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Hargreaves, Linda; Kvalsund, Rune; Galton, Maurice – International Journal of Educational Research, 2009
This introduction presents the case, and sets the scene, for five reviews of research on rural schools and their communities, arguing that educational research in this field is relatively rare, and decreasingly visible despite the significant population of the world's children who live in rural communities and attend rural schools. After…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Research, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Greenbank, Paul – Education & Training, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the decision-making process of students who decided to study for a foundation degree. Design/methodology/approach: The research involved interviewing 30 students who were on, or had recently completed, a business-related foundation degree. Findings: This study found that students were not adopting a…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Two Year College Students, Decision Making, Influences
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Brehony, Kevin J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article examines the work of Lady Nancy Astor (1879-1964) in campaigning for nursery education and nursery schools in Britain from the late 1920s until the Second World War. Arguably no elected politician in England at any time, including the present, has identified themselves more closely with the cause of nursery schooling in Britain.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Nursery Schools, Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital
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Collishaw, Stephan; Goodman, Robert; Ford, Tamsin; Rabe-Hesketh, Sophia; Pickles, Andrew – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Assessments of child psychopathology commonly rely on multiple informants, e.g., parents, teachers and children. Informants often disagree about the presence or absence of symptoms, reflecting reporter bias, situation-specific behaviour, or random variation in measurement. However, few studies have systematically tested how far…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Interrater Reliability, Children, Parents
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Lynn, Richard – Intelligence, 2009
New standardizations of the Coloured and Standard Progressive Matrices in Britain in 2007 and 2008 show that on the Coloured Progressive Matrices the intelligence of 4 to 11 year olds increased over the years 1982-2007 by 8 IQ points, representing a gain of 3.2 IQ points a decade, and on the Standard Progressive Matrices the intelligence of 7 to…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient, Measures (Individuals), Improvement
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Burnett, John – Management in Education, 2009
In August 2008, the then Schools Minister, Andrew Adonis, gave the go-ahead for the privately funded Hereford Waldorf School to reopen as a tax-payer-funded Academy, sponsored by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship of Great Britain. Accordingly, the Steiner Academy Hereford opened in September 2008. In common with the 132 other Academies opened…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Change
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Parsons, Sarah; Lewis, Ann; Davison, Ian; Ellins, Jean; Robertson, Christopher – Educational Review, 2009
The success and quality of educational provision for children with SEN and/or disabilities is a matter of considerable debate, with wide differences reported by parents. Extant evidence is limited by sampling bias and size, making the true extent of (dis)satisfaction difficult to gauge. This paper reports systematic, comparative evidence from a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parents, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Cebulla, Andreas – Journal of Youth Studies, 2009
Youth and adolescence are associated with significant changes in a person's life. According to risk theory, the changes experienced by young people today are fundamentally different from those experienced by previous generations and entail a greater degree of uncertainty. In this paper, survey and interview data are used to describe how…
Descriptors: Risk, Risk Management, Cognitive Structures, Interviews
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Mallett, Rebecca – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2009
This paper considers how, by paying attention to the divergent use of "stereotypes" as a methodological tool, we concomitantly pay attention to the capacities of contemporary disability-criticism. First, the search for negative stereotypes is described in terms of how it enables the repeated citation of common examples. However, as some…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Disabilities, Criticism, Cartoons
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Dealtry, Richard – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the successful design and management of high performance work-based lifelong learning processes. Design: The paper summarises the process management practices and contextual parameters that are being applied in the successful design and management of high performance work based lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Curriculum Development, Learning Processes, Innovation
Aspen Institute, 2009
Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a research survey and alternative ranking of business schools that spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs leading the way in integrating social and environmental stewardship into their curriculum and scholarly research. These schools are preparing today's students--tomorrow's leaders--for future market realities by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Masters Degrees, Program Evaluation
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Pilz, Matthias – Vocations and Learning, 2009
Vocational training and skills are playing an increasingly important role in the developed economies. However, both the vocational education structure and the underlying philosophy and culture of education and training vary from country to country. What is clear, though, is that employers play a crucial role in all cases; this paper explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Cultural Differences
Kuehner, Trudy – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2008
On July 26-27, 2008, FPRI's Wachman Center hosted 37 teachers from across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching U.S. Military history. Sessions included: (1) The Revolutionary War and Early American Military History (Kyle Zelner); (2) The Mexican-American War (Paul Springer); (3) The Civil War (Mark Grimsley); (4) The Frontier Years…
Descriptors: United States History, War, World History, History Instruction
Manchester, Joyce; Topoleski, Julie – Congressional Budget Office, 2008
In a continuation of long-term trends, life expectancy has been steadily increasing in the United States for the past several decades. Accompanying the recent increases, however, is a growing disparity in life expectancy between individuals with high and low income and between those with more and less education. The difference in life expectancy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Cohort Analysis, Social Indicators
Hursh, David – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008
This book examines the changes in educational policy in the U.S. and Britain over the last twenty-five years. The author contends that education in the States and Britain has been significantly transformed, through efforts to create curricular standards, increased emphasis on accountability measured by standardized tests, and efforts to introduce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Testing, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
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