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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
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Ziv, Margalit; Smadja, Marie-Lyne; Aram, Dorit – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2013
Recent research has shown that parents, through conversations during shared book reading, play a pivotal role in promoting children's social cognition, particularly their theory of mind (ToM). This study compared mothers' mental-state discourse during two kinds of interactions with their children--storybook reading and wordless storybook telling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, Theory of Mind, Preschool Children
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
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Jurmo, Paul – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article presents a case study of a five-year English-literacy project carried out in primary and middle schools in the Pacific island nation of Tonga from 2012 to 2017. It summarizes why and how the project was begun; the activities carried out by Peace Corps Volunteers and Tongan partners; its objectives; and the products, procedures, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English (Second Language)
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
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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
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Kazeem, Kolawole; Musa, Noah – College Student Journal, 2008
Educators are becoming aware that between the school, government and the home is an important link, which must be utilized or harnessed for children's learning and educational development. The situation of teaching and learning in most public schools in Nigeria shows that there is a considerable difference in the level of involvement of the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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
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Thomas, Roger; Carroll, Alan; Chomin, Elizabeth; Williamson, Tyler; Beran, Tanya; Palacios-Derflingher, Luz; Drummond, Neil – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: Children with Tourette syndrome and other co-morbidities (abbreviated hereafter to TS+) experience significant learning difficulties. We wished to identify educational strategies that these students, their parents and teachers considered useful. Design: An "educational toolkit" was compiled of 84 strategies identified by…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Comorbidity, Children, Parents
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Checker, Lisa J.; Remine, Maria D.; Brown, P. Margaret – Deafness and Education International, 2009
The general trend for the inclusion of deaf and hearing impaired students in Australia involves placing students in a mainstream classroom setting alongside their hearing peers with regular support from a Visiting Teacher of the Deaf. The provision of educational services to deaf and hearing impaired students in regional and rural areas, however,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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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
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
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Kwan, Celina; Nam, Sang Seok – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
It is widely known that parent-teacher partnerships are vital to children's progress in their development and learning in schools. These partnerships involve parent-teacher conferences, parents helping in the classroom, teachers making home visits and parent education seminars. However, partnerships rarely extend to having parents involved in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Children, Computer Assisted Testing
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Bojuwoye, Olaniyi – Research Papers in Education, 2009
Education is the business of both the schools and the homes. A school's success is more assured with joint efforts of teachers, pupils, parents and the local communities. However, translating home-school partnership into positive impact is dependent on how partnership is conceived since it is this that determines the approaches to and the forms or…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Symeou, Loizos – Urban Education, 2008
This article reports on a multiple case study that explored teachers' and families' collaboration in two urban and four rural state elementary schools in Cyprus. The analysis of the data shows that teachers' approaches to their collaboration with families may be traced not only to differences among teachers but also to the ideological approach of…
Descriptors: Ideology, Family Relationship, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
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