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Unboxing It:a Look Inside The Information Technology Black Box
by McCay, Christopher
Publish: May 2016
ISBN-13: 9781475822120
ISBN-10:147582212X
Status:Published

Price: S$33.44

Teaching Physical Education In The Primary School
by Hopper, Bev | Grey, Jenny | Maude, Patricia
Edition: 1st
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781138169883
ISBN-10:1138169889
Status:Published

Price: S$184.42

Book Description

This book includes information on all six areas of the PE National Curriculum (games, gymnastic activities, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous a
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This book includes information on all six areas of the PE National Curriculum (games, gymnastic activities, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities, athletic activities), to increase subject knowledge and to develop teaching, management and planning skills.
This book provides professional development for generalist primary teachers and student-teachers and also offers support to subject leaders charged with the responsibility for other colleagues. It will build on current practice and aim to increase knowledge, understanding, confidence and enthusiasm in an area of the curriculum which often receives a very short time allocation during initial teaching training courses.
Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School is a comprehensive guide to the subject for primary educators. It deals with not only the teaching and learning of PE, but also everything that is relevant to co-ordinating the subject.
Educating The Gifted In Mainstream Schools:stories Of Change
by Rogers, Karen
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9780415376051
ISBN-10:041537605X
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$59.98

Book Description

After following the progress of 250 mildly, moderately and highly gifted children ranging in age from three to fourteen, this book uses the results
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After following the progress of 250 mildly, moderately and highly gifted children ranging in age from three to fourteen, this book uses the results to help teachers know what to do when faced with a child in their mainstream class who is considered 'gifted and talented'.

Some of the fifteen schools visited embraced their pupils' learning needs in remarkably inventive and generous ways, whilst other schools simply ignored their pupils' special needs. This book tells the stories of both the successful schools, identifying the characteristics of their teachers and managers, the available resources and of the children and families themselves - as well as investigating what lessons can be learned from the schools less willing to transform their practice.

Teachers and parents of gifted children alike can learn much from this book about what their roles should be, as well as how they will need to work together for the greater good of the gifted child in question.

Cracking The Challenging Class
by Rogers, Bill
Publish: Jun 2014
ISBN-13: 9781446211267
ISBN-10:1446211266
Status:Published

Price: S$176.99

Book Description

Special offer!
Cracking the Challenging Class DVD is now on offer at a disc
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Special offer!
Cracking the Challenging Class DVD is now on offer at a discount price.
WAS £95 NOW £70 Offer available till 31/08/2014

In these, his first UK DVD programmes, Bill Rogers explains and illustrates his tried and tested methods for Cracking the Challenging Class. With a total time of two and a half hours, the programme and comprehensive supporting notes provide a wealth of information, theories and lessons for primary and secondary teachers.

Programme 1 (Running time: 65 minutes)

Using role plays to support his presentation, Bill explains his unique methods of calming unruly pupils and maintaining order in the classroom.

Watch a video clip from Programme 1

Programme 2 (Running time: 90 minutes)

Bill answers questions posed by primary and secondary teachers in a workshop forum.

Watch a video clip from Programme 2

Index

For your convenience when viewing the DVDs, both programmes are indexed with numbers at the top of the screen. In programme 1 the numbers refer to the scenes; in programme 2 they relate to each question and answer.

Programme Notes

The substantial notes that accompany these programmes can be downloaded from www.sagepub.co.uk/billrogers

Also available in licence format!

Also available in licence format, with exclusive password protected access for your school. It offers the choice of streaming the DVD from a website or downloading the DVD content onto your school network.

Price: £295 + VAT per school

To enquire about a licence please contact specialsales@sagepub.co.uk

Invisible Children In The Society And Its Schools
by Books, Sue
Edition: 3rd
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781138134539
ISBN-10:1138134538
Status:Published

Price: S$204.93

Book Description

The authors in this book use the metaphors of invisibility and visibility to explore the social and school lives of many children and young people in
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The authors in this book use the metaphors of invisibility and visibility to explore the social and school lives of many children and young people in North America whose complexity, strengths, and vulnerabilities are largely unseen in the society and its schools. These “invisible children” are socially devalued in the sense that alleviating the difficult conditions of their lives is not a priority—children who are subjected to derogatory stereotypes, who are educationally neglected in schools that respond inadequately if at all to their needs, and who receive relatively little attention from scholars in the field of education or writers in the popular press.
 
