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Engaging Schooling

Developing Exemplary Education for Students in Poverty, 1st Edition

By Wayne Sawyer, Geoff Munns, Katina Zammit, Catherine Attard, Eva Vass, Caroline Hatton

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182 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

In Engaging Schooling, the authors use case studies to engagingly demonstrate how schools can use pedagogical change to enable students from low SES backgrounds to benefit academically and socially from their schooling.

The book, which builds on Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty from the same research team, deals with key issues around the reshaping of schooling and teaching, focusing on structures for mentoring and research practice among teachers. It significantly advances international literature that highlights the role of pedagogy for engagement in the educational success of students from low SES backgrounds.

Moving beyond the individual classroom to focus on whole-school change, the book provides a clearer picture of processes which schools might undergo to engage students in low SES contexts, including teacher research, mentoring practices, instructional leadership and classroom discourses. The book will be of interest to all students, teachers and professional researchers in the field of teacher education.

Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction and Section 1

1. From Tuesday on …

2. Messengers and messages: Teacher-researchers and the Fair Go Program student engagement framework

3. The action research

Section 2

Introduction to Section 2

4. Opening up pedagogical and physical spaces for learning: Dan – Brooke – Joanna – Christina

5. Opening up pedagogical and physical spaces for learning: Kim – Monica – Wazhma – Emmie

6. Opening up pedagogical and physical spaces for learning: Sarah – Brad – Melinda

7. Case study - whole school project: Flatland Public School

8. Case study - whole school project: Grassland Public School

9. Case study - whole school project: Hillside High School

Conclusion to Section 2

Section 3

Introduction to Section 3

10. Building dialogic spaces through inclusive conversations

11. From ‘strategies’ to ‘big ideas’ and ‘dispositions’

12. ‘I look forward to going to school, yep, every single day’: what students say about their classrooms

13. Implications and what next?

Appendix 1: Classroom planning guide

Appendix 2: Observation and reflection guide

Appendix 3: Record of mentoring meetings

Appendix 4 : Grassland PS - Extract from Coach’s log for one month/one teacher

About the Authors

Wayne Sawyer is Professor of Education and Director of Research in the School of Education at Western Sydney University.

Geoff Munns is Adjunct Associate Professor at Western Sydney University.

Katina Zammit is Director of Academic Program (Primary) and Lecturer at Western Sydney University.

Catherine Attard is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Western Sydney University.

Eva Vass is a Lecturer in the School of Education at Western Sydney University.

Caroline Hatton is a Research Assistant and Project Officer at Western Sydney University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General