In the World Library of Educationalists series, international
experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they
judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key
articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and
practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single
John MacBeath has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking
and writing about some of the key enduring issues in education. He
has been involved in advising on policy both nationally and
internationally, and has contributed books and articles across
topics as diverse as the curriculum, the nature of schooling,
homework, self evaluation, and leadership. In this book, John
MacBeath brings together eight of his most influential writings
including chapters from his best-selling books, articles from
leading journals, and excerpts from his contributions to the press.
Also included are examples of press responses to research reports
and to controversial issues.
Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an
overview of John's career and contextualises his selection, the
chapters cover topics such as:
- Developing Skills for life after school
- The Talent Enigma
- Schools on the Edge: responding to challenging
- Leadership as a Subversive Activity
- Do Schools have a Future?
Through this book, readers can follow the themes and strands
that John MacBeath has researched and written about over the last
three decades and see his important contribution to the field of
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