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Dietary Habits of Greek Primary School Children  

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|The purpose of this study was to assess Greek primary (1st to 6th grade) school children's dietary habits and the factors influencing them. Our results show that children know the value of different foods. The socio-economic status of father has no effect on the attitude of children towards choosing their diet, however, mothers' educational…

Piperakis, S. M.; Papadimitriou, V.; Zafiropoulou, M.; Piperakis, A. S.; Zisis, P.

2007-01-01

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Dietary Habits of Greek Primary School Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess Greek primary (1st to 6th grade) school children’s dietary habits and the factors\\u000a influencing them. Our results show that children know the value of different foods. The socio-economic status of father has\\u000a no effect on the attitude of children towards choosing their diet, however, mothers’ educational status appears to have an\\u000a effect

S. M. Piperakis; V. Papadimitriou; M. Zafiropoulou; A. S. Piperakis; P. Zisis

2007-01-01

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Dietary Habits of Greek Primary School Children  

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The purpose of this study was to assess Greek primary (1st to 6th grade) school children's dietary habits and the factors influencing them. Our results show that children know the value of different foods. The socio-economic status of father has no effect on the attitude of children towards choosing their diet, however, mothers' educational status appears to have an effect on their children's behaviour. Place of residence (urban or semi-rural areas) and gender does not influence their knowledge about different diets. It was, finally, shown that as children grow older they tend to eat less healthy foods.

Piperakis, S. M.; Papadimitriou, V.; Zafiropoulou, M.; Piperakis, A. S.; Zisis, P.

2007-06-01

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Experiencing Multiculturalism in Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools  

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Within the context of a monocultural and monolingual education system, this paper seeks to explore and compare the experiences of Cypriot and non-Cypriot pupils in Greek-Cypriot primary schools with culturally diverse pupil populations. The concept of multiculturalism has been introduced only very recently in Cyprus and there has been little…

Partasi, Evgenia

2011-01-01

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Images of Nature in Greek Primary School Textbooks  

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|In this article, the environmental content of the textbooks used for the teaching of natural sciences in Greek primary schools was examined. Specifically, by employing the method of content analysis, both representational (metaphors, depictions, values, etc.) and cognitive ecological concepts) elements, building images of nature, and shaping our…

Korfiatis, Kostas J.; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Paraskevopoulos, Stephanos

2004-01-01

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“Innovations” on hold: sex education in the Greek primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to examine the way sex and relationships education programs, as part of Health Education extra curriculum activities, have been implemented in the Greek primary schools. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper presents and discusses data from an anonymous survey research questionnaire distributed to the 68 Elementary sector Health Education Coordinators throughout Greece (received responses n=34). Findings –

Margarita Gerouki

2009-01-01

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Understanding Greek Primary School Children's Comprehension of Sun Exposure  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess Greek primary (1st to 6th grade) school children's understanding of sun exposure during summer vacation. Our results show that children know the damaging effects of long time exposure and the precautions that should be taken during sun bathing (sun glasses, hat, umbrella, sunscreen, etc). Nevertheless, they do not seem to avoid being

Stylianos M. Piperakis; Vasiliki Papadimitriou; Michael M. Piperakis; Panagiotis Zisis

2003-01-01

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Experiencing Multiculturalism in Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Within the context of a monocultural and monolingual education system, this paper seeks to explore and compare the experiences of Cypriot and non-Cypriot pupils in Greek-Cypriot primary schools with culturally diverse pupil populations. The concept of multiculturalism has been introduced only very recently in Cyprus and there has been little…

Partasi, Evgenia

2011-01-01

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A Phenomenographic Study of Greek Primary School Students' Representations Concerning Technology in Daily Life  

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|The present research investigated and studied students' representations about daily life technologies, in a prospect of studying technology in Greek primary education. In the research participated 60 Greek primary school students aged 9 to 12 years old. Research data were collected through semi-structured, personal, clinical-type interviews. Each…

Solomonidou, Christina; Tassios, Athanassios

2007-01-01

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The Role of Teaching Poetry in Developing Literacy in Greek Primary School: A Case Study  

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|The purpose of this case study is to examine the ways in which the systematic teaching of poetry reading at Greek primary school enhances children's interest in reading and helps develop their oral skills by enriching their vocabulary and creative thinking. The present poetry project was implemented at a Greek public kindergarten in Rethymno,…

Aravani, Evagelia

2012-01-01

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Male educational leadership in Greek primary schools : A theoretical framework based on experiences of male school leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper can be summarized in the following research questions: How do male school leaders perceive the role of an educational leader and educational leadership in general? What are some of the male school leaders' leadership styles and features? What distinctive factors influence and hinder the leadership process for men in Greek primary schools? Are

Vassiliki Brinia

2011-01-01

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Sexuality and relationships education in the Greek primary schools—see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although sexuality and relationships education is recommended as one of the targets of school health education projects in Greece, implementation seems to be problematic. This article discusses findings from a survey on Greek primary school teachers, particularly their opinion on the suitability of primary schools for sexuality education, whether sexuality?related issues are topics for discussion in their classes at present

Margarita Gerouki

2007-01-01

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Sexuality and Relationships Education in the Greek Primary Schools--See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil  

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Although sexuality and relationships education is recommended as one of the targets of school health education projects in Greece, implementation seems to be problematic. This article discusses findings from a survey on Greek primary school teachers, particularly their opinion on the suitability of primary schools for sexuality education, whether…

Gerouki, Margarita

2007-01-01

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Promoting Internet Safety in Greek Primary Schools: the Teacher's Role  

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|The introduction of the Internet at schools has raised new pedagogical challenges facing educators trying to ensure children's awareness of the possible dangers when surfing the Web. This article aims to investigate how teachers evaluate the possible dangers that students might face when surfing the Net for various educational or interpersonal…

Anastasiades, Panagiotes S.; Vitalaki, Elena

2011-01-01

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Children's Construction and Experience of Racism and Nationalism in Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools  

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This article presents findings that highlight children's construction and experience of racism and nationalism among a sample of Greek-Cypriot (the majority) and Turkish-speaking (the minority) children in Greek-Cypriot schools through the lens of intersectionality theory. The article first reviews previous work in relation to children, racism and…

Zembylas, Michalinos

2010-01-01

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Children's Construction and Experience of Racism and Nationalism in Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools  

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|This article presents findings that highlight children's construction and experience of racism and nationalism among a sample of Greek-Cypriot (the majority) and Turkish-speaking (the minority) children in Greek-Cypriot schools through the lens of intersectionality theory. The article first reviews previous work in relation to children, racism…

Zembylas, Michalinos

2010-01-01

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Exploring Primary Children's Views and Experiences of the School Ground: The Case of a Greek School  

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|The present study explores the use of a conventional school ground of a primary school and its potential as a space for creative play and environmental learning. Children's play behavior and views of the school ground are explored, as well as their vision for its improvement. The research constitutes part of a wider school ground project and was…

Christidou, Vasilia; Tsevreni, Irida; Epitropou, Maria; Kittas, Constantinos

2013-01-01

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Greek Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Current Environmental Issues: An Exploration of Their Environmental Knowledge and Images of Nature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the Greek primary school teachers' understanding of three current environmental issues (acid rain, the ozone layer depletion, and the greenhouse effect) as well as the emerging images of nature were examined. The study revealed that teachers held several environmental knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the three phenomena.…

Michail, Sirmo; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Stamou, George P.

2007-01-01

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Understanding Nutrition: A Study of Greek Primary School Children Dietary Habits, Before and After Classroom Nutrition Intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was first to assess and then to improve the diet of Greek primary school children teaching them healthy dietary habits and instructing them to face critically advertisements and media projected dietary models using a program which included intervention on cognitive, emotional, and social level. The results show that our intervention was more effective on the

Stylianos M. Piperakis; Apostolos Sotiriou; Evanthia Georgiou; Ageliki Thanou; Maria Zafiropoulou

2004-01-01

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Attitudes and Intention of Greek and Cypriot Primary Education Teachers towards Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of the study was to record the attitudes and intentions of Greek and Cypriot primary education teachers towards teaching children with special educational needs (SENs) in mainstream schools. The instrument used was based on "Planned Behaviour Theory". The sample of the study included 179 educators, 87 from Greece (34 men, 52 women) and 92…

Batsiou, S.; Bebetsos, E.; Panteli, P.; Antoniou, P.

2008-01-01

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Attitudes and intention of Greek and Cypriot primary education teachers towards teaching pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to record the attitudes and intentions of Greek and Cypriot primary education teachers towards teaching children with special educational needs (SENs) in mainstream schools. The instrument used was based on ‘Planned Behaviour Theory’. The sample of the study included 179 educators, 87 from Greece (34 men, 52 women) and 92 from Cyprus (15 men,

S. Batsiou; E. Bebetsos; P. Panteli; P. Antoniou

2008-01-01

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Understanding Nutrition: A Study of Greek Primary School Children Dietary Habits, before and after Classroom Nutrition Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was first to assess and then to improve the diet of Greek primary school children teaching them healthy dietary habits and instructing them to face critically advertisements and media projected dietary models using a program which included intervention on cognitive, emotional, and social level. The results show that our…

Piperakis, Stylianos M.; Sotiriou, Apostolos; Georgiou, Evanthia; Thanou, Ageliki; Zafiropoulou, Maria

2004-01-01

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Factors associated with food choices among Greek primary school students: a cluster analysis in the ELPYDES study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background Food choice in Greece follows a westernized model. We tried to identify the characteristics of clusters regarding food choice and behaviour in a large sample of Greek primary school students, in order to acknowledge some mediating parameters that need to be addressed when planning interventions to promote healthy nutrition. Methods Cross-sectional study in 2439 fifth and sixth grade students

Grigoris Risvas; Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos; Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou; Konstantina Karasouli; Antonia-Leda Matalas; Antonis Zampelas

2008-01-01

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Constructivist Learning and Teaching of Optics Concepts Using ICT Tools in Greek Primary School: A Pilot Study  

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This pilot study documents the design and evaluation results of an innovative teaching approach with the use of ICT regarding the optics concepts of light reflection and diffusion, and vision in Greek primary school. First there was a survey of 140 students to ascertain their initial ideas regarding these concepts. On the basis of the results of…

Tekos, George; Solomonidou, Christina

2009-01-01

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Understanding Nutrition: A Study of Greek Primary School Children Dietary Habits, before and after Classroom Nutrition Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was first to assess and then to improve the diet of Greek primary school children teaching them healthy dietary habits and instructing them to face critically advertisements and media projected dietary models using a program which included intervention on cognitive, emotional, and social level. The results show that our…

Piperakis, Stylianos M.; Sotiriou, Apostolos; Georgiou, Evanthia; Thanou, Ageliki; Zafiropoulou, Maria

2004-01-01

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Security Services in the Greek School Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Greek School Network (GSN) is a closed educational network that offers advanced telematic and networking services to all primary\\/secondary education schools and educational administration offices in Greece. The primary objective of GSN is to provide a network infrastructure for the interconnection of school PC laboratories so that modern educational methods and pedagogical models can be used in the school

Michael N. Kalochristianakis; Michael Paraskevas

2009-01-01

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Views of Nature and the Human-Nature Relations: An Analysis of the Visual Syntax of Pictures about the Environment in Greek Primary School Textbooks--Diachronic Considerations  

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This paper explores the function of the visual syntax of images in Greek primary school textbooks. By using a model for the formal analysis of the visual material, which will allow us to disclose the mechanisms through which meanings are manifested, our aim is to investigate the discursive transition relating to the view of nature and the…

Lemoni, Rea; Lefkaditou, Ageliki; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Schizas, Dimitrios; Stamou, George P.

2013-01-01

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Greek primary school teachers' understanding of current environmental issues: An exploration of their environmental knowledge and images of nature  

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In this article, the Greek primary school teachers' understanding of three current environmental issues (acid rain, the ozone layer depletion, and the greenhouse effect) as well as the emerging images of nature were examined. The study revealed that teachers held several environmental knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the three phenomena. Using the media as major environmental information sources, in which environmental issues are constructed as environmental risks, teachers are being environmentally educated in lay and not in scientific terms. Moreover, the image of nature emerging from their ideas about the three environmental issues is that of the romantic archetype, which prevails in postindustrial societies. Such a view, though, gives a conceptualization of nature as balance, under which the greenhouse effect and acid rain are seen as exclusively human-induced disturbances.

Michail, Sirmo; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Stamou, George P.

2007-03-01

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Role of special\\/support teachers in Greek primary schools: a counterproductive effect of ‘inclusion’ practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pull?out programmes, resource, and\\/or support rooms and services have played a vital role in either hindering or promoting the implementation of more inclusive practices in school communities. In Greece there is a strong assumption that support rooms and part?time withdrawal are the most effective ways of promoting the educational and social inclusion of children defined as having special needs. It

Anastasia Vlachou

2006-01-01

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Male Educational Leadership in Greek Primary Schools: A Theoretical Framework Based on Experiences of Male School Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper can be summarized in the following research questions: How do male school leaders perceive the role of an educational leader and educational leadership in general? What are some of the male school leaders' leadership styles and features? What distinctive factors influence and hinder the leadership process for…

Brinia, Vassiliki

2011-01-01

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Performance of Students from the Former USSR in Greek Schools  

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|In the 1990s, Greece received, among other immigrants from different regions of the world, repatriates from the former USSR as well as refugees from the same region. This article outlines part of a research study focusing on the children of both Greek and other origins, who emigrated to Greece from the former USSR and who attended primary schools

Mitakidou, S.; Tourtouras, C.; Tressou, E.

2008-01-01

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Developing Greek Primary School Students' Critical Thinking through an Approach of Teaching Science which Incorporates Aspects of History of Science  

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|In this paper, the development of sixth grade students' critical thinking skills in science courses is discussed relatively to the contribution of the integration of aspects of History of Science into instruction. Towards this direction a project on electromagnetism was designed and implemented aiming to engage primary school students in a…

Malamitsa, Katerina; Kasoutas, Michael; Kokkotas, Panagiotis

2009-01-01

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The relationship of academic and social cognition to behaviour in bullying situations among Greek primary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research explored links between cognition (both social and academic) and children's behaviour in a bullying situation (participant roles). Participants were 186 fourth to sixth grade boys and girls from four primary schools in central Greece. Six categories of social cognition (self-efficacy for assertion, self-efficacy for aggression, expectations that aggression will lead to rewards, expectations that aggression will lead to

Eleni Andreou; Panagiota Metallidou

2004-01-01

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The Classical Greek Program in the School District of Philadelphia.  

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Classical Greek is taught as an elective to over 200 students in seven secondary schools of the School District of Philadelphia. In the past decade the restoration of Greek studies to the classical curriculum was called for, and in 1968 a Greek Curriculum Committee was established in Philadelphia to develop a program and instructional materials.…

Masciantonio, Rudolph

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Bully/Victim Problems and Their Association with Machiavellianism and Self-Efficacy in Greek Primary School Children  

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|Background: Previous research demonstrated that Machiavellian beliefs are linked with bully/victim problems at school. However, Machiavellianism was treated as a single construct and not as multidimensional. Children's perceptions of self-efficacy in both social and academic domains have been related to conflictual peer interactions but not…

Andreou, E.

2004-01-01

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School Leadership and Educational Equality: Analysis of Greek Secondary School Data  

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Using data derived from interviews with Greek school principals, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to investigate whether or not equitable access to schools is for all children; and (b) to determine the extent to which the Greek educational system, in particular, offers equal opportunities to immigrant students. The results showed that…

Saiti, Anna

2007-01-01

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Greek Secondary School Students' Views about Biology  

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|This paper aims to give a picture of Greek students' views about biology and some of the factors that affect them. A questionnaire measuring students' intrinsic motivation to learn biology, individual interest in biology and perceived difficulty of biology, along with information about students' gender, level, parents' occupation and educational…

Mavrikaki, Evangelia; Koumparou, Helen; Kyriakoudi, Margarita; Papacharalampous, Irene; Trimandili, Maria

2012-01-01

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"Romantic", "Classic" and "Baroque" Views of Nature: An Analysis of Pictures about the Environment in Greek Primary School Textbooks--Diachronic Considerations  

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|Taking the view that pictures are not a transparent but rather a deforming mirror of reality, shaping representations of the world bound up with the interests of the social institutions within which pictures are circulated and read, our aim is to explore what view of nature and of the human-nature relationship is built in Greek natural science…

Lemoni, Rea; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Stamou, George P.

2011-01-01

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"Romantic", "Classic" and "Baroque" Views of Nature: An Analysis of Pictures about the Environment in Greek Primary School Textbooks--Diachronic Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Taking the view that pictures are not a transparent but rather a deforming mirror of reality, shaping representations of the world bound up with the interests of the social institutions within which pictures are circulated and read, our aim is to explore what view of nature and of the human-nature relationship is built in Greek natural science…

Lemoni, Rea; Stamou, Anastasia G.; Stamou, George P.

2011-01-01

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The integration of traditional Greek dance in public schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper researches the statutory educational regulations used as a foundation to introduce traditional Greek dance in the school curriculum and which transformed it into a taught subject with connections to the ideological-political and social conditions prevalent in Greece at the time. It particularly concerns the connection between the aims and content of this practical subject matter with the educational

Eleftheria Gartzonika

2012-01-01

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Greek Theatre: A Reflection of Ancient Greek Society (A Program Alternative for High School Gifted Students). Programs for Gifted Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One in a series of instructional units designed for gifted students, the paper describes a high school curriculum that examines the Greek theatre as a reflection of Greek society. The unit is designed to provide academic substance while developing higher level critical thinking skills. Following a brief introduction on the integration of theatre…

Girard, M. Phyllis

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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: That's the Philosophy behind This Classical Greek Magnet School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Central City High School, Kansas City, Missouri, has found its identity in the past. As part of comprehensive desegregation program, this magnet school offers its students classical Greek program that, like ancient Greek civilization, calls for as much attention to body as to mind. The costly Olympic athletic program and classical Greek

Natale, Jo Anna

1992-01-01

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Introducing IT-Security Awareness in Schools: The Greek Case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information Technology is transforming the way we create, search and reproduce information. So, as IT-security has become part of our everyday lives, it becomes obvious the need for introducing IT-Security awareness in Schools. In this paper we examine the teaching of IT-security in Greek Schools and we make proposals for introducing IT-security awareness in secondary education in Greece.

A Bintziou; N Alexandris; V Chrissikopoulos

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Indoor radon levels in Greek schools.  

PubMed

Radon and gamma dose rate measurements were performed in 512 schools in 8 of the 13 regions of Greece. The distribution of radon concentration was well described by a lognormal distribution. Most (86%) of the radon concentrations were between 60 and 250 Bq m(-3) with a most probable value of 135 Bq m(-3). The arithmetic and geometric means of the radon concentration are 149 Bq m(-3) and 126 Bq m(-3) respectively. The maximum measured radon gas concentration was 958 Bq m(-3). As expected, no correlation between radon gas concentration and indoor gamma dose rate was observed. However, if only mean values for each region are considered, a linear correlation between radon gas concentration and gamma dose rate is apparent. Despite the fact that the results of radon concentration in schools cannot be applied directly for the estimation of radon concentration in homes, the results of the present survey indicate that it is desirable to perform an extended survey of indoor radon in homes for at least one region in Northern Greece. PMID:21636185

Clouvas, A; Xanthos, S; Takoudis, G

2011-06-01

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Sources of Stress for Greek Students with Intellectual Disabilities Attending Mainstream Schools  

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Students with intellectual disabilities often experience school-related stress. As a result, they are confronted with many difficulties in their daily school life. The goal of this study was to assess situations of school life that students attending Greek mainstream settings are likely to experience as stressful. Twenty students with mild…

Soulis, Spiridon-Georgios; Floridis, Theodore

2010-01-01

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Gender Issues in Internet Access and Favourite Internet Activities among Greek High School Pupils inside and outside School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates gender differences in Internet use by Greek high school pupils within school and out of school environments. A sample of 340 pupils (170 boys and 170 girls), aged 12-16 years, completed a written questionnaire on their attainability, location, frequency and purposes of Internet access. The data analysis showed that more…

Papastergiou, Marina; Solomonidou, Christina

2005-01-01

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General or Technical High School: Parameters Related to Greek Students' Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research attempts to examine the demographic characteristics of Greek adolescents who choose either general or technical high schools as well as the parameters related to students' specific educational decision. The sample of the survey includes 198 students from both schools. Results showed that students' choice was not directly related to…

Christopoulou, Anthoula; Kounenou, Kalliope

2012-01-01

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A Survey of Greek Elementary School Students' Smoking Habits and Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the smoking habits of Greek elementary school students, their attitudes towards smoking, and their perceptions of the health consequences of tobacco use. Data were obtained from 1,092 elementary school students who completed a 24-item questionnaire designed for this study. Results indicated more older students smoked than younger ones and boys significantly outnumbering

Stylianos M. Piperakis; Fotini Karagouni-Areou; Anastasia Triga; Alexander S. Piperakis; Efthimia Argyracouli; Aggeliki Thanou; Basiliki Papadimitriou; Konstantinos Gourgoulianis; Maria Zafiropoulou

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A Survey of Greek Elementary School Students' Smoking Habits and Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate the smoking habits of Greek elementary school students, their attitudes towards smoking, and their perceptions of the health consequences of tobacco use. Data were obtained from 1,092 elementary school students who completed a 24-item questionnaire designed for this study. Results indicated more older…

Piperakis, Stylianos M.; Karagouni-Areou, Fotini; Triga, Anastasia; Piperakis, Alexander S.; Argyracouli, Efthimia; Thanou, Aggeliki; Papadimitriou, Basiliki; Gourgoulianis, Konstantinos; Zafiropoulou, Maria

2007-01-01

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Primary biliary cirrhosis-specific autoantibodies in first degree relatives of Greek primary biliary cirrhosis patients  

PubMed Central

AIM: To determine the prevalence and significance of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)-specific autoantibodies in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of Greek PBC patients. METHODS: The presence of antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) and PBC-specific antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were determined using indirect immunofluorescence assays, dot-blot assays, and molecularly based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in 101 asymptomatic for liver-related symptoms FDRs of 44 PBC patients. In order to specify our results, the same investigation was performed in 40 healthy controls and in a disease control group consisting of 40 asymptomatic for liver-related symptoms FDRs of patients with other autoimmune liver diseases namely, autoimmune hepatitis-1 or primary sclerosing cholangitis (AIH-1/PSC). RESULTS: AMA positivity was observed in 19 (only 4 with abnormal liver function tests) FDRs of PBC patients and none of the healthy controls. The prevalence of AMA was significantly higher in FDRs of PBC patients than in AIH-1/PSC FDRs and healthy controls [18.8%, 95% confidence interval (CI): 12%-28.1% vs 2.5%, 95% CI: 0.1%-14.7%, P = 0.01; 18.8%, 95% CI: 12%-28.1% vs 0%, 95% CI: 0%-10.9%, P = 0.003, respectively]. PBC-specific ANA positivity was observed in only one FDR from a PSC patient. Multivariate analysis showed that having a proband with PBC independently associated with AMA positivity (odds ratio: 11.24, 95% CI: 1.27-25.34, P = 0.03) whereas among the investigated comorbidities and risk factors, a positive past history for urinary tract infections (UTI) was also independently associated with AMA detection in FDRs of PBC patients (odds ratio: 3.92, 95% CI: 1.25-12.35, P = 0.02). CONCLUSION: In FDRs of Greek PBC patients, AMA prevalence is significantly increased and independently associated with past UTI. PBC-specific ANA were not detected in anyone of PBC FDRs.

Zografos, Theodoros A; Gatselis, Nikolaos; Zachou, Kalliopi; Liaskos, Christos; Gabeta, Stella; Koukoulis, George K; Dalekos, George N

2012-01-01

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The Anthropogenic "Greenhouse Effect": Greek Prospective Primary Teachers' Ideas about Causes, Consequences and Cures  

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|This study explores the ideas of Greek prospective primary teachers about the anthropogenic greenhouse effect, particularly about its causes, consequences and cures. For this purpose, a survey was conducted: 265 prospective teachers completed a closed-form questionnaire. The results showed serious misconceptions in all areas (causes, consequences…

Ikonomidis, Simos; Papanastasiou, Dimitris; Melas, Dimitris; Avgoloupis, Stavros

2012-01-01

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Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Greek Mainstream School Settings: The Case of Learning Difficulties  

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|This study presents a psycho-educational intervention using cognitive-behavioral techniques to modify and improve thinking strategies as well as facilitate behavioral adjustment and generalization of strategy use in children with learning disabilities attending mainstream schools. One hundred and twenty Greek pupils in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade…

Zafiropoulou, Maria; Karmba-Schina, Chryssoula

2005-01-01

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The Ideas of Greek High School Students about the "Ozone Layer."  

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|Describes a study of Greek high school students' (n=116) perceptions of the ozone layer. Finds that students have a good understanding of the position and purpose of the ozone layer in terms of protection from ultraviolet rays, but students also hold misconceptions linking the ozone layer to the greenhouse effect and other forms of local…

Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin; Papantoniou, Vasso Spiliotopoulou

1999-01-01

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A Qualitative Study Investigating Gender Differences in Primary Work Stressors and Levels of Job Satisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors  

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Primary work stressors and job satisfaction/dissatisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors (JHDs) are investigated to identify similarities and differences in the reports obtained from male and female hospital doctors. Participants in the study included 32 male and 28 female Greek hospital doctors who provided information through…

Antoniou, Alexander-Stamatios; Cooper, Cary L.; Davidson, Marilyn J.

2008-01-01

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At a Crossroad between Memory and Thinking: The Case of Primary History Education in the Greek Cypriot Educational System  

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|At the moment primary history education in the Greek Cypriot educational system is mainly about providing substantive knowledge and promoting Greek national identity and other social goals. Debates about history education are mostly about the kind of the past that should conveyed to the students and the social aims which should be promoted…

Perikleous, Lukas

2010-01-01

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A Qualitative Study Investigating Gender Differences in Primary Work Stressors and Levels of Job Satisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Primary work stressors and job satisfaction/dissatisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors (JHDs) are investigated to identify similarities and differences in the reports obtained from male and female hospital doctors. Participants in the study included 32 male and 28 female Greek hospital doctors who provided information through…

Antoniou, Alexander-Stamatios; Cooper, Cary L.; Davidson, Marilyn J.

2008-01-01

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Motivational climate and attitudes towards exercise in Greek senior high school: A year-long intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was the application of a year-long intervention program, in typical Greek physical education school classes, which aimed to change motivational climate, goal orientations, motivation, and students' attitudes toward exercise and nutrition. Participants in the intervention program included 105 Grade-10 students, and 529 students of the same age took part as a control grou|pImmediately after the

Triantafylos Christodoulidis; Athanasios Papaioannou; Nikolaos Digelidis

2001-01-01

58

School administrators’ opinions about competencies of inspectors of primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

It seems significant for proper operation of control system to determine primary school administrators’ opinions regarding the competencies of inspectors of primary schools who supervise them. The purpose of this study is to determine school administrators’ opinions regarding the competencies of inspectors of primary school. The population of the study consists of school administrators in official primary schools in Tokat

Aysun Erginer; Bar?? Ate?

