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Murillo, F. Javier; Martinez-Garrido, Cynthia – International Review of Education, 2014
This paper explores teachers' habits (1) in terms of setting homework for their students and (2) in terms of building on homework in the classroom. Based on data collected in UNESCO's Second Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (SERCE), the sample size of this analysis is about 200,000 Primary Grade 3 and 6 students in 16 Latin American…
Descriptors: Homework, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Collado, Mariangeles De La Caba; Atxurra, Rafael Lopez – International Review of Education, 2005
The present contribution analyses how Spanish textbooks deal with activities requiring primary-school pupils to work in groups. The sample comprised 24 social science, natural science and technology textbooks written for primary school children (6?12 years old). Having coded the information, the authors followed a two-fold methodology geared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
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Mukudi, Edith – International Review of Education, 2004
What happens when a government cannot meet its obligation to provide universal primary education and enhance the quality of education for all of its citizens? The present study examines the interactions among stakeholders in the user-fee policy in primary education in Kenya. It seeks to show how this policy has affected attendance rates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Private Education, Educational Policy