The chapter authors, some of the most passionate and insightful scholars in the field of education today, detail oversights and assaults, visible and invisible, but also affirm the capacity of many of these young people to survive, flourish, and often educate others, despite the painful and even desperate circumstances of their lives. By sharing their voices, providing basic information about them, and offering thoughtful analysis of their social situation, this volume combines education and advocacy in an accessible volume responsive to some of the most pressing issues of our time. Although their research methodologies differ, all of the contributors aim to get the facts straight and to set them in a meaningful context.
 
New in the Third Edition: Chapters retained from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised and updated, and five totally new chapters have been added on the topics of:
*young people pushed into the “school-to-prison” pipeline;
*the “environmental landscape” of two out-of-school Mexican migrant teens in the rural Midwest;
*the perceptions and practices, in and outside schools, that construct African American boys as school failures;
*negative portrayals of blackness in the context of understanding the “collateral damage of continued white privilege”; and
*working-class pregnant and parenting teens’ efforts to create positive identities for themselves.
 
Of interest to a broad range of researchers, students, and practitioners across the field of education, this compelling book is accessible to all readers. It is particularly appropriate as a text for courses that address the social context of education, cultural and political change, and public policy, including social foundations of education, sociology of education, multicultural education, curriculum studies, and educational policy.
Critical Race Feministas:living And Learning In The Borderlands
by Burciaga, Rebeca | Carmona, Judith | Delgado Bernal, Dolores | Yosso, Tara J.
Publish: Dec 2022
ISBN-13: 9780415812184
ISBN-10:0415812186
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

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The New Early Years Professional
by Nurse, Angela D.
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415585149
ISBN-10:0415585147
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$170.00

Book Description

Issues to do with early years are a government and national focus in the UK. In England the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage and th
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Issues to do with early years are a government and national focus in the UK. In England the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the extension of the Early Years Professional Status programme have brought with them new questions for practitioners, both philosophically and professionally.

Celebrating the spirit of, and need for, increased multi-disciplinary working and co-operation in the care and education of children, this book brings together the dilemmas and debates in the study of early childhood. It supports the reader in understanding the background and context and encourages them to reflect on the challenges and possibilities of future early years and integrated working.

This new edition incorporates recent legislation such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and a detailed discussion of the issues surrounding child protection, the role of the social worker and children’s health. Chapters include:

  • safeguarding children
  • play and creativity
  • birth to three
  • special education needs
  • children’s learning
  • child development and psychology
  • health issues for children and families.

Adopting an analytical and reflective style appropriate for degree-level and postgraduate study, this book is a core text for all students on Early Childhood Studies and Early Years courses.

The New Early Years Professional
by Nurse, Angela D.
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415585156
ISBN-10:0415585155
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$43.98

Book Description

Issues to do with early years are a government and national focus in the UK. In England the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage and th
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Issues to do with early years are a government and national focus in the UK. In England the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the extension of the Early Years Professional Status programme have brought with them new questions for practitioners, both philosophically and professionally.

Celebrating the spirit of, and need for, increased multi-disciplinary working and co-operation in the care and education of children, this book brings together the dilemmas and debates in the study of early childhood. It supports the reader in understanding the background and context and encourages them to reflect on the challenges and possibilities of future early years and integrated working.

This new edition incorporates recent legislation such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and a detailed discussion of the issues surrounding child protection, the role of the social worker and children’s health. Chapters include:

  • safeguarding children
  • play and creativity
  • birth to three
  • special education needs
  • children’s learning
  • child development and psychology
  • health issues for children and families.

Adopting an analytical and reflective style appropriate for degree-level and postgraduate study, this book is a core text for all students on Early Childhood Studies and Early Years courses.

