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Genç, Zülfü; Aydemir, Emrah – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of online puzzles in the instructional process has an effect on student achievement and learning retention. This study examined students ' perception and experiences on use of puzzle as an alternative evaluation tool. To achieve this aim, the following hypotheses were tested: using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Retention (Psychology), Puzzles
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Clarke, Aleisha M.; O'Sullivan, Maeve; Barry, Margaret M. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: This paper seeks to report on the evaluation of Zippy's Friends, an international emotional wellbeing programme, for primary school children in disadvantaged schools in Ireland. The paper aims to present case studies of the profile and ethos of two specific schools participating in the programme, their links with the local community, the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Disadvantaged
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Bainbridge, Joyce; Carbonaro, Mike; Green, Nicole – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2005
This article presents the findings of an online survey administered to Alberta elementary school teachers in 2000-2001. The survey explored the teachers' knowledge and use of Canadian children's literature and their thoughts about the role of Canadian literature in elementary school classrooms. Canadian children's trade books espouse particular…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Rouse, John – Media and Methods, 1978
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of concentrating on skill development in English instruction; presents the merits and limitations of the educational system proposed by James Moffett. (MAI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Language Skills
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Flores-Crespo, Pedro – International Journal of Educational Development, 2007
Identity is central for research on education since, under certain conditions, it may influence school choice, career preferences and classroom behaviour. Identity also determines disposition toward schooling because it may have the capacity to shape and modify the values, beliefs and characteristics that distinguish one person from another, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, School Choice, Affirmative Action
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James, C. R.; Dunning, G.; Connolly, M.; Elliott, T. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop the notion of collaborative practice from theoretical and empirical bases. Design/methodology/approach: The research analysed the concepts of collaboration, reflective practice and the primary task. It also examined the ways of working of 18 primary schools in Wales where the level of student…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching
Corkery, Caleb – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2005
The literacy narrative can make a unique contribution to composition studies, illustrating both how our culture inhibits literacy and how people overcome difficult obstacles in learning to read and write. Literacy narratives highlight for writing teachers the life lessons that have advanced people toward their literacy goals. These stories are…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Writing Teachers, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives
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Heiskanen, Tuula – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
Gender equality is a widely recognized value. Still, on the practical level, it is not easy to achieve true gender equality. Gender has proved to be a complicated issue both for research and practice. Gender change projects trying to make changes in detected disadvantages have repeatedly run into a problem: it is difficult to put gender issues on…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Adult Education, Action Research, Gender Issues
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Gavey, Nicola – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the potential value of feminist poststructuralism to feminist psychologists seeking more satisfactory ways of theorizing gender and subjectivity. Explores the following concepts related to this theoretical perspective: (1) approaches to knowledge; (2) language; (3) discourse; (4) subjectivity; and (5) experience as text. Presents an…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discourse Modes, Epistemology, Females
Kellici, Ylli – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examines from a geographical perspective the factors that impact the performance of public elementary schools in New York City during 2001-2005, a period when its schools were undergoing major reforms at both the local and national level. Education reforms have focused their attention on schools by increasing their responsibility and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Adams, Caralee – Instructor, 2007
In 1999, things were dismal at Lebanon, Pennsylvania's Harding Elementary School. Many kids in this former coal town started at a disadvantage and never seemed to catch up. They were bored with books about "frogs on logs," says then-new principal Cheryl Champion. Since they were not engaged, they acted out. Harding's classroom…
Descriptors: School Culture, Personality, Reading, Reading Programs
Ripp, Ken – 2001
This lesson plan offers students the opportunity to participate in the three basic economic systems (market, command, and tradition). By working in each of the systems, students will internalize the fundamental values present in each system and will gain insights into the basic advantages and disadvantages of each system. The lesson plan provides…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Games, High Schools
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Social Education, 1992
Presents a position statement of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Reports that the NCSS objects to ability grouping in social studies. Argues that ability grouping disadvantages minority, handicapped, and low ability students. Suggests that ability grouping undermines the democratic ideals that should be the basis of the social…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Educationally Disadvantaged
de Laricheliere, Joyce – 1971
Bilingualism and the cultural and linguistic pluralism that it involves should be preserved and encouraged within the national educational system. Statistics concerning bilinguals on a national scale would present a more accurate picture if based on John Macnamara's definition of bilinguals as "persons who possess at least one of the language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy
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