2009-01-01

59

Success in Primary School. Success in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quality education system is not measured solely by national test scores, but by whether all students are successful in primary school. This simply stated goal is surprisingly difficult to achieve where substantial numbers of children are at risk of failing to complete a primary education. This paper explores the challenges and the diverse…

Academy for Educational Development, 2010

2010-01-01

60

A Paradigm of Information Literacy for Greek High School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research examines the level of information literacy skills in high school teachers and the extent of information literacy instruction in the western province of Thessaloniki. A census survey was conducted, which resulted in 500 structured questionnaires that were processed and analysed statistically using multivariate methods. The findings…

Korobili, Stella; Malliari, Aphrodite; Daniilidou, Eugenia; Christodoulou, George

2011-01-01

61

English in the Primary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three articles deal with primary school English instruction. W. J. Jackson examines some possible sets of objectives for a language arts program--e.g., development through language of creative and reasoning faculties, awareness of language characteristics and of writing models useful in contemporary society, achievement of expected terminal and…

Tosh, J.; And Others

1969-01-01

62

Civil Engineering in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For many children of primary school age, an engineer is the man who comes to service the central heating system or who fixes the family car when it breaks down. Most have never met a "real" professional engineer, and have no idea of what is involved in the exciting world of engineering. Most assume that engineers are men. To try to remove these…

Brown, Martin; Strong, Alan

2010-01-01

63

A Global Dimension via the Teaching of the "Ancient World": Theoretical Concepts and an Empirical Approach from Greek Primary Textbooks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the extent to which a global dimension is communicated in classes teaching about the Ancient World. Content analysis of Greek primary textbooks reveals the Ancient World presentation serves to promote an ethnocentric/nationalistic orientation with an absence of references to other ancient civilizations. (GR)|

Hourdakis, Anthony

1996-01-01

64

Gender and age differences in occupational stress and professional burnout between primary and high-school teachers in Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To identify the specific sources of occupational stress and the professional burnout experienced by teachers working in Greek primary and secondary schools. A special emphasis is given to gender and age differences. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A cross-sectional design was used. Two self-report measures were administered to a sample of 493 primary and secondary school teachers, a self-report rating scale

A.-S. Antoniou; F. Polychroni; A.-N. Vlachakis

2006-01-01

65

"Intelligent" Primary School Project in Italy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Construction work is about to begin on a new "intelligent" primary school for 300 students (later to be expanded for 600) in the Municipality of Solaro in the province of Milan. This is the first primary school building in Italy designed according to the principles of the "intelligent school" as defined by the Centre for Educational Innovation…

Ponti, Giorgio

2007-01-01

66

"Intelligent" Primary School Project in Italy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Construction work is about to begin on a new "intelligent" primary school for 300 students (later to be expanded for 600) in the Municipality of Solaro in the province of Milan. This is the first primary school building in Italy designed according to the principles of the "intelligent school" as defined by the Centre for Educational Innovation and…

Ponti, Giorgio

2007-01-01

67

Successful Primary School Libraries in Challenging Circumstances  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a research project, funded by Booktrust, into factors which contribute to successful primary school libraries. The research involved six case studies of primary school libraries which had proved successful in challenging circumstances. Such challenges might include lack of space, poor resourcing or deprived school catchment areas.Evidence was collected through visits, during which semi-structured interviews were conducted with

Helen Greenwood; Claire Creaser; Sally Maynard

2010-01-01

68

Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Instructional Assignment?related Sources of Stress in Greek Special Education Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the literature concerning Greek special education teachers, there is little evidence regarding the perceived levels of burnout, job satisfaction, and job?related stress factors. The present study focused on the above issues. A sample of 127 Greek special education teachers at the primary school level was tested with the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Employee Satisfaction Inventory, and the Inventory of

Maria Platsidou; Ioannis Agaliotis

2008-01-01

69

Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Instructional Assignment-Related Sources of Stress in Greek Special Education Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the literature concerning Greek special education teachers, there is little evidence regarding the perceived levels of burnout, job satisfaction, and job-related stress factors. The present study focused on the above issues. A sample of 127 Greek special education teachers at the primary school level was tested with the Maslach Burnout…

Platsidou, Maria; Agaliotis, Ioannis

2008-01-01

70

A Local Evaluation of Primary School French  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A local study concludes that primary school French does not confer a lasting advantage but its contribution lies in the enlargement of interest rather that as a preparation for secondary school work. (JB)

Nisbet, J. D.; Welsh, Jennifer

1972-01-01

71

TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN GERMANY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Described for practitioners is an analysis of the transition from primary to secondary school, in regard to the German school system and under referral to German empirical research, with respect to the \\

Wilfried Griebel; Dagmar Berwanger

2006-01-01

72

Primary School Teachers' Views about the New Turkish Primary School Mathematics Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to determine the primary school teachers' views related to the new Turkish primary school mathematics curriculum which was put into practice in the 2005-2006 academic years. A questionnaire developed by the researchers, consists of open ended and closed items, was applied to 60 primary school teachers selected randomly…

Birgin, Osman; Tutak, Tayfun; Turkdogan, Ali

2009-01-01

73

Measuring Greek and Greek-Cypriot Students' Phonological Awareness Skills: A Preliminary Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to develop a new Greek phonological awareness test for preschool and primary school age children (ages 5-7) in Greece and Cyprus. A new phonological awareness test with 168 items was individually administered to 132 students (60 students in Cyprus and 72 students in Greece) from five urban, five semi-rural, and three…

Triga, Anastassia; Kakopsitou, Polina

2010-01-01

74

Homework and Attainment in Primary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of data relating to homework in the final year of primary school is reported in the core areas of mathematics, English and science. Information was available on achievement levels, attitudes, developed ability, cultural capital and sex. Widespread variation in reported homework frequency emerged in the core subjects in primary schools, as did significant differences between girls and boys

Steve Farrow; Peter Tymms; Brian Henderson

1999-01-01

75

Crisis management in a primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, and Columbine High School, USA. Two headline tragedies that have led to trauma for their pupils and staff. Trauma that could be devastating because of the psychological impact and the practical requirements a crisis brings. Children's social and personal development can be negatively affected, their academic performance can suffer and schools as communities may never recover.

Colette Barclay

2004-01-01

76

The introduction of medical humanities in the undergraduate curriculum of Greek medical schools: challenge and necessity.  

PubMed

Background and Aim: Medical humanities is a multidisciplinary field, consisting of humanities (theory of literature and arts, philosophy, ethics, history and theology), social sciences (anthropology, psychology and sociology) and arts (literature, theater, cinema, music and visual arts), integrated in the undergraduate curriculum of Medical schools. The aim of the present study is to discuss medical humanities and support the necessity of introduction of a medical humanities course in the curriculum of Greek medical schools.Materials, Methods and Results: Through the relevant Pub-Med search as well as taking into account various curricula of medical schools, it is evident that medical education today is characterized by acquisition of knowledge and skills and development of medical values and attitudes. Clinical observation with the recognition of key data and patterns in the collected information, is crucial in the final medical decision, i.e. in the complex process, through which doctors accumulate data, reach conclusions and decide on therapy. All sciences included in medical humanities are important for the high quality education of future doctors. The practice of Medicine is in large an image-related science. The history of anatomy and art are closely related, already from the Renaissance time. Studies have shown that attendance of courses on art critics improves the observational skills of medical students. Literature is the source of information about the nature and source of human emotions and behavior and of narratives of illness, and increases imagination. Philosophy aids in the development of analytical and synthetical thinking. Teaching of history of medicine develops humility and aids in avoiding the repetition of mistakes of the past, and quite often raises research and therapeutic skepticism. The comprehension of medical ethics and professional deontology guides the patient-doctor relationship, as well as the relations between physicians and their colleagues. The Medical Humanities course, which is already integrated in the undergraduate curriculum of many medical schools of Europe, USA and Australia, includes lectures by experts and students presentations on the above-mentioned areas and could be offered, for a semester, during the first years.Conclusion: The aim of Medical Humanities course is the development of imagination and interpretation of data through analytical complex procedures, the development of skills of close observation and careful interpretation of the patient "language" and the enhancement of empathy for the patients, as well as the development of the physician-patient relationship and finally the conceptualization/construction of personal and professional values. PMID:21311630

Batistatou, A; Doulis, E A; Tiniakos, D; Anogiannaki, A; Charalabopoulos, K

2010-10-01

77

The introduction of medical humanities in the undergraduate curriculum of Greek medical schools: challenge and necessity  

PubMed Central

Background and Aim: Medical humanities is a multidisciplinary field, consisting of humanities (theory of literature and arts, philosophy, ethics, history and theology), social sciences (anthropology, psychology and sociology) and arts (literature, theater, cinema, music and visual arts), integrated in the undergraduate curriculum of Medical schools. The aim of the present study is to discuss medical humanities and support the necessity of introduction of a medical humanities course in the curriculum of Greek medical schools. Materials, Methods and Results: Through the relevant Pub-Med search as well as taking into account various curricula of medical schools, it is evident that medical education today is characterized by acquisition of knowledge and skills and development of medical values and attitudes. Clinical observation with the recognition of key data and patterns in the collected information, is crucial in the final medical decision, i.e. in the complex process, through which doctors accumulate data, reach conclusions and decide on therapy. All sciences included in medical humanities are important for the high quality education of future doctors. The practice of Medicine is in large an image-related science. The history of anatomy and art are closely related, already from the Renaissance time. Studies have shown that attendance of courses on art critics improves the observational skills of medical students. Literature is the source of information about the nature and source of human emotions and behavior and of narratives of illness, and increases imagination. Philosophy aids in the development of analytical and synthetical thinking. Teaching of history of medicine develops humility and aids in avoiding the repetition of mistakes of the past, and quite often raises research and therapeutic skepticism. The comprehension of medical ethics and professional deontology guides the patient-doctor relationship, as well as the relations between physicians and their colleagues. The Medical Humanities course, which is already integrated in the undergraduate curriculum of many medical schools of Europe, USA and Australia, includes lectures by experts and students presentations on the above-mentioned areas and could be offered, for a semester, during the first years. Conclusion: The aim of Medical Humanities course is the development of imagination and interpretation of data through analytical complex procedures, the development of skills of close observation and careful interpretation of the patient "language" and the enhancement of empathy for the patients, as well as the development of the physician-patient relationship and finally the conceptualization/construction of personal and professional values.

Batistatou, A; Doulis, E A; Tiniakos, D; Anogiannaki, A; Charalabopoulos, K

2010-01-01

78

Challenging Perceptions of School Councils in the Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of citizenship education, school councils have been set up in primary schools based on adult models of democratic committees. This article looks at children's and teachers' perspectives on their school councils and goes on to analyse the ways in which alternative strategies for addressing the constraints identified were developed in three…

Cox, Sue; Robinson-Pant, Anna

2005-01-01

79

Intervention Research on School Bullying in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intervention research on school bullying was conducted in a primary school with an action research method. After conducting a five-week intervention program, the occurrence ratio of being bullied on the way to school and back home and the degree to which children were bullied dropped significantly, but the rate of reduction in grade three was…

Ju, Yucui; Wang, Shuqiong; Zhang, Wenxin

2009-01-01

80

The Sensitivity of Primary School Enrollment to the Cost of Post-Primary Schooling in Rural Pakistan: A Gender Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines gender differences in the sensitivity of primary-school enrollment to the costs of postprimary schooling in rural Pakistan. Finds that distance from primary school is a significant determinant of female primary-school enrollment and distance from middle school is a significant determinant of male primary-school enrollment. Suggests…

Hazarika, Gautam

2001-01-01

81

School Management Information Systems in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developments in information technologies have been impacting upon educational organizations. Principals have been using management information systems to improve the efficiency of administrative services. The aim of this research is to explore principals' perceptions about management information systems and how school management information…

Demir, Kamile

2006-01-01

82

Rural Primary School Closures in England.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A three-phase interdisciplinary effort between educators and environmental planners is focusing on the social effects of rural primary school reorganization now occuring in England as a result of a declining birth rate and the resulting need for school closure. A questionnaire mailed nationally to rural Local Education Authorities,…

Whitfield, Richard C.

83

Aspirations: The Ganado Primary School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes an elementary school curriculum implemented at the Ganado Primary School in Arizona. The curriculum is based on traditional Navajo teachings associated with the four cardinal directions. The goal is to help students live harmonious lives by developing a sound belief and value system, learning ways to make a living, learning…

Ganado Public Schools, AZ.

84

Revisiting Primary School Dropout in Rural Cambodia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Previous studies on school dropout in Cambodia often used data from subjects after they already dropped out or statistics from education-related institutions. Using data from children in two rural provinces before they dropped out, this study examines four main factors in order to identify their influence on primary school dropout in Cambodia.…

No, Fata; Sam, Chanphirun; Hirakawa, Yukiko

2012-01-01

85

Crisis Management in a Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, and Columbine High School, USA. Two headline tragedies that have led to trauma for their pupils and staff. Trauma that could be devastating because of the psychological impact and the practical requirements a crisis brings. Children's social and personal development can be negatively affected, their academic…

Barclay, Colette

2004-01-01

86

Image Education in the Italian Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is very detailed and thorough discussion of how image education should be taught in schools. It discusses its need and its basic pedagogic fundamentals and curricular aims, spelt out in tabular form. There are certain fundamental criteria which are considered in detail, with an example of a primary school curriculum.

Luciano Galliani

1991-01-01

87

New Opportunities for Change in Primary Schooling?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In light of recent evidence from Africa, Central America, and Asia, examines why rural parents in developing nations do or do not send children to primary school when compulsory education cannot be enforced. Considers economic aims, literary values, testing, and negative school attitudes in small areas of five countries. (SB)

Oxenham, John

1984-01-01

88

Intervention research on school bullying in primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intervention research on school bullying was conducted in a primary school with an action research method. After conducting\\u000a a five-week intervention program, the occurrence ratio of being bullied on the way to school and back home and the degree\\u000a to which children were bullied dropped significantly, but the rate of reduction in grade three was greater than that of grade

Yucui Ju; Shuqiong Wang; Wenxin Zhang

2009-01-01

89

Leading sustainable schools: exploring the role of primary school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the paper is to identify the kinds of leadership that are likely to support implementing and sustaining education for sustainable development (ESD) effectively in a primary school. The paper identifies links between ESD and principal leadership literature and constructs a conceptual model of the leadership practices needed for reorienting a school to ESD\\/education for sustainability. Aspects of

Chrysanthi Kadji-Beltran; Aravella Zachariou; Robert B. Stevenson

2012-01-01

90

Behaviour problems in Chinese primary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  This study aimed to determine levels of behaviour problem in primary school children, and to explore key determinants relevant\\u000a to the Chinese context: being an only child, urban living, school stressors, being bullied and physical punishment.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  We administered a child self-completion questionnaire to children aged 7–13 and Rutter Parent Scales to their parents in nine\\u000a primary schools, in urban and

Therese Hesketh; Yan Zheng; Ye Xu Jun; Zhu Wei Xing; Zhou Xu Dong; Li Lu

2011-01-01

91

Electricity for primary school teacher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

During 1994-5 the Institution of Electrical Engineers together with the Understanding Electricity Educational Service funded the development of a research-based pack of teacher education materials 'Current understanding: electricity concepts and practice for primary and non- specialist secondary teacher education'. The project was carried out by the Primary School Teachers and Science (PSTS) Project based in Oxford University Department of Educational

Mike Summers; Colin Kruger; Jenny Mant

92

Multicultural Awareness through English: A Potential Contribution of TESOL in Greek Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The cultural diversity now evident in Greek society creates educational challenges and opportunities. Space to address these is provided by the multicultural awareness aspects of the discourse of the Cross-Thematic Curriculum Framework (CTCF). For English language classes, multicultural direction is provided through the disciplinary discussion of…

Fay, Richard; Lytra, Vally; Ntavaliagkou, Maria

2010-01-01

93

STREAMING IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professor Lynn suggests that two investigations carried out by Dr. Barker Lunn have yielded inconsistent results: the first (cross?sectional) study showed that the attainment of children in streamed schools was superior and the second (longitudinal) study showed that streamed children did better on one set of tests and unstreamed children did better on a parallel set of tests. He suggests

R. Lynn; Susan L. Hampson; Joan C. Barker Lunn; Jill M. Tarryer

1971-01-01

94

Creative Teachers in Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is based on research focusing on "creative teaching" in the British National Curriculum. The aim has been to test and fill out the concept of creative teaching in a wider range of schools and with teachers working in markedly different circumstances than before the 1988 Education Reform Act, which established a National Curriculum in…

Woods, Peter

95

Resurrecting the Past, Constructing the Future: A Historical Investigation on the Formation of a Greek National Identity in Schools, 1834-1913  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This dissertation research combines archival data and historical methods and analyzes how schooling and education in Greece between 1834 and 1913 sought to shape a Greek national identity. The goal of this project is to present a historical analysis, that has thus far been absent from scholarship on the subject, and to convey how the adoption of…

Zervas, Theodore George

2010-01-01

96

Resurrecting the Past, Constructing the Future: A Historical Investigation on the Formation of a Greek National Identity in Schools, 1834-1913  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation research combines archival data and historical methods and analyzes how schooling and education in Greece between 1834 and 1913 sought to shape a Greek national identity. The goal of this project is to present a historical analysis, that has thus far been absent from scholarship on the subject, and to convey how the adoption of a common national

Theodore G. Zervas

2010-01-01

97

Greek Orthodox education and the Greek-American Institute: 1912--1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the history of the Greek-American Institute, Bronx, New York. It is historical in nature and has four objectives: to present a history of Greek Orthodox education, to offer a history of the Greek-American Institute, to examine the school's stated philosophy and mission, and to determine if there are any changes or shifts in the school's philosophy

Thomas Charles Moulketis

2000-01-01

98

Primary School Teachers' Understanding of Science Concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article develops a rationale for research into primary school teachers' understanding of science concepts and describes research in this area conducted in 1987–88. In?depth interviews of an opportunity sample of 20 primary teachers were used to investigate the teachers' understanding of physical science concepts taken from the British Government's policy document Science 5–16. The findings show that nearly all

Colin Kruger; Mike Summers

1988-01-01

99

Planning Guidelines for Primary Schools, Issue 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This planning guide, reflecting recent changes in the educational system in Ireland, offers guidelines for designing primary schools that need to provide additional space for the growing range of teaching and support services. It addresses increased sizes of general purpose rooms, extra floor area provision for classroom storage, administration,…

Department of Education and Science, Tullamore (Ireland). Planning and Building Unit.

100

Nutrition and the Primary School Child  

Microsoft Academic Search

With a greater range of foodstuffs available today, it is necessary to educate children in choosing the correct foods to eat, and why they should eat them in preference to others. The concept of nutrition is related closely to the growth and well being of the child and subsequently should be an important part of a child's primary school education.

Andrew P. Hills

1980-01-01

101

Multimedia Scenario in a Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multimedia as an educational technology tool is used throughout the educational system. In this article we present a research project where multimedia scenario was used to initiate a discussion about Internet use among students and teachers at a primary school. Multimedia scenario is the use of large screen multimedia to initiate and facilitate discussion in a group of learners. Multimedia

Urban Nulden; Bodil Ward

2002-01-01

102

Television Distribution System for Primary Schools.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report covers a 12-month study and actual trial of a video distribution system for a primary school. It consisted of a main aerial distribution into a distribution junction box which also took video cassette recorders. The whole system was designed t...

1977-01-01

103

Data and Dialogue in Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many primary school teachers will have not heard of the data-handling cycle as set out in the English Key Stage 3 (UK ages 11-14) curriculum. This article argues that with a little adjustment, it could become the defining model for a holistic and dialogical approach to data handling at Key Stage 2 (UK ages 7-11).

Paramore, John

2011-01-01

104

Anthropometric study of Mexican primary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of an anthropometric survey conducted on male and female Mexican primary school children age 6–11 years in the metropolitan area of the city of Guadalajara. A set of 50 body dimensions was taken based on international standards. The sample consisted of 4758 children (boys and girls). The anthropometric measurements were compared to those of American,

Lilia R Prado-León; Rosal??o Avila-Chaurand; Elvia L González-Muñoz

2001-01-01

105

Television Distribution System for Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report covers a 12-month study and actual trial of a video distribution system for a primary school. It consisted of a main aerial distribution into a distribution junction box which also took video cassette recorders. The whole system was designed to distribute both in RF and video frequencies. Some ways of using the system have also been…

South Australia Education Dept., Adelaide.

106

Turkish Primary School Pupils' Views on Punishment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers meet with unwanted behavior when they are acting as facilitators of the learning process and they resort to certain tactics to deal with them. One of these tactics is punishment. This study aimed to identify the views held by Turkish primary school pupils on punishment. According to the results of the study, pupils were punished for…

Aydin, Bahri

2010-01-01

107

Towards a Framework of Socio-Linguistic Analysis of Science Textbooks: The Greek Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study aims at presenting a grid for analysing the way the language employed in Greek school science textbooks tends to project pedagogic messages. These messages are analysed for the different school science subjects (i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and educational levels (i.e., primary and lower secondary level). The analysis is made…

Dimopoulos, Kostas; Koulaidis, Vasilis; Sklaveniti, Spyridoula

2005-01-01

108

Greeks in America: Contributions to America, Relationship to Homeland, Integration into American Life, Retention of Ethnicity in America. Ethnic Heritage in America: Curriculum Materials in Elementary School Social Studies on Greeks, Jews, Lithuanians, and Ukrainians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part of the Ethnic Heritage in America curriculum materials, this unit is about Greeks in the United States. The first section presents basic facts, such as a map of Greece, map of Eastern Europe, facts about Greece, historical chronological outline, list of Greeks in U.S. history, bibliography about Greeks, Greek publications in the United…

Chicago Consortium for Inter-Ethnic Curriculum Development, IL.

109

Greeks in America: Contributions to America, Relationship to Homeland, Integration into American Life, Retention of Ethnicity in America. Ethnic Heritage in America: Curriculum Materials in Elementary School Social Studies on Greeks, Jews, Lithuanians, and Ukrainians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of the Ethnic Heritage in America curriculum materials, this unit is about Greeks in the United States. The first section presents basic facts, such as a map of Greece, map of Eastern Europe, facts about Greece, historical chronological outline, list of Greeks in U.S. history, bibliography about Greeks, Greek publications in the United…

Chicago Consortium for Inter-Ethnic Curriculum Development, IL.

110

Instructional approaches: differences between kindergarten and primary school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article discusses kindergarten and primary school teachers’ preferences for instructional approaches and teaching practices. One hundred and thirty?three teachers from Estonia completed questionnaires. The results showed that the promotion of students’ comprehension and independence, enhancing practical application and individualisation of instruction are highlighted by kindergarten as well as primary school teachers. The major difference between kindergarten and primary school

Krista Uibu; Eve Kikas; Kristiina Tropp

2011-01-01

111

Users and Experts: Greek Primary Teachers' Views about Boys, Girls, ICTs and Computing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine primary teachers' views about the abilities and personality characteristics of boys and girls relative to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and computing, and to explore the relationship of teachers' gender-stereotyped views with teachers' gender, age, computer experience and self-efficacy…

Vekiri, Ioanna

2013-01-01

112

Small Rural Primary Schools in Finland: A Pedagogically Valuable Part of the School Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reviews research on small rural primary schools in Finland and analyses it under three thematic foci: the relationship between the local rural school and the surrounding community, the small rural primary school as a learning environment, and the teachers' profession in this context. Over 30% of Finnish primary schools are small rural…

Kalaoja, Esko; Pietarinen, Janne

2009-01-01

113

Classification of Greek pottery shapes and schools using image retrieval techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using image retrieval and computer vision techniques, a pottery shape and school classification system for labeling unknown pottery and pottery fragments was developed to assist archaeologists in identifying and recording objects quickly and accurately. The system can identify twenty pottery shapes and four pottery schools with shape and color-based image retrieval techniques. The system analyzes and compares extracted features to

Gulsebnem Bishop

2006-01-01

114

Greek Grammar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While some may view ancient Greek as a "dead language", this informative and edifying website proves that the language is far from dead, and that there much to be gained through close consideration of this magisterial language. Created and maintained by Professor Marc Huys, a faculty member of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, the site serves as a clearinghouse of available online resources for studying ancient Greek. Throughout the site's various areas, Professor Huys has reviewed each individual resource and provided a brief description of its contents and also assigned a rating to each distinct resource. Some of these topical areas include reviews of sites on Greek fonts, systematic grammar, history of the Greek language, and dictionaries. The site is rounded out by a "What's New?" area which contains information about the latest additions to the site.

115

Early intervention and prevention for children excluded from primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last 10 years, the problem of school exclusion in England has reached a crisis point. Figures on permanent exclusions from primary, secondary and special schools in England show that for 1996\\/97, 12 700 children were excluded. Among these, 12% were pupils permanently excluded from primary schools. When the present Labour Government came to office, it made tackling these

Christos Panayiotopoulos; Michael Kerfoot

2007-01-01

116

Early Intervention and Prevention for Children Excluded from Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the last 10 years, the problem of school exclusion in England has reached a crisis point. Figures on permanent exclusions from primary, secondary and special schools in England show that for 1996/97, 12 700 children were excluded. Among these, 12% were pupils permanently excluded from primary schools. When the present Labour Government came to…

Panayiotopoulos, Christos; Kerfoot, Michael

2007-01-01

117

Early Intervention and Prevention for Children Excluded from Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last 10 years, the problem of school exclusion in England has reached a crisis point. Figures on permanent exclusions from primary, secondary and special schools in England show that for 1996/97, 12 700 children were excluded. Among these, 12% were pupils permanently excluded from primary schools. When the present Labour Government came to…

Panayiotopoulos, Christos; Kerfoot, Michael

2007-01-01

118

Anthropometric evaluation for primary school furniture design.  

PubMed

Musculoskeletal symptoms are one of the top ten health problems among schoolchildren in Hong Kong. Whether or not these symptoms are related to school furniture has yet to be determined and published data on furniture size are lacking. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the design of furniture in schools is appropriate for children's anthropometry. A total of 214 volunteer subjects were recruited. This constituted 90% of the total number of primary 5 and 6 students in the studied school (i.e. those aged 10 and 13 years). The data collected included demographic information, data on perceived health and posture and body and furniture measurements. The girls' BMI was lower than that of the boys. The girls had longer lower limbs and wider hip breadth measurements in the standing position. This was similar in the sitting position. Almost none of the subjects had a chair with an appropriate seat height. Seat depth was found appropriate for large groups of students whether or not a large or small chair was used. Recommendations on the sizes of chairs and desks for boys and girls are discussed. PMID:17536771

Chung, Joanne W Y; Wong, Thomas K S

2007-03-01

119

Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour's Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analyzed to identify the…

Webb, Rosemary, Ed.

2006-01-01

120

Greek Secondary School Pupils' Perceived Reasons for Behaving Appropriately and Perceived Teachers' Strategies to Maintain Discipline  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons for pupils behaving appropriately in class, in several subjects of the school curriculum, and perceived teachers' strategies to maintain discipline. One hundred and forty-five pupils, aged 13-15 years, responded to questionnaires about reasons for behaving appropriately and their perceptions of strategies used by their teachers to maintain discipline. The present

KATERINA ZOUNHIA; DIMITRIS HATZIHARISTOS; KOSTAS EMMANOUEL

2003-01-01

121

A Greek Pottery Shape and School Identification and Classification System Using Image Retrieval Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we propose an image-based pottery shape and school identification and classification system for an unknown pottery or fragment. This system is designed to assist archaeologists and students to identify and record objects quickly and accurately. We present several image retrieval and computer vision techniques and describe their applications within the domain of archaeological studies by utilizing a

Gulsebnem Bishop; Sung-Hyuk Cha; Charles Tappert

2005-01-01

122

Religion, Interculturalism and Science in an English Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article attempts to show how a set of values associated with the Christian character of an English primary school support aspects of the science curriculum. Data are obtained from the chair of governors and school documents.|

Coulby, David

2008-01-01

123

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Initiation of Smoking in Greek High-School Students  

PubMed Central

The smoking habits of 9,276 high-school students (15–18 years old) in six cities of Northern Greece were studied using a questionnaire in order to determine the prevalence and possible risk factors for initiation of smoking. We observed that 29.6% of high-school students (32.6% of boys and 26.7% of girls) were current smokers. A percentage of 43.3% had started smoking before the age of 14. Reactive behaviour towards parents’ and teachers’ advice (40.2%) and the existence of smoking friends (40.1%) were the main reasons of initiation. A well-planned integrated anti-smoking campaign is urgently required, especially among students and teachers.

Sichletidis, Lazaros T.; Chloros, Diamantis A.; Tsiotsios, Anastasios I.; Spyratos, Dionisios G.

2009-01-01

124

Primary open angle glaucoma due to T377M MYOC: Population mapping of a Greek founder mutation in Northwestern Greece  

PubMed Central

Background: Mutations in the MYOC gene have been shown to explain 5% of unrelated primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in different populations. In particular, the T377M MYOC mutation has arisen at least three separate times in history, in Great Britain, India, and Greece. The purpose of this study is to investigate the distribution of the mutation among different population groups in the northwestern region of Greece. Materials and methods: We explored the distribution of the “Greek” T377M founder mutation in the Epirus region in Northwestern Greece, which could be its origin. Genotyping was performed in POAG cases and controls by PCR amplification of the MYOC gene, followed by digestion with restriction enzyme. Statistical analyses were performed by an exact test, the Kaplan–Meier method and the t-test. Results: In the isolated Chrysovitsa village in the Pindus Mountains, a large POAG family demonstrated the T377M mutation in 20 of 66 family members while no controls from the Epirus region (n = 124) carried this mutation (P < 0.001). Among other POAG cases from Epirus, 2 out of 14 familial cases and 1 out of 80 sporadic cases showed the mutation (P = 0.057). The probability of POAG diagnosis with advancing age among mutation carriers was 23% at age 40, and reached 100% at age 75. POAG patients with the T377M mutation were diagnosed at a mean age of 51 years (SD ± 13.9), which is younger than the sporadic or familial POAG cases: 63.1 (SD ± 11) and 66.8 (SD ± 9.8) years, respectively. Conclusions: The T377M mutation was found in high proportion in members of the Chrysovitsa family (30.3%), in lower proportion in familial POAG cases (14.2%) and seems rare in sporadic POAG cases (1.2%), while no controls (0%) from the Epirus region carried the mutation. Historical and geographical data may explain the distribution of this mutation within Greece and worldwide.

