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Day, Christopher, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The International Handbook of Teacher and School Development brings together a collection of research and evidence-based authoritative writings which focus on international teacher and school development. Drawing on research from 18 countries across 7 continents, the 40 chapters are grouped into 10 themes which represent key aspects of teacher and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Expectation, Teaching (Occupation), Accountability
OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
Goh, Tiong Thye, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Multiplatform e-learning systems are emerging technologies that provide integrated learning content to various accessing devices. This book addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences of the future that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e-learning system. With expert international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology, Management Systems
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Kilfeather, Paula; O'Leary, Michael; Varley, Janet – Irish Educational Studies, 2006
This article describes a four-year project undertaken to develop a set of performance tasks that could be used for assessing hands-on science in Irish primary schools. It begins by considering some of the literature on performance assessment and concludes with a discussion on the potential of the tasks to support teaching and learning in science.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Evaluation, Hands on Science
Wyse, Dominic, Ed.; Andrews, Richard, Ed.; Hoffman, James, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Edited by three authorities in the field, this "Handbook" presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Spelling
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Alphin, Henry C., Jr., Ed.; Chan, Roy Y., Ed.; Lavine, Jennie, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world. "The Future of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Electronic Learning
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Wright, Jan – Australian Educational Researcher, 2008
In March 2004, Stephen Ball and others presented a symposium at the conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) on the necessity of theory in educational research. Like Ball, I have observed that theory, not just social theory, is a difficult space and one that divides researchers (those comfortable with theory and those less…
Descriptors: Theories, Social Theories, Critical Theory, Educational Research
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Cullen, Joy L.; Haworth, Penelope Anne; Simmons, Heather; Schimanski, Liz; McGarva, Pam; Kennedy, Eileen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2009
This article discusses six teaching strategies identified by teacher-researchers as supporting their goal to improve learning and teaching for all children in the intercultural setting of a kindergarten in "Aotearoa" New Zealand. As a Centre of Innovation, the kindergarten received government funding for a 3-year action research project…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Alton-Lee, Adrienne; Haberfield, Robin – 1982
Data were gathered, using pre and posttests and interviews, on the learning of individual students during a seven-week unit on a science topic (conservation) in a fourth grade classroom. Case studies of the learning experiences of each child, based on recordings and detailed observations of all class activities, were used to predict student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Allen, Louisa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The notion of "the school" as a set of institutional processes and practices that shape the possibilities of educational research forms the focus of this article. It is argued that the discursive and material practices that render schools agencies of cultural reproduction also have effects for what research can be undertaken in them and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Educational Research, Sexual Orientation
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Gauld, Colin F. – International Journal of Science Education, 1988
Discusses the rationality of students' alternative frameworks by considering the role played by their beliefs, their understanding of other views, and the reasons for justification or rejection. Investigates the way in which 14-year-old boys see the effects of classroom learning experience on their ideas. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cognitive Structures, Concept Teaching, Electricity
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Gillon, Gail T. – Guilford Publications, 2007
This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge about phonological awareness, together with practical guidance for helping preschoolers to adolescents acquire needed skills. Up-to-date findings are synthesized on the development of phonological awareness; its role in literacy learning; and how it can be enhanced in…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Phonemes, Intervention, Literacy Education
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