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Engels, Nadine; Hotton, Gwendoline; Devos, Geert; Bouckenooghe, Dave; Aelterman, Antonia – Educational Studies, 2008
This study focuses on the profile of principals who seem to be able to shape the school culture to best encourage teaching and learning. Data from a representative sample of primary schools (N = 46) were collected through questionnaires for principals and for teachers (N = 700) and semi-structured interviews with the principals. Functioning,…
Descriptors: School Culture, Time Management, Transformational Leadership, Principals
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Sari, Hakan – Educational Studies, 2004
This study explores issues of burnout and job satisfaction among special school headteachers and teachers in Turkey. The purpose of the study is to determine whether there is a difference between headteachers' and teachers' burnout and job satisfaction in terms of work status, gender and work experiences, and to analyse the factors effecting their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout, Principals
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Richmond, Jeremy – Educational Studies, 1992
Contends that school size is an increasingly important factor in discussions concerning school effectiveness. Clarifies the current usage of the term "small secondary school" so that research can be conducted. Concludes that curriculum reform requirements will have an impact on determining effectiveness of education in small secondary…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Effective Schools Research
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Burwood, Les R. V. – Educational Studies, 1992
Reviews and interprets evidence that demonstrates underachievement in working class children. Argues that any success with improving effectiveness of these students is determined by classroom teachers. Concludes that continuous efforts must be made to reduce the gap between everyday experience and classroom experience. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, British National Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Lunt, Neil; And Others – Educational Studies, 1993
Maintains that education is very important in the philosophy of Britain's New Right political movement. Analyzes the New Right's ideas and values that have influenced the Conservative Party's policies toward preservice teacher education. Argues that teacher education policies should not be seen in isolation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
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Carrington, Bruce; Short, Geoffrey – Educational Studies, 1993
Contends that, since the mid-1980s, many British schools in predominantly white areas have taken active steps to counter racism and ethnocentrism. Examines the ethical issues of researching such initiatives at the primary school level. Looks at curriculum development work in antiracist and multicultural education in "all white" schools.…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cultural Images, Curriculum Development, Educational Research
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Warham, Sylvia – Educational Studies, 1993
Discusses the gap between teaching theory and practice in the context of teacher education reform. Argues that radical reforms without an understanding of current issues and problems are a mistake. Concludes that a teaching competency model that situates teaching in its social context would be more appropriate. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Newton, Douglas P. – Educational Studies, 1995
Maintains that pictures are one constant aspect of children's books. Reviews research on whether pictures hinder or facilitate the development of reading skills in young children. Provides suggestions on when and where pictures might provide instructional support. (CFR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education
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Croll, Paul; Moses, Diana – Educational Studies, 1990
Interviews 50 primary school head teachers, 304 primary teachers, and 223 secondary department heads in England and Wales to evaluate the National Curriculum's impact. Reveals primary personnel's concern for increased assessment and recordkeeping and secondary heads' concern over language and science instruction. Discovers anxiety over curricular…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Copeland, Ian C. – Educational Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of educational policies toward special needs students presented in 60 British secondary school brochures or prospectuses. Analyzes the brochures in terms of production quality and content. Finds that these brochures omit references to special needs students more than elementary school brochures do. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Hyland, Terry – Educational Studies, 1994
Describes the controversy about the role and activities of the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (England). Discusses the primary weaknesses of the council and its competency-based education and training strategies. Suggests that the only solution may be to abolish the present system of academic and vocational qualifications. (CFR)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Merrett, Frank; Jones, Linda – Educational Studies, 1994
Reports on a study about the general rule structures in 24 British primary schools and the systems of sanctions and rewards used to maintain them. Finds that all primary school teachers were considered responsible for rules being kept and that primary schools use fewer sanctions when rules are broken. (CFR)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Standards, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy
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Colley, Ann; And Others – Educational Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of school subject preference among 566 male and 567 female students in both single-sex and coeducational British secondary schools. Finds an effect of school type for younger students only. Also finds clear effects of gender with higher rankings given to mathematics and science by boys and to art by girls. (CFR)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Course Selection (Students), Females, Foreign Countries
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Veenman, Simon; And Others – Educational Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 350 student teachers and the use of a preservice training course on effective instruction. Findings indicate that student teachers who used the recommended instructional methods elicited more student engagement and were rated higher by student teaching supervisors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Boulton, Michael J. – Educational Studies, 1993
Reports on three studies of playground fighting among elementary and middle school age students in Great Britain. Finds that the most common cause of fights were disputes over some aspect of a rule-governed game; teasing; retaliation to an accidental injury; and, to a lesser extent, disputes over space. (CFR)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Conflict, Foreign Countries
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