The link between a child’s background and their chance of success at school and in later life is known to be strong. But it is not the determining factor–schools can and do make a real difference to learning outcomes. This book describes a range of effective practical projects in schools and the principles underlying good practice.Chapters consider* issues of social class and socio-economic disadvantage* issues relating to ethnicity, gender and disability* special educational needs* the needs of young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds* a project on language, especially the concept of academic language* modifying teachers’ expectations and assumptions* transition arrangements between primary and secondary schools.The book is a follow-up to the best-selling Trentham handbooks by Robin Richardson: Here, There and Everywhere (2005) and Holding Together (2009). It has the same engaging layout, with much use of case-studies, stories and pithy quotations. Most, though not all, of the practical examples are drawn from one local authority, Derbyshire, but are of wide relevance and interest, both nationally and internationally.
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About the Author
Robin Richardson was the drafting editor of Islamophobia - a challenge for us all, published by the Runnymede Trust in 1997. He has since authored or edited further publications on Islamophobia and is frequently invited to give lectures or workshops on the subject, particularly but not only in the field of education.
Table of ContentsIntroduction and Summary1) My experience was life-changing - background and subject-matter of the bookPart 1: Setting the Scene2) 'I balanced all, brought all to mind' - the concept of due regard3) Excellence, intelligence, kind feeling - beliefs about people, schools and society4) What then shall we do? - practical options and possibilitiesPart 2: Literacy for the Twenty-First Century5) Proud of myself and very cheerful - the power of community radio6) Some amazing success stories - extending the defination of literacy7) Writing for life - gender, identity and growing up8) Words, words, words - highways and byways to curriculum language9) It's Not Just Any Old Discussion - talking to learn10) Engaging with difference - research, performance and key concepts