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Culture and Pedagogy : International Comparisons in Primary Education

Culture and Pedagogy : International Comparisons in Primary Education - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631220510

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Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2000
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Culture and Pedagogy : International Comparisons in Primary Education - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631220510

Robin Alexander

ISBN13: 978-0631220510
ISBN10: 0631220518
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Culture and Pedagogy compares primary and secondary elementary schooling in England, France, India, Russia, and the United States. It reveals how teaching, learning, and pedagogic discourse are shaped not just by the decisions of the teacher but also by school values and organization, by local pressures, national policy, and the balance of political control, by the tensions and ambiguities of the democratic ideal, and by culture and history.

In 2002 Culture and Pedagogy won the Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association.

Author Bio

Alexander, Robin : University of Cambridge

Robin Alexander is Visiting Professor of Education and Fellow of Hughes Hall at the University of Cambridge. He previously held chairs in education at the universities of Leeds and Warwick. He is one of the UK's leading researchers and commentators on pedagogy and primary education, and has advised governments both in the UK and internationally. In 2002 his book Culture and Pedagogy (Blackwell) won the Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.
Introduction.

Part I: Settings:

1. The Comparative Context.

Part II: Systems, Policies and Histories:

2. Primary Education in France.
3. Primary Education in Russia.
4. Primary Education in India.
5. Primary Education in the United States of America.
6. Primary Education in England.
7. Primary Education and the State.

Part III: Schools:

8. Buildings and People.
9. The Idea of a School.
10. Beyond the Gates.

Part IV: Classrooms:

11. Comparing Teaching.
12. Lesson Structure and Form.
13. Organisation, Task and Activity.
14. Judgement, Routine, Rule and Ritual.
15. Interaction, Time and Pace.
16. Learning Discourse.

Part V: Reflections:

17. Culture and Pedagogy.


Notes.
References.
Index.

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