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Author Farrell, Michael, 1948-
Title Key issues for primary schools / Michael Farrell
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  372.941 F2476 1999    AVAILABLE    30500100956344
Descript xiv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-210)
Michael Farrell gives a series of briefings on the main issues in primary education and the implications for schools. Presented in an A-Z format, readers can quickly find topics of immediate or particular interest
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Admissions: towards greater transparency and equity -- Appraisal: an integrated system -- Assessment complexities -- Attendance: improving pupil attendance -- Baseline assessment: strengths and limitations -- Behaviour and its improvement -- Benchmarking: a machete not a scalpel -- Bullying: not in our school -- Child protection: awareness and procedures -- Classroom management: developing interrelated skills -- Curriculum changes -- Differentiation: the importance of planning -- Direct teaching: some strengths and weaknesses -- Early years: nursery developments and reception classes -- Efficiency of the school and how it may be improved -- Emotional and behavioural difficulties -- English as an additional language (EAL): guidelines and confusions -- Equal opportunities: beyond the platitudes -- Governing bodies: clarity about their role -- Group work: learning together -- Head teachers: leadership and management -- Health and safety: a manageable framework -- Homework: the importance of whole-school planning -- Inclusion: ideology or pragmatism? -- Information and communications technology: exciting developments -- Initial teacher training: routes and structures -- Inspection: getting the most from it -- Learning resources and their full use -- Literacy: a national strategy -- Marketing the primary school -- Media management for the school -- Numeracy -- Organisation of pupils in school (including class size) -- Parents and the community: improving partnership -- Planning for teaching and learning -- Project management in primary education -- Research: action research in the school -- School improvement plans within strategic planning -- Security of the school -- Sex education: steering a steady course -- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development: complex interrelationships -- Staff development including newly qualified teachers -- Standards: the new watchword -- Support for children: maximising outside help -- Target setting -- Teaching assistants and associates -- Topic work as an approach to the curriculum -- Value added measures and their relation to league tables -- Very able pupils -- Bibliography
Subject Education, Elementary -- Great Britain
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