Radical Traditions In Education In The 21st Century
by Jones, Ken
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415487825
ISBN-10:041548782X
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$180.00

Book Description

For much of the twentieth century, education was powerfully if never decisively shaped by the activities of social and political movements. Coverin
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For much of the twentieth century, education was powerfully if never decisively shaped by the activities of social and political movements. Covering a range of issues – from classroom practice to policy agenda - this book traces the impact of such movements on educational practice. It also considers their current predicament: one of the unstudied aims of the neo-liberal policies that have swept through education has been to sever the education/social movement connection, and in doing so to create new agencies of educational change, with very different orientations and commitments from those of the past. At the same time, however, as it seeks to sideline the past, policy orthodoxy also tries, in significant ways, seeks to make use of ideas and practices deriving from the practice of an earlier period.

Examining the continuing conflicts that attend the imposition of neo-liberal policies, the book explores the uncertain future of radical educational traditions. It draws attention to the significance of these issues for a research community that, itself under pressure from new policy orthodoxies, has often overlooked them.

Radical Traditions In Education In The 21st Century
by Jones, Ken
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Feb 2015
ISBN-13: 9780415487894
ISBN-10:0415487897
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$55.98

Book Description

For much of the twentieth century, education was powerfully if never decisively shaped by the activities of social and political movements. Coverin
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For much of the twentieth century, education was powerfully if never decisively shaped by the activities of social and political movements. Covering a range of issues – from classroom practice to policy agenda - this book traces the impact of such movements on educational practice. It also considers their current predicament: one of the unstudied aims of the neo-liberal policies that have swept through education has been to sever the education/social movement connection, and in doing so to create new agencies of educational change, with very different orientations and commitments from those of the past. At the same time, however, as it seeks to sideline the past, policy orthodoxy also tries, in significant ways, seeks to make use of ideas and practices deriving from the practice of an earlier period.

Examining the continuing conflicts that attend the imposition of neo-liberal policies, the book explores the uncertain future of radical educational traditions. It draws attention to the significance of these issues for a research community that, itself under pressure from new policy orthodoxies, has often overlooked them.

Leadership, Accountability, And Culture
by Barzana, Giovanna
Publish: Feb 2020
ISBN-13: 9780415876100
ISBN-10:0415876109
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$195.62

Book Description

Accountability, as a set of formal and informal practices making schools answerable to various constituencies and stakeholders, is a crucial issue
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Accountability, as a set of formal and informal practices making schools answerable to various constituencies and stakeholders, is a crucial issue for principals all over the world. It is the object of an intensive debate both in the contexts where it has a stronger tradition, as well as in the ones where it is progressively gaining more space. This book examines the cultural aspects that inform the conceptualisations and the perceptions of educational accountability in different societal contexts and the influences they have on the role of school leaders. On the basis of a comparison of the data collected through the analysis of policy documents and in-depth interviews with key informants in four different educational systems throughout the world, Barzanò presents a picture of the ways accountability mechanisms vary and are made sense of in the frameworks of different cultural and societal traditions, both at the levels of policy and practice.

Jumpstart Literacy & ICT
by Corbett, Pie | Mitchell, David
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Mar 2016
ISBN-13: 9780415632775
ISBN-10:0415632773
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$29.79

Book Description

Jumpstart! Literacy and ICT brings together the creative world of language and technology in the bestselling and hugely popular format of
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Jumpstart! Literacy and ICT brings together the creative world of language and technology in the bestselling and hugely popular format of the jumpstart series .

This invaluable teacher aid is a collection of fun games and activities that use technology to stimulate imaginative discussion, trigger deep thinking as well as deepening reading and writing. Like the best-selling \'Jumpstart! Literacy\', this book contains imaginative \'quick-fire\' ideas that can be used as \'warm-ups\' and starters or be developed into lessons. There are over a hundred creative and provocative games that capitalise on children\'s interest in technology, focussing on developing literacy. It includes:

* spelling games;

* sentence gymnastics;

* using images for all types of writing;

* reading games;

* how to begin and develop blogging safely;

* using an authentic global audience to engage pupils.

