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Larry the Chief Mouser - And Other Official Cats (Paperback, UK ed.): Christopher Day Larry the Chief Mouser - And Other Official Cats (Paperback, UK ed.)
Christopher Day
R137 R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Save R35 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The current feline tenant of 10 Downing Street, Larry, has captured the nation's hearts with his public appearances and witty Twitter feed. Larry the Chief Mouser comes from a long line of cats in UK government. For over 200 years this government has used cats to rid their buildings of mice. For a long time the animals remained unofficial, but then in the 1930s government departments started to apply to the treasury for a feline upkeep allowance. The cats thus became `official' members of government and, as it turned out, well loved. There are many funny stories linked to these cats: Home Office cat `Peter the Great' became a celebrity in 1958 when the public issued concerns that he wasn't being paid enough; Peter's successor, unusually a female Manx cat, was considered to have a `diplomatic background' and thus gained a pay rise! More recent cats include Chief Mouser Larry, who appeared at David Cameron's resignation speech, and the Foreign Office cat Palmerston, who has a substantial Twitter following. Including letters and memos held by The National Archives, plus photographs of the cats themselves, this book takes a fresh approach to what goes on at Whitehall.

Effective Leadership for School Improvement (Paperback): Alma Harris, Christopher Day, David Hopkins, Linda Ellison, Andy... Effective Leadership for School Improvement (Paperback)
Alma Harris, Christopher Day, David Hopkins, Linda Ellison, Andy Hargreaves, …
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


In a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools.
The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools.
The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives.
This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.

The New Lives of Teachers (Hardcover, New): Christopher Day, Qing Gu The New Lives of Teachers (Hardcover, New)
Christopher Day, Qing Gu
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The New Lives of Teachers examines the varied, often demanding commitments on teachers' lives today as they attempt to pursue careers in primary and secondary education. Building upon Huberman's classic study, it probes not only teachers' everyday lives, but also the ways in which they negotiate the pitfalls of professional development and the different life and work 'scenarios' that challenge their sense of identity, well-being and effectiveness.

The authors provide a new evidence-based framework to investigate and understand teachers' lives. Using a range of contemporary examples of teaching, they demonstrate that it is the relative success with which teachers manage various personal, work and external policy challenges that is a key factor in the satisfaction, commitment, well-being and effectiveness of teachers in different contexts and at different times in their work and lives. The positive and negative influences upon career and professional development and the influences of school leadership, culture, colleagues and conditions are also shown to be profound and relate directly to teacher retention and the work-life balance agenda. The implications of these insights for teaching quality and teacher retention are discussed.

This book will be of special interest to teachers, teachers' associations, policy makers, school leaders, and teacher educators, and should also be of interest to students on postgraduate courses.

The Fates of African Rebels - Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War (Paperback): Christopher Day The Fates of African Rebels - Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War (Paperback)
Christopher Day
R718 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R100 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What determines the outcome for rebels in contemporary African civil wars? How are "victory" and "defeat "measured? Is there any connection between a rebel group's organization and its fate? What implications do the answers to these questions have for policymakers concerned with ongoing armed conflicts? Addressing these issues and more the author explores the relationship between rebel groups and regime politics in Africa.

Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science - Theory and Applications (Hardcover): Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Alexandros... Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science - Theory and Applications (Hardcover)
Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Alexandros Paraskevas, Christopher Day
R5,313 Discovery Miles 53 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive Handbook is aimed at both academic researchers and practitioners in the field of complexity science. The book's 26 chapters, specially written by leading experts, provide in-depth coverage of research methods based on the sciences of complexity. The research methods presented are illustratively applied to practical cases and are readily accessible to researchers and decision makers alike. The Handbook's wide range of research methods are clearly illustrated with case studies that demonstrate their practical application. They range from the regeneration of communities to musical performance; from complex governance networks to psychotherapy; from gender dynamics to agent-based modelling; and the appropriate response to pandemics. Some unusual research methods - based on art, psychology and multi-level networks - are also included. Furthermore, the book incorporates discussions on the philosophical aspect of research methods and explores important theoretical concepts, such as exaptation, emergence, self-organisation and co-evolution. This is an ideal resource for academics and researchers in the field seeking and exploring new research methods. For decision makers and researchers trying to address complex challenges it will be an essential source of inspiration that will arm them with effective state-of-the-art research methods for the future.

