Children and Their Primary Schools: A New Perspective

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Andrew Pollard
Psychology Press, 1987 - Education - 259 pages
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First published in 1987. Several of the chapters in this book were presented at a symposium held at the British Educational Research Association Conference in Bristol in September 1986. This volume's title is a deliberate echo of the title of the Plowden Report (CACE, 1967). It is now twenty years since Plowden was published and the chapters in this collection constitute an attempt to present a new perspective on one of the central assumptions which underpinned the Report -- on the 'nature of 'children'. Within the book there are two themes of particular importance. The first is focussed on how children themselves are perceived, bearing in mind new developments in child psychology and in sociological studies of children's perspectives and behaviour in schools. The second concerns the implications which such developments may have for teaching and learning processes in classrooms.
 

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Contents

The Manipulative
12
The Intellectual Search of Young Children
26
The Accomplishment of Genderedness in Preschool
42
Bureaucracy and the Nursery
58
Making Sense of School
74
A Study of Unsuper
88
Pupil Development Following
103
Towards an Interpretive Model of
121
The Culture of the Primary School Playground
150
Goodies Jokers and Gangs
165
A Clash Between Gendered
188
Stories Children Tell
207
Towards an Antiracist Initiative in the All White
220
Anxieties and AnticipationsPupils Views of Transfer
236
Notes on Contributors
252
Copyright

Classroom Task Organization and Childrens Friend
133

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Andrew Pollard University of the West of England at Bristol.

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