208 pages | 29 B/W Illus.
This practical resource shows what teachers can do to combat underachievement and disadvantage in schools and in early years to secondary education. Written by an experienced teacher, teacher educator and chartered psychologist, the book highlights effective teaching and learning methods that can be used to overcome barriers to learning, satisfy different learning needs and help students achieve their full potential.
Packed with up-to-date research, useful guidance and examples, the book explores what schools have done and what they can do without need for extra resourcing. It includes case studies that examine the types of underachievement patterns that are found across age ranges and, by detailing approaches in subject teaching, defines the nature of effective learning and shows what strategies can be used to meet these criteria. Moreover, the chapters provide:
Tackling Disadvantage and Underachievement in Schools is essential reading for teachers in early years education, primary and secondary schools, teachers in training and their educators, as well as leaders, policymakers, researchers and anyone interested in improving performance in schools.
Chapter One The General Nature and Identification of Underachievement
Chapter Two Disadvantage and Underachievement
Chapter Three How Schools Can Raise Achievement
Chapter Four Case Studies in Diagnosis and Intervention of UAch
Chapter Five Changing Early Years Teaching and Closing the Literacy Gap
Chapter Six Changing Higher Order Skills Teaching, Strategic Approaches
Chapter Seven Pedagogy: Practical Teaching Strategies Across the Curriculum and Age Ranges