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New book on the International Primary Curriculum launched at ECIS conference November 27, 2012

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in International education, New releases.
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We enjoyed a busy few days at the ECIS Teachers’ Conference in Nice at the end of last week – and were very pleased to launch our new book, Taking the IPC Forward.

Friends and collaborators joined us at our stand to celebrate the publication of the title, which is an analysis of the formation and founding years of the International Primary Curriculum and a snapshot of where it stands today.

Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson have done an excellent job in recruiting those who know the IPC best to write about their experiences and insights into this growing curriculum, now available in over 1500 schools in more than 80 countries.

We were thrilled at the reception to the book and an early surge in sales to teachers. It is the first independent analysis of the curriculum, and so is a must for libraries and those working within the IPC today.

We very much hope the insights gained from this book will help the IPC develop and strengthen over the coming years. Here’s a chapter list:

Part A: Origins and Background

1. The making of the IPC: a personal view – Peter le Noble

2. The IPC: a Shell perspective – Henk van Hout and Tracey Kelly

3. The IPC described – Steven Mark

Part B: The Curriculum Context

4. An engaging curriculum: the pedagogy of the IPC – Yolande Muschamp

5. International-mindedness and the IPC – Jayne Pletser

6. The IPC: what makes it international? – Barbara Deveney

Part C: Teaching and Learning through the IPC

7. Pupil motivation in the IPC: Teacher and Parent Perceptions – Joanne Marshall

8. The IPC: a return to 1970s-style trendy teaching methods? Certainly not! – Malcolm Davis

9. Recruiting teachers for IPC schools – Andrew Wigford

10. Teaching Assistants: providing support for the IPC – Estelle Tarry

11. The IPC: children’s perspectives in an English state school – Mary van der Heijden

Part D: The IPC as an Agent for Change

12. IPC accreditation: more than just a quality mark – Graeme Scott

13. Quality and school reform: the role of the IPC in a school’s DNA – Nicola Cooper, Catherine Copeland and Janet Harwood

14. The IPC as a platform for change – Richard Mast

Postscript –  Martin Skelton

To order a copy of the book, please visit our bookshop.

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