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Teachers, Teaching and Schools -

Related category: Education
Related booklists: Working with Children, Universities, Further Education and Student Life, Education, Teaching and Schools in Liverpool and Merseyside, Women in Education, Politics of Education, Black and Asian Students/Teachers and Education,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 31 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Secret Teacher: Dispatches from the Classroom by Anon
    The Secret Teacher: Dispatches from the Classroom - by Anon

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783351275 | ISBN 10: 1783351276

    I will teach them literature, poetry, culture. I will teach them The Waste Land! I will be the Best Teacher Who Has Ever Lived! Or so The Secret Teacher thinks. On his first day at an inner-city state school he gets nuked.  The class he is made t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class by Alex Renton
    Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class - by Alex Renton

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474601016 | ISBN 10: 1474601014

    A revealing account of the abuse that occurs in Britain's elite boarding schools and its long cultural fall-out.  No other society sends its young boys and girls away to school to prepare them for a role in the ruling class.  Beating, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide by Michael James
    Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide - by Michael James

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785922916 | ISBN 10: 1785922912

    A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gath ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Truth About Our Schools: Exposing the Myths, Exploring the Evidence by Melissa Benn and Janet Downs
    The Truth About Our Schools: Exposing the Myths, Exploring the Evidence - by Melissa Benn and Janet Downs

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781138937178 | ISBN 10: 1138937177

    Opinions about comprehensive education are often made into easy-to-swallow sound-bites by media and politicians alike and whilst the benefits of a genuinely comprehensive education for all pupils are obvious, untruths have unwittingly evolved into ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Romeo and Juliet in Palestine: Teaching Under Occupation by Tom Sperlinger
    Romeo and Juliet in Palestine: Teaching Under Occupation - by Tom Sperlinger

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782796374 | ISBN 10: 1782796371

    Is 'Romeo and Juliet' really a love story, or is it a play about young people living in dangerous circumstances? How might life under occupation produce a new reading of 'Julius Caesar'? What choices must a group of Palestinian students make, when pu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Without You, There is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea
    Without You, There is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite - by Suki Kim

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846044830 | ISBN 10: 1846044839

    It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies by Peter Smith
    Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies - by Peter Smith

    £21.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847879059 | ISBN 10: 1847879055

    Bullying involves the repeated abuse of power in relationships. Bullying in schools can blight the lives of victims and damage the climate of the school. Over the last 25 years a burgeoning research program on school bullying has led to new insights ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strike for America by Micah Uetricht
    Strike for America - by Micah Uetricht

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781683255 | ISBN 10: 1781683255

    The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century — and perhaps for the last forty years — and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education: Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice by Olivia J. Murray
    Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education: Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice - by Olivia J. Murray

    £42.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780415711869 | ISBN 10: 041571186x

    Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education explores the challenges and promises of building queer inclusive pedagogy and curriculum into teacher education.  Weaving together theory, research findings, and practical "how-to" strategies and material ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom by Kim Case
    Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom - by Kim Case

    £40.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780415641463 | ISBN 10: 0415641462

    Although scholarly examinations of privilege have increased in recent decades, an emphasis on privilege studies pedagogy remains lacking within institutions. This edited collection explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about var ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Dyslexia: Both Sides of the Classroom by Joe Beech
    The Little Book of Dyslexia: Both Sides of the Classroom - by Joe Beech

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781350102 | ISBN 10: 1781350108

    The only book for teachers of students with dyslexia written by a dyslexic student teacher.   Who better to help teachers support students with dyslexia than someone who is a dyslexic student teacher? The Little Book of Dyslexia references bot ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Wonderful Rumours! A Young Schoolteacher
    These Wonderful Rumours! A Young Schoolteacher's Wartime Diaries 1939-1945 - by May Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844088119 | ISBN 10: 1844088111

    'The People's War' comes to life in this wonderful diary of life on the Home Front during World War Two.  May Smith is twenty-four at the outbreak of World War Two; at night, the sirens wail, and the young men of the village leave to fight. But ... more

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  • Cover image of book Show Me the Prisoner - And I
    Show Me the Prisoner - And I'll Show You a Young Man: A Memoir - by Patricia Farren

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781780880518 | ISBN 10: 1780880510

    Show Me the Prisoner is written from the perspective of a prison teacher who later served on the prison monitoring body. It covers a 15-year period of involvement in two of Northern Ireland’s prisons during the troubles, when terrorists hogged ... more

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  • Cover image of book Teaching the Short Story by Ailsa Cox (Editor)
    Teaching the Short Story - by Ailsa Cox (Editor)

    £39.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780230573703 | ISBN 10: 0230573703

    The short story is moving from relative neglect to a more central position in the literary curriculum. As a teaching tool, its accessibility offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism, ... more

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  • Cover image of book School Blues by Daniel Pennac
    School Blues - by Daniel Pennac

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906694876 | ISBN 10: 1906694877

    Daniel Pennac has never forgotten what it was like to be a very unsatisfactory student, nor the day one of his teachers saved his life by assigning him the task of writing a novel. This was the moment Pennac realized that no-one has to be a failure f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bitter Root: Educating the Wayward Scholar by James Andrews
    The Bitter Root: Educating the Wayward Scholar - by James Andrews

    £7.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781903660096 | ISBN 10: 1903660092

