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Creative Teachers in Primary Schools - Peter Woods

Creative Teachers in Primary Schools

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Published: 1st April 1995
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This work explores creative teachers' attempts to pursue their brand of teaching despite the changes brought about by the National Curriculum. The author has discovered a range of strategies and adaptations to this end among such teachers, including: resisting change which runs counter to their own values; appropriating the National Curriculum within their own ethos; enhancing their role through the use of others; and enriching their work through the National Curriculum to provide quality learning experiences. If all else fails, such teachers remove themselves from the system and take their creativity elsewhere. While acknowledging hard realities, the book is ultimately optimistic. It contributes to educational theory, showing a range of responses to intensification, as well as providing many detailed examples of collaborative research methods.

"With this book hope and excitement are back on the agenda. I recommend it to all primary teachers, teacher trainers and their students." - Junior Education

Introduction
Adapting to Intensification Resisting through Collaboration
A Whole School Perspective
The Creative Use and Defence of Space
Appropriation through the Environment
The Charisma of the Critical Other
Enhancing the Role of the Teacher
Teacher Researching a History Topic
An Experiment in Collaboration
Managing Marginality
Aspects of the Career of a Primary School Headteacher
Self Determination among Primary Teachers
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780335193134
ISBN-10: 0335193137
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 1995
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.0 x 6.1  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.32