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Observational Techniques

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To discuss and evaluate why and how we observe children in Foundation Phase settings.To reflect upon how observation informs planning and assessment in the Foundation Phase.To evaluate different observation methods.To consider and reflect...

Assessment in Primary Education (Japan)

Peter Cave

Peter Cave is a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...During primary education in Japan, assessment of children’s performance generally takes place at the school and the national level. In some cases, assessment is also conducted by the prefecture. Japan participates in many international...

Overview of Secondary Education (Singapore)

Yew-Jin Lee

Yew-Jin Lee is an associate professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Structure of lower and upper secondary education All schools in the city-state of Singapore are urban schools; typically, secondary schools house students from both lower (secondary 1 and 2; Grades 7–8) and upper (secondary 3–4/5) secondary...

Assessing the benefits of students’ participation

Children as Decision Makers in Education : Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...Introduction In recent years, there have been numerous initiatives to increase participation of children and young people in social and political activities in the UK, for example in the areas of personal choices, consumer rights, local...

New Zealand: The Politics of National Standards in Primary Schools

Education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction As in most Western societies, today education in New Zealand is undergoing profound change, with the government introducing a number of initiatives ostensibly to enhance students’ achievements. We know only too well –...

Assessment in Secondary Education (Turkey)

Serkan Yilmaz

Serkan Yilmaz is an associate professor at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In order to understand the secondary education system in Turkey two critical factors need to be considered that pose problems that are pushing the system. Firstly, ensuring that all pupils receive compulsory upper secondary education...
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...To assess the conventional view that assets uniformly improve childhood development through wealth effects, this paper tests whether different types of assets have different effects on child education...

Influential Thinkers in Early Childhood Education, Past and Present

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To examine and explore the theories of past thinkers in early childhood education.To explore the theories of current thinkers in early childhood education.To link these theories to principles of the Foundation Phase curriculum...
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...Despite the recent growth in the number of large-scale student assessments, there is little evidence on their potential to inform improvements in school management and classroom instruction in developing countries. This study conducted...

Curricula in Early Childhood Education (Finland)

Maiju Paananen

Maiju Paananen is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tampere, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Approaches to curricula In Finland, early childhood education and care (ECEC) covers children from birth to 5 years of age and preprimary education for 6 year olds. They have separate yet interrelated curricula. The content of the ECEC...