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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Education 3-13, 2018
ABSTRACT In New Zealand schools, the focus continues to be on improving the reading achievement of all students situated across a range of socio-economic groups. This is particularly so for our young adolescent students, where research investigations have indicated some concerning trends which influence reading development for this age group. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Case Studies
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Hutton, Eve; Soan, Sue – Education 3-13, 2017
This article describes an evaluation of universal resources designed to support motor development in Reception and Year 1 children. Four schools (Year R-Year 6) in the South East of England, three with high numbers of disadvantaged children participated. Senior leadership influenced take up of the initiative. Health and well-being practitioners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Fletcher, Jo – Education 3-13, 2017
Young adolescents are at a critical stage in their schooling. They are consolidating and improving their reading skills. By exploring what supports these 11- to 13-year-old students in reading from a wider systemic perspective, educators and policy-makers can better understand the complex factors which support reading development. This article…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Skills
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Craft, Anna Rachel; Chappell, Kerry Anne – Education 3-13, 2016
This paper reviews the nature of possibility thinking (PT) (transformation from what is to what might be, in everyday contexts for children and teachers) and reports on how PT manifested in two English primary schools engaged in social change. It identifies shared characteristics across the schools as well as unique ways in which PT manifested.…
Descriptors: Social Change, Expectation, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Cosgriff, Marg – Education 3-13, 2016
The powerful learning that occurs outdoors has been well documented in this journal, as has an array of barriers teachers typically face in providing outdoor learning experiences. This paper draws on findings from a collaborative, practice-based research project examining the reconceptualisation of outdoor education in two Year 4 classes in a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Cremin, Teresa; Glauert, Esme; Craft, Anna; Compton, Ashley; Stylianidou, Fani – Education 3-13, 2015
In the light of the European Union's interest in creativity and innovation, this paper, drawing on data from the EU project Creative Little Scientists (2011-2014), explores the teaching and learning of science and creativity in Early Years education. The project's conceptual framework, developed from detailed analysis of relevant literatures,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Creative Teaching, Creativity
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Elton-Chalcraft, Sally; Mills, Kären – Education 3-13, 2015
"It was the funnest week in the whole history of funnest weeks": our case study, the second phase in a three-phase research project, evaluates the successes and limitations of creative teaching and learning during the "The Creative and Effective Curriculum" module for PGCE primary student teachers which includes a one-week…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creative Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teachers
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Doult, Will; Walker, S. Aisha – Education 3-13, 2014
Wikis (websites that can be edited quickly by multiple authors) were used with upper-primary school children to write group reports on a science topic. Two teachers observed the children working, and their observations were used alongside the texts from the wikis and group interviews with children to explore the question of whether using wikis…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Wardman, Clare – Education 3-13, 2013
Many primary school children with English as an additional language in the UK receive additional educational support. This article reports on a study comparing withdrawal sessions between teaching assistants (TAs) and specialist teachers. The findings show that the specialist teachers included more personalisation than TAs' sessions, through the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hadjitheodoulou-Loizidou, Pavlina; Fokaidou, Marianna; Papamarkou, Stelios – Education 3-13, 2012
The project "My house of value" was implemented at a fourth grade primary school classroom for 10-year-old students in Nicosia, Cyprus. The main goal of the project was to examine how pupils realise identity and diversity in their broad sense, how they deal with stereotypical thoughts and how they understand interaction in both positive…
Descriptors: Students, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Cynthia – Education 3-13, 2012
This article presents findings on pupil attitudes towards learning foreign languages in Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) in primary schools in England. As a consequence of the National Languages Strategy, the University of Warwick was commissioned by the then Department for Education and Skills to undertake an evaluation between 2003 and 2005 of 19…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Dimitriadis, Christos – Education 3-13, 2011
This article reports the findings of a case study which examined a pull-out strategy for provision for mathematically able children in a primary school in London. The research investigated how the needs of a group of pupils, identified as able mathematicians, were being met through a special small group that works outside the regular mathematics…
Descriptors: Gifted, Interviews, Mathematics Instruction, Students
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Butt, Graham; Lance, Ann – Education 3-13, 2009
Remodelling the roles, responsibilities and working practices of all school staff has been central to the government's modernisation agenda for English state schools. This is typified by a determination to review and change the distribution of tasks undertaken by teachers and teaching assistants (TAs). Whilst there has been a substantial increase…
Descriptors: State Schools, Work Environment, Teaching Assistants, Elementary Education