“Changing Schools: Perspectives on five years of education reform”, Edited by Robert PealJune 1, 2015
Changing Schools: Perspectives on five years of education reform has just been published. (Update 2/6/2015: It is now available for purchase in paperbook or for Kindle if you follow the link above.) This is a book on education policy which I contributed to. Here’s the info:
Changing Schools is a collection of essays by teachers, researchers and administrators who have been on the frontline of the dramatic changes taking place in state education over the last five years.
The authors assess the rapidly changing educational landscape and offer thoughts on where we go from here.
- Academies and chains: When competition meets collaboration, James O’Shaughnessy
- Free schools: Making success sustainable, Katharine Birbalsingh
- Qualifications: What constitutes real qualifications reform?, Dr Tina Isaacs
- Assessment: High stakes, low improvement, Daisy Christodoulou
- Social media: Did blogs break the Blob?, Andrew Old
- Policy: Ten challenges for any government from 2015, Jonathan Simons
- Teaching: Teacher professionalism, training, and autonomy, Tom Bennett
- Charter schools: Lessons from America’s experiment with autonomy and accountability, Doug Lemov and Joaquin Hernandez
My chapter is about the world of education blogging, whether it has influenced policy and, if so, whether that is a good thing. I’d tell you about the other chapters, but I haven’t even got my copy of the book yet.
Other books with (smaller) sections by me are also available:
- Progressively worse: The Burden of Bad Ideas in British Schools
- Don’t change the light bulbs: A compendium of expertise from the UK s most switched-on educators