Kitsos, George; Petrou, Zacharias; Grigoriadou, Maria; Samples, John R; Hewitt, Alex W; Kokotas, Haris; Giannoulia-Karantana, Aglaia; Mackey, David A; Wirtz, Mary K; Moschou, Marilita; Ioannidis, John PA; Petersen, Michael B

2010-01-01

125

Teaching Electricity Effectively in the Primary School: A Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Identifies subject and teaching knowledge that primary school teachers can use to effectively develop children's understanding of electricity and simple circuits. Presents a set of electricity concepts that are appropriate for primary children to explore.

Summers, Mike; Kruger, Colin; Mant, Jenny

2006-12-07

126

Development of Greek-Cypriot Teachers' Professional Identities: Is There a "Sense" of Growth?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to explore Greek-Cypriot teachers' development of professional identities, the current study reveals the ways in which seven teachers in one primary school in Cyprus perceive themselves as agents improving their teaching and growing as professionals. In-depth interviews indicate that teachers' conceptions of good teaching reflect a…

Karagiorgi, Yiasemina

2012-01-01

127

Assessment and Learning in the Primary School. Successful Teaching Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that improving the quality of learning in primary schools and preparing children for a long, complex life in the twenty-first century requires the highest quality of teaching and professional training, this book is part of a series to improve teachers' skills in the classroom. The book is intended to offer primary school teachers a means of…

Wragg, E. C.

128

Framing Literacy Policy: Power and Policy Drivers in Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is linked to the theme of the special issue through its focus on micropolitical analysis of the changing role of "policy drivers", mediating national policy through interactions with primary school heads and teachers. The central arguments draw on case studies undertaken in two primary schools where changes related to literacy…

Mills, Colin

2011-01-01

129

Special Primary School Complex in the United Kingdom: Booker Park  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Booker Park School is a new complex for pre-primary children and primary pupils with a range of behavioural and learning difficulties. To respond to the pupils' varied needs, the school facilities offer a high degree of flexibility and a quality environment for learning.|

Robinson, Mark

2008-01-01

130

OPEN PRIMARY EDUCATION SCHOOL STUDENTS' OPINIONS ABOUT MATHEMATICS TELEVISION PROGRAMMES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine open primary education school students' opinions about mathematics television programmes. This study indicated that to determine differences among open primary education school students' opinions about mathematics television programmes point of view students' characteristics like gender, age, grade, frequency of watching mathematics television programmes and living place. The sample consists of 99 students

Kursat YENILMEZ

2008-01-01

131

Attitudes to Making Art in the Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent research suggests that the majority of primary school teachers in the UK believe that the purpose of teaching art and design is to develop skills associated with creativity, communication and expression. This article is based on research into the attitudes held by primary school pupils towards making art. The reflective nature of many of…

Watts, Robert

2005-01-01

132

The Music Co-ordinator in the Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on the results of a study which investigated teachers' and head teachers' perceptions of the role of the music co-ordinator in the primary school, and provides insight into how the role might be made more effective. The teachers participating in this project were chosen from twenty primary schools from one local educational…

Button, Stuart; Potter, Allison

2006-01-01

133

Implementation of the NLS: A Summary for Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet explains how primary teachers and their schools will be involved in England's National Literacy Strategy (NLS). It addresses the following questions: What is the National Literacy target? How will the target be achieved? What must primary schools have done by the end of the summer term 1999? What will happen at the literacy hour? How…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

134

Science Activities That Work: Perceptions of Primary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many primary school teachers in Australia tend to be reluctant to teach science, partly because they are not confident in science and have limited science background knowledge. However, quite a number of primary school teachers still manage to teach some science. When they plan to teach science, many of them use the term “science activities that work.” Such activities seem

Ken Appleton

2002-01-01

135

A Primary School Design Workbook for Humid Asia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook, summarizing the major points relating to the particular type of educational building design for primary schools in humid tropical Asia, is basically a check list and a source of reference intended to remind the architect, engineer, or technician of the main points to be considered in the design of primary schools, and to give…

Vickery, D. J.

136

Children as Researchers in Primary Schools: Choice, Voice and Participation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Children as Researchers in Primary Schools" is an innovative and unique resource for practitioners supporting children to become "real world" researchers in the primary classroom. It will supply you with the skills and ideas you need to implement a "children as researchers" framework in your school that can be adapted for different ages and…

Bucknall, Sue

2012-01-01

137

Inclusive Education: Proclamations or Reality (Primary School Teachers' View)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper deals with 2 focal points of inclusive education, which is the integral segment of the current education reform in the Bosnia and Herzegovina: its position in various proclamations and in primary school teachers' reality, i.e., legislative aspects vs. everyday situation in primary schools. The survey research was carried out through…

Slavica, Pavlovic

2010-01-01

138

Primary teacher identity, commitment and career in performative school cultures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported here maps changes in primary teachers' identity, commitment and perspectives and subjective experiences of occupational career in the context of performative primary school cultures. The research aimed to provide in?depth knowledge of performative school culture and teachers' subjective experiences in their work of teaching. Themes in the data reveal changed commitments and professional identities. The teachers who

Geoff Troman

2008-01-01

139

In Slovenia, Sostanj Primary School Collaborates with Its Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sostanj Primary School offers a learning process which can enrich traditional forms of schooling. It demonstrates how a school, including its infrastructure, can influence family life and the environment, creating new social patterns and a local identity. Pupils and teachers are involved in different thematic projects and programmes, together…

Cercek, Emmanuel

2008-01-01

140

Technology use in reporting to parents of primary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The British Government emphasizes the involvement of family and parents in children's education. In parallel there is a rapid increase in the use of computer technology in schools. Primary school teachers are required to present parents with an end of year school report, which often represents the only real information parents receive. While the government assumes that teachers' communication with

Eva Turner

2010-01-01

141

Inclusion of primary school children with hearing impairments in Zimbabwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this study was to explore the opinions, knowledge and requirements of regular primary school teachers who taught in schools where children with hearing impairments were included. A questionnaire which covered the four aspects, was used to collect data on a sample of 104 regular school teachers. Results indicate that teachers who taught these children had more knowledge

John Charema

2010-01-01

142

Design Considerations for Construction of Rural Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Widely differing local conditions, increased community participation in education, more lifelong education, and decentralization of schools are factors which should affect the architecture of rural primary schools in Pakistan. Also significant are the results of a 1977 survey which indicate that building quality is unrelated to school attendance…

Siddiqui, Kalim A.; And Others

143

Commercial Activities in Primary Schools: A Quantitative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The commercialisation of schools is a controversial issue, but very little is known about the actual situation in UK schools. The aim of this study was to investigate, with particular reference to health education and health promotion, commercial activities and their regulation in primary schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region of the UK. A…

Raine, Gary

2007-01-01

144

Using soil seed banks for ecological education in primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we developed an educational programme using soil seed banks to promote ecological literacy among primary school?aged children. The programme consisted of seven student activities, including sampling and setting soil seed banks around the school, watering, identifying seedlings, and making observations about the plants and their environments. Research was conducted in two urban elementary schools in Seoul, Korea

Eun Jeong Ju; Jae Geun Kim

2011-01-01

145

Design Considerations for Construction of Rural Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Widely differing local conditions, increased community participation in education, more lifelong education, and decentralization of schools are factors which should affect the architecture of rural primary schools in Pakistan. Also significant are the results of a 1977 survey which indicate that building quality is unrelated to school attendance…

Siddiqui, Kalim A.; And Others

146

Target Setting in Primary Schools: The Big Squeeze  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is based on a research project completed in 2000 which examined the processes involved in target-setting in primary schools and its relationship to school improvement. It seeks to identify the stages of the process and to describe a range of teaching staff involvement in its management. The findings indicate that in general schools

Bremner, Ian; Cartwright, David

2004-01-01

147

Improving the English Urban Primary School: Questions of Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article argues that the focus within much normative education policy is with in-school effects which has sidelined the impact of structural and material factors in respect of the urban primary school. Educational reforms intended to improve schools are less likely to make much impact unless these contextualizing matters are directly…

Maguire, Meg; Pratt-Adams, Simon

2009-01-01

148

The Contribution of the Characteristics of Schools Programmes to their Use in English Primary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article looks at the contribution of the characteristics of schools television programmes to their use in English primary schools: what made the programmes a useful teaching and learning aid, and how such characteristics influenced children's reactions to and facilitated their learning from the programmes. A qualitative case?studies research into four English primary schools found that the popularity and usefulness

1999-01-01

149

How confident are primary school teachers in teaching science?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent nationalDiscipline Review of Teacher Education in Mathematics and Science outlines the lack of confidence of many preservice primary school teachers in teaching science. This study explores the attitudes\\u000a of 170 primary school teachers in a Perth school district.\\u000a \\u000a By means of a simple questionnaire the perceptions and attitudes of these teachers about the following aspects have been examined:

Stephen Yates; Denis Goodrum

1990-01-01

150

Historical Digressions in Greek Geometry Lessons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents an attempt to combine the history of mathematics of ancient Greece with the course on theoretical geometry taught in Greek secondary schools. Three sections present the history of ancient Greek geometry, geometrical constructions using straightedges and compasses, and an application of Ptolemy's theorem in solving ancient astronomy…

Thomaidis, Yannis

1991-01-01

151

Culture and the Greek Kindergarten Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The newly established Greek National Curriculum for kindergarten is examined within a historical and cultural perspective. Perceptions of education, schooling and teaching in the Greek culture while rooted in centuries of tradition have been shaped by the demands of modernity and the idealism of visionaries. The analysis takes into consideration issues of broader social development accompanying the formation of the

Demetra Evangelou

1996-01-01

152

Sociocultural Factors and Tanzanian Primary School Students' Achievements and School Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated how Tanzanian primary school students' school experience varied according to school performance in subjects such as mathematics and Kiswahili) and several sociocultural factors like parental educational level, gender, age, religion, and home language. A representative sample was collected from urban and rural schools in Morogoro region. 545 students (254 boys and 291 girls) from Std 1II through VII

Lars-Erik Malmberg; Suleman Sumra

153

Flemish Primary Teachers' Use of School Performance Feedback and the Relationship with School Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: Schools are increasingly confronted with the challenges that information about school performance brings with it. It is common for schools' use of performance feedback to be limited. Equally, however, there are documented cases in which school performance feedback is meaningfully used. Purpose: This study looks at how Flemish primary

Vanhoof, Jan; Verhaeghe, Goedele; Van Petegem, Peter; Valcke, Martin

2012-01-01

154

Primary School Sex Education Programs: Views and experiences of teachers in four primary schools in Sydney, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This small-scale study draws on qualitative data from four government primary schools in Sydney, Australia to investigate the sex education given to grade five and six primary school children by their teachers. This article explores the sexuality issues teachers find difficult to discuss, and reports the concerns teachers have when teaching sexuality education. The practices teachers adopt to encourage parent-teacher

Jan Milton

2003-01-01

155

Turkish primary school teachers’ perceptions of school culture regarding ICT integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study aimed at identifying Turkish primary school teachers’ perceptions of school culture regarding ICT integration\\u000a in education. In addition, the current study was designed to investigate factors that might influence their perceptions. The\\u000a participants were 1540 primary school teachers. The findings revealed that the teachers’ perceptions regarding school culture\\u000a in both motivational and technical aspects were not positive.

Erdo?an Tezci

2011-01-01

156

Walking to school: frequency and predictors among primary school children in Dunedin, New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim To estimate the frequency of walking to school among primary school children and examine associated factors. Method In-class survey of Years 1-6 children attending Dunedin primary schools, November 2004, and a take home, written questionnaire for parents \\/ caregivers. Results On study day, 34.5% of children walked to school and 36.8% intended to walk home. Overall, 1157 completed caregiver

Sofie Yelavich; Cindy Towns; Richard Burt; Kent Chow; Roana Donohue; Haji S H Sani; Keryn Taylor; Andrew Gray; Jason Eberhart-Phillips; Anthony I Reeder

2008-01-01

157

Tobacco Education in the Primary School: Paradoxes for the Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: The overall aim of the research was to investigate the approaches taken to tobacco education by primary school teachers. Setting: Research was conducted in four diverse areas of Scotland. Methods: Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with primary 6 and primary 7 teachers. Questions explored the classroom issues…

Spratt, Jennifer; Shucksmith, Janet

2006-01-01

158

A Survey of Greek General and Special Education Teachers' Perceptions regarding the Role of the Special Needs Coordinator: Implications for Educational Policy on Inclusion and Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study explored the perceptions of Greek general and special primary teachers regarding the role and the professional characteristics of special needs coordinators (SENCOs). According to the responses of the 466 participants, each school should have a fulltime SENCO, who should have both teaching experience in general schools and…

Agaliotis, Ioannis; Kalyva, Efrosini

2011-01-01

159

A survey of Greek general and special education teachers’ perceptions regarding the role of the special needs coordinator: Implications for educational policy on inclusion and teacher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explored the perceptions of Greek general and special primary teachers regarding the role and the professional characteristics of special needs coordinators (SENCOs). According to the responses of the 466 participants, each school should have a fulltime SENCO, who should have both teaching experience in general schools and specialization in teaching students with SEN, and also be able

Ioannis Agaliotis; Efrosini Kalyva

2011-01-01

160

School lunch and learning behaviour in primary schools: an intervention study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background\\/Objectives:In addition to the nutritional benefits of healthier school food, anecdotes describe improvements in children's behaviour and educational outcomes when school food or the school dining room environment is improved. This study hypothesized that a school food and dining room intervention would improve pupils’ learning-related classroom behaviour.Subjects\\/Methods:A controlled intervention trial involving six primary schools matched in triplets and randomly assigned

R Golley; E Baines; P Bassett; L Wood; J Pearce; M Nelson

2010-01-01

161

The School Re-Integration of the Children of Greek Emigrants in Their Parents' Country of Origin. The CDCC's Project No.7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the visit of an international team studying the education and cultural development of migrants, this report describes school re-integration for children of Greek migrants returning to their home country. Part 1 outlines the purpose and itinerary of the three-day visit. Part 2 characterizes Greece as having a long and complex tradition of…

Rey, Micheline

162

Anthropometric evaluation for primary school furniture design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Musculoskeletal symptoms are one of the top ten health problems among schoolchildren in Hong Kong. Whether or not these symptoms are related to school furniture has yet to be determined and published data on furniture size are lacking. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the design of furniture in schools is appropriate for children's anthropometry. A total

Joanne W. Y. Chung; Thomas K. S. Wong

2007-01-01

163

The Efficiency of the Greek Lighthouse Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among the many primary causes which lead to a shipping casualty, those of wrecking, stranding or coming into contact with fixed coastal structures depend (although not exclusively and only under specific conditions of visibility) upon the efficiency of the lighthouse and navigating lights network of a national coastline. The analysis of the shipping casualties involving Greek ships in the Greek

Julia Englesou; Mary Lekakou; Ernest Tzannatos

1998-01-01

164

Association of NADPH oxidase p22phox gene C242T, A640G and -930A/G polymorphisms with primary knee osteoarthritis in the Greek population.  

PubMed

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis with still unknown pathogenic etiology and considerable contribution of genetic factors. Recently, a new emerging role of oxidative stress in the pathology of OA has been reported, lacking however elucidation of the underlying mechanism. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase being a complex enzyme produced by chondrocytes, presents the major source of reactive oxygen species and main contributor of increased oxidative stress. The present study aims to evaluate the association of NADPH oxidase p22phox gene C242T, A640G and -A930G polymorphisms with primary knee OA in the Greek population. One hundred fifty five patients with primary symptomatic knee OA participated in the study along with 139 matched controls. Genotypes were determined using polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism technique. Allelic and genotypic frequencies were compared between both study groups. NADPH p22phox -A930G polymorphism was significantly associated with knee OA in the crude analysis (P = 0.018). No significant difference was detected for C242T and A640G polymorphisms (P > 0.05). The association between -A930G polymorphism and knee OA disappeared when the results were adjusted for obesity (P = 0.078, odds ratio 0.54, 95 % CI 0.272-1.071). The interaction between all three polymorphisms was not significant. The present study shows that NADPH oxidase p22phox gene C242T, A640G and -A930G polymorphisms are not risk factors for knee OA susceptibility in the Greek population. Further studies are needed to give a global view of the importance of this polymorphism in the pathogenesis of OA. PMID:23922196

Lepetsos, Panagiotis; Pampanos, Andreas; Lallos, Stergios; Kanavakis, Emmanouil; Korres, Dimitrios; Papavassiliou, Athanasios G; Efstathopoulos, Nicolaos

2013-08-07

165

Indoor environmental quality in a 'low allergen' school and three standard primary schools in Western Australia.  

PubMed

To investigate indoor environmental quality in classrooms, assessments were undertaken in a 'low allergen' school and three standard primary schools in Western Australia. Dust allergens, air pollutants and physical parameters were monitored in the four schools at four times (summer school term, autumn holiday, winter school term and winter holiday) in 2002. The levels of particulate matter (PM(10)) and volatile organic compounds were similar between the four primary schools. Although slightly decreased levels of dust-mite and cat allergens were observed in the 'low allergen' school, the reductions were not statistically significant and the allergen levels in all schools were much lower than the recommended sensitizing thresholds. However, significantly lower levels of relative humidity and formaldehyde level during summer-term were recorded in the 'low allergen' school. In conclusion, the evidence here suggests that the 'low allergen' school did not significantly improve the indoor environmental quality in classrooms. Practical Implications School is an important environment for children in terms of exposure to pollutants and allergens. By assessing the levels of key pollutants and allergens in a low allergen school and three standard primary schools in Western Australia, this study provides useful information for implementation of healthy building design that can improve the indoor environment in schools. PMID:16420500

Zhang, G; Spickett, J; Rumchev, K; Lee, A H; Stick, S

2006-02-01

166

Lichens as biomonitors at indoor environments of primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

A biomonitoring study, using transplanted lichens Flavoparmelia caperata, was conducted to assess the indoor air quality in primary schools in urban (Lisbon) and rural (Ponte de Sor) Portuguese\\u000a sites. The lichens exposure period occurred between April and June 2010 and two types of environments of the primary schools\\u000a were studied: classrooms and outdoor\\/courtyard. Afterwards, the lichen samples were processed and

N. Canha; M. Almeida-Silva; M. C. Freitas; S. M. Almeida; H. Th. Wolterbeek

2011-01-01

167

Molecular analysis of HLA class II genes in primary Sjögren's syndrome. A study of Israeli Jewish and Greek non-Jewish patients.  

PubMed

In an attempt to define the role of HLA class II genes in predisposition to primary Sjögren's syndrome, patients of two different ethnic groups (Israeli Jews and Greeks of non-Jewish origin) suffering from this disorder were studied. Oligonucleotide genotyping revealed the majority in both groups to carry either DRB1*1101 or DRB1*1104, alleles that are in linkage disequilibrium with DQB1*0301 and DQA1*0501. The high frequency of the two alleles in these SS patients is in contrast with the accepted association of primary SS with HLA-DR3 in Italian and American individuals. Molecular analysis of DQB1 and DQA1 alleles found in American Caucasian and American black SS (or SLE) patients demonstrated high frequencies of DQB1*0201 and DQA1*0501. The fact that the majority of SS patients, across racial and ethnic boundaries, carry a common allele, DQA1*0501, implies its involvement in the predisposition to primary SS. Based on sequence analysis and the computer imaging of the HLA class II molecule structure, a hypothetical model for the role of the DQ molecule in promoting primary SS is proposed. PMID:8340232

Roitberg-Tambur, A; Friedmann, A; Safirman, C; Markitziu, A; Ben-Chetrit, E; Rubinow, A; Moutsopoulos, H M; Stavropoulos, E; Skopouli, F N; Margalit, H

1993-04-01

168

Chapatis and chips: encountering food use in primary school settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on a case study of food and eating practices in a co-educational, multi-ethnic primary school. It illustrates discrepancies between the formal curriculum for food and the actual food consumed in school. Themes to be explored further are children’s understandings about meals and snacks and the cultural significance attached to each.

Robert G. Burgess; Marlene Morrison

1998-01-01

169

Food, Environment and Health: A Guide for Primary School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book for primary school teachers provides a practical collection of facts, advice, projects, games, stories, and sample questions for use in teaching children the importance of healthy habits. Food, personal hygiene, and the home environment are areas of particular concern. Details range from advice on ways to start a school garden or design…

Williams, Trefor; And Others

170

Media Educational Situations and Two Primary School Teachers' Practical Reasoning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is about two teachers, Sini and Visa, and how they reason about their actions in the context of media education in a Finnish primary school. Their reasoning was studied through stimulated recall interviews and elicitation of the practical arguments originating from an Aristotelian practical syllogism. This was followed by a data-based content analysis. During the 20072008 school year,

Olli Vesterinen; Heikki Kynäslahti; Seppo Tella

2010-01-01

171

Co?ordinating science in primary schools: A role model?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The number of primary schools with a teacher responsible for coordinating and developing science in the curriculum (a science co?ordinator) has increased dramatically since 1978. However co?ordinators are not having the impact they should on the quality of science in the schools. This in part is due to the restricted view of the role that is held by head teachers,

Derek Bell

1992-01-01

172

Children's Economic Activities and Primary School Attendance in Rural Guatemala.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate whether low school attendance rates in Guatemala (about 35% of primary school aged children do not attend) are due primarily to the need for children in low income families to contribute to family income or child care and other housekeeping tasks, time use data were collected in 4 rural villages from mothers of 369 children, aged…

Clark, Carol A. M.

173

Children of the "Danchi": A Japanese Primary School for Newcomers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practices and policies of Japanese schooling for immigrant and marginalised students are examined through the lens of a primary school which serves one of the largest foreign student populations in Japan. Student families include Southeast Asian refugees, South American immigrants of Japanese descent, recent and longstanding Chinese and Koreans,…

Gordon, June A.

2009-01-01

174

Using Soil Seed Banks for Ecological Education in Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study, we developed an educational programme using soil seed banks to promote ecological literacy among primary school-aged children. The programme consisted of seven student activities, including sampling and setting soil seed banks around the school, watering, identifying seedlings, and making observations about the plants and their…

Ju, Eun Jeong; Kim, Jae Geun

2011-01-01

175

Convergence of Primary Schooling in France before the Ferry Laws  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of primary schooling has been considered since the beginning of the nineteenth century as a major process and notably characteristic of developed capitalist societies. French research on education has gener- ally merely noted this development, considering the inter- pretation to be obvious. We have a different conception, considering that the increase in school attendance in France requires a

Claude Diebolt; Magali Jaoul; Gilles San Martino

176

Artists in Cypriot Primary Schools: The Pupils' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Musicians and visual artists are appointed to work as specialist teachers in Cypriot primary schools because of their artistic expertise. However, little information is available concerning these artists and their work in schools, including the perceptions of the pupils. This paper reports on an investigation into the nature of the pupils'…

Sanderson, Patricia; Savva, Andri

2004-01-01

177

Effective Primary Schools in Geographically Isolated Areas of Vietnam  

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This study identifies the major characteristics of "effective" primary schools in isolated areas in Vietnam. It suggests areas in which the implementation of beneficial changes can occur. Pupils in isolated areas of Vietnam are, in many respects, educationally disadvantaged. Usually, these pupils are in schools that have fewer educational…

Ikeda, Miyako

2010-01-01

178

Children of the danchi: a Japanese primary school for newcomers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Practices and policies of Japanese schooling for immigrant and marginalised students are examined through the lens of a primary school which serves one of the largest foreign student populations in Japan. Student families include Southeast Asian refugees, South American immigrants of Japanese descent, recent and longstanding Chinese and Koreans, and low-income Japanese nationals. Years of ethnographic fieldwork in several low-income

June A. Gordon

2009-01-01

179

Musical Behaviours of Primary School Children in Singapore  

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|In this ethnographic study, the musical behaviours of 28 primary school children in Singapore were examined for their meaning and diversity as they engaged in the school day. A large part of these children's musical behaviours stemmed from their exposure to the mass media. Children's musical inventions emerged in the context of play, occasionally…

Lum, Chee-Hoo

2009-01-01

180

Arithmetic Education in Tokyo Primary Schools  

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This descriptive report of Japan's instructional practices in elementary school mathematics briefly discusses time spent on arithmetic, objectives, parental and societal support, mathematics content for each grade, learning experiences, instructional materials, evaluation, and curriculum development. (DT)

Dutton, Wilbur H.

1977-01-01

181

Positioning the School in the Landscape: Exploring Black History with a Regional Australian Primary School  

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This paper deals with a project establishing an Indigenous Australian artists-in-residence program at a regional Australian primary school to foreground its Black History. Primary school students worked with Indigenous Australian story tellers, artists, dancers and musicians to explore ways in which they could examine print and non-print texts for…

Zeegers, Margaret

2011-01-01

182

The Organizational Strategies of School Management in Japan: Focus on Primary School Principals  

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|The study examines the organizational strategies of Japanese principals in school management. One hundred principals of primary schools in Hiroshima Prefecture were surveyed in 2007. The samples comprised of the differences between the two groups aged 51-55 and 56-60 in terms of how competency level should be exerted in school. The study was…

Cisse, Makia; Okato, Toshitaka

2009-01-01

183

Primary school accident reporting in one education authority  

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Background: Studies have shown a correlation between increased accident rates and levels of deprivation in the community. School accident reporting is one area where an association might be expected. Aims: To investigate differences in primary school accident rates in deprived and more affluent wards, in an area managed by one education authority. Methods: Statistical analysis of accident form returns for 100 primary schools in one education authority in Wales over a two year period, in conjunction with visits to over one third of school sites. Results: Accident report rates from schools in deprived wards were three times higher than those from schools in more affluent wards. School visits showed that this discrepancy was attributable primarily to differences in reporting procedures. One third of schools did not report accidents and approximately half did not keep records of minor accidents. Conclusions: The association between school accident report rates and deprivation in the community is complex. School accident data from local education authorities may be unreliable for most purposes of collection.

Latif, A; Williams, W; Sibert, J

2002-01-01

184

Predicting Organizational Commitment from Organizational Culture in Turkish Primary Schools  

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|This study aims to describe organizational culture and commitment and to predict organizational commitment from organizational culture in Turkish primary schools. Organizational Culture Scale (Ipek "1999") and Organizational Commitment Scale (Balay "2000") were used in the data gathering process. The data were collected from 415 primary teachers…

Ipek, Cemalettin

2010-01-01

185

Children's views of Teaching Assistants in primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports primary children's perceptions of the role of the Teaching Assistant (TA) in three state primary schools in South West England. Through the use of a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews, an exploration was made of how children view TAs, who are commonly found delivering the curriculum alongside the teacher in the classroom. A simple questionnaire was completed by

Clare Fraser; Sara Meadows

2008-01-01

186

Using the Internet in Teaching Mathematics in Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper arises from a larger study that aims to investigate how primary school teachers use the Internet for teacher professional development and for teaching mathematics. Through compilation of interview data and classroom observations from one primary teacher, it was found that this teacher uses technology and particularly the Internet as an integral component of her daily mathematics teaching, and

Shelley Dole

187

Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

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|The transition from primary to secondary school can often be a difficult time for children, and managing the transition smoothly has posed a problem for teachers at both upper primary and lower secondary level. At a time when "childhood" recedes and "adulthood" beckons, the inequalities between individual children can widen, and meeting the needs…

Howe, Alan, Ed.; Richards, Val, Ed.