A Passion for Teaching (Paperback, New Ed): Christopher Day A Passion for Teaching (Paperback, New Ed)
Christopher Day
R776 Discovery Miles 7 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a celebration and an acknowledgement of the various forms of intellectual, physical, emotional and passionate endeavours in which teachers at their best engage. Christopher Day demonstrates that teachers with a passion for teaching are those who are committed, enthusiastic and intellectually and emotionally energetic in their work with children, young people and adults alike. Having this passion for helping pupils to learn has recently been identified as one of the four leadership characteristics mentioned in the HayMcBer Report on effective teachers. Day recognises that passionate teachers are aware of the challenge of the broader social contexts in which they teach, have a clear sense of identity and believe they can make a difference to the learning and achievement of all their pupils. Offering a refreshing and positive view, A Passion for Teaching is a contribution to understanding and improving the teaching profession and brings new insights to the work and lives of teachers. It is written for all teachers, teacher educators and student teachers who have a passion for education, who love learners, the learning life and the teaching life.

The Fates of African Rebels - Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War (Hardcover): Christopher Day The Fates of African Rebels - Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War (Hardcover)
Christopher Day
R2,092 R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Save R315 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What determines the outcome for rebels in contemporary African civil wars? How are "victory" and "defeat "measured? Is there any connection between a rebel group's organization and its fate? What implications do the answers to these questions have for policymakers concerned with ongoing armed conflicts? Addressing these issues and more the author explores the relationship between rebel groups and regime politics in Africa.

There Has to be a Better Way - Lessons from Former Urban Teachers (Paperback): Lynnette Mawhinney, Carol R. Rinke There Has to be a Better Way - Lessons from Former Urban Teachers (Paperback)
Lynnette Mawhinney, Carol R. Rinke; Foreword by Christopher Day
R544 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R74 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Teacher attrition has long been a significant challenge within the field of education. It is a commonly-cited statistic that almost fifty percent of beginning teachers leave the field within their first five years, to the detriment of schools, students, and their own career development. There Has to be a Better Way offers an essential voice in understanding the dynamics of teacher attrition from the perspective of the teachers themselves. Drawing upon in-depth qualitative research with former teachers from urban schools in multiple regions of the United States, Lynnette Mawhinney and Carol R. Rinke identify several themes that uncover the rarely-spoken reasons why teachers so often willingly leave the classroom. The authors go further to provide concrete recommendations for how school administrators can better support their practicing teachers, as well as how teacher educators might enhance preparation for the next generation of educators. Complete with suggested readings and discussion questions, this book serves as an indispensable resource in understanding and building an effective and productive educational workforce for our nation's students.

Successful School Leadership: Linking with Learning and Achievement (Paperback, Ed): Christopher Day, Pam Sammons, Ken... Successful School Leadership: Linking with Learning and Achievement (Paperback, Ed)
Christopher Day, Pam Sammons, Ken Leithwood, David Hopkins, Qing Gu, …
R616 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R40 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is based on the largest and most extensive empirical study of contemporary leadership in primary and secondary schools in England. The results demonstrate that heads of successful schools improve the quality of student learning and achievement through who they are - their values, virtues, dispositions and competencies - as well as their timely use of change and improvement strategies.

"Successful School Leadership" provides a comprehensive analysis of the values and qualities of head teachers. It assesses the strategies they use and how they adapt these to their particular school context in order to ensure positive increases in the learning, well being and achievement of their students. The authors: Identify a basic set of leadership practices resulting from their findings Analyse and describe the leadership values, qualities and behaviours related to different phases in schools' improvement journeys Provide illustrative case studies of primary and secondary schools that highlight context sensitive strategies Provide a contemporary overview of international research and thinking about successful school leadership Recognize similar and distinguishing features between schools in different socio-economic groups This book is valuable reading for...school leaders and senior teachers, educational policy makers and advisors, as well as anyone involved or interested in education and its leadership.

