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Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education

Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education

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May 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education is an accessible text that encourages readers to explore deeply the ethics and values surrounding primary education. The text helps the reader to critically reflect on the principles that underpin education. Specifically written for education students in the later years of their course, the text draws on research and practice to explore the challenges and opportunities involved, while helping to develop the reader's own critical thinking skills.

The book begins by asking 'what are ethics and values?' and goes on to explore social diversity and society and education. It considers ethics and values and the curriculum, school organisation and the classroom. A chapter on ethics, values and the teacher encourages the reader to examine their own thoughts about education. Throughout, practical guidance runs alongside structured critical thinking exercises to help the reader and reflect on both theory and practice.

About the Series

Thinking Through Education is a new series of texts designed and written specifically for those education students entering the second or final phase of their degree course. Structured around sets of specific 'skills', each chapter uses critical thinking and reflective exercises to develop greater subject knowledge and critical awareness.

Gianna Knowles
Gianna Knowles
What are Ethics and Values?
Vini Lander
Ethics, Values and Social Diversity
Gianna Knowles and Vini Lander
What Does Society Want from Education – What Does it Value about Education?
Linda Copper
Ethics, Values and the Curriculum
Barbara Thompson
Ethics and Values in School Organisation – How Should Schools be Lead and Managed?
Sally Hawkins and Carol Hughes
Ethics and Values in the Classroom – Classroom Management and Managing Behaviour
Linda Cooper
Children and Young People
Glenn Stone
Ethics, Values and the Teacher?

Accessible text that encourages students to think critically about various ethical issues that might be encountered in practice. Such texts are rare.

Mrs Paula Louise Hamilton
School of Education & Community, Glyndwr University
December 15, 2015

For a new citizenship and morality in education module, this book provides concrete examples and excellent analyses in the topic areas we want to cover.
It offers a fresh opportunity for those studying to become teachers to learn about the ethical and moral nature of their practice, which in England, is almost unheard of nowadays.

Mr Lewis Stockwell
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
November 1, 2014

Thought provoking, sensitive choice of topics. This text will be used with Early Years Teachers to help their developing understanding of the ethical and values issues in Primary Education

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
February 25, 2014

This book was engaging in parts but it was, on occasions hard to access. It was a useful text to support the Religious Education element of the course.

Ms Jane Noble
Early years and primary, Institute of Education
January 9, 2014

An excellent text which helps take readers beyond tick-list approaches to ethics and diversity. The numerous critical thinking exercises provide opportunities to explore and challenge practice.

Mr Keith Savage
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
March 13, 2013

A valuable resource for undergraduate trainees. Examining how these elements underpin areas of professional practice is very worthwhile.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
June 21, 2012

This will be an very valuable book for undergraduate students who are starting a new course on ethis and primary teaching. II am requesting copies for the library and will be referring to it throughout my inputs.

Mrs Susan Buckman
Education, Dundee University
June 20, 2012

Excellent text, well written and accessible to a wide level of students

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Institute of Education, Worcester University
June 15, 2012

This contains a helpful range of themes regarding ethical issues in Primary Education

Mrs Kitty Heardman
Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth
June 15, 2012