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
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.
'Dave Vizard presents a wealth of sound techniques to promote positive behaviour as well as how to respond to learners who are both troubled and troublesome in a college setting...a must for those who daily face challenging behaviours as well as those who offer advice and support'- Rob Long, Behaviour Specialist and Project Worker Packed with advice, ideas and staff development activities, this practical book provides everything you need to manage difficult behaviour and create a positive learning environment in Further Education settings. New to this second edition: - advice on dealing with mobile phones in lectures - supporting students experiencing cyber-bullying - dealing with gang culture - managing confrontations between students and lecturers - how to re-engage disaffected learners - working with learners from a diverse range of backgrounds - supporting additional needs - using the right sort of language - managing difficult groups, and adult groups - examples from prisons and work-based learning situations - reflective activities Ideal for lecturers, teachers and support staff working with young people and adults in Further Education, everything in the book has been tried and tested by the author. Dave Vizard is an independent consultant and trainer on behaviour management who has worked with hundreds of colleges and schools on improving student behaviour.
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.
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.
Teaching Higher Education Courses in Further Education Colleges
As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all teachers and trainee teachers in FE. It considers what it means to teach HE in FE and how an HE environment can be created in an FE setting. The text covers day-to-day aspects of teaching including planning and assessment, giving guidance on the unique needs of HE students. Chapters on research and quality assurance support the reader in developing some advanced teaching skills. This is a practical guide for FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today.
Further Education is the most diverse of all the education sectors. Managing diversity and promoting equality, a legislative requirement of the 2010 Equalities Act, brings significant challenges for practitioners who are tasked with making the rhetoric of politicians a reality, often with little guidance and few resources. This book provides practical guidance for existing lecturers and trainee teachers, explaining how they can overcome these challenges and establish a positive learning environment to meet the needs of all learners. This accessible and up to date book extends the scope of the diversity and inclusion debate to consider a wide range of issues including age, working with cross-cultural groups, promoting effective gender relations, sexual orientation and working with current and ex-offenders. Each chapter includes clear objectives, case studies, critical thinking tasks, chapter reflections and a learning review audit.
This practical guide to managing behaviour in Further and Adult Education is for all those training to teach in the sector. The third edition includes new chapters on 14-19 learners and behaviour theory and continues to offer practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students. It takes account of the variety of contexts in the sector and makes reference to important research findings and studies of learner behaviour. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues, and help teachers develop their practice.
`This is a distance-learning text for a university MBA course but it is easy to recommend it also as a free-standing, clearly written and comprehensive induction to the subject. NPQH candidates should grab it' - Management in Education This textbook deals with current theories of the management of people employed in schools and colleges, recent developments and emerging trends. The authors focus on issues relevant to the whole organization and the the specifics of managing a school or college and its employees. They also cover the application of good practice to management processes such as selection, induction, performance management, appraisal and staff development. It is relevant to teachers and managers working in schools of all phases, and in further education colleges, including those aspiring to more senior positions. It is also directly relevant to the requirements of the NPQH.
Reflective Teaching and Learning in Further Education
This book looks at critical reflection as a key skill for all teachers in further education (FE) and an important part of the new Professional Standards. In particular the text explores the key themes of self-awareness, planning, managing behaviour and CPD in relation to reflective practice to demonstrate how it can support those areas of teaching that most often cause concern. The limitations and benefits of reflection are analysed and action research is identified as an important facet in developing professional reflective practice which can in turn enhance both the personal and professional life of FE teachers.