Education

The Meaning of Infant Teachers' Work

Author: Linda Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 916

Teachers of the youngest children at school were the first to bear the brunt of the policies to change the curriculum after the 1988 Education Act. What did the changes mean to them? How did they perceive their impact upon their work, on standards in the curriculum, on assessment and testing, and on their relationships with pupils and colleagues? How did they cope with stress, long working hours, intrusions into their home lives, and with change imposed from outside? The authors capture in detail the views of thirty infant teachers and compare their subjective perceptions, dominated by a sense of massive change, with the objective record of both continuities and changes in their work.
Education

The Meaning of Infant Teachers' Work

Author: Linda Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 236

Teachers of the youngest children at school were the first to bear the brunt of the policies to change the curriculum after the 1988 Education Act. What did the changes mean to them? How did they perceive their impact upon their work, on standards in the curriculum, on assessment and testing, and on their relationships with pupils and colleagues? How did they cope with stress, long working hours, intrusions into their home lives, and with change imposed from outside? The authors capture in detail the views of thirty infant teachers and compare their subjective perceptions, dominated by a sense of massive change, with the objective record of both continuities and changes in their work.
Early childhood teachers

The Meaning of Infant Teachers' Work

Author: L. Evans

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Early childhood teachers

Page: 256

View: 99

Teachers of the youngest children at school were the first to bear the brunt of the policies to change the curriculum after the 1988 Education Act. What did the changes mean to them? How did they perceive their impact upon their work, on standards in the curriculum, on assessment and testing, and on their relationships with pupils and colleagues? How did they cope with stress, long working hours, intrusions into their home lives, and with change imposed from outside? The authors capture in detail the views of thirty infant teachers and compare their subjective perceptions, dominated by a sense of massive change, with the objective record of both continuities and changes in their work.
Education

Secondary Teachers at Work

Author: R. J. Campbell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 576

Charts and analyses the working days of 384 teachers showing how they spent their working lives, how well matched their teaching was to their academic background, and the balance between teaching and other aspects of their work.
Education

Teachers Matter: Connecting Work, Lives And Effectiveness

Author: Day, Christopher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 602

Based on a DfES funded study of 300 teachers in 100 primary and secondary schools in England, the authors identify different patterns of influence and effect between groups of teachers, which provide powerful evidence of the complexities of teachers' work, lives, identity and commitment, in relation to their sense of agency, well-being, resilience and pupil attitudes and attainment. This, in turn, provides a clear message for teachers, teachers' associations, school leaders and policy makers internationally, in understanding and supporting the need to build and sustain school and classroom effectiveness.
Education

Primary Teachers at Work

Author: Jim Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 576

The first part of this book charts and analyses the working days of 326 primary school teachers. It shows how they spent their working lives, the nature of the curriculum they taught, and analyses their work into five main categories: Teaching, Preparation, Administration, Professional Development and Other Activities. The second part comments on the findings by relating them to issues of school management and curriculum manageability and looks at how the idea of `conscientiousness' among primary school teachers may have lead to their exploitation.
Education

Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers

Author: Mary-Jane Maguire-Fong

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 505

This groundbreaking book explores infants' amazing capacity to learn and presents a reflective approach to teaching inspired by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Readers will find valuable insights into how to design an infant care program, plan curriculum, assess learning, and work with families. User-friendly features include vignettes, photographs of infant classrooms, diagrams and instructive charts, research highlights, and questions for reflection.
Education

Mathematics Teaching in the Early Years

Author: Carol Aubrey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 865

Young children start school already able to do a surprising amount of mathematics. This book examines the nature and origin of subject knowledge and is based on information gathered from observing the interactions between teachers and their first-year pupils. It demonstrates the necessity of the classroom teacher to draw on many kinds of knowledge in order to deal with various issues surrounding classroom learning and teaching. Two important core areas are knowledge of lesson structure and of subject matter; this book address the area of subject matter and, as such, it should be of interest to classroom teachers and lecturers in education.
Education

Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers

Author: Mary Jane Maguire-Fong

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 579

"Maguire-Fong has updated her groundbreaking book designed to assist pre- and inservice professionals working with infants and their families. Each chapter draws from research and real-life infant care settings to provide valuable insights into how to design an infant care program, plan curriculum, assess learning, and work with families"--
Education

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development

Author:

