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What Every Parent Should Know About Education

How knowing the evidence can help your child succeed

AUTHOR : By Chris Atherton and Stuart Kime

ISBN : 9781913063139

Edition No : 1

Publication : 8 May 2020

Extent : 160 pgs

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  • How do you choose the right school to suit your child?
  • What do you really know about how children learn?
  • How helpful are different types of assessment and what do the results mean?
  • Is homework necessary and how you can you encourage your child at home?
  • Will ability groups and setting help your child achieve more?

 

The government and the media have a lot to say about education, but what is the evidence behind these debates? This book walks you through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. It covers topics including school choice, testing and assessment, homework and revision, primary- and secondary-specific topics, stress and mental health, and special needs. Most importantly it ensures you will be able to ask schools the right questions, interact positively with teachers and effectively support your child throughout their education.

Contents

  1. Understanding the education debate
  2. School choice
  3. The learning process
  4. Assessment and testing
  5. Putting it into action at home - revision, homework and effective independent study
  6. 2-10 year-olds: primary and early years education
  7. 11–18 year-olds: secondary education and colleges
  8. Behaviour, stress and mental health
  9. Special needs
  10. How to use the knowledge in this book

Author

Chris Atherton is an English teacher, Linguist, Head of Department and Research Lead at Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College in the North West of England. His geeky academic interests are cultural evolution, linguistics and cognitive science. In his spare time he enjoys open water swimming, cooking and building pizza ovens.

Professor Stuart Kime is the Director of Education at Evidence Based Education (EBE). He is a qualified teacher who spent 10 years teaching English and Drama in secondary schools, as well as the odd Classics lesson. His interest in research focuses on assessment, teachers’ professional learning, and evaluation. At EBE, he is responsible for the design and delivery of all online and blended learning programmes, including the online Assessment Lead Programme. Stuart is a visiting international professor in the Hector Research Institute for Education Sciences and Psychology at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, and an honorary professor in the School of Education at Durham University. He formerly held a Policy Fellow post in the UK Government’s Department for Education.

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