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Author Luby, Antony, author.

Title Closing the attainment gap in schools : progress through evidence-based practices / Antony Luby
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021


Description 1 online resource (vii, 140 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- Foreword -- 1 Forging ahead in the East Midlands -- The Ad Astra Primary Partnership -- Talent -- Standards -- Curriculum -- Controversy and teacher quality -- Investment for tough love -- Like-mindedness -- Challenge -- Research -- Afterword -- Dialogue capturing the process of transformation -- Notes -- References -- 2 Caledonia rising: The Scottish Attainment Challenge -- Introduction -- Let Glasgow flourish -- Effective use of data -- Raising attainment and mitigating impact of poverty on learners
Trialling in the Vale -- Back to the numbers ... -- Transitions 1 project -- Establishing multi-agency hubs project -- The Renfrewshire Way -- Collaboration for collective impact -- Aspiration -- Humility -- Notes -- References -- 3 East Midlands and beyond -- Mansfield against poverty -- Amber Valley against poverty -- School-based research findings -- Appreciative inquiry -- Notes -- References -- 4 Pilgrims' progress through evidence-based practices -- Introduction -- Pilgrims' progress -- The conversation -- Notes -- References -- 5 Audaces fortuna juvat: Fortune favours the bold -- Winter 2016
Spring 2019 -- Notes -- References -- 6 Op weg naar Emmaus: On the way to Emmaus -- Context -- Values critique -- Notes -- References -- 7 Deep diving: Research schooling -- Introduction -- Complexity of evidence-based practices -- Academia -- Aristotle -- Notes -- References -- 8 A journey of praxis -- Oxford Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde Police Training Centre, 1976 -- Enterprise -- Triumvirate -- T L hooked -- The dawning cold light -- Foundational -- Borders Enterprise -- Praxis -- first major step -- Praxis -- second major step -- Scholarship
Transformation through activist teacher professionalism -- Thinking critically -- Acting ethically -- Seeking justice -- Notes -- References -- 9 Strategic conversations Backward and forward -- Serendipity -- Looking backward -- Looking forward -- Notes -- References -- 10 Conversation in union -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 11 Collaboration for collective impact -- Complexity and cultural responsiveness -- Affirmation from the States -- Starting points and toolkits -- Social production vs social reproduction -- England -- research schools -- Scotland -- Regional Improvement Collaboratives
Netherlands -- Leerkracht -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary Closing the Attainment Gap in Schools explores the experience and history of teachers who have a determined, no-nonsense approach to providing an excellent standard of education to all young people from differing backgrounds. Using professional conversations, voices are given to schools and teachers striving successfully to address this important issue through evidence-based practices. Linked with the Ad Astra Primary Partnership, what these teachers do with their schoolchildren will resonate with all schools in any location. From Superstar Assemblies to encourage their dreams and aspirations; to Munch n Mingle sessions to encourage healthy eating; to Marvellous Me software to encourage the use of open-ended questions and parent-child conversations at home; and through to the use of skilled specialists to develop their handwriting skills, this book: explores the rich complexity of teacher learning; contains numerous case studies and examples of success; reflects upon and considers evidence-based pedagogy, practical wisdom, teacher-research, self-improving school systems and social justice; proposes a rich array of approaches and suggests ways forward. Offering first-hand, invaluable and practical advice this wide-ranging book will encourage and enable any teacher to develop their own practical wisdom and a can do' approach whilst never shying away from the very real issues within education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Antony Luby has been a Chartered Teacher and senior lecturer for over 40 years. His research and scholarship has mostly been based on classroom teaching i.e. MPhil, MTh, MSc and PhD and his publications address a wide range of audiences from fellow teachers in the education press (e.g. Times Educational Supplement Scotland) fellow practitioners in professional journals (e.g. the College of Teachers' Education Today and the Chartered College of Teaching's Impact) and fellow academics (e.g. Educational Action Research, Quality Assurance in Education)
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 23, 2020)
Subject Academic achievement -- Great Britain
Educational attainment -- Great Britain
EDUCATION -- General.
Academic achievement
Educational attainment
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781000171907