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By Peter Woods;etc.;Mari Boyle;Nick Hubbard

The authors discover the reports of a gaggle of younger mulitcultural, bilingual young ones and their mom and dad throughout the starting of the early years in their university careers. They research the makes an attempt of academics to educate creatively in the constraints of a prescribed curriculum, and the meanings the youngsters connected to their studying.

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All our teachers complained about the increased workload that had been brought about by the changes in legislation, and in many ways these were considered a distraction from the real purpose of their jobs. Rosalind talked of the predominance of what she saw as 'low level tasks' which impinged on and transformed her own professionalism, detracting from her role as a headteacher: Some days I feel upset because if I've tidied up my desk I find I'm congratulating myself, saying, I've got through all that admin and I've tidied my desk and I've got a nice, tidy office to come into in the morning, and I think, 'Is that what I'm about?

All children will need to be introduced to our curriculum with care and understanding. have been shown to be of crucial importance to the nature and productivity of an exercise (see Woods, 1983). How were our schools resourced in these respects? Teaching materials The materials teachers used influenced children's ability to make sense of new knowledge. At Bridge, the play curriculum included activities involving books, home corner, cookery, music, clay, painting, writing, sand, water, wooden bricks (large and small), and in the outdoor area wheeled toys, climbing equipment and gardening.

For example, a display on minibeasts consisting of pictures and books was prepared by a teacher with a view to encouraging the children's interest in aspects of the outdoor area, and to stimulate them to find some of the animals featured. These ideas echo the notion of constantly available activities (Nutbrown, 1994: 32) which are in their turn capable of development (Abbott, 1994: 79; David, 1990: 76). They also embrace the idea of free-flow play delineated by Bruce (1991: 4) in which children are able to 'apply their own learning in a voluntary and intrinsically motivated way' (see also David, 1992: 78).

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