Curriculum and the Teacher

Author: Nigel Norris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113405016X
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Even though the curriculum can be tightly specified and controlled by strong accountability mechanisms, it is teachers who decisively shape the educational experiences of children and young people at school. Bringing together seminal papers from the Cambridge Journal of Education around the theme of curriculum and the teacher, this book explores the changing conceptions of curriculum and teaching and the changing role of the teacher in curriculum development and delivery. The book is organised around three major themes: Taking its lead from Lawrence Stenhouse, Part One looks at ‘defining the curriculum problem’ from a variety of perspectives and includes papers from some of the most influential curriculum theorists over the last thirty years. Part Two explores the framing of new orders of educational experience. It has papers from leading educational thinkers who have contributed to debates about how to make education more inclusive, humane, liberating, creative and educational. Part Three is focused on teachers and teaching. It offers a selection of papers from significant scholars in the field reflecting on the experience of teaching and how it is personally as well as socially constructed and theorised. The papers are drawn from important and eventful periods of educational history spanning the curriculum reform movement of the 1960s and 1970s to the present age of surveillance, accountability and control. A specially written Introduction contextualises the papers. Part of the Routledge Education Heritage series, Curriculum and the Teacher presents landmark texts from the Cambridge Journal of Education, offering a wealth of material for students and researchers in education.

What Do Philosophers Of Education Do And How Do They Do It

Author: Claudia Ruitenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444322811
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This volume of essays demonstrates and comments on philosophical methods in educational research. Offers a clear picture of what philosophers do when they study education Brings together a series of essays from an international cast of contributors from Canada, UK, Finland, and Cyprus Examines a range of new and established philosophical methods which can be used in educational research Demonstrates how philosophy of education can be understood methodologically Draws from both Continental and Analytical traditions Fills a gap in the research methods literature in education and the social sciences

Education 3 13

Author: Mark Brundrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136156763
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Primary education is one of the most important phases of learning but there remains a scarcity of in-depth research on this vital topic. However, as the focus on improving outcomes increases there is a growing interest internationally in research that helps us to understand the best ways to help young children engage with the curriculum in order that they may have the best possible life chances. This text helps to address these issues and consists of seminal articles derived from the forty-year history of the journal Education 3-13, which can claim to be one of the most important and influential publications in its field. The chapters included have been chosen carefully to represent a wide range of key topics in research on primary education and the text is sub-divided into five sections, each of which has been edited by leading academics who specialise in the topic under scrutiny. The sections include: • Learning and teaching, including the psychology and philosophy of primary education; • Key challenges in primary education, including changes to the governance of schools, and educational management and leadership; • The primary curriculum, including Maths, Science, IT and Technology Education; • The primary curriculum, including English, Humanities and the Arts; and, • Primary teachers’ work and professionalism. Many of the contributions are written by seminal figures in academic research. The text will be especially relevant to students and researchers engaged the study of primary education as well as to practitioners, advisers and policy makers and will prove an invaluable resource for those wishing to gain an overview of research into primary education. It is recommended especially for those who wish to understand the development of primary education and the many twists and turns in theory, practice and policy that have influenced its development over the period of a generation. Those who read the text will come across the origins of many of the ideas that continue to influence primary teaching today as well as very recent research on where we are now in this important subject area.

Nation Building and History Education in a Global Culture

Author: Joseph Zajda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401797293
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This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice. It studies some of the major education reforms and policy issues in history education in a global culture, and regards them in the light of recent shifts in history education and policy research. In doing so, the volume provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, history education and policy-driven reforms. It makes clear that the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms is a strategically significant issue for us all. The book focuses on the importance of nation-building and patriotism in history education, and presents up-to-date research on global trends in history education reforms and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concerns in the field of globalisation, history education and policy research.

Teaching Chinese Japanese and Korean heritage language students

Author: Kimi Kondo-Brown
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
ISBN: 9780805858785
Format: PDF
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This book contributes to building the research knowledge that language teaching professionals need in developing curriculum for the large population of East Asian heritage students (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) in countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia, where speakers of East Asian languages are among the fastest growing populations. Heritage learners are defined as those who initially acquired certain levels of linguistic and cultural competence in a non-dominant language mainly through interaction with foreign-born parents and other family members at home. Heritage language instruction is currently a hot topic and is becoming a sub-discipline within the fields of foreign language education and applied linguistics. Special instruction for heritage language learners is on the rise, particularly in the U.S. and Canada. Providing theoretical and practical information about heritage-language instruction in terms of curriculum design, learner needs, materials development, and assessment procedures, the goal of this book is not only to promote research about heritage students in East Asian languages but also to improve the teaching of these students in various educational settings and all over the world, especially in English speaking countries. Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students is intended as a primary text or reference for researchers, educators, and students in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment studies related to teaching bilingual and heritage students in general and East Asian heritage students in particular.

Creating classroom communities of learning

Author: Roger Barnard
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd
ISBN: 9781847691125
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This is a collection of nine case studies of teachers and young learners in countries as widely separated as USA, Japan and Australia. In each chapter, classroom interaction is interpreted by different authors to illustrate how teachers and their students verbally co-construct culturally appropriate learning attitudes and behaviours. The collection reveals not only similarities and differences across cultural divides, but also how different perspectives can provide alternative and rich interpretations of teaching and learning.

Teaching about Values

Author: Graham Haydon
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780304335596
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As calls for schools to teach right and wrong gather momentum, we need to reflect on what such calls may mean for the ordinary teacher. If morality is to be on the curriculum, it will inevitably be a cross-cumcular issue, and may involve every teacher. But this will place responsibilities on teachers that, so far, they are professionally ill-equipped to handle. Teaching About Values is the first systematic treatment of the subject. It analyses the values of teachers and the values that teachers are supposed to foster. It also acknowledges that questions of values come into almost every educational decision or policy, whether explicitly or implicitly. The book is accessibly written in language that is understandable to the non-philosopher. It is primarily aimed at teachers and student teachers, who need to be able to reflect as clearly as they can on the nature of their enterprise, the values involved in it and the values they bring to it.