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Gerdin, Göran; Philpot, Rod Allan; Larsson, Lena; Schenker, Katarina; Linnér, Susanne; Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Smith, Wayne; Legge, Maureen – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The way school Health and Physical Education (HPE) is conceptualized and taught will impact on its ability to provide equitable outcomes across gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and social class. A focus on social justice in HPE is pertinent in times when these ideals are currently under threat from neoliberal globalization. This paper draws…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Differences, Health Education, Physical Education
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Norlund, Anita – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Reality technologies are being introduced in schools due to high anticipated or claimed educational benefits. This article explores the reliability of foundations of such claims for use of three kinds of technology-based 'environments': virtual, augmented and mixed reality. It is a follow-up of a previous stage in a research review and includes 35…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The idea that the New Zealand education system will cater to all students, regardless of ability, and support them in developing their full potential to the best of their abilities, is enshrined in the famous 1939 Beeby/Fraser statement. Equality of access policy discourse has shifted to emphasise equitable outcomes, focussed increasingly on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Major, Louis; Watson, Steven – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
Video is increasingly used to support in-service teacher professional development (TPD). Advances in affordability and usability of technology mean that interest is set to develop further. Studies in this area are diverse in terms of scale, methodology and context. This places limitations on undertaking a systematic review; therefore the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Owen, Hazel; Whalley, Rick; Dunmill, Merryn; Eccles, Heather – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
This article presents exploratory research into an education-based virtual mentoring provision, the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program, and uses the Elements of Value Pyramid to help frame findings in a way that highlights the participants' (mentors' and mentees') perceived value of working together. Participants were…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Individualized Instruction, Virtual Classrooms, Mentors
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
Boeskens, Luka; Liebowitz, David; Lima, Gonçalo; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2018
This report on "Responsive School Systems" constitutes the second of three thematic comparative reports bringing together findings from the OECD's School Resources Review. Evolving educational objectives, changing student needs and demographic developments require school systems to be highly responsive to new patterns of demand and adapt…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Governance, Networks, Rural Schools
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Lynch, Cristopher; Rata, Elizabeth – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper examines the justification for a culturally responsive educational initiative to raise the educational underachievement of Maori students in New Zealand. The initiative is justified by claims that the recognition in the classroom of a student's cultural identity will lead to the student's educational achievement. Using an account of a…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In 2015, the New Zealand Ministry of Education released a new curriculum policy document for sexuality education in all schools -- "Sexuality Education: A Guide for Boards of Trustees, Principals and Teachers". This policy is a rare international example of a curriculum document that explicitly values diversity, promotes inclusive school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Educational Policy, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Benade, Leon – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
Trust, as a philosophical concept in education, seems largely taken for granted, either because it is embedded in other discourses, or is self-evidently assumed to be one on which there is general agreement and understanding. Its associated notions, such as confidence and belief, have counters in such concepts as disappointment and betrayal. These…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Reflective Teaching, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries
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Lakhan, Reshmi; Laxman, Kumar – Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This paper looks at benefits of technology inclusion in global indigenous students' learning. Critical meta-analysis was undertaken of fifteen articles. It was found that Indigenous students learn better through a Culture inclusive curriculum. Technology can be an effective tool in creating a collaborative environment, where students can share…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Indigenous Populations
Parr, Judy M.; Gadd, Murray – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Writing is a demanding, multidimensional process that is, cognitively and socially, highly complex. Success in writing is vital to success in education and in the workforce. Writing is increasingly used to demonstrate learning through schooling and has the potential to contribute toward understanding and learning in the content areas. The project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Over the past two decades, there has been rapid growth in understanding of bullying in schools and its many negative effects. The reported incidence of bullying and other school violence has increased over time, and UNESCO recently estimated that 246 million children and adolescents experience violence in and around school every year (UNESCO…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Foreign Countries, Prevention
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