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This is the definitive book about the biggest changes in education, schooling and teaching since the school classroom was invented almost 300 years ago. The vision and power of the original "Learning Revolution" remains, but the authors now address current developments such as: how instant information and interactive technology are finally forcing a complete rethink of everything we've ever believed about education; how new interlocking networks are creating dramatic new models for learning; and how new teaching methods are revolutionizing schooling in pockets around the world. Dryden, the award-winning television and radio talk show host, is just completing a series of television programmes on new methods of learning and Vos is putting the finishing touches to a seven-year doctoral research project into the same subject. The combined power of these two dynamic authors is highly compelling!
Michael Rosen's favourite silly songs - with acrobatic actions, rappy rhymes and an orchestra of annoying noises - includes a singalong CD of all piano accompaniments. Michael Rosen's favourite silly songs - with acrobatic actions, rappy rhymes and an orchestra of annoying noises, including Joe's got a head like a ping-pong ball, Susanna's a fanciful cow and I'm a little wrong note. The songs are excellent for improving both literacy and singing skills and the book comes complete with a singalong CD.
Singing Express is a complete scheme for singing in the primary years. This songbook edition with CD contains all the songs from Singing Express 4 with piano accompaniments, guitar chords, CD performances and backing tracks. Singing Express is a complete scheme for singing in the primary years. This songbook edition with CD contains all the songs from Singing Express 4 with piano accompaniments, guitar chords and CD performances. Ideal for teachers with music skills, who want to teach the songs from Singing Express to their own accompaniment.
Singing Express is a complete scheme for singing in the primary years.This songbook edition with CD contains all the songs from Singing Express 3 with piano accompaniments, guitar chords, CD performances and backing tracks. Singing Express is a complete scheme for singing in the primary years.This songbook edition with CD contains all the songs from Singing Express 3 with piano accompaniments, guitar chords and CD performances. Ideal for teachers with music skills, who want to teach the songs from Singing Express to their own accompaniment.
Following on the success of A & C Black's Roald Dahl series of musicals, comes a sparkling adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen. Written by popular children's author, Kaye Umansky, this musical provides schools with the same winning format as before: a complete performance pack including great songs, dramatic incidental music, full CD backing tracks, and an expandable cast list which gives everyone a chance to shine.
59 carefully-chosen and much-loved hymns and songs for younger children. 59 tried and tested songs about topics including the world, the seasons, being a friend and caring for animals. There are tuneful hymns and thought-provoking subjects - perfect for assemblies and Sunday schools.
A collection of all the favourite classic carols, specially arranged for children to sing. Vocal ranges are carefully chosen to suit young voices, and the piano accompaniments lend firm support while being very easy to play. Now in a beautifully illustrated new edition with CD of all the accompaniments. Sing Nowell contains a collection of all the favourite classic Christmas carols, specially arranged for children to sing. Vocal ranges are carefully chosen to suit young voices, and the piano accompaniments lend firm support while being very easy to play. Sing Nowell is now available as a beautifully illustrated new edition with a double CD insert of performances and backing tracks. Christmas songs include: Once in Royal David's City, Angels from the realms of glory, In the bleak midwinter, O come all ye faithful, and thirty more carols which have become an inseparable part of the essence of Christmas. Whiteboard displays available separately.
On the afternoon of 16th November 1910 three hundred suffragettes left Caxton Hall in London in a fiery mood. Their plan was to march through the winter streets to the House of Commons. Marching shoulder to shoulder with Emmeline Pankhurst at the head of the procession was Sophia Duleep Singh - princess-in-exile, suffragette and revolutionary.
Born in 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was a dispossessed princess of one of the greatest and most defiant empires of the Indian subcontinent. Her father Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar, stretching from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass. It was an empire irresistible to the British, who took everything, including the fabled Kohinoor diamond. Sophia's mother was the illegitimate daughter of a German businessman and an Abyssinian slave and her godmother was Queen Victoria.
Brought up in Elvedon in Norfolk, in a house transformed to resemble a Maharajah's palace replete with exotic animals, Sophia was raised to be as genteel as any upper-class Englishwoman, presented at court, living later at Hampton Court Palace, filling the society pages with her new fashions. But at the age of thirty-one, in 1907, she went secretly to India and returned a revolutionary. Her causes were to be the struggle for Indian Independence; the fate of the Lascars; the welfare of Indian soldiers in the First World War - and the fight for female suffrage.
Carefully researched and passionately written, this is an enthralling story of an extraordinary woman who lived through some of the most eventful times in British and Indian history, and helped pave the way for women's rights in the 20th century.
Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It led to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.
Singing Express is a complete scheme for singing in the primary years. This songbook edition with CD contains all the songs from Singing Express 2 with piano accompaniments, guitar chords, CD performances and backing tracks. Singing Express is a complete scheme for singing in the primary years. This songbook edition with CD contains all the songs from Singing Express 2 with piano accompaniments, guitar chords, CD performances and backing tracks. Ideal for teachers with music skills, who want to teach the songs from Singing Express using piano, guitar or CD backing. 'There should be at least one copy in every school.' Professor Graham F Welch, PhD, Chair of Music Education, Institute of Education, University of London.
