Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education: Exploring Issues in Practice


Margaret Sangster has worked in primary schools, as a mathematics advisory teacher and in Higher Education. The book draws on the expertise of many contributors, all of whom are linked to Canterbury Christ Church University, an institution that has long been associated with teacher education, and where she was Programme Director of the BA (Hons) in Primary Education course.

The book is divided into 5 parts, covering :

  • Creating a Good Learning Environment
  • Developing an Effective Curriculum
  • Using Imagery in Teaching
  • Learning from Education in Other Countries
  • Exploring Wider Perspectives on Education

Each chapter poses a question about a current issue/talking point in education and then provides a short, focused response to challenge thinking and promote reflection and debate. Topics include classroom dynamics, break times, SEN and use of practical work.

This is a thoughtful book that encourages teachers to re-evaluate their practice and their setting. 

Editor: M. Sangster
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 978-1-4725-7837-2
Price: £24.99

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