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1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Primary Education

ISBN 9780415485180
Published December 21, 2009 by David Fulton Publishers
486 Pages

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Book Description

Unique in its field, the Encyclopedia of Primary Education brings together a wide-ranging body of information relating to current educational practice in a single indispensable volume. This book provides a series of descriptions, definitions and explanations that engage with important practical and conceptual ideas in primary education and contains over 500 entries incorporating:

    • Curriculum subjects, themes and topics
    • Theories, policies and educational controversies
    • Pedagogical terms relating to teaching and learning
    • Commentaries on current issues in primary education
    • Influential figures in education, both past and present
    • The impact of educational research on policy and practice

Based on the author’s extensive experience in primary education, entries combine an interrogation of educational concepts with the pedagogical and practical implications for classroom practice, children’s learning and school management. This handy reference work will be invaluable to anyone currently teaching or training to teach at primary level, teaching assistants, school governors and parents. In fact it is essential reading for anyone with an interest and passion for primary education.

Table of Contents

LIST OF ENTRIES  1.Ability  2.Ability group 3.Absenteeism  4.Accelerated learning  5.Achievement  6.Act of worship  7.Active learning  8.Admissions code  9.Adult behaviour  10.Affective dimensions of teaching  11.Aims of education  12.Alexander, Robin  13.Alphabet  14.Animals in school  15.Annual meeting  16.Answering questions
17.Assessing pupils’ progress 18.Arithmetic  19.Art and design  20.Arts (The)  21.Assembly  22.Assessing children’s learning  23.Assessment for learning  24.Assessment of learning  25.Assessment types  26.Asthma  27.Attendance  28.Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder  29.Attention span  30.Auditory learners  31.Autism  32.Awe and wonder  33.Basic skills  34.BECTA  35.Behaviour  36.Beliefs teaching and learning  37.Bereavement  38.Bloom’s Taxonomy  39.Body language
40.Boredom  41.Boys  42.Boys’ education  43.Brain function  44.Break time  45.Breakfast clubs  46.Bruner, Jerome  47.Bullying   48.Busyness  49.Calculators
50.Capital letters  51.Caretakers  52.Caring teachers  53.Centre for literacy in primary education  54.Child advocates  55.Child-centred education  56.Child development theories  57.Child welfare  58.Children  59.Children & young people’s workforce strategy 2020  60.Children’s questions  61.Children and testing  62.Circle-time  63.Citizenship  64.Class control  65.Class management  66.Clegg, Alec  67.Closed questions  68.Coaching  69.Code of Practice  70.Cognitive mapping  71.Collaboration in learning  72.Collaboration (staff)  73.Collaborative problem solving  74.Collective worship  75.Collegiality  76.Communication  77.Community cohesion  78.Community schools  79.Compassion  80.Competition  81.Compliance  82.Comprehension  83.Computer suite  84.Computers in learning  85.Concepts  86.Concluding lessons  87.Constructivism  88.Consumables  89.Context  90.Core subjects  91.Courage (children)  92.Courage (teachers)  93.Creative writing  94.Creativity  95.Cross-curriculum  96.Curiosity  97.Curriculum  98.Curriculum flows  99.Curriculum history
100.Curriculum leadership  101.Curriculum plans  102.Dance  103.Daydreaming
104.Debate 105.Debating  106.Decision-making  107.Deep learning  108.Design & technology  109.Desks  110.Detention  111.Dewey, John  112.Dialogue  113.Dialogue for learning  114.Didactic teaching  115.Differentiation  116.Dilemmas for teachers
117.Disability  118.Discipline  119.Discovery learning  120.Discussion  121.Displays
122.Distractible children  123.Drama  124.Dress code  125.Dyslexia  126.Dyspraxia  127.Early years  128.Early years teachers  129.Educated child  130.Educational visits
131.Effectiveness  132.Einstein, Albert  133.Elementary education  134.Eleven-plus  135.Emotional intelligence  136.Emotional literacy  137.Emotions of learning  138.Emotions of new teachers  139.Emotions of teaching  140.Encouragement and praise
141.English  142.English as an additional language  143.Enjoyment  144.Enquiry
