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Hayward, Kate; Raine, Jackie; Hendry, Carla – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This project seeks to understand the 'possible worlds, possible selves' (Carr, M., A. B. Smith, J. Duncan, C. Jones, W. Lee, and K. Marshall. 2010. "Learning in the Making." Rotterdam: Sense) afforded to children by collaborative imaginative play involving negotiation. We investigate how 3 and 4-year-olds achieve their ends through…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Play, Preschool Children
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Quarmby, Thomas; Daly-Smith, Andy; Kime, Nicky – Education 3-13, 2019
Physically active lessons present a key paradigm shift in educational practice. However, little is known about the barriers to implementing physically active lessons. To address this, 31 practising primary teachers (23 = female) from 9 primary schools across West Yorkshire, England, were engaged in focus group interviews. Drawing on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Barriers, Elementary School Teachers
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Pope, Deborah – Education 3-13, 2019
This paper argues that professional discourse relating to subject knowledge for primary teaching is less than coherent in the context of initial teacher training (ITT). This study explored the ways in which the term subject knowledge was conceptualised and interpreted by beginning primary teachers. The research was conducted across two ITT…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ward, Gavin; Quennerstedt, Mikael – Education 3-13, 2019
By taking both pupils' and teachers' actions as the point of departure, this study aimed to understand governance within a primary school classroom. Video footage was recorded in an English primary school in which mathematics happened to be the focus. This data was analysed to identify the directions of both governance and self-governance and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Schools, Video Technology
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Simon, Antonia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
OECD countries have established statistical collections to ensure quality within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Focusing on one part of ECEC -- preschool 'childcare services' -- this paper critically reviews statistical collections specifically designed to measure childcare patterns in England alongside UK data collected for other…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Stagg, Bethan C.; Verde, Michael F. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Although plant reproduction is a core subject in school science curricula, botanical topics are typically unpopular with students. Integrating the arts into science subject matter has the potential to increase student interest and understanding. Educational theatre has shown particular promise in this area. Purpose: The study examined…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Interdisciplinary Approach, Theater Arts
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Wilkinson, Samantha – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This paper offers an autoethnographic account of my first academic year as a Human Geography lecturer at a 'new' public university in the North West of England. This research is timely and much needed, since teaching at universities in England has recently come under increasing scrutiny. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a new scheme, which…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Hargreaves, Eleanore – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article addresses how an educational purpose of social efficiency, such as the one we have in England, affects each child's school Life-history and the process through which children thereby come to identify themselves. The author considers whether schools could engage in practices that decrease pupils' resignation to a system that controls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement, Writing Tests
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Sherbourne, Peter – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article gives an insider's account of the campaign, ultimately successful, to end the system of educational selection at age 11 on the island of Guernsey.
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Jackson, Colin; Povey, Hilary – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article is about Pete's story. It is a story about introducing all-attainment teaching in a secondary school mathematics department and about espousing and enacting a pedagogy and set of practices to enable learning mathematics without limits.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Bradbury, Alice – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article uses data from a research project exploring grouping practices based on 'ability' in classrooms for children aged 3-7 years in England to consider the relationship between teachers' views of ability and their ways of organising children. The widespread use of grouping with young children and the concomitant 'fixed-ability thinking' by…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Barriers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Hanrahan, Fidelma; Hughes, Ed; Banerjee, Robin; Eldridge, Alice; Kiefer, Chris – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Little is currently known about the possible benefits of using networked technology to enhance ensemble performance. This study explored whether the introduction of specially devised technology -- networked tablets using traditional music notation -- to a primary school orchestra would enhance the experience of ensemble music. Particular emphasis…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Elementary School Students, Music
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Mazenod, Anna; Francis, Becky; Archer, Louise; Hodgen, Jeremy; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Pepper, David – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
'Ability' or attainment grouping can introduce an additional label that influences teachers' expectations of students in specific attainment groups. This paper is based on a survey of 597 teachers across 82 schools and 34 teacher interviews in 10 schools undertaken as part of a large-scale mixed-methods study in England. The paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Schools
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Koutsouris, G.; Norwich, B.; Stebbing, J. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
The significance of a process evaluation for understanding randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of complex teaching interventions in a classroom setting is discussed in relation to the evaluation of the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) programme trial. This process evaluation is based on realist principles and draws on different data sources. The…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Validity, Reading Instruction
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Pearce, Sarah; Lewis, Kirstin – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This article argues that neoliberal and neoconservative schooling policies in England legitimise a long-standing neglect of cultural difference in schools, and are having a particularly damaging effect on Muslim children's experience of schooling. It offers evidence that relationships between teachers and Muslim families in particular may be…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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