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Teaching Children 3-11

Teaching Children 3-11
A Student's Guide

Third Edition
Edited by:

November 2011 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Focusing on the major topics underpinning professional studies strands in primary and early years teacher education, Teaching Children Three-Eleven provides indispensable coverage of vital practical and conceptual issues that support good teaching practice.

This Third Edition of the popular textbook has been carefully revised, following detailed lecturer feedback, to meet the evolving needs of students training to teach across the three to eleven age range.

Featuring four new chapters on curriculum development, cross-curricular teaching, diversity and inclusion, and communication in the classroom, and engaging with the growing need for Master's-level study in teacher education, the new edition offers a balanced contemporary overview of modern teaching practice in an engaging and accessible manner.

This is essential reading for all students on primary and early years initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. It will also be invaluable for those starting out on their professional careers.

Anne Cockburn is Professor of Early Years Education at the University of East Anglia

Graham Handscomb is Senior Manager in Strategic Development, for School Improvement and Early Years at Essex County Council

Graham Handscomb and Anne Cockburn
Setting out
Graham Handscomb
Working Together and Enquiring within
Sue Cox
Approaches to Learning and Teaching
Jenifer Smith and Michele Otway
Talking in Class
Stephen Chynoweth and Lorraine Laudrum
Lorraine Laudrum and Stephen Chynoweth
Classroom Skills
Melanie Foster, Graham Handscomb and Elizabeth Cornish
The Unique Child: Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion
Anne Cockburn and Paul Parslow-Williams
Positive Ethos: Motivation and Behaviour
Jenifer Smith
Reflective Practice
Ralph Manning
Eleanor Cockerton
Helena Gillespie and Abigail Williams
Fiona Dorey and Graham Handscomb
The Dynamic Curriculum
Paul Parslow-Williams and Michael Pond
Making Sense of the Curriculum
Alan Pagden
Continuity and Progression from Three to Eleven
Jo Lang and Eleanor Cockerton
The School in the Community and the Community in the School
Ann Oliver
How Am I Doing?
Anne Cockburn and Graham Handscomb
Your First Teaching Post

Good clear handbook for students on a teaching course.

Mrs Helen Jones
College of Education and Lifelong Learning, Bangor University
February 17, 2012

This is an excellent book for the trainee teacher. It gives an informed picture of life in a primary school. It encourages refelection and enables trainees to develop a sense of the requirements of the PGCE course.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
February 13, 2012

In depth, relevant book that is clearly expressed.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
February 8, 2012

A good starting point for stduents, who maybe interested in applying for a PGCE on completion of their studies.

Mrs Amanda Thomas
Education, Glamorgan University
January 16, 2012

This text provides clear overviews of key issues - a good general text for PGCE students.

Ms Kate Allott
Education , York St John University College
December 29, 2011

I had really liked the look of the chapter headings in this book when I first requested it. It seemed to be offering discussion on areas which are often not considered in general primary texts.
I have however been a little disappointed with the level of discussion offered and the often old non mainstream references used to inform chapters. I was hoping to use the chapter on reflective practice for the year 4 BA students but when I read it I did not think it it was sufficiently detailed to use compared with other texts available.
Perhaps this would be better for the year 1,2 students as a starting point.

Dr Ruth Dann
Institute of Education (Crewe), Manchester Metropolitan Univ (Crewe)
December 20, 2011

Childcare students will find this textbook informative and easy to follow. This will provide supplementry information to their course guidelines. The ever moving practices in early years needs up to date information that will keep the students knowledgeable and able to deliver a quality service.

Ms Lisa Oneill
Education , City College Norwich
December 15, 2011

I highly recommended this book for my students , it is a God sent. The authors have fully covered most of the essential topics where the information are not readily avaible. As a textbook, it provides opportunity for students to critically reflect and see where theory can be applied. Each chapter is well summarised and provide a quick scan for vital information.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
November 30, 2011

This book will be of use to any trainee teacher who wishes to have a greater insight into their role as a teacher, It will be useful to clarify or give a greater knowledge and understanding of many aspects, such as SEN, assessment, behaviour etc.

Mrs Caroline Lundy
Faculty of Education, University of Hull Scarborough Campus
November 30, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1