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Hirst, Nicola – Education 3-13, 2019
This paper considers an Action Research project which was implemented to establish a shared understanding of the term 'Education for Sustainable development' within the context of an Early Childhood Studies degree. Students engaged in projects with children and local early years' providers, and the research aligns with previous work undertaken by…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Undergraduate Students
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Cruickshank, Vaughan – Education 3-13, 2019
Young children often look to their teachers for affection and acceptance, particularly if they are sick or upset. However, many male primary teachers do not feel comfortable with this aspect of their role. Consequently, many men choose not to make physical contact with their students in order to protect themselves from accusations of inappropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Males, Fear
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Ben-Tov, Shoshana; Romi, Shlomo – Education 3-13, 2019
This study examined relationships between Parents' involvement as related to their Identification and Alertness and to four students' variables Attitudes toward school, Social adjustment, Self-efficacy and Academic achievements. Social adjustment was the most dominant variable and served as a mediator between self-efficacy and achievements.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Parent Student Relationship
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Medwell, Jane; Wray, David – Education 3-13, 2019
This study examines teachers' views about and practices in homework in primary schools, based on questionnaire data from 235 primary teachers and 19 in-depth interviews. Findings suggest that teachers prioritise contradictory goals and act in ways that support only some of these. Reading with parents is a universal form of homework and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mitchell, Edwina – Education 3-13, 2019
This small-scale interpretative study, carried out in the reception classes of three English primary academies, examined educator perceptions of summer-born children, their expectations of children on entry to reception classes and whether those expectations were age differentiated. It also investigated the support and intervention strategies used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Preschool Teachers
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Kendall, Lynne – Education 3-13, 2019
This study draws upon data gathered from five parents who have children with Down syndrome (DS), being educated in mainstream settings in England. The parental perspective of practices, both inclusive and otherwise, is explored through a qualitative lens. Findings suggest that early intervention, such as portage, is important. However, access to…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Mainstreaming, Parents, Foreign Countries
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French, Amanda; Lowe, Rose; Nassem, Elizabeth – Education 3-13, 2019
Whilst within universities, research on rather than with children/pupils is a well-established methodology, this paper reports on teachers' responses to a schools and university-based partnership project, 'Pupils as Research Partners in Primary (PARPP), which works to co-create pupil-led research opportunities for pupils in research projects…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Participatory Research, College School Cooperation
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Bølling, Mads; Hartmeyer, Rikke; Bentsen, Peter – Education 3-13, 2019
In this study, we explored how teachers can take advantage of a 'place' in urban environments outside the school and thereby stimulate pupils' situational interest in science teaching. Drawing on the Sophos research method, we conducted a single case study including film-elicited interviews. The data consisted of transcribed interviews with 4…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Place Based Education
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2019
This study explored the integration of technical vocabulary into pre-observation conferences and its influence on English teachers' professional learning and discussion in their post-observation conferences. The conceptual framework based on Harvey [2011. "A Sociocultural-Theory-Based Study of the Impact of Mediation During Post-observation…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Günes, Gökhan; Sahin, Volkan – Education 3-13, 2019
This study examines pre-school children's learning styles by utilising a mathematical model. The model uses a Euclidean geometry algorithm to generate a graphical representation of the learning styles. The algorithm of the developed mathematical model was developed as a practical application of the theoretical assumptions. Index of Learning Styles…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Cognitive Style, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Quarmby, Thomas; Daly-Smith, Andy; Kime, Nicky – Education 3-13, 2019
Physically active lessons present a key paradigm shift in educational practice. However, little is known about the barriers to implementing physically active lessons. To address this, 31 practising primary teachers (23 = female) from 9 primary schools across West Yorkshire, England, were engaged in focus group interviews. Drawing on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Barriers, Elementary School Teachers
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Hawxwell, L.; O'Shaughnessy, M.; Russell, C.; Shortt, D. – Education 3-13, 2019
This paper presents a review of research focusing on 'Learning Outside the Classroom' (LOtC). We provide a distillation of international research in this field that identifies how future investigations could be focused and move the discipline forward. As a consequence of the breadth of our study, we feel our findings will have applications in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Samuelsson, Johan – Education 3-13, 2019
The development a standard-based curriculum in History can be related to the school reforms where 'performance' are crucial principles. The aim is to analyse pupils' perspectives on the relation between their views on historical knowledge and the national test in History and grading. When the pupils in this study -- directly after taking a…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Pope, Deborah – Education 3-13, 2019
This paper argues that professional discourse relating to subject knowledge for primary teaching is less than coherent in the context of initial teacher training (ITT). This study explored the ways in which the term subject knowledge was conceptualised and interpreted by beginning primary teachers. The research was conducted across two ITT…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy; Kaya, Dudu – Education 3-13, 2019
The present study attempted to extend our knowledge of the role of reading fluency in contributing to reading comprehension among Turkish students in grades 4 through 8. One hundred students at each grade level were administered assessments of reading fluency, word recognition automaticity and prosody, and silent reading comprehension. Word…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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