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1st Edition

The Art of Teaching
Experiences of Schools

ISBN 9780415492515
Published August 28, 2009 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

A central dilemma for teachers is finding ways to deal with the multiple perspectives and demands of pupils, parents, school management, and external forces.

The Art of Teaching explores the tension between teaching and learning that all teachers face. Presenting a series of insights into the art of teaching from the perspectives of those individuals most closely involved in the schooling process, the book explores pupil voice in schools, and experiences of teaching and learning from the pupil perspective. Providing an opportunity for self reflection, the book also examines teachers’ relationships with parents, external agencies and their attitudes towards pupils.

Subjects covered include:

    • What pupils think of teachers
    • Teacher’s views of themselves and self reflection
    • School hierarchies and the ethos of inspection
    • Using pupil insights to inform learning strategies

Essential reading for all teachers and students, this book offers a unique insight into school relationships and structures, giving readers an awareness of what is like to be a teacher.

Professor Cedric Cullingford’s many books include "The Causes of Exclusion" (Taylor and Francis) and "How Pupils Cope with School" (Cambridge Scholar’s Press).

Table of Contents

Preface  1. The Dilemmas of Teaching  2. The Evidence  3. Policies inside and outside School  4. Pupils’ Experience of School  5. What Pupils think of Teachers  6. Teachers as they see Themselves  7. Teachers’ Relationships with Parents  8. The Ethos of Schools  9. What pupils would like from Education  10. Intelligence; What teachers can do  11. Relationships; What teachers need to know  12. Sources of Information; How Teachers deal with them  13. How Teachers cope  Conclusions

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Cedric Cullingford was formerly Professor of Education at the University of Huddersfield. His many books include The Causes of Exclusion (Routledge) and How Pupils Cope with School (Cambridge Scholar’s Press).