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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

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

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

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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...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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...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

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

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...

A Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century?

Reinventing the Curriculum : New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...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

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 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...

The Idea of Forming Citizens

Charles L Glenn

Chris Atkin is Professor of Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK, where he is Director of Graduate Studies and Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Model of State and School : An Historical Inquiry

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Although opportunities for schooling continued, in the early National period, to be highly dependent upon local initiatives and thus in turn upon settlement patterns as well as initiatives by church leaders, families, or teachers...