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Thompson, Carol; Wolstencroft, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The role of the middle manager has proved to be a difficult one to define due to the fluid nature of the tasks performed and the heterogeneity of understanding that exists for the term. This is further complicated by the differences associated with the context in which individual manager's work. This research, which explores the drive towards…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Private Sector, Middle Management, Trust (Psychology)
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Noula, Ioanna; Govaris, Christos – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
In this article, we present insights from an ethnographic research that investigated the concept of citizenship in primary schools in Greece. We explored children's experiences of citizenship in school approaching citizenship as a set of habits that prescribe what is considered 'legitimate' in the public sphere. We focused on structures and agents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Ethnography, Citizenship Education
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Jess, Mike; Atencio, Matthew; Carse, Nicola – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
While complexity thinking features increasingly in the education and physical education literature, there remains a paucity of research presenting evidence of the influence that complexity principles have on learning. We further advocate that more work with complexity thinking is required to investigate how teacher educators engage with key…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Focus Groups, Physical Education Teachers
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Cleland Donnelly, Frances E.; Mueller, Suzanne S. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
This article addresses how to design developmental games that connect knowledge about motor development with motor learning. As evidenced in the SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, understanding children's phases and stages of motor development is essential to designing developmentally appropriate…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Skill Development, Vignettes
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Laine, Anu; Näveri, Liisa; Pehkonen, Erkki; Ahtee, Maija; Hannula, Markku S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The aim of this article was to find the connections between teachers' actions (N = 7) and their 3rd graders' performances (N = 86) when solving an open problem. A lot of information about the teaching sessions was gathered by video recordings and collecting pupils' solutions. Teachers' actions were analysed carefully through the phases of a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Video Technology, Transcripts (Written Records), Lesson Observation Criteria
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Tymms, Peter; Merrell, Christine; Bailey, Katharine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This paper investigates the impact of effective schooling in the 1st year of elementary school on later academic outcomes and equal educational opportunity. A large longitudinal dataset from England was used to estimate the importance of the 1st year of elementary school for academic outcomes up to age 16. Multilevel models, controlling for…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education
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Thomson, Margareta Maria; Palermo, Corey J. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
This qualitative study used a phenomenological methodology and an expectancy-value framework to understand nontraditional preservice teachers' motivations for choosing a teaching career. Nontraditional preservice teachers in the current study are described as teacher candidates for whom teaching was not their first career choice. Ten students…
Descriptors: Expectation, Values, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Payne, Katherina A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Much like preservice teachers, who cite cooperating teachers as influential to the learning-to-teach process, this study and its findings center the work of cooperating teachers as essential to teacher education for democratic education. The mentoring practices of cooperating teachers often reflect their teaching practices with students in their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Westgate, D.; Hughes, M. E. – Education 3-13, 2018
In the context of an on-going project emphasising the centrality of speaking and listening in the primary curriculum, the present article turns to vocabulary development: to the wide differences characterising primary age children in this regard, to their consequent unequal access to the wider curriculum, and to means by which such deficiencies…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Griggs, Gerald – Education 3-13, 2018
In March 2013, the UK government announced that it was to award the Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium funding to all English state-funded primary schools to improve provision of Physical Education and sport following the London 2012 Olympic Games. This study reports on seven schools in close geographical proximity to each other within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Athletics
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Hoover, John J.; Erickson, Jennifer R.; Herron, Shelley R.; Smith, Clara E. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Consideration of cultural and linguistic features is mandated by law and one of the most important contributors to the appropriate placement of diverse learners for special education services. This article describes the results of a pilot project designed to assist rural educators to deliver an equitable and unbiased assessment process for English…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Eligibility, Pilot Projects
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Hiles, Elisabeth – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
Although the Montessori Method of education is more than 100 years old, the number of Montessori schools in the United States has exponentially increased since 1990. Montessori methods and practices can be complex and difficult for parents to understand, even among parents whose child attends Montessori schools. Moreover, it is unclear why parents…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Parents, Decision Making, School Choice
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Wüthrich, Sergej; Sahli Lozano, Caroline – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2018
Assessment of attitudes in inclusive education research is almost exclusively based on self-report scales. This may lead to overestimation of positive attitudes due to social desirability bias, and self-reported attitudes may not capture all relevant aspects of attitudes. Recently, Lüke and Grosche (2018a) proposed a new attitude test based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Measurement Techniques, Attitude Measures
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Hayward, Jenny – Primary Science, 2018
Originating in Scandinavia, Forest School is a form of child-centred outdoor education with an ethos of promoting children's independence and raising children's self-esteem. It also allows children to pursue their own interests and fosters curiosity in the natural world. The emphasis on child-led learning within a framework of tight boundaries and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Practices, Science Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Weidenborner, James Ferguson – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This cross-sectional, correlational, explanatory study aimed to explain the influence of administrator/student ratios on the percentage of teachers that receive effective or highly effective ratings on their summative evaluations scored by the administrators at those schools. Other school and student variables were included with…
Descriptors: Students, Summative Evaluation, Poverty, Expenditure per Student
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