Description - The Blackwell Handbook of Education by Michael Farrell
A new and innovatory volume, the Blackwell Handbook of Education is both authoritative and accessible. It will be an invaluable companion and reference source for professionals and parents, student teachers, headteachers, governors, in schools and colleges, lay inspectors, and local politicians and others. It covers a wide variety of topics in A to Z format: education (concepts and issues, disciplines, types and phases); schools and others institutions and their organization; roles (duties and responsibilities) and people; regulations and conditions, individual differences among learners; curriculum and assessment; pedagogy; and resources. In addition, there are separate guides to acronyms, organizations and legislation. While the Handbook can be used as a quick and easy reference, its classified index enables the reader to read more systematically in the area of choice, perhaps "pedagogy" for example. The book has been extensively trialed on its potential readers to ensure that in its scope, depth, content and style it meets a real need as a contemporary guide to the field of education.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 154mm x 19mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Michael Farrell
Michael Farrell trained as both a teacher and as a psychologist. He held senior management posts in special education and has taught at both London and City Universities. He is now a consultant to the Department of Education. Trevor Kerry has been a teacher, adviser and lecturer for many years and has experience of all phases of education. He is currently staff tutor with the Open University and a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Carolle Kerry has held a variety of posts involved with local education and child care. More recently, in a Public Relations post with Norfolk County Council she was responsible for the county's "Information for Parents" and for a number of school-based projects.