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Tiwari, Ashwini – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examines Indian teachers' perceptions of corporal punishment (CP), the reasons why CP still persists despite a ban, and the ways in which CP controversy reflects on social climate of the schools. Drawing from literature on custodial views of pupil control and systems theories, this qualitative study primarily uses observations and…
Descriptors: Punishment, Discipline Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Kondakci, Yasar; Zayim, Merve; Beycioglu, Kadir; Sincar, Mehmet; Ugurlu, Celal T – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims at building a theoretical base for continuous change in education and using this base to test the mediating roles of two key contextual variables, knowledge sharing and trust, in the relationship between the distributed leadership perceptions and continuous change behaviours of teachers. Data were collected from 687 public school…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Educational Change, Context Effect
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Burridge, Peter – Educational Studies, 2014
Understanding teachers' pedagogical choice provides a new insight into the influences on student achievement. This paper presents a sociological framework developed from the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Anthony Giddens that identify the complex social interactions which surround teacher's work. The framework examines teachers' potential to act…
Descriptors: Instruction, Selection, Sociology, Models
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Lyle, Sue; Thomas-Williams, Junnine – Educational Studies, 2012
The Philosophy for Children in Schools Project is an ongoing research project to explore the impact of philosophy for children (P4C) on classroom practice. This paper reports on the responses of head teachers, teachers and local educational authority (LA) officers in South Wales, UK, to the initial training programme in Philosophy for Children…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Philosophy, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Gao, Xuesong; Barkhuizen, Gary; Chow, Alice Wai Kwan – Educational Studies, 2011
Teachers are encouraged to enhance professional competence through reflective practice and they are also asked to undertake research to generate evidence for their professional practices. This paper reports on an inquiry into a group of primary school English language teachers' research engagement in the province of Guangdong on the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Chung, I-Fang; Huang, Yi-Cheng – Educational Studies, 2010
In response to the growing needs of proficient English speakers, the Taiwan Ministry of Education officially included English in standard elementary school curriculum since 2001. English courses at elementary level were extended from the fifth grade to the third grade since the fall of 2005. It is significant to examine whether the educational…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Interviews
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Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin – Educational Studies, 2010
The aim of the research was to study the experiences of Portuguese heritage pupils in British schools. The main findings from empirical data suggest Portuguese children are underachieving at the end of primary education but the case study confirms that in good schools Portuguese pupils do well and have made huge improvements over the periods. The…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Educational Change, Teaching Assistants, Students
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Tondeur, Jo; Devos, Geert; van Houtte, Mieke; van Braak, Johan; Valcke, Martin – Educational Studies, 2009
This study builds on the idea that school characteristics affect educational change, such as ICT integration. The goal of this inquiry is to explore both structural school characteristics (i.e. infrastructure, planning and support) and cultural school characteristics (i.e. leadership, goal orientedness and innovativeness) and how they contribute…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Elementary Schools, Educational Change, Technology Integration
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Cotic, Mara; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2009
International studies on the knowledge of mathematics at the generalist-class teaching level have indicated that Slovene students are quite skilled at computations, but have difficulties solving mathematical problems. This finding stimulated us to create a problem-based instruction model. We wanted to find out whether the students in the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students
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Heng, Mary Anne; Marsh, Colin J. – Educational Studies, 2009
What is the nature of middle leadership in primary schools? What are middle leaders' understanding and experiences in leading learning and teaching? Set against the policy context of decentralised centralism in Singapore and an emerging worldwide trend of decentralisation as a means to encourage school-based development and innovation, this study…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Kalin, Jana; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2007
The role of the teacher in the modern school system is increasingly important and complex. A teacher needs a high level of professional knowledge and autonomous decision-making when faced with professional challenges. The curricular reform in Slovenia has encompassed several areas of teachers' professional activities. This paper establishes that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, School Restructuring