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed. With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.
'Splendid and necessary' - Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm, New Statesman There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life expectancy is 8 years shorter. The Indian is dying of infectious disease linked to his poverty; the Glaswegian of violent death, suicide, heart disease linked to a rich country's version of disadvantage. In all countries, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage, dramatically so. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals the better is their health. These health inequalities defy usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasised access to technical solutions - improved medical care, sanitation, and control of disease vectors; or behaviours - smoking, drinking - obesity, linked to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. These approaches only go so far. Creating the conditions for people to lead flourishing lives, and thus empowering individuals and communities, is key to reduction of health inequalities. In addition to the scale of material success, your position in the social hierarchy also directly affects your health, the higher you are on the social scale, the longer you will live and the better your health will be. As people change rank, so their health risk changes. What makes these health inequalities unjust is that evidence from round the world shows we know what to do to make them smaller. This new evidence is compelling. It has the potential to change radically the way we think about health, and indeed society.
In line with government initiatives, there is growing pressure within the early years sector to create staff who can lead different types of childcare and family settings in order to address two main government targets. Firstly, reducing poverty among families with small children and secondly, increasing educational opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to give them a better start in life. Many say that for this to happen we need people who can lead an effective team of capable, professional colleagues. This is no easy task in the modern Early Years market. June O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of LEYF, acknowledges the problems and provides ideas and suggestions to address the issues facing leaders so that they are supported to lead us into a future where we can all help make a big difference for a long time.
Framed by Henin's personal experience as a hostage of ISIS alongside James Foley, Jihad Academy debunks the myths surrounding Islamic extremism and provides a clear and revealing insight into the sect's strange and distorted world. By invading Iraq in 2003 and not intervening in Syria since 2011, the West helped fuel radicalisation and continues to fuel it, by making diplomatic compromises with dictators, by refusing to heed the suffering of populations, and by failing to offer a convincing counter-narrative or a political alternative. Henin shows how Western societies share the responsibility for the creation of the new jihadists, explains how they are moulded and how the West has played Islamic State's game and spread its propaganda, allowing it to enlist more and more recruits ready to fight for a distorted vision of Islam. In the final chapters he advances possible strategies for repairing what can still be repaired.
Despite South Africa's successful transition to democracy and lauded constitution, political freedom for the majority of South Africans remains elusive. The poor and unemployed majority are poorly represented and lack power and thus freedom. Under these conditions, the freedom of the privileged minority is also seriously impaired due to the costs of maintaining their relative security and well-being.
Lawrence Hamilton is an internationally-known political theorist, who has spent ten years teaching in South African universities. In this unique book he brings ideas - political and philosophical - to the fore to understand a contemporary political conundrum. He outlines the persistent, unresolved problems characterizing contemporary South Africa: poverty and quality of life statistics that are appalling for a middle-income country, levels of inequality that make South Africa one of the most unequal places in the world, skewed economic and political representation that reproduces elites rather than generating opportunities for all and an electoral system that implements the idea of proportional representation so literally that it undermines meaningful representation.
Are South Africans Free? aims not only to explain the current state of South Africa but to provide positive new directions and suggestions for institutional change. Hamilton argues that freedom as power in South Africa does not depend on good will, charity or duty, and it goes beyond the complete realization of the political and civil liberties currently safeguarded in its constitution.
Such change will depend on courageous leadership, active citizenship, new forms of representation and a macroeconomic policy that offers radical redistribution of actual and potential wealth.
A must-have collection of fun new songs and chants for practising vocabulary and phrases when learning French. A must-have collection of fun new songs and chants for practising vocabulary and phrases when learning French. These catchy songs and chants help pupils memorise the words, and the upbeat backing tracks will appeal to 8-13 year-olds. Also includes teaching ideas for activities and games to go with each song and chant.
Singing Times Tables Book 2 by Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick uses rhythmic raps, songs and chants to transform learning the times tables - whether it's rote learning, applying calculations or testing them. For times tables with a special x factor, these contemporary, cool songs are the place for kids to start. Higher standards in maths are getting an extra push from the Department for Education with the times tables test due to become mandatory in 2020 for all year 4 pupils. In Singing Times Tables Book 2, children develop a secure knowledge of all the times tables up to x12. By rapping or singing to lively performance and backing tracks they rote learn the tables, then they apply the calculations in real life situation songs and chants. The last section offers question and answer tests - a handy assessment tool for teachers.
Three Singing Pigs has a bright new cover! This baker's dozen of traditional tales retold by the wonderful Kaye Umansky is a much-loved resource of musical fun through stories. Interweaving the stories are songs with familiar melodies and specially rewritten words which carry the action along. Instantly performable pieces of classroom magic. The music activities which accompany each story will be familiar in concept to everyone who uses Music Express.
