Professional Issues for Primary Teachers

Professional Issues for Primary Teachers

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This book deals with the key professional issues faced by students on teacher training courses and practising primary teachers. The authors set out the nature of primary education in England and the professional demands made on primary school teachers by parents, the children themselves, government agencies, society and the profession. Written by Primary PGCE tutors, practising primary teachers, headteachers, and practitioners doing educational research, each chapter offers practical suggestions and in-depth discussion of essential topics including:

} the school environment
} teachers' values and professional practice in primary schools
} primary School Teachers and the Law
} parents' rights and roles in primary education
} special educational needs in mainstream schools
} provision in primary schools for gifted and talented pupils
} education for a multi-cultural society
} spiritual and moral development, and Citizenship Education

This book is important reading for trainee primary teachers following any initial training route; for NQTs and for practising teachers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 170 x 236 x 20mm | 498.96g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 0761944044
  • 9780761944041
  • 637,558

Table of contents

Introduction - Derek Haylock and Ann BrownePrimary Education in England - Ann OliverThe School Environment - Helena CampionTeachers' Values and Professional Practice in Primary Schools - Sue CoxTeaching as a Profession - Ralph ManningPrimary School Teachers and the Law - Peter GibleySchool Governors - Tony BlakeParents and Teachers Working Together - Ann BrowneThe Primary Teachers' Responsibility for Pastoral Care - Gill BlakeSpecial Educational Needs in Mainstream Primary Schools - Ann BrowneTeaching and Learning in Special Schools - Maggie WoodsGifted and Talented Pupils in Primary Schools - Derek HaylockGender Issues in Primary Schools - Jenifer SmithEducation for a Multicultural Society - Fiona ThangataPersonal, Social and Health Education - Rob BarnesSpiritual Development, Moral Development and Citizenship Education - Barbara vanlint and Jacqueline WatsonReligion in the Primary School Context - Linda RudgeInduction into the Profession - Sue Lawes
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About Dr. Ann C. Browne

Ann Browne is teaching fellow at the University of East Anglia and a consultant Derek Haylock is an education consultant and writer in the field of mathematics education. He is a Senior Fellow in Education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he worked for over 30 years in primary teacher training and in education research. He is a major author in education, with a large number of published books and chapters in books. His best-selling Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers (Sage) has been the leader in the field for many years, with a fourth edition published in 2010. Derek's work is characterized by a commitment to explain mathematics in simple and accessible ways and to enable the subject to be taught and learnt with understanding and confidence. He is married, with two grown-up daughters and three grandsons. Outside of mathematics, he is a Free Church elder, plays the trumpet, and is passionate about classical music, cricket, walking (quickly) and cycling (slowly). Derek Haylock has a website at:
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