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Educating All

Multicultural Perspectives in the Primary School, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Grugeon, Peter Woods


254 pages

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Originally published in 1990. Following the Swann Report of 1985 and its pleas for ‘Education for All’ the need for multicultural education in all areas was generally recognised. This need was particularly pressing in primary schools since racial attitudes are formed early in life and may be difficult to change later. This book documents and evaluates a number of approaches in this area, considering their effects on pupil learning and development. These include whole-school projects in mathematics, environmental studies, and a school exchange; and experiences of pupils at key stages. The authors argue that collaboration, participation and democratic procedures lay behind the more successful developments.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Researching Education for All 2. Becoming a Pupil: The First Term at School 3. Ruled Out or Rescued? The Process of Statementing 4. Becoming a Junior: Pupil Development Following Transfer from Infants 5. Into the Middle Years: Transfer at 9-Plus 6. Learning Through Friendship: The Educational Significance of a School Exchange 7. Pupil Perceptions of Religious and Cultural Diversity 8. Multicultural Mathematics: A Whole School Approach 9. ‘Living and Growing’: Developing a Multicultural Perspective in a Church of England Junior School 10. Promoting Education for All

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education and Multiculturalism

Reissuing works originally published between 1976 and 1997, this collection draws together research and practical guidance on schooling in a multicultural environment. Some of the books explore the issues of education for immigrants; others offer case study insights of the experience of bilingual and ethnic minority pupils; others present solutions for teaching in multiracial schools and for children’s multicultural understanding. This is an excellent resource for teachers and those studying education.

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