Encyclopedia of Primary Education by Denis Hayes

By Denis Hayes

Unique in its box, the Encyclopedia of basic Education brings jointly a wide-ranging physique of data in relation to present academic perform in one integral quantity. This booklet presents a sequence of descriptions, definitions and motives that have interaction with very important useful and conceptual rules in basic schooling and includes over 500 entries incorporating:

    • Curriculum topics, issues and subject matters
    • Theories, guidelines and academic controversies
    • Pedagogical phrases in terms of educating and studying
    • Commentaries on present matters in fundamental schooling
    • Influential figures in schooling, either earlier and current
    • The influence of academic examine on coverage and practice

Based at the author’s vast event in fundamental schooling, entries mix an interrogation of academic thoughts with the pedagogical and sensible implications for school room perform, children’s studying and college administration. this useful reference paintings could be priceless to someone presently educating or education to coach at fundamental point, instructing assistants, institution governors and oldsters. actually it really is crucial studying for somebody with an curiosity and keenness for fundamental education.

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G. mathematical equipment) and information technology. They may or may not be accurate recorders of things they receive from others and discover for themselves; a good listener is not necessarily skilled in summarising points. AUDITORY LEARNERS See also: information technology, kinaesthetic learners, learning styles, listening, speech, speech clarity, visual learners Children receive information from many different sources, the most significant being auditory sources. Some children learn easily simply by listening, without particular need for visual stimuli or hands-on experience and are sometimes described as ‘auditory learners’ or, more accurately, as learners with a preference to receive information, guidance and explanation through the ear, as opposed to receiving it through the eye (visual) or fingers (kinaesthetic/tactile) or via investigation.

Uk BECTA BECTA stands for British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. It is the government agency leading the national initiative to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. The acronym also stands for ‘bringing educational creativity to all’. BEHAVIOUR discipline, home background and learning, misbehaviour, rules, sanctions, teacher–pupil interaction See also: The issue of pupil behaviour is a source of concern for almost every teacher, particularly inexperienced and under-confident ones.

Downing et al. (2003) in their A S S E MB L Y extensive research about the status and purposes of the arts in primary schools summarised the findings as follows (modified):  Pressure from national and local government sources to downgrade the importance of the arts.  Increases in arts provision largely due to staff enthusiasm and skill.  Deterioration in provision ascribed to external factors, particularly a concentration on the core curriculum.  Support from parents and governors perceived to be lower than that from within the school but higher than that from local and national government.

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