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Mendick, Heather – British Educational Research Journal, 2008
This article provides an approach to understanding the widely acknowledged difficulties experienced by young people in the transition from pre-16 to post-16 mathematics. Most approaches to understanding the disenchantment with and drop-out from AS-level mathematics focus on curriculum and assessment. In contrast, this article looks at the role of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Levinson, Martin P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
The attribution of low literacy levels among Gypsy children to difficulties of access to schools neglects underlying sociocultural explanations. There has been little analysis in reports/studies of Gypsy attitudes toward literacy, nor of outcomes of acquisition. Informed by new literacy theory and by the discourse of previous ethnographic studies,…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Ethnography, Followup Studies, Gender Differences
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Whitehead, Joan M. – Teacher Development, 2006
Drawing on a number of fields of educational research this article argues that girls come to school better prepared to meet its demands than boys. Parents encourage different skills in their children, as a result girls have more sophisticated communication skills, and are more likely to have been encouraged to participate in intellectual tasks…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Student Motivation, Communication Skills
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coeducation, Secondary Education, Educational Practices