In this book, effective learning in its many forms provides a powerful theme for a wide range of international contributors, many of whom explore the issue against a backcloth of the Education Reform Act, considered by many the most radical piece of educational legislation in Britain this century. In Part 1, four leading eductional writers critically examine the aspects of the new legislation and assess its implications for teachers and learners. Considerable interest has focused on pedagogy for effective learning and part 2 draws on empirical evidence to highlight a number of areas which are important for everyone working in education today. Part 3 explores the evaluation of effective learning in schools, and the impact of demands for greater accountability in the education system. This book will appeal to those involved in all phases of education who are committed to the enrichment of learning.