Technology and education
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Technology and education book
This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in this book. The book identifies new visions for primary education. It explores conceptual 'dialogues' between the study of childhood and the study of education. People have appraised the effects of globalisation and marketisation and scrutinised national/international policy control in relation to local agency. They crystallise the key ideas from these new visions as a manifesto for change. The surveillance derived from league tables of pupil attainment, and the performativity effects are based on narrow measures in relation to the overall needs for children's learning. The agency of teachers and children should be central to future policy and practice, as Eaude and several other authors argue. Roberts-Holmes argues that if early years children are to develop positive life-long learning dispositions then government should pay much greater attention to, and trust, early years teachers professional judgements and considerable knowledge.