Changing Teaching And Learning In The Primary School

Author by : Webb, Rosemary
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Assessing the effects of New Labour's education policies on primary schools, this book discusses the impact of policies on primary school practices, as well as looking at the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils.


Developing Teachers And Developing Schools In Changing Contexts

Author by : Zijian Li
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chinese University Press
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Description : More than ever, schools are regarded as a learning community in which its leaders, and therefore the school's primary agents of change, are expected to stay abreast of the latest developments in education and instruction. This book provides important insights for improving professional development activities, school-university partnerships and networks, educational management, as well as teaching and learning in schools and colleges. It builds on research conducted in the 1990s, during which the pursuit of school improvement and skill development first converged.


Ict Changing Education

Author by : Chris Abbott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the face of education. In this timely and accessible book, Chris Abbott examines the process by which ICT, and in particular its role in relation to literacy, has become central to national educational policies. The author traces the history of computer use in schools and examines the concept of virtual learning communities using case studies involving learners, parents and educationalists. The role of the Internet is considered along with the differing national policies on its adoption and on developing online context. ICT: Changing Education reveals the development of open and flexible learning as the next stage of ICT's involvement with education.


Teacher Education Around The World

Author by : Linda Darling-Hammond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Teachers are the most important single element of the education system but what does it take to create high quality teachers in today’s world? Around the world, countries are struggling to understand how to change their schools to meet global demands. International comparisons have shown that schools in Finland lead the league tables, but why is this, what new policies and practices in teacher education have they developed and how do they support the changes? A number of European and Asian countries also top the list when it comes to providing high quality teacher education, but there is little information about what and how they are doing the work and how they have made changes. The leading international contributors to this book describe the systemic policies and practices of teacher education in eight high-achieving countries and how they are dealing with teacher quality, equity, and the changing global society. Among the countries that are doing well – Finland, Singapore, the Netherlands, the UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and the USA – there is an interesting diversity of policies and practices that support their changes in education, including: emphasis on the preparation, induction, support and assessment of new teachers focus on teacher retention, teachers’ professional knowledge and continuing professional development curriculum change and critical policies. In addition the chapters highlight the local cultural imperatives that influence and shape the preparation of quality teachers and make change both possible and problematic. Teacher Education Around the World examines what can be learned from the different countries, what policies and practices seem transferable; and which seem embedded in the particulars of the culture of the country. It describe themes that cut across all the countries, documenting not only what they are, but how the countries go about supporting and sustaining changes in teacher education. This book will prove itself an absolute essential for all those involved in teacher education, teaching and educational policy.


Leading Schools In Times Of Change

Author by : Day, Christopher
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Leadership of schools in changing times is fraught with opportunities and challenges. Leaders are expected to manage competing interests, to create conditions which form the foundation for lifelong learning, to sustain the motivation and morale of staff and to raise achievement levels of all students. Yet to date, there are few texts which examine how this is done successfully. This book seeks to meet this need. It considers effective leadership and management of schools from the perspectives of headteachers, teachers, students, ancillaries, governors and parents in a variety of reputationally good schools of different phases, locations and size. Through a mixture of participants' accounts and analysis of leadership theory, this highly readable book reveals a number of characteristics of headteachers who are both effective and successful: the centrality of personal values, people-centred leadership and the ability to manage tensions and dilemmas. The authors propose a post-transformational theory that reflects the complexity of leadership behaviour in the twenty-first century, suggesting that reliance upon rational, managerialist theory as the basis for training is inappropriate for the values-led contingency model that represents successful school leadership.


Preparing Teachers For A Changing World

Author by : Linda Darling-Hammond
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Looks at concepts and strategies of teacher education, covering such topics as learning theories, developmentally appropriate practice, diverse learners, assessment, classroom management, and the design of teacher education programs.


Primary Schools And Ict

Author by : Neil Selwyn
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Education Reform In China

Author by : Janette Ryan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Over the past decade there has been radical reform at all levels of China’s education system as it attempts to meet changing economic and social needs and aspirations. Changes have been made to pedagogy and teacher professional learning and also to the curriculum - both at the basic education level, from kindergarten to year 12, and at the higher education level. This book focuses on reform at the early childhood, primary and secondary levels, and is the companion book to China’s Higher Education Reform and Internationalisation, which covers reform at the higher education level. Education Reform in China outlines the systematic transformation that has occurred of school curriculum goals, structure and content, teaching and learning approaches, and assessment and administrative structures, including the increasing devolvement of control from the centre to provincial, district and school levels. As well as illustrating the changes that are occurring within classrooms, it demonstrates the continuity of cultural and educational ideas and values in the midst of these changes, showing that reform does not just involve the adoption of foreign ideas, but builds on and even resurrects traditional Chinese educational values. Importantly, it considers how exchanges of people and ideas can contribute to new ways of working between Western and Chinese educational systems.


Linguistics At School

Author by : Kristin Denham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This volume shows how linguistics can be integrated into school curricula, presenting research and practice in the field of language within education.