Living Architecture, Living Cities - Soul-Nourishing Sustainability (Paperback): Christopher Day, Julie Gwilliam Living Architecture, Living Cities - Soul-Nourishing Sustainability (Paperback)
Christopher Day, Julie Gwilliam
R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It's widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities - the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban design. In Living Architecture, Living Cities Christopher Day moves beyond the current emphasis on technological change. He argues that eco-technology allows us to continue broadly as before and only defers the impending disaster. In reality, most negative environmental impacts are due to how we live and the things we buy. Such personal choices often result from dissatisfaction with our surroundings. As perceived environment has a direct effect on attitudes and motivations, improving this can achieve more sustainable lifestyles more effectively than drastic building-change - with its notorious performance-gap limitations. As it's in places that our inner feelings and material reality interact, perceived environment is place-based. Ultimately, however, as the root cause of unsustainability is attitude, real change requires moving from the current focus on buildings and technology to an emphasis on the non-material. Featuring over 400 high quality illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who believes in the value and power of good design. Christopher Day's philosophy will continue to inspire students with an interest in sustainable architecture, urban planning, and related fields.

International Handbook Of Continuing Professional Development Of Teachers (Paperback, Ed): Christopher Day, Judyth Sachs International Handbook Of Continuing Professional Development Of Teachers (Paperback, Ed)
Christopher Day, Judyth Sachs
R711 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R50 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Christopher Day and Judyth Sachs have done a remarkable job of pulling together an outstanding collection of essays on professional development that reflect its stunning diversity in different regions around the world. They have done for readers what no one else has accomplished in nearly a quarter century: Combine in a single volume a clear and concise description of professional development's past, present, and projected future internationally." Thomas R. Guskey, University of Kentucky. "an engaging text through out and can be dipped in to or read from beginning to end... The editors and authors of this book have done a great service to teachers and professional development educators worldwide" Journal of Inservice EducationThis Handbook brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) over the last twenty years.It provides a unique collection of regional writing from key professionals in different regions of the world, featuring: A review of current CPD literature Discussion of the politics, policies and purposes of CPD Case studies from Europe, USA, Australia, Asia, Africa and South America A synthesis of research and future research possibilities The book comprises a fascinating mix of conceptual framing, accounts of purposes and practices, case studies and analyses of best practice from a range of highly regarded writers in the field. It is an indispensable source book for policy makers and teachers at all levels of the education systems.Contributors: Beatrice Avalos, Ray Bolam, Pam Christie, Marion Dadds, Christopher Day, John Elliott, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Shirley Grundy, Ken Harley, Alma Harris, Geert Kelchtermans, Geoff Lindsay, Judith Warren Little, Agnes McMahon, Daniel Muijs, Alan Penny, Judith Robison, Judyth Sachs, Ciaran Sugrue, David Tripp

Places of the Soul - Architecture and environmental design as a healing art (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Christopher Day Places of the Soul - Architecture and environmental design as a healing art (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Christopher Day
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For Christopher Day, architecture isn't just about the appearance of buildings but how they're experienced as places to be in. Occupants' experience can differ radically from designers' intentions as their concerns and thinking differ. Additionally, multi-sensory ambience, spatial sequential experience and embodied spirit resonate in the human soul. Sustainable design means much more than energy-efficiency: if sustainable buildings don't also nourish the soul, occupant-building interaction will lack care and eco-technologies won't be used efficiently. This major revision of his classic text builds on more than forty years of experience ecological design across a range of climates, cultures and budgets, and 25 years hands-on building. Treating buildings as environments intrinsic to their surroundings, the book explores consensus design, economic and social sustainability, and how a listening approach can grow architectural ideas organically from the interacting, sometimes conflicting, requirements of place, people and situation. This third edition, comprehensively revised to incorporate new knowledge and address new issues, continues Day's departure from orthodox contemporary architecture, offering eye-opening insights and practical design applications. These principles and guidelines will be of interest and value to architects, builders, planners, developers and homeowners alike. Reviews of the first edition ... one of the seminal architecture books of recent times Professor Tom Wooley, Architects Journal The 'bible' of many architects and those interested in architecture. Centre for Alternative Technology ... an inspiration to all those who care about the influence of the environment on Man's health and well-being. Barrie May, The Scientific and Medical Network At last an architect has written a sensitive and caring book on the effects of buildings on all our lives. Here's Health This gentle book offers a route out of the nightmare of so much callous modern construction. I was inspired. Colin Amery, The Financial Times

