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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
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
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
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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
Vaughan, Mark – Open University Press, 2006
Summerhill is a world-renowned school in England where pupils decide when and what they will learn. The school was established in 1921 by A. S. Neill, who was named by the Times Educational Supplement in 1999 as one of the twelve most influential educators of the 20th Century. Known as "the oldest children's democracy in the world,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Democracy, Free Schools
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Waddington, Emma M.; Reed, Phil – International Journal of Special Education, 2006
The past ten years have seen a growing drive towards "full inclusion" of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in schools. However, concerns about whether inclusion for children with ASD is synonymous with their right to appropriate education have been raised amongst researchers. The current study aimed to ascertain the views…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusive Schools, Influences, Success
Billmore, Brian; Brooke, John; Booth, Rupert; Funnell, Keith; Bubb, Michael – 1999
The Department for Education and Employment has produced this updated bulletin on school grounds development, highlighting the potential of these grounds as a valuable resource that can support and enrich the whole curriculum and the education of all pupils. The educational use of school grounds has positive affects on student attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Dresslar, F. B.; Wood, Thomas D.; North, Charles E. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1912
One of the most important factors in the education of children is the establishment of their physical health, without which all learning and training must have less value for the individual and for society than they would have with it. Implicitly in the act creating the Bureau of Education and explicitly in recent acts of Congress, investigations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, State Policy
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. – 1983
This report is the second to appear in a series of studies carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) during the past 5 years. The first report concerned the integration of handicapped young people into ordinary schools. The present report deals with what happens…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Curriculum, Disabilities
Hannon, Peter – 1995
This book discusses what can be done to extend literacy and raise literacy standards for all sections of the population, the relationship between home learning and school learning, and the role of parents in their children's education, focusing on the situation in England. It is designed to assist teachers who work cooperatively with parents in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Family School Relationship
Department of Education and Science, London (England). – 1991
Designed for parents with children in the British school system, this booklet describes the National Curriculum, which sets out what children should know, understand, and be able to do at each stage of their education from the ages of 5 to 16. Under the National Curriculum, children will be taught what they really need to know, and students and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Basic Skills, British National Curriculum