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Professional Issues for Primary Teachers

Professional Issues for Primary Teachers

First Edition
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April 2004 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book deals with the key professional issues faced by students on teacher training courses and practicing 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, practicing 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 practicing teachers.

Derek Haylock and Ann Browne
Ann Oliver
Primary Education in England
Helena Campion
The School Environment
Sue Cox
Teachers' Values and Professional Practice in Primary Schools
Ralph Manning
Teaching as a Profession
Peter Gibley
Primary School Teachers and the Law
Tony Blake
School Governors
Ann Browne
Parents and Teachers Working Together
Gill Blake
The Primary Teachers' Responsibility for Pastoral Care
Ann Browne
Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Primary Schools
Maggie Woods
Teaching and Learning in Special Schools
Derek Haylock
Gifted and Talented Pupils in Primary Schools
Jenifer Smith
Gender Issues in Primary Schools
Fiona Thangata
Education for a Multicultural Society
Rob Barnes
Personal, Social and Health Education
Barbara vanlint and Jacqueline Watson
Spiritual Development, Moral Development and Citizenship Education
Linda Rudge
Religion in the Primary School Context
Sue Lawes
Induction into the Profession

This text deals with a huge range of different issues likely to be faced in the primary classroom. Being published initially in 2004 it is slightly out of date e.g. references to National Literacy Strategy. Perhaps a revised edition is due.

Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
December 18, 2012

Very broad range of topics that are particularly suited to final year students/NQTs.

Mrs Lyn Penfold
Education, Roehampton University
September 16, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 11

Ann C Browne

Derek Haylock

Derek Haylock is an education writer, with an extensive list of publications in the field of mathematics education. He worked for over 30 years in teacher education, both initial and in-service, and was Co-Director of Primary Initial Teacher Training and responsible for the mathematics components of the primary programmes at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. He has considerable practical experience of teaching and researching in primary classrooms. His work in mathematics education has taken him to Germany, Belgium, Lesotho, Kenya, Brunei, India and Sweden. As well as his publications in the field of education, he has written... More About Author

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