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Teacher Pupil Education

Schools were found to have an inadequacy of existing educational procedures and provisions in which the UK government made sure that the schools were
identifying and developing gifted and talented pupils as part of an Excellence in Cities (EiC) scheme (DFEE, 2000). Bailey et al, (2004).

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the excellence in Cities Scheme (EIC) this was introduced in march 1999 and had a strategy to raise education standards promoting education and partnership
and disseminating good practice to the wide education community. Bailey et al (2004). The EIC scheme works closely with DFES and want to develop the
quality of PE and sport Provision to ensure that pupils get the best opportunity to develop. Through the use of inclusion the government mentions that the
needs of very able pupils are truly inclusive and can cater for the abilities within the whole group Bailey et al (2004 p. 135).

Another way in which development of talented children can be helped is through enrichment programmes. This is common to provision and includes out of
school opportunities. Enrichment can develop a child’s knowledge within a subject area, and in different environments and situations. There is also
opportunity for the talented pupils to be worked with by sports coaches in after school clubs Bailey et al (2006).

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) mention the enrichment process and how knowledge can help a child develop within an activity at their
pace of learning providing there is good support by a teacher.

‘Broadening the range of pupil’s knowledge and experience by providing different types of activity from within the same area of activity. For example, in
gymnastic activities, talented pupils could use apparatus for rhythmic gymnastics rather than traditional apparatus; pupils learning basketball and netball
could be given opportunities to use their knowledge and skills in handball’

These activities require the teacher to use certain teacher styles to develop each pupil towards working at tasks at their own ability level. This is
supported by Bailey et al (2006), who mentions that if teachers identify the right skills by supporting children through activities and having a focus on
specific abilities so that each individual student gets assessed at their own level Bailey et al (2006 p.217).

Teachers can support and develop each pupil’s ability through using appropriate teaching styles which is suitable to the lesson being taught. This enables
each child to get the best learning and quality of teaching which is linked with Mosstons theory of teaching styles. Mosstons theory is how different
teachers use their own personal preference to installing learning towards their pupils. Mosstons theory was originated in 1966 and was a detailed analysis
of teaching styles and behaviours amongst teachers and student interactions

‘The spectrum established a framework of possible options in the relationship between teacher and learner (Mosston & Ashworth, 1986) and was based on
the central importance of decision making ‘ The spectrum teaching styles was broken down into three areas;

  • Pre impact, which teachers would need to consider preparation, learning objectives, organization and presentation before the practice commenced.
  • Impact, which teachers would have to make decisions relating to the performance and execution of the activity.
  • Post impact, which includes evaluation of performance and feedback to learner from teacher

The spectrum has ten styles of teaching where a teacher may be completely direct towards a lesson or where he/she can allow the student to have a role
where more responsibility is needed to make decisions with the teacher just overlooking the lesson to make sure it is safe and to provide any feedback The ten teaching styles are;

  • Command- teacher makes all decisions
  • Practice- students carry out teacher-prescribed tasks
  • Reciprocal- students work in pairs; one performs, the other provides feedback.
  • Self check- students assess their own performance against criteria
  • Inclusion- teacher planned. Student monitor own work
  • Guided discovery students solve teacher set movement problems.
  • Divergent- students solve problems without assistance from the teacher.
  • Individual- teacher determines content. Student plans the programme.
  • Learner initiated- student plans own programme. Teacher is advisor.
  • Self teaching- student takes full responsibility for the learning process.

What Type Of Nurse Will You Be?

Although the recession has claimed millions of American jobs in 2009, the healthcare industry has a strong heartbeat. With the baby-boomers moving into retirement (delayed) and needing additional health care services, the demand for healthcare professionals is much higher than the supply.

It is no secret that the healthcare industry is seeing a spike in employment; however, most people are overwhelmed at the vast array of possible occupations in the healthcare industry, become discouraged and seek employment (failing) elsewhere. Start with creating a professional nurse resume.

Here’s a brief guide to four of the most promising healthcare jobs and a bit of information to help you filter through the opportunities with greater ease.

Nurse Practitioner

With over 600 million visits to nurse practitioners every year, for a population of 300 million American it doesn’t take a skilled statistician to see the demand. Americans head to Nurse Practitioners for diagnosing, treatment and prescription of drugs in various setting such as schools, nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. They are a nurse on steroids who are registered nurses with additional state qualification licenses to meet requirements for the added responsibilities. The job-outlook for Nurse Practitioners is high due to the fact that the costs for their services are much lower than a physician.

Nurse Anesthetist

Skilled with a needle, a Nurse Anesthetist provides anesthesia and pain management services to patients. Equipped with a nursing degree, anesthetists complete an additional three years of training to safely administer patients with anesthesia sans the company of a doctor. Average salaries range from $100,000 to $150,000 per year – a very attractive salary.

Medical Record Coder

So you are interested in the field of Health Care but not really interested in needles, blood, guts and trauma, the career path of Medical Record Coder may be a good fit. These employees are responsible for coding patient’s’ records to bill insurance companies and/or programs such as Medicare. This is a more attractive career path for job-seekers not willing to commit to a 4-8 years in school; the job requires a two-year associate’s degree with some form of credentialing, which can be completed online.


For those with vampire tendencies, this job is for you. Phlebotomists are medical technicians that suck the blood from your veins for testing. The plus side is that the training can be completed in a semester to it’s a very attractive option for people with only limited education such as a GED or high-school diploma. The pay for this profession is high in relative terms to required training – most Phlebotomists make between $12-$15 per hour.