The book will inspire teachers and head teachers seeking to make their practice more genuinely educational. The authors capture the current opinion that primary schools can begin to reclaim some of their autonomy, be innovative and become more creative.
Based on wide ranging research, the book sets out to revive the creative alternative to
the rigid and impoverished learning experienced by too many primary school children.
- Trace the origins and history of the child-centred tradition
- Set out its fundamental beliefs and values
- Explore its place in education today
This book is for teachers, school governors, local authority officers, undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training, and professional development courses.
|CHAPTER 1 The Origins of Child-centred Education|
|CHAPTER 2 Contrasting Visions, Contrasting Lives|
|CHAPTER 3 Plowden and Beyond|
|CHAPTER 4 The 'Whole Child' as a Person|
|CHAPTER 5 Making Sense: the importance of meaning and coherence|
|CHAPTER 6 Interdependence: the need for others|
|CHAPTER 7 Teachers and Children|