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Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education
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Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education

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May 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education is an accessible text that encourages readers to explore deeply the ethics and values surrounding primary education. The text helps the reader to critically reflect on the principles that underpin education. Specifically written for education students in the later years of their course, the text draws on research and practice to explore the challenges and opportunities involved, while helping to develop the reader's own critical thinking skills.

The book begins by asking 'what are ethics and values?' and goes on to explore social diversity and society and education. It considers ethics and values and the curriculum, school organisation and the classroom. A chapter on ethics, values and the teacher encourages the reader to examine their own thoughts about education. Throughout, practical guidance runs alongside structured critical thinking exercises to help the reader and reflect on both theory and practice.

About the Series

Thinking Through Education is a new series of texts designed and written specifically for those education students entering the second or final phase of their degree course. Structured around sets of specific 'skills', each chapter uses critical thinking and reflective exercises to develop greater subject knowledge and critical awareness.

Gianna Knowles
Introduction
Gianna Knowles
What are Ethics and Values?
Vini Lander
Ethics, Values and Social Diversity
Gianna Knowles and Vini Lander
What Does Society Want from Education – What Does it Value about Education?
Linda Copper
Ethics, Values and the Curriculum
Barbara Thompson
Ethics and Values in School Organisation – How Should Schools be Lead and Managed?
Sally Hawkins and Carol Hughes
Ethics and Values in the Classroom – Classroom Management and Managing Behaviour
Linda Cooper
Children and Young People
Glenn Stone
Ethics, Values and the Teacher?

Accessible text that encourages students to think critically about various ethical issues that might be encountered in practice. Such texts are rare.

Mrs Paula Louise Hamilton
School of Education & Community, Glyndwr University
December 15, 2015

For a new citizenship and morality in education module, this book provides concrete examples and excellent analyses in the topic areas we want to cover.
It offers a fresh opportunity for those studying to become teachers to learn about the ethical and moral nature of their practice, which in England, is almost unheard of nowadays.

Mr Lewis Stockwell
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
November 1, 2014

Thought provoking, sensitive choice of topics. This text will be used with Early Years Teachers to help their developing understanding of the ethical and values issues in Primary Education

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
February 25, 2014

This book was engaging in parts but it was, on occasions hard to access. It was a useful text to support the Religious Education element of the course.

Ms Jane Noble
Early years and primary, Institute of Education
January 9, 2014

An excellent text which helps take readers beyond tick-list approaches to ethics and diversity. The numerous critical thinking exercises provide opportunities to explore and challenge practice.

Mr Keith Savage
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
March 13, 2013

A valuable resource for undergraduate trainees. Examining how these elements underpin areas of professional practice is very worthwhile.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
June 21, 2012

This will be an very valuable book for undergraduate students who are starting a new course on ethis and primary teaching. II am requesting copies for the library and will be referring to it throughout my inputs.

Mrs Susan Buckman
Education, Dundee University
June 20, 2012

Excellent text, well written and accessible to a wide level of students

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Institute of Education, Worcester University
June 15, 2012

This contains a helpful range of themes regarding ethical issues in Primary Education

Mrs Kitty Heardman
Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth
June 15, 2012

Gianna Knowles

Gianna Knowles is Principle Lecturer and Head of Partnership (Initial Teacher Education) at London South Bank University . She has also worked with teacher trainee students from across Europe at the University of Jönköping in Sweden. Before working in Higher Education Gianna gained over 12 years experience of teaching in primary schools in England, in London and the Midlands. She has worked in Local Authority Advisory services, working with individual teachers and whole-schools staffs to develop school wide practice and policy. Gianna has experience of being an OfSTED Inspector and reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency. Her research... More About Author

Vini Lander

Vini Lander is the Head of Primary Programmes at the University of Chichester. She was also Deputy Director of Multiverse for 5 years. This was TDA funded professional resource network on achievement and diversity. As part of her role in Multiverse, Vini has delivered training sessions to student teachers and teacher educators on diversity, inclusion and achievement across England. Vini has also delivered lectures to teachers and teacher educators in Berlin Hamburg and Munich./par1/Vini worked in mainstream schools teaching science and A level Biology for a number of years. She also worked in a specialist role with pupils for whom... More About Author

Sally Hawkins

Carol Hughes

Glenn Stone

Glenn Stone is a principal lecturer in education at University of Chichester with the responsibility for co-ordinating the undergraduate primary programme. His research interests include teacher professionalism and the professional education of teachers. Glenn’s doctorate research focused on conceptions of professionalism by early career teachers. He has published on this topic and continues to be an active researcher in the field.  More About Author

Linda Cooper

Linda Cooper is a lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Chichester. She has worked in education for sixteen years both as a primary school teacher and as a lecturer. Before commencing her post at Chichester, Linda also worked at Portsmouth University as a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln with the Initial Teacher Training team. She has a range of interests and has published in the field of technology, physical development and the humanities. More About Author

Barbara Thompson