Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools: A Student Teacher's Guide to Professional Issues in Secondary Education
Part 2: Core professional competences | Understanding how pupils learn: Theories of learning and intelligence; Planning for learning; Using differentiation to support learning; Working with parents and support staff; Communications in the classroom; Using assessment for formative purposes; Using assessment data to support pupil achievement; Positive approaches to pupil behaviour; Using digital tools to support learning
Part 3: Secondary schools and the curriculum | What should we teach? Understanding the secondary curriculum; Spiritual, moral and cultural development; Raising attainment; Literacy across the curriculum; Numeracy and mathematics across the curriculum; Personal, social, health and economic education; 14–19 curriculum reform
Part 4: Making school work for all: Every Child Matters, Safeguarding and the Inclusion Agenda | Does every child matter? Education, social care and the emerging safeguarding agenda; Special educational needs and inclusive schooling; Schooling, ethnicity and English as an additional language; Schooling and gender; Supporting disadvantaged children to raise their attainment; Pastoral care and the role of the tutor; Government policy
The fourth edition of this informative, accessible and intellectually engaging teacher training book provides a definitive guide for trainee and newly qualified secondary school teachers and their mentors.
The book has been fully updated to reflect the many changes in policy and practice, including developments in the national curriculum, PSHEE and SEN provision. The latest edition covers topics such as how pupils learn, assessment, planning classroom communication and developing positive approaches to pupil behaviour.
The wide range of specialist contributors, each bringing extensive first-hand experience of teaching, covers the core professional skills and concepts that new secondary school teachers need to acquire, irrespective of their subject specialism or training route, while the following key features of the book are:
• Examples and illustrations from real classroom practice.
• Details of current research.
• Activities, case studies and scenarios.
Ian Abbott, Associate Professor; Prue Huddleston, Emeritus Professor; and David Middlewood, Research Fellow, are all based at the University of Warwick’s Centre for Education Studies, UK.