Changing Education Systems

Author by : Mel Ainscow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : As countries seek to develop their education systems, achieving sustainable improvements amongst students from disadvantaged backgrounds remains a major challenge. This has considerable implications for those in the research community as they seek to influence developments in the field. Drawing on the authors’ extensive experiences as researchers, policy advisers and influencers, Changing Education Systems offers key insights on how to promote equity within education systems. Exploring three large-scale national reform programmes, the book: Presents a series of propositions that are the basis of a research-based approach to system change Explains the creation of relationships in which academic researchers collaborate in the process of development Considers smaller place-based projects that are set within policy contexts dominated by the idea of market forces as a strategy for improvement Explores the steps needed to overcome locally specific barriers Changing Education Systems is a must-read for policy-makers and practitioners involved in educational reforms, as well as researchers wishing to contribute to and learn from such developments.


The Primary School In Changing Times

Author by : Tony Townsend
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Following substantial changes throughout the Australian education system, primary schools are no longer in the protected position of having a regulated flow of clients, a pre-determined curriculum and marginal levels of staff development. Recent moves have brought new or increased responsibilities for all schools in areas such as: *curriculum and policy development *staff development *monitoring and assessment *the use of new technologies *resource allocation This book seeks to review the impact of this change on Australian primary schools, on the people who are involved with them and the issues they face. Primary education is being re-structured throughout the world, and therefore these issues are of great interest and relevance to educators worldwide.


Many Pathways To Literacy

Author by : Eve Gregory
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Based on extensive research that proves that children actively make sense of literacy outside the official schooling and parental tuition they receive, this book examines how young children take literacy learning into their own hands.


Learning To Teach In The Primary School

Author by : Teresa Cremin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.


Teaching And Learning With Ict In The Primary School

Author by : Sarah Younie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The new edition of Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces practising and student teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Fully updated and expanded with brand new chapters reflecting the abundant changes in the field since the first edition was published, it offers practical guidance underpinned by the latest research and teaching in the field. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and examples together with a glossary explaining key terms. It focuses on how technology-based practices can support the teaching of individual subjects, as well as a range of teaching and learning styles. Key topics covered include: Support reading and writing with ICT Enhancing mathematics with technology ICT in the foundation subjects Computer programming Creativity and ICT ICT and sustainability Linking home and school Digital technologies for special educational needs Mobile technologies Gaming and virtual worlds Assessment E-Safety Written for all training primary teachers, as well as more experienced teachers and ICT co-ordinators looking for guidance on the latest innovative practice,Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School, 2nd edition offers advice and ideas for creative, engaging and successful teaching and learning.


Language Education And Society In A Changing World

Author by : Tina Hickey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Multilingual Matters
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Description : This book addresses many of the issues facing language teachers, researchers and policy makers in a world where languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate and are frequently the focus for dispute and conflict.


Teachers Pupils And Primary Schooling

Author by : Paul Croll
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : The Primary Assessment, Curriculum and Experience (PACE) project is a unique study of the implementation of the National Curriculum at primary school level in England. The combination of extensive interviews with teachers, headteachers and pupils and detailed observation in classrooms provides the most thorough account available of this major educational innovation. The editor and contributors to this text are all members of the PACE team. Teachers, Pupils and Primary Schooling extends the account in Changing English Primary Schools? (Cassell, 1994) to focus on the National Curriculum as children move from Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) to Key Stage 2 (ages 7-9). The study looks at aspects of continuity in the curriculum, teacher professionalism and pupil perceptions, which have emerged in the analysis of data from the project. Additionally, it incorporates the modification of the National Curriculum following a review by Sir Ron Dearing in 1994 and is informed by a context of uncertainty, critique and constant policy change. All those interested in the impact of the educational changes of the late 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, whether they be academics, teachers, student teachers, school governors or policy-makers, will find this book vital reading.


English 5 11

Author by : David Waugh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Now fully updated, English 5-11 provides comprehensive, up to date and creative guidance on teaching English in the primary school. Each chapter provides the busy teacher with indispensable advice and guidance, as well as opportunities to reflect upon current practice in the classroom. Key areas covered include; Language and literacy development Grammar, punctuation and spelling Talk for learning Systematic synthetic phonics Fiction, poetry and non-fiction Drama and creativity Teaching in a multilingual classroom ICT and Assessment; This second edition reflects changes in government policy and gives greater attention to: systematic synthetic phonics, assessment, drama and talk for writing and is closely related to the changing curriculum for primary English. The highly experienced author team are former literacy advisors and have frontline teaching, school management and teacher training experience. This book will be an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising teachers interested in teaching English in an accessible, contemporary and dynamic way."--


Changing Teaching Changing Times

Author by : J. Clark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sense Publishers
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Description : This is the story of a science teacher and her work in an over-crowded and under-resourced township secondary school in contemporary South Africa. While set firmly in the present, it is also a journey into the past, shedding fresh light on how the legacy of apartheid education continues to have a major influence on teaching and learning in South Africa. Changing Teaching, Changing Times: Lessons from a South African Township Science Classroom Jonathan Clark, False Bay FET College, Cape Town, South Africa Cedric Linder, Uppsala University, Sweden and University of the Western Cape, South Africa The book has a compelling story line with extensively referenced notes at the end of each chapter. It is intended for a wide audience, which includes general readers, policy makers, teacher-educators, researchers and, most importantly, practitioners in the field. For, while it reminds us of the powerful constraining role that both context and students play in mediating a teacher's practice, it also attests to the power of individual agency. As such it is a celebration of the actions of an ordinary teacher whose willingness to leave the well-worn paths of familiar practice stands as a beacon of possibility for contexts which seem, so often, to be devoid of hope.


