Michael Farrell presents an examination of the main issues affecting secondary schools and the implications for secondary education. The resource includes information on accreditation of pupils, careers education and guidance, discipline, leadership and management and transition from primary to secondary school.
By using the A-Z format, he tackles the issues in an easy to follow way. Each section ends with a series of points for action, selective suggestions for further reading and addresses of useful contacts.
Michael Farrell's book is intended for a wide range of people professionally concerned with education, from Headteachers and governors to BEd and PGCE students. It is a reference book that no secondary school should be without.
'Key Issues for Secondary Schools will give the readers a rapid, yet incisive grasp of those major topics that form the agenda of secondary education in the early years of the 21st century.' - Professor Trevor Kerry, Vice President of the College of Teachers
'A useful and reassuring manual for teachers in training, those seeking promotion, and certainly for governors.' - Times Educational Supplement