Titel: Valued Children, Informed Teaching
Autor/en: Wendy Suschitzky, Suschitzky, Joy Chapman
OPEN UNIV PR
Juni 1998 - kartoniert - 128 Seiten
* How can we recognize diversity? Do we value it?
* How can we translate the rhetoric of equality issues into the reality of primary classroom practice?
These challenging questions are addressed by this accessible book, which explores key aspects of the learning environment for both teachers and children. An outstanding feature is the holistic approach to equality issues with an emphasis on diversity in all its forms. When a child brings a personal possession into the classroom, which is deemed to be unacceptable, teachers are frequently heard to say 'put it in the cupboard 'til home time!' This book explores the possessions that children or teachers may want to hide away from the view of others. It will encourage teachers to value languages, cultures, beliefs, opinions and skills, and acknowledge that these contribute to the creation of an effective climate for learning. Written collaboratively by a teacher and an academic, the book will inspire teachers to raise searching questions that will lead them to become informed practitioners.
what is it that makes me ME?
building bridges and how to cross them
it's good to talk!
Creating the climate for learning
what will the cupboard be made of?
Home and community
who passes through the gate?
Responsibilities and realities
the insurance policy
Wendy Suschitzky is a lecturer in primary education at the University of Leicester, working within initial teacher education and continuing professional development of teachers. Formerly an early years teacher, she has worked in community education in multi ethnic contexts. Her specialist interests are equal opportunities in primary education and mentoring new entrants to teaching.
Joy Chapman has been a teacher working with pupils from early years to secondary age. She was a teacher and trainer in community education and an eduation tutor in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). Her main interests have been cross cultural communication and language development. Her career has encompassed work with children and families from many diverse communities.
"All teachers should benefit from this instructive, concise volume" "I would thoroughly recommend this book. It isjargon-free and a delight to read. The transcripts give it context and the exercises can be tried out with colleagues, friends, membersof the family, students - in fact, in any setting where a group of people are prepared to sit down face-to-face and address a question of commonconcern." - British Journal of Educational Psychology "In this elegantly written book, Jim Dillon integrates his own wide experience of classroom discussion with a particular model ofdemocratic educational practice ... I would thoroughly recommend thisbook. It is jargon-free and a delight to read. The transcripts give it context and the exercises can be tried out with colleagues, friends,members of the family, students - in fact, in any setting where agroup of people are prepared to sit down face-to-face and address a question of common concern." - British Journal of Educational Psychology (BPS Journal)