Really Raising Standards
Cognitive intervention and academic achievement
Routledge – 1994 – 224 pages
Written by experienced teachers and educational researchers Phillip Adey and Michael Shayer, Really Raising Standards analyses attempts to teach children to think more effectively and efficiently. Their practical advice on how to improve children's performance by the application of the findings of the CASE research project will radically alter the approach of many professional teachers and student teachers as to the education of children in schools. An important contribution to the application of psychological theory in education.
`… recommend this book … strongly to anyone who has specific interests in cognitive intervention programmes and indeed, to all those who are interested in reading an account of a research project aimed at raising standards in schools today.' - British Education Research Jrnl
'This book is a challenging account of an interesting experiment and should be read widely. It underlines the importance of long term research programmes based on a consistent theoretical perspective.' - European Journal for High Ability
Preface 1. Learning, development and intervention 2. Describing and measuring cognitive development 3. A review of intervention programmes 4. Features of successful intervention 5. The development and delivery of a programme 6. Evaluating the programme 7. Implications for the models of the mind 8. Other domains, other ages 9. Changing practice 10. Really raising standards Appendix: Added value
Philip Adey and Michael Shayer have worked as science teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators and researchers for over 30 years. Philip Adey is now Senior Lecturer in Science Education at King's College, London. Michael Shayer is Director of the CASE III project. They are the authors of the successful Towards a Science of Science Teaching (1981).