Originally published in 1994, this book enables primary school teachers to take steps to make Personal, Social and Moral Education (PSME) central to the work of their schools. Links to the National Curriculum are implicit and explicit throughout the book, and the author covers ways in which whole staffs are to be involved in the development of PSME. Case studies of good reflective teaching are taken from many curriculum areas and from rural and urban schools. The author draws out the lessons they impart with insight, precision and principle, emphasising the values of openness, encouragement, sensitivity and respect for the children and adults engaged in the development of personal, social and moral values.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements, Preface, Introduction: A Way In, 1. A Human Box, 2. Talking about Birth and Death, 3. Jumping the Steps: The Child’s Point of View, 4. Evil in Return: Violence in Schools, 5. Replacement Radiators and Flower Smashers: Talking about Gender, 6. Combating Racism, 7. Stories: Talking about PSME, Afterword, References, Index.