EBOOK: Supporting Pupils with EAL in the Primary Classroom

EBOOK: Supporting Pupils with EAL in the Primary Classroom PDF Author: Virginia Bower
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335264158
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 208
Book Description
Supporting children with English as an additional language (EAL) requires detailed knowledge and understanding of their social, cognitive and linguistic needs. Supporting Pupils with EAL in the Primary Classroom highlights the fundamental principles that underpin teaching and learning, and examines practical strategies for classroom practice. The book focuses on the importance of recognising the knowledge, skills and experience that children with EAL bring to the classroom, whilst identifying the specific support required. It draws on evidence from an extended case study to illustrate essential points and combines this with an examination of relevant theory as well as how this translates to classroom practice. Key features of the book include: • Core knowledge and skills about how to support children with EAL • Case study scenarios to illustrate particular principles, pedagogies and practices • Practical ideas for the classroom throughout Supporting Pupils with EAL in the Primary Classroom is an invaluable text for those in teaching training, qualified teachers, senior managers in schools and those working in initial teacher education. "The author writes about the demands of teaching EAL learners with commitment, knowledge and enthusiasm. She offers the reader insights and examples from her own research and classroom practice, beginning with a discussion of bilingualism and language learning, followed up by an exploration the four skills and assessment in the classroom, as well as a chapter arguing for professional development and research informed teaching. In this chapter she stresses the importance of teachers finding innovative ways to enable EAL learners within the curriculum context. In the final chapter, drawing on the sociocultural framework that informs her work, the author discusses the challenges, constraints and possibilities for supporting EAL children in the wider contexts of pedagogy and policy. Throughout, there are case studies and examples, and the author writes with a sense of optimism that it is in the capacity of teachers to improve the classroom learning opportunities for EAL learners. Written in a personable and accessible style, this book offers an informative foundation for teacher educators and professionals who want to learn more about working with EAL learners." Dr Charlotte Franson, formerly of Canterbury Christ Church University, UK "As a teacher educator, I am often engaged in discussions around trainees' perceptions of the complexities of teaching children learning EAL. This book, rooted in practice based research provides an accessible and informative scaffold for those embarking on a career in teaching. The premise of the 'what' and 'how' is particularly useful and the sequence of chapters provides a well mapped journey for the reader, through the theory, practice and considerations of supporting children learning EAL. Exemplification, through the case study vignettes, poses reflective thinking points that can be readily applied to one’s own practice. Overall, excellent practitioner guidance that both consolidates subject knowledge and provides realistic practice guidance. A title I will be heartily recommending to my students." Gill Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Northampton, UK

EBOOK: The Urban Primary School

EBOOK: The Urban Primary School PDF Author: Meg Maguire
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335226299
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 208
Book Description
This book offers an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and contributions of urban primary schools. The authors set urban education in the wider social context of structural disadvantage, poverty, oppression and exclusion, and reassert some critical urban educational concerns. Recognising that practice needs to be informed by theory, they provide a strong theoretical framework alongside contemporary ethnographic data. Drawing on their extensive experience in urban primary schools, as well as numerous case studies, the authors present a fresh and stimulating view of urban primary schools which will inspire education professionals and academics alike. The Urban Primary School is essential reading for teachers and trainee teachers in urban primary schools, as well as for students of education, policy-makers, parents and school governors.

EBOOK: Primary Languages In Practice: A Guide To Teaching And Learning

EBOOK: Primary Languages In Practice: A Guide To Teaching And Learning PDF Author: Jane Jones
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523982X
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 160
Book Description
"[T]he book addresses an impressive range of relevant issues regarding what effective practice involves and how it can be fostered. The authors wisely position their discussion of these issues in the context of overall school improvement efforts, the changes that are occurring in the primary curriculum, and overall national policies, not least the Every Child Matters agenda" Professor Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester, UK "An excellent introduction that is comprehensive, clear and very readable. It successfully combines theory and practice, interweaving helpful examples with thoughtful discussion of key issues. It should be very valuable to both beginning and more experienced primary language practitioners" Dr Gee Macrory, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK This timely, practical guide will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to be an effective primary languages practitioner. Ideal for those responsible for implementing the National Languages Strategy’s recommendation that each KS2 pupil is taught a language by 2010, the authors offer advice for putting in to practice the statutory requirements and effecting curriculum reform. Both new and experienced teachers will benefit from the coverage of professional learning and reflective practice in school-based and international contexts. Written in a friendly style, the authors offer guidance on embedding languages across the curriculum, planning, teaching and assessment. Theory is related directly to classroom practice using a whole range of features, including: Sample lesson plans and observation reports Questions for reflection and practical activities 'Teachers talking' - snap shots of effective school practice 'Pupils' perspectives' and sample pupil work This book is essential reading for trainee teachers on specialist primary languages training programmes as well as general primary PGCE programmes. It also provides valuable insights for primary teachers, trainers, LA Advisors, and Headteachers.

