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Kliziene, Irina; Cibulskas, Gintautas; Ambrase, Nida; Cizauskas, Ginas – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
Background: The World Health Organization recommends that children should participate in sufficient PA by engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 min daily per week. Schools are important settings for the promotion of children's physical activity. Through commuting, break times, and physical education lessons they…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Grade 1
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Yarovaya, Yelena B. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2015
The article examines the standardization of primary education as one of the development trends of the British school at the present moment in the context of improving its efficiency and quality. It analyses the positive results of the standard-based reforms (modernization of primary education content, improvement of younger students' outcomes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Academic Standards, National Standards
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Sahin, B. Ece; Dostoglu, Neslihan – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2014
Physical qualifications of group rooms are highly important in terms of child development during preschool education. First of all, the required space should be provided in order to create ideal conditions in a group room. The standards of the required space for a child in group rooms vary among countries. It is stated that in Turkey minimum 1.5…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Interviews
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Saygili, Gizem – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013
Problem Statement: Moving schooling age to an earlier time as a result of the transition to the practice of 12-year non-continuous compulsory education in 2012-2013 academic year has brought the discussions on whether students' readiness is sufficient or not. However, the teachers' readiness is also an issue as important as a student's readiness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Games