School starting age
School starting age I am a 3rd year student at Canterbury Christ Church. I am looking into the difference in starting school between the UK and USA. I have a lot of information on the American side but am stuggling to find information on the reasons children start school at age 4, and the choices parents have on when their children start school. Any information also on daily routines and early years support in both countries would be gratefully received.
A study of the transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1
The focus of the report is the change that occurs when children move from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1. This resource is presented by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) and is relevant for early years’ teachers, teacher education students, tutors and families.
Practicum’s (Teaching Experience) contribution to students’ learning to teach
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. This paper reports on early findings of a long-term research project being carried out by the practicum (professional experience) team in the Faculty of Education (Epsom campus) at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Thinking skills in the early years: A literature review
The focus of this resource concerns the thinking skills specific to the early years of schooling.. The resource reports on the answers to three research questions and 1. Explores the pedagogical approaches currently used to develop generic thinking skills for three to seven year old children; 2. Identifies the demonstrable generic thinking skills of three to seven year old children; 3. Examines the relationship between the thinking capacities of young children and the pedagogical approache
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Supporting bilingual children in the early years
A resource for initial teacher educators, school based mentors and other practitioners to introduce student practitioners to the needs of young bilingual children in the early years. This collection presents an overview of the complexities involved, examines play as a vehicle for learning in general and especially for learning a new language, and highlights the critical role of monolingual and bilingual practitioners in young children’s additional language development.
Play and Learning in Early Education: New Evidence
On Wednesday 12th November an event was held in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons organised by TACTYC (Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children) and the Vicky Hurst Trust, and hosted by Annette Brook MP. The purpose was to share new evidence concerning play and early education, which, as the invitation stated, is "an important aspect of children's lives which must feature substantially in the development of policy and practice".
Mathematics: understanding the score
Using evidence from inspections of mathematics from April 2005 to December 2007 in 192 schools in England (84 primary and 108 secondary), Ofsted have produced this Report which summarises findings and discusses issues it considers relevant. The Williams Review of primary and early years mathematics published in June 2008 was informed by the inspection evidence discussed in this Report. It is likely that this Report also influenced the Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum (December 2008). Cas
KS1/2 Maths - Making Maths Real
This 15 minute Teachers TV video clip shows the Headteacher and teachers at Weeke Primary School in Winchester, sharing their enthusiastic approach to the teaching of mathematics. The school was identified by Sir Peter Williams, when conducting his review of Primary Schools and Early Years Settings, as one that demonstrates good practice in mathematics learning and teaching. The video clip explores, through a series of short interviews with the Headteacher and class teachers in both Key Stages,
Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning in Schools: didactics meets classroom studies
The resource, a journal article, is an overview of patterns of research in school teaching and learning from the 1920s to the present day. The review is conducted by examining three strands that the author terms the ‘who' (i.e. the teachers and learners), the ‘how' (i.e. pedagogical methodologies), and the ‘what' (i.e. the content taught). For each of the strands, the author discusses the historical patterns of Nordic and Anglo-American research, and highlights what she regards as particul
Anglo-Saxon Tour - British Museum (audio only)
Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007. Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007. A step-by-step guide to accompany you through the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display in the British Museum's Early Medieval Room. This is designed to be used in the room itself.
Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime … these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This unit uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.
Beyond the Third Way in Labour Law: Towards the Constitutionalization of Labour Law?
Professor Collins argues that New Labour was responsible for the real break from the political settlements of the Trade Disputes Act 1906. He suggests that a new social contract is required that constitutionalizes social and economic rights. Blair's Third Way agenda was radically different from the early twentieth century political settlement in three respects. First, it was largely uninterested in the distribution of wealth in society; second, it conducted direct regulation of working condition
War and Civilization Series Lecture 1: War and Finance
Niall Ferguson is currently Professor of History at Harvard University and Professor of History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics. The proposition underlying this year's Wolfson Lectures on 'War and Civilization' is that, as one century of wars seems all too likely to bleed into another, we have become accustomed to think of warfare simply as the destroyer of civilization, the ultimate evil. This understandable view evades the extent to which warfare over the centuries
War and Civilization Series Lecture 2: War and Poetry
Geoffrey Hill is currently Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University and in 2009 his Collected Critical Writings won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. The proposition underlying this year's Wolfson Lectures on 'War and Civilization' is that, as one century of wars seems all too likely to bleed into another, we have become accustomed to think of warfare simply as the destroyer of civilization, the ultimate evil. This understandable view evades the extent to which war
Pharmaceutical Industry: Origin and Evolution
Tilli Tansey, Professor of History of Modern Medical Sciences, University College London traces the evolution of the modern pharmaceutical industry from the mid nineteenth century to the final decades of the twentieth century. The strong focus on British companies is not exclusive, and a large cast of characters including manufacturers, doctors, scientists and patients are considered. Several themes are explored, including the role of innovation in relation to production technology, marketing an
Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for 21st century challenges
Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers the 2010 Bynum Tudor lecture in which he draws from the experience of overcoming apartheid to point the way to justice and reconciliation in the Middle East. A packed Sheldonian Theatre gave a rousing ovation to Archbishop Desmond Tutu on 10 May 2010, as he delivered the 5th Bynum Tudor Lecture, entitled "Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for 21st century challenges". The Archbishop drew from the experience of overcoming apartheid to point the wa
Interview with Professor Elizabeth Colson
In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work in anthropology addresses politics, religion, social organisation, social change, migration, anthropological
Why sustainable energy matters
Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. This unit will survey the world’s present energy systems and their sustainability problems, together with some of the possible solutions to those problems and how these might emerge in practice.
Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 1: The Europeanisation of the Roma issue
This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference. This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Thursday 14th January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, Univers
Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 2: Migration, mobility and Identity
This podcast was recorded at the second plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference. This podcast was recorded at the second plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Wednesday 23rd January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, Univ