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Teaching and Learning in Changing Times

  • ID: 2248594
  • Book
  • December 1995
  • 230 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The last few years have seen unprecedented changes in schools in England and Wales, as the government attempts to raise standards by a radical programme of educational reforms.

This book reports the outcome of a major research programme – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – on teaching and learning in the context of the current reforms. Written by some of the country′s leading educational researchers, the book covers a wide range of ages and curriculum areas. It provides much needed insight into the nature of teaching and learning, as well as practical advice for teachers, policy makers and parents.

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List of Contributors.


Introduction: Martin Hughes.

1. Where Does All the Time Go? Changes in Pupils′Experience in Year 2 Classrooms: Ian Plewis and Marijcke Veltman.

2. Parents, Teachers and the Assessment of 7–year–olds: Charles Desforges, Cathie Holden and Martin Hughes.

3. Political Contexts and School Careers: Susan Harris, Jean Rudduck and Gwen Wallace.

4. Competing Conceptions of Quality in Social Education: Learning from the Experience of the Cross–curricular Themes: Geoff Whitty, Peter Aggleton and Gabriellee Rowe.

5. ′Grammar′, ′Language′ and Classroom Practice: Christopher Brumfit, Rosamund Mitchell and Janet Hooper.

6. The Importance of Power–Sharing in Classroom Learning: Paul Cooper and Donald McIntyre.

7. Teaching and Learning in the Preschool Period: Penny Munn and Rudolph Schaffer.

8. Progression in Learning–Issues and Evidence in Mathematics and Science: Paul Black, Margaret Brown, Shirley Simon and Ezra Blondel.

9. Evidence in Science Education: Sandra Duggan, Richard Gott, Fred Lubben and Robin Millar.

10. ′There were no facts in those days′: Children′s Ideas about Historical Explanation: Peter Lee, Alaric Dickinson and Rosalyn Ashby.

Conclusions: Martin Hughes.



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Martin Hughes
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