* ideas for blog posts that will inspire and engage your pupils.

 

As well as blogging the book will also cover podcasting, vodcasting, wikis, forums, email, tweeting, reviewing books online, sharing images, youtube, animation, films and multimedia presentations. The book will also feature ICT Top 10s throughout and each chapter will would include numerous games and activities. This book will be accompanied by a DVD containing downloadable resources, images, video clips, blog templates, and website links.

Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, this new ‘Jumpstart!’ brings together Pie Corbett\'s imaginative approaches to literacy with the powerhouse of David Mitchell\'s ICT and will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.

Engaging Learners With Complex Learning Difficulties And Disabilities:a Resource Book For Teachers And Teaching Assistants
by Carpenter, Barry | Egerton, Jo | Cockbill, Beverley | Bloom, Tamara | Fotheringham, Jodie | Rawson, Hollie | Thistlethwaite, Jane
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Feb 2015
ISBN-13: 9780415812726
ISBN-10:0415812720
Status:Published

Price: S$180.00

Book Description

Children and young people with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD) have co-existing and overlapping conditions which can manifest
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Children and young people with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD) have co-existing and overlapping conditions which can manifest in complex learning patterns, extreme behaviours and a range of socio-medical needs which are new and unfamiliar to many educators. Their combination of issues and layered needs – mental health, relationship, behavioural, physical, medical, sensory, communication and cognitive – mean they often disengage from learning and challenge even our most experienced teachers.

This book provides school practitioners and leaders with an approach and resources to engage this often disenfranchized group of children in learning. The Engagement for Learning Framework has been developed and trialled by over 100 educational settings (both special and mainstream) with learners from early years to post-16. It gives practitioners from a range of disciplines a shared means of assessing, recording and developing personalized learning pathways and demonstrating progression for these children. The focus on inquiry means that however complex a young person’s needs, educators will be able to apply the approach.

This practical and engaging book provides literature, tools and case study examples outlining who children and young people with CLDD are, why their engagement for learning is important and how the Engagement for Learning Framework can be used effectively by teachers and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for these children.

Engaging Learners With Complex Learning Difficulties And Disabilities : A Resource Book For Teachers And Teaching Assistants
by Carpenter, Barry ... [et al.]
Publish: Feb 2015
ISBN-13: 9780415812740
ISBN-10:0415812747
Status:Published

Price: S$52.15

Book Description

Children and young people with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD) have co-existing and overlapping conditions which can manifest
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Children and young people with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD) have co-existing and overlapping conditions which can manifest in complex learning patterns, extreme behaviours and a range of socio-medical needs which are new and unfamiliar to many educators. Their combination of issues and layered needs � mental health, relationship, behavioural, physical, medical, sensory, communication and cognitive � mean they often disengage from learning and challenge even our most experienced teachers.

This book provides school practitioners and leaders with an approach and resources to engage this often disenfranchized group of children in learning. The Engagement for Learning Framework has been developed and trialled by over 100 educational settings (both special and mainstream) with learners from early years to post-16. It gives practitioners from a range of disciplines a shared means of assessing, recording and developing personalized learning pathways and demonstrating progression for these children. The focus on inquiry means that however complex a young person’s needs, educators will be able to apply the approach.

This practical and engaging book provides literature, tools and case study examples outlining who children and young people with CLDD are, why their engagement for learning is important and how the Engagement for Learning Framework can be used effectively by teachers and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for these children.

A Practical Guide To Teaching Modern Languages In The Secondary School
by Pachler, Norbert | Redondo, Ana
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415633321

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$46.56

Book Description

A Practical Guide to Teaching Modern Languages in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for student
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A Practical Guide to Teaching Modern Languages in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for student teachers, NQTs and teachers in their early professional development. Written by a team of expert professionals, it offers a wide range of strategies for successful teaching in the languages classroom. Divided into three sections it covers:

  • pedagogical issues and planning
  • development of key skills, knowledge and understanding
  • broader perspectives on language teaching

The guide extends the popular Learning to Teach Modern Foreign Languages in the Secondary School by providing detailed examples of theory in practice, based on the most up-to-date research and practice, as well as links to relevant sources supporting evidence-informed practice.

