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Webb, Rosemary, Ed. – Open University Press, 2006
In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour's Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analyzed to identify the extent…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teachers, Students, Educational Change
Dee, Lesley – Open University Press, 2006
Transition planning for young people with special educational needs is a crucial but often overlooked element of social inclusion. While there is now considerable official guidance on how to manage the school leaving process for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, little is known about how to make effective transitions…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship
Glynn, Ted; Wearmouth, Janice; Berryman, Mere – Open University Press, 2005
In many countries, school populations are becoming increasingly socially and culturally diverse, and delivering effective literacy programmes is becoming more challenging and complex. This book shows schools how to address difficulties with literacy learning experienced by students of diverse backgrounds, by employing strategies that respond to…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Prior Learning, Oral Language, Literacy
Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Hopper, Rosemary – Open University Press, 2005
This book looks at an issue which is at the heart of every classroom, the role that talk plays in children's learning. Drawing on a substantial research base, the book provides useful suggestions to facilitate successful talk between teachers and children to improve learning and raise standards. Through analysing the talk that goes on in primary…
Descriptors: Interaction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
Abbott, Lesley; Langston, Ann – Open University Press, 2004
"Birth to Three Matters" is essential for all those involved in developing policy and providing care and education for children between birth and three. It carefully examines the structure and content of the recently published Birth to Three Matters materials and explores a range of "matters" that impact on the development of quality in early…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, School Safety, Observation, Interaction
Kehily, Mary Jane, Ed. – Open University Press, 2004
Educationalists and social scientists are increasingly interested in childhood as a distinct social category, and Childhood Studies is now a recognized area of research and analysis. This book brings together the key themes of Childhood Studies in a broad and accessible introduction for students and practitioners working in this field.…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Children, Nontraditional Students, Developmental Psychology
Forbes, Ruth – Open University Press, 2004
This book focuses on the need to equip practitioners to meet the play needs of children in today's early years settings. With babies and very young children increasingly being cared for in out-of-home care settings, it is essential for early years practitioners to be responsive and reflective to ensure that these young children's needs are met in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childrens Rights, Play, Interpersonal Relationship