2011-01-01

188

Measuring social networks in British primary schools through scientific engagement  

PubMed Central

Primary schools constitute a key risk group for the transmission of infectious diseases, concentrating great numbers of immunologically naive individuals at high densities. Despite this, very little is known about the social patterns of mixing within a school, which are likely to contribute to disease transmission. In this study, we present a novel approach where scientific engagement was used as a tool to access school populations and measure social networks between young (4–11 years) children. By embedding our research project within enrichment activities to older secondary school (13–15) children, we could exploit the existing links between schools to achieve a high response rate for our study population (around 90% in most schools). Social contacts of primary school children were measured through self-reporting based on a questionnaire design, and analysed using the techniques of social network analysis. We find evidence of marked social structure and gender assortativity within and between classrooms in the same school. These patterns have been previously reported in smaller studies, but to our knowledge no study has attempted to exhaustively sample entire school populations. Our innovative approach facilitates access to a vitally important (but difficult to sample) epidemiological sub-group. It provides a model whereby scientific communication can be used to enhance, rather than merely complement, the outcomes of research.

Conlan, A. J. K.; Eames, K. T. D.; Gage, J. A.; von Kirchbach, J. C.; Ross, J. V.; Saenz, R. A.; Gog, J. R.

2011-01-01

189

Towards a Biologically Informed Primary School Practice  

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The various ways "nature" and "nurture" interact to shape school pupils' lives are examined from the perspective of recent biologically informed studies. The idea of a highly predictive, genetically based inheritance is strikingly upheld by research in infancy and early childhood. Research evidence also shows how pupil individuality develops…

Silcock, Peter

2008-01-01

190

Students' Perceptions of Teacher Support Across the Transition from Primary to Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the degree to which students' perceptions of teacher support are related to school type (primary versus secondary). The sample included 7,205 students from years 5 to 7 in primary school and years 8 to 10 in secondary school. Previous research has concluded that perceptions of school change negatively when students move from primary to secondary school. However,

Edvin Bru; Tor Stornes; Elaine Munthe; Elin Thuen

2010-01-01

191

Beyond Electronic Brochures: An analysis of Singapore primary school web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to investigate how Singapore primary schools use their web sites, what kind of information is contained in the web sites, and how the information is presented. Based on an analysis of 176 primary school web sites, which represent all but one of the country’s primary schools, findings indicate that most of Singapore’s primary school web sites contain

Chun Hu; Andrew Kheng Fah Soong

2007-01-01

192

School Development Planning in Jersey Primary Schools: A Contingency Analysis.  

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Examines management of planned change. Considers how a continually shifting balance between environmental turbulence and stability affects implementation of annual school-development plans. Tests Wallace and McMahon's contingency hypothesis: turbulent environments demand a continual process of creation, monitoring, and adjustment. Stable…

Jones, Gary Richard

1996-01-01

193

Applied Linguistics and Primary School Teaching  

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|Modern primary teachers must adapt literacy programmes and ensure efficient learning for all. They must also support children with language and literacy difficulties, children learning English as an additional language and possibly teach a modern foreign language. To do this effectively, they need to understand the applied linguistics research…

Ellis, Sue, Ed.; McCartney, Elspeth, Ed.

2011-01-01

194

"Bimodal" medical schools: excelling in research and primary care.  

PubMed

The authors studied four "bimodal" medical schools--those ranked in the top 20% by the Association of American Medical Colleges both in production of primary care physicians and in receiving research grants from the National Institutes of Health. A descriptive, anthropologic method was used to describe the cultures of these schools and to determine common factors in their success. The four schools are at the University of Washington, the University of North Carolina, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, San Diego. These common factors ranged from characteristics of the schools to characteristics of their external environments. All four are part of large, state-supported universities. They are relatively new schools in areas of the country that have blossomed in biotechnology, aerospace, and computer industries. The schools' missions, admission committees, and educational programs reflect their dual role: to meet the health care needs of their states and to advance basic science knowledge in medicine. Each state has a strong Academy of Family Practice, and the medical schools have been in the forefront of residency training in this specialty. Federal- and state-funded Area Health Education Centers and private foundations have provided seed money for educational programs in community and rural settings that attract medical students to primary care. Research-intensive medical schools can encourage students to enter primary care specialties if they have strong primary care leaders and programs and if they support medical education programs outside the academic, tertiary-care center. A culture of mutual respect and commitment to community service is also essential to achieving this bimodal success. PMID:9125980

Osborn, E H; O'Neil, E H

1996-09-01

195

Stress and Job Satisfaction among Primary School Teachers in Malta  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire survey was conducted on 844 primary school teachers in Maltese state schools to investigate the prevalence of stress and the level of job satisfaction. Three out of every 10 teachers rated their job as very\\/extremely stressful. Length of teaching experience and age?group taught were found to be moderators of teacher stress. The great majority of respondents (75.5%) were

Mark G. Borg; Joseph M. Falzon

1989-01-01

196

Denominational primary schooling: The case of Trinidad and Tobago  

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In developing countries, the trend has been for government to assume gradual control of schools run by religious organisations, while allowing them to retain their religious affiliation. In the Caribbean, the relationship between church and state educational systems has generally been cordial. This is particularly so in Trinidad and Tobago, where almost three quarters of the primary schools are denominational: Roman Catholic, other Christian, Hindu and Muslim. However, a significant proportion of pupils do not adhere to the host faith. Demographic trends and internal migration have disturbed the previous pattern of population, but the most important factor is the influence of the Common Entrance Examination, which controls entry to secondary education. Certain primary schools achieve high pass rates and attract large numbers of applicants from all sectors of society, while School Boards and principals accept over-population and set entry criteria other than religious affiliation. Variation in curricula is limited by recently drafted requirements, the government provides the bulk of school funds, and regularly inspects all schools. Such controls may enable the present government to fulfil its intention of deemphasising the Common Entrance Examination, but it thereby runs the risk of endangering the religious tolerance engendered by the present multidenominational nature of religious schools.

MacKenzie, Clayton G.

1991-06-01

197

Primary School Science Teachers' Perspectives regarding Their Professional Development: Implications for School Districts in South Africa  

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|Perceptions play a significant role in an individual's decision-making. This paper reports on a study that investigated primary school science teachers' perceptions of their school district professional development and its basis and impact on the teacher development process in a large district in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. From the…

Bantwini, Bongani D.

2012-01-01

198

Capacity Building for School Improvement: A Case Study of a New Zealand Primary School  

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Capacity building is now mentioned synonymously with school improvement in much of the literature with an absence of debate on the implications of political, social and economic trends. This article explores capacity building in one low decile, multicultural, New Zealand primary school. The research, positioned within an interpretivist paradigm,…

Stringer, Patricia Martha

2009-01-01

199

Primary school science teachers’ perspectives regarding their professional development: implications for school districts in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Perceptions play a significant role in an individual’s decision-making. This paper reports on a study that investigated primary school science teachers’ perceptions of their school district professional development and its basis and impact on the teacher development process in a large district in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. From the findings, teachers had negative perceptions that led to the

Bongani D. Bantwini

2012-01-01

200

Emergent Communities of Practice: Secondary Schools' Interaction with Primary School Foreign Language Teaching and Learning  

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The aim of this paper is to give an account of the response of secondary schools to the primary school foreign language teaching initiative recently introduced by the UK government. The paper also explores defining features of the process of cross-phase interaction and the role that knowledge and collaborative practice plays in generating change…

Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda

2012-01-01

201

Supporting students’ transition from primary school to high school using the Internet as a communication tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a transition project where the Internet as a communication tool was used to facilitate interactions between primary school and high school students. The qualitative case study involved capturing the online interactions of the students and teachers as well as the use of questionnaires. Results of the study demonstrate that the use of the Internet allowed participants

Damian Maher

2010-01-01

202

Focus Points for School Health Promotion Improvements in Dutch Primary Schools  

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To enable improvements in school health promotion, this paper examines associations between the number of health-promotion issues addressed by primary school teachers in the Netherlands and factors thought to influence this behavior. The main factors studied are context characteristics and constructs of attitude, social influence, self-efficacy…

Leurs, Mariken T. W.; Bessems, Kathelijne; Schaalma, Herman P.; de Vries, Hein

2007-01-01

203

Engaging with Schools and Increasing Primary School Students' Interest in Science: An Intersectoral Collaboration  

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This paper discusses an initiative called "Scientists in Schools" which was implemented with a group of seventy (n=70) Year 4 and Year 7 students studying in a local school in regional South Australia with the primary objective of raising awareness and interest in the study of sciences. Mezirow's critical reflection was used by the teacher and…

Willsher, Kerre; Penman, Joy

2011-01-01

204

The Contribution Made by School Milk to the Nutrition of Primary School Children  

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Study discusses the assessment of the contribution of school milk to the nutrition of 396 Kent primary school children aged eight to eleven years, using information collected in a survey which included a weighed diet record, a socio-economic questionnaire, and a medical examination. [Available from Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street,…

Cook, Judith; And Others

1975-01-01

205

School improvement in the context of a primary school in special measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on a case study of a large primary school placed in special measures as a result of an inspection by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education). It examines the processes of school improvement and focuses on the leadership and management roles of the head teacher and deputy head teacher. It addresses approaches to improving the quality

Ron Ritchie

2002-01-01

206

Engaging with Schools and Increasing Primary School Students' Interest in Science: An Intersectoral Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses an initiative called "Scientists in Schools" which was implemented with a group of seventy (n=70) Year 4 and Year 7 students studying in a local school in regional South Australia with the primary objective of raising awareness and interest in the study of sciences. Mezirow's critical reflection was used by the teacher and…

Willsher, Kerre; Penman, Joy

2011-01-01

207

Emergent Communities of Practice: Secondary Schools' Interaction with Primary School Foreign Language Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this paper is to give an account of the response of secondary schools to the primary school foreign language teaching initiative recently introduced by the UK government. The paper also explores defining features of the process of cross-phase interaction and the role that knowledge and collaborative practice plays in generating change…

Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda

2012-01-01

208

Capacity Building for School Improvement: A Case Study of a New Zealand Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Capacity building is now mentioned synonymously with school improvement in much of the literature with an absence of debate on the implications of political, social and economic trends. This article explores capacity building in one low decile, multicultural, New Zealand primary school. The research, positioned within an interpretivist paradigm,…

Stringer, Patricia Martha

2009-01-01

209

The Reality of Primary Schools and Basic Education in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduction: Today, basic education which is 12 years in many of the developed countries in the world was extended from five to eight years in Turkey in 1997 and "Primary Education" was redefined as an "eight-year continuous education". Total of primary schools is 35,581 in the country-wide. The number of students in per teacher is 26.4 and…

Toprakci, Erdal

2010-01-01

210

Flying the "Active School Flag": Physical Activity Promotion through Self-Evaluation in Primary Schools in Ireland  

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Primary schools are key sites where children can be active, advance their knowledge and understanding of how to participate in physical activity (PA) and develop an appreciation of its importance in their lives. This study explored the role of schools in promoting PA asking: how do primary schools approach the promotion of whole-school PA? Data…

Chroinin, Deirdre Ni; Murtagh, Elaine; Bowles, Richard

2012-01-01

211

Flying the "Active School Flag": Physical Activity Promotion through Self-Evaluation in Primary Schools in Ireland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Primary schools are key sites where children can be active, advance their knowledge and understanding of how to participate in physical activity (PA) and develop an appreciation of its importance in their lives. This study explored the role of schools in promoting PA asking: how do primary schools approach the promotion of whole-school PA? Data…

Chroinin, Deirdre Ni; Murtagh, Elaine; Bowles, Richard

2012-01-01

212

Quality of Primary Education Inputs in Urban Schools: Evidence From Nairobi  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the quality of primary school inputs in urban settlements with a view to understand how it sheds light on benchmarks of education quality indicators in Kenya. Data from a school survey that involved 83 primary schools collected in 2005 were used. The data set contains information on school quality characteristics of various types of schools in Nairobi.

Moses W. Ngware; Moses Oketch; Alex C. Ezeh

2011-01-01

213

The Primary School Curriculum in a Colonial Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A history of primary school curriculum in Guyana, a former British colony, points out social determinates of curriculum. Ruling groups emphasized agriculture and manual arts in public education to maintain class distinctions while the masses fought for academic education as a key to financial and social success. (JH)|

Bacus, M. Kazim

1974-01-01

214

Primary School Children's Self-Efficacy for Music Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Self-Efficacy for Musical Learning questionnaire was adapted and tested with 404 primary school children, producing a robust Cronbach alpha (0.87) and confirming a single underlying factor through exploratory factor analysis. Test-retest scores showed the measure's stability over a 9-month period. Data were collected on children's prior music…

Ritchie, Laura; Williamon, Aaron

2011-01-01

215

Primary School Children's Understanding of Municipal Waste Processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The basic features and goals of environmental education incorporated into curricula for primary and lower secondary education in Slovenia are discussed. In this preliminary study we have attempted to establish a hypothesis about Slovene children's understanding of concepts relating to the problem of waste. For this purpose we tested 2nd?5th grade pupils of elementary schools in the state capital and

S. A. Glažar; M. Vrta?nik; A. Ba?nik

1998-01-01

216

The Quest for Strategic Malaysian Quality National Primary School Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nine-point strategic leadership characteristics of Malaysian Quality National Primary School Leaders (QNPSL) and to indicate the implications of these findings for the current educational management and leadership practices in their quest for Malaysian quality education.…

Ali, Hairuddin Mohd

2012-01-01

217

The Effect of Social Skills Interventions in the Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social inclusion is currently a priority issue for all in education. Brent Educational Psychology Service implemented two social skills training interventions to promote social inclusion in six primary schools. Educational psychologists in training carried out an independent evaluation of these interventions. Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data showed positive effects of intervention on social skills and social inclusion. The effects

Alexa Denham; Sarah Hatfield; Nicola Smethurst; Elizabeth Tan; Craig Tribe

2006-01-01

218

Total Quality Management Practices in Turkish Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent of total quality management (TQM) practices in primary schools based on teachers' perceptions, and how their perceptions are related to different variables. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, a survey based descriptive scanning model was used. This study was carried out in…

Toremen, Fatih; Karakus, Mehmet; Yasan, Tezcan

2009-01-01

219

Primary Headteachers: New Leadership Roles inside and outside the School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article considers some of the findings of research undertaken for a PhD into the changing educational agenda and its impact on the role of primary headteachers in England. During the course of the study from 2005-2009, as a result of government policy new roles for headteachers both inside and outside their school increasingly emerged. The…

Robinson, Susan

2011-01-01

220

Organizational Communication and Job Satisfaction in Australian Catholic Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job satisfaction has been associated with a variety of behaviours relating to communication. However, very little research has been conducted in primary schools encompassing job satisfaction and a range of communication variables. This study investigated the relationships between aspects of organizational communication and facets of job…

De Nobile, John J.; McCormick, John

2008-01-01

221

Developing Children's Language Learner Strategies at Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses the strategy repertoires and strategy development of six English children who learned foreign languages at primary school. My study differs from mainstream research, in that it focuses on young children and on the development of their strategies, draws on sociocultural theory and uses ethnographic methods. My findings show…

Kirsch, Claudine

2012-01-01

222

Irish primary school teachers' experiences with Sport Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent reviews illustrate the considerable literature on Sport Education. However, research on the experiences of non-specialist physical education teachers attempting Sport Education is limited. The focus of this research was to investigate non-specialist teachers’ views on Sport Education and identify what possibilities might exist regarding Sport Education in the context of primary schooling. Eight teachers (four males and four females)

Gary D. Kinchin; Ann MacPhail; Déirdre Ní Chróinín

2012-01-01

223

Coping actions used by Maltese primary school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is part of a larger study dealing with various aspects of occupational stress among teachers. It seeb to identify the coping actions most frequently used by Maltese primary school teachers and how these actions relate to several subgroups; preference in the use of direct?action and palliative strategies was also investigated in terms of the whole sample and the

Mark G. Borg; Joseph M. Falzon

1990-01-01

224

Perceived Social Skills and Irrational Beliefs in Primary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the relationships between perceived social skills and irrational beliefs (total score, demand for success, demand for comfort) in the 6th and 7th grade students were examined. The participants in the current study included 344 students from three primary schools in Denizli, Turkey. Data were collected by using Social Skills Scale-Student Version and Irrational Beliefs Scale for Adolescents.

225

A Developmentally Appropriate Honduran/International Primary School Computer Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students and teachers need to develop skills in using available technological capacities. The curriculum described here is designed to familiarize students and teachers with equipment and software available at the Escuela Internacional Sampedrana's Primary School (EIS) in Honduras. Key features of the curriculum include the use of the Internet…

Evans, Thomas J.; Traylor, Stacy L.

226

The Achievement of Indigenous Students in Guatemalan Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyses the difference in academic achievement between indigenous and nonindigenous children that attend rural primary schools in Guatemala. The gap ranges between 0.8 and 1 standard deviation in Spanish, and approximately half that in Mathematics. A decomposition procedure suggests that a relatively small portion of the achievement…

McEwan, Patrick J.; Trowbridge, Marisol

2007-01-01

227

Primary School Teacher Trainees' Opinions on Epistemological Beliefs and Metacognition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Epistemological beliefs defined as individuals' subjective beliefs about what knowledge is and how knowing and learning occurs. Metacognition explained as students' supervisions of the activities performed on their learning can be considered as basic factors of learning to learn. In this study, it's critically aimed to determining opinions of primary school teacher trainees' metacognition and epistemological beliefs. In collecting, analyzing

Meral GÜVEN; Dilek BELET

2010-01-01

228

Developing children's language learner strategies at primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the strategy repertoires and strategy development of six English children who learned foreign languages at primary school. My study differs from mainstream research, in that it focuses on young children and on the development of their strategies, draws on sociocultural theory and uses ethnographic methods. My findings show that the six children developed a range of strategies

Claudine Kirsch

2012-01-01

229

Compulsory ‘foreign language activities’ in Japanese primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

From 2011, the new curriculum for introducing English to Japanese primary schools will be fully implemented in the form of ‘foreign language activities’. This innovation forms part of the government's plan to cultivate ‘Japanese with English abilities’, a development based on the awareness, particularly in the business sector, that equipping Japanese citizens with English skills is imperative if Japan is

Kayoko Hashimoto

2011-01-01

230

Learning environmental concepts in primary school for sustainable development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores environmental education research in primary school. The longitudinal study started in 2003, with 29 children nine years of age, in a city in southern Sweden. The teacher works with projects in science and technology to stimulate the pupils' interest and participation in environmental education. Semi-structured interviews with the young pupils have been carried out. In order to

Christel Persson; Anna Musidowska-Perssonb

2007-01-01

231

Instructional Approaches: Differences between Kindergarten and Primary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article discusses kindergarten and primary school teachers' preferences for instructional approaches and teaching practices. One hundred and thirty-three teachers from Estonia completed questionnaires. The results showed that the promotion of students' comprehension and independence, enhancing practical application and individualisation of…

Uibu, Krista; Kikas, Eve; Tropp, Kristiina

2011-01-01

232

The self?perceptions of bullies in Cyprus primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bullying is a matter of significant concern in the Cypriot educational setting. Teachers usually report their difficulties in understanding bullies and their anxiety to find effective ways to deal with them. This project investigated the self?concepts of a sample of nine boys identified as bullies at the end of primary schooling in Nicosia, Cyprus. The bullies’ self?concepts were examined by

Chrystalla Kaloyirou; Geoff Lindsay

2008-01-01

233

Citizenship Education in the Primary School: Perceptions of Nigerian Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nigerian social studies teachers (n = 147) were surveyed to determine their conception of the role, context, and function of citizenship education in the primary school. Subjects represented all major regions, ethnic groups, and religions in Nigeria. Overall, the Nigerian teachers attitudes were somewhat conducive to citizenship education for life in a democratic society, but teachers also perceived limits upon

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal; Barbara B. Gaba; Osayimwense Osa

1987-01-01

234

School Bullying among Hong Kong Chinese Primary Schoolchildren  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first comprehensive survey of 7,025 Chinese primary schoolchildren found that 24% of respondents reported that they had sometimes physically bullied another child. When children observed school bullying, 56% said they immediately reported it to their teachers. Another 20% tried to stop the bullying by approaching the bullies. The study also…

Wong, Dennis S. W.; Lok, David P. P.; Lo, T. Wing; Ma, Stephen K.

2008-01-01

235

WEB based technology in planning sports education in primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with modern technologies which can be used for realization of sport education in primary schools. The physical education syllabus is organized around thematic areas, one of which is the so-called sports and technique education. This programmed framework is defined by its own educational contents and is based on requirements which concern motor skills at different levels of

DANIMIR MANDIC; DRAGAN MARTINOVIC; DRAGOLJUB VISNJIC

236

Homework Involvement among Hong Kong Primary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One component of the curriculum reform in Hong Kong focuses on the use of homework in consolidating learning, deepening understanding and constructing knowledge. This study examines the profile of Hong Kong primary school students' homework involvement, and investigates the relationships between time involvement and academic attributes, namely…

Tam, Vicky C. W.

2009-01-01

237

Homework involvement among Hong Kong primary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

One component of the curriculum reform in Hong Kong focuses on the use of homework in consolidating learning, deepening understanding and constructing knowledge. This study examines the profile of Hong Kong primary school students' homework involvement, and investigates the relationships between time involvement and academic attributes, namely interest in homework, interest in academic subjects, academic efficacy, and efficacy for self-regulated

Vicky C. W. Tam

2009-01-01

238

An Integrative Review of Teaching Reading in Kenyan Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This integrative review on the teaching of reading in Kenyan primary schools provides a foundation for the growing movement there to improve reading education. In gathering sources for this review, we took an inclusive historical stance. Thus, we did not dismiss research reports that lacked traditional indicators of quality such as being published…

Commeyras, Michelle; Inyega, Hellen N.

2007-01-01

239

Motivation among Public Primary School Teachers in Mauritius  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this study was to critically analyse the factors that affect the motivation of public primary school teachers and also to investigate if there is any relationship between teacher motivation and job satisfaction in Mauritius. Design/methodology/approach: Simple random sampling method was used to collect data from 250…

Seebaluck, Ashley Keshwar; Seegum, Trisha Devi

2013-01-01

240

A Positive Approach to Sex Education in the Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gives an account of how one primary school set about developing and implementing a sex education policy. Describes the processes of consultation, training and curriculum development involved. Provides a detailed description of topics studied by children at different ages, including lesson ideas.

Sandra Jowett

1994-01-01

241

School Bullying among Hong Kong Chinese Primary Schoolchildren  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The first comprehensive survey of 7,025 Chinese primary schoolchildren found that 24% of respondents reported that they had sometimes physically bullied another child. When children observed school bullying, 56% said they immediately reported it to their teachers. Another 20% tried to stop the bullying by approaching the bullies. The study also…

Wong, Dennis S. W.; Lok, David P. P.; Lo, T. Wing; Ma, Stephen K.

2008-01-01

242

The Achievement of Indigenous Students in Guatemalan Primary Schools  

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|This paper analyses the difference in academic achievement between indigenous and nonindigenous children that attend rural primary schools in Guatemala. The gap ranges between 0.8 and 1 standard deviation in Spanish, and approximately half that in Mathematics. A decomposition procedure suggests that a relatively small portion of the achievement…

McEwan, Patrick J.; Trowbridge, Marisol

2007-01-01

243

Teacher Appraisal and Its Outcomes in Singapore Primary Schools  

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|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the attributes of the performance appraisal system used for primary school teachers in Singapore, and how those attributes affect satisfaction with the appraisal system, stress experienced with the appraisal system, attitudes towards performance bonus, job satisfaction and motivation, and perceived…

Kelly, Khim Ong; Ang, Shi Yun Angela; Chong, Wei Ling; Hu, Wei Sheng

2008-01-01

244

Teaching Primary School Mathematics and Statistics: Evidence-Based Practice  

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|Here is the only reference book you will ever need for teaching primary school mathematics and statistics. It is full of exciting and engaging snapshots of excellent classroom practice relevant to "The New Zealand Curriculum" and national mathematics standards. There are many fascinating examples of investigative learning experiences, and key…

Averill, Robin; Harvey, Roger

2010-01-01

245

Teaching English in Primary Schools in Vietnam: An Overview  

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This paper examines the English language situation at primary school level in Vietnam from a language planning perspective. It examines language policy for foreign language teaching in Vietnam to provide a picture of the role of English in foreign language education. It analyses language-in-education policy, curriculum and teaching materials, and…

Hoa, Nguyen Thi Mai; Tuan, Nguyen Quoc

2007-01-01

246

STUDYING GEOMETRIC FIGURES AT PRIMARY SCHOOL FROM SURFACES TO POINTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

On the one hand, difficulties in geometry in relation with figures are well known and yet studied from different theoretical perspectives. On the other hand, at primary school in France, geometry is generally less considered than numbers. The purpose of this research is to develop some teaching situations usable by any teacher and focussing on one aim: to learn to

Marie-Jeanne Perrin-Glorian

247

The Quest for Strategic Malaysian Quality National Primary School Leaders  

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|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nine-point strategic leadership characteristics of Malaysian Quality National Primary School Leaders (QNPSL) and to indicate the implications of these findings for the current educational management and leadership practices in their quest for Malaysian quality education.…

Ali, Hairuddin Mohd

2012-01-01

248

Math Anxiety and Math Ability in Early Primary School Years  

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|Mathematical learning disabilities (MLDs) are often associated with math anxiety, yet until now, very little is known about the causal relations between calculation ability and math anxiety during early primary school years. The main aim of this study was to longitudinally investigate the relationship between calculation ability, self-reported…

Krinzinger, Helga; Kaufmann, Liane; Willmes, Klaus

2009-01-01

249

Power, agency and middle leadership in English primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

English primary schools are considered quasi?collegial institutions within which staff communicate regularly and openly. The activities of staff, however, are bound by institutional norms and conditions and by societal expectations. Wider agendas of governmental control over the curriculum and external controls to ensure accountability and learning standards have influenced the development and purposes of middle leaders’ roles. This is a

Michael Strain

2010-01-01

250

Power, agency and middle leadership in English primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

English primary schools are considered quasi-collegial institutions within which staff communicate regularly and openly. The activities of staff, however, are bound by institutional norms and conditions and by societal expectations. Wider agendas of governmental control over the curriculum and external controls to ensure accountability and learning standards have influenced the development and purposes of middle leaders’ roles. This is a

Linda Hammersley-Fletcher; Michael Strain

2011-01-01

251

Developing Primary School Children's Understanding of Energy Waste  

Microsoft Academic Search

This was an interview study of 34 primary school children's understanding of five aspects of energy waste, and the ways in which these conceptions develop following teaching. The aspects covered were: (i) saving energy by `using less'; (ii) saving energy by using `just enough'; (iii) energy waste through unintended transfers; (iv) energy waste in a household device; and (v) the

Colin Kruger; Mike Summers

2000-01-01

252

Examining Primary and Secondary School Canteens and Their Place within the School System: A South Australian Study  

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|In Australia, school canteens are an integral part of the school environment and an ideal site to encourage healthy eating. However, when the canteen is not supported within the school system, healthy menus may be difficult to implement. The aim of this study was to investigate school canteens and their place within the school system in primary

Drummond, Claire; Sheppard, Lorraine

2011-01-01

253

Tübitak supported science summer school for primary school students: happinence of learning by exploring and enjoying  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is related to results gained from “Primary School Students’ Science Summer” project which was supported by TÜB?TAK as part of Science and Society projects. Primary purpose of this study is to generalize such projects and sharing with scientists for shedding a light on further studies by determining how science and art activities were being evaluated from students’ point

Esma Bulu? K?r?kkaya; Esra Bozkurt; ?ebnem ??eri; Gurbet Vurkaya; Gül?ah Bali

2011-01-01

254

Greek Atomic Theory.  

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|Focusing on history of physics, which began about 600 B.C. with the Ionian Greeks and reaching full development within three centuries, suggests that the creation of the concept of the atom is understandable within the context of Greek physical theory; so is the rejection of the atomic theory by the Greek physicists. (Author/SK)|

Roller, Duane H. D.

