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White, Hilary – SAGE Publications, 2005
This book focuses on literacy development during the all-important Foundation Stage years. It is aimed at anyone who works with the three-plus age group -- nursery nurses, nursery teachers, Reception class teachers, nursery and Reception assistants and students practising in day nurseries, nursery schools or Reception classes. The book sets out…
Descriptors: Play, Picture Books, Literacy, Reading Instruction
Mason, John; Graham, Alan; Johnson-Wilder, Sue – SAGE Publications, 2005
This book is for people with an interest in algebra whether as a learner, or as a teacher, or perhaps as both. It is concerned with the "big ideas" of algebra and what it is to understand the process of thinking algebraically. The book has been structured according to a number of pedagogic principles that are exposed and discussed along the way,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Symbols (Mathematics)
Hanbury, Martin – SAGE Publications, 2005
The book is written for educators in both mainstream and special provision schools, as well as teachers who are new to the field or those who are working in isolation from other specialists, the book gives practical advice on how to employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies. The book includes: (1) an overview of autism and how it affects…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
Dimmock, Clive; Walker, Allan – SAGE Publications, 2005
The aim in writing this book is to explore the relationships between school leadership and culture. Educational leadership is a socially bounded process. It is subject to the cultural traditions and values of the society in which it is exercised. In this it is no different from other social processes. It thus manifests itself in different ways in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Culture
Sutherland, Margaret – SAGE Publications, 2005
After a preface, the first chapter of this book sets out to explore the nature of intelligence. It considers the labels used to describe gifted and talented children and looks at how the adult's beliefs about intelligence will impact on what they do, say and look for in the early years setting. It challenges educators to think about the nature of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Intelligence, Learning Activities
Kellett, Mary – SAGE Publications, 2005
The importance of research in professional and personal development is increasingly being acknowledged. So why should children not benefit in a similar way? Traditionally, children have been excluded from this learning process because research methodology is considered too difficult for them. Principal obstacles focus around three key barriers:…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Data Analysis, Ethics, Research Methodology
Gibson, Suanne; Blandford, Sonia – SAGE Publications, 2005
The purpose of this book is to provide those involved in the delivery and management of mainstream primary and secondary education with guidance, advice and practical examples on managing special educational needs (SEN). The focus is on the management of special educational needs within mainstream settings. This book is organized into the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Leadership, Disabilities
Wellington, Jerry; Bathmaker, Ann Marie; Hunt, Cheryl; McCulloch, Gary; Sikes, Pat – SAGE Publications, 2005
The aim of this book is to support, inform and guide students (and by implication their supervisors) through a doctoral programme. The book is intended for students working towards either a "taught" doctorate (such as an EdD) or a course of study leading to a PhD. The authors recognize that doctoral programmes have changed and these changes are…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Doctoral Programs
Newton, Douglas – SAGE Publications, 2005
A concern for technology teaching and for the plight of teachers (trainee, newly-qualified and experienced) working with children between 3 and 11 years of age has led the author to this book. It is a practical book which gives teachers the information they so they can fit in with the teaching in their school. After a foreword by David Jinks and a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Education, Design, Young Children
Campbell, Anne, Ed.; Fairbairn, Gavin, Ed. – SAGE Publications, 2005
Given that the government is committed to recruiting 50,000 extra teaching and teaching assistants by 2006 (Smithers, Guardian 18 October 2002), arguably the best use of teaching assistants can be achieved when they are properly briefed about the learning outcomes, content and appropriate styles of presentation for the group of pupils with whom…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Educational Needs, Teacher Aides, Student Teachers
Dowling, Marion – SAGE Publications, 2005
The author of this book takes up all the main issues confronting those who work with young children in a wide variety of settings. The explanations, case studies and suggestions provide an invaluable resource for all of those who aim to build solid foundations right from the start. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Confident…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Self Esteem, Individual Development
Porter, Jill; Lacey, Penny – SAGE Publications, 2005
The aim of this book is to provide a source for teachers and other professionals working with children and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities that will enable them to: (1) access selected recent and relevant research in the field of learning difficulties, drawn from a range of disciplines and groups of people; (2) reflect on…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Disabilities, Evaluation Research, Participatory Research
Middlewood, David; Parker, Richard; Beere, Jackie – SAGE Publications, 2005
This book attempts to take a whole school view of approaches to making learning central, so that staffing and structures, external links and resources, are all dealt with in examining ways in which learning schools can evolve. The belief is that unless every aspect of a school's life is put under scrutiny, an emphasis on learning will remain an…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Educational Environment
Derrington, Chris; Groom, Barry – SAGE Publications, 2004
This training guide has been developed and written primarily for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (SENCOs) in primary, secondary and special schools who manage the work of teaching assistants. It will also be of interest to other senior teachers or advisory staff who lead training in the area of behaviour management. There has been a…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Emotional Intelligence, Special Education, Teamwork
Wall, Kate – SAGE Publications, 2004
In this book the author discusses the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) as one in which practitioners are highly committed, dedicated and willing to learn. Generally, they try to do their very best for the children with whom they work. However, the author also shows that the field has hitherto been neglected in the areas of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Special Needs Students, Reflective Teaching, Identification
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