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Witte, T. C. H.; Jansen, E. P. W. A. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study makes a contribution to the development of empirically based, domain-specific teaching standards that are acknowledged by the professional community of teachers and which, therefore, have a good chance of being successfully implemented and used for professional development purposes. It was prompted by the resistance on the part of many…
Descriptors: Literature, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Best Practices
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Broeder, Peter; Kistemaker, Mariska – Intercultural Education, 2015
Students' lack of school success often lies in the differences between the language used at home and the "school language" they are required to use at school. A framework was drawn up in which five domains are distinguished where specific problems might be located: language-internal aspects (mastery of vocabulary, grammar, etc.),…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Student Diversity, Language Acquisition
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Bornaetxea, Fito Rodríguez – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
It is impossible to achieve the normalization of Basque schools when they are subjected to five sets of regulations on the use of the Basque language in different parts of Euskal Herria. Instead of an education system that differentiates between various language models, what is needed is a school system that recognises the right of all Basque…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Finno Ugric Languages, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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Cuiper, Auke – School Science Review, 2014
In this new context concept approach, field research on the Trinidadian guppy is used as an appealing example of evolutionary change in populations. Pupils are asked to investigate the underlying mechanisms. In doing so, defects in their knowledge are revealed, in particular the role of meiosis in creating genetic variation. The reason for these…
Descriptors: Biology, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, Genetics
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Janssen, Fred; Westbroek, Hanna; Doyle, Walter – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Amid calls for more practice-based teacher education, this article presents a concrete illustration of a practice-based bridging strategy for preparing high school biology teachers to enact open-inquiry labs. Open-inquiry labs were considered a core practice frame that served as a context for identifying core practices and for giving coherence to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Teacher Education
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Harris, Alma; Chapman, Christopher; Muijs, Daniel; Reynolds, David – School Leadership & Management, 2013
Educational effectiveness research (EER) has accumulated much knowledge in the areas of school effectiveness research (SER), teacher effectiveness research (TER) and school/system improvement research (SSIR). Yet many schools and educational systems are not making enough use of the material and their insights. The article reviews evidence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Effective Schools Research, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
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Jauregi, Kristi; Melchor-Couto, Sabela; Beltrán, Elina Vilar –, 2013
Telecollaboration for Intercultural Language Acquisition (TILA), is an EU-funded project within the Lifelong Learning Programme that will run between January 2013 and June 2015. TILA's overall objectives are: (1) to innovate, enrich and make foreign language teaching programmes more attractive and effective by encouraging the implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Language Acquisition, Lifelong Learning
Schildkamp, Kim, Ed.; Lai, Mei Kuin, Ed.; Earl, Lorna, Ed. – Springer, 2013
In a context where schools are held more and more accountable for the education they provide, data-based decision making has become increasingly important. This book brings together scholars from several countries to examine data-based decision making. Data-based decision making in this book refers to making decisions based on a broad range of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Accountability, Best Practices
Zitter, Ilya; Hoeve, Aimee – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper deals with the problematic nature of the transition between education and the workplace. A smooth transition between education and the workplace requires learners to develop an integrated knowledge base, but this is problematic as most educational programmes offer knowledge and experiences in a fragmented manner, scattered over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Learning
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van der Zande, Paul; Akkerman, Sanne F.; Brekelmans, Mieke; Waarlo, Arend Jan; Vermunt, Jan D. – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Contemporary genomics research will impact the daily practice of biology teachers who want to teach up-to-date genetics in secondary education. This article reports on a research project aimed at enhancing biology teachers' expertise for teaching genetics situated in the context of genetic testing. The increasing body of scientific knowledge…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Testing, Teaching Methods, Genetics
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Brouwer, Patricia; Brekelmans, Mieke; Nieuwenhuis, Loek; Simons, Robert-Jan – International Journal of Educational Management, 2012
Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore whether and to what degree community development of teacher teams takes place and how community development comes about, that is, what community-building efforts teacher teams undertake. Design/methodology/approach: Using a multi method approach, quantitative and qualitative data were gathered from…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Community Development, Team Teaching, Interdisciplinary Approach
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van Rijn, P. W.; Beguin, A. A.; Verstralen, H. H. F. M. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
While measurement precision is relatively easy to establish for single tests and assessments, it is much more difficult to determine for decision making with multiple tests on different subjects. This latter is the situation in the system of final examinations for secondary education in the Netherlands and is used as an example in this paper. This…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Tests, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Visser, Talitha C.; Coenders, Fer G. M.; Terlouw, Cees; Pieters, Jules M. – Professional Development in Education, 2012
Schools are increasingly integrating multidisciplinary education into their programmes. The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has introduced a new, integrated science subject in secondary education in the Netherlands, called Nature, Life and Technology (NLT). This research note describes the design of a generic model for a professional…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Program Design
Karkkainen, Kiira – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Innovation is essential for the education sector. The ways in which curriculum decision making is organised reflects different implicit approaches on how educational systems pertain to promote innovation in education. Curriculum holds an outstanding place when seeking to promote innovation in education, as it reflects the vision for education by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education
Drijvers, Paul – Mathematics Teaching, 2011
Nowadays, many technological means are available to support teaching, such as the interactive whiteboard, class sets of laptop or netbook computers, and high speed internet access. For mathematics education there are advanced software packages for geometry, algebra, calculus, and statistics, which in many cases are available on line at no cost.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Grade 8
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