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Contemporary issues in teaching and learning
Exploring educational issues ; 1
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London : Routledge, 1996
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PSZ JB 30000003743014 LA632 C62 1995 Open Access Book

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Since the 1988 Education Reform Act, our education system has undergone dramatic changes and this in turn has raised a number of controversial issues and questions. This reader brings together key articles, both recently published and specially commissioned, which address these issues and place them in context. Issues covered include:
*the curriculum * teaching and learning
*school effectiveness and improvement.
Various themes run throughout the book include, the quest for quality within a social context, the application of theory and research to practice, and the positive roles played by both teachers and students in adapting to recent change.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Communities of learning and thinking, or a content by any other nameA.L. Browne and J.C. Campoine
3 Physics in the primary school: peer interaction and the understanding of floating and sinkingC. Howe and A. Tolmie
4 Learning fromJason M.J. Drummond
5 Integrating assessment with learning - a constructivist approachP. Murphy
6 Educational assessment: the myth of measurementP. Broadfoot
7 Responding to pressures: a study of four secondary schoolsS. Brown and S. Riddell and J. Duffield
8 The challenge of turning round ineffective schoolsJ. Gray and B. Wilcox
9 The problem of good primary practiceR. Alexander
10 A new professional discourse? Adjusting to managerialismP. Woods and R. Jeffrey
11 Schooling and the cultural production of masculinitiesM. Mac an Ghaill
12 Redefining black womanhoodH. Mirza
13 Liberal education and the nature of knowledgeP.H.Hirst