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Primary Education

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...Overview The primary education level of the resource is defined according to UNESCO ISCED 2011 classification. According to this definition, primary education usually begins at age 5, 6, or 7, and has a typical duration of six years...

Filling this empty chair

David W. Jardine

Dr. David W. Jardine is a Full Professor of Education at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the author and co-author of seven other books in education, over 80 articles in refereed scholarly journals, and dozens of book chapters. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer Batycky

Jennifer Batycky

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Pedagogy Left in Peace : Cultivating Free Spaces in Teaching and Learning

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...I I [Jennifer] listened to many classes about hermeneutics, and after each class I seemed to be filled with the same feeling of confusion. It was not so much a confusion about what hermeneutics was, but more a perplexed feeling about...

Comparing the Experience of Principals in Different Contexts

New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The idea of leadership is now central in the context of principalship. Over the past two decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of academics, educational bodies, organizations and private individuals that have become...

‘Probably More Than I Bargained For’: A Headteacher in England Reflects on Her First Headship

New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction When we talk of schools in deprived areas there are many different kinds of schools in England that might have that said of them, and yet the contextual background of each may be very different. In many...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Education (Kenya)

Charles Makori Omoke

Charles Makori Omoke is a senior lecturer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Article

...Research on special education needs and disabilities In Kenya, National Policy supports inclusive education consistent with the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). However, educating children with special...

Life in the Principalship during Challenging Times: A New South African Principal’s Perspective

New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Background Frank Joubert Primary School is situated in Schauderville, a suburb of the coastal city of Port-Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The school caters to students in grades 1 through 7. There are 582 students...

The Concept of Attitudes

Brendan Bartram

Brendan Bartram is Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Attitudes to Modern Foreign Language Learning : Insights from Comparative Education

Continuum, 2010

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...The notion of attitudes in language learning rests on a long research tradition, which is matched by an equally broad range of contexts. Different studies have focused on the role of attitudes in first language, second language, (modern...

Motivation and Identity of the Stakeholders: The Case of Hong Kong

Mark Feng Teng

Mark Feng Teng is a language teacher educator with extensive teaching and research experience in China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wang Lixun

Wang Lixun is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Identity, Motivation, and Multilingual Education in Asian Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...After the political transition in 1997, the Hong Kong government adopted the ‘biliterate and trilingual’ policy, aiming to help Hong Kong citizens to become biliterate in written Chinese and English, and trilingual in Cantonese, Putonghua...

A Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century?

Reinventing the Curriculum : New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction The ambition of this book has been to provide an overview and critical analysis of new trends in curriculum policy and practice. We have taken the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) as a ‘case’, and in the first...

One Classroom, Seven Grades and Three Teachers: Challenges Faced by a Novice Headteacher in Tanzania

New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The school context Getting to the rural and remote Mandizini School in the hilly terrain of Mvomero district is no mean achievement. From Dar es Salaam on the eastern shores of the Indian Ocean, we drive north...