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Dunne, Mick; Maklad, Rania – Primary Science, 2013
It is all too common, given the considerable day-to-day challenges facing those involved in education, to focus on the here and now rather than look further afield. The authors of this article have been fortunate enough to see "primary science" in a wide range of international settings, from Nigeria to Chile, North America and Canada,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Cultural Differences, Educational Quality
Muller, Theron, Ed.; Herder, Steven, Ed.; Adamson, John, Ed.; Brown, Philip Shigeo, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
This collection offers a distinctly Asian voice for English language education and addresses some of the unique needs of Asian learners in EFL contexts. Teachers and researchers from nine Asian countries present some of the most current and innovative research in five distinct and fascinating areas of EFL teaching and learning. This book is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Picture Books, Boarding Schools, Learning Strategies
Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
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Han, Wen-Jui – Developmental Psychology, 2008
Data from approximately 14,000 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey--Kindergarten Cohort were analyzed to examine the associations between children's immigrant status and their academic trajectories from kindergarten to 3rd grade, with particular attention to the effects of school environments. Growth curve modeling results…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
Srivastava, Prachi, Ed.; Walford, Geoffrey, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2007
The increased marketisation and privatisation of schooling in economically developing countries struggling to achieve Education for All and Millennium Development Goals warrants a focused examination of the phenomenon. However, there is little work on the nature and extent of private provision in countries that, on the one hand, are striving to…
Descriptors: Private Education, Private Schools, Private Sector, Low Income Groups
Bisland, Beverly Milner – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this study is to investigate elementary students' explanations of how physical features of the land influence the location of humanly defined structures including trade routes, such as the silk routes. The silk routes were a series of caravan trade routes that extended from Turkey to China and were located as far south as India and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 6, Prior Learning
Lansdown, Gerison – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2005
"Can You Hear Me? The Right of Young Children to Participate in Decisions Affecting Them" emphasises that participation enhances children's self-esteem and confidence, promotes their overall capacities, produces better outcomes, strengthens understanding of and commitment to democratic processes and protects children more effectively.…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Young Children, Participative Decision Making, Child Development