Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, London
- What is the impact of New Labour’s education policies on primary schools?
- What are the main lessons to be learned from recent research on primary schools?
- What are the implications for the future of primary education?
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 analysed to identify the extent to which policy is shaped by past events, trends and assumptions. The contributors consider the future of primary education, offer recommendations at school, LEA and national level, and make suggestions for future research.
Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School emphasises the central importance of taking children’s perspectives into account when making changes in policy and practice. By focusing predominantly on teaching and learning at Key Stage 2, the book addresses the imbalance between the range and depth of information offered on pre-school and infant education and that available on junior teaching.
This is key reading for students on primary initial teacher training programmes, Education Studies students, primary school teachers and classroom assistants, as well as education researchers and school leaders.
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Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors vii
Preface Andrew Pollard xi
Introduction Rosemary Webb 1
Education Policy under New Labour Graham Vulliamy Rosemary Webb 9
National Policy on Primary Education: Inconsistency and Uncertainty over the Whole Curriculum Jim Campbell 18
Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in a Performativity Culture Rosemary Webb 33
From 'TA' to Assessment for Learning: The Impact of Assessment Policy on Teachers' Assessment Practice Caroline Gipps Bet McCallum Eleanore Hargreaves Alison Pickering 47
Pupils' Views of the School Experience Cedric Cullingford 60
Learning to Love Learning? - What the Pupils Think Yolande Muschamp Kate Bullock 71
New Technologies and 'New Teaching': a Process of Evolution? Gary Beauchamp 81
Pedagogy at Key Stage Two: Teaching through Pupil-Teacher Partnership Peter Silcock Mark Brundrett 92
Promoting Inclusive Education: from 'Expertism' to Sustainable Inclusive Practices Elias Avramidis 103
Teaching Strategies for Pupils with SEN: Specialist or Inclusive Pedagogy? Ruth Kershner Lani Florian 115
Widening the Inclusion Agenda: Policy, Practice and Language Diversity in the Primary Curriculum Jean Conteh 128
The Butterfly Effect: Teaching Assistants and Workforce Reform in Primary Schools Hilary Burgess 139
What a Performance! The Impact of Performance Management and Threshold Assessment on the Work and Lives of Primary Teachers Ian Menter Pat Mahony Ian Hextall 149
Leading and Managing Teaching and Learning Linda Hammersley-Fletcher Rosemary Webb 161
Primary Teacher Professionalism Graham Vulliamy 173