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Equality in the Primary School Promoting Good Practice Across the Curriculum

by Dave Hill, Leena Helavaara Robertson

Equality in the Primary School Promoting Good Practice Across the Curriculum Synopsis

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors, from the UK, USA and elsewhere, the editors discuss the importance of going beyond equal opportunities. The contributors provide a compelling argument for promoting equality in primary schools. Issues covered include: social class; 'race'; gender; social orientation; disability and special educational needs with reference to all subjects taught at primary school level.

Equality in the Primary School Promoting Good Practice Across the Curriculum Press Reviews

'Young children are frequently overlooked as victims of inequalities in education. In this impressive book Hill and Robertson have brought together key authors who address social justice in the primary school from a number of critical perspectives. For both teachers and academics this book is a call to action going beyond mere platitudes. It reminds us that children are often first in line to experience the inequities of global injustice and relocates them at the centre of radical emancipatory projects.' John Preston, Reader in Lifelong Learning, Competitiveness and Social Cohesion, Institute of Education, University of London, UK 'This comprehensive collection of articles offers an erudite resource to all those interested in Primary education and equality. The strength of this book is the range of scholars and practitioners who provide an adroit unity between theoretical and empirical perspectives. If there is one book that teachers established and new ought to read, this is it.' Alpesh Maisuria, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847061003
Publication date: 22nd October 2009
Author: Dave Hill, Leena Helavaara Robertson
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 350 pages
Categories: Primary & middle schools, Educational strategies & policy,

About Dave Hill, Leena Helavaara Robertson

Dave Hill is Professor of Education Policy at the University of Northampton, England, editor of the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, at, and directs the independent Institute for Education Policy Studies, Leena Helavaara Robertson is Principal Lecturer in Education at Middlesex University, England, and Course Leader for the Early Years PGCE.

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