145.Environmental education  146.Environmental studies  147.Environment studies (Scotland)  148.EPPE 3-11 project  149.Equal opportunities  150.Every Child Matters
151.Excellence and enjoyment  152.Excellence in cities  153.Excellent teachers  154.Exercise books  155.Expectations  156.Extended schools  157.External agencies
158.Extra-curricular activities  159.Failure  160.Fairness  161.Faith schools  162.Falling out  163.Family and culture  164.Fantasy  165.Feedback   166.Festivals
167.First & middle schools  168.Forest schools  169.Formative assessment 170.Foundation schools  171.Foundation Stage  172.Foundation Stage assessment  173.Foundation Stage Profile  174.Foundation subjects  175.Free play  176.Friendship benches  177.Friendship  178.Fulfilment in teaching  179.Gender (pupils)  180.Gender (staff)  181.General Teaching Councils  182.General Teaching Council (England)  183.General Teaching Council (Northern Ireland)  184.General Teaching Council (Scotland)  185.General Teaching Council (Wales)  186.Geography  187.Gifted and talented  188.Girls  189.Good teachers  190.Governing body  191.Governors  192.Governor shortage  193.Group work  194.Hadow Reports  195.Handwriting
196.Happiness  197.Head teacher  198.Health and safety  199.Health and safety (adults)
200.Health and safety (computers)  201.Health and safety (physical activity)  202.Health and safety (science)  203.Healthy eating  204.Healthy schools  205.Hearing impairment
206.Higher level teaching assistants  207.History  208.Hobbies and interests  209.Home background and learning  210.Home education  211.Home-school  212.Home-school agreement  213.Home schooling  214.Homework  215.Humanities  216.Humour  217.Imagination  218.Inclusion  219.Individual education plan  220.Induction of pupils
221.Induction of teachers 222.Infants  223.Information technology  224.Initial teaching alphabet  225.Inspections  226.Instruction  227.Integrated day  228.Integrated learning
229.Intelligence  230.Intelligence Quotient  231.Interaction  232.Interactive teaching
233.Interactive whiteboard  234.Intervention  235.Invisible children  236.Isaacs, Susan  237.Janitors  238.Job interviews  239.Job interviews (leadership posts)  240.Job satisfaction  241.Juniors  242.Key stages  243.Kinaesthetic learning  244.Knowledge 245.Large space activities  246.Learned helplessness  247.Learning  248.Learning climate  249.Learning context  250.Learning difficulties (origins)  251.Learning objectives  252.Learning outcomes  253.Learning styles  254.Learning styles and teaching approach  255.Learning support assistants  256.Learning and teacher influence
257.Left-handedness  258.Lesson continuity  259.Lesson management  260.Lesson organisation  261.Lesson pace  262.Lesson planning  263.Lesson planning (joint)  264.Lesson plans  265.Lesson review  266.Lessons  267.Life education  268.Life skills
269.Listening  270.Literacy  271.Literacy hour  272.Literacy Strategy  273.Looked-after children  274.Lower case letters  275.Maintained schools  276.Marshall, Sybil
277.Mathematics  278.Mathematics Primary Framework  279.Mealtime assistants  280.Medication  281.Memory and memorising   82.Meta-learning  283.Metacognition
284.Middle schools  285.Minority ethnic children  286.Minority ethnic group under-achievement  287.Misbehaviour  288.Mistakes and misconceptions  289.Mixed ability teaching  290.Modelling behaviour  291.Modern foreign languages  292.Monitoring
293.Moral choices  294.Moral development  295.Morality  296.Motivation for learning
297.Motivation for teaching  298.Motor skills  299.Multiple intelligences  300.Multiplication tables  301.Music  302.National Curriculum  303.National Governors Association  304.National Primary Strategy  305.Nature-nurture  306.Nature study  307.Naughtiness  308.New entrants  309.Non-core subjects  310.Nonverbal communication  311.Numeracy   312.Numeracy hour  313.Numeracy Strategy  314.Nursery schools  315.Nurturing children  316.Nurturing adults  317.Observing children  318.Office for Standards in Education  319.Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services & Skills  320.Open evening  321.Open questions  322.Oracy
323.Organising for learning  324.Out of class  325.Outdoor education  326.P-scales
327.Paired work  328.Parent communication  329.Parental involvement
330.Parents supporting learning  331.Parents’ evening  332.Passion in teaching
333.Pedagogical framing  334.Pedagogy  335.Peer coaching and review
