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Richards, Colin – Education 3-13, 2010
The year 2009 saw the publication of three major reports/reviews, each with important implications for policy and practice in curriculum and assessment in English primary education. The first was a so-called "independent" review of the primary curriculum set up by the government and conducted on its behalf by Sir Jim Rose (Rose 2009). The second…
Descriptors: Primary Education, English, Reports, Secondary Schools
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Lener, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 2010
How many scientists throw out their notebooks at the end of each year and start over no matter how many empty pages remain? How many of them approach a new research question or experiment without using knowledge gained from the previous years? The answer to each of these questions is of course, few if any, yet we ask our students to do that every…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Instruction, Scoring Rubrics, National Standards
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Hart, Robert – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2010
The behaviour of children and young people in schools is a perennial concern to educators and the wider public alike. It also represents a significant focus for the work of educational psychologists (EPs). Research evidence has identified a number of strategies that teachers, students and school inspectors believe contribute to effective classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Teaching Methods, Discipline
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Squires, Garry – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2010
Large numbers of adults and children have emotional difficulties that are severe enough to be classified as mental health problems. This places a current and future economic drain on society and prevents individuals from leading fulfilling lives and has led to a call for more therapists to work with those affected. However, there are insufficient…
Descriptors: Health Services, Discussion, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Hall, Sarah – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2010
This project was conducted as a response to a primary school identifying a need to listen to and act upon children's views in relation to social and emotional aspects of learning. The consideration of children's views links to recent national emphasis on the importance of pupil voice. Mental health and wellbeing are also highlighted as a recent…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Mental Health, Primary Education
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Martlew, Joan; Ellis, Sue; Stephen, Christine; Ellis, Jennifer – Literacy, 2010
This paper reports the experiences of 150 children and six primary teachers when active learning pedagogies were introduced into the first year of primary schools. Although active learning increased the amount of talk between children, those from socio-economically advantaged homes talked more than those from less advantaged homes. Also,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Child Language, Children, Economically Disadvantaged
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Willis, Lynne – Management in Education, 2010
Managing change in education is a complex process, but to do so under the pressure of a punishment-based measurement system (Fullan, 2008) makes sustainable and meaningful change increasingly difficult. Systems which produce high stakes accountability measures, which bring with it sanctions that create a greater sense of distrust, demoralization…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Accountability
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Coll, Cesar; Rochera, Maria J.; Colomina, Rosa – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: From a socioconstructivist and situated perspective of teaching and learning processes, the authors analyze how one teacher and her group of 19 sixth-grade pupils use ICT. The study focuses on the way these tools mediate their activity, and evaluates the tools' potential for teaching and learning innovation. Method: A case study…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Primary Education, Educational Practices, Natural Sciences
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Adamson, Kay – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2010
Creating clay animals and their habitats with second-grade students has long been one of the author's favorite classroom activities. Students love working with clay and they also enjoy drawing animal homes. In this article, the author describes how the students created a diorama instead of drawing their clay animal's habitat. This gave students…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Studio Art, Animals, Ecology
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Boyle, Christopher; Lauchlan, Fraser – Support for Learning, 2010
This article considers the role of verbal and written instructions in influencing students' successful completion of a task. Two classes of children in a primary school were asked to complete a set of tasks from an instruction sheet. In addition, however, one of the classes was given a verbal instruction by the class teacher to read all of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Children, Primary Education, Verbal Communication
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Lazakidou, Georgia; Retalis, Symeon – Computers & Education, 2010
The main objective of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of a proposed computer-based instructional method in Primary Education for self-regulated problem solving. The proposed instructional method is based on Sternberg's model of problem solving within an authentic context. It consists of three main phases: observation, collaboration…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Behavioral Objectives, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving
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Duan, Xiaoju; Shi, Jiannong; Zhou, Dan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
There are two major hypotheses concerning the developmental trends of processing speeds. These hypotheses explore both local and global trends. The study presented here investigates the effects of people's different knowledge on the speed with which they are able to process information. The participants in this study are gifted children aged 9,…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Gifted, Information Processing, Cognitive Development
Reid-Agren, Kathleen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate primary grade teachers' attitudes, beliefs and practices concerning Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction (CRLI) with African American students. Through a mixed methods research design, quantitative and qualitative data sources were collected and analyzed sequentially. The participant school…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, African American Students, Suburban Schools, Educational Research
Gardner, David Jonathan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Federal, state, and local government agencies are promoting merit pay systems that are tied to student achievement. The main problem facing governments, school districts, and educators is that money is hard to come by in the current market and choosing where to spend merit pay monies to receive a maximum rate of return on the investment realized…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4
Ng'asike, John Teria – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation discusses the findings of an ethnographic exploratory study of Turkana nomadic pastoralist children's sociocultural practices of their everyday lifestyles and science curriculum and instruction in Kenyan early childhood curriculum. The study uses the findings from Turkana elders to challenge the dominant society in Kenya that…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Curriculum Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Early Childhood Education
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