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29th September 1995 at 01:00
ENGLISH. The English Department. Organisation and Management by Terry Furlong and Jane Ogborn. An update of the 1982 edition taking acount of the national curriculum, Ofsted inspections and other recent developments. There are new sections on media, information technology, drama, special needs and bilingual learners. English and Media Centre, Pounds 9.95. 0 907016 19 7. Available from the National Association for the Teaching of English, 50 Broadfield Road, Sheffield S8 OXJ.

English Reading. Using the multi-media tricks of CD-Rom, this disc has been designed to develop reading, listening and spelling. For children aged five plus, it includes games, adventures and on-screen assessments which monitor progress. It can also generate 370 printed out worksheets. For PC compatibles. Pounds 44.99. Mindscape, Priority House, Charles Avenue, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9TQ. Tel: 01444 246333.

Theatre Studies. An Approach for Advanced Level. By Simon Cooper and Sally Mackey. Textual analysis, frameworks for study, reviews of contemporary productions and a guide to Artaud, Brecht, Craig and Stanislavski. Stanley Thornes Pounds 14.99. 0 7487 2121 5.

Conrad, T S Eliot, Tennyson and Smollett are the subjects of a new series of student study guides by, respectively, Martin Seymour Smith, Charles Sisson, Michael Thorn and Robert Giddings. They are published by Greenwich Exchange at Pounds 6.99 each and distributed by Central Books, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN.

The Tempest is the latest play in the acclaimed Cambridge School Shakespeare series edited by Rex Gibson. "Whatever you do," writes Gibson, "remember Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed." Cambridge University Press Pounds 3.25. 0 521 47903 7.

MATHEMATICS

The Nursery Handbook. This colourfully illustrated pack deals with maths through everyday activities. It includes structured tasks on sorting, number, pattern, shape and space and comparisons. Pounds 39.99. Longman.

ART

Elements of Art. These six wallcharts for key stages 2 and 3 show a range of arts and crafts, past and contemporary, from Western and non-Western cultures. A teaching guide accompanies each chart. Pounds 8.68. PCET Wallcharts, 27 Kirchen Road, London W13 OUD. Tel: 0181 567 9206.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Policy Development for Special Educational Needs: a Primary School Approach. A practical whole school approach to special needs is set out in this book. Appendices cover classroom support, Individual Education Plans, differentiation, pairedshared reading and action plans and a photocopiable special needs policy review guide is included. Pounds 5. NASEN Enterprises Ltd, 4 Amber Business Village, Amber Close, Amington, Tamworth B77 4RP. Tel: 01827 313005. 0 906730 75 9.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The GUTS Physical Education Resource Pack. Drawing on the television series, Global Guts, this pack from Nickelodeon, the kids' cable and satellite channel, presents a variety of physical and mental challenges: games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. For key stage 3 it aims to help teachers plan, perform and evaluate their physical performance. Free from The GUTS Educational Support Line: Tel: 0171 373 4899.

GEOGRAPHY

Planning Primary Geography. A guide to the revised national curriculum, with practical strategies for implementing requirements at key stages 1 and 2. John Murray Pounds 11.99.0 7195 7062 X.

CROSS CURRICULAR

Educating the Whole Child. Cross-curricular skills, themes and dimensions. Edited by John and Iram Siraj-Blatchford. Good primary school practice. Open University Press Pounds 10.99. 0 335 19444 3.

The Primary Teacher's Guide to the New National Curriculum. Edited by Kate Ashcroft and David Palacio. An overview of the new arrangements, covering each of the subjects, RE and curriculum planning. Falmer Press Pounds 12.95. 0 7507 0468 3.

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