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Waite, S.; Goodenough, A.; Norris, V.; Puttick, N. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2016
Pastoral care in education may take many forms but increasing emphasis on education for sustainable development (ESD) and concern about children's disconnection from nature suggests that our understanding of care should perhaps encompass the more than human world. The study described in this article examines longer term perspectives on well-being…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Well Being
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Pratt, Nick; Kelly, Peter – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
This paper uses a comparative methodology to examine the teaching of abstraction in two mathematics lessons, in Denmark and England. In doing so it aims to extend previous work by the authors, examining the effect of local, cultural issues on the form of teaching in order to understand how these also affect the subject content too. The analysis…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Warin, Jo – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This article contributes to ongoing discussion of the Bourdieusian concept of cultural capital and current attempts to elaborate this concept and its derivatives. The paper identifies "identity capital", the capacity to create a narrative of social and self-awareness by constructing a flexible sense of self. This concept explains…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Capital, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Emam, Mahmoud Mohamed – International Education Studies, 2014
The number of pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who join mainstream schools in the UK has been increasing over the last decade. Given the difficulties in social and emotional understanding which these children have, their inclusion in schools is likely to be challenging. Their ASD-related manifestations, moreover, tend to allow for…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Roffey-Barentsen, Jodi; Watt, Mike – Research in Education, 2014
This research gave voice to teaching assistants, exploring their experiences and perceptions. A small-scale case study approach was adopted, which aimed to interpret and explain human actions and thought through descriptions, capturing first person accounts. Qualitative data was collected from two focus group interviews. Participants were employed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Case Studies, Personal Narratives
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Jones, Marion; Straker, Katherine – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
For over a decade, school-based mentoring has been employed as a key strategy in initial teacher training programmes. The diversity apparent in training settings as well as trainees' backgrounds raises questions in relation to the mentoring practice and the knowledge base that underpins it. By adopting a phenomenological, social constructivist…
Descriptors: Mentors, Trainees, Investigations, Teacher Characteristics