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Clark, Ian – Improving Schools, 2014
The central and distinguishing thesis of social and cultural perspectives on outcome equity is that public school classrooms are culturally biased environments. Such environments disaffect children who arrive at school from the economic or cultural margin. The "formative learning environment" (FoLE) establishes and sustains legitimate…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools
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McKinney, Stephen – Improving Schools, 2014
Child poverty is a global issue that affects around half the children in the world; it is inextricably bound to the poverty experienced by their parents and families and has been identified by the United Nations as a human rights issue. Child poverty can be a barrier to children and young people accessing school education or achieving any form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Access to Education, Correlation
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Beckett, Lori; Wrigley, Terry – Improving Schools, 2014
This article presents a model of teacher research supported by academic partners to develop a better understanding of the barriers to education faced by young people growing up in poverty. It critiques politicians' demands for teachers to "close the gap" for ignoring the cumulative intergenerational effects of deprivation. The authors…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Barriers
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de Botton, Lena; Girbés, Sandra; Ruiz, Laura; Tellado, Itxaso – Improving Schools, 2014
This article analyses a case study on Moroccan mothers' involvement in the Dialogic Literary Gathering (DLG) in an urban primary school in Catalonia (Spain). DLG is a dialogic learning environment that improves reading skills and communicative abilities and promotes school-community links. This activity has been identified in previous European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Mothers, Family Involvement
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Ivinson, Gabrielle – Improving Schools, 2014
This article explores poverty from the perspective of the intergenerational transmission. That is, it suggests that communities, and specifically a post-industrial community in South Wales, had developed coping strategies to manage the precarious character of employment associated with the mining and steel industries. These post-industrial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Working Class
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Frelin, Anneli; Grannäs, Jan – Improving Schools, 2014
This article introduces a theoretical framework for studying school improvement processes such as making school environments safer. Using concepts from spatial theory, in which distinctions between mental, social and physical space are applied makes for a multidimensional analysis of processes of change. In a multilevel case study, these were…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Safety, School Space, Personal Space
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Kitiashvili, Anastasia – Improving Schools, 2014
The aim of this article is to study teachers' attitudes toward assessment of students' learning and their assessment practices in Georgia's general educational institutions. Georgia is a country in the South Caucasus with a population of 4.5 million people, with 2300 general educational institutions and about 559,400 students. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Szczesiul, Stacy; Huizenga, Jessica – Improving Schools, 2014
Based on qualitative data collected over a 6-month period, this article examines how teachers' experiences of principal leadership practice influence their capacity to engage in meaningful collegial interactions during structured collaboration. Similar to previous studies, our findings confirm the limitations of leadership that relies primarily on…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Principals, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
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Woolner, Pamela; Clark, Jill; Laing, Karen; Thomas, Ulrike; Tiplady, Lucy – Improving Schools, 2014
This article considers a school community initiating change in pedagogical practices to complement new-build premises in the context of demands for school improvement, but constraints on autonomy. We investigate how school leaders planned the change towards enquiry-based learning in flexible spaces, and how teaching staff prepared for the coming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Finlayson, Maureen – Improving Schools, 2014
In today's educational systems, students of all levels of education experience math anxiety. Furthermore, math anxiety is frequently linked to poor achievement in mathematics. The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of math anxiety and to explore strategies which pre-service teachers have identified to overcome math anxiety. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Preservice Teachers
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Caputo, Andrea; Rastelli, Valentina – Improving Schools, 2014
This study provides preliminary evidence from an Italian in-service training program addressed to lower secondary school teachers which supports school improvement plans (SIPs). It aims at exploring the association between characteristics/contents of SIPs and student improvement in math achievement. Pre-post standardized tests and text analysis of…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Improvement, Secondary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Tucker, Stan; Trotman, Dave; Rusu, Horatiu; Mara, Daniel – Improving Schools, 2014
This article examines processes of educational reform and change in a post-Communist Eastern European country. Focusing on the experiences and challenges facing one geographical community in Sibiu County, Romania, an attempt is made to understand some of the macro and micro factors, influences and external policy drivers, shaping the organization…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Inglis, Gillian H. – Improving Schools, 2014
As curricular development in Scotland espoused the importance of pupil participation, the extent to which this has been embedded across teachers' pedagogy into assessment and reporting practices warranted investigation. This article reports a mixed-methods study with parents, pupils and teachers from three Scottish primary schools that examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Elementary School Students
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Abery, Elizabeth; Drummond, Claire – Improving Schools, 2014
Primary schools are identified as being in a primary position to offer nutrition education. Moreover, primary schools can offer an environment which is conducive to the promotion of healthy eating while influencing eating behaviours of children to benefit their health, well-being and academic development and performance. School canteens are one…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Program Implementation, Nutrition, Elementary Education
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Kwon, Samuel M.; Wardrip, Peter S.; Gomez, Louis M. – Improving Schools, 2014
This article examines the use of interdisciplinary project co-design, as a mechanism for increasing the capacity of a school and promoting the growth of teachers' professional practice in an urban high school setting. Changing teaching practices and the professional culture within a school can be extremely difficult. Simply providing resources…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Capacity Building, Urban Schools, High Schools
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