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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Aslan, Serkan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This research aims to examine the current situation of multicultural education in elementary schools. Therefore, the views of the classroom teachers on multicultural education have been examined and multicultural education activities have been observed in the classes. Having a case study research method which is considered as one of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat AlZahra; NejatyJahromy, Yaser; Gargari, Rahim Badri; Hashemi, Touraj; Fathi-Azar, Eskandar – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The effect of the implementation of student response systems (SRSs) in teaching on the critical thinking (CT) of young students was investigated. The study benefited from a quasi-experimental design and a pretest/posttest set-up. Subjects consisted of 156 K-8 students in Tehran during 2016-2017, selected through a multistage cluster sampling, and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Oketch, Moses – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
To what extent, if at all, did the introduction of free primary education in Kenya in 2003 have positive equity effects, in terms of both access and achievement. Access is based on the number of candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and the KCPE score is used to measure achievement levels. The study uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Education, Poverty
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Curcio, Rachelle; Adams, Alyson – SRATE Journal, 2019
Practicing teachers often identify the final internship as the most valuable and relevant component of teacher preparation. An important key to effective internship experiences is quality mentoring, which should be educative in nature (Bradbury & Koballa, 2008; Feiman-Nemser, 2012). While the rationale for these educative mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Learning Experience, Internship Programs
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Kelley, Michelle J.; Wenzel, Taylar – SRATE Journal, 2019
This article describes the collaborative journey of two elementary education instructors at a large metropolitan university in the Southeast Region of the United States as they transformed and developed an innovative, engaging, and meaningful assignment utilizing adult avatars in TeachLivE™ to simulate parent-teacher reading conferences. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Jopling, Michael – Management in Education, 2019
The article is an opinion piece which examines the extent to which rhetoric about a North--South divide in performance between schools in England is justified. Starting with the catalyst, Sir Michael Wilshaw's final annual Ofsted reports in 2015 and 2016, it traces how the divide rhetoric has been assimilated into popular discourse by the media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics, Rhetoric
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Ma, Junqian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Transition to school is a critical period in child development and has raised great concern among contemporary studies. However, most studies focus on vertical transition and only a few investigate vertical and horizontal transitions as a whole. To bridge the gap, this paper explores how an immigrant Chinese child makes the horizontal transition…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Development, Asians, Foreign Countries
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Avsar Erumit, Banu; Fouad, Khadija E.; Akerson, Valarie L. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
Action research was conducted in two sections of a scientific inquiry class in a Midwestern U.S. university to identify the types of questions that students ask for their investigations, identify emerging patterns regarding students' questioning, and determine students' ability to transfer their nature of science (NOS) understanding to a new…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Questioning Techniques
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Zagkotas, Vasileios – Education 3-13, 2019
The tremendous impact of comics to young people at the beginning and the middle of the twentieth century drew the attention of educators, thus the debate concerning the use of comics at school began very early. Some studies revealed that Greek pupils think of History as an extremely boring lesson, full of names and dates. Therefore, there is a…
Descriptors: Cartoons, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Yalun, An; Du, Chenguang – International Education Studies, 2019
China has a long history of education and its educational administration system can be traced back to more than 2,000 years ago. This article focuses on the development of the educational administration system in China through a series of laws, regulations and policies, arguing that China's current educational administration system-the State…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Laws
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Patterson, Timothy; Shuttleworth, Jay – Teachers College Record, 2019
Context: Elementary teachers will make difficult pedagogical choices when selecting materials to support their students' learning about historical topics. Given the variety of historical books written for their students, certain stories will be emphasized and ultimately legitimated and others will be silenced through absence. Objective of Study:…
Descriptors: Slavery, United States History, Misconceptions, History Instruction
Wolf, Maryanne – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Because reading is not a natural process like language, young learners must be taught to read. Knowledge about how the reading brain develops has critical implications for understanding which teaching methods to use and helps reconceptualize previous debates. In this excerpt from "Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World",…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Brain, Teaching Methods, Decoding (Reading)
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Tiilikainen, Mikko; Karjalainen, Juuso; Toom, Auli; Lepola, Janne; Husu, Jukka – Research Papers in Education, 2019
This case study investigates the variety of constructivist approaches to teaching evident in classroom practice. Teaching practices associated with constructivist perspectives have been prevalent in curriculum reforms for some time. Meanwhile, constructivist approaches have been critically discussed in scholarly literature, revealing problematic…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Personal Autonomy
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Lavonen, Jari; Henning, Elizabeth; Petersen, Nadine; Loukomies, Anni; Myllyviita, Ari – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In a comparative study of student teachers in Finland and South Africa, the researchers aimed to capture students' views of how and what they had learned from practice in two university-affiliated primary schools. With data from survey questionnaires, we found that students in the two customized programmes accentuated different domains of teacher…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Comparative Education
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