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Education level overview

...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

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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...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...

Historical Context of Primary Education (Turkey)

Gülay Sarıçoban

Gülay Sarıçoban is a lecturer at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Tanzimat era (1839–76) When Abdülmecit (1823–61) came to the throne in 1839, an imperial order, the Tanzimat Order was enacted. Due to the impact of scholars, foreigners, and even the minorities and the foreign schools in the country during...

Improving Learning through the CPD of Teachers: Mapping the Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa

Colleen Howell

Colleen Howell

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Yusuf Sayed

Yusuf Sayed is South African Research Chair in Teacher Education, and Founding Director of the Centre for International Teacher Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa. He is also Reader in International Education at the University of Sussex, UK, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the Rhodes University, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuing Professional Teacher Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Improving Teaching and Learning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction As countries and organizations across the world begin to actively take forward a new post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the imperative to increase access to good-quality education for all...

The changing context of decision-making in English primary education: ages, myths and autonomy

Children as Decision Makers in Education : Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Continuum, 2010

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...Introduction This chapter discusses children as decision makers in the context of developments in English primary education. It cannot do justice...

At the Edge of the Silent Centre: An Australian Principal’s Reflections on Leading an Isolated School

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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...Context Apart from Mt Augustus and a couple of smaller ranges, there is little to break the landscape stretching flat in all directions for hundreds of kilometres. The dark red soil is dotted with spindly...

Tihei Mauri Ora: Becoming a Primary School Principal in New Zealand

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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...A traditional way of starting a speech in Māori is to declare that you intend to breathe life into some ideas: Tihei mauri ora! In this chapter Keita McIndoe, principal of a 57-pupil, three-teacher, co-ed, decile 7 A Decile 1...

Education and Gender: An Introduction

Debotri Dhar

Debotri Dhar is Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education and Gender : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...On 12 July 2013, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school, gave a moving speech at the UN Youth Assembly in New York City (The...

English Language Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education

Initial English Language Teacher Education : International Perspectives on Research, Curriculum and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Objectives Develop the practice to become a reflective teacher of English as an L2. Explore how to integrate theoretical foundations and practice in ELT. Encourage...