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(Dis)continuity and the Coalition: primary pedagogy as craft and primary pedagogy as performance (2011)
Journal Article
Adams, P. (2011). (Dis)continuity and the Coalition: primary pedagogy as craft and primary pedagogy as performance. Educational review, 63(4), 467-483. doi:10.1080/00131911.2011.620699

Shortly after taking power following the May 2010 UK general election, the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government published its education white paper, The Importance of Teaching. In this, certain features for primary school pedagogy can be discerne... Read More

From 'ritual' to 'mindfulness': Policy and pedagogic positioning (2011)
Journal Article
Adams, P. (2011). From 'ritual' to 'mindfulness': Policy and pedagogic positioning. Discourse, 32(1), (57-69). doi:10.1080/01596306.2011.537071. ISSN 0159-6306

Schools and professionals respond to statute in different ways. However,professional activity is more than mediated response to policy. Versions ofpedagogy are not simply envisaged on high and enacted in the workplace. Thispaper examines how professi... Read More

Considering 'best practice': The social construction of teacher activity and pupil learning as performance (2008)
Journal Article
Adams, P. (2008). Considering 'best practice': The social construction of teacher activity and pupil learning as performance. Cambridge Journal of Education, 38(3), 375-392. doi:10.1080/03057640802299635

Since the 1997 election of the Labour Party to political power in the UK the foci for educational change have been widespread. One area that has received particularly intense scrutiny is that of teacher activity. In particular, the profession has see... Read More