Oranges and Lemons: Life in an Inner City Primary School by Wendy Wallace

Oranges and Lemons: Life in an Inner City Primary School by Wendy Wallace

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An intimate account of an inner city primary school, which shows how people at Edith Neville primary school approach issues that face urban schools everywhere. This book focuses on the progress of individual children, in some cases from the time they start nursery.

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This warts-and-all look inside an inner city primary school is an intimate and charming account of how people at Edith Neville primary school approach issues that face urban schools everywhere. The author's insightful journalistic eye focuses on how individuals cope with government initiatives, the needs of the pupils and the community at large. Focusing on the progress of individual children, in some cases from the time they start nursery, this book illuminates contemporary urban school life and provides a human account of major and minor successes, and failures, over a twelve-month period in a passionate but complex educational community. The book highlights how: the school community works to give equal chances to all children staff strive to include children with special needs the school community enlist the support of parents who mistrust the system staff manage distressed and distressing behaviour. In the background the school's managers endeavour to meet targets and inspections, while containing teacher stress and retaining a vision of the broader purpose of education.

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SKU GOR002868969
Title Oranges and Lemons: Life in an Inner City Primary School
Author By (author) Wendy Wallace
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 0415359090
ISBN 13 9780415359092
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

This warts-and-all look inside an inner city primary school is an intimate and charming account of how people at Edith Neville primary school approach issues that face urban schools everywhere. The author's insightful journalistic eye focuses on how individuals cope with government initiatives, the needs of the pupils and the community at large. Focusing on the progress of individual children, in some cases from the time they start nursery, this book illuminates contemporary urban school life and provides a human account of major and minor successes, and failures, over a twelve-month period in a passionate but complex educational community. The book highlights how: the school community works to give equal chances to all children staff strive to include children with special needs the school community enlist the support of parents who mistrust the system staff manage distressed and distressing behaviour. In the background the school's managers endeavour to meet targets and inspections, while containing teacher stress and retaining a vision of the broader purpose of education.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002868969
Title Oranges and Lemons: Life in an Inner City Primary School
Author By (author) Wendy Wallace
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 0415359090
ISBN 13 9780415359092
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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