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Lepareur, Céline; Grangeat, Michel – Education Inquiry, 2018
Developing inquiry-based science teaching (I.B.S.T.) methods in lower secondary schools challenges many schools and educational bodies. The paper addresses the influence of teacher collaboration on science teachers' approaches and practices regarding I.B.S.T. The research emphasises three case studies: two science teachers, one expert and one new…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Ibrahim, Nayr – Education Inquiry, 2016
Where adults go, children follow. The reality of a globalized, interconnected world, characterised by the mobility of people, goods and knowledge, across physical and virtual spaces and time, has had a significant impact on children's early experiences of language, literacy and identity. Children are not peripheral to, but constitute an integral…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Languages, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Grangeat, Michel – Education Inquiry, 2016
Inquiry-based science teaching (IBST) is promoted without any clear definition of the teaching strategies that are expected. The paper portrays the variety of the nature and development of teacher professional knowledge and practice regarding inquiry-based science teaching. It proposes and tests a model built upon six dimensions that represent the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cornu, Bernard – Education Inquiry, 2015
During the last 30 years, there have been several major reforms of teacher education in France. The role of universities in teacher education, the acquisition of professional competencies, as well as the articulation between academic courses and practice in schools, have all been questioned. These reforms have led to lots of debates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, College Role, Educational Change
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Schnell, Philipp; Keskiner, Elif; Crul, Maurice – Education Inquiry, 2013
By drawing on comparative analyses of successful second-generation Turks from disadvantaged family backgrounds in France and the Netherlands, this article examines pathways and mechanisms that lead to educational success against the backdrop of structural and familial disadvantages. We foreground the experiences and practices of successful…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Immigrants
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Pons, Xavier – Education Inquiry, 2012
Based on a comparison of school external evaluation processes in three countries (England, France and Switzerland), this article questions the possible quality turn in the governance of European educational systems. Using materials collected through qualitative methods (91 interviews, surveys of literature and observations) during a sociological…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Policy