This article reports on research that studied what occurred in primary school classrooms as
teachers' planned and taught lessons across a range of curriculum areas.
It draws on observations of one teacher's interactions with her students to make generalised comments about teachers' work and examines some issues that were raised in the follow up discussions between the researchers and the teacher.
The findings show that the teacher was incredibly busy coping with the demands of a national curriculum and her classroom of mixed ability students.
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