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Understanding Primary Education Series


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The Understanding Primary Education Series offers a fresh approach to the key topics in primary education, combining compelling practical writing with rigorous theoretical and evidence-based argument. Breaking new ground in both established topics and essential topics which have been less well covered previously, the series emphasises the importance of research evidence, theory and reflection on practice in primary education. The series will be invaluable reading for all those engaged with initial teacher education and professional development who want authoritative accounts of issues central to working in the primary classroom.

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Assessing Learning in the Primary Classroom

Assessing Learning in the Primary Classroom

Sandra Johnson
July 27, 2017

Why is assessment so important in the teaching-learning process? How should we assess pupils in the primary classroom? Assessing Learning in the Primary Classroom is an accessible introduction to the concepts critical to a professional understanding of this vital aspect of a teacher’s role. It...

Creating the Curriculum

Creating the Curriculum

Dominic Wyse, Vivienne Baumfield, David Egan, Louise Hayward, Moira Hulme, Ian Menter, Carmel Gallagher, Ruth Leitch, Kay Livingston, Bob Lingard
August 16, 2012

Is there an ‘ideal’ primary school curriculum? Who should decide what the curriculum is? Should teachers have autonomy over how they teach? The curriculum is the heart of what teachers teach and learners learn: effective teaching is only possible with an effective curriculum. Yet in spite of its...

Politics and the Primary Teacher

Politics and the Primary Teacher

Peter Cunningham
December 15, 2011

Why is primary education so high on the political agenda, and so contentious? Why is the performance of primary schools so often in the media spotlight? Why should primary teachers trouble themselves with the politics of their work? Politics and the Primary Teacher is an accessible introduction...

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