1981-01-01

255

An exploration of primary school teachers' understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some research within developmental psychology shows a slow period of development in children's expressive drawings during the primary school years. Developmental researchers suggest that ‘educational factors’ could contribute to this dip in development but have not explored these factors. This study explores links between educational policy – in terms of the English National Curriculum – and the development of expression

Jenny Hallam; Mani Das Gupta; Helen Lee

2008-01-01

256

New Horizons for Primary Schools in Jamaica: Inputs, Outcomes and Impact. Revised  

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The New Horizons for Primary Schools (NHP) was implemented in 72 government schools in Jamaica, from 1998-2005. The program provided support to schools on the basis of needs identified through the preparation of a School Development Plan (also called a School Improvement Plan). This independent evaluation report first compares the schools in the…

Lockheed, Marlaine; Harris, Abigail; Gammill, Paul; Barrow, Karima; Jayasundera, Tamara

2006-01-01

257

Genetic linkage of autosomal dominant primary open angle glaucoma to chromosome 3q in a Greek pedigree  

Microsoft Academic Search

A locus for juvenile onset open angle glaucoma (OAG) has been assigned to chromosome 1q in families with autosomal dominant inheritance (GLC1A), due to mutations in the TIGR\\/MYOC gene. For adult onset OAG, called primary open angle glaucoma or POAG, five loci have so far been mapped to different chromosomes (GLC1B-GLC1F). Except for the GLC1B locus, the other POAG loci

George Kitsos; Hans Eiberg; Effrosini Economou-Petersen; Mary K Wirtz; Patricia L Kramer; Miltiadis Aspiotis; Niels Tommerup; Michael B Petersen; Konstantinos Psilas

2001-01-01

258

The new primary school curriculum project: Malaysia, 1982  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The major goal of the Malaysian education system is that of promoting national unity among her constituent ethnic groups, namely, Malays and other indigenous groups, Chinese and Indians. This objective has been operationalised nationally in terms of a common school system, common curriculum content, common public examinations and the use of Bahasa Malaysia as the main medium of instruction. In recent investigations, the traditional subject-based, content-loaded primary school curriculum has been reviewed and found to be wanting, in that significant numbers of school leavers have been assessed as almost illiterate. This signalled the need for a skills-based primary school curriculum, which the Curriculum Development Centre launched in January 1982. Its innovatory aspects are manifest, amongst other features, in a reduced dependency on textbooks, more flexible teaching and learning strategies based on ability groupings, and enrichment and compensatory components as well as a more conscious awareness of the all-round development of the individual child. Observations to date indicate that while schooling seems to have become more pleasurable and activity-oriented, the programme may have been launched too hastily, resulting in teachers who have not quite grasped the essentials of the new approach as well as a scarcity in appropriate teaching materials.

Mukherjee, Hena; Singh, Jasbir Sarjit

1983-06-01

259

Prevalence of Primary Tethered Cord Syndrome Associated with Occult Spinal Dysraphism in Primary School Children in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The prevalence and associated factors of primary tethered cord syndrome (PTCS) in primary school children were investigated. A cross-sectional study was performed in four demographically different primary schools in Turkey. Demographic, familial and physical data were collected from 5,499 children based on enuresis as a predominant symptom and dermatologic and orthopedic signs as clues of occult spinal dysraphism. Statistical analysis

Gulsah Bademci; Meral Saygun; Funda Batay; Aytul Cakmak; Halil Basar; Huseyin Anbarci; Birsen Unal

2006-01-01

260

Differences in Physical Activity Levels between Urban and Rural School Children in Cyprus  

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This study attempted to examine differences in physical activity levels between urban and rural primary school children. The sample consisted of 256 Greek-Cypriot children and their parents from two schools representing urban areas and three schools representing rural areas. Children's activity levels were assessed for 4 weekdays in the winter and…

Loucaides, Constantinos A.; Chedzoy, Sue M.; Bennett, Neville

2004-01-01

261

Differences in Physical Activity Levels between Urban and Rural School Children in Cyprus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study attempted to examine differences in physical activity levels between urban and rural primary school children. The sample consisted of 256 Greek-Cypriot children and their parents from two schools representing urban areas and three schools representing rural areas. Children's activity levels were assessed for 4 weekdays in the winter…

Loucaides, Constantinos A.; Chedzoy, Sue M.; Bennett, Neville

2004-01-01

262

SEN Students' Inclusion in Greece: Factors Influencing Greek Teachers' Stance  

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|The present study, based on recent research in secondary education schools in Greece, aimed at recording Greek teachers' attitudes towards inclusion and determining the factors that enhance positive attitudes or negative ones. The findings of this research confirm that Greek teachers, despite obvious infrastructural and institutional hindrances,…

Koutrouba, Konstantina; Vamvakari, Malvina; Theodoropoulos, Helen

2008-01-01

263

Home Space: Youth Identification in the Greek Diaspora  

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This article draws on a larger study on schooling and diaspora using the case of the Greek community of Melbourne, Australia to examine processes of identification of young people with access to minority cultures. The Melbourne Greek community is long-standing, diverse, and well-established. Because of this, the young people involved in this study…

Tsolidis, Georgina; Pollard, Vikki

2010-01-01

264

Overweight and School Performance Among Primary School Children: The PIAMA Birth Cohort Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to assess the association between overweight and school performance among primary school children prospectively and including a broad range of potential confounding factors. In addition it was investigated what factors mediate this association. For this purpose, data of 2,159 12-year-old children who participated in the Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy (PIAMA)

Jorien Veldwijk; Marieke C. E. Fries; Wanda J. E. Bemelmans; Annemien Haveman-Nies; Henriëtte A. Smit; Gerard H. Koppelman; Alet H. Wijga

2012-01-01

265

Changing pedagogical practice in Kenyan primary schools: the impact of school?based training  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports on an investigation into the impact of a national, school?based teacher development programme on learning and teaching in Kenyan primary schools. Building on a national baseline study (n=102), 144 video?recorded lessons, covering the teaching of English, maths and science at Standards 3 and 6, were analysed to investigate whole?class teaching and group?based learning. Interviews were also conducted

Frank Hardman; Catherine Agg; James Migwi; Jacinta Ndambuku; Fay Smith

2009-01-01

266

Bullying and victimization of primary school children in England and Germany: Prevalence and school factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Differences in deé nitions and methodologies for assessing bullying in primary school children between countries have precluded direct comparisons of prevalence rates and school factors related to bullying. A total of 2377 children in England (6-year-olds\\/Year 2: 1072; 8-year-olds\\/Year 4: 1305) and 1538 in Germany (8-year-olds\\/Year 2) were questioned individually using an identical standard interview. In both countries the types

Dieter Wolke; Sarah Woods; Katherine Stanford; Henrike Schulz

2001-01-01

267

Primary snoring in school children: prevalence and neurocognitive impairments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  We aimed to investigate the prevalence of primary snoring (PS) and its association with neurocognitive impairments.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Data from a community-based study in 1,114 primary school children were used to identify children who never (N?=?410) or habitually snored (N?=?114). In order to separate children with PS from those with upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) or obstructive sleep\\u000a apnoea (OSA), home polysomnography

Pablo E. Brockmann; Michael S. Urschitz; Martin Schlaud; Christian F. Poets

268

Response to venepuncture for monitoring in primary schools.  

PubMed Central

The feasibility and acceptability of collecting blood from children by venepuncture was assessed in a sample of 593 children from seven primary schools in Canterbury. Venepuncture is necessary to obtain blood for the measurement of haemoglobin, ferritin, and cholesterol in line with Department of Health surveys in England. Return of consent forms was 87%; 75% of parents in the total sample allowed their child to be tested. Response rates differed between schools. Only 4% of eligible children refused to participate at the time of testing. In 22 (3.7%) children a blood sample could not be obtained or the volume was insufficient for analysis. There was a significant difference in the failure rate between phlebotomists. Venepuncture in the school setting was technically feasible and acceptable. The reluctance of some groups in the community to participate may bias the sample.

Hammond, J; Chinn, S; Richardson, H; Rona, R

1994-01-01

269

Self-Efficacy, School Resources, Job Stressors and Burnout among Spanish Primary and Secondary School Teachers: A Structural Equation Approach  

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|This study examines the relationship between school resources, teacher self-efficacy, potential multi-level stressors and teacher burnout using structural equation modelling. The causal structure for primary and secondary school teachers was also examined. The sample was composed of 724 primary and secondary Spanish school teachers. The changes…

Betoret, Fernando Domenech

2009-01-01

270

Do primary school teachers in Cypriot schools see themselves as leaders? Echoing practitioners’ voices on levers and barriers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study reported in this article explores the views of primary school teachers in Cyprus in relation to teacher leadership. In particular, the study investigates the perceptions of teachers as to their potential to exhibit leadership functions as formal and\\/or informal teacher leaders. It is a small?scale study of five cases located in one urban primary school; the particular school

Maria Nicolaidou

2010-01-01

271

Developing relationships in Catholic nursery\\/primary schools in Anambra, Nigeria: Partnerships of family, community, school, church, and state  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on the existing relationships in four Catholic nursery\\/primary schools in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, this study examined how the development of Catholic nursery\\/primary school relationships can lead to the partnerships between the parents, community, Church, and State. Literature review highlights the significance of collaboration, dedication, and partnerships in promoting childhood education. The four schools recently built by

John Jude Chimezie Ugochukwu

2008-01-01

272

Quality of Primary Education Inputs in Urban Schools: Evidence from Nairobi  

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|This article examines the quality of primary school inputs in urban settlements with a view to understand how it sheds light on benchmarks of education quality indicators in Kenya. Data from a school survey that involved 83 primary schools collected in 2005 were used. The data set contains information on school quality characteristics of various…

Ngware, Moses W.; Oketch, Moses; Ezeh, Alex C.

2011-01-01

273

The well-being of flemish primary school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this inquiry is to indicate which individual, organisational and external environment factors contribute to a better understanding of the well-being of Flemish primary school principals. The quantitative and qualitative outcomes suggest that well-being is a complex psychological phenomenon affected by a myriad of factors. The analyses indicate that general self-efficacy and achievement orientedness are significantly correlated with

GEERT DEVOS; DAVE BOUCKENOOGHE; N. Engels; G. Hotton; A. Aelterman

2006-01-01

274

Enhancing Practicing Primary School Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the frameworks and cognitive tools that have been developed to enhance practising teachers' pedagogical\\u000a content knowledge in primary school technology education. The frameworks evolved from our research that firstly examined existing\\u000a teaching practices, secondly enhanced formative interactions and thirdly enhanced summative assessment strategies. The evidence\\u000a gained over the three years demonstrated how the effective use of frameworks

Alister Jones; Judy Moreland

2004-01-01

275

Development of Science Anxiety Scale for Primary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The principal aim of the study is to develop a new scale Science Anxiety Scale and to examine its the psychometric properties\\u000a and construct validity of the Science Anxiety Scale in a sample of 797 primary school students. Exploratory factor analysis\\u000a was applied and found to have a two-dimensional structure. Confirmatory factor analyses provide evidence for a solid two-dimension\\u000a structure

Cem Oktay Güzeller; Mustafa Do?ru

276

Asthma prevalence and severity among primary-school children in  

Microsoft Academic Search

To measure asthma prevalence and severity among children in Baghdad, we randomly sampled 3360 primary-school children and had their parents complete standardized questionnaires. The response rate was 86%, male to female ratio was 0.75:1 and age range was 6-12 years. Prevalence of wheezing ever was 25.0%. Wheezing during the last 12 months was 19.9% and 2.9% of the children had

W. Al-Kubaisy; S. H. Ali

277

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Facilities Availability and Usage in Rivers State Public and Private Primary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the use of ICT facilities in Nigerian primary schools and its implications in enhancing the future of the Nigerian child. The study was conducted through survey drawn from 700 primary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria. It comprised 430 public and 270 private primary schools in the State. A 28-item self-constructed instrument with a reliability coefficient of .92

Juliana Asodike; Atuwokiki Sam Jaja

2012-01-01

278

Schooling the Boys: Masculinities and Primary Education. Educating Boys, Learning Gender.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book explores where masculinity is in primary schools. It has been argued by some commentators that a contributory factor to boys' underachievement is the predominance of women teachers in primary schools which has led to classroom management and teaching styles that favor girls. As this book shows, primary schools produce a range of…

Skelton, Christine

279

Student reflections of Sport Education in one urban Australian primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores a Sport Education pilot project as a case study of the approach in a primary school setting. The data was obtained from the end of unit written reflections of a class of upper primary students in an urban Australian primary school. The Sport Education unit of work was implemented by the school's physical education teacher who had

Shane Pill

2010-01-01

280

Intercultural Communication in the Malaysian Vision Schools: Implications for the Management and Leadership in a Multicultural Primary School  

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|This article discusses intercultural communication in Vision Schools in Malaysia. It also elaborates the extent to which the Vision Schools foster racial interaction across the three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese, and Indians. A total of 887 primary school students were surveyed across the Vision Schools. It was found that the…

Othman, Azam; Ruslan, Norbaiduri; Ahmad, Ismail Sheikh

2012-01-01

281

Nutrition-related habits of Greek adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To investigate nutrition-related habits of Greek school-aged adolescents.Design: Epidemiological survey.Setting and subjects: The study was part of the Health Behavior in School Aged Children (HBSC) survey. A representative sample of school-aged adolescents aged 11.5, 13.5, and 15.5 y was obtained. The final sample consisted of 4211 students (51.6% girls and 48.4% boys). They were asked to complete a translated

M Yannakoulia; D Karayiannis; M Terzidou; A Kokkevi; L S Sidossis

2004-01-01

282

Making the history of our school-museum \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper intends to present how oral history can be utilized as a part of the procedural knowledge in a history class. The 11 years old students of the 2nd Primary School in Hydra, an island with great importance for the Greek national history, tried actively to reconstruct the past of their school, which was considered as down-graded, by interviewing

Maria Vlachaki

2005-01-01

283

Cultures of engagement in challenging circumstances: four Lebanese primary schools in urban Beirut  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of four private primary schools in Beirut, Lebanon, investigated why the children in the schools appeared to out-perform their peers in other schools. The study investigated the cultures that teachers and principals constructed in schools with children and their parents, wondering whether they would exhibit characteristics said to epitomise successful schools in ‘challenging circumstances’. Whilst the findings suggested

Mona Nabhani; Hugh Busher; Rima Bahous

2012-01-01

284

Time to return medical schools to their primary purpose: education.  

PubMed

The author maintains that the quality of medical education has been dropping for the last few decades as medical schools become less and less focused on their primary purpose of training physicians. Until the years immediately following World War II, the administration of the medical school was carried out by a small staff headed by a dean whose role was to provide leadership in educational matters. Academic departments managed the educational program, and the faculty were expected to be teachers and to participate in educational planning, preparation of teaching materials, advising of students, assessment of students' performances, admission, and all other tasks associated with having a teaching position. Today, the administration of a typical school includes any number of assistants to the dean and a wide variety of other staff dealing not only with educational functions but with grant management, public relations, fund-raising, personnel policy, budgeting, and an enormous and complex parallel structure designed to manage clinical practice and to respond to market pressures. The role of faculty has also changed greatly; faculty are expected to be researchers and clinicians first, and teaching is usually shortchanged. The author explains why he believes these changes have come about; for example, the strong federal support of research after World War II, which encouraged a growing dependence of medical schools on research grants and consequently raised in importance those faculty who could obtain such grants. He concludes with common-sense proposals for reform (such as having the education of medical students in the hands of a small number of faculty whose prime responsibility is teaching), but admits that there are fundamental barriers to such reforms, especially vested interests and resistance to change. In the end, change will come only when those in power recognize that medical schools must be returned to their primary role of training physicians. PMID:8645396

Abrahamson, S

1996-04-01

285

Assessing knowledge of primary school teachers on specific learning disabilities in two schools in India  

PubMed Central

Background: Evaluation of fund of knowledge about SLD among kindergarten and primary school teachers is essential to avoid misdiagnosis of SLD and to plan for specific teacher education to enable early identification of SLD among children. Aim: To assess the knowledge of learning disability among primary school teachers in India and to investigate its psychometric properties. Materials and Methods: An observational study was carried out 34 primary school teachers from 2 different schools in Puducherry town agreed to participate in this study with informed consent. We used a multiple choice questionnaire format with a total of 50 questions, 5 choices for each question and a total score of 50. The study was held at the schools where these teachers were employed using pen and paper testing method and data were entered into the computer for statistical analysis. Statistical Analysis: Total scores on the questionnaire of all teachers were calculated. Content validity, reliability coefficient, discrimination factor, and facility factor were analyzed using SPSS software. Results: 29% of the questions were correctly answered by all 34 teachers. The mean total score for this sample was 14.50 ± 9 and total item score for the 50 items was 9.90 ± 4. Cronbach's (?) reliability was 0.89. Overall discrimination index was + 0.2 and facility factor analysis score was 0.26. Conclusions: Validation of this new screening questionnaire was successful in Indian setting. It has to be used in other settings to extrapolate our findings.

Lingeswaran, Anand

2013-01-01

286

The Influence of School Leadership Styles and Culture on Students' Achievement in Cyprus Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study aims to examine the validation of both the model of direct effects and the model of indirect effects of principals' leadership on student academic achievement. Design/methodology/approach: A longitudinal study was conducted in which 22 schools, 55 classes and 1,224 Cypriot primary students participated. Specifically,…

Kythreotis, Andreas; Pashiardis, Petros; Kyriakides, Leonidas

2010-01-01

287

The Friendly Schools Friendly Families Programme: Three-Year Bullying Behaviour Outcomes in Primary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This three-year group randomized controlled trial assessed whether a multi-age, multi-level bullying prevention and intervention with staff capacity building, can reduce bullying among primary school children. Methods: This study comprised two intervention and one comparison conditions. Student self-report data were collected from 2552…

Cross, Donna; Waters, Stacey; Pearce, Natasha; Shaw, Therese; Hall, Margaret; Erceg, Erin; Burns, Sharyn; Roberts, Clare; Hamilton, Greg

2012-01-01

288

Developing Teaching Strategies For Distance (Out?Of?School) Learning In Primary And Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

English: The advent of a diversity of forms of information and communication technologies (ICT) enables a range of learning interactions and opportunities to be developed, at a distance. A range of initiatives, within the United Kingdom (UK) and elsewhere, are utilizing different forms of technology to support the teaching and learning of primary and secondary school pupils, aged 5?18 years

Don Passey

2000-01-01

289

Engaging Academically at Risk Primary School Students in an ICT Mediated after School Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study documents how a group of 14 academically at risk Primary 5 students (11 year olds) were engaged in academic related tasks in an after school program mediated by a "3-D Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE)." Although there was no significant difference in the students' academic performance, they were found to be more engaged in the…

Yong, Tay Lee; Ping, Lim Cher

2008-01-01

290

The Friendly Schools Friendly Families Programme: Three-Year Bullying Behaviour Outcomes in Primary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This three-year group randomized controlled trial assessed whether a multi-age, multi-level bullying prevention and intervention with staff capacity building, can reduce bullying among primary school children. Methods: This study comprised two intervention and one comparison conditions. Student self-report data were collected from 2552…

Cross, Donna; Waters, Stacey; Pearce, Natasha; Shaw, Therese; Hall, Margaret; Erceg, Erin; Burns, Sharyn; Roberts, Clare; Hamilton, Greg

2012-01-01

291

When Reform Hits Reality: The Bottleneck Effect in Hong Kong Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A lack of analysis and research into primary education in general, and primary school leadership in particular, has left primary practitioners exposed like never before to the vagaries of policy-makers and unpredictable contextual pressures. The purpose of this article is to initiate discussion on the state of primary school leadership in Hong…

Cheng, Yin Chong; Walker, Allan

2008-01-01

292

Greek Mythology for Fun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will explore the different characters based on Greek mythology, its origins and participate in activities to reinforce these ideas. Let\\'s explore the Greek Alphabet javascript:insertAtCursor(document.fr_author2.projectBody,\\'Greek alphabet\\') Using the above link, try to spell your name. Take a trip to the First Olympics javascript:insertAtCursor(document.fr_author2.projectBody,\\'Explore the First Olympics.\\'); How are the Greek Gods related? javascript:insertAtCursor(document.fr_author2.projectBody,\\'Family Tree of the Gods\\'); ...

Valdez, Ms.

2008-11-17

293

Recognizing internet addiction: prevalence and relationship to academic achievement in adolescents enrolled in urban and rural Greek high schools.  

PubMed

This study aims: a) to estimate the prevalence of internet addiction among adolescents of urban and rural areas in Greece, b) to examine whether the Internet Addiction Test cut-off point is applicable to them and c) to investigate the phenomenon's association with academic achievement. Participants were 2090 adolescents (mean age 16, 1036 males, 1050 females). Young's (1998) Internet Addiction Test and her Diagnostic Questionnaire were applied. School records' grades were retrieved. A 3.1% prevalence revealed, while boys {F (1, 1642) = 6.207, p < .05}, urban residents {F (1, 1642) = 5.53, p > .05} and academic track high school students {F (1, 1642) = 5.30, p < .05} were at higher risk. An Internet Addiction Test score of 51 points (sample's mean = 27.69, SD = 17.38) was proposed as the optimal cut-off point combining high sensitivity (98%) and specificity (91%). Finally, findings illustrated the syndrome's relation to worse academic achievement {F (1, 1725) = 0.93, p > .05}. PMID:23608781

Stavropoulos, Vasilis; Alexandraki, Kiriaki; Motti-Stefanidi, Frosso

2013-04-19

294

Suicide screening in schools, primary care and emergency departments  

PubMed Central

Purpose of review Every year, suicide claims the lives of tens of thousands of young people worldwide. Despite its high prevalence and known risk factors, suicidality is often undetected. Early identification of suicide risk may be an important method of mitigating this public health crisis. Screening youth for suicide may be a critical step in suicide prevention. This paper reviews suicide screening in three different settings: schools, primary care clinics and emergency departments (EDs). Recent findings Unrecognized and thus untreated suicidality leads to substantial morbidity and mortality. With the onus of detection falling on nonmental health professionals, brief screening tools can be used to initiate more in-depth evaluations. Nonetheless, there are serious complexities and implications of screening all children and adolescents for suicide. Recent studies show that managing positive screens is a monumental challenge, including the problem of false positives and the burden subsequently posed on systems of care. Furthermore, nearly 60% of youth in need of mental health services do not receive the care they need, even after suicide attempt. Schools, primary care clinics and EDs are logical settings where screening that leads to intervention can be initiated. Summary Valid, brief and easy-to-administer screening tools can be utilized to detect risk of suicide in children and adolescents. Targeted suicide screening in schools, and universal suicide screening in primary care clinics and EDs may be the most effective way to recognize and prevent self-harm. These settings must be equipped to manage youth who screen positive with effective and timely interventions. Most importantly, the impact of suicide screening in various settings needs to be further assessed.

Horowitz, Lisa M.; Ballard, Elizabeth D.; Pao, Maryland

2010-01-01

295

Spoken Greek: Book One.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course in spoken Greek is intended for use in introductory conversational Greek classes. Book I in the two-volume series is divided into two major parts, each containing five learning units and one unit devoted to review. Each unit contains sections including (1) basic sentences, (2) word study and review of basic sentences, (3) listening…

Kahane, Henry; And Others

296

Spoken Greek: Book Two.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course in spoken Greek is intended for use in introductory conversational Greek classes. Book II in the two-volume series is divided into three major parts, each containing five learning units and one unit devoted to review. Each unit contains sections including (1) basic sentences, (2) word study and review of basic sentences, (3) listening…

Kahane, Henry; And Others

297

Greek mathematical astronomy reconsidered  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent investigations have thrown new light on such topics as the early Greek belief in heliocentricity, the relation between Greek and Babylonian astronomy, the reliability of Ptolemy's Syntaxis, Hipparchus's theory of motion for the sun, Hipparchus's value for the obliquity of the ecliptic, and Eratosthenes' estimate of the size of the earth. Some claims resulting from these investigations are controversial,

Hugh Thurston

2002-01-01

298

Greek Gods and Heroes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many famous en less famous myths and historic events from Greek antiquity painted by Dutch and Flemish artists from the 16th and 17th century. For the first time a broad selection of paintings and prints with subjects from Greek mythology and history are exposed. Famous painters like Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Jan Steen and Brueghel are represented by important paintings

Peter Schoon; Sander Paarlberg

2001-01-01

299

Developing and Implementing a Mobile Conservation Education Unit for Rural Primary School Children in Lao PDR  

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|In this article, the authors examine the implementation and success of a mobile conservation education unit targeting primary schools in central Lao PDR (People's Democratic Republic). The mobile unit conducted 3-hour interactive programs for school children focused on the importance of wildlife and biodiversity around the primary schools in…

Hansel, Troy; Phimmavong, Somvang; Phengsopha, Kaisone; Phompila, Chitana; Homduangpachan, Khiaosaphan

2010-01-01

300

Cooperative Learning in Science: Follow-Up from Primary to High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports a two-year longitudinal study of the effects of cooperative learning on science attainment, attitudes towards science, and social connectedness during transition from primary to high school. A previous project on cooperative learning in primary schools observed gains in science understanding and in social aspects of school

Thurston, Allen; Topping, Keith J.; Tolmie, Andrew; Christie, Donald; Karagiannidou, Eleni; Murray, Pauline

2010-01-01

301

Making the Transition to Primary School: An Evaluation of a Transition Program for Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transition to primary school is an important time for both children and parents. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of a Transition to Primary School Parent Program in strengthening parent knowledge and confidence to manage the transition process, increasing parent involvement in their children's learning, and improving child adjustment to starting school. Participants

Rebecca Giallo; Karli Treyvaud; Jan Matthews

2010-01-01

302

Changes in Student Populations and Average Test Scores of Dutch Primary Schools  

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|This article focuses on the relation between student population characteristics and average test scores per school in the final grade of primary education from a dynamic perspective. Aggregated data of over 5,000 Dutch primary schools covering a 6-year period were used to study the relation between changes in school populations and shifts in mean…

Luyten, Hans; de Wolf, Inge

2011-01-01

303

Developing and Implementing a Mobile Conservation Education Unit for Rural Primary School Children in Lao PDR  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the authors examine the implementation and success of a mobile conservation education unit targeting primary schools in central Lao PDR (People's Democratic Republic). The mobile unit conducted 3-hour interactive programs for school children focused on the importance of wildlife and biodiversity around the primary schools in rural villages. Qualitative and anecdotal information were gathered during and after

Troy Hansel; Somvang Phimmavong; Kaisone Phengsopha; Chitana Phompila; Khiaosaphan Homduangpachan

2010-01-01

304

Improving Achievement in Mathematics in Primary and Secondary Schools. Improving Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is based on inspections of mathematics in primary and secondary schools carried out between August 2002 and April 2005. In addition to schools inspected, Her Majesty's (HM) Inspectors also visited primary and secondary schools to observe and describe aspects of best practice. This report also draws on pupils' attainment in Scottish…

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2005

2005-01-01

305

The spectrum of dermatological disorders among primary school children in Dar es Salaam  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Dermatologic disorders are common in many countries but the spectrum varies greatly. Many studies have reported a significant burden of skin diseases in school children. The objective of this study was to determine the current spectrum of dermatological disorders in primary school children in Dar es Salaam city. METHODS: Primary school children were recruited by multistage sampling. Detailed interview,

Ewaldo V Komba; Yassin M Mgonda

2010-01-01

306

Developments in Motivation and Achievement during Primary School: A Longitudinal Study on Group-Specific Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To gain insight in developmental trajectories of motivation during upper primary school, the present study focused on how different aspects of students' motivation, i.e., task-orientation, self-efficacy, and school investment develop from grade three to six of primary school and how these developments differ for boys and girls, and students with…

Hornstra, Lisette; van der Veen, Ineke; Peetsma, Thea; Volman, Monique

2013-01-01

307

Mathematics Performance and Principal Effectiveness: A Case Study of Some Coastal Primary Schools in Sri Lanka  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This mixed method research study is situated in the school effectiveness research paradigm to examine the correlation between the effectiveness of urban, primary school principals and their students' performance in mathematics. Nine, urban, primary schools from Negombo, a coastal fishing area in Sri Lanka, were selected; their student…

Egodawatte, Gunawardena

2012-01-01

308

Tracing the pathways: exploring the journey of women primary school head teacher incharge teacher  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a life history approach, this study explores the experiences of two Pakistani women educational leaders, one becoming a primary school head teacher and the other primary school in-charge teacher in two different school systems. At an international level, there is an increasing awareness of gender issues in education, particularly in the area of educational leadership and management, where women

Salima Rahim Baig

2008-01-01

309

Drawing digital pictures: an investigation of primary pupils’ representations of ICT and schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relatively restricted nature of children’s use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) inside the school setting has long been noted by researchers. With this in mind, this article offers a grounded analysis of drawings collected from 355 primary pupils (years three to six) from five English primary schools depicting desired future forms of school ICT provision. The article contends

Neil Selwyn; Daniela Boraschi; Suay Melisa Özkula

2009-01-01

310

Middle leadership in primary school communities of practice: distribution or deception  

Microsoft Academic Search

English primary schools tend to operate on a rather different basis from secondary schools in terms of middle leadership. Dependent on the size of the school, the majority of primary teachers will have some form of middle leadership responsibility particularly as each of them is likely to hold a responsibility for at least one area of the curriculum. Thus, in

Linda Hammersley-Fletcher; Glynn Kirkham

2007-01-01

311

Developing and Implementing a Mobile Conservation Education Unit for Rural Primary School Children in Lao PDR  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors examine the implementation and success of a mobile conservation education unit targeting primary schools in central Lao PDR (People's Democratic Republic). The mobile unit conducted 3-hour interactive programs for school children focused on the importance of wildlife and biodiversity around the primary schools in rural…

Hansel, Troy; Phimmavong, Somvang; Phengsopha, Kaisone; Phompila, Chitana; Homduangpachan, Khiaosaphan

2010-01-01

312

Mathematics Performance and Principal Effectiveness: A Case Study of Some Coastal Primary Schools in Sri Lanka  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed method research study is situated in the school effectiveness research paradigm to examine the correlation between the effectiveness of urban, primary school principals and their students' performance in mathematics. Nine, urban, primary schools from Negombo, a coastal fishing area in Sri Lanka, were selected; their student achievements…

Egodawatte, Gunawardena

2012-01-01

313

Primary school principals and the purposes of education in Australia : Results of a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a national survey of government primary school principals in Australia, investigating the purposes of education, in terms of the importance and level of enactment of those purposes in schools. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In 2009, an electronic survey was distributed to government primary school principals in Australia seeking their

Neil Cranston; Bill Mulford; Jack Keating; Alan Reid

2010-01-01

314

An outbreak of scarlet fever in a primary school.  

