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Zhang, Haiyan; Yin, Jianjun; Wang, Liusheng – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored K-3 elementary schools teachers' perceptions towards impacts of Common Core State Standards on early childhood education. A total of 54 teachers completed a questionnaire in which they were asked to rate the 9 questions related to their background, and then the extent to which they agree with 20 statements. The results showed…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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Stolz, Steven A.; Ozolinš, Janis T. – Educational Studies, 2018
The use of narrative -- in this case a fictional dialogue -- has been a time-honoured way of exploring ideas and most importantly indispensable for learning, at least since the time of the Sophists. Indeed, the dialogues of Plato exemplify this thesis because the qualities and characteristics of philosophy and philosophising are revealed through…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, Educational Research, Narration
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Ben-Peretz, Miriam; Craig, Cheryl J. – Educational Studies, 2018
This curriculum inquiry explores scholarly influence by examining how Joseph J. Schwab's ideas travelled over time and how his research was disseminated. The study begins with Schwab's biography and a literature review, followed by descriptions of the research method and sources of evidence. Data analysis centre on (1) The influence of Schwab's…
Descriptors: Biographies, Scholarship, Curriculum, Educational Research
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Attwood, Gaynor; Croll, Paul – Educational Studies, 2015
The paper considers two problematic aspects of the lives of young people: the long-standing issues of truancy from school and more recent concerns about the extent of mental well-being. It uses data from a large-scale survey, the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE). LSYPE provides a very large sample which allows for robust…
Descriptors: Truancy, Well Being, Questionnaires, Unemployment
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Carroll, H. C. M. – Educational Studies, 2015
From a review of the literature, it is concluded that (i) each form of pupil absenteeism relates to a heterogeneous group of children; (ii) because of such heterogeneity, those who are involved in assessment and intervention in relation to pupil absenteeism are faced with a demanding task; (iii) as a consequence of their education and training,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Intervention
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Mulryan-Kyne, Catherine – Educational Studies, 2014
The school playground experience is an inevitable part of school life for primary school children. For most children, the experience is a positive and enjoyable one that contributes to their physical and social well-being and has been associated with enhanced attention and learning in the classroom. For some children, however, the playground can…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Playgrounds, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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MacAllister, James – Educational Studies, 2014
This paper considers different conceptualisations of school discipline within both UK education policy and wider educational and philosophical literature. Initially, it is noted that notions of "behaviour management" dominate discourses about school discipline. It is suggested that this is unhelpful as behaviour management skills are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Educational Studies, 2014
The paper focuses on the possibilities for physical education as an effective policy conduit and constructive contributor to the type of life-affirming values which are widely endorsed. After a critical review of recent well-being theorising, ideas on how values central to physical education and well-being could be coherently conceptualised are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Values, Well Being
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van Oord, Lodewijk – Educational Studies, 2013
This article analyses elements of moral education in the educational programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Particular reference is made to the IB learner profile, a list of 10 virtues which, the IB claims, are fostered through its educational programmes. This approach is evaluated in the light of existing ideas concerning…
Descriptors: Moral Issues, Ethical Instruction, Values Education, Institutional Mission
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Walker, Martyn – Educational Studies, 2013
Historians and educationalists have often assumed that working-class adult education emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century with the introduction of state-funded technical colleges. This was not the case. In 1823, the Glasgow Mechanics' Institute was opened and within a few years similar institutions were being established across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Adult Education, Program Effectiveness
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Wilkins, Stephen; Shams, Farshid; Huisman, Jeroen – Educational Studies, 2013
Recent changes in the English tuition fee policies have spurred a debate on the impacts on student choices for higher education. Expectations range from a sharp decrease in participation in higher education to relatively little change in student demand. We surveyed 1549 year 12 sixth-form students from four institutions spread geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fees, Tuition, College Choice
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Stoten, David William – Educational Studies, 2013
During 2009-2012, one Sixth Form College (SFC) introduced Building Learning Power (BLP) as a new philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. This short paper sets out to explain why and how BLP was introduced, and discusses how effective this process has been.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Tipping, Alan – Educational Studies, 2013
On taking power the coalition government embarked on what many commentators believe is a radical programme of public policy reform. Under Michael Gove, education policy has become totemic to those arguing that Britain's classrooms are mired in academic mediocrity and behavioural failure. One policy response by the government has been to propose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Veterans, Teacher Recruitment
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Depaepe, Fien; De Corte, Erik; Verschaffel, Lieven – Educational Studies, 2012
The article deals with the way in which authority was established and interpreted by teachers and students in two Flemish sixth-grade mathematics classrooms. Problem-solving lessons during a seven-month observation period were analysed regarding three aspects of teacher-student interactions that explicitly or implicitly reflect who bears…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Mathematics
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