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Evensen, Lars Sigfred; Berge, Kjell Lars; Thygesen, Ragnar; Matre, Synnove; Solheim, Randi – Curriculum Journal, 2016
The Berge et al. article in this volume presents the functional construct of writing that underlies summative and formative assessment of writing as a key competency in Norway. A functional construct implies that specific acts of writing and their purposes constrain what is a relevant selection among the semiotic resources that writing generally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Writing Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Retzlaff-Fürst, Carolin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Children and adolescents spend a large part of their day at school. Physical and mental problems result from physical inactivity, sitting positions at work and "indoor lifestyle" (WHO 2004). Therefore, health education is a major topic in school. Biology classes (scholastic) can make an important contribution in this context. Health as a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Well Being, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Law, Wing-Wah; Ho, Wai-Chung – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This empirical study investigates Chinese students' popular music preferences in daily life and to what extent and in what ways they prefer learning popular music in school in Shanghai, China. Data were drawn from questionnaires completed by 1,730 secondary students (aged 12-17) and interviews with 60 students from 10 secondary schools, between…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Sun, Xiaojun; Tian, Yuan; Zhang, Yongxin; Xie, Xiaochun; Heath, Melissa A.; Zhou, Zongkui – School Psychology International, 2015
With China's rapidly developing economy and increasing urbanization, many adults from rural areas migrate to urban areas for better paid jobs. A side effect of this migration is that parents frequently leave their children behind (left-behind children). This research investigated left-behind children's and non-left-behind children's psychological,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration, Migrants, Children
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lo, C. Owen – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Using a realist grounded theory method, this study resulted in a theoretical model and 4 propositions. As displayed in the LINK model, the labeling practice is situated in and endorsed by a social context that carries explicit theory about and educational policies regarding the labels. Taking a developmental perspective, the labeling practice…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Grounded Theory, Models, Theories
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Menezes, Isabel; Ribeiro, Norberto; Cabral-Gouveia, Carmo – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To consider the short- and medium-term impact of a school-based exhibition of prevention materials designed by adolescents in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) knowledge and attitudes and in the school's involvement in health education. Design: Mixed-methodology that combines quantitative and…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Prevention
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Richards, Gill; Posnett, Carol – Educational Studies, 2012
This study explores girls' aspirations for their future. The context was an ex-coalmining area where concerns had been raised by the local authority about the levels of girls' achievement. The focus of the research was the views of Year 6 girls as they prepared for their transition to secondary school and Year 11 girls as they prepared for their…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration
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Yang, Shu Ching – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
The paper describes the integration of web resources and technology as instructional and learning tools in oral history projects. The computer-mediated oral history project centred around interviews with community elders combined with new technologies to engage students in authentic historical inquiry. The study examined learners' affective…
Descriptors: Oral History, Computer Literacy, Internet, History Instruction
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education