Starting School

The pedagogic discourse of schools includes parents in its sphere of influence , and its expectations of parents , as of ... When Tuhura starts school , Jamila becomes a ' Reception parent ' for the third time : Tuhura's brother Abdul ...

Starting School

Starting School

"This is a unique portrait of a group of working-class families whose 4 year old children start school on the cusp of the millenium in urban Britain. It is a brilliant analysis of ways in which parents, children and teachers strive to cross cultural and linguistic boundaries to come to a common understanding of 'school'. Beautifully written, it is essential reading for all involved in the education of young children." - Eve Gregory, Professor of Language and Culture in Education, Goldsmiths, University of London. "This book will challenge and support practitioners in their quest to improve early childhood practice. The use of theory is 'friendly' and the real-life examples of the experiences of young children and their parents really bring home to the reader the experience of inequality. Readers will rarely find a book which expresses the complexity of educational experience in such an accessible form. This is a valuable book for every level of early years training." - Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Institute of Education, University of London. How does the home experience of children from poor and ethnic minority communities influence their adaptation to school? How does the traditional 'child-centred' and progressive pedagogy of early years classrooms meet the needs of children from culturally diverse backgrounds? Starting School seeks to address these key questions by tracing the learning experiences of individual children from a poor inner-urban neighbourhood - half of them from Bangladeshi families - as they acquire the knowledge appropriate to their home culture and then take this knowledge to their reception class. The book highlights the small differences in family life - in parenting practices, in perspectives on childhood, and in beliefs about work and play - which make a big difference to children's adaptations to school. In other words, it shows how children succeed and fail from their early days at school. It shows too how the 'good intentions' of good teachers can sometimes allow children from certain backgrounds to become disaffected, and learn to fail; and it suggests ways of working with children from working class and multicultural families which may help both children and parents to gain a better understanding of school learning in the UK.

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Starting School
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Liz Brooker
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-16 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

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Children Starting School
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Hilary Fabian
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Drawing on research, theory and practice, this book presents ways in which practitioners, working in partnership with parents, can give children a successful start to school. Written in an accessible style, the book helps early years practitioners planning transition programs for new children and offers ideas for developing their professional
Starting School Survival Guide
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Sarah Ebner
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-17 - Publisher: Crimson Publishing

What every parent needs to know before your first child starts school. Is your first child about to start school? Do you want to give your child the best start to their education and school life? Are you nervous about dealing with other parents and teachers? If you're worried about
An Empirical Approach to Preparing Children for Starting School
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Karen Wickett
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-30 - Publisher: Routledge

This book presents an exploration of the beliefs held by parents, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) practitioners and teachers and their relationships during children’s transition to school. This exploration was prompted by the author’s observations that the relationships between ECEC practitioners and teachers became increasingly strained when the term
The Starting School Book
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

An indispensable guide for parents whose children are about to start, or have recently started school. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and engaged with the whole experience, and yet, with so much information