PubMed

Scarlet fever, due to infection with an erythrogenic toxin-producing Group A streptococcus, is an uncommon and generally mild illness, although serious sequelae do occur. In March 2009, 57 of the 126 (45%) pupils in a primary school in Lancashire, UK developed scarlet fever over a 4-week period. Infection was transmitted via direct contact between pupils, particularly among the youngest pupils. A significant degree of transmission also occurred between siblings. The median number of days absent from school was 3 (range 1-10 days). No children were hospitalised. Control measures, including hygiene advice to the school and exclusion of pupils for 24h while initiating penicillin treatment, were ineffective. The outbreak occurred against a background of an unusually high incidence of invasive Group A streptococcal infection. While there are national guidelines for the control of invasive disease, none exist for the control of scarlet fever outbreaks. This prolonged outbreak of scarlet fever highlights the need for an evidence based approach to outbreak management. PMID:21068078

Lamden, K H

2010-11-10

315

Snoring, intermittent hypoxia and academic performance in primary school children.  

PubMed

Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with impaired attention and neurocognitive deficits. We assessed the association of snoring and intermittent hypoxia with poor academic performance in third grade school children (1,144 children). Snoring frequency and intermittent hypoxia were investigated using parental questionnaire and nocturnal home pulse oximetry. Intermittent hypoxia was specified as desaturation events of 90% or less pulse oximeter saturation. Poor academic performance was defined as grade 4-6 on a six-point scale (i.e., approximately the lowest quintile grades) in mathematics, science, reading, spelling, and/or handwriting in the most recent school report. Snoring "always" was significantly associated with poor academic performance in mathematics (odds ratio; 95% confidence interval: 3.6; 1.3-10.1), science (4.3; 1.3-14.6), and spelling (3.5; 1.2-10.3). Snoring "frequently" was also significantly associated with poor academic performance in mathematics (2.4; 1.3-4.7) and spelling (2.0; 1.04-3.8). A significant relationship between snoring and poor academic performance was also found in children without intermittent hypoxia, whereas intermittent hypoxia did not show an independent association with poor academic performance. Thus, habitual snoring (i.e., snoring frequently or always) was associated with poor academic performance in these primary school children. PMID:12773324

Urschitz, Michael S; Guenther, Anke; Eggebrecht, Esther; Wolff, Judith; Urschitz-Duprat, Pilar M; Schlaud, Martin; Poets, Christian F

2003-05-28

316

Achieving "Sustainability Education" in Primary Schools as a Result of the Victorian Science in Schools Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science education in the Australian primary school curriculum is a relatively rare event. Several studies over the past twenty five years have all reported disappointingly low amounts of science being taught and the reluctance of primary school teachers to make science a priority in their teaching. Similar outcomes have been reported for…

Gough, Annette

2004-01-01

317

Red, Yellow, Blue: A Primary Study of the Strengths, Limitations and Challenges of Arts Magnet Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This primary, exploratory study combines the limited literature on arts magnet schools with the writings of arts activists and the narratives of several arts magnet school administrators in an attempt to understand arts magnet schools better. The paper illuminates some of the strengths of arts magnet schools as well as some of the limitations and…

Halquist, Don

318

Cultures of Engagement in Challenging Circumstances: Four Lebanese Primary Schools in Urban Beirut  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of four private primary schools in Beirut, Lebanon, investigated why the children in the schools appeared to out-perform their peers in other schools. The study investigated the cultures that teachers and principals constructed in schools with children and their parents, wondering whether they would exhibit characteristics said to…

Nabhani, Mona; Busher, Hugh; Bahous, Rima

2012-01-01

319

The Interplay between Instructional and Entrepreneurial Leadership Styles in Cyprus Rural Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how school principals combine instructional and entrepreneurial aspects of leadership in their effort to build capacity for student learning. Four cases of successful school principals in rural primary schools in Cyprus are described as part of the International Successful School Principalship Project…

Pashiardis, Petros; Savvides, Vassos

2011-01-01

320

Cultures of Engagement in Challenging Circumstances: Four Lebanese Primary Schools in Urban Beirut  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study of four private primary schools in Beirut, Lebanon, investigated why the children in the schools appeared to out-perform their peers in other schools. The study investigated the cultures that teachers and principals constructed in schools with children and their parents, wondering whether they would exhibit characteristics said to…

Nabhani, Mona; Busher, Hugh; Bahous, Rima

2012-01-01

321

Examining the interaction between food outlets and outdoor food advertisements with primary school food environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Schools are commonly seen as a site of intervention to improve children's nutrition, and prevent excess weight gain. Schools may have limited influence over children's diets; however, with home and community environments also exerting an influence within schools. This study considered the environment of food outlets and outdoor food advertisements surrounding four case study primary schools in New Zealand, and

Mat Walton; Jamie Pearce; Peter Day

2009-01-01

322

Hyperopia and educational attainment in a primary school cohort  

PubMed Central

Background: Vision screening addresses the visual impairments that impact on child development. Tests of long-sightedness are not found in most school screening programmes. The evidence linking mild-moderate hyperopia and lack of progress in school is insufficient, although strengthened by recent findings of developmental problems in infants. Aims: To report on the relation between hyperopia and education test results in a cohort of primary school children. Methods: A total of 1298 children, aged 8 years, were screened for hyperopia on the basis of fogging test results. School test results (NFER and SATs) were compared between groups categorised by referral status and refractive error. Results: A total of 166 (12.8%) fogging test failures were referred for ophthalmic assessment. Ophthalmic tests on 105 children provided an accurate diagnosis of vision defects, for reference to their education scores. Fifty per cent of the children examined by optometrists required an intervention (prescription change, glasses prescribed, or referral). Mean (95% CI) NFER scores of children with refractive errors (summed for both eyes) >+3D (98.4, 93.0–103.8, n = 32) or >+1.25D (best eye) (99.3, 93.0–105.6, n = 26) were lower than the respective scores of children with a less positive refractive state (104.8, 100.7–108.9, n = 43) (103.6, 99.7–107.4, n = 49), the non-referred group, and total sample. The SATs results followed a similar trend. A high proportion of the fogging test failures (16%) and confirmed hyperopes (29%) had been referred to an educational psychologist, and the latter group contributed substantially to the poor education scores. Conclusions: The results of this study provide further evidence for a link between hyperopia and impaired literacy standards in children.

Williams, W; Latif, A; Hannington, L; Watkins, D

2005-01-01

323

John Ruskin and Greek art  

Microsoft Academic Search

John Ruskin, the most influential figure in Victorian art criticism, was very much a part of the movement of nineteeth-century Greek Revivalism. He saw Greek art and myth from the vantage points of his romantic aesthetic, his political beliefs, and his personal spiritual struggles. Greek architecture was largely dealt with in terms of the Greek Revival 'abuses' that Ruskin so

Lisa Marie Heath

1995-01-01

324

Tackling Behaviour in Your Primary School: A Practical Handbook for Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Tackling Behaviour in the Primary School" provides ready-made advice and support for classroom professionals and can be used, read and adapted to suit the busy everyday lives of teachers working in primary schools today. This valuable text sets the scene for managing behaviour in the primary classroom in the context of the Children Act 2004…

Reid, Ken; Morgan, Nicola S.

2012-01-01

325

Primary Teachers' and Students' Understanding of School Situated Design in Canada and England  

Microsoft Academic Search

How do teachers in primary schools translate curriculum requirements for teaching design, within technology frameworks, in their primary classrooms? We call teachers' and students' designerly thinking and behaviours ‘school situated design.’ The results discussed in this paper are part of a larger study that explored: the relationships between designerly thinking and behaviours situated in primary\\/elementary classrooms in Ontario (Canada) and

Ann Marie Hill; Angela Anning

2001-01-01

326

Men teachers and the “feminised” primary school: a review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review discusses and critiques the literature on men teachers and “feminised” primary schools from a feminist poststructuralist position. It is aimed at an audience new to the topic. The focus on “men primary teachers” as a field of research flourished as a consequence of concerns over boys’ underachievement when an increase in the numbers of males in primary schools

Christine Skelton

2012-01-01

327

Men teachers and the “feminised” primary school: a review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review discusses and critiques the literature on men teachers and “feminised” primary schools from a feminist poststructuralist position. It is aimed at an audience new to the topic. The focus on “men primary teachers” as a field of research flourished as a consequence of concerns over boys’ underachievement when an increase in the numbers of males in primary schools

Christine Skelton

2011-01-01

328

Primary School Teacher Perceived Self-Efficacy to Teach Fundamental Motor Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are a part of the school curricula, yet many Australian primary-age children are not mastering FMS. One reason may be a lack of perceived self-efficacy of primary teachers to teach FMS. This study investigated the level of perceived self-efficacy of primary school teachers to teach FMS in Victoria, Australia. A…

Callea, Micarle B.; Spittle, Michael; O'Meara, James; Casey, Meghan

2008-01-01

329

Incorporating Calculators into Primary School Mathematics: Prospective and Practicing Teachers' Beliefs about Their Role  

Microsoft Academic Search

Singapore recently mandated the use of scientific calculators in the curriculum for students in upper primary grades. The current sought to gain an understanding of prospective and practicing primary school teachers' beliefs of their role in the implementation of the new curriculum as well as the impact of the scientific calculator on the teaching and learning of primary school mathematics.

Jack Carter; Beverly Ferrucci; Ban Har Yeap

330

The Boy Who Was Drawing Princesses: Primary Teachers' Accounts of Children's Non-Conforming Behaviours  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this work is to raise awareness of sexual minority issues with a special focus on the primary school domain in Greece. Greece is considered a conservative country where most people regard homosexuality as taboo and non-heterosexual people as an invisible group. Research data from interviewing primary Greek teachers showed that…

Gerouki, Margarita

2010-01-01

331

Evaluation of nutritional status and incidence of anaemia among primary school children in Lagos, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

A list of 53 primary schools was obtained from Ikorodu Local Government of Lagos State, Nigeria. Five primary schools were chosen from the list by numerical series which had a total of 4,515 pupils representing 13.6#pc of the total primary school population. Two hundred and fifty pupils were chosen randomly using Fisher#shYates random sample table. The following information enumerated from

R. O. Abidoye; T. A. George

1991-01-01

332

Look and Do Ancient Greece. Teacher's Manual: Primary Program, Greek Art & Architecture [and] Workbook: The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece [and] K-4 Videotape. History through Art and Architecture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource, containing a teacher's manual, reproducible student workbook, and a color teaching poster, is designed to accompany a 21-minute videotape program, but may be adapted for independent use. Part 1 of the program, "Greek Architecture," looks at elements of architectural construction as applied to Greek structures, and demonstrates Greek

Luce, Ann Campbell

333

The new educational policy for the reform of the curriculum and the change of school knowledge in the case of Greek compulsory education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article looks critically at Greek educational reform to the curriculum of compulsory education—reform that took place so that Greece could put into practice the decisions of the European Union of Lisbon (2000) for the contribution of education to the adaptation of the new data of the ‘knowledge society’. Bernstein's theory about pedagogic discourse is utilized. Also, with the use

Gerasimos Koustourakis

2007-01-01

334

ICT in primary schools: an examination of Italian practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In March 2003, school reform was definitively approved by the Italian Parliament. The aims of the reform are to create a school which works together with parents to promote the individual development of children. After eighth class, pupils have to choose whether to continue schooling at secondary school or vocational school, the latter being organised by regional authorities. Though no

Annamaria Fichera; Palmira Ronchi

2004-01-01

335

School self-evaluation at an embryonic stage: depicting teachers’ experiences with a participative project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study aims to enquire into the journey of a Greek-Cypriot primary school through a self-evaluating process, in accordance to the respective guidelines proposed in the national educational reform documents. The article outlines the phases involved, beginning from the collection of information, moving to the formulation of a school development plan and ending with some preliminary impressions of teachers

Yiasemina Karagiorgi

2011-01-01

336

Teacher Participation in Decision Making and Its Impact on School and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine teacher involvement in different domains of decision making in Greek primary schools and explore associations with school and teacher variables. Design/methodology/approach: A survey employing self-administered questionnaires, with a Likert-type scale assessing teachers' actual and desired…

Sarafidou, Jasmin-Olga; Chatziioannidis, Georgios

2013-01-01

337

Russian/Greek Bilingual Comprehensive Instructional Program, 1989-90. OREA Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1989-90 school year, the Russian/Greek Bilingual Comprehensive Instructional program was fully implemented, serving 707 limited-English-speaking native Russian- and Greek-speaking students at seven public and three private high schools. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.

338

HIV stress in primary school teachers in Zambia.  

PubMed Central

A study was made of stress factors experienced by primary school teachers in Zambia after they had attended a course on stress management and counselling skills. Their pupils were significantly affected by poverty, death and illness of parents, fellow-pupils and teachers, teenage sex and pregnancy, violence in the home and, among girls, low self-esteem. The HIV epidemic had a major bearing on these factors, and there were wide-ranging effects on the teachers' own lives. Despite the training they had been given, many teachers felt that they could not adequately counsel their pupils on these matters. The teachers were in need of continuing support and training to enable them to cope with this aspect of their work.

Baggaley, R.; Sulwe, J.; Chilala, M.; Mashambe, C.

1999-01-01

339

In Search of Understanding: A Qualitative Comparison of Primary School Management in the Shaanxi Region of China and England.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares the methods of educational management in primary schools in England and China using the results from case studies on three primary schools in China's Shaanxi province. Focuses on the purposes of education in the primary schools, styles of management, who exercises control, and the financial management employed in the schools. (CMK)

Ryan, Paul; Duan, Chen Xiao; Merry, Roger

1998-01-01

340

Chinese primary school mathematics teachers working in a centralised curriculum system: a case study of two primary schools in North?East China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mainland China has a highly centralised curriculum development system. A study of two schools in northeast China, one in a rural area and the other in an urban area, indicates that the primary mathematics curriculum has been widely adopted by teachers at the classroom level. Feeling the intense pressure generated by the national mathematics Olympiad,1 teachers in the urban school

2006-01-01

341

Strategic Planning in Primary Schools: A Tale of No Significance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Strategic planning in school management now encapsulates a range of activities that are now required of staff in schools and, through school improvement planning, has come to be the only legitimate approach for schools in preparing for their future. Head teachers are central to this process. Consequently, they are now responsible for leading and…

Bell, Les

2004-01-01

342

Personality characteristics and profiles of Greek elementary teachers using the sixteen personality factor questionnaire (16PF).  

PubMed

Empirical evidence indicates that a teacher's personality influences the classroom climate, students' behaviors, and their interpersonal relationships. Although the effect of a teacher's personality on students' psychological well-being has long been stressed in many studies, very little is known about the actual personality characteristics of Greek in-service teachers. The purpose of this study was to allocate the characteristics that best describe the personality of Greek elementary school teachers (according to the 16 Cattellian primary factors). Our study belongs in the broader research field aiming at describing and understanding the possible foundations of teachers' behavior. The sample consisted of 138 elementary teachers, who completed a standardized Greek version of the 16PF. Our statistical analysis of one-sample t-test along with an effect size calculation revealed that certain personality characteristics described the Greek elementary teacher and clearly distinguishes them from the normative group of the Greek population. Elementary teachers appear to be quite submissive, cautious, with a tendency to oppose or postpone change. They also scored a low tolerance level against fear and arousal, and high tension levels. Elementary teachers seem to respond to events, ideas, and experiences more with feeling than with thinking and find it difficult to control their feelings, which results in getting upset easily. They also seem to pay little attention to how they may appear to others and generally do what they feel like doing. Elementary teachers also scored low on aspiration level. Possible implications of the results are discussed with reference to students' psychological well-being. PMID:20014644

Roussi-Vergou, Christina J; Angelosopoulou, Argyro; Zafiropoulou, Maria M

343

Greek Primary School Students' Knowledge on Scientific Instruments and their History. Implementation of Activities for Developing Spatial Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contribution of the History of Scientific Instruments to the teaching and learning of Science has recently been proposed (Holland, 1999) and has not adequately been investigated. More specifically, the History of Scientific Instruments of Navigation, such as the compass, the sextant and the GPS (Global Positioning System), may be employed for the interdisciplinary teaching of the concept of space,

Ioannis L. PARKOSIDIS; Constantine D. SKORDOULIS

344

Sport involvement, sport violence and health behaviours of Greek adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Within the context of problem-behaviour theory, this study investigated the intra-relationship between attitudes and behaviours towards exercise, sport involvement, violence in sport-related events, eating fruits, smoking and hashish or ecstasy use in a sample of Greek adolescents. Age and gender patterns are considered. Methods: Participants were 5991 Greek school pupils who responded to questionnaires assessing behaviour and attitudes towards

ATHANASIOS PAPAIOANNOU; CALLIOPE KARASTOGIANNIDOU; YANNIS THEODORAKIS

2004-01-01

345

Cyclone-Resistant Rural Primary School Construction - A Design Guide. Educational Building Report 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of a series of documents on design of disaster-resistant buildings, this publication treats construction of rural primary schools to resist destruction by wind and water from cyclones. Also appropriate for other buildings, material is aimed at rural primary schools because they are less likely to be professionally designed or supervised; the…

Sinnamon, Ian T.; Loo, G. A. van't

346

Learning to Be a Primary School Teacher: Reading One Man's Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few men choose to become primary school teachers. Those who do move into a world often thought of as feminized and contend with a publicly-voiced rhetoric which simultaneously idealizes and demonizes them. This paper turns a spotlight on one student's stories of being a man and a student primary school teacher. It considers how he negotiates the…

Smedley, Sue

2007-01-01

347

Adaptive behavior of primary school students with visual impairments: The impact of educational settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the adaptive behavior of primary school students with visual impairments, as well as the impact of educational setting on their adaptive behavior. Instrumentation included an informal questionnaire and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. Participants were 36 primary school students with visual impairments. The educational setting had an effect on Daily Living Skills and Socialization. Students with visual

Katerina Metsiou; Konstantinos Papadopoulos; Ioannis Agaliotis

2011-01-01

348

Meaningful Cultural Learning by Imitative Participation: The Case of Abstract Thinking in Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article describes a theory-driven approach to meaningful learning in primary schools, based on the Vygotskian cultural-historical theory of human development and learning. This approach is elaborated into an educational concept called "developmental education" that is implemented in the Netherlands in many primary schools. In this approach,…

van Oers, Bert

2012-01-01

349

Drawing Digital Pictures: An Investigation of Primary Pupils' Representations of ICT and Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The relatively restricted nature of children's use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) inside the school setting has long been noted by researchers. With this in mind, this article offers a grounded analysis of drawings collected from 355 primary pupils (years three to six) from five English primary schools depicting desired…

Selwyn, Neil; Boraschi, Daniela; Ozkula, Suay Melisa

2009-01-01

350

THE TRAINING OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN STOCHASTICS AND IN STOCHASTIC EDUCATION IN EUROPE  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we analyse the available resources, potential difficulties and principles in the training of primary school teachers in stochastics and stochastic education and then present a proposal for a syllabus to train primary school teachers in this field that takes into account the restrictions and aims of the European Higher Education Area.

Antonio Estepa

351

Adaptive Behavior of Primary School Students with Visual Impairments: The Impact of Educational Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored the adaptive behavior of primary school students with visual impairments, as well as the impact of educational setting on their adaptive behavior. Instrumentation included an informal questionnaire and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. Participants were 36 primary school students with visual impairments. The educational…

Metsiou, Katerina; Papadopoulos, Konstantinos; Agaliotis, Ioannis

2011-01-01

352

Making the Transition to Primary School: An Evaluation of a Transition Program for Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transition to primary school is an important time for both children and parents. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of a Transition to Primary School Parent Program in strengthening parent knowledge and confidence to manage the transition process, increasing parent involvement in their children's…

Giallo, Rebecca; Treyvaud, Karli; Matthews, Jan; Kienhuis, Mandy

2010-01-01

353

The Metaphoric Perceptions of Primary School Teachers on the Concept of Inspection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to reveal the perceptions of primary school teachers on the concept of inspection with the help of metaphors. The data were obtained from randomly selected students of 20 primary schools in the center of Gaziantep. 418 questionnaires were evaluated. The measurement instrument consisted of 31 metaphors and one open-ended…

Toremen, Fatih; Dos, Izzet

2009-01-01

354

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the New Primary School Mathematics Curriculum in Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to determine and compare the views of primary school teachers on the implementation and effectiveness of the new primary school mathematics curriculum. For that aim, a 32-item Likert-type Mathematics Curriculum Scale was developed. The reliability of the scale was tested through Cronbach Alpha (0.98), Spearman-Brown (0.93)…

Gomleksiz, Mehmet Nuri; Bulut, Ilhami

2007-01-01

355

Effect of Case Studies on Primary School Teaching Students' Attitudes toward Chemistry Lesson  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of case studies on Primary School Teaching students' attitudes toward chemistry lesson. The study was conducted on 63 freshmen from Department of Primary School Teaching at a university in Turkey. The students were taught using case studies about the subjects of Properties and States of…

Ayyildiz, Yildizay; Tarhan, Leman

2012-01-01

356

Recontextualising Reading, Rethinking Teaching: Reading in the English Medium Primary School in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article theoretical frameworks of genre theory, reading strategies and situated learning are used to show the complexity of the reading task for pupils in the English medium upper primary school in Singapore. An analysis of text genres from school textbooks of English, maths and science at primary three, shows how reading appropriately in…

Jones, Sally Ann

2012-01-01

357

Puberty, health and sexual education in Australian regional primary schools: Year 5 and 6 teacher perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported in this paper investigates why teachers in regional primary schools in the Ballarat region of Victoria, Australia, are choosing to outsource the teaching of sexuality education. A survey was conducted of 29 Year 5 and Year 6 teachers from local primary schools. The teachers provided information about: their confidence in delivering sexuality-related topics; their perceptions of the

Bernadette Duffy; Nina Fotinatos; Amanda Smith; Jenene Burke

2012-01-01

358

Listening to men student primary school teachers: some thoughts on pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is about teaching undergraduate student primary school teachers and is concerned with the pedagogical approaches that will support students as they move into the culture of the primary school and learn a professional identity as a teacher of young children. The paper draws on data from interviews with men student teachers, who, as a numerical minority, are in

Sue Smedley

2006-01-01

359

Learning to be a primary school teacher: reading one man’s story  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few men choose to become primary school teachers. Those who do move into a world often thought of as feminized and contend with a publicly?voiced rhetoric which simultaneously idealizes and demonizes them. This paper turns a spotlight on one student’s stories of being a man and a student primary school teacher. It considers how he negotiates the assumptions made about

Sue Smedley

2007-01-01

360

The Understandings of Global Warming and Learning Styles: A Phenomenographic Analysis of Prospective Primary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study, statements by prospective primary school teachers such as "I think the word global warming ..." or "I think the term global warming means ..." were analyzed by using qualitative phenomenographic research methods. 142 female (48.3%) and 152 male (51.7%) primary school teacher candidates (n = 294) participated in the study. Moreover,…

Demirkaya, Hilmi

2008-01-01

361

Primary School Students' Ideas Concerning the Apparent Movement of the Moon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the present study, primary school students' ideas concerning the apparent movement of the Moon are investigated. The research was carried out in five primary schools of Athens (Greece) with a sample of forty (40), fifth and sixth grade students. Semistructured interviews were used to gather scientific data and students had the opportunity to…

Starakis, John; Halkia, Krystallia

2010-01-01

362

The Primary School in Changing Times: The Australian Experience. Educational Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Following substantial changes throughout the Australian education system, primary schools are no longer in the protected position of having a regulated flow of clients, a predetermined curriculum, and marginal levels of staff development. This book reviews the impact of this change on Australian primary schools, the people who are involved with…

Townsend, Tony, Ed.

363

The Primary School in Changing Times: The Australian Experience. Educational Management Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following substantial changes throughout the Australian education system, primary schools are no longer in the protected position of having a regulated flow of clients, a predetermined curriculum, and marginal levels of staff development. This book reviews the impact of this change on Australian primary schools, the people who are involved with…

Townsend, Tony, Ed.

364

Developing a Rasch Measurement Physical Fitness Scale for Hong Kong Primary School-Aged Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study was to develop a Rasch Measurement Physical Fitness Scale (RMPFS) based on physical fitness indicators routinely used in Hong Kong primary schools. A total of 9,439 records of students' performances on physical fitness indicators, retrieved from the database of a Hong Kong primary school, were used to develop the Rasch scale. Following a series

Zi Yan; Trevor G. Bond

2011-01-01

365

A Survey of Music Education in the Primary Schools of South Africa's Cape Peninsula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We investigated the state of music education in government primary schools in the Cape Peninsula (Western Cape Province, South Africa) as perceived by the general class teacher. Since the first democratic elections in South Africa (1994), the entire primary and secondary school education system has changed drastically in terms of content, and…

Herbst, Anri; Wet, Jacques de; Rijsdijk, Susan

2005-01-01

366

The Use of Learning Platforms to Organise Learning in English Primary and Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on the use and potentials of Learning Platform (LP) technologies for organising learning in English primary and secondary schools. It reports on the findings of qualitative research on the benefits of LPs based on data from case studies in 12 "early adopting" English primary and secondary schools. The paper reports findings on…

Jewitt, Carey; Clark, Wilma; Hadjithoma-Garstka, Christina

2011-01-01

367

The Pattern of Electronic Game Use and Related Bodily Discomfort in Hong Kong Primary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study examined the usage pattern of electronic game devices among primary school children in Hong Kong. Commonly used types of games devices were grouped into three main categories: large-screen/TV-based games, small handheld game devices and active game devices. A survey was conducted among 476 students in a local primary school,…

Lui, Donald P. Y.; Szeto, Grace P. Y.; Jones, Alice Y. M.

2011-01-01

368

An assessment of well-being of principals in Flemish primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The goal of this inquiry is to indicate which individual, organisational and external environment factors contribute to a better understanding of the well-being of Flemish primary school principals. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data from a representative sample of primary schools in Flanders (n = 46) were gathered through questionnaires (principals and teachers) and semi-structured interviews (principals). Findings – The quantitative

G. Devos; D. Bouckenooghe; N. Engels; G. Hotton; A. Aelterman

2007-01-01

369

An Assessment of Well-Being of Principals in Flemish Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The goal of this inquiry is to indicate which individual, organisational and external environment factors contribute to a better understanding of the well-being of Flemish primary school principals. Design/methodology/approach: Data from a representative sample of primary schools in Flanders (n = 46) were gathered through questionnaires…

Devos, G.; Bouckenooghe, D.; Engels, N.; Hotton, G.; Aelterman, A.

