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Bergqvist, Kerstin – Education Inquiry, 2012
What picture of schoolwork do we obtain if we take a close look at everyday classroom activities and consider what students and teachers do and say about them? This is the basic focus of the study reported here which examines a teaching and learning practice called "own work" ("eget arbete") in the context of primary classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Ngorosho, Damaris; Lahtinen, Ulla – Education Inquiry, 2010
In developing countries, the role of the home environment in children's development of literacy skills is largely unknown. This study examines the relationship in a sample of 75 grade two children from rural eastern Tanzania. It also discusses the role of house building material and domestic facilities, in addition to parents' education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Phonological Awareness, Reading Skills