By Andrew Pollard, Pat Triggs
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Because of the school's small size, all the children were in mixed-age classes, some of these spanning three year groups. The three class teachers, all female, had considerable classroom autonomy and teaching methods were varied. Both the staff and the headteacher knew the children's families well, and the relationship between home and school was relatively close. During the course of the study there was a change of headship and a new (male) headteacher, who had been a deputy in a neighbouring school, took over.
Did the introduction of the National Curriculum and assessment facilitate or undermine the development of positive pupil learning dispositions? Our second concern in analysing our data and shaping the arguments within this book accepts the responsibility of primary education to prepare children for their future roles in modern society. For instance, we welcome the New Labour government's emphasis on 'lifelong learning' and pose the question of how primary education, following the introduction of the National Curriculum, contributes to the goal of a population which is positively disposed to learning throughout life.
These were recorded at the end of each six-minute observation period in terms of the 'main' or 'part' aspects of the curriculum and pedagogic context. Where more than one curriculum context or pedagogic context had been observed, both 'main' and 'part' were used. More qualitative contextualizing notes were completed immediately after the timed recording and these were structured by the headings of curriculum, pedagogy, interactions/relationships, assessment, other/general. Child interviews Each target child was individually interviewed following the period during which they had been a focus for classroom observation.
What Pupils Say: Changing Policy and Practice in Primary Education by Andrew Pollard, Pat Triggs