Teacher Change and Development

If the future of any society can be pinpointed, it is with the teachers who help form the citizens of tomorrow. Sometimes their impact is equal to the parents and sometimes surpasses it by not a small measure. But how must teachers change to be sure that they move with the times and do not lose that role in society? This book delves into this issue.


Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools

A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, this book introduces and explores the contemporary issues and key ideas entailed in the teaching and learning of this subject.
This book is concerned with exploring the bigger picture of mathematics education, and is aimed particularly at those learning to teach mathematics; teachers in the classroom who want to continue thinking and developing as mathematics teachers; and those concerned with education who would like to be better informed about mathematics education. Divided into seven sections to help structure reading, this book offers a completely up-to-date, comprehensive overview, written by the most-known, well-respected experts in the field.


Professional Studies in Primary Education

This textbook provides a wide-ranging overview of everything you will need to know to prepare you for initial teacher training and your early career in the primary classroom.

Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives you a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools.

Key new edition features:

  • Updated coverage of education policy
  • Links to the Teachers’ Standards
  • A new Work in Schools feature addressing key issues student teachers encounter
  • Extended coverage of planning and assessment
  • A new chapter on workplace learning exploring how to develop as a classroom professional
  • Coverage of differences in teaching throughout the UK.

This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, Bed, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT) routes into teaching.

Additional online resources at www.uk.sagepub.com/cooper
There are also updated free resources supporting and extending chapters, including activities, case studies, further reading and useful web links.

Hilary Cooper is Professor Emeritus of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria.


Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom, 1992-1995

This latest volume of the Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom lists all the major research projects being undertaken in Britain during the latter months of 1992, the whole of 1993 and 1994 and the early months of 1995.
Each entry provides names and addresses of the researchers, a detailed abstract, the source and amount of the grant(where applicable), the length of the project and details of published material about the research.

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education receives more attention and funding today than ever before, yet the quality of available programs varies widely. What interventions are most effective for promoting young children’s school readiness? How can educators partner successfully with diverse families to help close the income- and race-based achievement gap? What are the obstacles to dissemination of evidence-based child care and preschool practices, and how can these obstacles be overcome? Bringing together foremost experts, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Part I describes the contemporary landscape of early education in the United States: what programs are in place; how they are utilized, administered, and funded; and their educational aims. Part II presents cutting-edge research on curricula and teaching methods that work. Coverage encompasses strategies for fostering specific skills–including language, literacy, and early mathematics and science–and for enhancing academic development overall. Next, Part III turns to the critical areas of social development and the family context of early education. Chapters describe exemplary approaches to supporting young children’s executive functioning, self-regulation, social-emotional learning, and mental health. Rounding out the volume, Part IV addresses ways to better serve children with special needs, as well as how to strengthen the roles of early educators through professional development, higher education, and certification. Comprehensive and authoritative, this volume combines an impeccable research grounding with a strong applied focus. It belongs on the desks of researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in early education, early literacy, child development, and special education; school and child care administrators; and education policymakers.


The “People Power” Education Superbook: Book 18. School Teacher Resource Guide

I was a teacher for awhile. I started because I liked education and wanted to do something to express myself creatively but after I taught a basic psychology course called Human Growth & Development over 30 times, I said to myself I don’t believe in the fake science of psychology anymore. I could keep doing this to earn a living but everyday I feel like I’m wasting my life. The point is that it’s a great profession if you like the course material and the students who are mostly young, well-intentioned and inspired. I’m pro-teacher because I was one. I think it’s one of the few truly honorable professions. This is not a teacher job book. I wrote a separate book for that. In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have. Lee Iacocca


Teaching Physical Education 5-11

Written by a team of experienced teacher educators, this textbook is designed for initial teacher training and for newly qualified teachers in physical education for five- to 11-year-olds. It covers the range of activities, from gymnastics to dance, adventurous activities to health education. It blends theory and practice, providing worksheets, sample documents and reports, and it covers pedagogical concepts, such as progression, differentiation, assessment and inclusive education. There is advice not only on teaching and learning but also on subject leadership and co-ordination. The treatment, which includes local authority and inspectoral perspectives, should show students how to meet requirements for qualified teacher status in this subject.