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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Mathematics as a Constructive Activity: Learners Generating Examples

John H. Mason, Anne Watson

Mathematics as a Constructive Activity explains and demonstrates the teaching strategy of asking learners to construct their own examples of mathematical objects. These examples hold a valid place in mathematics teaching at all levels. Research shows that if the responsibility for making examples is transferred to learners, their knowledge structures can be developed and extended. The authors have included a combination of examples and exercises for the reader, spanning primary, secondary and college levels. Practical application examples which feature conventional mathematics curriculum content are included. Mathematics as a Constructive Activity is intended for mathematics teacher educators, mathematics teachers, curriculum developers, task and test designers, classroom researchers, and for use as a text in graduate-level mathematics education courses. (Adapted from publisher's description)

Key Learning Areas

Mathematics

Subject Headings

Mathematics teaching
Mathematics
Pedagogy
Constructivism

RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education

Stephen Ball
RoutledgeFalmer, April 2003
The selection of articles and book chapters in this reader reflects trends in the sociology of education. Focusing on the major issues confronting education today, the reader covers topics including social class, globalisation, gender, curriculum, social inequality, social justice and students in the classroom. (Adapted from publisher's description)
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Subject Headings

Educational sociology
Social life and customs
Social classes
Social justice

Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners

Lyn English
Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners provides foundational knowledge of the nature, development, and assessment of mathematical and analogical reasoning in young children. The book draws on longitudinal and cross-cultural studies, in both Australia and the USA, that investigate children's reasoning development from pre-school through to the end of second grade. This volume is designed for mathematics educators, researchers in mathematics education, educational psychologists, early childhood teachers and others interested in mathematical development of young children. (Adapted from publisher's description)

Key Learning Areas

Mathematics

Subject Headings

Child development
United States of America (USA)
Assessment
Mathematics teaching

Education on the Brink: Reform Reconsidered

Maureen T. Lapan, Raymond W. Houghton

Education on the Brink covers topics including Habermas and Critical Theory, accountability, children and alienation, curriculum theory, curriculum development, values and the curriculum, education in Ireland, and the teacher as agent for change. (Adapted from publisher's description).

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Subject Headings

Curriculum planning
Curriculum studies
Education aims and objectives
Education policy
Educational evaluation
Reviews
Schools
Ireland
United States of America (USA)

Backing Australia's Ability: The Australian Government's Innovation Report 2004–05

Department of Education Science and Training
This is the fourth Innovation Report released since the announcement of Backing Australia’s Ability in 2001. It focuses on strengthening our ability to undertake research, accelerating the commercial application of ideas, developing and retaining Australian skills, national research priorities, key institutions relating to science and innovation, and informing the future. This year’s report has shifted to more quantitative output reporting for the Government’s programmes and initiatives, reflecting that the effects of Backing Australia’s Ability are now starting to become apparent. It includes the Australian Innovation Scorecard 2004, the second of the biennial series measuring Australia's innovation performance in comparison to other OECD economies. Australia's science and innovation are supported through the Australian Government's $5.3 billion science and innovation package. Adapted from Executive Summary and media release, 12 April 2005.

Key Learning Areas

Science

Subject Headings

Science
Education research
Education and state
Education finance

Phonetics Principles and Practices

Kala S. Singh, Sadanand Singh

This book describes the importance of mastering transcription to understanding normal speech, the developing speech of young children, and disordered speech. It aims to assist student teachers learn the principles of speech sound production and phonetic transcription, enabling them to write rules to describe the speech patterns of any speaker and use those rules for diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders. (Adapted from publisher's description)

 

 

Key Learning Areas

English

Subject Headings

Teaching and learning
Speech disorders
Phonetics