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How to Improve Your School By Jean Rudduck and Julia Flutter New York: Continuum, 2004 ISBN: 0-8264-6531-5 (Paperback) ISBN: 0-8264-6530-7 (Hardback)
I was impressed by this book from the moment I saw the title, How to Improve Your School. I was immediately intrigued by the thought of someone writing a book on how to make schools better. I thought that this book was likely to be about politics, administrators, and teachers. I was dead wrong. The focus of this book is students.
Whether they are referred to as pupils, students, or clients, the way schools treat these people needs to be changed. This book looks at many different aspects of a pupils' school life and how what is or is not done affects them. From pedagogy to the social aspect of schooling one thing is for certain, times have changed and the schools really have not.
Authors Jean Rudduck and Julia Flutter discussed with pupils what their ideas are for a better school environment. One excellent idea is for teachers to change their …