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Learning and teaching around the world : comparative and international studies in primary education

Author: Kimberly Safford; Liz Chamberlain
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge ; Milton Keynes, UK : Open University, 2019. ©2019
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Learning and Teaching Around the World is a wide-ranging introduction to diverse experiences, practices and developments in global primary education. It explores different contexts for children's learning, and methods and purposes of primary education, in settings across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australasia, and addresses wider issues such as the rise of refugee learners and large multi-grade classes.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1023737068
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Safford; Liz Chamberlain
ISBN: 9780429958076 0429958072 9780429491498 0429491492
OCLC Number: 1046070268
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: 'Close up' and 'wide angle' lenses on primary educationKimberly SaffordSection 1 Pedagogy and provision1 Primary education: why and how to compare?Kimberly Safford2 Refugee children's experiences of education in countries of first asylum Sarah Dryden-Peterson3 Multigrade pedagogies: Africa's response to Education for AllCharles Kivunja and Margaret Sims4 Thinking about a community of provision Jonathan Rix5 Shadow education and its implications for social justiceMark Bray and Ora KwoSection 2 Languages and learning6 Primary school medium of instruction policies in Ghana and IndiaElizabeth J. Erling and Lina Adinolfi 7 English language as an inclusion tool: the case of Syrian refugees in UK primary schoolsJuliete Thondhlana and Roda Madziva8 Unpacking teachers' language ideologies in schools in Alsace, FranceAndrea S. Young9 Negotiating worlds: a young Mayan child developing literacy at home and at school in MexicoPatricia Azuara and Iliana Reyes10 What languages do you speak? A reflexive account of research with multilingual pupilsGeri SmythSection 3 Inclusion and exclusion11 Indigenous ways with literacies in an Australian primary schoolKathy A. Mills, John Davis-Warra, Marlene Sewell and Mikayla Anderson12 Young British Muslims explore their experiences of primary school and 'othering'Alison Davies 13 Is this the right school for my gender nonconforming child?Graciela Slesaransky, Lisa Ruzzi, Connie DiMedio and Jeanne Stanley14 The challenges of realising inclusive education in South AfricaDana Donohue and Juan Bornman15 The contradictions within universal education: why 'education for all' is still exclusionaryJohn Parry and Jonathan Rix Section 4 Teacher education and development16 Defining 'teacher professionalism' from different perspectivesNihan Demirkasimoglu17 Developing inclusive learning environments in rural classrooms in IndiaFreda Wolfenden18 Early childhood pre-service teachers engage in collegial dialogueKym M. Simoncini, Michelle Lasen and Sharn Rocco19 Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa and in one school in Kenya: macro challenges and micro changesKris Stutchbury, Joan Dickie and Patricia Wambugu20 Learning Assistants in Sierra Leone: community support for future teachersMartin Crisp and Kimberly SaffordSection 5 Local, national and global intersections21 Is the grass always greener? The effect of the PISA results on education debates in Sweden and GermanyJohanna Ringarp and Martin Rothland22 Creativy and education in the European Union and the United KingdomDominic Wyse and Anusca Ferrari23 New teachers and corporal punishment in Ghanaian primary schoolsAlison Buckler24 The Gambia: the intersection of the global and the local in a small developing countryMichele Schweisfurth25 Globalising education and the shaping of global childhoodsNicola Ansell
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Learning and Teaching Around the World is a wide-ranging introduction to diverse experiences, practices and developments in global primary education. It explores different contexts for children's learning, and methods and purposes of primary education, in settings across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australasia, and addresses wider issues such as the rise of refugee learners and large multi-grade classes. With an explicit focus on comparative and international studies and improving the knowledge, understanding and practice of effective pedagogies for children's learning, this book reflects on key issues such as: Standards for learner-centred education Patterns of inclusion and exclusion Defining 'teacher professionalism' The impact of global education agendas Language policy for schooling and assessment Learning and Teaching Around the World is an essential text for those wishing to develop a critical understanding of the experiences of primary teachers and children around the world. Aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate education studies students, the scope of this book will support all students in developing knowledge of primary education and of the diverse needs of learners in an era of global movement of children and families.

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