This book draws together a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors all of whom recognise the importance of promoting equality in primary schools. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a diverse group of contributors, this volume addresses the importance of going beyond equal opportunities. The contributors provide a compelling argument for promoting equality in primary schools. Issues covered include: social class; 'race'; gender; sexual orientation; disability and special educational needs with reference to all subjects taught at primary school level.
Leena Helavaara Robertson is a Principal Lecturer at Middlesex University, UK, where she is also Director of Programmes for Primary Education. Dave Hill is Professor of Education at Middlesex University, UK, Visiting Professor of Critical Education Policy and Equality Studies at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Visiting Professor of Education at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He is also Chief Editor of the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies.
Notes on Contributors; Preface Peter McLaren; Introduction Dave Hill and Leena Helavaara Robertson; Part I: The Wider Context; 1. One In the Crossfire: Early Years Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and Every Child Matters Leena Helavaara Robertson; 2. Conceptual and Practical Issues for the Primary/Elementary School Teacher Mike Cole; 3. Policy Context: New Labour, Social Inclusion and the Curriculum Uvanney Maylor; 4. Urban Education, Equality and Inequality Meg Maguire and Simon Pratt-Adams; 5. Refugee Education Henry Kum; Part II: Core Subjects; 6. English and Literacy Nick Peim; 7. Mathematics and Numeracy Tamar Margalit and Chris Carter; 8. Science Jen Smyth and Steve Smyth; Part III: Foundation Subjects; 9. ICT Gareth Honeyford; 10. History Rosemary Turner-Bisset with Emily Beadle; 11. Geography Gianna Knowles; 12. Art Jessica Haberman and Carole Hsiao; 13. Music Curry Mallot, Emily Beadle and Kate Blackmore; 14. Physical Education Emma Whewell and Joanna Hardman; 15. Design and Technology Jen Smyth and Steve Smyth; 16. Religious Education Ruth Mantin; 17. Community and Foreign Languages Dina Mehmedbegovic; 17. Citizenship Education Gavin Baldwin, Linda Whitworth and Philip Kovacs; 19. Sex and Relationships Education Gillian Hilton and Gavin Baldwin; 20. Theorising Politics and the Curriculum: Understanding and Addressing Inequalities through Critical Pedagogy and Critical Policy Dave Hill; Index.