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Davies, Ruth; Hamilton, Paula – Education 3-13, 2018
The benefit the outdoor environment has for young children's development is widely documented. However, there is less literature outlining practitioners' experiences of assessing learning in the outdoors and factors which impact the level and quality of assessments undertaken. This study, based on a pragmatic mixed methods approach, undertaken in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Evaluation
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2018
Language teachers can uncover new understanding of the teaching and learning process through reflecting on critical incidents [Richard, J.C., and T.S.C. Farrell. 2005. "Professional Development for Language Teachers." New York, NY: Cambridge University Press]. Based on the data analysis of workshop handouts, observation notes, and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Critical Incidents Method, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Dunhill, Ally – Education 3-13, 2018
The purpose of the article is to demonstrate how the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Rights Respecting Schools Award makes positive contributions to children's lives and experiences at school. Within the overall context of education as a right, the Award supports children to learn about their rights and the rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Student Experience, Elementary School Students
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Hodkinson, Alan; Ghajarieh, Amir; Salami, Ali – Education 3-13, 2018
The paper details the findings of a study which focused on the analysis of the cultural representation of disability in school textbooks in Iran and England. The paper argues that whilst inclusive education could facilitate the incorporating of disabled pupils into mainstream schools, there needs to be deeper examination as to how this transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Disabilities, Textbook Content
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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Education 3-13, 2018
ABSTRACT In New Zealand schools, the focus continues to be on improving the reading achievement of all students situated across a range of socio-economic groups. This is particularly so for our young adolescent students, where research investigations have indicated some concerning trends which influence reading development for this age group. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Case Studies
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Edwards-Jones, Andrew; Waite, Sue; Passy, Rowena – Education 3-13, 2018
As the benefits of outdoor learning have become of increasing interest to the education sector, so the importance of understanding and overcoming challenges associated with this pedagogy has gained greater significance. The Natural Connections Demonstration Project recruited primary, secondary, and special schools across south-west England with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Berger, Richard; Zezulkova, Marketa – Education 3-13, 2018
This paper proposes combining theories about, and practices of, using archetypes and adaptation in education for the purposes of multimodal literacy learning. Within such contexts, children of primary school age act as readers, performers and researchers, exploring and analysing existing adaptations of archetypal stories and images across time,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Elementary School Students, Learning Experience
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Duncombe, Rebecca; Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo – Education 3-13, 2018
The low status of the foundation subjects (e.g. Music and Physical Education (PE)) in English primary schools is well documented. Using PE as an illustrative example, a thematic analysis of 51 PE trainee students' assignments, based on their perceptions of a two-week experience in a primary school, highlighted a number of areas of concern (e.g.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers
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Ferguson-Patrick, Kate – Education 3-13, 2018
Cooperative learning (CL) has a strong research base, but it is underutilised. This can be explained by teachers' reluctance to experiment with pedagogies in an environment increasingly focused on high-stakes testing. Early career teachers (ECTs) need support to be innovative practitioners, particularly with such a complex one as CL. The teacher's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Cooperative Learning, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
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Sahin-Sak, Ikbal Tuba; Tantekin-Erden, Feyza; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn – Education 3-13, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe to what extent four preschool teachers in Turkey have developmentally appropriate beliefs and practices related to two dimensions of classroom management. The participants of the study were four female teachers working in Ankara. The data of this study were collected through a demographic information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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De Lisle, Jerome; McMillan-Solomon, Sabrina – Education 3-13, 2017
This study was designed to uncover and evaluate unintended and indirect consequences of using the "Secondary Entrance Assessment" ("SEA") in Trinidad and Tobago for high-stakes selection and placement. A major argument is that the test-taker is central to consequences, both intended and unintended. Data were obtained from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Preadolescents, Student Placement
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Samuelsson, Johan; Wendell, Joakim – Education 3-13, 2017
The topic of this article is how primary school students express ideas about the "origins of the nation." The study is based on texts written by Swedish students aged 12-13 about a historical event well embedded in Swedish national mythology, the rise to power of Swedish "founding father" Gustav Vasa. The analysis is inspired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, European History
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Loerts, Terry; Heydon, Rachel – Education 3-13, 2017
This case study of a grade six classroom literacy curriculum in Ontario, Canada was designed to produce new knowledge of how curricula can promote multimodal literacy learning opportunities for students. With a focus on constraints and enablers, the study found few opportunities for multimodal literacy learning due to standardised assessments, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Literacies, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Browne, Liz; Richard Wong, Kwok-Shing – Education 3-13, 2017
The dominance of Asian communities in international league tables such as those produced by The Program for International Student Assessment, which monitors competence in literacy and numeracy, has resulted in a policy discourse from the English government of failing schools, deficit curricular and ineffective teachers. This in turn has led to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Abendschön, Simone – Education 3-13, 2017
Recent political socialisation research focuses almost exclusively on the orientations of adolescents, even though the literature seems to agree on the assumption that politically relevant orientations and attitudes are acquired much earlier in the life span. This article argues that it is essential to look at the beginning of socialisation if we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Political Socialization, Primary Education
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