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...In recent times a perceived need has emerged to re-engage citizens locally, nationally and globally in social and political activity. Between the national and the global lies the European sphere, and ‘education for citizenship...

Raising Awareness of Europe in Classroom and Community: a Scottish initiative

Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...In Scotland an interesting initiative established nearly 20 years ago has been developing nationally, especially in recent years, thanks to the work of the Scottish European Educational Trust. The principal aim is to increase awareness...

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

Michael Cowie

Michael Cowie is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A former headteacher, Michael was previously Co-Director of the Masters Programme in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the North of Scotland Headteacher Preparation Consortium, a partnership involving the universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and nine education authorities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

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...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...

Classics and Twenty-First-Century Skills

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Arlene Holmes-Henderson is the postdoctoral researcher for the Classics in Communities project in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. Arlene has a wealth of professional experience from the classroom, having taught Classics in both Scotland and England for more than a decade. She has conducted comparative educational research in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and now provides expert advice to a number of international governments and qualification organisations in the field of language education policy. In addition to researching Classics education, she provides teacher training in schools around the world Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This chapter explores the relationship between Classics and twenty-first-century skills. The first section focuses on the cultivation of skills through the study of Classics in schools. Literacy, communication skills and critical thinking...

Post-War Perspectives: what Europe meant for education then, what it means for us now

John Sayer

John Sayer is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Department of Education, UK, and Trustee of the English Trust for European Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...Introduction This chapter recalls the background, spirit and intentions of key stages in the post-war movements Churchill called ‘Europeanism’ Address to Council of Europe opening assembly, 17 August 1949...

Foreign Language Assistants in Schools: making sure of the future

Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...There are more than six billion language learners in the world, of whom only a minority suffer from the disability of monolingualism. The fact that [the Language Assistants programme] has outlasted empires and survived...

Miss Wu’s pedagogy

Xin-min Zheng

Xin-min Zheng is Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chris Davison

Chris Davison is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Pedagogy : Analysing ELT Teachers in China

Continuum, 2008

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...Introduction This chapter focuses on describing and interpreting Miss Wu’s beliefs, design and practices. For the convenience of comparison and analysis, Chapter 5 and 6 follow the same format...

Friendship and Peer Cultures in Childhood (Turkey)

Neslihan Güney Karaman

Neslihan Güney Karaman is an associate professor in the Educational Psychology Division at Ankara University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nevra Atış Akyol

Nevra Atış Akyol is a research assistant at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Conceptions of friendship Friendship is described as the emotional bond that a child establishes with one or more peers or younger or older children. Interactions between children form the basis of their friendships. Characteristics...

World Language Education: Connecting with the Rest of the World

Education in North America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Education is extolled as an important component that helps create and support strong, vibrant societies. A robust educational system develops contributing citizens who participate positively within their society. During the middle and last...

Pedagogy in ELT

Xin-min Zheng

Xin-min Zheng is Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chris Davison

Chris Davison is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Pedagogy : Analysing ELT Teachers in China

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter it was argued that to understand English language methodological change and its effects in the PRC, it is not sufficient to analyse the intended curriculum...