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Fourie, J.; Sedibe, M.; Muller, M. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
South Africa's education system has been characterized by various curriculum changes since 1997 given that basic education is a priority of this government and policies have specifically been aimed at improving the overall standard of education in the country. Despite these curriculum changes, the findings of tests such as the Progress in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Intervention, Low Achievement
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Nzahabwanayo, Sylvestre – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
While the academic literature is replete with affirming that 'values-explicit' citizenship education programs are biased and indoctrinatory, there is scant attention to substantiate this claim. The present paper fills this gap; it investigates the values education notion informing "Itorero," a non-formal citizenship education platform…
Descriptors: Values Education, High School Graduates, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
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Ward, Jason K.; Comer, Unoma; Stone, Suki – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
This article presents the use of the qualitative research method and the challenges that this form of research imposes along with the increasingly systematic reluctance experienced by doctoral students and their chairs. Increasingly, doctoral students are opting for the qualitative approach over that of the traditional quantitative methodology.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Graduate Students, Student Research, Data Collection
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Cavicchi, Elizabeth Mary – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
An equal-armed balance at equilibrium--the bar is horizontal--tips into disequilibrium upon displacing a weight. Equilibrium is restored by reversing that move--putting the weight back where it was, or doing the same on the other side. Piaget adopted the idea of equilibration to describe how the intellect, in relating to the world, develops.…
Descriptors: Piagetian Theory, Educational Theories, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Yang, Yan – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
My childhood experience in school was fragmented from my out of school experience where I lived in rural China. School subject matters were reduced to bits and pieces. I excelled in this artificial symbolic world. Progressing from preschool to graduate school, I trained to teach in that world, and gained the opportunity to study at Harvard. My…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Learner Engagement, Astronomy, Science Process Skills
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Schneier, Lisa – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
Originally written 30 years ago, this paper is an analysis of the central challenge of schooling--that of engaging fully the powers of students' minds in classroom learning. This challenge maintains its relevance today. The work of engaging what John Dewey referred to as students' "inner attention" becomes the focus of an investigation…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Attention, Teaching Methods, Research Methodology
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Rubin, James – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
The popular attraction of Donald Trump has been a conundrum for many educators who have tried to understand the rationale behind his support. This article presents a philosophical argument for what this implies for curriculum design and the intellectual temperament of the populace. There has been much written about the purpose of education to…
Descriptors: Presidents, Politics of Education, Curriculum Design, Role of Education
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Maxwell, Bruce – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
When teachers pursue an artistic career parallel to teaching, a potential for conflict arises between the subjects they explore creatively and public expectations regarding the teacher's role as a model of morality. This paper offers a critical analysis of these expectations as articulated in the landmark legal case "Shewan." The paper…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Rights, Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech
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Andersson, Joacim; Risberg, Jonas – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
The article draws on body pedagogics and considers that teaching and learning experiences and outcomes are directly related to the different characteristics of movement behaviour. In this article movement behaviour specifically centres on a sloyd (handicraft education) teacher's walk through the classroom. The analysis illuminate the specific…
Descriptors: Human Body, Educational Philosophy, Learning Theories, Behavior Patterns
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Tveit, Anne Dorthe – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
The aim of the study is to elaborate on factors that contribute to negotiated descriptions of the pupils' social and academic achievements and future plans in parent-teacher meetings. This is discussed according to Habermas' theoretical framework. The methodological approach comprises case-study; using focus-group interview, and the data material…
Descriptors: Social Development, Academic Achievement, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Meetings
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Bleakley, Paul; Bleakley, Cindy – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
Schools are an important part of any community, and are increasingly considered responsible for the social education of young people as much as their academic instruction. In doing so, many schools have adopted a 'zero tolerance' response to student conduct that involves harsh penalties for minor infractions. At the heart of this zero tolerance…
Descriptors: Police, School Safety, Zero Tolerance Policy, Law Enforcement
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Takaya, Keiichi – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
Caroline Pratt, the founder of the City and Country School, is one of the few educators who tried to work out a program that would engage and develop students' imaginations. Along with other progressive educators, however, she has been criticized for her child-centeredness, that is, valuing children's spontaneity at the expense of planning and…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Curriculum, Student Centered Learning, Imagination
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Jackson, Liz; Bingham, Charles – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
That happiness leads to lack of harm and suffering, representing both a good and a means to good, is promoted, for example, by educational philosophers such as Nel Noddings. But happiness should not be seen as an unproblematic goal, for education or otherwise. In this article, we critically investigate the importance of happiness in the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Psychology
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Jin, Qingna; Kim, Mijung – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study that employed metacognitive and sociocultural theoretical frameworks to examine students' metacognitive regulation in a collaborative problem-solving context. Specifically, we attempted to understand how elementary students' (5th and 6th graders) metacognitive regulation could be activated when students worked…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Social Theories, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving
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Zeidán-Chuliá, Fares; Argou-Cardozo, Isadora – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
The term "polymath" refers to a person whose expertise approaches different subject areas, to rely on complex packages of knowledge for solving problems. Famous polymaths from history include Galileo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, and Albert Einstein; individuals that have impacted science, arts, humanities, and our society for…
Descriptors: Nature Nurture Controversy, Genetics, Mathematics Skills, Expertise
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