Changing Landscapes

Author by : Helen Whitty
Languange : en
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Contemporary Issues In Teaching And Learning

Author by : Peter Woods
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Since the 1988 Education Reform Act, our education system has undergone dramatic changes and this in turn has raised a number of controversial issues and questions. This reader brings together key articles, both recently published and specially commissioned, which address these issues and place them in context. Issues covered include: *the curriculum * teaching and learning *assessment *school effectiveness and improvement. Various themes run throughout the book include, the quest for quality within a social context, the application of theory and research to practice, and the positive roles played by both teachers and students in adapting to recent change.


Life In Schools And Classrooms

Author by : Rupert Maclean
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book discusses key aspects of life in schools and classrooms, and surveys the changes that have occurred over the years in educational research, policy making and practice in these school and classroom settings. It not only examines cutting-edge research in these areas, but also showcases good practices in the field. Among the topics reviewed are recent developments in assessment, methods for collecting and analysing data on classroom practice, school leadership and the pros and cons of class size and small-class teaching; topics which are currently hotly debated in education systems around the globe. As such, the book objectively examines the various debates, and surveys the full range of evidence available. Education researchers, policy makers and practitioners often hold differing views about the reasons for teacher and student behaviour in classrooms and, for example, its relevance to class size. Many of these views are based on ‘gut feelings’ rather than hard evidence. Unfortunately, these three groups, with differing perspectives, often ‘talk past each other’ rather than engage in a productive, mutually beneficial dialogue. The book builds an effective bridge between researchers, policy makers and practitioners regarding the impact of these various aspects of classroom life, so that the viewpoints of each can be carefully considered and evaluated.


What Pupils Say

Author by : Andrew Pollard
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : The result of a research project, this work, an attempt to report on what has actually been happening in our schools, answers such questions as: what difference have education reforms made to pupils' experience in schools? and how has recent education policy impacted on children today?


Learning To Teach In The Primary School

Author by : Peter Hudson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.


New Teacher Education For The Future

Author by : Yin Cheong Cheng
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Serves to provide readers with an international understanding of how researchers and practitioners in different countries address some essential issues and initiatives in teacher education and development; what they have found from their known and applied research and what the implications are of which are crucial to coping with challenges from the ongoing developments in teacher education.


Researching Mathematics Education In South Africa

Author by : Renuka Vithal
Languange : en
Publisher by : HSRC Press
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Description : Reflecting on the theoretical and ideological work that has contributed to the growth of mathematics education research in South Africa, this study provides a historical analysis of forces that have changed and shaped mathematics curricula over the years. The themes researched and explored include radical pedagogy, progressive classroom practices, ethnomathematics, and South African mathematics education research within both its local and international contexts.


Towards Effective Subject Leadership In The Primary School

Author by : Bell, Derek
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Examining the post of subject leader in primary schools in the light of the key areas defined by the National Standards for Subject Leadership, this book combines existing research data and new material.


Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2007

Author by : Commonwealth Secretariat
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd.
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Description : Commonwealth Education Partnership 2007 is an essential overview of the development of education systems in the Commonwealth, focusing on international collaborations and on the partnerships in member countries between government, NGOs and the private sector in education. Focuses in this edition: increasing access and the right to quality education; supporting teachers for quality education; resourcing; and education for the good of all. Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Partnerships.


Sociocultural Research On Mathematics Education

Author by : Bill Atweh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.


Place Pedagogy Change

Author by : Margaret Somerville
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Place pedagogy change is a work of creative experimentation in which we explore the ways in which pedagogies of place can enable the relational learning of connections between people, places and communities. In adding the element of place to the dynamic relations between teacher, learner, and knowledge, we articulate a pedagogy of ethical uncertainty. Ethical refers to our mutual responsibilities to others and to the more-than-human world, and uncertainty to the unpredictability inherent in our relationship with this world. In Place pedagogy change, we examine the nature of such innovative pedagogies as they emerged across the curriculum from early childhood to school and community education, and in teacher education. The book will provide a useful text for teachers and teacher eductors wishing to address questions of place and sustainability in educational research and practice.


Issues In Teaching Numeracy In Primary Schools

Author by : Thompson, Ian
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : The new edition of this bestselling book provides an accessible guide to a wide range of research evidence about teaching and learning mathematics. --