Catherine Atthill

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849290040

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Shows teachers, headteachers and school administrators how to spot the key spaces in school life where gender is important. This title gives them tools to address gender biases by changing attitudes and ideas among staff and students. It is full of activities that can be undertaken at either individual or group level.
Categories: Education

Listening to Able Underachievers

Listening to Able Underachievers

... of individuals and organisations and on the need to have sustainable, facilitative communication between all the parties involved. These are significant factors to bear in mind if we are serious about tackling underachievement.

Author: Michael Pomerantz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136636998

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book provides a new contribution to raising attainment in secondary schools, with specific reference to able underachievers who are currently achieving C grades or less when they could be getting As. Standards are depressed each time a single able underachiever demonstrates a competence that is below his or her real potential. It lowers morale in that the progress of the whole school is reduced proportionately in line with the able pupils who aren't achieving their real potential, and resources are wasted every time these pupils start misbehaving or creating problems in school. This is a new and innovative approach, which is based on discussions with the pupils themselves and incorporates not just the usual basic subjects but also the creative areas of the curriculum and the wider community as a whole. Head teachers, senior managers, teachers and students, indeed all who are interested in raising standards and ensuring that pupils achieve their full potential will find this book to be an excellent resource.
Categories: Education

Raising the Achievement of All Pupils Within an Inclusive Setting

Raising the Achievement of All Pupils Within an Inclusive Setting

... of spectrum of human capacities • Diagnostic use of quantitative testing • Careful monitoring of potential underachievement Social and emotional needs of gifted and talented underachievers Understanding. Tackling underachievement 31.

Author: Belle Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135264901

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The authors of this highly engaging book carried out extensive analysis of 12 key schools, selected for their challenging circumstances, whose effective strategies have enabled their more able pupils to thrive and achieve their full potential.
Categories: Education