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Courtney, Jean – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
This article describes in some detail aspects of the Student Voice initiative funded and championed by Ontario's Ministry of Education since 2008. The project enables thousands of students to make their voices heard in meaningful ways and to participate in student-led research. Some students from grades 7 to 12 become members of the Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Advisory Committees, Educational Administration
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Titcombe, Roger – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
In October 2010 Perry Beeches school, an 11-16 Local Authority controlled community comprehensive in Birmingham, was widely featured in the national media as the "most improved school in the UK"--Ever. Some of the ways in which this was achieved are explored. Whether the changes undergone by this school reflect a pattern that has become…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Price, David – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
The author discusses the Learning Futures programme, a partnership set up between the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Innovation Unit. The two organisations had previously worked together on the Musical Futures project that had involved radical new approaches to teaching and learning in secondary school music. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Curriculum Development, Learner Engagement
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Yarker, Patrick – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2006
The content of many school lessons is increasingly determined by the requirement to "cover" what is laid down in England's National Curriculum. In this situation transmission or "delivery" models of teaching all too often become the norm. This article records aspects of a very different kind of teaching and learning, and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods