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Aladwani, Adel M. – Government Information Quarterly, 2013
It is difficult to conceive how Web users from different cultures can be encouraged to reap the benefits of an e-government initiative when its portal is suffering from culture-indifferent interface quality. Thus far, the e-government literature not only has paid scanty attention to web evaluation issues but also has been slow to embarking on…
Descriptors: Government (Administrative Body), Web Sites, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ribbins, Peter; Sherratt, Brian – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2013
Given that elevation to permanent secretary is widely recognised as the apotheosis of a career in the Whitehall bureaucracy, it is remarkable that so few have been the subject of sustained biographical research and that this key role remains largely un-theorised. As such, this paper reports on aspects of a longitudinal study which set out to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Government Employees, Educational Policy, Administrator Role
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Haines, David – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
At the intersection of the topics of migration and diversity in higher education lies the experience of people who grow up overseas, or who go overseas for education or military service, and then return as college students. This article addresses their experience, drawing from a series of exploratory interviews conducted--as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Allen, Ansgar – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
The spread of examination throughout educational institutions is often viewed as an overly constraining influence, one that distorts pedagogic relationships and prevents more genuine educational activities from taking place. This critique of examination ignores the extent to which the structure of the school and the soul of the child are already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Testing, Educational History
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Finlay, Andrea K.; Flanagan, Constance – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
Participation in discretionary activities during adolescence may facilitate the development of social networks that recruit youth into adult civic life or provide risky contexts that promote alcohol problems. Using data from the 1970 British Cohort Study, latent class analysis was used to identify adolescents' patterns of civic engagement, alcohol…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Alcoholism, Adolescents, School Activities
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Reynolds, Kimberley – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
Histories of the First World War have regularly implicated children's literature in boys' eagerness to enlist in the first two years of that conflict. While undoubtedly the majority of children's books, comics and magazines did espouse nationalistic, jingoistic and martial attitudes, there were alternative stories and environments. Looking at the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Culture, War, World History
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Chen, Shih-Wen – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
This paper considers how "knowledge" of China was presented for Victorian and Edwardian children in "The Boy's Own Paper" ("BOP") between 1879 and 1914. It considers how genre affects the representation of China in the "BOP" by comparing travel narratives and adventure stories. First, it focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, Nineteenth Century Literature
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McAllister, Jan; Collier, Jacqueline; Shepstone, Lee – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Developmental stuttering is associated with increased risk of psychological distress and mental health difficulties. Less is known about the impact of other developmental speech problems on psychological outcomes, or the impact of stuttering and speech problems once other predictors have been adjusted for. Aims: To determine the impact…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Stuttering, Speech Impairments, Psychological Patterns
Lindley, Joanne; Machin, Stephen – Sutton Trust, 2013
This report revisits the debate about why social mobility levels are relatively low in Great Britain and the United States of America compared to other countries. It focuses on three main areas within this debate: (1) the changing role of educational inequalities; (2) the expectation of ever higher levels of education as revealed in increasing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Equal Education, Academic Degrees
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Hopland, Arnt O. – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are mainly insignificant. Interestingly, the coefficients differ heavily across countries. Whereas there seem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, School Buildings, Academic Achievement
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Furnham, Adrian; Nuygards, Sarah; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
This study examines the relationship between personality and two different academic performance (AP) assessment methods, namely exams and coursework. It aimed to examine whether the relationship between traits and AP was consistent across self-reported versus documented exam results, two different assessment techniques and across different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Personality Traits
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Horst, Jessica S.; Twomey, Katherine E. – Infant and Child Development, 2013
Children's early noun vocabularies are dominated by names for shape-based categories. However, along with shape, material and colour are also important features of many early categories. In the current study, we investigate how the number of shared features among objects influences children's novel noun generalizations, explanations for these…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Nouns, Vocabulary Development, Speech
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Nicholson, Scott – Library Quarterly, 2013
Games and other forms of play are used in today's libraries to attract underserved patrons, to introduce patrons to other library resources and services, and to facilitate engagement between library patrons. While many perceive gaming as a new library service, gaming services have been part of librarianship since the nineteenth century through…
Descriptors: Games, Toys, Puzzles, Library Services
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Ashby, Rachael – Primary Science, 2013
This article describes British Sign Language (BSL) as a viable option for teaching science. BSL is used by a vast number of people in Britain but is seldom taught in schools or included informally alongside lessons. With its new addition of a large scientific glossary, invented to modernise the way science is taught to deaf children, BSL breaks…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Evans, Angela – Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 2013
This paper draws on my doctoral research study based on consulting work with three primary school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) that took place in 2008. The study examined the interactions that arose in the consultations with the SENCos and their staff. The findings that emerged from the application of Grounded Theory research…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Grounded Theory, Elementary School Students, Special Needs Students
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