The motivation for smaller classes has traditionally been for students to receive more individual attention and be provided with a curriculum that promotes student centred learning. However, in Asia where student engagement is generally over 90% in primary school classrooms, the justification for...
To Be Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge
Focusing on pupils moving from primary to middle or secondary school, it describes and evaluates the schools’ programmes to ease transfer, and includes material provided by the pupils themselves. The main body of the book is a rich and detailed account of the first months of life in new secondary...
Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge
From Political Visions to Classroom Reality
What lessons can we learn from the relationship between policy-makers and schools over the life of the ‘New’ Labour and its predecessor Conservative government? What happened to ‘Education, Education, Education’ as it travelled from political vision to classroom practice? What are the lasting...
Published September 15th 2010 by Routledge
20 Years On
The ORACLE (Observation and Classroom Learning and Evaluation) and its follow-up study address the following questions:Has teaching in the primary school changed over the past twenty years?Has pupil performance improved or declined?Are the links between certain teacher approaches and pupil...
Published November 14th 2001 by Routledge
In recent years primary education has been the subject of continuing debate with questions of standards and their apparent decline being raised with alarming regularity. Central in informing these debates has been the ORACLE study of groupwork in primary classrooms. Published during the 1980s,...
Published February 10th 1999 by Routledge
Drawing on the work of Vygotsky, the authors look at the social and emotional advantages children can gain from working together. They use case studies derived from the ORACLE II group work project at Leicester, and also take into account the advances made in collaborative group work in other...
Published May 6th 1992 by Routledge