2007-01-01

370

Behaviour-Emotional Characteristics of Primary-School Children Rated as Having Language Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: Primary-school teachers are expected to detect problems related to language function, but the teachers' evaluations may be heavily influenced by gender and classroom behaviour. Aim: To investigate the relationship between language problems (LPs) and behaviour-emotional problems as rated by primary-school teachers. Methods: All…

Lundervold, A. J.; Heimann, M.; Manger, T.

2008-01-01

371

Experiences of Violence and Deficits in Academic Achievement among Urban Primary School Children in Jamaica  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between children's experiences of three different types of violence and academic achievement among primary school children in Kingston, Jamaica. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 1300 children in grade 5 [mean (S.D.) age: 11 (0.5) years] from 29 government primary schools in urban…

Baker-Henningham, Helen; Meeks-Gardner, Julie; Chang, Susan; Walker, Susan

2009-01-01

372

Strategies for and Successes with Promoting Social Integration in Primary Schools in Canada and China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined social integration in 11 primary schools in Canada and 19 primary schools in China as reported by teachers in terms of the strategies employed to promote social integration and success in achieving social integration. Structured interviews were conducted with 64 Canadian and 52 Chinese general education teachers. The results…

Dyson, Lily

2012-01-01

373

Principals' and Teachers' Perceptions of Quality Management in Hong Kong Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of a sample of Hong Kong principals and teachers of the extent to which quality management (QM) has been effectively implemented in primary schools. The features of QM improvement implemented in Hong Kong primary schools include: values and duties, systems and teams(ST) resources…

Cheng, Alison Lai Fong; Yau, Hon Keung

2011-01-01

374

Ethical issues in information and communication technologies: Case of Malaysian primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the ethical issues in information communication technology (ICT) in Malaysian primary schools. Among ethical issues that have been identified are cyber crime, cyber bullying, internet fraud, hacking and others. However, cyber bullying are the major ethical issues in Malaysian primary schools. In this study, quantitative methodology has been chosen by distributing questionnaire among the respondents. The results

Maslin Masrom; Nadia Jamal; Nik Hasnaa Nik Mahmood; Othman Zainon; Muhammad Madi Abdullah; Hooi Lai Wan

2012-01-01

375

Developing a Rasch Measurement Physical Fitness Scale for Hong Kong Primary School-Aged Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The main purpose of this study was to develop a Rasch Measurement Physical Fitness Scale (RMPFS) based on physical fitness indicators routinely used in Hong Kong primary schools. A total of 9,439 records of students' performances on physical fitness indicators, retrieved from the database of a Hong Kong primary school, were used to develop the…

Yan, Zi; Bond, Trevor G.

2011-01-01

376

The Use of Learning Platforms to Organise Learning in English Primary and Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the use and potentials of Learning Platform (LP) technologies for organising learning in English primary and secondary schools. It reports on the findings of qualitative research on the benefits of LPs based on data from case studies in 12 "early adopting" English primary and secondary schools. The paper reports findings on…

Jewitt, Carey; Clark, Wilma; Hadjithoma-Garstka, Christina

2011-01-01

377

The Role of Reflection in Facilitating Pre-service Primary School Teachers' Professional Growth  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper was designed to explore ways to enhance pre- service primary school teachers' professional growth through reflection during the teaching practice period. Four pre-service primary school teachers taking part in the teaching practice as part of their training at the College of Education, United Arab Emirates, have participated voluntarily in the study while they were carrying out their teaching

Hassan H. Tairab

2003-01-01

378

Teacher Collaboration in Curriculum Change: The Implementation of Technology Education in the Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem which stimulated this research is that in Australia, primary school teachers are expected to teach a new subject, Technology, but have had little training consistent with the newly adopted technology curriculum. Using case studies from two Western Australian schools, the paper documents the ways in which one teacher from each school has established successful classroom strategies for incorporating

Léonie J. Rennie

2001-01-01

379

Ladies & Gentlemen, Girls & Boys, Grandparents & Community Members: Welcome to the Wowan State Primary School Theatre Restaurant!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, the teaching staff from the Central Queensland school of Wowan State Primary School have been responding to recently released Education Queensland initiatives or whole school literacy planning, "Literate Futures: Reading" (Education Queensland, 2002), and a framework for pedagogical reform, "Productive Pedagogies" (Education…

Exley, Beryl

2007-01-01

380

Presumed Innocence(Hetero)Sexual, Heterosexist and Homophobic Harassment among Primary School Girls and Boys  

Microsoft Academic Search

When sexual harassment and schooling have been the focus of research, the site of investigation has been the secondary school and subsequently the experiences of adolescents. Locating the primary school as a key arena for the production and regulation of sexual discourses, practices and identities, this article examines the neglected area of preadolescents' experiences of different forms of sexual harassment.

EMMA RENOLD

2002-01-01

381

An Analytic Study of the Uneconomic Lower Primary Schools in Malappuram District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: A few studies have been conducted on area of uneconomic schools. And most of these studies are related with fertility decline in the state. Purpose: The study intended to find out physical conditions of uneconomic lower primary schools, to identify the factors causing the schools uneconomic and to provide suggestions for improving the…

Vijayakumari, K.; Kayikkara, Vaheeda

2010-01-01

382

Teacher Absence as a Factor in Gender Inequalities in Access to Primary Schooling in Rural Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The presence of a teacher in the classroom is central to the provision of schooling, with accumulating evidence showing that teacher absence compromises student learning. Teacher absence is common in schools in low- and middle-income countries. With much of the developing world making rapid progress in achieving universal primary school

Ghuman, Sharon; Lloyd, Cynthia

2010-01-01

383

Are Polish Primary School Pupils in Favor of Wearing Uniforms? Snapshot Comment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to discuss whether Polish primary school pupils want to wear uniforms, and it is motivated by the Polish government's recently proposed policy: Zero Tolerance for Violence at School. Seventy one pupils, who attend Podstawowka Nr30 school in Cracow, were surveyed, and the authors found that most pupils are not in…

Asotska, Julia; Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Brown, Veda E.; Kritsonis, Wiilliam Allan

2007-01-01

384

Choice, Cost and Community: The Hidden Complexities of the Rural Primary School Market  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

National rural policy places the local primary school as a key resource within the rural community, yet as a consequence of countywide financial constraints, some small schools are undergoing reorganization, involving amalgamation, federation and school closure. This article considers the complexities involved in the workings of the English rural…

Walker, Marion

2010-01-01

385

The Impact of AuSSI-WA at a Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents the findings of the first stage of research on the impact of the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) at an independent primary school in Western Australia. A longitudinal (20 year) case study is being conducted, utilizing data related to Education for Sustainability (Emfs) at the school from 1990-2009. 2005 was a…

Lewis, Elaine; Baudains, Catherine; Mansfield, Caroline

2009-01-01

386

The Adventurous School: Vision, Community and Curriculum for Primary Education in the Twenty-First Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"The Adventurous School" tells the uplifting stories of three primary schools who took charge of renewing their vision, their place in the community and their curriculum to become environments where children, teachers, parents and partners thrived. The book takes the reader through each school's five year journey and gives real-life practical…

Reed, Jane; Maskell, Kathy; Allinson, David; Bailey, Rosemary; Bates, Fernanda; Davies, Sian; Gallimore, Catherine

2012-01-01

387

The Relationship between Principal Leadership and Teacher Collaboration in Turkish Primary Schools: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…

Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru

2013-01-01

388

Validity of the Quality of School Life Scale: A Primary and Second-Order Factor Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

A primary and second-order principal components analysis was performed on the Quality of School Life Scale (QSL), a popular measure of elementary school climate. The scale was administered to 141 fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students in an elementary school in the Southwestern United States. The findings of this study, like the information reported in the Administration and Technical Manual for

William L. Johnson; Annabel M. Johnson

1993-01-01

389

Implementing an inclusion policy in a primary school: findings and recommendations from a case study approach®  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on a case study carried out in a small inner-city primary school in the English south midlands. The key determinant of the research was to examine the factors affecting the progress of children in the school, assess the school's response and to make recommendations that would enhance good practice and undertake responsibilities under the Race Relations

Julie St Clair Hoare; Ian Taylor

2005-01-01

390

The Attitudes of Hong Kong Primary School Principals toward Integrated Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Positive attitudes of key stakeholders, such as school principals, towards a new policy are considered a necessary pre-requisite to implement any such policy. Hong Kong has recently formulated a policy that supports the integration of students with disabilities into regular schools. This study investigated the attitudes of Hong Kong primary school

Sharma, Umesh; Chow, Emily W. S.

2008-01-01

391

Child protection in primary schools: a contradiction in terms or a potential opportunity?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the topic of child protection in Irish primary schools, and reports on a recently completed survey of newly qualified teachers’ knowledge of and familiarity with their school's child protection policies and procedures. The study was undertaken by means of a questionnaire survey, and conducted with 103 teachers from different schools. The child protection roles and responsibilities

Helen Buckley; Kathryn McGarry

2011-01-01

392

Constraints and Subsequent Limitations to Parental Involvement in Primary Schools in Abu Dhabi: Stakeholders' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is developing its public schools by initiating reform agendas for school improvement. High on the list of reforms is the call to increase parental involvement in schools. For this reform to work successfully, it is important to identify and examine the constraints and subsequent limitations that exist. Seven primary

Hourani, Rida Blaik; Stringer, Patricia; Baker, Fiona

2012-01-01

393

The Relationship between Principal Leadership and Teacher Collaboration in Turkish Primary Schools: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…

Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru

2013-01-01

394

Teacher Absence as a Factor in Gender Inequalities in Access to Primary Schooling in Rural Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The presence of a teacher in the classroom is central to the provision of schooling, with accumulating evidence showing that teacher absence compromises student learning. Teacher absence is common in schools in low- and middle-income countries. With much of the developing world making rapid progress in achieving universal primary school enrollment…

Ghuman, Sharon; Lloyd, Cynthia

2010-01-01

395

Teaching Science in the Primary School: Surveying Teacher Wellbeing and Planning for Survival  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A teacher-researcher in a primary school setting surveyed the middle years' teachers of her school and those in the local science hub group, to determine their confidence and satisfaction levels in relation to teaching science. Her results confirm feelings of inadequacy and reluctance to teach Science, but also indicate ways that schools can…

Morgan, Anne-Marie

2012-01-01

396

Formative research on the feasibility of hygiene interventions for influenza control in UK primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Interventions to increase hand washing in schools have been advocated as a means to reduce the transmission of pandemic influenza and other infections. However, the feasibility and acceptability of effective school-based hygiene interventions is not clear. METHODS: A pilot study in four primary schools in East London was conducted to establish the current need for enhanced hand hygiene interventions,

Wolf-Peter Schmidt; Catherine Wloch; Adam Biran; Val Curtis; Punam Mangtani

2009-01-01

397

Leading change from within: action research to strengthen curriculum leadership in a primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Practitioner research lends itself to situations in which a school wishes to examine and improve practice. This is an account of one middle-sized primary school's attempt to understand the nature of and need for a variety of forms of curriculum leadership by engaging in a facilitated action research project. Both theory and current school practice in New Zealand related to

Carol Cardno

2006-01-01

398

How Individual and School Aggregate Baseline Behavior Levels Moderate Response to a Primary Level Behavior Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In our previous research (Benner, Nelson, Sanders, & Ralston, 2012), elementary schools were randomly assigned to either a primary-level behavior intervention directed at externalizing behavior (treatment, n = 7 schools) or to business-as-usual condition (control, n = 6 schools). A screening procedure was used to identify K through 3-grade…

Benner, Gregory J.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Nelson, J. Ron; Ralston, Nicole C.

2013-01-01

399

A Longitudinal Study of Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Affiliation During the Transition From Primary School to Middle School1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intent of this longitudinal, multi-method, multi-agent study was to examine changes in bullying, victimization, and aggressive victimization as well as changes in peer affiliation as youngsters made the transition from primary school through the first year of middle school. Results indicated that bullying and aggressive victimization were relatively stable across time, possibly due to temperamental factors. Changes in peer

A. D. Pellegrini; Maria Bartini

2000-01-01

400

Primary school children's safe and unsafe use of the Internet at home and at school: An exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, 1700 primary school pupils (4th, 5th, and 6th grade) of 78 schools in Flanders and their headmasters were questioned about their use of the Internet and their perception and behaviour as to safe Internet use. The results indicate that, next to the expected high level of Internet use at home, there is clear evidence of unsafe Internet

M. Valcke; T. Schellens; H. Van Keer; M. Gerarts

2006-01-01

401

Primary School, School-Based Decision Making, Family Resource/Youth Services Centers. First Year Reports to the Prichard Committee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These three reports by national consultants assess first year progress in implementing state mandated educational reforms in Kentucky. First, "The Status of Primary School Reform in Kentucky and Its Implications," by James Rath, Lilian Katz, and John Fanning, reports on site visits to 14 public schools to assess progress in implementing the…

Raths, James; And Others

402

Subject-Verb Agreement, Object Clitics and Wh-Questions in Bilingual French-Greek SLI: The Case Study of a French-Greek-Speaking Child with SLI  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we investigate the linguistic performance of a school age French-Greek simultaneous bilingual boy with specific language impairment (SLI) on the production of subject-verb agreement, object clitic pronouns and wh-questions. In addition, we compare his performance on these linguistic structures with that of two French-Greek bilingual…

Stavrakaki, Stavroula; Chrysomallis, Marie-Annick; Petraki, Evangelia

2011-01-01

403

Greek Athletics in the Writings of the Greek Historians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to find out what Greek historians actually said about athletics during the centuries 700 B.C. to 400 A.D. To achieve this, the writings of Greek historians were systematically examined for words, phrases, sentences, and comments pertaining to or mentioning Greek athletics and athletes. These were recorded on separate…

Shelden, Miriam F.

404

A Prototype Greek Text to Greek Sign Language Conversion System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, a prototype Greek text to Greek Sign Language (GSL) conversion system is presented. The system is integrated into an educational platform that addresses the needs of teaching GSL grammar and was developed within the SYNENNOESE project (Efthimiou "et al." 2004a. Developing an e-learning platform for the Greek sign language. "In":…

Kouremenos, Dimitris; Fotinea, Stavroula-Evita; Efthimiou, Eleni; Ntalianis, Klimis

2010-01-01

405

[Quality of life and burnout among public high school and primary school teachers in Southern Brazil].  

PubMed

In order to investigate quality of life among public schoolteachers in relation to socio-demographic characteristics and work conditions, a cross-sectional study was conducted in a sample of 601 primary and secondary teachers from the State and Municipal public school system in the urban area of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The study analyzed the following domains from the WHOQOL-BREF scale: physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment. The mean indices were: 69.2 (SD = 16.8) for physical health, 70.6 (SD = 14.0) for psychological health, 72.5 (SD = 17.3) for social relationships, and 60.7 (SD = 14.0) for environment. Age, time in the teaching career, and total number of students were not significantly associated with quality of life. Teachers in municipal schools scored higher than their counterparts in the State public schools in the physical health domain (p = 0.026). Men scored higher than women in the physical and psychological health domains. Higher family income was associated with better quality of life. Higher classroom workload was associated with better scores in the physical health and environment domains. PMID:22218582

Tabeleão, Viviane Porto; Tomasi, Elaine; Neves, Siduana Facin

2011-12-01

406

Individualism: valued differently by parents and teachers of primary, junior high and high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study was designed to examine if individualism, a core characteristic of Western societies, is socially valued\\u000a in two fundamental institutions: Family and school. Parents and teachers of fourth graders (primary school), sixth graders\\u000a (junior high school) and tenth graders (high school) completed an Individualism Scale (covering the main factors of self-realization,\\u000a autonomy, emotional independence and social differentiation) which

Florence Loose

2008-01-01

407

Association of common health symptoms with bullying in primary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractObjectives: To estimate the prevalence of bullying in primary school children and to examine its association with common symptoms in childhood.Design: Semistructured health interview conducted by school nurses as part of a school medical.Setting: Newham, east London.Subjects: All children in year 4 of school during the academic year 1992-93.Main outcome measures: Reported bullying and common health symptoms.Results: 2962 children (93.1%

Katrina Williams; Mike Chambers; Stuart Logan; Derek Robinson

1996-01-01

408

The relationship between early childhood education and primary school academic achievement in Solomon Islands  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper determines the relationship between early childhood education and primary school academic achievement in Solomon\\u000a Islands. By identifying factors within early childhood education programmes that influence children’s primary school academic\\u000a achievement, this study seeks to offer additional understanding about the relationships between early childhood and primary\\u000a education that may be utilized by educators, policy planners at all levels, and

Diana E. Guild

2000-01-01

409

General Design Brief for Post-Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This design brief contains general information on school design; room functions, layouts, and area interrelationships; planning procedures; and costs intended for use by design teams and school authorities when planning new schools and extensions. It covers plan development and design philosophy and presents a series of design guidance notes for…

Department of Education and Science, Tullamore (Ireland). Planning and Building Unit.

410

Developing reading skills of primary children in government school  

Microsoft Academic Search

When the children go to school it is very important to them to learn reading and writing. Their classroom activities come under these two skills. The children working on some projects have to accomplish their work by reading books. Though reading is emphasized more but unfortunately a large number of the students in schools generally and in Government schools particularly,

Salma Naheed

2000-01-01

411

Children and Computers: Greek Parents' Expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This survey investigated the expectations of Greek parents with regard to the potential impact of children's computer use on the fields of education, interpersonal relationships, and professional and social life. A questionnaire was used, which was answered by 1,028 parents of children aged 10-11 and 14-15, from schools in Thessaloniki, Greece. The factors that were studied were: the socio-cultural environment

K. Vryzas; M. Tsitouridou

2002-01-01

412

Adjustment Difficulties in Preschool Education: Greek Educators' Aspects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated 100 Greek nursery school teachers' views on children's transition to nursery school and the difficulties children face during adjustment. Findings indicated that although 70 percent of teachers reported 1 to 4 "difficult" children, problems were attributed primarily to family and social environments. Findings highlighted…

Kontopoulou, Melanthia

2003-01-01

413

Assessing the Primary Schools--A Multi-Dimensional Approach: A School Level Analysis Based on Indian Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Primary education is essential for the economic development in any country. Most studies give more emphasis to the final output (such as literacy, enrolment etc.) rather than the delivery of the entire primary education system. In this paper, we study the school level data from an Indian district, collected under the official DISE statistics. We…

Sengupta, Atanu; Pal, Naibedya Prasun

2012-01-01

414

The Impact of School Quality, Socioeconomic Factors, and Child Health on Students' Academic Performance: Evidence from Sri Lankan Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the eight Millennium Development Goals is that all children in developing countries should complete primary education. Much progress has been made toward this goal, but completing primary school does not ensure that students attain basic literacy and numeracy skills. Indeed, there is ample evidence that many children in developing…

Aturupane, Harsha; Glewwe, Paul; Wisniewski, Suzanne

2013-01-01

415

Greek mathematical astronomy reconsidered  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent investigations have thrown new light on such topics as the early Greek belief in heliocentricity, the relation between Greek and Babylonian astronomy, the reliability of Ptolemy's Syntaxis, Hipparchus's theory of motion for the sun, Hipparchus's value for the obliquity of the ecliptic, and Eratosthenes' estimate of the size of the earth. Some claims resulting from these investigations are controversial, especially the reevaluation of Ptolemy (though it is notable that no one any longer uses data from the Syntaxis for investigating such things as the spin of the earth). This essay presents the evidence for these claims; it makes no pretense of presenting the evidence against them.

Thurston, Hugh

2002-03-01

416

Greek theories on eugenics.  

PubMed Central

With the recent developments in the Human Genome Mapping Project and the new technologies that are developing from it there is a renewal of concern about eugenic applications. Francis Galton (b1822, d1911), who developed the subject of eugenics, suggested that the ancient Greeks had contributed very little to social theories of eugenics. In fact the Greeks had a profound interest in methods of supplying their city states with the finest possible progeny. This paper therefore reviews the works of Plato (The Republic and Politics) and Aristotle (The Politics and The Athenian Constitution) which have a direct bearing on eugenic techniques and relates them to methods used in the present century.

Galton, D J

1998-01-01

417

Multi-Uses of Compensatory Programs in Reinforcing the Curriculum of Two Inner-City Schools: English Avenue Elementary School; English Avenue Primary School; 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Volume 7, Number 8, September 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are two schools bearing the name English Avenue: English Avenue Elementary School and English Avenue Primary School. The primary school, which is within the zone boundaries of the elementary school, provided grades kindergarten through 2; the Follow Through Program operated at all three grade levels. After grade two, the pupils of the…

Goettee, Margaret; Watts, Larry

418

It's just not a real bloke's job: male teachers in the primary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, there has been increasing academic debate concerning both the need for more male primary schoolteachers and the reasons for their minority status, numerically. Yet there has been relatively little heard from the men themselves. In this study the author used focus group discussions to investigate the views and experiences of practising male primary schoolteachers towards primary school

Penni Cushman

2005-01-01

419

Comparison of Osteopathic and Allopathic Medical Schools' Support for Primary Care  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE To contrast prevailing behaviors and attitudes relative to primary care education and practice in osteopathic and allopathic medical schools. DESIGN Descriptive study using confidential telephone interviews conducted in 1993–94. Analyses compared responses of osteopaths and allopaths, controlling for primary care orientation. SETTING United States academic health centers. PARTICIPANTS National stratified probability samples of first-year and fourth-year medical students, postgraduate year 2 residents, and clinical faculty in osteopathic and allopathic medical schools, a sample of allopathic deans, and a census of deans of osteopathic schools (n =457 osteopaths; n =2,045 allopaths). MEASUREMENTS Survey items assessed personal characteristics, students' reasons for entering medicine, learners' primary care educational experiences, community support for primary care, and attitudes toward the clinical and academic competence of primary care physicians. MAIN RESULTS Primary care physicians composed a larger fraction of the faculty in osteopathic schools than in allopathic schools. Members of the osteopathic community were significantly more likely than their allopathic peers to describe themselves as socioemotionally oriented rather than technoscientifically oriented. Osteopathic learners were more likely than allopathic learners to have educational experiences in primary care venues and with primary care faculty, and to receive encouragement from faculty, including specialists, to enter primary care. Attitudes toward the clinical and academic competence of primary care physicians were consistently negative in both communities. Differences between communities were sustained after controlling for primary care orientation. CONCLUSIONS In comparison with allopathic schools, the cultural practices and educational structures in osteopathic medical schools better support the production of primary care physicians. However, there is a lack of alignment between attitudes and practices in the osteopathic community.

Peters, Antoinette S; Clark-Chiarelli, Nancy; Block, Susan D

1999-01-01

420

Adaptive behavior of primary school students with visual impairments: the impact of educational settings.  

PubMed

This study explored the adaptive behavior of primary school students with visual impairments, as well as the impact of educational setting on their adaptive behavior. Instrumentation included an informal questionnaire and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. Participants were 36 primary school students with visual impairments. The educational setting had an effect on Daily Living Skills and Socialization. Students with visual impairments visiting special schools present worse adaptive behavior (higher developmental delay) compared to students visiting mainstream schools. Moreover, the educational level of parents influences the developmental delay on the Communication and Socialization. The higher the educational level of parents the lower the developmental delay. PMID:21862285

Metsiou, Katerina; Papadopoulos, Konstantinos; Agaliotis, Ioannis

2011-09-08

421

School Ka Sabaq: Literacy in a Girls' Primary School in Rural Pakistan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Literacy learning practices in the context of a girls' school in Pakistan are described as part of a larger study. "School ka sabaq" or "school lesson" is recognized as involving reading and writing activities as well as behavior particular to the institution of the school. The goals of school ka sabaq, which are to pass exams and acquire…

Farah, Iffat

422

Primary Schooling and Economic Development: A Review of the Evidence. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 399.  

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|By reviewing pertinent studies and data, this paper seeks to define the economic benefits of primary schooling within a worldwide context. The author concludes that investment in primary schooling results in more productivity at work and in the home. The returns from primary schooling in most developing countries are higher than from other forms…

Colclough, Christopher

423

Greek media under Papandreou  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problems of newspapers, radio and TV in Greece todayThe murder on 19 March 1983 of George Athanassiades, publisher of the conservative newspaper Vradyni, profoundly disturbed Greek political life. It is one of a sequence of incidents which appear to have been engineered to destabilise democracy in a manner which is reminiscent of events preceding the Colonels' coup in April

Robert McDonald

1983-01-01

424

ANCIENT GREEK PORTRAIT SCULPTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book offers a new approach to the history of Greek portraiture by focusing on portraits without names. Comprehensively illustrated, it brings together a wide range of evidence that has never before been studied as a group. Sheila Dillon considers the few original bronze and marble portrait statues preserved from the Classical and Hellenistic periods together with the large number

Styles Sheila Dillon

425

Greek for Travelers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This capstone project is a design document for teaching college level Modern Greek at the introductory level (101\\/102) using a modified communicative language teaching methodology with the aid of learning technologies. This document is provided under creative commons BY-SA.

Apostolos Koutropoulos

2010-01-01

426

Reconsiderations about Greek homosexualities.  

PubMed

Focusing his analysis on (mostly Athenian) vase paintings of the sixth- and early fifth-century and on a handful of texts from the late fifth- and early fourth-century (again Athenian), Dover depicted the pederastic relationship of erastes (age 20 to 30) and eromenos (age 12-18) as defined by sexual roles, active and passive, respectively. This dichotomy he connected to other sexual and social phenomena, in which the active/ penetrating role was considered proper for a male adult Athenian citizen, while the passive/penetrated role was denigrated, ridiculed, and even punished. Constructing various social and psychological theories, Foucault and Halperin, along with a host of others, have extended his analysis, but at the core has remained the Dover dogma of sexual-role dichotomization. Penetration has become such a focal point in the scholarship that anything unable to be analyzed in terms of domination is downplayed or ignored. To reduce homosexuality or same-sex behaviors to the purely physical or sexual does an injustice to the complex phenomena of the Greek male experience. From Sparta to Athens to Thebes and beyond, the Greek world incorporated pederasty into their educational systems. Pederasty became a way to lead a boy into manhood and full participation in the polis, which meant not just participation in politics but primarily the ability to benefit the city in a wide range of potential ways. Thus the education, training, and even inspiration provided in the pederastic relationship released creative forces that led to what has been called the Greek 'miracle.' From around 630 BCE we find the institution of Greek pederasty informing the art and literature to a degree yet to be fully appreciated. Moreover, this influence not only extends to the 'higher' realms of culture, but also can be seen stimulating society at all levels, from the military to athletic games, from philosophy to historiography. An understanding of sexual practices-useful, even essential, to an appreciation of Greek pederasty- cannot fully explicate its relationship to these other phenomena; pederasty is found in many societies, and certainly existed before the Greeks. It is time that we move beyond Dover and recover the constructive dynamics of Greek pederasty. PMID:16338889

Percy, William Armstrong

2005-01-01

427

The new sexuality education curriculum for Queensland primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

A departmental review of education curricula in Queensland, Australia has found that minimal or no learning about sexuality education takes place. Its public schools and teachers are able to avoid or not fulfil their obligations regarding the teaching of sexuality education and reproductive health to children and young people. This lacuna in schools' duty of care may significantly compromise the

Juliette D. G. Goldman

2010-01-01

428

Homophobia, Transphobia and Culture: Deconstructing Heteronormativity in English Primary Schools  

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|This article presents some of the advances in legal support for addressing homophobia and transphobia in school settings and provides a critique of school-based policies that focus on these phenomena as particular incidents involving bullies and victims. Defining heteronormativity as a cultural phenomenon underpinning recognisable acts of…

DePalma, Renee; Jennett, Mark

2010-01-01

429

Children's Economic Activities and Primary School Attendance in Rural Guatemala.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper documents an exploratory analysis of school attendance and time use in rural Guatemala. It is one of the first attempts to analyze school attendance using time use data from a developing country. The paper will interest: (1) researchers who wil...

