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Chilton, Helen – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Recent years have seen a significant interest in Theory of Mind (ToM), the specific groups in which it may be restricted and the opportunities which might enhance or suppress development. Previous studies have identified gaps in the literature concerning ideas for intervention and strategies which may augment the development of ToM skills.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Theory of Mind, Fiction, Picture Books
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
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
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Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2010
The aims of this research were to identify the ways in which parents may most constructively support their children's musical development, and to ascertain whether styles of parent-teacher and parent-pupil interaction would influence the extent to which parents engage in different types of supportive behaviours. A model of parent involvement as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
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
Rivers, Ian; Duncan, Neil; Besag, Valerie E. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
"Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents" offers a comprehensive exploration of the bullying within public schools, drawing upon research conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Canada. It offers insights into the immediate and long-term impact bullying can have upon the lives of students, their families,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
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Haslam, Lynne – Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 2007
Sam is 18 years old and has Down syndrome. He achieved a grade in the standard assessment of mathematics (GCSE) at 16 years of age. This paper describes the part played in his success in school by the Kumon method of teaching mathematics, identifies the benefits of the small steps and lots of practice built in to the method and illustrates the…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Skills
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Ma, James – Education 3-13, 2008
This article presents a socio-cultural study of parental involvement in reading by examining the reciprocal mediation between a Chinese mother and her daughter in the reading of a dual-language storybook. The findings reveal a child learning in the "interplay of her contexts" that reflects dynamics of collaborative involvement in meaning…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Mothers, Parent Participation, Reading Strategies
Salaman, Anna; Tutchell, Suzy – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
The book focuses on five types of environments which can be enjoyed by young children and help them learn. These are: museums; art galleries; performing arts venues; the built environment; and zoos, farms and aquariums. The book has been written to encourage the reader to access these provisions locally. The major museums, galleries, arts venues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arts Centers, Physical Environment, Young Children
Carnie, Fiona – 1999
A growing number of families are looking for alternative ways to educate their children, as discontent with mainstream schooling rises. Human Scale Education sees the problem with the education system in the United Kingdom as one of size and believes that most schools and classes are too large for children to be known individually by their…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Haggart, Jeanne – 2000
This guide aims to provide a practical and comprehensive overview for United Kingdom parents and professionals wanting to support family learning at any level--community, local, regional, or national. Part 1 sets out the case for family learning today. Chapter 1 defines family learning and explains the fundamental principles underpinning it.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Quality, Family Literacy, Family Role
Department for Education, London (England). – 1994
This guide explains basic principles of educating children in the United Kingdom with special educational needs and the role parents can play in their child's special education. The roles of the schools, Local Education Authority (LEA), and other professionals are also discussed. Help available to children before starting school is identified,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Early Intervention, Educational Principles
Ada, Alma Flor; Baker, Colin – 2001
This book provides a practical introduction to questions about bilingualism. It is for parents and teachers who are themselves bilingual, for monolinguals who want to know more, for those with some intuitive understanding of bilingual situations and for those who are starting from the very beginning. The book poses questions that people often ask…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Cognitive Ability