Places of the Soul - Architecture and environmental design as a healing art (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Christopher Day Places of the Soul - Architecture and environmental design as a healing art (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Christopher Day
R3,920 Discovery Miles 39 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For Christopher Day, architecture isn't just about the appearance of buildings but how they're experienced as places to be in. Occupants' experience can differ radically from designers' intentions as their concerns and thinking differ. Additionally, multi-sensory ambience, spatial sequential experience and embodied spirit resonate in the human soul. Sustainable design means much more than energy-efficiency: if sustainable buildings don't also nourish the soul, occupant-building interaction will lack care and eco-technologies won't be used efficiently. This major revision of his classic text builds on more than forty years of experience ecological design across a range of climates, cultures and budgets, and 25 years hands-on building. Treating buildings as environments intrinsic to their surroundings, the book explores consensus design, economic and social sustainability, and how a listening approach can grow architectural ideas organically from the interacting, sometimes conflicting, requirements of place, people and situation. This third edition, comprehensively revised to incorporate new knowledge and address new issues, continues Day's departure from orthodox contemporary architecture, offering eye-opening insights and practical design applications. These principles and guidelines will be of interest and value to architects, builders, planners, developers and homeowners alike. Reviews of the first edition ... one of the seminal architecture books of recent times Professor Tom Wooley, Architects Journal The 'bible' of many architects and those interested in architecture. Centre for Alternative Technology ... an inspiration to all those who care about the influence of the environment on Man's health and well-being. Barrie May, The Scientific and Medical Network At last an architect has written a sensitive and caring book on the effects of buildings on all our lives. Here's Health This gentle book offers a route out of the nightmare of so much callous modern construction. I was inspired. Colin Amery, The Financial Times

New Understandings of Teacher's Work - Emotions and Educational Change (Hardcover, 2011 ed.): Christopher Day, John... New Understandings of Teacher's Work - Emotions and Educational Change (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Christopher Day, John Chi-kin Lee
R2,913 R2,370 Discovery Miles 23 700 Save R543 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Within educational research that seeks to understand the quality and effectiveness of teachers and school, the role emotions play in educational change and school improvement has become a subject of increasing importance. In this book, scholars from around the world explore the connections between teaching, teacher education, teacher emotions, educational change and school leadership. (For this text, "teacher" encompasses pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and headteachers, or principals).

"New Understandings of Teacher's Work: Emotions and Educational Change" is divided into four themes: educational change; teachers and teaching; teacher education; and emotions in leadership. The chapters address the key basic and substantive issues relative to the central emotional themes of the following: teachers' lives and careers in teaching; the role emotions play in teachers' work; lives and leadership roles in the context of educational reform; the working conditions; the context-specific dynamics of reform work; school/teacher cultures; individual biographies that affect teachers' emotional well-being; and the implications for the management and leadership of educational change, and for development, of teacher education."

Teachers Matter: Connecting Work, Lives and Effectiveness (Paperback, Ed): Christopher Day, Gordon Stobart, Pam Sammons, Alison... Teachers Matter: Connecting Work, Lives and Effectiveness (Paperback, Ed)
Christopher Day, Gordon Stobart, Pam Sammons, Alison Kington, Qing Gu
R643 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R42 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Teachers Matter offers the most definitive portrait of teachers' lives and work to date. At a time when teaching standards are high on the political and social agenda, the quality and commitment of teaching staff is seen as paramount and they are viewed as pivotal to the economic and social well being of society. But: What are the influences that help or hinder teachers' commitment?Is there an association between commitment and pupil attainment?Why are teachers' identities important?What are teachers' needs and concerns in different professional life phases?Does school context count? Based on a DfES funded study of 300 teachers in 100 primary and secondary schools in England, the authors identify different patterns of influence and effect between groups of teachers, which provide powerful evidence of the complexities of teachers' work, lives, identity and commitment, in relation to their sense of agency, well-being, resilience and pupil attitudes and attainment. This, in turn, provides a clear message for teachers, teachers' associations, school leaders and policy makers, in understanding and supporting the need to build and sustain school and classroom effectiveness. The book addresses issues such as the importance of career development, the relationships between school leadership, culture and teachers' lives, maintaining a work-life balance, identity and well-being and the connection between commitment, resilience and effectiveness in the classroom. Original and highly relevant, Teachers Matter is invaluable reading for teachers, head teachers, researchers and teacher educators.

