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Baharav, Hadar; Newman, Elizabeth – Improving Schools, 2019
Using an inquiry-based approach to address the challenge of improving schools provides opportunities for informed decision making and carries great promise for return on investment. Taking a collaborative approach toward improvement can be complex, yet also rewarding because of the opportunity to leverage the knowledge and capacity of multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Cooperation, Inquiry, Educational Research
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Zulfiqar, Asma; Syed, Faiza Rahman; Latif, Fatima Farida – Improving Schools, 2019
This article aims to explore the concept of student well-being and how it can be introduced and integrated within Pakistan's educational structure. The basis of the discussion is built around the need for having a student well-being model for schools in Pakistan. For the purpose of the study, the information is gathered inductively through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Welfare
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Heineke, Amy; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Cohen, Sarah; Davin, Kristin – Improving Schools, 2018
Across the globe, schools serve students from increasingly diverse backgrounds, including those still learning the dominant language. But schools have struggled to maintain pace with the changing population, resulting in a lack of prepared teachers and subsequent gaps in student achievement. In this article, we share a theoretically grounded and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Apprenticeships, Models, Second Language Learning
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Bremm, Nina; Racherbäumer, Kathrin – Improving Schools, 2018
Drawing upon a broad concept of inclusion, the first section of this article is dedicated to a critical discussion of the principle of "equal opportunities," which currently dominates the social justice discourse in Germany. Specifically, this section examines how far this principle, which focuses on the role of the individual in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Talent
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Nordholm, Daniel; Liljenberg, Mette – Improving Schools, 2018
This article focuses on the interplay between the concepts of 'educational infrastructure' and 'organisational memory'. Using data from collaboration between a Swedish university and a local municipality, the article draws attention to the interplay between three nation-wide improvement programmes and their educational infrastructures, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Municipalities, Educational Improvement
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Sampaio, Marta; Leite, Carlinda – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents a study that aimed to understand the contributions of self-evaluation (SE) processes towards the development of curricular and social justice and educational improvement. The study focuses on data collected from the schools' external evaluation (SEE) process and from the TEIP programme (Educational Territories of Priority…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Justice, Intervention
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Ness, Daniel; Farenga, Stephen J.; Shah, Vishal; Garofalo, Salvatore G. – Improving Schools, 2016
Appeals to reform science education by policy makers are not new phenomena. To be sure, while science reform efforts have been ongoing occurrences for nearly six decades, perpetual educational reform efforts as a whole have been evolving and gaining momentum in number for more than a century. The general motivation for continual reform appears to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Menzies, Victoria; Wiggins, Andy – Improving Schools, 2016
Project-based learning (PBL) is an active student-centred form of instruction which is characterised by students' autonomy, constructive investigations, goal-setting, collaboration, communication and reflection within real-world practices. It has been explored in various contexts and in different phases of schooling, from primary to higher…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Literature Reviews, Quasiexperimental Design
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Tran, Yune – Improving Schools, 2014
One instrumental step in promoting overall children's academic success across the trajectory of early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary grades is purposefully establishing positive linkages for families and schools through a shared partnership. By facilitating an ongoing collaborative approach to sustain family engagement practices…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Success, Academic Achievement
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Clark, Ian – Improving Schools, 2014
The central and distinguishing thesis of social and cultural perspectives on outcome equity is that public school classrooms are culturally biased environments. Such environments disaffect children who arrive at school from the economic or cultural margin. The "formative learning environment" (FoLE) establishes and sustains legitimate…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools
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McKinney, Stephen – Improving Schools, 2014
Child poverty is a global issue that affects around half the children in the world; it is inextricably bound to the poverty experienced by their parents and families and has been identified by the United Nations as a human rights issue. Child poverty can be a barrier to children and young people accessing school education or achieving any form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Access to Education, Correlation
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O'Neill, Shirley; Geoghegan, Deborah; Petersen, Shauna – Improving Schools, 2013
Recent shifts in the conceptualization of effective literacy teaching have focused on the need for teachers to make teaching explicit (Edwards-Groves, 2010; Purcell-Gates, Duke, & Martineau, 2007; Rosenshine, 1986) or in Hattie's (2005) terms, learning "visible". Research has shown that the analysis of classroom interactive…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Classroom Communication, Concept Mapping, Teacher Effectiveness
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Coffey, Anne – Improving Schools, 2013
Although change can be considered an inevitable part of life, the process itself can be both challenging and confronting. This is no less the case than for early adolescents as they negotiate the transition from primary to secondary school. Whilst this transition can be considered a regular part of the formal school experience, it can represent a…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education), Early Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education
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Abawi, Lindy – Improving Schools, 2013
Recent research has produced evidence to suggest a strong reciprocal link between school context-specific language constructions that reflect a school's vision and schoolwide pedagogy, and the way that meaning making occurs, and a school's culture is characterized. This research was conducted within three diverse settings: one school in the Sydney…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, School Culture
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Abawi, Lindy – Improving Schools, 2013
Using metaphor to clarify pedagogical understanding and to anchor teacher beliefs and knowledge to meaningful contextualized mental maps can have powerful consequences in schools. Frequent changes in school staff and clientele present schools with the challenge of how to share culturally specific messages quickly and effectively to those new to…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Academic Achievement
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