"Multiculturalism has run its course, and it is time to move on." So begins Jonathan Sacks' new book on the future of British society and the dangers facing liberal democracy.
Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism, intended to reduce social frictions, is today reinforcing them, Sacks argues for a new approach to national identity. We cannot stay with current policies that are producing a society of conflicting ghettoes and non-intersecting lives, turning religious bodies into pressure groups rather than society-building forces. Britain, he argues, will have to construct a national narrative as a basis for identity, reinvigorate the concept of the common good, and identify shared interests among currently conflicting groups. It must restore a culture of civility, protect "neutral spaces" from politicization, and find ways of moving beyond an adversarial culture in which the loudest voice wins. He argues for a responsibility- rather than rights-based model of citizenship that connects the ideas of giving and belonging.Offering a new paradigm to replace previous models of assimilation on the one hand, multiculturalism on the other, he argues that we should see society as "the home we build together," bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good. Sacks warns of the hazards free and open societies face in the twenty-first century, and offers an unusual religious defence of liberal democracy and the nation state.
Now in its 4th edition, this is a well-established, user-friendly and invaluable guide to observation techniques for everyone working with children and young people, with new material on observation of an extended age range, from 0--16 years.
It is essential reading for all CACHE, Edexcel, Open University and City & Guilds validated courses for a vast range of childcare practitioners who work in a variety of settings, including schools, nurseries, hospitals and homes. Contents will also appeal to teaching assistants, trainee and practising teachers, and those studying for foundation and undergraduate degrees in Childhood Studies.
The product of a lifetimes reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall's unforgettable memoir of his days in the RAF and as one of the most celebrated of all British POWs. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors dubbed the cooler king (on account of his long spells in solitary), but also a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend and trusted colleague. Without false pride or bitterness, Tunstall recounts the high jinks of training to be a pilot, terrifying bombing raids in his Hampden and of elaborate escape attempts at once hilarious and deadly serious all part of a poignant and human war story superbly told by a natural raconteur. The Last Escaper is a charming and hugely informative last testament written by the last man standing from the Colditz generation who risked their lives in the Second World War. It will take its place as one of the classic first-hand accounts of that momentous conflict.
'A first class book' Sunday Times We're all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others. Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of society with bizarre ideas about shape-shifting reptilian aliens running society in secret. They walk among us. They are us. Everyone loves a good conspiracy. Yet conspiracy theories are not a recent invention. And they are not always a harmless curiosity. In Suspicious Minds, Rob Brotherton explores the history and consequences of conspiracism, and delves into the research that offers insights into why so many of us are drawn to implausible, unproven and unproveable conspiracy theories. They resonate with some of our brain's built-in quirks and foibles, and tap into some of our deepest desires, fears, and assumptions about the world. The fascinating and often surprising psychology of conspiracy theories tells us a lot - not just why we are drawn to theories about sinister schemes, but about how our minds are wired and, indeed, why we believe anything at all. Conspiracy theories are not some psychological aberration - they're a predictable product of how brains work. This book will tell you why, and what it means. Of course, just because your brain's biased doesn't always mean you're wrong. Sometimes conspiracies are real. Sometimes, paranoia is prudent.
'Enlightening ... Funny, smart, original and provocative ... It is hard to imagine the stalwarts of Mock the Week recognising the Druze militia leader Walid Jumblatt in a London cinema' New Statesman What I brought to comedy was an authentic working-class voice plus a threat of genuine violence - nobody in Monty Python looked like a hard case who'd kick your head in In 1971, comedians on the working men's club circuit imagined that they would be free to continue telling their tired, racist, misogynistic gags forever. But their nemesis, a nineteen-year-old Marxist art student, was slowly coming to meet them... Thatcher Stole My Trousers chronicles a time when comedy and politics united in electrifying ways. Recounting the founding of the Comedy Store, the Comic Strip and the Young Ones, and Alexei's friendships with the comedians who - like him - would soon become household names, this is a unique and beguiling blend of social history and memoir. Fascinating, funny, angry and entertaining, it is a story of class and comedy, politics and love, fast cars and why it's difficult to foul a dwarf in a game of football.
This new series provides all the practice a child needs to build confidence in multiplication and division. More than 400 questions offer great revision of essential multiplication tables facts and guide every child through the processes of short and long multiplication and short and long division.
Teaching Primary Science is complete with links to online resources and full of easy-to-follow primary lesson plans that cover all areas of the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. Each chapter contains a helpful summary of all the background information you need to know, specific links to the objectives for assessment, interesting facts to engage pupils, key vocabulary and technical tips to help with specific scientific techniques. Containing progression pointers, further ideas and cross-curricular activities, this refreshing book will engage pupils, bring science to life and fully support teaching and learning in the classroom and across the whole school. Perfect for primary practitioners and subject co-ordinators, this is a must-have resource!
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