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Gardner, David; Lau, Ken – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study of prior and current experiences with English of non-local Asian international students and of their language expectations when commencing their studies at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. In addition to grappling with new academic demands, these sojourners need to adapt to a vastly different social…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Canales, Antonio Fco. – Gender and Education, 2012
The present article examines the situation of girls in Spanish academic secondary education during the first Francoism. It outlines the measures introduced by the Franco Regime that maintained the traditional access for girls to the same academic curriculum followed by boys, although in separate schools. Later, it examines the various projects put…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Academic Education, Womens Education, Educational History
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Brown, Seth – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
High-performance sport is a big business, with nations such as Australia and New Zealand dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars in the development of facilities and in creating sporting centres of excellence. Historically, high-performance sport and elite athlete programmes (EAPs) were regulated to an extra-curricular space in schools or local…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Athletes, Athletics
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Nardi, Elena; Steward, Susan – British Educational Research Journal, 2003
Reports on a one-year study of quiet disaffection conducted in three Year 9 mathematics classrooms in Norfolk (England). Constructs a profile of quiet disaffection from secondary mathematics through extensive observation and interviews with 13-14 year-old pupils (n=70). Proposes that its characteristics include tedium, isolation, rote learning,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
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Thorkildsen, Theresa A.; Reese, Deborah; Corsino, Alison – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 2002
A study of 643 adolescents and 474 young adults explored relationships among young people's observations and opinions of exclusionary behavior and their reports of whether exclusion affects their social and academic adjustment. Findings indicated that, unlike young adults, adolescents' perceptions of, and attitudes about, school ecologies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Attitudes
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Attanucci, Jane S. – Journal of Moral Education, 2004
Parent-teacher relations are often characterized as highly conflictual in the educational literature, with scant empirical evidence of how the disagreements occur in everyday talk. Close analysis of a teacher's account of an intense conflict with a student's mother over the National Honor Society grounds the abstract discourses of merit and…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, High School Students, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship
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Spencer, Stephanie – History of Education, 2004
Brian Simon used the phrase 'site of struggle' to describe the class-based inequalities that were played out in the provisions for English compulsory education. In the nineteenth century, the growth of the state system for the working class alongside the predominantly middle-class independent sector simply confirmed existing class hierarchies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Oral History
Gerdy, John – College Board Review, 2003
Asserts that elite sports in high schools are expensive undertakings involving the participation of a few students. Also suggests that, given the increasing obesity of Americans, the time has come to reconsider the soundness of a system that favors a minority at the expense of others. (EV)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elitism, High Schools, Physical Fitness
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Vincent, Carol; Martin, Jane – Journal of Education Policy, 2000
Considers discussion-based parents' forums at two British secondary schools. Each school has attracted an elite group of white, middle-class professional women with limited decision-making power that remains unconnected to the wider parent body. It is difficult for controversial parental issues to be heard. (Contains 39 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Discussion, Elitism, Foreign Countries