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Primary Education at a Hinge of History

By Colin Richards

Routledge – 1999 – 160 pages

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    978-0-7507-0985-9
    June 9th 1999
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    978-0-7507-0986-6
    June 24th 1999

Description

Primary education is currently at the centre of political attention. Reform is constantly under consideration, though the leading proponents of reform are often far removed from the classroom and the world of hard-pressed, demoralised primary teachers. Colin Richards rectifies this by communicating the big picture of primary school culture. He takes the world of the primary school since Plowden (1967) and traces perennial and emergent issues - the issues that need to be understood in order to make a difference to the future of primary education. Through constructive criticism of the national curriculum, OFSTED, ITT and teaching methodology the book will influence and improve the understanding of policy makers, headteachers, governors and teachers and students.

Reviews

'…a lucid, accessible and provoking examination of the past and present place of primary education which inevitably raises many more questions for professionals and policy makers.' - Educational Review

Name: Primary Education at a Hinge of History (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Colin Richards. Primary education is currently at the centre of political attention. Reform is constantly under consideration, though the leading proponents of reform are often far removed from the classroom and the world of hard-pressed, demoralised primary teachers...
Categories: Education, Primary/Elementary Education