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Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
Goswami, Usha; Bryant, Peter – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
In this classic edition of their ground-breaking work, Usha Goswami and Peter Bryant revisit their influential theory about how phonological skills support the development of literacy. The book describes three causal factors which can account for children's reading and spelling development: (1) pre­school phonological knowledge of rhyme and…
Descriptors: Phonology, Language Skills, Reading, Spelling
Oplatka, Izhar – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
Underpinned in the stream of thought named 'communitarianism', "Reforming Education in Developing Countries" argues that developing countries need educational reforms that are tightly entwined into their cultural, social, and organizational contexts. It questions the applicability of neoliberal reforms in developing societies, through an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, Neoliberalism, Social Capital
O'Malley, Kimberly; McClarty, Katie; Magda, Tracey; Burling, Kelly – Pearson Education, Inc., 2011
The nation is showing an unprecedented focus on increasing the rigor in education and preparing students for college. The college readiness trend is driving changes in the ways in which the nation uses student test data. Educational data are no longer limited to static data snapshots showing the status of a student performance at one point in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, College Readiness
Humphrey, Neil – SAGE Publications Ltd (CA), 2013
This important new book provides the first in-depth, authoritative and balanced examination of the critical issues pervading Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The book highlights strengths and flaws in SEL theory and research, and sets the agenda for the next generation of inquiry. The book investigates key topics such as: (1) definitions and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Theories, Definitions
Ambridge, Ben; Lieven, Elena V. M. – Cambridge University Press, 2011
Is children's language acquisition based on innate linguistic structures or built from cognitive and communicative skills? This book summarises the major theoretical debates in all of the core domains of child language acquisition research (phonology, word-learning, inflectional morphology, syntax and binding) and includes a complete introduction…
Descriptors: Children, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Language Research
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Knaus, Karen J.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The design and use of a chemistry practice exam instrument that includes a measure for student mental effort is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument can beneficial to chemistry students and chemistry educators as well as chemical education researchers from both a content and cognitive science perspective. The method for calculating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Psychology, Tests, College Students
Hodgson, Ann, Ed.; Spours, Ken, Ed.; Waring, Martyn, Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2011
Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning across the United Kingdom brings together the perspectives of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across England, Wales and Scotland to produce a rich, up-to-date and highly textured source of evidence about this under-researched sector. The contributors analyse how each country's…
Descriptors: Evidence, Democracy, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Rubin, Beth C., Ed.; Giarelli, James M., Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2007
This book explores four interrelated themes: rethinking civic education in light of the diversity of U.S. society; re-examining these notions in an increasingly interconnected global context; re-considering the ways that civic education is researched and practiced; and taking stock of where we are currently through use of an historical…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Civics, Citizenship
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2010
This seventh report on the quality of America's teacher preparation programs and novice teachers presents data reported to the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) in October 2007 by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the outlying areas, which include American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy
Hughes, Claire – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Over the past thirty years, researchers have documented a remarkable growth in children's social understanding between toddlerhood and the early school years. However, it is still unclear why some children's awareness of others' thoughts and feelings lags so far behind that of their peers. Based on research that spans an extended developmental…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Evidence, Undergraduate Students, Siblings
Bloom, Howard S. – MDRC, 2006
This chapter examines the core analytic elements of randomized experiments for social research. Its goal is to provide a compact discussion for faculty members, graduate students, and applied researchers of the design and analysis of randomized experiments for measuring the impacts of social or educational interventions. Design issues considered…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Design, Experiments, Social Science Research
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
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Duncan, Teresa Garcia; McKeachie, Wilbert J. – Educational Psychologist, 2005
The goal of this article is to discuss one of Paul Pintrich's more enduring legacies: the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), an 81-item, self-report instrument consisting of 6 motivation subscales and 9 learning strategies scales. The MSLQ has proven to be a reliable and useful tool that can be adapted for a number of…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Measures (Individuals), Learning Strategies, Learning Motivation
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
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