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Lau, Grace; Ho, Kwok Keung – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This article is an academic commentary on the concept of sociology of education. The authors have ventured through the lens of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition" and discuss its impact might have had if the corresponding mode of education and pedagogy be carried out in reality according to what Arendt had inspired her readers. A cross…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Sociology, Play, Psychological Patterns
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Young, Andria; Andrews, Cheryl; Hayes, Cher; Valdez, Cynthia – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Functional behavior assessment is a technique supported by research, to assess behavior to determine causes of behavior and develop effective behavior interventions. In this article we discuss how special and general education teachers are prepared to assess students when they struggle academically, but are not typically prepared to assess…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Williams, Laura – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
In November 2017, Ofsted published Bold Beginnings, a report on its findings about teaching in the Reception year. Like very many practitioners in the early years, the author of this article believes this report to be of concern, as the recommendations it proposes would be so damaging for the early education of young children. She believes its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Play
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Erduran, Sibel – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Kim and Roth (this issue) purport to draw on the social-psychological theory of L. S. Vygotsky in order to investigate social relations in children's argumentation in science topics. The authors argue that the argumentation framework offered by Stephen Toulmin is limited in addressing social relations. The authors thus criticize Toulmin's Argument…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship