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Casey, Zachary A.; McCanless, Michael J. – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
This paper analyzes the work of Herbert M. Kliebard, not only as a curricular historian, but also as a curricular theorist. We focus on his approach to studying the history of education and curriculum as a methodological framework for understanding the purpose of education. Next, we explore two important curricular events in the 1930s: The…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Curriculum Research, Curriculum, Educational History
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Sarma, Alaka; Mukhtar, Mazin – Childhood Education, 2017
Akshar Forum, an experimental livelihood school in the semi-rural village of Pamohi, Assam, in Northeast India, tests cutting-edge methods in education in the context of underserved communities and rural development programs. Started in 2015, the school links 42 children and their parents to the vast knowledge resources of the Internet to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Rural Development, Geographic Regions
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Gilad-Hai, Smadar; Somech, Anit – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of implementing innovation in experimental schools (focussing on R & D) for school effectiveness post-intervention (five years). Based on theoretical models of social exchange and "conservation of resources" (Hobfoll, 1989), the authors focussed on assessing the…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Educational Innovation, School Effectiveness, Intervention
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Wang, Xinghua; Zhou, Ji; Shen, Jiliang – Educational Psychology, 2016
This article reports a study that is based on the framework of personal epistemology proposed by Kuhn, Cheney, and Weinstock (2000). The instrument developed by Kuhn et al. (2000) for assessing the three positions (absolutist, multiplist and evaluativist) of epistemological understanding across five judgements' domains was translated and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Steineker, Rowan Faye – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
During the 1840s and 1850s, members of the Creek Nation rejected schools as a colonial tool and instead experimented with various forms of education to fit their own local and national needs. Diverse individuals and communities articulated educational visions for their nation in conversation with fellow citizens, national leaders, and U.S.…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Educational History, American Indian History
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Lawn, Martin; Deary, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
The University of Edinburgh and Moray House teachers' college began to develop a new model of research and teaching, institutionalised in a combined university department and teachers' college, with a research laboratory and advanced research degree in the 1920s. This new institution was modelled on the innovative and influential Teachers College,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Universities, Higher Education
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Braster, Sjaak – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
In the period 1919-1933 the experimental and community schools in Hamburg tried to put into practice a new model of schooling without a set curriculum that was based on providing a considerable amount of freedom for pupils and teachers. These experiences were introduced in the Netherlands by way of magazines published by the New Education…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Periodicals
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Burke, Catherine; Grosvenor, Ian – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
This article presents a critical case study of an inner city state school that for a decade (1940s-1950s) attracted the interest of a wide contingency of educationalists, policy makers, researchers, artists and various press and film media. It has been argued that if we are to progress "social alternatives" in education, researchers need…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Urban Schools, Educational Innovation, Experimental Schools
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Gustafsson, Per E.; Szczepanski, Anders; Nelson, Nina; Gustafsson, Per A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
This study aimed at examining the effects of an outdoor educational intervention on the mental health of schoolchildren. Two elementary schools participated (N = 230); one experimental school where the intervention was implemented, and the other a reference school. Demographic questions and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire were…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experimental Schools, Intervention, Mental Health
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Raiha, Teija; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Enkenberg, Jorma; Kiviniemi, Vesa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of nutrition health intervention on pupils' nutrition knowledge and eating habits from grade seven to grade nine. The study was part of the ENHPS (since 2008, Schools for Health in Europe (SHE)) program in Finland, and more specifically its sub-project titled "From Puijo to the…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Intervention, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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Canales, Antonio Fco. – History of Education, 2012
This article explores the way in which different concepts of education are expressed through architecture. It analyses the case of the transformation of the campus of the "Colina de los Chopos" in Madrid after the Spanish Civil War. The victor's vision for education was captured physically in a new space that expressed the opposite…
Descriptors: Campuses, Architecture, School Buildings, School Space
Lee, Jonghwan; Judy, Justina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The College Ambition Program (CAP) model was developed to support high schools in preparing their students to enter STEM fields. CAP includes four programmatic components: mentoring, course counseling and advising, college-related activities and workshops, and teacher professional development and instructional support. This study is part of a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Experimental Schools, Intervention, College Attendance
Hasson, Robert C., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Public schools are faced with the ever-increasing pressure of maintaining a safe learning environment while continuously improving student performance. Also, there has been a growing concern among administrators and teachers for implementing an effective discipline plan that will keep students in class and engaged in learning as much as possible.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Suspension, Experimental Schools, Teacher Persistence
Judy, Justina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study is part of a larger project that will test the effectiveness of the College Ambition Program intervention model beginning with two schools experimental schools and two control schools. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of the overall intervention, as well as each of the four specific programmatic components. Data will be…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Intervention, College Attendance, Student Surveys
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Walter, Stephen L.; Dekker, Diane E. – International Review of Education, 2011
In the modern era, the prevailing model of public education has been that of "one size fits all", with private schooling being a small but notable exception. Language (of instruction) was generally viewed as a minor variable readily overcome by standard classroom instruction. As researchers have sharpened their focus on the reasons for…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Educational Objectives, Language of Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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