Introduces us to a generation of researchers and educators who are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. In this title, the author uncovers the surprising ways in which parents prepare - or fail to prepare - their children for adulthood. It provides insights into the best ways to help children growing up in poverty.
Censorship affects us all. This book looks at writing and censorship from a range of cultural and literary perspectives, from the Tudor period to the present. It also reveals how censorship is appropriated as a legitimate tactic in the defence of oppressed and marginalized groups.
Childhood is a brand new series, co-published with The Open University which represents a coherent and integrated treatment to a wide range of topics and approaches, which will have a relevance to courses in childhood studies; sociology; psychology; anthropology and cultural studies.
Childhood is a brand new series of textbooks, co-published with The Open University which represents a coherent and integrated treatment of a wide range of topics and approaches, which will have a relevance to courses in childhood studies; sociology; psychology; anthropology and cultural studies as well as education and social policy.
This work outlines key principles for target setting in the context of the National Literacy Strategy. It seeks to support teachers in developing inclusive practices by offering a range of practical strategies for groups and individuals.
The contributors aim to help clinical and professional staff at all levels in health care settings to introduce and develop the use of the arts in their own spheres of influence. They show that the arts must be an integral part of people's lives and stress that environment and the arts can affect the individual and can possibly aid recovery.
As early education and child care increase, parents and professionals face many questions. This book proposes three dimensions of care giving behaviour, by which parents and professionals can help themselves, and young children, to develop.
Combines explanations of mathematical concepts with practical advice on effective ways of teaching the subject. This book provides a framework of good practice. It aims to support and enhance teachers subject knowledge in mathematical topics beyond what is taught to primary children.
Teacher support is a much-used but little-defined concept. It is often used with little explanation the nature of the support required. This title draws from the real-life experiences and perceptions of primary and secondary school teachers and documents their ideas on how they define their job, the difficulties they face and the support they need.
This informative book equips early years teachers with the kind of practical knowledge needed to effectively teach young children with dyslexia . The author tackles the topic accessibly and realistically, addressing a variety of classroom scenarios.
Contains ideas and advice to develop professional practice: how to work with the children, how to relate to colleagues as well as to parents and carers, how to improve daily delivery of care and education, and as to protect one's own wellbeing at work. There are systems and structures to use in order to provide professional competency.
This book explores the factors that influence young people's learning of mathematics. It uses a holistic, socio-culturally informed approach to show how all young people can be encouraged to engage with and learn mathematics.
Offers practical guidance for parents, teachers and other early years workers who want to give children a good start in mathematical development. Showing how competent children are as mathematicians from an early age, this book offers an overview of young children's mathematical behaviour at home and in early years settings.
Helps trainees and newly qualified teachers reflect on the professional decisions they need to make within their planning and classroom practice. This book analyses issues and policies within contemporary education through reference to research and pedagogical practice.
This book uses research studies and the experiences of teachers to show how and why people can become effective teachers. The author asserts that it is always possible to learn to become a more effective teacher, and encourages the student teacher to develop their professional practice.
What is 'interactive teaching' in primary classrooms? What do primary teachers and children do to interact effectively? Answering these questions, this book examines the practical and theoretical aspects that are key to understanding and undertaking interactive teaching in primary classrooms. It is for academics, researchers, and others.
Talks about building the foundations of children's "well-being" - emotionally as well as physically. This book covers: emotional well-being; growing and developing; keeping safe; and healthy choices. It provides information and ideas for you to read and digest at your own pace, then implement or share with your team.
This book is about the experiences of young refugee children and asylum seekers and their families in the UK. It describes how war and conflict can interrupt the development of young children as relationships and communities are destroyed and looks at how play can help to restore these children's lost childhoods.
Suggests that the way in which children are asked to work in primary classrooms has a significant and generally unrecognized influence on their attention and learning. This book looks at the practice of seating young children in groups around tables, and shows that this accepted practice makes learning unnecessarily difficult.
Explores the effective teaching and learning of issues relating to the impact of science in society. This book uses research case studies to examine the advantages and problems as science teachers try new learning approaches, including ethical analysis, use of media-reports, peer-group decision-making discussions and community projects.
Introduces students and practitioners to a range of different approaches to early childhood. This book provides practical strategies for developing and implementing early learning experiences that promote excellence and equity for children.
By emphasising the importance of 'the story' as a springboard to learning, this practical book for teachers consists of 15 learning sessions for use as one-hour classroom lessons or as the basis for a school assembly, pitched at the 4 - 8-year-old.
Covers various aspects of school leadership, from the decisions senior school leaders need to make such as running meetings, staffing and communication with staff and pupils to the difference between management and leadership and curriculum involvement including monitoring evaluation and self-evaluation.
Based on primary research by two of the leading commentators on the qualifications, this book is a wide-ranging and critical view of the fundamental approaches of the education system in Britain today.
Specifically designed for busy teachers who have responsibility for co-ordinating a subject area within their primary school. Each volume in the series conforms to a concise style, while providing a wealth of tips, case studies and photocopiable material that teachers can use immediately.
Specifically designed for busy teachers who have responsibility for co- ordinating a subject area within their primary school. Each volume in the series conforms to a concise style, while providing a wealth of tips and case studies.
A resource to dip into for one-off assemblies or follow as a programme of themed assemblies for a term. This book contains topic areas on peace which include: Cooperation; Children's writing; Places and challenges; Assembly plays; and, Environment Stories.
A text book that brings together ongoing debates about personalised learning, creativity and ICT in education, with a cross-curricular focus, establishing a principled framework for cross-curricular teaching and learning in the arts.