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Hanson, Amber Hall; Barney, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Physical educators are constantly looking for new ideas and activities that will quickly grab the interest of their students. 9 Square in the Air is a game that does just this. The game was developed as a way to integrate students who enjoy volleyball and those who like Four Square. 9 Square in the Air provides the opportunity for students to use…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Activities, Student Motivation, Games
UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
Despite government commitments to Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to improve access to education, more than 18 million primary-aged children remain out of school in the Asia-Pacific (UNESCO, 2014). Given the impact of education on individuals, societies, and economies, there is great urgency for governments to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Taylor-Leech, Kerry – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2013
Timor-Leste offers a rich case study of the array of discursive influences on medium-of-instruction (MOI) policy in multilingual, post-colonial developing contexts. MOI policy in this young nation is a site of tension between struggles to define national identity in the shadow of colonial language ideologies and the globalised discourses of…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ideology, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
Bicehouse, Vaughn L. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2012
In 2007, the Autism Society of America (ASA) estimated that 1.5 million Americans and their families were affected by autism. As the current Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prevalence rates continue to rise (10%-17% each year) so does the awareness that ASD is no respecter of persons. ASD touches children of every racial, ethnic, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Profiles, Case Studies
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Costley, Kevin C.; West, Howard G. – SRATE Journal, 2012
The use of teaching practices that involve intertextual relationship discovery in today's elementary classrooms is increasingly essential to the success of young learners of reading. Teachers must constantly strive to expand their perspective of how to incorporate the dialogue included in prior knowledge assessment. Teachers must also consider how…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Sneddon, Raymonde – Language and Education, 2012
The paper offers a case study of two bilingual girls aged 10, born in London, of Albanian-speaking families who arrived in the UK as refugees. An earlier study, when the girls were aged six, explored the strategies they used as they learned to read with their mothers in Albanian using dual language books. Four years on, supported by a primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Children, Females
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Mangion, Carmen M. – History of Education, 2012
Much of the debates in late nineteenth-century Britain regarding the education of deaf children revolved around communication. For many Victorians, sign language was unacceptable; many proponents of oralism attempted to "normalise" the hearing impaired by replacing deaf methods of communication with spoken language and lipreading. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Catholics, Special Schools
Davis, Julie M. – Cambridge University Press, 2010
"Young Children and the Environment" is intended for tertiary students in Early Childhood Education and as a reference for child care practitioners and primary school teachers to promote education for sustainability (EfS) from birth to 8 years. The focus is on early education services, including day care centres, kindergartens, preschools,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Kirkeby, Pal J. – Design and Technology Education, 2010
How can young pupils get "An effective introduction" to technology and design at the primary level in the Norwegian context? This question is highlighted with examples based on case studies at five classes in two schools doing their first technology and design project at grades 1 or 2 (age 6-8 years). The project was about air rockets.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary Education, Technological Literacy
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Cedo, Kelli M.; Dickerson, William E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
This case study creates a dilemma that many school districts face. Public education is under-funded. Principals are expected to be the instructional leaders and are held accountable for student achievement. Is it appropriate then for public schools to have local businesses as benefactors when teaching personnel are involved? The conflict between…
Descriptors: Ethics, Public Education, Leadership, Case Studies
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Cameron, Marilee; Loesing, Jenine; Rorvig, Vickie; Chval, Kathryn B. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2009
Analyzing student work can help teachers improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Fortunately, the four authors have experienced professional development that supports teachers' professional growth and provides tools to begin the challenge of analyzing student work. However, as they began to assume leadership roles in their schools and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Leadership
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Ellis, Sue; Lawrence, Becky – Literacy, 2009
This paper describes the development and use of the Creative Learning Assessment (CLA) as a means of evidencing, supporting and promoting children's creative learning in arts-based contexts. The research team at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) worked with a group of teachers in inner-city Lambeth primary schools to develop an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Brown, Christine – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2007
Multimedia construction is a complex and theoretically valid process for developing higher order thinking that can be implemented as a teaching activity and optionally associated with formal assessment in many ways. This paper explores the associated learning strategy--learning through multimedia construction, through research and reflective…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Coldren, Amy Franz; Spillane, James P. – Educational Policy, 2007
Administrators, particularly those who engage in instructional leadership, play a key role in school improvement. Past research describes the types of activities instructional leaders engage in but has paid little attention to how they do it. The authors use the case of one school to unpack instructional leadership as a practice, paying close…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Organizational Theories, Case Studies
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Cumming, Rachel – Literacy, 2007
This article begins by identifying that children have a spontaneous predilection for playing with language, engaging in poetic discourse even before their first poetry lesson. Although children's language play is relatively unresearched in the classroom, in a case study of two groups of pupils aged between 10 and 11, it was observed that children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Play, Language Acquisition
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