1st Edition

Classroom Pedagogy and Primary Practice





ISBN 9780415083126
Published November 24, 1993 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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`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