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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


Felicia Hemans, “Casabianca”

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the poem, “Casabianca,” by Felicia Hemans, which presents the spectacle of a child sailor who is blown to pieces because his sense of duty keeps him standing on deck during ... 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


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


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


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


All Arts, All Students

Charles Fowler

in Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148336
eISBN:
9780199849154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

The erosion of the arts in American elementary schools is pervasive. Although music and visual arts programs in grades one through six exist in most schools, the time allotted to them has dropped ... More


The Subject in the Classroom: The Selling of the New Math

Christopher J. Phillips

in The New Math: A Political History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226184968
eISBN:
9780226185019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185019.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shifts the focus from the design of model textbooks to the movement of actual textbooks from the drawing boards of university mathematicians to the desks of American schoolrooms in the ... More


Detecting, Classifying, and Remediating: Children’s Explicit and Implicit Misconceptions about Experimental Design

Stephanie A. Siler and David Klahr

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Students come to science classes with preconceptions about the natural world and ways to explore that world to learn more about it. Students' prior beliefs may distort their understanding of how to ... More


The Continuing Struggle over Desegregation, 1981–2007

Tracy E. K'Meyer

in From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607085
eISBN:
9781469612553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607085.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the ongoing issues with respect to support for desegregation from the 1980s until the spring of 2007. The erosion of support for school desegregation began at the top, with ... More


Study 3: Longitudinal Study With Elementary School Students

Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, and Katherine E. Buckley

in Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195309836
eISBN:
9780199893393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309836.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

430 third- to fifth-grade children were followed across a school year to see whether children who play more violent video games early in the school year have changed to become more aggressive by the ... More


The Importance and Meaning of Proving, and the Role of Mathematics Tasks

Andreas J. Stylianides

in Proving in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198723066
eISBN:
9780191789588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723066.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

This chapter reviews relevant literature to justify the importance of proving as early as elementary school and clarifies the meanings of “proof” and “proving” as used in the book. This chapter also ... More


An Uncertain Future

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter analyzes the trends that may affect the work of future elementary school principals in the U.S. It discusses the changes that occurred between two studies in Chicago and Iowa and the ... More


The Setting

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal: Managing in Public

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226493480
eISBN:
9780226493503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter explains the setting of the study of elementary school principals in the U.S. on which this volume is based. It discusses the historical setting and provides background information about ... More


Learning Policy: When State Education Reform Works

David K. Cohen and Heather C. Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089479
eISBN:
9780300133349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089479.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Education reformers and policymakers argue that improved students' learning requires stronger academic standards, stiffer state tests, and accountability for students' scores. Yet these efforts seem ... More


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