This fully revised and updated second edition includes new chapters on homework, motivation and less widely taught languages, while sections on reading and writing, planning, and culture and diversity have been significantly updated to reflect recent changes in research, practice and policy.

Developing Attachment In Early Years Settings : Nurturing Secure Relationships From Birth To Five Years
by Read, Veronica
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415825573
ISBN-10:0415825571
Status:Published

Price: S$37.24

Book Description

Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners� advice on transl
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Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners� advice on translating attachment principles into practice in their settings. It clearly explains how knowledge about attachment theory underpins everyday practice and highlights the crucial role of secure attachments in young children’s learning and development.

Developing Attachments in Early Years Settings examines the importance of emotional� ‘holding� and the nurturing of individual relationships within group childcare. The book aims to help you make a real difference to young children’s sense of self and emotional security by being ‘tuned in�, available, responsive and consistent.

With a strong focus on facilitating secure attachments from the beginning and guidance on how to observe young children effectively, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include:

    • How to make a positive contribution to good practice for Government funded 2 year olds
    • A new chapter on the Emotional Environment and the Developing Brain
    • Expansion of material on the importance of the outdoors, as well as Nurture group practice
    • Additional material about working in partnership with parents and developing positive relationships

Each chapter includes a personal reflection exercise and a positive contribution to good practice section. With its accessible approach, this book is essential reading for both practitioners and students looking for guidance on how to nurture secondary attachment relationships in group care settings.

Developing Attachment In Early Years Settings
by Read, Veronica
Edition: 2nd
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415825566

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

Book Description

Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners advice on implementing att
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Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners advice on implementing attachment principles in their setting. It clearly explains how knowledge about such thinking underpins everyday practice such as the role of the Key Person and highlights the crucial role of secure attachments in young children’s learning and development.

The book examines the importance of emotional ‚holding‘ and the nuturing of individual relationships within group childcare and aims to help you make a real difference to young children’s sense of self and emotional security by being ‘tuned in’, available, responsive and consistent.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include:

    • Links at the end of each chapter to the revised EYFS as well as Scottish and Welsh curricula
    • A new brief new chapter on brain development
    • Expansion of material in the book on Nurture Groups
    • Additional material on empathy and the outdoors
    • ‚How to make a positive contribution to good practice‘ boxes
    • Special consideration for the under twos.

With opportunities for personal reflection, this book is essential reading for both practitioners and students looking for guidance on how to nurture secondary attachment relationships in group care settings.

Learning To Teach Modern Languages In The Secondary School
by Pachler, Norbert | Evans, Michael | Redondo, Ana | Fisher, Linda
Edition: 4th ed.
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415689960

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$52.15

Book Description

This book has established itself as the leading textbook for student teachers of modern foreign languages in the UK and internationally. The practical
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This book has established itself as the leading textbook for student teachers of modern foreign languages in the UK and internationally. The practical focus of the book is underpinned by a theoretical perspective and backed up by the latest research, encouraging the reader to develop a personal approach to foreign language teaching.
The Really Useful Art Book
by Benbow, Elaine
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9780415678353
ISBN-10:0415678358
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$46.56

Book Description

The Really Useful Art Book offers busy training and practising teachers lively, stimulating and highly practical guidance to support teaching art i
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The Really Useful Art Book offers busy training and practising teachers lively, stimulating and highly practical guidance to support teaching art in the primary classroom.

Fully illustrated with samples of real children’s work and packed with ideas, activities and ready-to-use templates, it helps you develop your own subject knowledge and confidence in order to improve teaching and learning. It covers all aspects of the art and design curriculum and provides a succinct, accessible introduction to why art is an important part of the school curriculum, how children’s skills develop and how art can be used in cross-curricular topic work. The straightforward, approach covers:

« Drawing

« Painting

« Printing

« 3-D Work

« Progression in art

« Supporting SEN and G&T pupils

« Using artists’ work and ICT

« Health and safety and organising the classroom

« Designing beautiful classroom displays

« Useful resources and ideas for planning

 

The Really Useful Art Book is a colourful compendium of advice and ideas, perfect for non-specialists who wish to ensure all their learners enjoy successful art lessons.

