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Guzmán-Alcón, Irene – English Language Teaching, 2019
It is widely accepted that the learning of a new language, among other advantages, promotes respect and interest of the students towards other cultures and languages. The question is how learning languages can be promoted in educational settings. The aim of the present study is to explore the principles of communicative language teaching in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The "world culture" framework posits a convergence in the organisation of education across the world. On the other hand, scholars observing teaching practices inside classrooms find significant variation among nations and regions of the world. This study examined the global change patterns of classroom practices at the between- and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
National Foundation for Educational Research, 2018
Each country's education system is intricate and unique, underpinned with different policies and priorities. International Large Scale Assessments (ILSAs) provide valuable insights into how a country's education system is performing. These studies gather in-depth contextual information about systems, schools, teachers and students; and explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
Worth, Jack; Lynch, Sarah; Hilary, Jude; Rennie, Connie; Andrade, Joana – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2018
With rising pupil numbers, shortfalls in the number of trainee teachers and an increasing proportion of teachers leaving the profession, retaining teachers who are already in the profession is vital for managing the current and future supply of teachers. This report draws out a number of key factors impacting on teacher retention and makes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Elementary School Teachers
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Sheldrake, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Understanding students' intentions to study science at upper-secondary school, at university, and to follow science careers continues as a central concern for international science education. Prior research has highlighted that students' science confidence has been associated with their intentions to study science further, although…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Hammond, Nick – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This case study explored how teachers and children perceive challenges and opportunities at transition. Using Forum Theatre (FT), an interactive drama approach, children were able to show aspects of transitions they perceived as challenging and how these barriers may be overcome. FT offered a tangible reference point for children to discuss their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Focus Groups, Transitional Programs
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Morris, Stephen P.; Edovald, Triin; Lloyd, Cheryl; Kiss, Zsolt – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
Based on the experience of evaluating 2 cross-age peer-tutoring interventions, we argue that researchers need to pay greater attention to causal mechanisms within the context of school-based randomised controlled trials. Without studying mechanisms, researchers are less able to explain the underlying causal processes that give rise to results from…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Influences
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Karakoc Alatli, Betul; Ayan, Cansu; Polat Demir, Betul; Uzun, Gulcin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: Student achievement is considered an indicator of the quality of education, and achievement tests are applied to assess student achievement. International tests are adapted into different languages and cultures with the aim of assessing student achievement on an international level and comparing the achievements of different…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Swaffield, Sue – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
For three years from 2008 every school in England had a designated school improvement partner (SIP), portrayed as a critical friend, whose role was to support and challenge the headteacher. A mixed-methods study involving a national survey and face-to-face interviews evaluated the enactment of the national policy from the perspective of the direct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement
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Withey, Paul; Turner, Sarah – Educational Review, 2015
Within any Educational System the transition of pupils from one stage to the next, and often the associated transition from one educational establishment to another, is an area of interest for educational establishments, educationalists and educational authorities due to the effects of this movement on pupil progress, their academic achievement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Jones, Steve; Simkins, Tim – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
In interviews as part of a research study of structural reform in England, some tension between primary head teachers and their secondary peers was evident. This was symptomatic of a long-standing difference in status between the two phases. At a time when relations between stakeholders in local systems are subject to change, we seek to understand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Status
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Franks, Anton; Thomson, Pat; Hall, Chris; Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
What are possible overlaps between arts practice and school pedagogy? How is teacher subjectivity and pedagogy affected when teachers engage with arts practice, in particular, theatre practices? We draw on research conducted into the Learning Performance Network (LPN), a project that involved school teachers working with the Royal Shakespeare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Faculty Development, English Literature
Board, Kathryn; Tinsley, Teresa – CfBT Education Trust, 2014
The Language Trends survey 2013/4 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises charting the health of language teaching and learning in English schools. The findings are based on an online survey completed by teachers in a large sample of secondary schools across the country from both the state and independent sectors. In 2012, and again…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy, Language Teachers
Board, Kathryn; Tinsley, Teresa – CfBT Education Trust, 2014
The Language Trends survey 2013/4 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises charting the health of language teaching and learning in English schools. The findings are based on an online survey completed by teachers in a large sample of secondary schools across the country from both the state and independent sectors. In 2012, and again…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy, Language Teachers
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