EBOOK: Classroom Interactions in Literacy

EBOOK: Classroom Interactions in Literacy PDF Author: Eve Bearne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224172
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 226
Book Description
This book examines some of the complexities and debates about language, literacy and learning, challenging current assumptions about shared understanding of pedagogical principles. It foregrounds social and cultural issues and the nature of interaction between children and teachers; children and children; children and texts of all kinds; and the significance of wider interactions within the teaching profession. The contributors revitalise debate about the nature of professional knowledge, provide insights into the detail of classroom discourse and teacher interventions and examine the transformative possibilities of literacy. They argue for a more open and expansive agenda informed by an analytically constructive view of pedagogy and challenge the profession to move from restrictive certainties to the potent possibilities of development through uncertainty and risk.

EBOOK: Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity

EBOOK: Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity PDF Author: Norah Frederickson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262910
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 728
Book Description
Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity 3E has established itself as the textbook on special educational needs (SEN). The new edition of this popular textbook retains its comprehensive, insightful and accessible approach and reflects the latest changes in policy and legislation. It provides a stimulating balance between theory, research and practice as well as a unique analysis of the implications for SEN of linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity. Recognizing the complex and difficult nature of many special educational needs, the authors place a firm emphasis on inclusion and suggest practical strategies enabling professionals to maximise inclusion while at the same time recognizing and supporting diversity. Key features of the third edition include: • The increasingly diverse SEN approaches and legislation across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, within an international context • Provision and arrangements for 16-25 year olds • Identification, assessment and intervention strategies for SEN from the early years • Responding to the diversity of social, emotional and mental health needs within the context of behaviour and discipline in schools Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity 3E is the definitive handbook that supports teachers, educational psychologists, SENCOs, SEN specialist teachers and other professionals in working with children who have SEN in an increasingly diverse society.

EBOOK: Improving Behaviour and Attendance at School

EBOOK: Improving Behaviour and Attendance at School PDF Author: Susan Hallam
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335234801
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 311
Book Description
Behaviour remains a huge issue of concern at all levels of education. This book draws together research and practice to uncover the complexities of improving behaviour and attendance in school and offers a range of practical solutions aimed at tackling behavioural issues and its prevention for schools, teachers, non-teaching staff, and those working to support them in Local Authorities. It considers current concerns relating to the behaviour of children and young people, the theoretical underpinnings of possible approaches to improving behaviour and attendance, as well as what we know about the causes of disaffection. In exploring ways that behaviour and attendance can be improved, the authors examine a range of perspectives including school management and whole school policies, and behaviour in and around the school, in the classroom, and of individual pupils, particularly those at risk of exclusion from school. It discusses the work of Behaviour and Educational Support Teams, teacher coaches, learning mentors and nurture groups as ways of supporting children and young people, particularly those identified as being 'at risk'. It also outlines ways of improving relationships between the school and home, as well as the ways that parents can be supported to assist in changing their children's behaviour and attendance. Alternatives to exclusion and new curricula are discussed in relation to their success in maintaining students in education. The final chapters focus on attendance and what can be done to improve it in the general school population and those students who are persistent absentees. Throughout the book case studies are used to illustrate examples of good practice and the impact on children, parents and teachers. The book concludes with an overview of key issues emerging for practice.

EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School

EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School PDF Author: Jane Johnston
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335234909
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 208
Book Description
Teaching is a complex process which involves the development and utilization of subject knowledge and teaching skills. Containing reflective and practical skills, this book supports such development, focusing specifically on teaching skills, considering what they are, how they develop and how they differ between age and subject. The book contains three sections – Planning, Doing and Reviewing - which demonstrate effective classroom practice. It uses examples of practitioners at different stages of their professional development to link theory and practice, and includes discussions on contemporary issues in primary education, such as: Constructivist teaching and learning Thinking skills Creativity Teaching and learning styles Child-centred learning The authors provide a critical analysis of the issues, practice and problems faced by primary school teachers, which is supported by reflective tasks throughout the book. Emphasizing the child as a partner in the learning process and highlighting the importance of teaching for child-centred learning, the book ultimately develops and strengthens the teacher’s skills. Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School provides essential guidance and support to trainee, beginner and developing primary school teachers.

