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Nurturing Enthusiasm in Elementary School Students

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter five looks closely at the specific challenges relaxed education presented to Japanese elementary schools, and documents their impact on the learning opportunities provided to children. ... More


Substance Abuse at Elementary Age: Effective Interventions

Soyon Jung and Lori K. Holleran

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Substance use/abuse is usually perceived as a problem of the adult and adolescent population and seldom seriously examined with regard to elementary school children. According to the Parents' ... More


Pre-university education, 1921–84

D. H. Akenson, Sean Farren, and John Coolahan

in A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During most of the twentieth century there was no such thing as an Irish educational system. Instead, one must speak of education in the two parts of Ireland. Although the two systems sprang from a ... More


The Problem of Education

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

According to Harold Perkin, the 1870 Education Act (along with the 1862 Revised Code) in Britain provided the ideal entrepreneurial education for a docile and permanent labour force. The author of ... More


The Influence of Education

Hester Barron

in The 1926 Miners' Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575046
eISBN:
9780191722196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575046.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first half of this chapter considers the influence of school life on County Durham's pit village communities, examining the extent to which elementary schools were absorbed into the dominant ... More


Improving Boys’ Achievement in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Merle Froschl and Barbara Sprung

in Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755011
eISBN:
9780199918867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In many countries around the world, boys are not faring as well as girls academically. The lack of success that young boys are experiencing is a gender equity issue, and calls for the intentional ... More


The Progressive Policy of the Government

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines Egypt's response to the professionalization of teaching and educational administration during the twentieth century. It takes a look at how the expansion of schooling as a ... More


Assimilating the Lower Classes

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the adjustment of the lower classes. It notes that despite the reformers' humanitarian intentions, they tended to view the lower classes through their own prejudices and ... More


Classroom Settings as Targets of Intervention and Research

Stephanie M. Jones, Joshua L. Brown, and J. Lawrence Aber

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter focuses on the classroom context as a primary setting for positive youth development. It highlights the theory and evaluations of two programs that aim to promote caring classroom ... More


Multimedia Parks vs. Virtual Malls in the Elementary Years

Marina Umaschi Bers

in Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757022
eISBN:
9780199933037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757022.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter starts by introducing the metaphor of parks as spaces where children can develop and master skills, make their own choices based on personal interests and engage socially within ... More


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