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Piper, Benjamin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Education researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have recently and rapidly expanded the availability of evidence related to the impact of educational interventions on learning outcomes, particularly in preprimary and lower primary education (Ganimian & Murnane, 2016; McEwan, 2015; Popova, Evans, & Arancibia, 2016). Awareness that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Numeracy
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Benedict, Cathy – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2017
This response is based on my presentation at Teachers College, Columbia University celebrating the launch of Allsup's (2016) book, "Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education." I enter the text with openness, and with a willingness to ponder and consider. As such I offer the following considerations for further…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Constructivism (Learning)
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DeCesare, Tony – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
One of Amy Gutmann's important achievements in "Democratic Education" is her development of a "democratic interpretation of equal educational opportunity." This standard of equality demands that "all educable children learn enough to participate effectively in the democratic process." In other words, Gutmann demands…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Role of Education, Equal Education
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Ransom, Marilee; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2013
Worksheets hold a special place among the many well-intentioned--yet ineffective--items in the early childhood and elementary toolkit. They are nearly ubiquitous in some elementary classrooms and are even popular in preschools. Parents are encouraged when they see worksheets in their children's backpacks; they see such papers as indicators that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Kassner, Kirk – Music Educators Journal, 2002
Focuses on the use of cooperative learning in the music classroom to teach the National Standards for Music Education. Discusses how to create groups and other practical matters of cooperative learning that need to be addressed by teachers. Includes a bibliography of resources to assist teachers using cooperative learning. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bibliographies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Benefits
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Gove, Amber – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This commentary discusses the three articles in this (2017) issue. The articles expand the published research base on the effectiveness of early education in the sub-Saharan Africa countries of Zambia, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Each of the three articles employs rigorous methods to better understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Douglas, Karen – Educational Researcher, 2009
This commentary highlights convergent themes from four articles in the March 2009 issue of "Educational Researcher" on measuring classroom instruction. Classroom instruction is a complex enterprise that occurs at the intersection of teachers, students, and texts within the surrounding classroom, school, and community environments. Progress in…
Descriptors: Methods Research, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Teaching Methods
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Evans, Sam – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Argues for an increased emphasis on global education in the elementary school curriculum. Contends that cooperative learning and decision-making skills are essential strategies for effective international education. Provides suggestions for development and implementation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Objectives
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Spencer, Leland G. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
Herein, Leland Spencer provides a review of four book selections while reflecting on paradoxes regularly faced by feminist teachers (and scholars, activists, and thinkers). The books include: (1) Bradley, Harriet. "Gender." Cambridge: Polity, 2012. Print; (2) Murphy, Michael J., and Elizabeth N. Ribarsky, eds. "Activities for…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Class Activities
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Slavin, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1987
States that the combination of group rewards (based on group members' individual learning) and peer interaction on learning tasks is necessary to produce learning gains characteristic of effective cooperative learning methods. Discusses research on group contingencies and cooperative learning in the elementary school classroom.(NH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Brooks, Marilyn – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2006
In this column, the author shares some of the processes involved with the restructuring of the elementary curriculum and the role of technology in the classroom. When Plano ISD committed time, talent, and technology to a new educational vision, the Elementary Integrated Curriculum project was born. The goal: to integrate subject matter and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Integrated Curriculum, Technology Integration, School Districts
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Jenkins, Joseph R. – Exceptionality, 1996
This research commentary offers a rationale for focusing on individual students with learning disabilities (rather than teacher beliefs and behaviors or general achievement) in elementary grade cooperative learning settings. This focus resulted in the finding that many of these students were not having successful experiences and identified…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education
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Cox, Sue – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
In this article the author argues that an incoming government should establish a new values base for educational policy focused on the well-being and educational entitlement of all children rather than the education market. A new government must prioritise learning and teaching: rather than pursuing an ideological agenda and attempting to control…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Development
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Hausfather, Sam – Social Studies, 1998
Defines "Theme Study" with three essential elements: use of broad, powerful ideas; inquiry-based approaches to curricula; and a community of inquiry of students and teacher. Shares experiences in applying these elements and discusses essential aspects of classroom instruction. (DSK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2001
Maintains that computer software and Internet exploration introduce playful elements into learning. Discusses the implications of "edutainment," a technologically mediated learning/enjoyment combination of experiences. Suggests that school may no longer be the primary site for learning but that teachers may need to reevaluate their…
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices
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