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Primary Teacher Education : High Status? High Standards? - Colin Richards

Primary Teacher Education

High Status? High Standards?

By: Colin Richards (Editor), Neil Simco (Editor), Sam Twiselton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th August 1998
ISBN: 9780750708463
Number Of Pages: 240

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Informed professional debate about primary teacher education is long overdue. This book provides a sense of direction and impetus in this debate by focusing on pressing topical issues of policy and provision. There is focus on the current national scrutiny of initial and inservice teacher training, which is resulting in the development of a National Curriculum for ITE, the proposal of a General Teaching Council, and Continuing Professional Development initiatives from the TTA. In addition, the book will be of direct use in the design and implementation of new courses in teacher education. All the contributions have been specially commissioned for this book.

Carolyn Horne: A Very Enabling Womanp. viii
Introduction: Primary Teacher Education: New Directions, New Issues, New Problems, New Opportunitiesp. 1
The Changing Context of Primary Teacher Educationp. 3
Changing Teacher Education--Genuine Partnership or Arranged Marriage?p. 4
The Teacher Training Agency, Higher Education and the Professionalism of Initial Teacher Educatorsp. 14
Primary Teaching: High Status? High Standards? A Personal Response to Recent Initiativesp. 25
A New National Curriculum for Primary Initial Teacher Educationp. 35
Circular 10/97: Its Context and Implications for Course Design and Developmentp. 36
A Key Stage 6 Core Curriculum? A Critique of the National Curriculum for Initial Teacher Trainingp. 46
Primary ITE English National Curriculum: Model Standards or Standard Model?p. 66
Mathematics--By Design With Confidencep. 78
Beyond the Core: Raising Standards Across the Curriculump. 90
IT: Meeting The New Requirementsp. 99
Teacher Education and PSMSC--Implications of the New Requirementsp. 107
Pedagogy in Initial Teacher Educationp. 117
Initial Teacher Education as the Acquisition of Technical Skills for Teaching: A Panacea for the Future?p. 118
Towards Effective Communicationp. 128
Drama as a Way to Teach Teachers about Teachingp. 137
The Trouble With English: The Challenge of Developing Subject Knowledge in Schoolp. 150
Emerging Issues in Mentoringp. 165
Mentoring: Possible Developments and Constraintsp. 166
Mentoring: Realising the True Potential of School-based ITEp. 173
Mentor Assessment of Trainee Competence--The Introduction of Gradingp. 181
Beyond Initial Teacher Educationp. 191
The Induction of New Teachers: The Road to High Status and High Standards?p. 192
Turning Round the Titanic: Changing Attitudes to Professional Development for the Teaching Professionp. 201
Primary Education and Primary Teacher Educationp. 215
Conversations and Collaboration: Primary Education as a Community of Practicep. 216
Notes on Contributorsp. 225
Author Indexp. 227
Subject Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780750708463
ISBN-10: 0750708468
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.21 x 16.2  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1