    Two things are urgently needed in the teaching profession today: an understanding of real children, not theoretical ones, and intelligent humour.   The Bitter Root offers readers a beautifully concise and readable book, as well as a mixtu ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Edge: One Teacher, A Camper Van, Britain
    On the Edge: One Teacher, A Camper Van, Britain's Toughest Schools - by Charlie Carroll

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906308179 | ISBN 10: 1906308179

    Charlie Carroll finds himself teaching English to nice children in a nice school. It’s the perfect job – so why is he so bored?  Determined to find out why a staggering 50% of British teachers quit within five years of qualifying, he gives up ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hands Up! A Year in the Life of an Inner City School Teacher by Oenone Crossley-Holland
    Hands Up! A Year in the Life of an Inner City School Teacher - by Oenone Crossley-Holland

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780719521270 | ISBN 10: 0719521270

    Dear Ms Crossley-Holland, I didn’t Oink at you yesterday but I do admitt I did oink it was a private joke between me and Billie. Know I do Admitt I should not of been making noises so I am sorry for making noises but yeah as I said I am only sorry fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell by The Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell
    Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell - by The Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780767931724 | ISBN 10: 0767931726

    "There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet...What could be more soul-satisfying? These are the most influential professionals most of u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Schools within Schools: Human Scale Education in Practice by Wendy Wallace
    Schools within Schools: Human Scale Education in Practice - by Wendy Wallace

    £8.50   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781903080122 | ISBN 10: 1903080126

    England has 25 contemporary ‘monster schools’ – of more than 2,000 students, four times as many as a decade ago. There are 263 English secondaries – twice as many as when Labour took office – of 1,500 to 2,000 students. Large schools are cost effecti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Class by Francois Begaudeau
    The Class - by Francois Begaudeau

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781583228852 | ISBN 10: 1583228853

    Winner of the Prix France Culture/Télérama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (L ... more

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  • Cover image of book I 8 Skool by Mr Read
    I 8 Skool - by Mr Read

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781905399369 | ISBN 10: 1905399367

    Where to find a book about teaching by a teacher? All I could find were grim behavioural manuals that all started with 'Getting The Buggers To...' or alternatively the comfort read, those nostalgic fests about a village school in the 1950s and 1960s. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Challenges and Negotiations for Women in Higher Education by Pamela Cotterill, Sue Jackson & Gayle Letherby.
    Challenges and Negotiations for Women in Higher Education - by Pamela Cotterill, Sue Jackson & Gayle Letherby.

    £69.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781402061097 | ISBN 10: 1402061099

    There is much ambivalence in women’s experience of the academy as teachers and students. Allthough today many more women follow academic careers than in the past, they do not find the welcome that they had hoped for and expected. Additionally, women ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Not To Teach by Mr Read
    How Not To Teach - by Mr Read

    £18.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780826489814 | ISBN 10: 0826489818

    If you thought reading Gervaise Phinn was like drinking a warm cup of tea, this book will knock you over with the force of a vodka slammer. Mr Read survives the nightmare of planning, Ofsted and an incompetent head... He also takes the class to Irela ... more

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  • Cover image of book Botswana Time by Will Randall
    Botswana Time - by Will Randall

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780349117782 | ISBN 10: 0349117780

    Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Will Randall found himself in Botswana, resuming the career as a teacher than had already taken him from an inner-London comprehensive to Poona in India.  And now, in Botswana Time, that career veers ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Child
    A Child's Work; The Importance of Fantasy Play - by Vivian Gussin Paley

    £8.50   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780226644899 | ISBN 10: 0226644898

    The buzz word in education today is accountability. But the federal mandate of "no child left behind" has come to mean curriculums driven by preparation for standardized tests and quantifiable learning results. Even for very young children, unstructu ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City by Salome Thomas-El with Cecil Murphey
    I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City - by Salome Thomas-El with Cecil Murphey

    £14.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780758201874 | ISBN 10: 0758201877

    The challenges of working in an urban school are not for every teacher. Some get burnt out fast. Some lose sight of why they started teaching in the first place. Some find their calling in other neighbourhoods... with other kids. But not Salome Thoma ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers, with Erin Gruwell
    The Freedom Writers Diary - by The Freedom Writers, with Erin Gruwell

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780385494229 | ISBN 10: 038549422x

    Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance.  For many of these students – whose ranks included substance abus ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Teacher by Vivian Gussin Paley
    White Teacher - by Vivian Gussin Paley

    £16.95   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780674002739 | ISBN 10: 0674002733

    White teacher, black children: Paley approaches this largely unexplored minefield with candor and incisiveness. In this humane and beautifully written account, the wit and sureness of her observations are compelling. Repeatedly, she uses anecdotes to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kwanzaa and Me: a Teacher
    Kwanzaa and Me: a Teacher's Story - by Vivian Gussin Paley

    £16.95   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780674505865 | ISBN 10: 0674505867

    The author, a kindergarten teacher, sets out to discover the truth about the multi-cultural classroom from those who participate in it. Here are the voices of Black teachers and minority parents, immigrant families, a Native American educator and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Would Be A Helicopter: The Uses of Storytelling in the Classroom by Vivian Gussin Paley
    The Boy Who Would Be A Helicopter: The Uses of Storytelling in the Classroom - by Vivian Gussin Paley

    £16.95   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780674080317 | ISBN 10: 0674080319

    How does a teacher begin to appreciate and tap the rich creative resources of the fantasy world of children? What social functions do story playing and storytelling serve in the preschool classroom? And how can the child who is trapped in private fan ... more

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