It's About Learning (and It's About Time)
What's in it for Schools?
Routledge – 2002 – 240 pages
Series: What's in it for schools?
The purpose of this book is to re-orient the current agenda in education towards learning. The recent emphasis has been on achieving standards through managing schools, teachers and the teaching process. But the real purpose of schools was, is, and always will be about learning.
In an increasingly complex, diverse and unpredictable world, it is necessary for schools and those working with them to refocus on learning at all levels - pupils, teachers, leaders, the organisation as a whole and all of the school's partners.
It's About Learning is a clear and well written discussion woven with practical examples and strategies. It also includes an annotated bibliography suggesting useful follow-up reading, and the issues are posed as questions for reflection and discussion.
'This attempt to link the broad sweep of time and global change to the point where pupil and teacher meet is ambitious … but the result is a challenging and interesting read.' - Times Educational Supplement
'It's About Learning (and it's About Time) is a compact, readable and highly accessible book that will provide both a useful introductory overview for those embarking on academic study in education and a refreshing, thought-provoking stimulus to practitioners in the field'. - Educational Review