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ERIC Number: EJ1149945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8669
Making Learning Meaningful: International Perspectives on Teaching Children Considered to Be "At-Risk" for School Failure
Wehman, Therese; Savage, Michael; White, Jeanne; Lee, Nancy; Grimes, Judy
International Research and Review, v1 n1 p20-38 Fall 2011
This interdisciplinary cross-cultural research project surveyed teachers in elementary schools in five countries: South Africa, Australia, Jamaica, England, and the United States. This study attempted to define and identify best practices used in teaching children considered to be "at-risk" in these five countries: Three research questions guided this study 1). How do classroom teachers define children "at-risk" in their culture and country? 2). How do classroom teachers identify children "at-risk" in their classrooms? 3). What educational strategies do teachers implement to make learning meaningful for children "at-risk" for academic failure in their classrooms. An extensive cross-cultural literature review was conducted by the research team and a summary of the most frequently cited best practices for teaching children considered to be "at-risk" from the five countries was presented. In addition, detailed responses by classroom teacher study participants that addressed the three key research questions were also included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; Australia; Jamaica; United Kingdom (England); United States
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