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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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Kirk, Chris Michael; Lewis, Rhonda K.; Scott, Angela; Wren, Denise; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q. – Educational Studies, 2012
Over the past three decades, more and more students are expressing a desire to attend college, yet for many members of disenfranchised groups, this goal is often not attained. While many factors contribute to these disparities, research has shown that students begin adjusting their expectations (what they think they can achieve) for the future in…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Motivation, Student Attitudes, Grade 8
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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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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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Cheung, C. K. – Educational Studies, 2005
In this age of new media, children are exposed to media messages at an early age. What can we do when the mass media exert such a great influence on children? One proposal has been for the introduction of a new school subject: media education. Though media education has not been part of the official curriculum in Hong Kong, some schools, both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change, Journalism Education
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Stables, Andrew; Wikeley, Felicity – Educational Studies, 1997
Repeats a mid-1980s project as part of the Economic and Social Research Council project, "Pupil's Approaches to Subject Option Choices," allowing comparison of approaches before and after the National Curriculum implementation. Shows across-time and between-school differences in subject preference, but little instability in perceptions…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Foster, Rob – Educational Studies, 2000
Outlines recent reforms of initial teacher training in France aimed at emphasising classroom practice issues, such as teaching/learning strategies and motivating reluctant students. Examines the perceptions of some French trainee teachers, including how prepared they felt and the support they received while on placement. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Roberts, Peter – Educational Studies, 1994
Relates that, in the past two decades, Paulo Friere's philosophy has gained adherents in Brazil and several other nations. Reviews Friere's methods of adult literacy education and identifies serious criticisms. Argues that, while the Freirean system is nondialogical and impositional, his literacy efforts were ultimately worthwhile. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Change, Educational History