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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
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Buldu, Mehmet – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This study investigated interactions between pedagogical documentation--a formative assessment technique and instructional intervention designed to increase student learning by recording children's experiences--and kindergarten children, families and teachers in the UAE. The study sample comprised six teachers in six kindergarten classrooms, 141…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Parents, Parent School Relationship
Alberta Education, 2009
This report presents the outcomes of the analysis of Grade Level of Achievement (GLA) data at the provincial level to inform the program planning and evaluation needs of Alberta Education as well as school and central office based administrators. GLA data reported to Alberta Education is a teacher's judgment of a student's academic progress. GLA…
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
Heine, Hilda – Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2006
The relationship between good teaching and student achievement elevates the importance of teacher quality in the eyes of parents, educators, and policymakers. While some teachers may have a special gift to help students learn, good teaching encompasses critical elements, such as knowledge of the learning process, child development, teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Governing Boards, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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Walker-Dalhouse, Doris; Dalhouse, A. Derick – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
Reading achievement and academic challenges of Sudanese children were investigated. Sudanese parents, and their children, and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers were interviewed. Parents' and children's interviews were transcribed and four themes were generated from the data: Cultural Differences/Practices; Parent roles and expectations;…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Cultural Differences, Literacy, English (Second Language)
Cameron, Linda; Bartel, Lee – Education Canada, 2009
The issue of homework is now uppermost in many parents' and teachers' minds. Researchers are questioning homework's effectiveness as an educational tool. Policy makers are thinking twice about what to do about it while kids have their fingers crossed. In two national surveys conducted by the authors, they have discovered a wide range of…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Opinions, Learning Disabilities
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Yeo, Lay See; Clarke, Christine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2006
This paper investigates the concept of adjustment to school for a group of primary one (first grade) pupils in Singapore. Pupils rated by their teachers as being well adjusted obtained significantly higher grades at the end of the school year, did not require additional learning support, and exhibited better social skills compared to children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Student Adjustment, Grades (Scholastic)
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Russell, Philippa – Support for Learning, 2008
This paper looks at recent trends in Government policy and practice around supporting and involving parents of children with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) in their care, development and education. In particular, the paper examines the opportunities offered in the Children's Plan ( DCSF, 2007) and "Aiming High" (HM TreasuryDfES,…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Change Agents, Disabilities, Parent Participation
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Walmsley, Jan; Mannan, Hasheem – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This paper evaluates a participatory action research (PAR) approach to conducting family research in Ireland. Drawing on PAR methodology it describes how parents of people with intellectual disabilities were recruited and trained to facilitate focus groups of parents in Ireland, in order to create an evidence base to support improved dialogue…
Descriptors: Action Research, Mental Retardation, Family Life, Focus Groups
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Griffiths, Carol Buswell; Norwich, Brahm; Burden, Bob – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
In this paper we report and analyse findings from part of a two-year evaluation project which focuses on parent-professional communications over the issues of learning difficulties arising from dyslexia. The key concepts in this study are dyslexia friendly schools and parental partnership, which are discussed in the current policy interest in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Inclusive Schools, Mothers
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Tali Tal, Revital – Environmental Education Research, 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
This paper reports a survey of 355 parents and 166 teachers of young children starting school in New South Wales, Australia. Parents and teachers were asked to rate a list of 20 items in answer to the question 'How important are the following for deciding whether a child has had a successful first two terms of school?' The results are presented in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1990
The study summarized (in both English and French) in this report, is an evaluation of the listening comprehension and speech skills of sixth grade students in Manitoba's (Canada) French immersion programs. It is intended for parents and teachers in the province involved in the French immersion program. The report consists of an overview of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Grade 6, Immersion Programs
Yates, Lyn – 1993
Inequality problems face girls at school, and the attitudes and expectations of others affect educational choices and outcomes. After an overview in chapter 1, chapter 2 provides a discussion of Australian government reports and policies on the education of girls and traces the changes in the treatment of gender inequity. Chapter 3 focuses on the…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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