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Avvisati, Francesco – OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers are the most important school resource. In every country, teachers' salaries and training represent the greatest share of expenditure on education; and this investment in teachers can have significant returns. Research shows that being taught by the best teachers can make a real difference in the learning and life outcomes of otherwise…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Williams, Andy; Wainwright, Nalda – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: This paper is part two of a discussion about a new pedagogical model for adventure in the curriculum. It builds upon part one, the advocacy paper, which considered important theoretical foundations, historical influences and research outcomes of outdoor adventure education (OAE) in the UK. Purpose: This paper outlines how a model for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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Muirhead, Muirhead; Schechter, Sarah –, 2016
The Real Business Language Challenge was a collaborative pilot project between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Routes into Languages East for Year 9 and 10 pupils. It was based on CCE's award-winning Real Business Challenge, part of its highly acclaimed education programme. The Real Business Language Challenge transformed the project into a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pilot Projects, Corporations
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Hayes, Alison –, 2016
Since 2011, York St John University (YSJU) has run an annual one-day "Careers using Languages" conference for schools in Yorkshire and Humberside. It has the aim of demonstrating to school students the opportunities in life that speaking a foreign language opens up as well as showing how they will be able to offer an added bonus to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Languages, Career Planning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Timoney, Natalile – School Science Review, 2016
The Royal Masonic School for Girls made history in February 2016 when it became the first school to establish a video link with the International Space Station via amateur radio--the result of a competition run by ARISS. Six girls from year 9 (age 13-14 years) qualified for Foundation Amateur Radio Licences, and students across the school took…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Radio, Telecommunications
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Bali, Reetu – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores what the development of writing might look like and how it might take shape in a secondary English classroom. The study problematises current definitions of progress. In direct opposition to standards-driven models, I propose an alternative way of thinking about the development of writers through a series of narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Grade 7, Secondary School Students
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Astin, Christina; Harvey, Clare; Janusz, Stefan – School Science Review, 2015
Can school students get their science research published? Here, we report on an exciting partnership between The Royal Society and "Young Scientists Journal" ("YSJ"), which is written and edited entirely by students aged 12-20. As background, we explore the history and importance of science publishing and the origin of YSJ. The…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Periodicals, Scientific Research, Scientists
Burge, Bethan – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
This election factsheet highlights the following points: (1) It isn't always possible to say with certainty from looking at a country's rank in the PISA educational league tables alone whether one country or economy has definitely performed better than another; (2) England's position in the league tables is dependent on which countries and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Comparative Analysis
National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
Some young people naturally flourish in school; others struggle due to difficult life circumstances. There is also another group of young people who have no substantial issues or barriers but are still at risk of disengaging from learning. Through research, it is known that the majority of young people who are not in education, employment or…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Best Practices, Dropout Prevention, Outreach Programs
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Haris, Ikhfan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Information communication and technology (ICT) has been used in various fields. The use of teleconference for teaching and learning activities is currently not a new topic in global world. In Indonesia, through IMHERE Program from Directorate of Higher Education, some universities have been connected with a network of teleconference as a medium of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teleconferencing, Secondary School Students
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Thompson, Ian – Research in the Teaching of English, 2013
This article develops a theoretical understanding of the processes involved in the co-construction of a written text by a teacher and student from a Vygotskian perspective. Drawing on cultural-historical and sociocultural theories of writing and Vygotsky's concept of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), this case study of a student and teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Anderson, Claudine; Williams, Ruth – Education in Science, 2013
Connecting schools with cutting edge research and researchers can inspire and motivate young people. There is evidence that bringing contemporary research into the classroom is of key importance, as researchers can act as positive role models for young people and expose students to exciting future study and career options, motivating students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Child, Paula – School Science Review, 2013
In the UK, at key stage 4, students aged 14-15 studying GCSE Core Science or Unit 1 of the GCSE Biology course are required to be able to describe the process of genetic engineering to produce bacteria that can produce insulin. The simple interactive introduction described in this article allows students to consider the problem, devise a model and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Student Projects, Student Research
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Wothers, Peter – Education in Science, 2013
The mission over the past 15 years at Cambridge has been to raise the profile and enjoyment of chemistry amongst students. However, having recently hosted its second annual reception for the very top students who entered this year's Cambridge Chemistry Challenge written paper, one thing was quite striking; despite the wide range of schools and…
Descriptors: Females, Chemistry, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Tony – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
This article, an extract from the author's book "Head on the Block," describes how the purpose of the school examination system has changed such that now it is to evaluate the performance of teachers rather than the performance of their students. It highlights some of the negative effects of school league tables--in particular, how the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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