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Bulkley, Katrina E. – Education and the Public Interest Center, 2010
A recent report from the Reason Foundation argues for significant changes in how public education is organized and delivered in large cities. The report argues that city schools should move toward a "portfolio" of schools model. In such a model, the district does not necessarily operate schools, but instead focuses on closing low-performing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Institutional Autonomy, Metropolitan Areas
McMurray, Paula; And Others – 1994
This study explored teacher and student perspectives of a specific event in an early childhood classroom. The study replicates previous research on the construct of positionings to study social interaction in a prekindergarten integrated classroom. Subjects were one teacher and one 5-year-old student. A 20-minute segment of videotape was observed…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Ethnography
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Langdon, Jody; Johnson, Chad; Melton, Bridget – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To identify the influence of parental autonomy support, basic need satisfaction and motivation on emerging adults' physical activity level and exercise behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: This study convenience-sampled approximately 435 college students identified as emerging adults--aged 18-25 years, who did not have a…
Descriptors: Exercise, Young Adults, Performance Factors, Health Behavior
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Yang, Yang; Crook, Charles; O'Malley, Claire – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Schools are often encouraged to facilitate extra-curricular learning within their own premises. This study addresses the potential of social networking sites (SNS) for supporting such out-of-class study. Given concerns that learning on these sites may happen at a surface level, we adopted self-determination theory for designing a social networking…
Descriptors: Social Networks, After School Programs, Second Language Learning, Mandarin Chinese
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Harper, Elaine – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2007
Autonomy is a basic human need having influence on motivation. Facilitating student autonomy is an essential ingredient of effective programs for maximizing internalized change and increasing motivation in troubled and troubling youth. This article examines the theoretical concepts of autonomy and control related to choices and considers their…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Student Motivation, Behavior Change, Decision Making
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Walshe, Nicola; Lee, Elsa; Smith, Millie J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2020
There is increasing concern about children's mental well-being and an urgent need for research into how to support positive mental health; including as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Alongside this is the heightened awareness about diminished access to green spaces and diminished exposure to the arts for children.…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education
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Binammar, Sara – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2020
In Saudi Arabia, there is an urgent need for good quality professional development for special education teachers, many of whom find this work extremely challenging. Definitions of professionalism often involve quality of practice and the setting of standards, but it is clear that there are wide variations in the implementation of standards in…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Special Education, Standards, Educational Quality
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Domville, Matthew; Watson, Paula Mary; Richardson, David; Graves, Lee Edwin Fisher – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Physical education (PE) is a key setting for children to engage in health-enhancing physical activity (PA). Factors influencing PE enjoyment in secondary schools are well researched. Less is known, however, about the factors children in elementary schools perceive to be important in promoting enjoyment, and how the current PE delivery…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Activities
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Garg, Rabani – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2021
Immigrant parents' involvement in schools is often situated in literature within a framework of barriers and challenges that presumes deficit. "What if we describe (immigrant) parents through a framework of agency and knowledge? What would support from school and teachers look like, if they see parents in an agentic role? What would it mean…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Parents, Parent Participation
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Al'Adawi, Sharifa Said Ali – English Language Teaching, 2017
The classroom environment should support students' autonomy through teaching and assessment methods. This article highlights students' perceptions about the value of implementing seminars as a teaching and an assessment method in a children's literature course in a college of applied sciences (XCAS). Additionally, preparation considerations and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Seminars, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Gayapersad, Allison; Ombok, Caroline; Kamanda, Allan; Tarus, Carren; Ayuku, David; Braitstein, Paula – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: The negative impact of institutionalization on children's development and well-being has led to a global recommendation for deinstitutionalization. In countries with weak infrastructure and family support, some children in institutional care have been found to have better outcomes, which may be due in part to the family-like…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Residential Programs, Children, Family Environment
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Mu, Guanglun Michael – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Since the publication of the Salamanca Statement, inclusive education has gained prominence at a global range. In China, this has seen the implementation of 'Learning in Regular Classroom' -- a nationwide program initiated by the Chinese government in the 1980s to make regular schools accessible to children with disabilities. The developments of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Students with Disabilities
Ulferts, Hannah – OECD Publishing, 2020
This paper provides a structured overview of the existing parenting literature with the aim of developing an evidence-based and culture-sensitive framework of parenting and its influence on child development. The paper outlines how changes in the 21st century have altered family life and summarises evidence from 29 meta-studies and 81 quantitative…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, 21st Century Skills, Evidence Based Practice, Child Development
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Pardo-Guijarro, María Jesús; Martínez-Andrés, María; Notario-Pacheco, Blanca; Solera-Martínez, Montserrat; Sánchez-López, Mairena; Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between deaf children's and adolescents' self-ratings of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and their parents' proxy reports. This observational cross-sectional study included 114 deaf 8- to 18-years-old students and proxy family members. HRQoL was measured using the KIDSCREEN-27 questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Deafness, Children, Adolescents
Shogren, Karrie A.; Garnier Villarreal, Mauricio; Lang, Kyle; Seo, Hyojeong – Exceptional Children, 2017
Secondary data analysis using the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 data set was conducted to examine the degree to which autonomy, psychological empowerment, and self-realization (3 of 4 essential characteristics of self-determination) play a mediating role in the relationship between school-based factors and postschool outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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