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ERIC Number: ED527843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-15
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4155-4958-5
Politics and the Primary Teacher. Understanding Primary Education Series
Cunningham, Peter
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"Politics and the Primary Teacher" is an accessible introduction to some of the thorniest aspects of a primary teacher's role. It aims to support your understanding of the constant changes in education policy, give you confidence to engage critically with current political debates, and consider how you might shape your response accordingly. Including questions for reflection, and selected further reading and resources, it examines the complex interface between the work of a teacher and the world beyond the classroom walls. Key issues explored include: (1) assessment, testing, league tables and national accountability measures; (2) the media's impact in shaping both local and national views about education; (3) political implications of new policies such as academies and free schools; (4) conditions of work in the classroom and "workforce remodelling"; (5) the curriculum, its purposes and structure; (6) pedagogy and teaching methods; and (7) education for citizenship, health and well-being. "Politics and the Primary Teacher" is essential reading for all education professionals who want to think more deeply about primary education, what it offers, and how children, families and communities are served by the primary school.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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