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Arani, Mohammad Reza Sarkar; Keisuke, Fukaya; Lassegard, James P. – Online Submission, 2010
This research examines "lesson study" as a traditional model of creating professional knowledge in schools. "Lesson study," typically defined as teachers' classroom based collaborative research, has a long history in Japan as a shared professional culture with potential for enhancing learning, enriching classroom activities and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education
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Williams, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Presents a historical overview of educational cooperation among Commonwealth countries, 1959-2003, focusing on themes of cooperative international programs and institutions, consultation and joint activity, and Commonwealth student mobility. Addresses prospects for the future survival of this cooperation. (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Kleijnen, Ellen; Huysmans, Frank; Elbers, Ed – SAGE Open, 2015
The educational achievement of children from non-Western migrant families in the Netherlands and other Western countries lags behind that of natives, especially when it comes to language proficiency and reading ability. This literature review pinpoints what is known and what is as yet unknown about reducing learning disadvantages through school…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Children
Peterson, Abigail – Online Submission, 2013
Forest kindergartens are a new idea in the United States but have been around in Germany, Norway, and other European countries for decades. Forest "kindergartens" are preschools for children ages 3-6 and focus on being outdoors and learning through interacting with nature. Instead of building with blocks or doing puzzles at a table…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Guidelines, Preschool Education
Ascoli, Francesco – Online Submission, 2010
The history of calligraphy and its insertion into the "cursus studiorum" of Italian schools is rebuilt, starting from the end of the 18th century. The history of teaching calligraphy was connected in fact not only with the development of writing styles and instruments but--particularly in the Italian context--it was burdened with other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Educational History, Elementary Schools
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Toomey, Ron; Ketterer, Kim – Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 1995
Provides an account of how three elementary school teachers, two in Australia and one in the United States, used multimedia to enhance student learning. Topics include a historical context of trends in school computing, computer-enhanced learning, reflective learning, concept development, cooperative learning, and learning planning skills.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation, Cooperative Learning, Educational Trends
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Quarter, Jack – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2000
In early 20th-century Canada, James John Harpell began correspondence courses and study clubs and was instrumental in the cooperatives movement. He used small businesses to promote social and educational innovations and was an advocate for self-study and lifelong learning. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Cooperatives, Correspondence Study, Foreign Countries
Bittner, W. S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1920
Of the liberal movements dominating the thought of the world today, the greatest of all is the sweep of education. No phrase or dissertation can compass the entire scope or catch all the essential elements of the newer education that is shaping itself. But everywhere one direction is apparent: The trend of education is toward the people in mass…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Extension Education, Agricultural Colleges
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deJong-Lambert, William – European Education, 2006
The history of international education is intimately connected to the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union during the second half of the twentieth century. Graduate programs established at colleges and universities in the United States were the outgrowth of a need to create cosmopolitan experts, capable of demonstrating the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Universities, Social Systems, War
Friesen, John W.; Friesen, Virginia Lyons – 2002
This book is an appeal to First Nations leaders in Canada to promote educational integration--a mixing of ideas in which non-Aboriginal people are taught those elements of Native culture and philosophy that support a reverence for the Earth and all living things. The benefits of such an undertaking cannot be overemphasized since the very existence…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, Boarding Schools, Canada Natives
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Innes, Robert Alexander – American Indian Quarterly, 2004
In 1945 the Saskatchewan Aboriginal veterans from World War II returned to a rapidly changing world. The economy was improving dramatically as expanding industries encouraged unprecedented consumerism. In addition, new social values reflected an optimism for the elimination of the social inequality epitomized by Nazi Germany. The new social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, State Government, Social Values, War
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Friesen, John W.; Wieler, Edith Elizabeth – Journal of Educational Thought, 1988
Examines the origins and basic tenets of three recent educational movements in Canada (i.e., multicultural education, peace education, and cooperative learning) to identify their philosophical underpinnings. Argues that their fundamental premises are remarkably like those of the Progressive Education movement. Considers approaches for those who…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy
Scott, Dorothea Hayward – 1980
This book surveys the essential elements of both the written and the oral traditions that have contributed to the literary background of China's children. Chapter topics include (1) Chinese literature and its transmission from early times; (2) myths, legends, and symbolism; (3) traditional education and the classics; (4) storytellers, puppets, and…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Chinese, Chinese Culture
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Evans, Stephen – History of Education, 2008
This article examines the attitudes of the colonial and metropolitan governments towards the promotion of English-language education on Hong Kong Island between 1842 and 1860. The study, which draws on a range of unpublished primary sources, was conducted in response to Whitehead's recent call for detailed case studies of colonial education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Policy
Chang, Frank Tien-Jin – 1991
In the 1950s, the U.S. government offered several projects to help Taiwan, one of which was the Industrial Vocational Education Cooperative Project. An advisory team was sent to Taiwan to help review the industrial education system, restructure the curriculum, and renew the teaching-learning facilities in the industrial vocational high schools.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational History
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