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1st Edition

Key Issues for Secondary Schools

ISBN 9780415232555
Published March 19, 2001 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Accreditation of pupil achievement; Chapter 2 Assessment and its uses; Chapter 3 Attendance; Chapter 4 Benchmarking; Chapter 5 Careers education and guidance and work preparation; Chapter 6 Child protection; Chapter 7 Curriculum developments; Chapter 8 Discipline; Chapter 9 Failing schools; Chapter 10 Information and communications technology; Chapter 11 Leadership and management; Chapter 12 Media relationships; Chapter 13 Moral values, school ethos and pupil attitudes; Chapter 14 National and local responsibilities; Chapter 15 Part nerships; Chapter 16 Personal, social and health education; Chapter 17 Professional development; Chapter 18 Pupil differences; Chapter 19 Quality approaches and project management; Chapter 20 Resources and their best use; Chapter 21 School improvement plans; Chapter 22 Special educational needs; Chapter 23 Standards and effectiveness; Chapter 24 Target setting; Chapter 25 Thinking skills and research skills; Chapter 26 Transition from primary to secondary school; Chapter 27 Value added; Chapter 28 Very able pupils;

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Michael Farrell trained as a teacher and research psychologist and has worked as a headteacher and a lecturer at the University of London, Institute of Education. He has directed national education projects and is the author of Key Issues for Primary Schools, also published by RoutledgeFalmer.


'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