Curriculum In Abundance
by Jardine, David W. | Friesen, Sharon | Clifford, Patricia
Edition: 1st
Publish: Nov 2015
ISBN-13: 9781138169050
ISBN-10:1138169056
Status:Published

Price: S$204.93

Book Description

In this text Jardine, Clifford, and Friesen set forth their concept of curriculum as abundance and illustrate its pedagogical applications thro
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In this text Jardine, Clifford, and Friesen set forth their concept of curriculum as abundance and illustrate its pedagogical applications through specific examples of classroom practices, the work of specific children, and specific dilemmas, images, and curricular practices that arise in concrete classroom events. The detailed classroom examples and careful philosophical explorations illustrate the difference it makes in educational theory and classroom practice to think of the curriculum topics entrusted to teachers and students in schools as abundant.
 
The central idea is that viewing what is available to teachers and students in classrooms as abundant, rather than scarce, makes available the unseen histories, language, images, and ideas in everyday classroom life–makes it possible to break open the flat, literal “ordinariness” of classroom events, makes their complex and contested meanings visible, understandable, and pedagogically useful. Understanding the disciplines entrusted to schools (such as mathematics, writing, reading) as living inheritances, not as inert, finished, static, manipulable objects, means that the work of the classroom requires getting in on the real, living conversations that constitute these disciplines as they actually function in the classroom. This view of curriculum as abundance has a profound effect on classroom practice.
 
Curriculum in Abundance addresses curriculum and teaching topics such as mathematics, science, environmental education, social studies, language arts, and the arts curriculum; issues that arise from inviting student-teachers and practicing teachers into the idea of curriculum of abundance; the issue of information and communications technologies in the classroom; and the philosophical underpinnings of constructivism and the dilemmas it poses to thinking about curriculum in abundance. All of the chapters provide images of how to conduct interpretive research in the classroom.
 
This critically important text for undergraduate and master’s-level courses on curriculum methods, curriculum theory, teacher research, and philosophy of education speaks eloquently to students, teachers, teacher educators, and researchers across the field of education.
Transformative Change And Real Utopias In Early Childhood Education
by Moss, Peter | Urban, Mathias
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415656009

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

Book Description

Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue among national governments and international organisations, promising high returns on so
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Early childhood education and care is a major policy issue among national governments and international organisations, promising high returns on social investment. Policy discussions are dominated by one model of provision, infused by neoliberal thinking, which constructs a formula of ‘high quality’, standardised goals and competition.

This ground-breaking new book explores an alternative: an early childhood education and care with democracy and experimentation as fundamental values, providing a public space for citizens, young and adult, to encounter and create many projects, creating a collective workshop of many possibilities.

By exploring what conditions might support and sustain this alternative, including an ‘educative commune’, a competent system and a professional workforce at ease with diversity and complexity, subjectivity and uncertainty, democracy and experimentation, Professors Moss and Urban consider some of the issues involved in moving from the current model to this alternative: how, for example, might services be ‘de-marketised’ and ‘de-privatised’?

The case for change is made more urgent because of the current crisis in many intersecting dimensions: economic, political and environmental, and this book argues that the current dominant model, with its instrumental rationality and will to mastery, is complicit in the crisis. The authors’ model of an education of democracy and experimentation heralds a radical new direction for early childhood studies, and will be essential reading for students, researchers and academics in this rapidly evolving field.

