The incorporation of the further education sector in 1993 was followed by a period of extreme turbulence. Colleges plunged into the complex task of managing huge organizations while under pressure from cuts in funding and a steady expansion in the number and range of students. While financial scandals may have attracted attention, the success of the further education sector in continuing to provide a vital educational service for millions of people has been less recognized. Despite the significant contribution of the sector to education and training, practitioners struggle to find adequate research evidence on which to base reflection and practice. They need material relevant to the specific situation of managers working w
Originally published in 1997. This book provides people moving into management roles in Further Education with an understanding of management theory applied specifically to Further Education colleges. Good management skills have been identified by the inspectorate as crucial to the future of this sector and this text tackles the unique problems of management in FE colleges. The author discusses the interrelated topics of People, Operations, Resources and Information, using examples and case studies from colleges to demonstrate the implications of putting theories into practice.
Packed with advice, ideas and staff development activities, this practical book aimed at lecturers, teachers and support staff working with young people and adults in further education will provide you with everything you need to manage difficult behavior and create a positive learning environment.
Provides a range of perspectives on key themes, drawing on contrasting examples of practice from different national and cultural settings, mapping the international landscape of leadership and management in education.
Managing Behaviour and Motivating Students in Further Education
Widening participation in further education (FE) colleges is attracting a broader range of students. Many of these non-traditional students lack the confidence or the motivation to learn, thus causing problems of classroom and behaviour management which many FE lecturers feel ill-equipped to resolve. This book provides guidance and support to help lecturers manage and motivate students, with key references to learning theory.
Classroom Behaviour Management in Further Adult and Vocational Education
Guiding you through research and practice, Classroom Behaviour Management in Further, Adult and Vocational Education offers a new perspective. The authors help you to understand how you can create a positive classroom ethos and learning experience in the further, adult and vocational education sector. They explore the need to engage with students' previous experiences, be they positive or negative, and look at why it is important to engage with the wider economic, social and political issues at play in the classroom to understand how these may influence behaviour and responses. You'll find a wealth of information on a range of topics, including: Understanding behaviour Teaching strategies Institutional practice Professional Standards Each chapter supports your learning with reflective activities, exercises, question and answer sections, case studies and suggestions for further reading.
In recent years, FE colleges have come to play an increasingly important role as providers of Higher Education programs. Aimed at senior managers, this book provides guidance and examples of good practice to support the provision of HE in FE colleges. It will address the key issues involved in doing so, including planning, organization, funding, staffing, teaching and quality assurance. Well-written and authoritative, this guide should prove essential reading for all senior managers in FE.
This is a survival guide for middle managers in FE. Ann Briggs provides readers with helpful hints and strategies for dealing with the key issues associated with this role, such as managing people, liaising with other staff, being an effective leader as well as succeeding as a player-manager. Informative and engaging, this practical guide will prove essential readers for all managers in FE.
Managing Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education
The role of the teacher/lecturer is to manage and facilitate the process of teaching and learning in a two-way interaction between teacher self and taught other. This handbook covers ways of managing the teaching, learning and assessment process to improve students' learning. It guides readers through paths of enquiry and reflection to create a learning programme designed to meet students' specific needs. The focus includes student learning and tutors' teaching and how these are effected by institutional arrangements; the interpersonal skills of tutors; and course design and teaching methods.; The text includes enquiry tasks which invite the reader to explore issues introduced in each chapter in the context of their own institution. An annotated reading list at the end of each chapter enables the reader to take their particular interests further.
Further education colleges have been asked to play an important role as providers of higher education programmes. This book addresses issues of organisation, planning and funding as well as staffing, teaching and quality assurance. It is a guide to institutional strategy and good practice in the provision of higher education in further education.