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Title Subject learning in the primary curriculum : issues in English, science, and mathematics / edited by Patricia Murphy ... [and others]
Published London ; New York : Routledge ; Milton Keynes [England] : In association with the Open University, 1995


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 W'PONDS  372.941 Mur/Sli  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Patricia Murphy -- Pt. I. Curriculum influences. 1. Introduction / Patricia Murphy. 2. The aims of primary education in member states of the Council of Europe / Norman Thomas. 3. Knowledge for the masses: world models and national curricula, 1920-1986 / Aaron Benavot, Yun-Kyung Cha, David H. Kamens, John Meyer and Suk-ying Wong. 4. Education, Majorism and 'the curriculum of the dead' / Stephen J. Ball. 5. The problem of good primary practice / Robin Alexander -- Pt. II. English: literacy practices in the primary classroom. 6. Introduction / Jill Bourne. 7. The schooling of literacy / Joanna C. Street and Brian V. Street. 8. What counts as reading in this class? Children's views / Eve Gregory. 9. Disciplining English: the construction of a national subject / Jill Bourne and Deborah Cameron. 10. Young children's writing: from spoken to written genre / Frances Christie. 11. Planning for writing across the curriculum / Beverly Derewianka -- Pt. III. Science: views of the domain and learning. 12. Introduction / Patricia Murphy. 13. Constructivism and quality in science education / Joan Solomon. 14. Young people's understanding of science concepts / Rosalind Driver, John Leach, Philip Scott and Colin Wood-Robinson. 15. Progression in investigative work in science / Richard Gott, Sandra Duggan, Robin Millar and Fred Lubben. 16. Learning about physics through peer interaction / Christine Howe -- Pt. IV. Mathematics: teaching strategies, perspectives on numeracy. 17. Introduction / Michelle Selinger. 18. Scaffolding in mathematics, science and technology / Mike Askew, Joan Bliss and Sheila Macrae. 19. A proposed framework for examining basic number sense / Alistair McIntosh, Barbara J. Reys and Robert E. Reys. 20. Learning through problem-solving: a constructivist approach to second grade mathematics / Paul Cobb, Terry Wood and Erna Yackel. 21. Telling and asking / Eric Love and John Mason -- Pt. V. Approaches to knowledge in the future curriculum? 22. Introduction / Patricia Murphy. 23. Expert knowledge and the processes of thinking / Robert Glaser. 24. The thinking curriculum / John Nisbet. 25. Situated cognition and the culture of learning / John Seely Brown, Allan Collins and Paul Duguid
Summary "The emphasis on subject knowledge in primary curricula is a world-wide phenomenon and has become increasingly the focus of attention in England, with the introduction of the National Curriculum and the appointment of subject co-ordinators in schools. Yet exactly what constitutes a subject and its boundaries remains controversial." "The various articles in this collection have been selected to enable the reader to examine critically aspects of subject knowledge in the primary curriculum and to relate these to views about learning and the implications which these views have upon teaching strategies. A range of perspectives is covered within the book." "The book is organised into five parts. Part I examines the general aims of primary education, in order to give a background for a more detailed exploration of UK curriculum development. Parts II, III and IV examine aspects of the core subjects of English, science and mathematics, while constantly bearing in mind the full range of views about the purpose of education and the nature of knowledge. Part V introduces key debates about approaches to knowledge, and raises issues about the future organisation of the curriculum."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "E832 reader"--P. [4] of cover
"Supports students studying the course E832 ... a module of the Open University's taught MA in Education"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [320]-321) and indexes
Subject Education, Elementary -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Education, Elementary -- Curricula.
Education, Primary -- Curricula.
Education, Primary -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Language arts (Elementary) -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Language arts (Primary) -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Great Britain.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Science -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Author Murphy, Patricia, 1931-
Open University.
LC no. 95186349
ISBN 0415125375