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Wedikkarage, Lakshman – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses four narratives told by four teachers teaching science subjects in four different public secondary schools in the district of Gampaha in Sri Lanka. Gampaha is the second most populous district in Sri Lanka, and is known for excellent results in General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) exams which school leavers sit…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Koh, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2014
Why do more than three-quarters of Hong Kong's senior secondary students flock to tutorial centres like moths to light? What is the "magic" that is driving the popularity of the tutorial centre enterprise? Indeed, looking at the ongoing boom of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (there are almost 1,000 of them), it is difficult not to ask…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Role, Marketing, Semiotics
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Jennings, Zellynne – International Review of Education, 2012
Different strategies are being employed worldwide to prepare school-leavers for the world of work. Central to the Reform of Secondary Education (ROSE) in Jamaica in the 1990s was the achievement of goals of access, equity and quality through the implementation of a common curriculum in all schools. Within this reform, Resource and Technology…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Shulruf, Boaz – International Review of Education, 2010
Secondary schools tend to sponsor a large number of extra-curricular activities (ECA) yet little is known about their contribution to students' educational outcomes. This meta-analysis aims to determine what it is about ECA participation that supports positive educational outcomes. Furthermore, this study challenges the theoretical assumptions…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Effect Size
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Samaniego, Concepcion Medrano; Pascual, Alejandra Cortes – International Review of Education, 2007
This study is based on the hypothesis that television contents themselves constitute a source of learning through television narratives. In specific terms, we defend the idea that it is possible to teach and learn values through said narratives. Some of the research dealing with the relationship between television and values is categorized from a…
Descriptors: Television, Relationship, Values, Television Viewing