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Educational Reform

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  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year'Hugely, highly and happily recommended'Stephen Fry'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race'Tim Harf... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Breakthrough

    This remarkable book defines a new framework for instructional reform using three core components—personalization, precision, and professional learning—to develop precise, data-driven classroom instruction personalized to every student. ... Read more

    $33.65 AUD

  • Teacher

    One woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching

    by Gabbie Stroud ...
    'Gabbie's story needs to be shouted from the rooftops. She very eloquently shows us why and how education needs to change... Teacher made me laugh and cry. I loved it!' - Kathy Margolis, former teacher and activist.Watching children learn is a beautiful and extraordinary experience. Their bodies transform, reflecting inner changes. Teeth fall out. Knees scab. Freckles multiply. Throughout the year ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 67 Moral Panic 101

    Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal

    by Benjamin Law ...
    series Quarterly Essay #67
    Are Australian schools safe? And if they’re not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped teachers and a confected scandal?In 2016, the Safe Schools program became the focus of an ideological firestorm. In Moral Panic 101, Benjamin Law explores how and why this happened. He weaves a subtle, gripping account of schools today, sexuality, teenagers, new ideas of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Visible Learning

    A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

    by John Hattie ...
    This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in ... Read more

    $99.32 AUD

  • Putting FACES on the Data

    What Great Leaders Do!

    The authors show how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. ... Read more

    $47.18 AUD

  • Beautiful Failures

    by Lucy Clark ...
    I want to tell you a story about my daughter, my beautiful failure. Every day of her high school life was a struggle. She woke up in the morning and the thought of going to school was like an enormous mountain to climb.'Nothing will ever be as easy as your school years,' well-meaning adults told her, but I knew for my daughter, and for many kids who have struggled as square pegs trying to make ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Smartest Kids in the World

    And How They Got That Way

    by Amanda Ripley ...
    How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Spelling It Out

    How Words Work and How to Teach Them

    by Misty Adoniou ...
    Spelling can be a source of anxiety for school children and working professionals alike. Yet the spelling of words in English is not as random or chaotic as it is often perceived to be; rather, it is a system based on both meaning and a fascinating linguistic history. Misty Adoniou's public articles on the processes of teaching and learning spelling have garnered an overwhelming response from ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • Class Act

    Ending the Education Wars

    by Maxine McKew ...
    Maxine McKew makes the case for a considered examination of the transformation that's now underway in some of Australia's most challenged schools. Through a series of conversations and case studies Class Act documents the precise strategies that are helping to change the culture of individual schools and to lift academic performance.Class Act invites reflection on one of our most pressing national ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Solved!

    How Other Countries Have Cracked the World's Biggest Problems and We Can Too

    by Andrew Wear ...
    Sometimes the solutions are closer than we think.Denmark will reach 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030. Iceland has topped gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. Singaporean students beat almost all others in maths and reading. South Koreans will soon live longer than anyone else on Earth. The US city of Boston, global epicentre of biotech, has the most innovative square mile ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Man Who Came Uptown

    One of The Times ‘Best Crime Novels of the Decade'

    From writer and producer on HBO's THE WIRE and THE DEUCE comes one of the most critically-acclaimed crime novels of the year:'He is, quite simply, among America's finest crime writers. This latest story does not disappoint ... lyrical, beautifully observed and constantly surprising, it is a delight' Daily Mail'In his first novel for five years, Pelecanos demonstrates why he deserves to be ... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Making Sense of Mass Education

    by Gordon Tait ...
    Making Sense of Mass Education provides a comprehensive analysis of the field of mass education. The book presents new assessment of traditional issues associated with education – class, race, gender, discrimination and equity – to dispel myths and assumptions about the classroom. It examines the complex relationship between the media, popular culture and schooling, and places the expectations ... Read more

    $51.47 AUD

  • Creative Schools

    Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

    Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education. His talk, 'How Schools Kill Creativity', is the most viewed in the history of TED and has been seen by millions of people all over the world. In Creative Schools he sets out his practical vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish and succeed in the 21st century.In this inspiring, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Science for Children

    by Marilyn Fleer ...
    Science for Children introduces readers to the pedagogy of primary and early childhood science education. The book pays special attention to the three strands of science, in accordance with the Australian Curriculum. It also uses the practice principles and learning outcomes of the national Early Years Learning Framework to present content for babies through to the transition into the Foundation ... Read more

    $68.30 AUD

  • Literacies

    With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the ... Read more

    $72.04 AUD

  • Escape From Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children

    by John Holt ...
    This is a reprint of John Holt's controversial book about the rights of children and how adults and children can live and learn together more enjoyably and transparently by rethinking their relationships. Under the guise of care and protection, children are kept in the walled garden of childhood, outside the world of human experience, for longer periods than ever before in human history. But for ... Read more

    $3.80 AUD

  • Literacies

    With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the ... Read more

    $53.34 AUD

  • Teaching and Digital Technologies

    Big Issues and Critical Questions

    Teaching and Digital Technologies: Big Issues and Critical Questions helps both pre-service and in-service teachers to critically question and evaluate the reasons for using digital technology in the classroom. Unlike other resources that show how to use specific technologies – and quickly become outdated, this text empowers the reader to understand why they should (or should not) use digital ... Read more

    $64.56 AUD

  • The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

    by Salman Khan ...
    A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Cleverlands

    The secrets behind the success of the world’s education superpowers

    As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy Crehan was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on lessons from ‘top-performing’ education systems. She resolved to find out what was really going on in the classrooms of countries whose teenagers ranked top in the world in reading, maths and science.Cleverlands documents Crehan’s journey around the world, weaving together ... Read more

    $7.58 AUD

  • Radical Hope

    Education and Equality in Australia

    by Noel Pearson ...
    In Radical Hope, one of Australia’s most original and provocative thinkers turns his attention to the question of education. Noel Pearson begins with two fundamental questions: How to ensure the survival of a people, their culture and way of life? And can education transform the lives of the disadvantaged many, or will it at best raise up a fortunate few?Pearson argues powerfully that underclass ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Whackademia: An insider's account of the troubled university

    by Richard Hil ...
    Australian universities are not happy places. Despite the shiny rhetoric of excellence, quality, innovation and creativity, universities face a barrage of criticism over claims of declining standards, decreased funding, compromised assessment, increased vocationalism, overburdened academics and never-ending reviews and restructures. In a scathing insider exposé, Dr. Richard Hil lifts the lid on a ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Beautiful Tree

    A personal journey into how the world's poorest people are educating themselves

    by James Tooley ...
    Upon its release several years ago, The Beautiful Tree was instantly embraced and praised by individuals and organizations across the globe. James Tooley's extraordinary ability to braid together personal experience, community action, individual courage, and family devotion, brought readers to the very heart of education. This book follows Tooley in his travels from the largest shanty town in ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD