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
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
The authors cover the overall approach to leading and managing staff in educational organizations, including common topics which are essential to those who lead and manage, at all levels in the organization.