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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Education.
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What are Secondary Sources?
Articles, book chapters etc. written about a work e.g. theories of Vygotsky. Decribes, interprets, analyses, evaluates, or comments on a source or event in hindsight.

What are Primary Sources?
Original materials, created at the time of an event, by somebody who collected data or experienced the event. Often one-of-a-kind or rare sources presenting original thinking, new discoveries or information.

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It shouldn't be cited in academic work (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for their contributions)

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Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing (even if not directly quoted & you've changed words)

 

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Beginnings and Beyond - Gordon & Browne
ISBN: 9781133936961
Publication Date: 2014
In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book's five sections lay out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered. At the same time, the chapters present key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered.

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Becoming an Outstanding Mathematics Teacher - Bartlett
ISBN: 9780415831147
Publication Date: 2014
Schools strive to provide an outstanding education for their pupils preparing them to compete not only in a national but an international market. At the heart of this is the classroom and the classroom teacher. So how do you plan lessons that engage & motivate students & what makes a mathematics lesson outstanding?

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Teaching Physical Education in Primary School - Currie
ISBN: 9781742860923
Publication Date: 2013
In primary schools today, children are expected to participate in regular, safe, fun and engaging movement and physical activity as part of the national curriculum. Not surprisingly, teaching staff are also being encouraged to update their training and expand their expertise in the field.

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Education: a Very Short Introduction - Gary Thomas
ISBN: 0199643261
Publication Date: 2013
Examining education worldwide, Thomas explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world. Delving into some of the big questions, he explores the history of education in this Very Short Introduction. Considering various styles such as progressive versus formal, he also explores the ideas of some of the big theorists, including Piaget and Vygotsky.

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Learning to Teach in the Primary School - Hudson (Ed)
ISBN: 9781107672826
Publication Date: 2013
Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts.

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Action Research in Education - McAteer
ISBN: 9781446241066
Publication Date: 2013
This hands-on and user-friendly book uses illustrative case studies to demonstrate and explore the potential for change in real social situations. This book seeks to assert the academic integrity of action research and to de-mystify the process.

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Exploring Education - Sadovnik, Cookson, Semel (eds)
ISBN: 9780415808613
Publication Date: 2013
An alternative to traditional foundations texts, combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings... introduction to the foundations disciplines - history, philosophy, politics & sociology of education - & their application to educational issues, school organization & teaching, curriculum & pedagogic practices, education & inequality, school reform & improvement.

 

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