Remedios Naturales - Guia Ecuestre Ilustrada (English, Spanish, Paperback): Christopher Day Remedios Naturales - Guia Ecuestre Ilustrada (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Christopher Day
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Teachers' Worlds and Work - Understanding Complexity, Building Quality (Paperback): Christopher Day Teachers' Worlds and Work - Understanding Complexity, Building Quality (Paperback)
Christopher Day
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Understanding what influences the quality of teachers' work across a career is key to building and sustaining their on-going commitment and effectiveness. Teachers' Worlds and Work provides a new, research-informed consideration of key elements which independently and together influence teachers' work and lives: policy and workplace conditions, teacher professionalism, identity, emotions, commitment and resilience, types of professional learning and development, and the importance of the contribution to these made by high-quality leadership. In bringing these elements together, the book provides new, detailed and holistic understandings of their influence and suggests ways of building and sustaining teachers' abilities and willingness to teach to their best and well over their careers. This groundbreaking text will be essential reading for teacher educators, teachers, head teachers and academics.

Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change - An International Perspective (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Christopher Day,... Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change - An International Perspective (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Christopher Day, Kenneth Leithwood
R3,122 R2,453 Discovery Miles 24 530 Save R669 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The leadership of school principals is an enormously powerful influence on the quality of schools and the learning of pupils. While the work of principals has been examined intensively over the past 20 years, almost no effort has been made to understand the role from an international or cross-cultural perspective. This book contributes significantly to our understanding of successful school leaders by describing similarities and differences in the work of such leaders in countries ranging from England to Australia, the United States to Norway, Sweden to Hong Kong. Bringing together case study research, the book helps explain what all successful principals do and the ways in which context shapes some of their work.

Partnership in Education Management (Paperback): Cyril Poster, Christopher Day Partnership in Education Management (Paperback)
Cyril Poster, Christopher Day
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Originally published in 1988. The National Development Centre for School Management Training was established in Bristol University Department of Education in September 1983. Funded by the DES, the Centre worked both with the providers of management training -universities, polytechnics and colleges of higher education and with the `clients' -the local education authorities. This symposium, containing contributions that demonstrate the considerable strides made in management training in the Centre's first three years, highlights the importance of the partnerships that developed.

Environment and Children (Paperback): Christopher Day, Anita Midbjer Environment and Children (Paperback)
Christopher Day, Anita Midbjer
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How does the built environment affect children - their health, their behaviour, education and development? To support them, what do we need to consider and what do we need to do? Can our surroundings foster environmental and social awareness and responsibility?
Based on Christopher Day's experiences designing schools and early childhood centres in the United States and Britain, this groundbreaking book sets out to answer these questions and to offer solutions.
Children all too often find themselves living in alien surroundings designed with the needs of adults in mind, cut off not just from the natural environment but also childhood itself. Society's reaction - to cocoon children from the outside world or to resort to drugs to control behaviour - fails to address the fundamental causes of problems which lie in the environment not the children themselves.
One of the world's leading thinkers on the impact of buildings on people, Christopher Day's insights offer new light on one of the most important issues for today's society.
* Groundbreaking study of the impact of the built environment on children's health and behaviour
* What our surroundings teach our children
* Designing environments that nourish imagination and creativity

How School Principals Sustain Success over Time - International Perspectives (Hardcover, Edition.): Lejf Moos, Olof Johansson,... How School Principals Sustain Success over Time - International Perspectives (Hardcover, Edition.)
Lejf Moos, Olof Johansson, Christopher Day
R2,873 R2,250 Discovery Miles 22 500 Save R623 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work represents a publishing event in education research. Genuinely groundbreaking, it is the result of longitudinal research from five nations over five years. The authors set themselves an unprecedented task: to analyze how it is that successful school principals sustain positive outcomes over a significant period of time. To find out, they initiated the International Successful School Principal Project (ISSPP) assembling 30 multinational case histories and numerous comparative analyses. In doing so, they recorded fresh perspectives on the influence school principals can have on their schools, the quality of teaching in their classrooms, and student outcomes. Revisiting the subject schools in 2007, they found many principals still in place, having steered their organizations through various minefields of political, governance and educational reform.

