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Kendall, Lynne – Education 3-13, 2019
This study draws upon data gathered from five parents who have children with Down syndrome (DS), being educated in mainstream settings in England. The parental perspective of practices, both inclusive and otherwise, is explored through a qualitative lens. Findings suggest that early intervention, such as portage, is important. However, access to…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Mainstreaming, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has unveiled plans to move into the field of early childhood education through the introduction of the International Early Learning Study (IELS), a new comparative test of five-year olds that is being piloted in three nations. This article explores the dynamics of this new project…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, International Organizations, Governance
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Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Theodorakis, Nicholas D.; Evaggelinou, Christina – Education 3-13, 2019
The present study was set out to investigate the association between teachers' perception of the quality of their relationships with their students' and teachers' professional self-efficacy. Fifty public school teachers were asked: (a) to assess their perceived levels of efficacy and (b) to randomly select eight students from their classrooms (4…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Correlation, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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Sousa, Diana; Grey, Sue; Oxley, Laura – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a key role in driving educational discourse and global educational governance. Its comparative 'Programme of International School Assessment' (PISA) has explicitly linked the knowledge and skills of young people with the economic potential of countries. Through the International…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Democracy
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Pfenninger, Simone E.; Singleton, David – Language Learning, 2019
Despite contrary research findings, many laypeople still claim that starting second language (L2) instruction early yields linguistic advantages. This assertion is again undermined by a 5-year longitudinal study conducted in Switzerland testing the English language skills of 636 secondary-school students who had all learned Standard German and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Wodon, Quentin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Serving the poor is a prime component of the mission of Catholic and many other faith-based schools. Do the schools succeed in doing so? This paper and a companion paper focusing on learning aim to answer this question. In this paper, the focus is on schooling or enrolment in school. The paper considers first global and regional data on the number…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Poverty, Preschool Education
Echazarra, Alfonso; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2019
Based on a review of previous research, the paper describes the distinctive characteristics of rural areas and communities and the factors typically associated with shaping students' learning experience in rural contexts. Data from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and the Teaching and Learning International…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Wang, Ke; Hein, Sarah; Diliberti, Melissa; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Mann, Farrah Bullock; Barmer, Amy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2019 Condition of Education report presents 48 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics
McCoy, Leah P., Ed. – Online Submission, 2019
This document presents the proceedings of the 24th Annual Research Forum held June 27, 2019, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following eleven action research papers: (1) How Does Student Goal Setting Affect Motivation to Learn? (Wendell Dunn); (2) Combatting Confirmation Bias: How Writing from Opposing…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Bias, Writing (Composition)
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Di Blasi, F. D.; Buono, S.; Cantagallo, C.; Di Filippo, G.; Zoccolotti, P. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2019
Background: Students with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have various learning difficulties and are at risk for school failure. Large inter-individual differences are described for reading, but it is unclear how these vary as a function of grade. The aim of this study was to examine various reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension parameters…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Children, Mild Intellectual Disability, Elementary School Students
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; De Beer, Louw, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth, Ed.; Niemczyk, Ewelina, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
This volume contains selected papers submitted to the 17th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) held in June 2019 in Pomorie, Bulgaria. The 17th BCES Conference theme is "Glocal Education in Practice: Teaching, Researching, and Citizenship." Some selected papers submitted to the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, International Education