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USA

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...Country overview The USA’s education system is split into elementary school, middle school, junior high, and high school. State departments are responsible for day-to-day implementation of educational policy, whilst schools are overseen...

Mexico

Country overview

...Country overview A basic education in Mexico involves three years of preschooling, According to the Preschool Education Act (2012), preschool education has three levels, commencing at 3 years of age ( Preschool Education Act [2012], Diario...

North American Perspectives

Successful School Leadership : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The purpose of this chapter is to review the research literature on successful and effective school leadership, particularly in regards to how leadership enables improved classroom instruction and student performance in North America...

Canada

Country overview

...Country overview Education in Canada is largely controlled at the provincial and territorial levels, under the auspices of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories, where school administration is overseen by a descending governance...

Education for Learning and Democracy: Frameworks and Models

Education and Minorities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction A report from the US Department of Education ‘Status Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities’ ( Aud et al., 2010) examined the educational progress and challenges of students in the Unites States...

Friendship and Peer Culture in Childhood (Canada)

Xiaoxiao Du

Xiaoxiao Du is a teaching fellow in the Faculty of Education at Western University and vice president of Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada, University of Western Ontario. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wendy A. Crocker

Wendy A. Crocker is an assistant professor at Western University, Ontario, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Conceptions of friendship Within the Canadian context, concepts of peer relationships and friendship are currently understudied. There is a dearth of literature about early childhood peer culture—especially what occurs with very young...

Transitions in Secondary Education (Canada)

Daniel H. Jarvis

Daniel H. Jarvis is professor of graduate and mathematics education in the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on transitions in lower and upper secondary education Education in Canada is freely accessible and funded by federal, provincial, and local governments. Canada has ten provinces and three territories, and within these separate...

Special Education Needs and Disabilities in Secondary Education (Canada)

Kimberly Maich

Kimberly Maich is an associate professor at Memorial University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sider

Steve Sider is an associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on special education, needs, and disabilities Canada is at an important crossroads around lower and upper secondary school students with special education needs (SEN). Research indicates that significant progress has occurred...

Inclusion and Marginalization in Childhood (Canada)

Wendy A. Crocker

Wendy A. Crocker is an assistant professor at Western University, Ontario, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on inclusion and marginalization Marginalization has been discussed across a variety of disciplines and texts. In his seminal work, Park (1928) described Marginalization as a “state of limbo between at least two cultural life...

Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (Canada)

Luigi Iannacci

Luigi Iannacci is an associate professor in the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario . Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Within Canada, education is a provincial and territorial, rather than federal government responsibility. Therefore, decisions about early childhood education (all education related decisions) fall under the jurisdiction of provincial...