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 1906

View: 509

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive entry point into the existing literature on child development in the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience and sociology. Featuring 171 chapters, across 3 volumes, this work helps readers understand these developmental changes, when they occur, why they occur, how they occur, and the factors that influence development. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis lies mainly in normal growth, primarily from a psychological perspective. Comprehensive and in-depth scholarly articles cover theoretical, applied and basic science topics, providing an interdisciplinary approach. All articles have been completely updated, making this resource ideal for a wide range of readers, including advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and clinicians in developmental psychology, medicine, nursing, social science and early childhood education. Cutting-edge content that cover the period of neonates to age three Organized alphabetically by topic for ease of reference Provides in-depth scholarly articles, covering theoretical, applied and basic science Includes suggested readings at the end of each article
Education, Elementary

Teachers, Pupils, and Primary Schooling

Author: Paul Croll

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Category: Education, Elementary

Page: 166

View: 740

The Primary Assessment, Curriculum and Experience (PACE) project is a unique study of the implementation of the National Curriculum at primary school level in England. The combination of extensive interviews with teachers, headteachers and pupils and detailed observation in classrooms provides the most thorough account available of this major educational innovation. The editor and contributors to this text are all members of the PACE team. Teachers, Pupils and Primary Schooling extends the account in Changing English Primary Schools? (Cassell, 1994) to focus on the National Curriculum as children move from Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) to Key Stage 2 (ages 7-9). The study looks at aspects of continuity in the curriculum, teacher professionalism and pupil perceptions, which have emerged in the analysis of data from the project. Additionally, it incorporates the modification of the National Curriculum following a review by Sir Ron Dearing in 1994 and is informed by a context of uncertainty, critique and constant policy change. All those interested in the impact of the educational changes of the late 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, whether they be academics, teachers, student teachers, school governors or policy-makers, will find this book vital reading.
Education

Infants and Toddlers at Work

Author: Ann Lewin-Benham

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 568

This book contains a wealth of practical and specific activities and materials to use with infants and toddlers to enhance growth and development. Writing in the accessible style that her readers appreciate, Ann Lewin-Benham looks at current research from the neurosciences to show what teachers and childcare providers can do with very young children. For each material or activity presented, the text examines its relation to the rapid brain growth that characterizes the zero to three years, including sensory reception, movement, language, cognition, memory, vision, and motivation. Materials, with guidance for their use and where to find them, include: paint, mark-makers, man-made found objects, natural objects, clay, paper, and light and shadow. This is the definitive guide for trainers and professionals who work with young children. “This book does not patronize or talk down to the reader—it assumes that teachers and parents are eager to think hard about how the brain works and children learn. The information is scientifically up-to-date, and its implications for education are stimulating to laypersons and professionals alike. Reading this book will forever change the way you think about how children learn.” —From the Foreword by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University “Ann Lewin-Benham’s book represents an extraordinarily comprehensive yet usable guide to the neuroscientific state-of-the-art in infant and toddler cognitive development. Full of practical recommendations for engaging young children’s brains with the physical world around them, this volume will connect strongly with educators and caregivers alike.” —Mariale Hardiman, Interim Dean, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University “As we learn more and more from neuroscience about the development of the infant brain, two things have become clear: how competent babies are, and how much they depend on relationships to frame their early development. In her new book Ann Lewin-Benham helps us to understand how to respectfully relate to the developing brain.” —J. Ronald Lally, Co-Director, Center for Child & Family Studies, WestEd
Education

Teacher Morale, Job Satisfaction and Motivation

Author: Linda Evans

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 721

`This book is a wonderfully intimate account of the feelings of teachers about their managers, and a useful staff development tool at INSET or for personal reflection.... One of the excellent strands in this book is the end section of each chapter - A Management Perspective: Issues for Consideration - which will provoke much discussion within actual and aspiring management. Taken out of context each is thought- provoking; in context professionality will be challenged. Recommended for those wishing to improve their management skills, and the seriously nosy!' - Education Review Teacher Morale, Job Satisfaction and Motivation focuses on the much neglected perspective of the 'managed' teacher.
Child development

Infant Curriculum

Author: Edward Tronick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child development

Page: 115

View: 737

Education, Primary

Teaching Infants

Author: Trevor Kerry

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN:

Category: Education, Primary

Page: 184

View: 948

Exploring both the essential skills and the key issues of infant teaching, this book offers student and practising teachers a range of exercises and activities which are designed to promote their own professional development. The skills covered include coping with play, the teaching of number, pre-reading and early reading, and raising early scientific awareness. Issues in the management of learning are also discussed, such as classroom organization, making effective use of ancillary help, and the aims of a curriculum.

Journal. Appendix

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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