Inside the Primary Classroom: 20 Years on
In recent years primary education has been the subject of continuing debate with questions of standards and their apparent decline being raised with alarming regularity. Central in informing these debates has been the ORACLE study of groupwork in primary classrooms. Published during the 1980s, the study described in detail the daily life of the primary classroom, the teaching styles used by teachers and the responses of pupils. That research has now been replicated - with over two thirds of the schools originally studied being revisited, using the same tests and observation instruments. This book presents the findings of this second round of research, and is therefore unique in being able authoritatively to document the changes - or lack of them - in primary education and teaching practice over the last twenty years.
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1 Two decades of primary education
a framework for learning
3 Teaching in todays primary classroom
4 Pupils and their teachers in the KS2 classroom
teaching styles and pupil types
1976 and 1996
7 Why have standards fallen?
8 Primary education for the millennium
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1976 ORACLE study activity Alexander analysis appear areas argued assessment attainment basic skills behaviour Brian Simon cent changes Chapter child Chris Woodhead class enquirers classroom organisation cluster coded comparison decades detailed Donna Easy riders engaged English example feedback Figure gender group instructors Hayley’s increase individual monitors Inside the Primary interaction categories involved James Callaghan Kenneth Baker Kenneth Clarke Key Stage language skills learning lessons literacy mathematics Melanie Phillips National Curriculum numeracy observations OFSTED ofthe on-task original ORACLE study overall particular pattern percentage performance practice present study primary classroom primary curriculum primary education primary schools primary teachers programme progress proportion Pupil Record pupil-teacher interaction questions reading routine sample scores shows silent interaction standards statements strategies sub-tests Table Target task supervision Teacher Record teacher-pupil interaction teacher’s attention teaching styles tests twenty years ago Vocabulary whole class teaching Woodhead