Handbook Of Orthography And Literacy
by Joshi, R. Malatesha | Aaron, P.G.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415648288

Status:Published

Price: S$48.44

Book Description

Until about two decades ago, the study of writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition was sparse and generally modeled after studie
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Until about two decades ago, the study of writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition was sparse and generally modeled after studies of English language learners. This situation is now changing. As the worldwide demand for literacy continues to grow, researchers from different countries with different language backgrounds have begun examining the connection between their writing systems and literacy acquisition. This text, which derives from a NATO sponsored conference on orthography and literacy, brings together the research of 70 scholars from across the world--the largest assemblage of such experts to date. Their findings are grouped into three parts, as follows:

Part I, Literacy Acquisition in Different Writing Systems, describes the relationship between orthography and literacy in twenty-five orthographic systems. This section serves as a handy reference source for understanding the orthographies of languages as diverse as Arabic, Chinese, English, Icelandic, Kannada, and Kishwahili.

Part II, Literacy Acquisition From a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, makes direct comparisons of literacy acquisition in English and other orthographic systems. The overall conclusion that emerges from these eight chapters is that the depth of an orthographic system does influence literacy acquisition primarily by slowing down the acquisition of reading skills. Even so, studies show that dyslexic readers can be found across all orthographic systems whether shallow or deep, which shows that dyslexia also has internal cognitive and biological components.

Part III, Literacy Acquisition: Instructional Perspectives, explores literacy acquisition from developmental and instructional perspectives and ends with a look into the future of literacy research.

This Handbook is appropriate for scholars, researchers, and graduate students in such diverse fields as cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, literacy education, English as a second language, and communication disorders.
Teacher Training And The Education Of Black Children
by Maylor, Uvanney
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415897624

Status:Published

Price: S$158.36

Book Description

This book is designed to challenge dominant educational discourses on the underachievement of Black children and to engender new understandings in
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This book is designed to challenge dominant educational discourses on the underachievement of Black children and to engender new understandings in initial teacher education (ITE) about Black children's education and achievement. Based in empirical case study work and theoretical insights drawn from Bourdieu, hooks, Freire, and Giroux, Maylor calls for Black children's underachievement to be (re)theorised and (re)conceptualised within teacher education, and for students and teachers to become more 'race'- and 'difference'-minded in their practice.

Workplace Learning In Physical Education
by Rossi, Tony | hunter, lisa | Christensen, Erin | Doune Macdonald,
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415673655
ISBN-10:0415673658
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$170.00

Book Description

Pre-service and beginning teachers have to negotiate an unfamiliar and often challenging working environment, in both teaching spaces and staff spa
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Pre-service and beginning teachers have to negotiate an unfamiliar and often challenging working environment, in both teaching spaces and staff spaces. Workplace Learning in Physical Education explores the workplace of teaching as a site of professional learning. Using stories and narratives from the experiences of pre-service and beginning teachers, the book takes a closer look at how professional knowledge is developed by investigating the notions of ‘professional’ and ‘workplace learning’ by drawing on data from a five year project. The book also critically examines the literature associated with, and the rhetoric that surrounds ‘the practicum’, ‘fieldwork’ ‘school experience’ and the ‘induction year’.

The book is structured around five significant dimensions of workplace learning:

  • Social tasks of teaching and learning to teach
  • Performance, practice and praxis
  • Identity, subjectivities and the profession/al
  • Space and place for, and of, learning
  • Micropolitics

As well as identifying important implications for policy, practice and research methodology in physical education and teacher education, the book also shows how research can be a powerful medium for the communication of good practice. This is an important book for all students, pre-service and beginning teachers working in physical education, for academics researching teacher workspaces, and for anybody with an interest in the wider themes of teacher education, professional practice and professional learning in the workplace.

Words Their Way For Prek–k
by Johnston, Francine | Invernizzi, Marcia R. | Helman, Lori | Bear, Donald R. | Templeton, Shane
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2014
ISBN-13: 9780132430166
ISBN-10:0132430169
Status:Published

Price: S$38.00

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Words Their Way® with PreK-K is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach p
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Words Their Way® with PreK-K is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills to the youngest readers. Why word study with PreK and kindergarten students? Because the hands-on approach motivates them, keeps them engaged, and helps them built literacy skills. The word study approach as outlined by renowned Words Their Way® authors is a developmentally-driven instructional method. It has always been extremely popular for this developmental approach, as well as its concrete methods for teaching children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
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