When her equally lovely blonde friend, Rebecca, who accompanied Samantha on previous missions to the desert and Korea is also captured their captors cannot believe their luck. Will Samantha be able to escape from her cruel captors and complete her mission?
With a focus on improving children's literacy skills, this book provides practical answers to key questions that are directly relevant to all primary teachers and to many parents. It presents new ways of linking learning in home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers. Activities include:teachers and children making videos to show parents how children learn literacy in school parents and children taking photos of the 'everyday' literacy they use outside school parents and teachers exchanging information through Home-School folders and diaries.
Particular attention is given to ways of working with parents from a diverse range of family backgrounds reflecting the multi-ethnic nature of many schools today.
The practical activities can easily be fitted into the day-to-day activities of busy classrooms and can provide crucial new ways of improving children's learning of literacy skills.
Fascinating account of an unusual research project challenges many assumptions about how young children.
Turns upside-down the commonly held belief that professionals know better than parents how to educate and bring up children.
Throws doubt on the theory that working-class children underachieve at school because of a language deficit at home.
The authors' evidence is the children's own conversations which are quoted extensively and are delightful.
The second edition of this bestselling text includes an introduction by Judy Dunn.
Using a number of fascinating case studies focusing on children’s experiences of mathematics both inside and outside the classroom, the book asks:
How do children use mathematics in their everyday lives?
How can teachers use this knowledge to improve children’s learning in school?
What activities can teachers use with parents to help share the ways that schools teach mathematics?
What can parents do to support their children’s learning of mathematics?
Tried-and-tested practical suggestions for activities to support and encourage children’s learning of mathematics include: making videos to share teaching methods; children taking photos to show how they use mathematics at home; inviting parents into school to share in mathematics learning; and numeracy-based activities for children and their parents to do together at home.
All those involved in planning, teaching and supporting primary mathematics will benefit from new insights into how learning at home and at school can be brought together to strengthen and improve children’s learning of mathematics.
Transitions and Learning Through the Lifecourse examines transitions across a range of education, life and work settings. It explores the claim that successful transitions are essential for educational inclusion, social achievement, and economic prosperity and that individuals and institutions need to manage them more effectively.
Aimed primarily at academic researchers and students at all levels of study across a range of disciplines, including education, careers studies, sociology, feminist and cultural studies, this book is the first systematic attempt to bring together and evaluate insights about educational, life and work transitions from a range of different fields of research. Contributions include:
The transition between home and school
The effects of gender, class and age
Transitions to further and higher education
Transitions for students with disabilities
Transitions into the workplace
Learning within the workplace
Approaches to managing transitions