Professional Studies in Primary Education (3rd ed.)

by Hilary Cooper, Sally Elton-Chalcraft

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  • 9781526409676
  • 9781526447814
  • 9781526447791

This textbook provides a wide-ranging overview of everything you will need to know to prepare you for initial teacher training and your early career in the primary classroom.

Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives you a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools.

This third edition has been comprehensively revised to include new chapters on:

  • Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)
  • Safeguarding and your responsibilities
  • Teaching EAL learners
  • Behaviour management and encouraging behaviour for learning
  • Inclusion and special educational needs, including the 2015 SEND Code of Practice
  • Critical perspectives on fundamental British values
  • Moving on to Master’s level study

This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, BEd, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) routes into teaching.


  • SAGE Publications; January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526447814
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Professional Studies in Primary Education
  • Author: Hilary Cooper (ed.); Sally Elton-Chalcraft (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526409676
  • 9781526447814
  • 9781526447791

In The Press

"This new edition of a major textbook provides an amazingly comprehensive account of the key issues that beginning teachers should be considering and will help them to develop their own professional judgement.  It is full of fascinating illustrative material that will engage and excite all those committed to becoming teachers who are determined to make a positive impact on children's learning.