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Title: Strengthening ‘the foundations’ of the primary school curriculum
Authors: Duncombe, Rebecca
Cale, Lorraine
Harris, Jo
Keywords: Foundation subjects
Teacher learning
Communities of practice/learning
Physical education
Primary education
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © ASPE. Published by Taylor and Francis
Citation: DUNCOMBE, R., CALE, L. and HARRIS, J., 2016. Strengthening ‘the foundations’ of the primary school curriculum. Education 3-13, In Press.
Abstract: The low status of the foundation subjects (e.g. Music and Physical Education (PE)) in English primary schools is well documented. Using PE as an illustrative example, a thematic analysis of 51 PE trainee students’ assignments, based on their perceptions of a two-week experience in a primary school, highlighted a number of areas of concern (e.g. limited/inadequate preparation; insufficient teacher knowledge/confidence; variable/limited subject leadership and non-qualified teachers delivering the curriculum). The possibility of teachers, coaches and other external specialists learning collaboratively with and from each other within a community of practice/learning is proposed as one way of strengthening the foundation subjects within the primary school curriculum.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 21 November 2017.
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2016.1185137
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21805
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1185137
ISSN: 0300-4279
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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