Making Schools Different: Alternative Approaches to Educating Young People (Paperback)Kitty te Riele (editor)
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What can we do with students who don't succeed in the typical classroom, and what are the alternatives to full-time schooling?
With contributions from leading academics from Canada, America, the UK, The Netherlands and Australia, this internationally-minded book helps the reader to reflect on the ways young people are taught, and presents possible alternative approaches. Global social and economic changes and technological developments are driving the need for change within education, so that we can better cater for a diversity of young people. This book offers a forward-looking overview of where we are now, and where we might want to go in the future.
It includes chapters on:
- educational innovations;
- learning identities;
- learning spaces;
- e-learning and remote students;
- alternatives in education.
This book will open your mind to the changing experience of schooling, and highlights new and different ways to help those whose needs simply don't fit into the usual mould.
Suitable for all those on all undergraduate and postgraduate Education courses, and for those on Education Studies and Childhood and Youth courses, this book is an engaging, thought-provoking read.
Kitty te Riele is a Senior Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
Journal of Education Policy
'This edited text by te Riele begins with an interesting but familiar premise: we are forced to attend school for many years and, during this time, many of us get to the point that we just want to leave and get on with our lives. This sets the context for the remaining chapters of the book - which focus on issues regarding non-participation in, and disengagement from, compulsory education...One of the striking features of the text is that the case studies and other examples clearly illustrate how the concepts discussed throughout the book can be applied in a realistic setting...This will ensure that the appeals to a range of audiences including both educational practitioners and those studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses focusing on education and children's experiences at school' -
British Journal of Educational Technology
'The short chapters make for an easy read. Other useful features of the book include suggested further readings, web pages and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. These can be used to help students think about alternative approaches to schooling. I will recommend this booik to teacher educators, teachers, youth workers and policy makers' -
The Psychology of Education
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