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Classroom Pedagogy and Primary Practice

1st Edition

By David McNamara, Professor David Mcnamara


176 pages

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In this provocative book, David McNamara argues that a `teacher-centred' approch to teaching in the primary school, especially in the later years is actually in the best interests of the children - that the teacher must be seen to have ultimate responsibility for what and how children learn. He attempts to define the distinctive professional expertise of the primary teacher - the application of subject knowledge within the special circumstances of the classroom - and to show how this expertise can be articulated to establish a body of educational knowledge which is both derived from practice and practically useful to others.

At a time when increasing emphasis is being placed on the role of the practising teacher as a mentor in intitial teacher education, this book will help teachers at all levels to define their own role in the creation of educational knowledge.


`This book is a welcome and important contribution to the developing balance of emphasis in teaching which considers the relative roles of teachers and children in the classroom.' - Design and Technology Teaching

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Classroom Management