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Kirch, Susan A.; Ma, Jasmine Y. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
The interaction analysis presented by Kim and Roth examines nine students, their teachers, the learning task and materials in a mixed second and third grade science classroom during the school day. In the research narrative readers are introduced to two resourceful and creative groups of students as they work on a task assigned by their…
Descriptors: Individual Power, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Grade 2
Bascia, Nina; Fredua-Kwarteng, Eric – Education Canada, 2008
Reducing class size, especially in primary grades, can have tremendous academic and social benefits for children--benefits that endure well beyond those first years of school. But smaller class sizes are not a cure-all. Beyond the hoopla of enthusiasm for this seemingly simple change in educational practice lie serious consequences for students…
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Teaching Skills
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2015
Poverty has always been a problem in the United States and no doubt the condition unfortunately will always prevail. Title One schools will always have children enrolled who come from the lower socioeconomic class. This article has to do with the devastating effect of poverty, including stories from a classroom teacher of students who lived in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), At Risk Students, Student Behavior, Poverty
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Leafgren, Sheri – International Journal of Social Education, 2009
Over forty years ago, Howard Zinn identified the problem as not one of civil disobedience, but of civil "obedience". He confronted the problem of remaining obedient to laws and rules even "in the face of the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty." Framed in an early childhood context, this article explores the value of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Classroom Environment
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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
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Espedido, Rosei; Du Toit, Wilhelmina – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2017
The authors of this article strongly advocate for a change to the current Australian model of primary education in order to, among other things, establish the concrete practicalities of systematic mathematics thinking thereby limiting the "re-teaching" time required of secondary school mathematics teachers; bring a clear focus to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Advocacy
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Gersten, Russell – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
In this commentary, the author reflects on four studies that have greatly expanded the knowledge base on effective interventions in mathematics, and he provides four rigorous experimental studies of approaches for students likely to experience difficulties learning mathematics over a large grade-level span (pre-K to 4th grade). All of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Preschool Education, Intervention
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American Journal of Play, 2009
Vivian Gussin Paley is a teacher, writer, lecturer, and advocate for the importance of play for young children. Author of a dozen books about children learning through play, she has received numerous honors and awards including an Erickson Institute Award for Service to Children, a MacArthur Foundation Fellows award, and a John Dewey Society's…
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Friendship, Fantasy
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
In this article, I (1) argue for approaching processes, events-in-the-making, by means of process categories--to learn, to teach--not by means of categories that denote differences in state and (2) exemplify doing and writing research consistent with process philosophy. To understand process we must not think, research, and write them in terms of…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Theories, Geometry, Elementary School Mathematics
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Westwood, Peter – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2011
This viewpoint paper presents the writer's opinion that while the use of problem solving as the core method for learning mathematics is valid and reasonable in secondary schools (where students generally possess the necessary prior skills and strategies) there are many obstacles to applying the same method in primary schools, particularly in the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Learning Problems, Numeracy, Problem Based Learning
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Creese, Angela; Leonard, Diana; Daniels, Harry; Hey, Valerie – Language and Education, 2004
This paper is concerned with the intersection of discourse, pedagogy and gender identification in primary school classrooms. More specifically, it uses illustrative findings from a larger study to examine boys' and girls' discourses in learning and friendship groups in the classrooms of two demographically similar but pedagogically different…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sexual Identity, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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Gandy, S. Kay – Journal of Geography, 2006
In the primary grades, maps are useful tools to help the young reader put stories into perspective. This article presents 18 quality children's books that contain maps or lessons about maps, as well as activities to use in the classroom to teach map skills. A table is included with ratings of the usability of the maps.
Descriptors: Primary Education, Map Skills, Childrens Literature, Maps
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Modiba, Maropeng – Research in Education, 2011
As curriculum scholars in South Africa express concerns about the failures of the outcomes-based curriculum policy that has been introduced post-apartheid it is of increased importance to try and understand the professional development that is required by teachers for its successful implementation. As a contribution to the development of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Instruction
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Tarr, Patricia – Young Children, 2004
This article critically examines classroom walls from four perspectives: (1) reading the environment; (2) walls that silence; (3) the purpose of display; and (4) aesthetics. The author offers some suggestions for teachers to consider when purchasing materials and in planning how to use classroom walls to enhance the educational setting. She…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Aesthetics, Classroom Design
Kelly, Peter – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
This book begins with the introductory chapter, "Don't Think; Just Get on with Your Work," in which the author argues that children are thinkers, but that there are schooling barriers to engaging this thinking. Chapter 1, A Place to Think, considers these barriers in more detail and provides some ideas about how children learn in schools and what…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Primary Education
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