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Lievore, Caroline; Pilatti, Luiz Alberto; Teixeira, João Alberto Sobrinho – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
The primary objective of this study is to compare the conceptualized model versus the actual implementation of the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR) in Brazil and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) in Portugal, from its creations to the present day, in the institutional and pedagogical field. The two organizations focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Technical Institutes, Models
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Johnson, Robert C.; Tweedie, M. Gregory – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
It has been widely asserted that general English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in postsecondary education has a limited future, given both the benefits of discipline-specific EAP, and the widespread use by universities of international standardized assessments for proof of English language proficiency (such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc.). The extra…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Fontenelle-Tereshchuk, Daniela – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone, especially elementary school-aged children who might be too young to fully understand the sudden changes in familiar social norms as well as the unprecedented pandemic-induced educational context. This article is based on a case study that explores the perspective of the experiences of ten parents of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemics
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McGeown Plant, A.; Donlevy, J. Kent – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
Compulsory school attendance policies establish a school entry age and a school leaving age for students. In 1916, the Province of Manitoba introduced a compulsory attendance law that mandated students attend school from the age of 7 to the age of 14. Fifty years later, further amendments were made to the school leaving age, but the school entry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, School Entrance Age, Educational Legislation
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Wagner, Paul A. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
With mathematics education dominated by practices of standardized test alignment, the quest for mathematical understanding is adrift despite so much talk about the importance of STEM subject matters. To add to the confusion there has long been worries among educators about any curricular programs or instructional practices that can be labeled…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Standardized Tests, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Sedibe, Mabatho; Hendricks, Nellie Gloria Patricia – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
The study explored the experiences of adolescent learners regarding drug abuse in previously disadvantaged townships in South Africa. A phenomenological research paradigm was employed, and an inductive research approach was implemented. The study followed a qualitative research design focusing on interviews and document analysis as data collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Secondary School Students
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Amery, Erica – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
This research intends to add to the literature on the topic of challenges faced in fostering intercultural competencies (ICs) in Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs. This single qualitative case study explores the challenges associated with fostering ICs. Semi-structured interviews with the program administrators, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Barriers, Cultural Awareness
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Syeed, Esa – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
For the first time since 1968, local education authorities in Washington, D.C. embarked on a contentious process of engaging communities as part of a comprehensive revision of the city's student assignment and school boundary policies in 2013. Despite the potentially divisive nature of the issue, public deliberation went beyond re-drawing school…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Districts, School Community Relationship, Student Placement
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Martínez, Davíd G. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
The search for equitable educational opportunities has lead school finance reformers toward solutions conceptualized largely through distributive social justice. Inhibiting justice in this manner produces discouraging localized results despite continued educational funding policy reform. This article expands school finance literature by critically…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
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Fontenelle-Tereshchuk, Daniela – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis forced schools to temporarily close from March 2020 to June 2020, producing unpredictable changes in instructional contexts and patterns. A new concept of 'homeschooling' emerged which required parents to support the implementation of the curriculum through remote learning. This article is based on a case study focusing on the…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Parents as Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship
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Scarfe, Adam C. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
This essay sheds light on the "father of epigenetics," Conrad Hal Waddington's (1905-1975) tacit critique of one of the most prominent biologists of the twentieth century, Julian Huxley's (1887-1975) theses concerning the evolutionary meaning and importance of learning and education for the human species. This topic has great…
Descriptors: Ethics, Evolution, Learning, Education
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Magableh, Ibrahim Suleiman Ibrahim; Abdullah, Amelia – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
This explanatory sequential quasi-experimental study investigated the impact of differentiated instruction on reading comprehension attainment in mixed-ability classrooms. Fifty-four tenth grade students from two classes in two different schools took part in the study. They were randomly distributed into an experimental group (n = 27) and control…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Reading Comprehension, High School Students
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Hastings, Kathryn; Trexler, Megan – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
In this essay, we reinterpret critical literacy through our engagement with structured word inquiry (SWI). By reflecting upon our experiences within a literacy practicum for educators earning their reading specialist certification, we demonstrate how SWI can provide students and educators with opportunities to transcend the limitations of a scope…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Power Structure
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Corni, Federico; Fuchs, Hans U. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
This is the second of two papers on a novel physical science course for student teachers that develops and uses an imaginative approach to Primary Physical Science Education. General philosophical, cognitive, developmental, and scientific issues have been presented in the first paper; here, we briefly recapitulate the most important aspects. In…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Physical Sciences, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hepburn, Lorna; Poed, Shiralee – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2021
Positive behaviour for learning (PBL) was introduced to the state education sector in Queensland in the early 2000s in an effort to move schools away from use of punitive disciplinary practices towards a positive and supportive approach to student behaviour. Although around half of state schools in Queensland have received training to implement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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