As the most penetrating longitudinal investigation of the subject, this research has unearthed fascinating new insights into school leadership that add real substance to the sum of our knowledge. It incorporates data from educational systems in Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England and the USA. One key finding is that while all principals delegate a range of leadership tasks, successful ones distribute responsibility on a case-by-case basis founded on personal assessments of their staff as well as on organizational and policy contexts. The research also demonstrates that successful principals maintain close communication with their staff and the wider school environment, and that they are adaptive, maximizing the opportunities presented by new political contexts and expectations, yet without losing sight of their school s core moral and ethical principles. The volume s international thematic analysis has allowed comparative conclusions to be drawn on what the principals do to sustain and foster pedagogical and institutional success."

Quality and Change in Teacher Education - Western and Chinese Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st... Quality and Change in Teacher Education - Western and Chinese Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
John Chi-kin Lee, Christopher Day
R3,145 Discovery Miles 31 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How teachers may be better educated for a changing global world is a challenge that faces many systems of education worldwide. This book addresses key issues of quality and change in teacher education in the context of the new public management achievement agendas which are permeating teacher education structures, cultures and programmes and the work of teacher educators internationally. Graduate schools of education in the United States and the UK, for example, are making fundamental changes in the structures, courses, programs and faculties that prepare beginning teachers each year. Drawing upon examples from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere, its authors provide a unique critical overview of emerging themes and challenges of raising the quality of teaching and the quality of student learning outcomes. They suggest possible ways forward for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and policy-makers as they seek to raise the quality of teaching and student outcomes whilst sustaining their moral purposes and values of equity, inclusion and social justice. Taken together, the chapters contain informed, critical discussions of "normal education" and "teacher education" of "professional standards", "4+2/+1" post-degree training, "PGDE versus BEd", integration of subject specializations and professional education. Each one provides new visions of the teacher as a professional and to cultivate high quality teachers in the West and the Greater China region. For all those interested in issues of quality, change and forward movement in teacher education in contexts of policy led reform, this is a must read.

Dying - Or Learning to Live?: A Comedy of Disabled Misadventures (Paperback): Day Christopher Day, Christopher Day Dying - Or Learning to Live?: A Comedy of Disabled Misadventures (Paperback)
Day Christopher Day, Christopher Day
R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Can terminal illness ever be fun? At the peak of his career as an eco-architect, Christopher Day developed Motor Neurone (Lou Gehrig's) Disease. Initially, the future seemed bleak, but as the illness progressed, his attitude changed. The more things went wrong, the more hilarious life became. He began to appreciate the gifts illness has brought.

(my) Dying is Fun is for anyone, or anyone who knows anyone, who might one day die. Especially, it's for anyone who needs to laugh. This book transforms disability and dying into a testament for life.

"This is a unique work. Although suffering from one of the most severe of degenerative diseases, the fire of his creative spirit is very inspiring. His writing, laced with side-splitting humour, is as vivid as ever. So witty, acute in observation, and wise, that I still chortle while remembering scenes read from the first draft three years ago. It is also deeply poignant. A valuable book to share with others - a masterpiece."
Sarida Brown, Cadeceus

"When my father was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, the devastating effects this terminal illness has] arrived in our home. However, MND also seems to evoke the best in the human spirit in a positive way... This book is truly inspirational and fundamentally human in its words and spirit. As an observation on dying it is really a lesson in life and I can warmly recommend it."
Lembit opik, President, Motor Neurone Disease Association

"Christopher Day is able to maintain his positive outlook and a sense of humour in the depth of adversity. He] has transformed the curse of his terminal illness into a spiritual gift. This is truly an inspiring book."
Satish Kumar, Resurgence

"Essential reading for all health and social care providers."
Dr. Susan Closs, Ty Olwen Hospice, Morriston Hospital

(My) Dying is Fun - A Comedy of Disabled Misadventures (Paperback): Christopher Day (My) Dying is Fun - A Comedy of Disabled Misadventures (Paperback)
Christopher Day; Foreword by Susan P. Closs
R377 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R57 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Diagnosed with ALS/MND, my future seemed bleak, but increasingly disability brought unexpected side-splitting hilarity to life. This has transformed terminal illness and disability from a curse into a gift.

Homeopathy (Paperback): Christopher Day Homeopathy (Paperback)
Christopher Day
R137 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R25 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A guide to choosing and using tried-and-tested homeopathic remedies for horses and ponies, with treatment guidelines for a wide range of common ailments and first aid applications. The book presents the advantages of using homeopathic remedies while offering an alphabetical listing and description of common ailments, suggested remedies, and their properties, using the remedies - dosages, storage, how to administer, and most importantly, when to call the vet.

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