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Davies, Brian – Sport, Education and Society, 2020
National styles of 'doing sociology' exist, all celebrating respective 'founding fathers'. Timid, British pragmatism has tended to misrecognise Durkheim ever since our barely transcended early 20th century origins. In relatively low-status teacher education, even when sociology of education was popularly taught from the late sixties through the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Sociology, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Van Maele, Jan; Vassilicos, Basil; Borghetti, Claudia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
In order to provide better support for students in higher education throughout a mobility experience, it is important to understand their point of view regarding stay abroad. This paper analyzes the responses of pre-departure, while-abroad, and upon-return students of different academic backgrounds (N = 990) to an open question that asked them to…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Questionnaires
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Pountney, Richard; McPhail, Graham – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
In this article, we examine a case of innovation in curriculum and pedagogy at a new school in the UK. We begin by outlining the "3 Futures model", which we use as a methodological heuristic in the case study of the school that appears to be both knowledge-led and learner-engaged; characteristics of the Future 3 scenario. In considering…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
Naah, Basil M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Students who harbor misconceptions often find chemistry difficult to understand. To improve teaching about the dissolving process, first semester introductory chemistry students were asked to complete a free-response questionnaire on writing balanced equations for dissolving ionic compounds in water. To corroborate errors and misconceptions…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Chemistry, Equations (Mathematics), Misconceptions
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Aboul-Enein, Basil – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
Introduction: The infamy of Nazi medical research conjures up images of horrific experiments in the concentration camps and SS (Schutzstaffel) doctors like Josef Mengele. However, the anti-smoking campaign of Nazi Germany is perhaps one of the least examined aspects of public health history and state sponsored anti-tobacco advocacy. Nazi public…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Public Health, Smoking, Ethics
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Mohamed, Basil K. – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
The internationalization of higher education is a natural result of the internationalization of the world's material and intellectual development, which means the modern types of organizations that could maintain worldwide cooperation and competition of commerce, industry and education. The education institutions in developing countries like Iraq…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Personnel, Teaching Methods, Developing Nations
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Norton, Stephen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The importance of actively engaging in mathematics discourse in order to learn mathematics is well recognized. In this paper, I use Basil Bernstein's concepts of pedagogic discourse to document and analyse academic learning time of students in Years 8 and 9 at a suburban lower secondary school: in particular, for what proportion of class time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students
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Stirrup, Julie; Evans, John; Davies, Brian – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Despite 50 years and more of "progressive education" in the United Kingdom, classed patterns of educational success and failure stubbornly prevail. So how, where and when does it all go wrong for the many children who continue to fail or underachieve? Drawing on the work of Basil Bernstein, this article centres processes within early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Play, Social Class
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Singh, Parlo – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
Basil Bernstein wrote extensively about official educational knowledge, pedagogic recontextualisation and pedagogic identities. However, his theoretical oeuvre tended to focus on the textual rather than the affective aspects of policy recontextualisation. In addition, his work on the realisation of official pedagogic identity positions at the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Identity, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes
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Bjarnadóttir, Valgerður S.; Öhrn, Elisabet; Johansson, Monica – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article explores strategies, targets, and responses to young people's attempts to influence pedagogic practices, and the variations between different programmes in a deregulated upper secondary school system. Using Basil Bernstein's code theory, the study draws on ethnographic data from two of the most popular academic programmes in one upper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Science Education, Natural Sciences
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Stirrup, Julie – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Policy agendas for early childhood education in the UK as in many countries elsewhere are driven by expectations that play will impact positively on a child's educational attainment, health and well-being. This paper focuses on health knowledge, social class and cultural reproduction within early year education in England, looking specifically at…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Physical Health, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Ezechukwu, Roseline Ifeoma; Chinecherem, Basil; Oguguo, E.; Ene, Catherine U.; Ugorji, Clifford O. – World Journal of Education, 2020
This study determined the psychometric properties of the Economics Achievement Test (EAT) using Item Response Theory (IRT). Two popular IRT models namely, one-parameter logistics (1PL) and two-parameter logistics (2PL) models were utilized. The researcher adopted instrumentation research design. Four research questions and two hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, Achievement Tests, Psychometrics
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Power, Sally; Rhys, Mirain; Taylor, Chris; Waldron, Sam – Review of Education, 2019
Debates on how best to educate young children have been raging over the last 100 years--more often fuelled by ideological preferences rather than empirical evidence. To some extent this is hardly surprising given the difficulty of examining pupil progress in a systematic and comparative way. However, the introduction of a new child-centred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Young Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul; McLean, Monica – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Previous research identifies the importance of feminist knowledge for improving gender equity, economic prosperity and social justice for all. However, there are difficulties in embedding feminist knowledge in higher education curricula. Across England, undergraduate sociology is a key site for acquiring feminist knowledge. In a study of four…
Descriptors: Sociology, Gender Issues, Feminism, Gender Differences
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Donnelly, Michael – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2014
This paper explores hidden messages sent out by schools about Oxbridge, using Basil Bernstein's concepts of classification and framing. Research in three case-study schools captured these messages from their everyday practices and processes, including their events and activities, sorting mechanisms, interactions and resources. Whilst all of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, College Admission
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