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Handsworth Revolution: The Odyssey of a School (Paperback)

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Handsworth Revolution has been widely acclaimed as an important book. It charts the progress of an inner-city primary school over twenty three years, describing and analysing its evolution in the context of a local community at a time of rapid change. It is addictively readable, with a strong narrative drive which takes us on a personal, historical and philosophical journey that is enlivened by a vivid sense of the texture of real school life. It is much more than entertaining. It pauses from time to time to engage in profound and penetrating analysis of issues such as school leadership, the role of teaching and learning, the shifting political influences on education, the problems of social disadvantage, the experience of ethnic minority communities. It also celebrates the powerful impact of teachers and schools on children's lives, and has been enthusiastically received by young teachers and students in training, as well as by headteachers looking for reassurance and support on the question of the value of primary education. It is already being extensively used on teacher-education and leadership and management courses, both within and outside the world of education, sometimes as a set text. It will be of great interest in addition to sociologists, political analysts and local historians. This is a book not to miss. Its exceptionally positive reception from commentators in various fields suggests that it will come to be regarded as a classic of its kind, one of the few portraits of the actual life of teaching that has both become an important text for the academy and at the same time attracted a substantial general readership.

EducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationEducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of educationEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processes Publisher: Giles de la Mare Publishers Publication Date: 20/05/2002 ISBN-13: 9781900357210  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sir David Winkley was head of Grove School, Handsworth, from 1974 to 1997, and was founder of the National Primary Trust in 1987, of which he is currently President. He has been a member of the present Government's educational Standards Task Force, and has served as advisor to several other Department for Education Advisory Committees. He has been a fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and since 1999 an honorary professor at the University of Birmingham. Originally a graduate of the University of Cambridge, he has a University of Oxford doctorate in philosophy and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Birmingham and Central England. His books include Diplomats and Detectives: LEA Advisors at Work (1985) and Business Planning for Schools (co-author with R. Puffitt and B. Stoten, 1992), and he has written over 60 articles on various learned subjects.

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