336.Peer mediation  337.Peer mentoring  338.Personal education plan
339.Personal intelligence  340.Personal social & health education (SEAL)  341.Personalised curriculum  342.Personalised learning  343.Philosophy for children  344.Phonics  345.Physical comfort   346.Physical Education  347.Piaget, Jean
348.Planning  349.Play  350.Play (older pupils)  351.Playfulness  352.Playground  353.Playtime  354.Plenary  355.Plowden Report  356.Poetry  357.Political involvement  358.PPA time  359.Praise  360.Primary National Strategy  361.Primary reviews  362.Primary school  363.Private education  364.Probationary year   365.Problem solving  366.Professional development  367.Professionalism  368.Progression in learning  369.Project work  370.Punishment  371.Pupil numbers  372.Pupil personality and attainment  373.Pupil perspectives  374.Pupil questions  375.Qualification & Curriculum Authority  376.Questions and questioning  377.Reading  378.Reading aloud
379.Reading debate  380.Reading records  381.Reading recovery  382.Reading schemes
383.Real books  384.Reception 385.Recess  386.Recording  387.Reflection  388.Reggio Emilia  389.Relationships  390.Religious education  391.Reporting  392.Reputation   (teachers)  393.Restorative justice  394.Retention in learning  395.Rewards  396.Rising fives  397.Rose Curriculum Review 2009  398.Rote learning  399.Rules  400.Sanctions  401.SATs  402.Schemes of work  403.Schiller, Christian  404.School attendance  405.School climate  406.School councils  407.School library  408.School life  409.School secretary  410.Schoolyard  411.Science  412.Scottish Curriculum  413.Scottish Curriculum Framework 3-5  414.Seating arrangements  415.Security
416.Self-esteem (children)  417.Self-esteem (teachers)  418.SENCO  419.Setting and streaming  420.Sex education  421.Shared reading  422.Shared writing  423.Singing
424.Skills  425.Slow learners  426.Social constructivism  427.Social development
428.Social and emotional aspects of learning  429.Social learning  430.Spatial-temporal reasoning  431.Speaking and listening  432.Special educational needs  433.Special events  434.Special school   435.Speculative questions  436.Speech  437.Speech clarity
438.Speed of work  439.Spelling  440.Spiral curriculum  441.Spiritual education  442.Sport  443.Sports days  444.Staffroom  445.Starting school  446.Statementing  447.Steiner Waldorf  448.Stepping stones  449.Stereotyping  450.Stories  451.Subject leadership  452.Success   453.Suitability for teaching  454.Summative assessment
455.Superficial learning  456.Sure Start   457.Suspension and exclusion  458.Synthetic phonics  459.Tactile learners  460.Talk  461.Target setting (adults)  462.Target setting (children)  463.Taylor Report  464.Teacher behaviour  465.Teacher Learning Academy
466.Teacher-pupil interaction  467.Teacher retention  468.Teacher role  469.Teachers’ beliefs  470.Teaching approach  471.Teaching assistants  472.Teaching methods  473.Teaching profession  474.Teaching skills  475.Teaching stance  476.Teaching strategy  477.Teamwork  478.Television  479.Tests and testing  480.Textbooks  481.Thematic learning  482.Think-pair-share  483.Thinking  484.Thinking skills
485.Three Wise Men  486.Time allocation in lessons  487.Time management
488.Time on task  489.Time-out  490.Topic work  491.Trainee teachers  492.Transitions  493.Trust  494.Understanding  495.Uniform  496.United Kingdom Literacy Association  497.Value added  498.Values  499.Visual aids  500.Visual auditory and kinaesthetic learning  501.Visual learners  502.Voice care  503.Voluntary Aided schools  504.Voluntary Controlled schools  505.Warnock Report  506.Welcoming environment  507.Wet playtime  508.Whitehead, Chris
509.William Tyndale controversy  510.Workforce reforms  511.Wragg, Ted  512.Writing  513.Writing frames  514.Year class system  515.Zone of Proximal Development 

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Denis Hayes was Professor of Primary Education at the University of Plymouth. He has extensive experiences as a primary teacher, deputy head, head teacher, teacher trainer, academic and researcher.


'Those of us particularly concerned with the English Curriculum will find the entries on 'creative writing', 'stories' and 'phonics' of interest. The attention to affective aspects of children's development - to feelings and relationships - also appeals and is particularly evident in entries on 'awe and wonder', 'curiosity' and 'trust.' - English 4-11 Summer 2010