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Orton, Anthony, Ed.; Wain, Geoffrey, Ed. – 1994
This book aims to provide the reader with background knowledge and understanding of major contemporary issues facing mathematics teachers in Great Britain. Much of the book is devoted to discussing issues related to curriculum construction and change. The chapters are: (1) "The Aims of Teaching Mathematics" (A. Orton); (2)…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Cognitive Style, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brown, Margaret – British Educational Research Journal, 1989
Argues that research shows that the concerns expressed about the Graded Assessment in Mathematics (GAIM) project are not serious and do not outweigh the positive benefits of the program. States that levels of achievement and development of mathematical learning are related. Urges the linking of summative and formative assessment. (KO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic)
Lumb, David – 1987
This book attempts to survey some of the current issues of mathematics teaching in elementary schools in Great Britain. Chapter one is an introduction to the material while chapters two and three examine recent reports and suggestions for change and discuss the place of mathematics in the elementary curriculum. Chapter four is devoted to an…
Descriptors: Achievement, Calculators, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Aubrey, Carol – British Educational Research Journal, 1993
Reports on a study of the mathematical knowledge, strategies, and representations of 16 socially and ethnically diverse preschool children. Finds that the children bring a wide range of competencies that generally are more advanced than the curriculum content presented at that level. (CFR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design, Developmental Tasks
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Ryder, Jim – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2002
One consequence of the advancing globalization and technological dependence of society is that people outside professional science are finding that issues of concern to them have a science dimension. I consider how school science education can support engagement with scientific information. I contend that teaching about the epistemology of science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Educational Objectives, Citizenship
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Boaler, Jo – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on a study of the move away from abstract calculations toward "mathematics in context" among 50 British female secondary school students. Discusses implications of findings in relation to reported female underachievement and disinterest in school mathematics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Runnymede Trust, London (England). – 1995
This book's purpose is to help teachers and administrators in British schools review their schools in order to provide a high quality education for every student regardless of ethnic or racial identity or cultural tradition and work towards removing prejudice, harassment, and discrimination. The British legal framework pertaining to equal…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrators, Citizenship Education, Educational Legislation
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Kyriacou, Chris – British Educational Research Journal, 1992
Presents study results exploring the use of learning activities in secondary school mathematics instruction. Explains that seven categories of learning activities, one traditional and six active learning, were identified. Reports that heads of mathematics departments estimated occurrence of the activities in their schools. Concludes that active…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities
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Norwich, Brahm – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1994
Reports on a study of 70 secondary female students in mathematics classes over a period of 7 weeks. Finds that self-efficacy was the best predictor of learning intentions. Recommends further research on the relationships between perceived learning environment, self-efficacy, and learning intentions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Classroom Environment, Females, Foreign Countries
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Troyna, Barry – British Educational Research Journal, 1991
Discusses the allocative and selective procedures of a multiracial British comprehensive school. Argues that future studies should consider which students attend which schools and take which courses. Addresses student placement based on English, mathematics, and social studies test results. Concludes that the term "underachiever" is a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups
Hughes, Katherine – 2000
This document, which is directed primarily at groups working with people who are unemployed, partly employed, or out of the workforce, contains materials for a course titled "Changing Directions" that is designed to help people make sense of contemporary changes in society and work while considering various ways to channel their…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Behavioral Objectives, Career Change
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Riding, Richard; Caine, Tracey – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1993
Reports on a preliminary study of cognitive style and performance of 182 secondary students on the British General Certificate of Secondary Education. Finds that students who tested at an intermediate position on both dimensions of the Wholist-Analytic cognitive style measure did best on the test. (CFR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment