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Song, Donggil; Karimi, Arafeh; Kim, Paul – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Teaching argumentation with appropriate activities and strategies would support a wide range of goals in science education. Though science labs have been suggested and employed for argumentation activities, such educational expenditures are likely to be beyond the means of most schools in under-resourced areas. Due to the lack of appropriate…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Disadvantaged Schools, Developing Nations, Rural Areas
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Mahapatra, Shamita – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Decision making, a complex mental activity underlying the act of choosing from among the alternatives in attaining a goal constitutes the core component of planning, a higher order cognitive process as per the PASS theory of intelligence. An attempt, therefore, has been made in the present study to examine the development of planning behaviour in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Behavior, Planning, Decision Making Skills
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Dev, Meenu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The primary aim of the study was to study the effect of constructivist approach of teaching on the learning of English Language on Primary School Students. The study consisted of 60 students of class VI from Janta Brahmi Sr. Secondary School, Nathupur, Sonipat. A single quasi experimental pre-test and post-test design was applied in the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Thukral, Hetal – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative study examines the impact of teacher practices on student achievement in classrooms where the English is Fun Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) programs were being used. A contemporary IRI design using a dual-audience approach, the English is Fun IRI programs delivered daily English language instruction to students in grades 1…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Radio, Educational Technology
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Taneja Johansson, Shruti – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article explores stakeholders' awareness of autism and their perspectives on children with autism, in an urban Indian school context. Using an interpretive framework, the article draws on interview data from a study conducted in Kolkata. Findings indicated varying but limited awareness of autism among school staff. Teachers instead described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes
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Datta, Dipankar; Banik, Deviuma – Education 3-13, 2014
Despite its constitutional obligation of ensuring universal primary education, the Indian Government has not been able to find a way to educate its 18 million street children. It is widely accepted that the government lacks the capacity--financial, managerial and human resource--to provide meaningful education to those who are left out of the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Homeless People
Gafoor, Kunnathodi Abdul; Remia, K. R. – Online Submission, 2013
The context of this paper is studies worldwide on influence of phonological factors in language development of children. Such studies reveal the significance of Phonological Awareness in development language skills: including, predictive value of phonological short-term memory for reading skills in Grade 1. This paper throws light on factors in…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Alphabets, Reading Ability, Grade 1
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Nag, Sonali – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Reading and writing difficulties are markers for some forms of learning disorders, and measuring the distance between the child's performance and an expected level of attainment is a common approach to diagnosis. However, there are several problems with relying on the gap between achievement and expectation for arriving at a diagnosis, not least…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Achievement Gains
Gafoor, Kunnathodi Abdul; Remia, K. R. – Online Submission, 2011
This study probes into component language deficits in Malayalam among second grade students in Kerala in the context of constructivist-critical pedagogy which emphasize oral expression and comprehension of language over written aspect of the language. A descriptive survey method is employed in this study. Sample used for this study constitute 2nd…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dravidian Languages, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2008
In this article, the author presents the challenges faced by early childhood education in 29 countries, according to the World Forum National Representatives and Global Leaders for Young Children. The countries represented in these responses include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum
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Farnsworth, Charles, Jr. – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2007
To determine the attitudes of teachers of students who are visually impaired or blind about the use of contracted or uncontracted Braille for emergent readers, the author posted a questionnaire on three electronic listservs from October through December 2002 and received responses from 40 teachers in India, Canada, the West Indies, and the United…
Descriptors: Braille, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Teacher Attitudes
McCloskey, Mary Lou, Ed.; Orr, Janet, Ed.; Dolitsky, Marlene, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2006
Although language specialists do not always agree about the best age at which to introduce English language instruction, policy changes are increasingly mandating earlier introduction of English in foreign language (EFL) settings worldwide. In this volume, language educators and program implementers from various countries describe programs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Program Development, English Instruction