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An Introduction to Classroom Observation

2nd Edition

By Ted Wragg


176 pages

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Paperback: 9780415194402
pub: 1999-03-11
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The first edition of this book was a bestseller, and is generally regarded as the most widely used and authoritative text on this topic.

This completely revised and updated second edition takes into account the latest changes in educational practice, and includes coverage of recent developments in teacher appraisal and school inspection procedures.

Ted Wragg is an international expert on research into teaching and learning, but has always been someone who writes with the teacher in mind.

Using a combination of case studies, photographs and illustrations, Wragg shows how various people study lessons for different purposes and in different contexts. He explains a number of approaches in clear language and gives examples of successful methods that have been employed by teachers, student teachers, researchers and pupils.

This is an essential text for anyone serious about becoming a good teacher or researcher in education.


From the 1st edition:'Highly recommended - written by one of the foremost practitioners in primary good practice, the book is easy to read and contains valuable suggestions - an excellent introduction to classroom practice.' - Gwenan Hughes Williams, North Wales University College

'An excellent book for PGCE and teacher training courses.' - Prof. J. Hifsod, Queen's University, Belfast

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Classroom Observation 2. The use of quantitative methods 3. The use of qualitative methods 4. Classroom observation in context 5. Research into classrooms 6. Observation and action

About the Author

E.C.Wragg is professor of education at the University of Exeter, and is probably one of the most well-known figures in education after David Blunkett. A regular columnist of the TES, he is also in demand for radio 4 and TV education features.

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