Written by authors well known in their fields, Merttens and Vass bring together diverse and different views on IMPACT of wide reading appeal. In the current economy, should teachers be regarded as producers and parents as consumers? There is no issue in education more urgent than that concerning the relationships between parents, teachers and children. The IMPACT project involves individuals concerned with formal maths education including students, teachers, parents, governors, researchers, inspectors and education offcers. Its primary aim is to bring together parents and children so they share regular maths activities together, the results of which are brought back into class to inform the following week's work. IMPACT is also an initiative in maths INSET training and a form of monitoring.; The book is aimed at therapists, educational psychologists, education students, teachers, academics, parents, governors, inspectors and education officers.
Part 1 Starting IMPACT: IMPACT - pride, prejudice and pedagogy - one director's personal story, R. Merttens. Part 2 Doing IMPACT: IMPACT and the early years classroom, C. Tye; IMPACT - a parent's personal perspective, S. Harrison; IMPACT - does it really make a different? A teacher's personal view, L. Calvert. Part 3 Supporting IMPACT: IMPACT in the urban authority, D. Bristow; IMPACT at the core of the curriculum - the work of a primary maths adviser in the new era, D. Owen. Part 4 Research in the area: parents in the new era - myth or reality?, M. Hughes et al; IMPACT and cultural diversity, D. Curle; IMPACT in service training - a view from the centre of the webb, R. Merttens. Part 5 Reflections: special needs, parents and the Education Reform Act, G. Thomas; marginal dialogues, social positions and inequity in rhetorical resources, J. Vass; including parents - the dynamics of resistance, D. Hamilton and D. Dyne.