EBOOK: Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning: In Early Years and Primary Education

EBOOK: Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning: In Early Years and Primary Education PDF Author: Janet Moyles
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335226973
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 346
Book Description
This bestselling textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of teaching and learning in early years and primary education. If you are training to work in schools or other educational settings, the book offers a wide range of practical and straightforward guidance, covering essential topics such as safeguarding; attachments and relationships; assessment; the indoor and outdoor environment; new technologies; behaviour management; and well-being. Thoroughly updated throughout and retaining its lively and engaging style, this new fifth edition extends your knowledge and understanding of working and playing effectively with young children. Enlivened by thought-provoking cameos and reflective questions, the book gives you the confidence to reflect upon, challenge and enhance your own pedagogies. Key features include: • Real life cameos drawn from schools and settings • Questions to promote thinking included in each chapter • Suggested further reading including a range of annotated references • Up-to-date research and issues that teachers may face Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning is essential reading for student and newly qualified early years and primary teachers and practitioners, as well as those who educate and train them. "This outstanding book should a core text for beginning teachers working in the birth to 11 age range. It places Early Years and Primary education in the historical context and encourages new teachers to become reflective practitioners by adopting a questioning approach based on thoughtful comparative experiences. One aspect which makes this stand out from other similar texts is the focus it has on developing a deep understanding of the partnership between children’s learning and the beginner teacher. Contributors, many of whom have been teachers themselves, include experts not only in their specific fields of interest but also in teacher education more broadly so understand what is relevant for those on initial teacher education courses and those in the early stages of their teaching career." Jane Warwick, Primary PGCE Course Manager, University of Cambridge, UK "Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning should be a core text on all birth to 11 years ITT courses. The book neatly combines grounded cameos of actual teaching experience with real life questions and dovetails these with a thoroughly referenced scholarly critique. Through its engaging style and approach the book speaks clearly and directly to the inquisitive, curious and professional novice teacher who wishes to be both thoroughly reflective and knowledgeable of the latest research. This book is hugely successful as it manages to be both very wide in its content whilst encouraging a questioning and in-depth critical thinking throughout". Guy Roberts-Holmes, MA Early Years Education Programme Director, UCL Institute of Education, UK

EBOOK: Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

EBOOK: Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School PDF Author: Rosemary Webb
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335230385
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 231
Book Description
“With care, and in partnership with others, it may yet be possible to overcome contemporary dilemmas and to provide the high quality, rounded and fulfilling education for all to which so many aspire. This book helps considerably in understanding contemporary problems and challenges in primary education – it is important, timely and deserves to be widely read.” Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, London What is the impact of New Labour’s education policies on primary schools? What are the main lessons to be learned from recent research on primary schools? What are the implications for the future of primary education? In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour’s Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analysed to identify the extent to which policy is shaped by past events, trends and assumptions. The contributors consider the future of primary education, offer recommendations at school, LEA and national level, and make suggestions for future research. Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School emphasises the central importance of taking children’s perspectives into account when making changes in policy and practice. By focusing predominantly on teaching and learning at Key Stage 2, the book addresses the imbalance between the range and depth of information offered on pre-school and infant education and that available on junior teaching. This is key reading for students on primary initial teacher training programmes, Education Studies students, primary school teachers and classroom assistants, as well as education researchers and school leaders.

EBOOK: Beginning Primary Teaching

EBOOK: Beginning Primary Teaching PDF Author: Angela Jacklin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033522590X
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 216
Book Description
Beginning Primary Teaching supports primary teachers' early professional development and learning, tackling key questions and concerns that new teachers might face in their early careers, such as: How will I get through the first term? When will I feel like a ‘real’ teacher? What can I expect from my first years in teaching? Drawing on the experiences of beginning primary teachers themselves, this is an authentic account of their crucial early teaching experiences, challenges and achievements. As well as providing a research-based context, the book is firmly grounded in the day-to-day practices of education professionals working with young people in schools, and offers valuable practical guidance for new teachers. By illustrating and exploring early experiences in teaching, this book helps primary teachers to understand their early professional development and learning and helps them to reflect on their own practice as well as that of others, offering a source of practical support throughout the important early years of their careers. Beginning Primary Teaching is essential reading for all new primary teachers, including those completing initial teacher training, newly qualified and early career teachers, as well as the growing number entering teaching through employment-based routes.