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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
Maguire, Meg; Wooldridge, Tim; Pratt-Adams, Simon – Open University Press, 2006
This book offers an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and contributions of urban primary schools. The authors set urban education in the wider social context of structural disadvantage, poverty, oppression and exclusion, and reassert some critical urban educational concerns. Recognizing that practice needs to be informed by theory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Youth, Social Environment, Social Class
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Li, David C. S. – AILA Review, 2009
Despite the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) government's determination to implement the "mother tongue education" policy amid strong social resistance one year after the handover, English remains a prestigious language in society. The need for Putonghua (Mandarin/Standard Chinese) is also increasing following ever-expanding…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language)
Lowrie, Tom – Journal of Distance Education, 2006
This investigation examines school-family partnership relationships in rural and remote settings. The study highlights the teaching-learning relationships of classroom teachers, parents as instructors/supervisors, and students as they make sense of numeracy and literacy outcomes in distance education contexts. The case study data provide insights…
Descriptors: Investigations, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Rural Areas
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2010
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Blandford, Sonia – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
As a practitioner or learner, the reason for reading this book might be to enhance understanding of learning and teaching. As a parent or guardian, it might be to develop understanding of schools and colleges. Whatever motivation, all stakeholders will recognise that education plays a powerful part in developing society. Schools and colleges are…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Health Promotion, Inclusive Schools, Role of Education
Parker-Jenkins, Marie; Glenn, Meli; Janmaat, Jan Germen – UCL IOE Press, 2014
In what ways do Jewish and Muslim faith schools in Britain play a role in promoting and contributing to community cohesion? What 21st-century skills around intercultural understanding do they foster? This book examines the nuances of faith in school settings and draws on a case study of Jewish and Muslim faith schools. The authors show how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parochial Schools, Jews, Judaism
Imison, Tamsyn, Ed.; Heilbronn, Ruth, Ed.; Williams, Liz, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2013
Schools in England are radically changing their organization and governance, casting aside the founding principle of the 1944 Education Act that education is a public service and abandoning the ideal of education as nurturing a sense of community. This book presents a portrait of a successful comprehensive school, between the years 1980 and 2000.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Facing History and Ourselves, 2004
Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote a more humane and informed citizenry. As the name Facing History and Ourselves implies, the organization helps teachers and their students make…
Descriptors: Death, Foreign Countries, War, Violence
Thompson, Carolyn – Online Submission, 2006
Throughout a student's time in school, a variety of transitions will occur. From home to school, grade to grade, school to school, school to post-secondary training or employment, students experience changes in expectations, responsibilities and routines. This resource provides sample ideas and templates for creating a Learner Profile that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
This report explores the factors and conditions that could help more students succeed at school despite challenging socio-economic backgrounds. It does this by studying resilient students and what sets them apart from their less successful peers. Understanding how educational systems can support disadvantaged students and help them "beat the…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Success
Online Submission, 2006
The goal of this K-12 science safety resource is to bring together information needed by administrators, planners, teachers and support staff to help them make sound decisions regarding science safety. The document identifies areas for decision making and action at a variety of levels. It supports planning and action by providing information on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Facility Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education, Safety Equipment
Elliott, Alison, Ed. – Early Childhood Australia, 2004
"Every Child" is Australia's premier early childhood publication, aimed at anyone involved in the care and education of children from birth to eight years--in particular child care professionals, teachers, child care students and the parents of young children. Published quarterly, it contains informative and entertaining articles on such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Elliott, Alison, Ed. – Early Childhood Australia, 2007
"Every Child" is Australia's premier early childhood publication, aimed at anyone involved in the care and education of children from birth to eight years--in particular child care professionals, teachers, child care students and the parents of young children. Published quarterly, it contains informative and entertaining articles on such…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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