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Time travel, kaleidoscopes and a hat shop

Cox, A. and Teszenyi, E. (2016) Time travel, kaleidoscopes and a hat shop. In: Cox, A. and Sykes, G. (eds.) The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose. London: Sage.

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Abstract: In this chapter you will find: Some existing models and ideas about the identities and roles of a reception teacher, along with some new ways of looking at the roles to support a personally negotiated understanding. Drawing on Bronfenbrenner’s theory, receptions teachers are located in the multi-layered ecological systems. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs inspired the ‘hierarchy of the heart and the head’ model, which identifies essential attributes of reception teachers. Reception teachers’ identities and roles are also examined in the context of a child-centred pedagogical approach and care-full practice where professional love for children has its place. Finally, this chapter is concluded by a discussion of the social construction of the teaching role that is unique to this age group and the different hats teachers wear in line with the different roles they fulfil in children’s daily lives.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139 Early childhood education
Creators: Cox, Anna and Teszenyi, Eleonora
Editors: Cox, Anna and Sykes, Gillian
Publisher: Sage
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Early Years
Date: 9 July 2016
Date Type: Publication
Title of Book: The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher: Pedagogy and Purpose
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 181
Language: English
ISBN: 9781473959521
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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