C. A. M. Clark

1981-01-01

430

Morality, Power and Leadership--Primary School Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Education Reform Act of 1988 introduced both a National Curriculum and a regime of inspection designed to ensure that schools were adequately meeting the demands of this curriculum. At the same time schools were being given greater autonomy through the increased powers of the governing body and open enrolment. Rather than add to the freedoms…

Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda

2007-01-01

431

Look and Do Ancient Greece. Teacher's Manual: Primary Program, Greek Art & Architecture [and] Workbook: The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece [and] K-4 Videotape. History through Art and Architecture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This resource, containing a teacher's manual, reproducible student workbook, and a color teaching poster, is designed to accompany a 21-minute videotape program, but may be adapted for independent use. Part 1 of the program, "Greek Architecture," looks at elements of architectural construction as applied to Greek structures, and demonstrates…

Luce, Ann Campbell

432

Primary Teachers' Understanding of Four Chemical Phenomena: Effect of an In-Service Training Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One hundred and thirty Greek primary school teachers participated in a study, where the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention on chemical changes was tested. The study took place in the wider context of an in-service training course where the key feature was an innovative approach based on the concept of a substance and its…

Papageorgiou, George; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Johnson, Philip

2013-01-01

433

The Professional Growth of a Primary School Teacher Engaged in an Innovative Primary Science Trial Curriculum Development Project Utilising Satellite Broadcasting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The implementation of effective science programs in primary schools is of continuing interest and concern for teacher educators. Recent Australian national initiatives have been designed to foster the teaching of science in primary schools. At the provincial level in Queensland, decisions concerning the planning and introduction of a new primary

Ginns, Ian S.; Watters, James J.

434

The Phenomena of Dropping Out and Criminal Delinquency among Middle and Primary School Students in Beijing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports juvenile crime statistics and dropout rates for primary and middle school students in the Beijing municipality for the years 1978 through 1984. Includes a discussion of the reasons for dropouts and suggestions on how to solve the problem. (JDH)

Xianrong, Chen

1987-01-01

435

Management of nocturnal enuresis in Greek children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our experiences of managing nocturnal enuresis in Greek children at our Outpatient Clinics of Pediatric Urology are described. Between March 2001 and October 2003, 142 children with primary nocturnal enuresis (93 boys and 49 girls), aged 7–18 years old (mean: 9.0±0.5) were included in this prospective study. Initially, behavioral conditioning therapy, using a body-worn urinary alarm, was instructed in all

A. Triantafyllidis; S. Charalambous; A. G. Papatsoris; A. Papathanasiou; C. Kalaitzis; V. Rombis; S. Touloupidis

2005-01-01

436

Chapter 5 An Empirical Analysis of Achievement in Transition from Pre-School to Primary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preparing a child for school, from pre-school through completion, never ends. The objectives formulated both in the National Curriculum of Comprehensive Schools (2002) are dedicated to humane principles of development. The ideal school curriculum should consider developmental aspects and the most favourable conditions of growth and continuous learning possible. However, the reality is that even the transition from kindergarten to

Airi Kukk

437

Food hygiene education in UK primary schools: a nation-wide survey of teachers' views  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to show how a nation-wide survey of teachers investigated the teaching of food hygiene in primary schools. The survey determined which information sources were known and used by those responsible for teaching food hygiene. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Postal questionnaires were distributed to 3,806 primary schools throughout the UK (response rate 23 per cent).

Gill Bielby; Bernadette Egan; Anita Eves; Margaret Lumbers; Monique Raats; Martin Adams

2006-01-01

438

The point prevalence of otitis media with effusion among primary school children in Western Sicily  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study is to identify the prevalence of otitis media with effusion (OME) in primary school children and\\u000a to value the possible predisposing factors focusing on relationship between allergy and OME in Western Sicily. 2,097 children\\u000a attending primary school were screened from September 2006 to June 2007 in Sciacca. Children underwent pneumatic otoscopy,\\u000a skin tests, tympanogram and

Francesco Martines; Daniela Bentivegna; Fabiola Di Piazza; Gioacchino Martinciglio; Vincenzo Sciacca; Enrico Martines

2010-01-01

439

Teacher reports of hypoactivity symptoms reflect slow cognitive processing speed in primary school children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mediating effect of cognitive processing speed on the ability of a primary school child to achieve his\\/her full potential\\u000a of intellectual functioning emphasizes the importance of methods to detect “slow” children. Primary school teachers may be\\u000a the first to have concerns about inattentive pupils who show symptoms of hypoactivity, but may find the symptoms difficult\\u000a to interpret. In the

Astri J. Lundervold; Maj-Britt Posserud; Anne-Karin Ullebø; Lin Sørensen; Christopher Gillberg

2011-01-01

440

‘No Outsiders’: moving beyond a discourse of tolerance to challenge heteronormativity in primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe a UK?based participatory action research project that looks beyond the discourse of tolerance to investigate and challenge heteronormative processes in primary schools through reflective action research. This 28?month ESRC?funded project supports 15 primary teachers working in schools in three regions of the UK to develop action research projects that address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

Renée DePalma; Elizabeth Atkinson

2009-01-01

441

Primary literature as a basis for a high-school biology curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Textbooks, research news from the media, and review articles from popular journals are the most common sources of texts used for high-school biology education. We attempted to adopt primary literature as a means of developing scientific literacy among high-school biology majors. For that purpose, we developed and implemented a primary literature-based curriculum in developmental biology. The process of adapting original

Anat Yarden; Gilat Brill; Hedda Falk

2001-01-01

442

Globalization and leadership and management: a comparative analysis of primary schools in England and Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyses the impact of processes of globalization on both policy and practice in relation to primary school leadership and management in England and Finland. Data are drawn from case study research carried out from 1994–1996 in six schools in Finland and six schools in England and a follow?up study on teacher professionalism (2001–2002) that involved 37 of the

Rosemary Webb; Graham Vulliamy; Anneli Sarja; Seppo Hämäläinen

2006-01-01

443

Content Analysis of Primary and Secondary School Textbooks Regarding Malaria Control: A Multi-Country Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundIn tropical settings, malaria education at school is potentially useful, but textbook content related to malaria education has so far received little attention. This study aimed to examine whether school textbooks contain sufficient knowledge and skills to help children in primary and lower secondary schools and their family members to cope with malaria.Methodology\\/Principal FindingsThis was a descriptive, cross-country study. We

Daisuke Nonaka; Masamine Jimba; Tetsuya Mizoue; Jun Kobayashi; Junko Yasuoka; Irene Ayi; Achini C. Jayatilleke; Sabina Shrestha; Kimiyo Kikuchi; Syed E. Haque; Siyan Yi

2012-01-01

444

Name Signs in Greek Sign Language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Name signs have existed in Greek Deaf culture since antiquity. However, little is known about Greek Sign Language (GSL) and the Greek Deaf community. Based on interviews with 200 people, the phonological characteristics of Greek name signs are described, as well as the frequency of occurrence of specific name signs and the influence of spoken Greek. Comparisons are made with

Vassilis Kourbetis; Robert J. Hoffmeister

2002-01-01

445

Feminising and masculinising primary teaching: a critical examination of the interpretive frameworks of male primary school principals in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past two decades, the feminisation of primary school teaching has been identified by the media and government officials in Western countries as an important contributing factor to boys' academic problems. This panic, which has been criticised by feminists as a backlash and a form of recuperative politics, has promoted the development of research into gender and education, particularly

Anita K. W. Chan

2011-01-01

446

Primary school children's safe and unsafe use of the Internet at home and at school: An exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, 1700 primary school pupils (4th, 5th, and 6th grade) of 78 schools in Flanders and their headmasters were questioned about their use of the Internet and their perception and behaviour as to safe Internet use.The results indicate that, next to the expected high level of Internet use at home, there is clear evidence of unsafe Internet use.

Martin Valcke; Tammy Schellens; Hilde van Keer; M. Gerarts

2007-01-01

447

The Effects of Computer Games on Primary School Students' Achievement and Motivation in Geography Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The implementation of a computer game for learning about geography by primary school students is the focus of this article. Researchers designed and developed a three-dimensional educational computer game. Twenty four students in fourth and fifth grades in a private school in Ankara, Turkey learnt about world continents and countries through this…

Tuzun, Hakan; Yilmaz-Soylu, Meryem; Karakus, Turkan; Inal, Yavuz; Kizilkaya, Gonca

2009-01-01

448

INTESTINAL PARASITIC INFECTIONS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PULAU PANGGANG AND PULAU PRAMUKA, KEPULAUAN SERIBU  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stool samples were collected and examined for soil-transmitted helminthic and protozoal infection in the first grade of three primary schools, located on Pulau Panggang and Pulau Pramuka, which are parts of a group of islands not far from the north coast of Jakarta. The stool examinations were part of activities during a control program on soil-transmitted helminthic infections. The schools

Adi Sasongko; Heksa SJY Irawan; Rahmi S Tatang; Rizal Subahar; Sri S Margono

449

Informing One-to-One Computing in Primary Schools: Student Use of Netbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although one-to-one laptop programs are being introduced in many schools, minimal research has been conducted regarding their effectiveness in primary schools. Evidence-based research is needed to inform significant funding, deployment and student use of computers. This article analyses key findings from a study conducted in four Year 7…

Larkin, Kevin; Finger, Glenn

2011-01-01

450

Special educational needs across two decades: survey evidence from english primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article considers the perceived prevalence of special educational needs in English primary schools and changes in this prevalence over two decades and relates these to issues in education policy, teacher practice and the concept of special educational needs. The studies considered are two major surveys of schools and teachers, the first conducted in 1981 and the second conducted in

Paul Croll; Diana Moses

2003-01-01

451

Understanding middle leaders: a closer look at middle leadership in primary schools in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

What is the nature of middle leadership in primary schools? What are middle leaders' understanding and experiences in leading learning and teaching? Set against the policy context of decentralised centralism in Singapore and an emerging worldwide trend of decentralisation as a means to encourage school?based development and innovation, this study seeks to understand how a distributed perspective of leadership may

Mary Anne Heng; Colin J. Marsh

2009-01-01

452

School Psychologists: Strategic Allies in the Contemporary Practice of Primary Care Pediatrics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immense changes in the developmental\\/behavioral aspects of primary care pediatrics have resulted from revisions in special education laws, introduction of managed care, widened dissemination of information about disabilities to parents, and the changing character of American society. Challenges associated with contemporary pediatric practice can be diminished by routine collaboration with school psychologists. An alliance with school-based psychologists permits pediatricians access

David L. Wodrich; Steven Landau

1999-01-01

453

The Environmental Perceptions and Information Sources of Some Welsh Primary School Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Questionnaires were distributed to primary schools across Wales in order to determine sources of environmental information and to consider how year 6 children perceive environmental issues. Television and school were the most commonly used sources of environmental information while the internet was used very little. (Author/SAH)|

Moakes, J.; Bond, A. J.

2001-01-01

454

Urging Inclusion for Interculturalism: Fostering Excellence in a Cypriot Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development and implementation of inclusive practices can potentially enhance intercultural education. Through the case study of a primary school in Cyprus, we investigated the practices that were developed and applied by the school itself, which aimed to reduce the marginalisation of students who came from abroad. The practices relate to the…

Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis; Costi, Andri; Hadjiaggeli, Maria

2011-01-01

455

Uneven Distribution of Novice Teachers in the Chilean Primary School System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the allocation of novice primary teachers in Chilean schools, looking at their characteristics and at the attributes of the schools at which they are hired after having completed their initial teacher training. The study reveals that in Chile, more qualified novice teachers are more prone to get jobs in socio-economically…

Meckes, Lorena; Bascope, Martin

2012-01-01

456

Indigenous Students in Bolivian Primary Schools: Patterns and Determinants of Inequities. A World Bank Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the patterns and determinants of inequities between indigenous and non-indigenous students in Bolivian primary (elementary) schools, using a 1997 survey of third and sixth graders. Analysis shows that, on average, indigenous students are of lower socioeconomic status, and their schools appear to have fewer instructional…

McEwan, Patrick J.; Jimenez, Wilson

457

"Like an Iceberg Floating Alone": A Case Study of Teacher Stress at a Victorian Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents the case study of a culturally diverse, inner suburban, primary school located on a government housing estate. We report on high levels of stress amongst the teachers at the school and find evidence of professional bureaucratic conflict. Two main findings are reported. First, that teacher stress is attributed to a combination…

Burchielli, Rosaria; Bartram, Timothy

2006-01-01

458

Safety in Numbers? Middle-Class Parents and Social Mix in London Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research into parents' secondary-school choices suggests that many middle-class parents are keen to secure a middle-class peer group for their children. This article reports the findings of a small-scale, qualitative study into whether a similar phenomenon exists at primary-school level and, if so, why. In-depth interviews were conducted with 56…

Vowden, Kim James

2012-01-01

459

Narration in Swedish pre- and primary school: a resource for language development and multilingualism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increased immigration in Europe and worldwide has led to more pre- and primary school students being educated through the medium of a second language, and there is considerable research, much of it coming from Australia, to suggest that in order to cope with this situation, children will need to begin to acquire, from their earliest years in pre-school, a variety

Åsa Wedin

2010-01-01

460

Reaching out to Primary Schools: The Bristol ChemLabS Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Local universities and other higher education establishments represent a huge potential resource for primary schools that is often untapped. The School of Chemistry at Bristol University has recently become a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the only one in the country in chemistry. The authors' project, known as Bristol…

Shallcross, Dudley; Harrison, Timothy; Wallington, Sarah; Nicholson, Heather

2006-01-01

461

ICT and inclusive education in primary schools - pupils with motor disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on a study aimed at ascertaining whether information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as an integrating link for children with motor disabilities in primary school. The study includes an introductory questionnaire with parents of 16 children and observations in the classrooms of five pupils attending a school in a small town in Sweden. In

Jane Brodin; Peg Lindstrand

2008-01-01

462

Principals' Role and Public Primary Schools' Effectiveness in Four Latin American Cities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the effectiveness of observable and quantifiable traits in and approaches of school principals in enhancing student achievement. Data were gathered on 2,048 fourth-grade students in 96 public primary schools in Leon, Mexico; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile. The UNESCO/ORELAC (United…

Anderson, Joan B.

2008-01-01

463

Quasi-Experimental Estimates of Class Size Effect in Primary Schools in Poland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we analyze class size effects in the case of primary schools in Poland. We use two empirical strategies to avoid endogeneity bias. First, we use average class size in a grade as an instrumental variable for actual class size. This allows us to control for within school selection of pupils with different abilities to classes of…

Jakubowski, Maciej; Sakowski, Pawel

2006-01-01

464

Differences in construction, facilities, equipment and academic achievement among Ugandan primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sets out to clarify two questions within the context of a non-industrial society's educational system: (1) In what areas would there be measurable variation in physical facilities between primary schools? (2) Is any of this variation statistically related to the academic performance of children on the national selection examination (PLE) used for entrance into senior secondary school? The

Stephen P. Heyneman

1977-01-01

465

SPICED: Evaluation of a Drug Education Project in Kirklees Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To investigate the process, implementation, and short-term outcomes of a drug education programme (SPICED) introduced in Kirklees schools, West Yorkshire. Design: A retrospective evaluation using mixed methods. Setting: Ten primary schools in West Yorkshire. Methods: Interviews with professionals, survey of parents, focus groups with…

Crosswaite, C.; Tooby, J.; Cyster, R.

2004-01-01

466

Assessing the Indoor Environment of Primary Schools in the Southwest of Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

In developing countries, the effects of natural disasters and accidents are often more serious in those buildings with a high number of occupants as a consequence of deficiencies in the built design and insufficiency of inspections. We have surveyed a number of state primary schools to examine their interior physical environment with respect to school safety and security. We studied

Ahmet N. Kisioglu; Reha Demirel; Mustafa Ozturk

2005-01-01

467

Learning Disabilities among Primary School Children in Botswana: A Pilot Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A pilot study attempted to document the existence and incidence of learning disabilities (LD) among primary school children in Botswana. The study also sought to identify effective identification procedures and to determine if LD students are unique to technologically-oriented societies. Data were collected on 620 children from 4 schools (2…

Yoder, John H.; Kibria, K. F. M. Gholam

468

Understanding the mental health needs of primary school children in an inner?city local authority  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing awareness of mental health problems among children, and schools are increasingly being encouraged to take a wider role in preventing mental health difficulties. Local population studies are needed to inform delivery of universal through to targeted services. In the current study, parents and teachers of 2% of primary school children in one inner city local authority were

Latha Hackett; Louise Theodosiou; Caroline Bond; Clare Blackburn; Freya Spicer; Rachel Lever

2010-01-01

469

Teaching Mathematics in Two Languages: A Teaching Dilemma of Malaysian Chinese Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses a teaching dilemma faced by mathematics teachers in the Malaysian Chinese primary schools in coping with the latest changes in language policy. In 2003, Malaysia launched a new language policy of teaching mathematics using English as the language of instruction in all schools. However, due to the complex sociocultural demands…

Lim, Chap Sam; Presmeg, Norma

2011-01-01

470

Collective teacher efficacy, pupil attainment and socio-economic status in primary school®  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collective teacher efficacy (CTE) refers to the collective perception in a school that teachers make an educational difference to their pupils over and above the impact of their social circumstances. This study explored the relationships between CTE, socio-economic status (SES) and pupil attainment levels in reading, writing and mathematics (at the whole primary school level). Sixty-six teachers in 15 out

Karen Parker; Elizabeth Hannah; Keith J. Topping

2006-01-01

471

Why include children with special needs in primary school LOTE classes?  

Microsoft Academic Search

When LOTE (Languages Other Than English) was first introduced into the primary school curriculum during the 1980s and 1990s, there was debate within some school communities concerning the inclusion of children with special educational needs in the language program. Some educators were unsure about whether or not children with special educational needs included in regular classrooms would derive any benefit

Margaret Shield

2004-01-01

472

An Investigation of Factors Affecting the Use of Educational Technology in Turkish Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the related factors that affect the usage of educational technology in primary schools. This study depends on literature analysis and the questionnaire to collect data. Specifically, the items employed in this study were derived from the teachers' and school administrators' perceptions of using…

Kazu, Ibrahim Yasar

2011-01-01

473

Peer observation of teaching: perceptions and experiences of teachers in a primary school in Cyprus  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines teachers' perceptions of, and experiences with, professional development opportunities involving a school-based project on peer observation of teaching. The study aims to reveal the ways in which seven teachers in one primary school in Cyprus see themselves as agents improving their own and peers' teaching through informal exchange of visits to each other's classrooms. In-depth interviews suggest

Yiasemina Karagiorgi

2012-01-01

474

Portuguese Primary School Children's Conceptions about Digestion: Identification of Learning Obstacles. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A cross-sectional study of Portuguese primary school pupils' conceptions on digestion and the digestive tract was carried out before and after teaching this topic. Pupils of the prior four school years (5/6 to 9/10 year old) drew what happens to a cookie inside their body. In some cases they also wrote a short text or were interviewed. To…

Carvalho, Graca; Silva, Rui; Lima, Nelson; Coquet, Eduarda; Clement, Pierre

2004-01-01

475

The Effects of Computer Games on Primary School Students' Achievement and Motivation in Geography Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The implementation of a computer game for learning about geography by primary school students is the focus of this article. Researchers designed and developed a three-dimensional educational computer game. Twenty four students in fourth and fifth grades in a private school in Ankara, Turkey learnt about world continents and countries through this…

Tuzun, Hakan; Yilmaz-Soylu, Meryem; Karakus, Turkan; Inal, Yavuz; Kizilkaya, Gonca

2009-01-01

476

The Effect of Primary School Mergers on Academic Performance of Students in Rural China  

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|We examine the impact of primary school mergers on academic performance of students using a dataset that we collected using a survey designed specifically to examine changes in the academic performance of students before and after their schools were merged. We use difference-in-differences and propensity score matching approaches and demonstrate…

Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Rozelle, Scott; Loyalka, Prashant

2010-01-01

477

“Joined on rather than joined up?” Primary mental health work in Scottish schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Primary mental health workers have been based in West Lothian schools since 2003 to act as links between the community and hospital-based services. The research programme this paper describes aimed to examine how this model worked and its impact for children and their families. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper reports on interviews with secondary school staff, the link workers

Paula Huddart

2007-01-01

478

Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Primary School Children in an Inner-City Local Authority  

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|There is growing awareness of mental health problems among children, and schools are increasingly being encouraged to take a wider role in preventing mental health difficulties. Local population studies are needed to inform delivery of universal through to targeted services. In the current study, parents and teachers of 2% of primary school

Hackett, Latha; Theodosiou, Louise; Bond, Caroline; Blackburn, Clare; Spicer, Freya; Lever, Rachel

2010-01-01

479

Dialogic practice in primary schools: how primary head teachers plan to embed philosophy for children into the whole school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Philosophy for Children in Schools Project is an ongoing research project to explore the impact of philosophy for children (P4C) on classroom practice. This paper reports on the responses of head teachers, teachers and local educational authority (LA) officers in South Wales, UK, to the initial training programme in Philosophy for Children carried out by the University School of

Sue Lyle; Junnine Thomas-Williams

2012-01-01

480

Dialogic practice in primary schools: how primary head teachers plan to embed philosophy for children into the whole school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Philosophy for Children in Schools Project is an ongoing research project to explore the impact of philosophy for children (P4C) on classroom practice. This paper reports on the responses of head teachers, teachers and local educational authority (LA) officers in South Wales, UK, to the initial training programme in Philosophy for Children carried out by the University School of

Sue Lyle

2011-01-01

481

Science in the Primary Schools: What Went Wrong?  

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|Surveys factors which may contribute to problems in elementary school science, including among others, teacher attitudes, teacher preparation, learning styles, and inaccessibility of most scientific literature to individuals without formal training in science. Offers possible solutions to these problems. (JN)|

Plimmer, Don

1981-01-01

482

Nutritional and cognitive status of entry-level primary school children in Zomba, rural Malawi.  

PubMed

Entry-level Malawian children (n = 226) aged 6-8 years from two public primary schools, one a participant in a national school feeding programme (FP), the other not, were investigated for differences in nutritional and cognitive status. Stunted growth (42%) and underweight (25%) were prevalent, with no significant differences between the schools, although the school attended was a significant predictor of mid-upper arm circumference. Previous attendance at a community-based childcare centre was significantly associated with lower body weight and height. There were no significant differences in memory, reversal learning and attention outcomes between the schools. These findings report no major significant difference in nutrition or cognitive statuses between the schools, and on this basis suggest that both schools were equally in need of FP participation. More inclusive interventions and broadening/review of FP participation criteria are recommended. PMID:23173779

Nkhoma, Owen W W; Duffy, Maresa E; Davidson, Philip W; Cory-Slechta, Deborah A; McSorley, Emeir M; Strain, J J; O'Brien, Gerard M

2012-11-23

483

Primary School Teachers' Knowledge and Awareness of Dyslexia in Kuwaiti Students  

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|This study investigated Kuwaiti primary school teachers' knowledge and awareness of early signs of dyslexia among Kuwaiti students. To achieve this purpose, a survey was developed to collect data randomly from more than 700 participants of primary language teachers across Kuwait's six educational districts. The results showed that the majority of…

Aladwani, Amel M.; Al Shaye, Shaye S.

2012-01-01

484

Investigating Teachers' Educational Beliefs in Chinese Primary Schools: Socioeconomic and Geographical Perspectives  

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This empirical study explores the nature of and profiles in primary teachers' educational beliefs in the Chinese educational settings. A survey of 820 primary school teachers was conducted using a questionnaire focusing on teachers' traditional and constructivist beliefs about teaching and learning. Analysis of variance and cluster analysis were…

Sang, Guoyuan; Valcke, Martin; van Braak, Johan; Tondeur, Jo

2009-01-01

485

Improving primary school teachers' understanding of science concepts-theory into practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Primary School Teachers and Science (PSTS) project is developing teacher education materials to help primary teachers improve their understanding of science concepts. These materials are based on the results of extensive research into teachers’ existing understanding, and are grounded theoretically in constructivism, metacognition and use of analogy in qualitative learning.The research and theoretical bases of the materials are described,

Mike Summers

1992-01-01

486

Pre-Service Students' Responses to Being Tested on Their Primary School Mathematical Knowledge  

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|The limited mathematical knowledge of pre-service primary teachers is an international concern. The areas of mathematical difficulties have been well documented, which has led to many universities instituting testing regimes to ensure that their pre-service teachers have appropriate knowledge of primary school mathematics. In this study, the…

Meaney, Tamsin; Lange, Troels

2010-01-01

487

Non-Music Specialist Trainee Primary School Teachers' Confidence in Teaching Music in the Classroom  

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|Prior research has revealed that non-music specialist trainee primary school teachers lack confidence in teaching music in spite of changes to teacher training and the introduction of music in the National Curriculum in England. The current study investigated the effects on non-music specialist trainee primary teachers' confidence to teach music…

Seddon, Frederick; Biasutti, Michele

2008-01-01

488

Studies in Mathematics Education, Volume 3. The Mathematical Education of Primary-School Teachers.  

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|Recognizing that the teacher is the key to improving any mathematics program, this volume examines the responsibility of primary school teachers for the mathematics component of the curriculum and the implications thereof for teacher education. The first two chapters focus on the responsibilities of teachers of primary mathematics and…

Morris, Robert, Ed.

489

Audio-Visual Aids for Pre-School and Primary School Children. A Training Document. Aids to Programming UNICEF Assistance to Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This discussion of the importance and scope of audiovisual aids in the educational programs and activities designed for children in developing countries includes the significance of audiovisual aids in pre-school and primary school education, types of aud...

S. Narayan

1980-01-01

490

Language Planning and Implementation in Turkish Primary Schools  

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|This paper explores a major curriculum innovation in English language teaching in Turkish primary education from macro and micro perspectives. After an overview of the role of English in Turkey, macro-level planning underlying the introduction of English language teaching policy in state-owned primary education is presented. Then the diffusion of…

Kirkgoz, Yasemin

2007-01-01

491

Leadership and Emotion in the Primary School--Reflections from Four Primary Headteachers  

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|Leaders in schools rely for their effectiveness on a good deal of interpersonal contact. Partly stimulated by writers on emotional intelligence (Cooper and Sawaf, 1997; Goleman, 1995), there is a renewed interest in the emotional side of schools. Fineman proposes that the idea of the rational organisation is a naive assumption by those who manage…

Crawford, Megan

2004-01-01

492

SUPERVISORY AND EVALUATIONARY STYLES OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN TURKISH STATE AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching and learning activities in the classroom are considered as the most important part of the educational process. These activities influence both instructional quality and student success. Supervision of instructional activities in school environment is necessary for development and school effectiveness. Recent studies have showed that instructional supervision is greatly associated with school improvement. Instructional supervision and evaluation of teachers

Battal Aslan

493

Thirty-Month Quasi-Experimental Evaluation Follow-Up of a National Primary School HIV Intervention in Kenya  

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School-based programmes to combat the spread of HIV have been demonstrated to be effective over the short-term (i.e. 6-24 months), but few studies have addressed the sustainability of such interventions. Primary School Action for Better Health (PSABH) is an intervention delivered in upper primary-school grades in Kenya using regular classroom…

Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor; Wildish, Janet; Gichuru, Mary

2010-01-01

494

Teachers of Poor Communities: The Tale of Instructional Media Use in Primary Schools of "Gedeo" Zone, Southern Ethiopia  

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|The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of working conditions at school on teachers' level of instructional media use in the primary school system of Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. The survey was made on a sample of 139 (24.4% female and male 75.6%) teachers who were randomly drawn from 9 primary schools (four rural and five urban…

Abdo, Mehadi; Semela, Tesfaye

2010-01-01

495

Teachers of Poor Communities: The Tale of Instructional Media Use in Primary Schools of Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of working conditions at school on teachers’ level of instructional media use in the primary school system of Gedeo Zone, southern Ethiopia. The survey was made on a sample of 139 (24.4 % female and male 75.6 %) teachers who were randomly drawn from 9 primary schools (four rural and

Mehadi Abdo; Tesfaye Semela

2010-01-01

496

Thirty-Month Quasi-Experimental Evaluation Follow-Up of a National Primary School HIV Intervention in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School-based programmes to combat the spread of HIV have been demonstrated to be effective over the short-term (i.e. 6-24 months), but few studies have addressed the sustainability of such interventions. Primary School Action for Better Health (PSABH) is an intervention delivered in upper primary-school grades in Kenya using regular classroom…

Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor; Wildish, Janet; Gichuru, Mary

2010-01-01

497

Chemometrical development and comprehensive validation of a solid phase microextraction/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry methodology for the determination of important free and bound primary aromatics in Greek wines.  

PubMed

In this work, a solid-phase microextraction/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME/GC-MS) methodology was developed for the determination of 21 free and glycosidically-bound volatile varietal aroma compounds in wines. Initially, a comparison was made of 5 commercially available SPME fibers for the isolation/preconcentration of the target compounds in the headspace (HS) and direct immersion (DI) modes. The statistical significance of the microextraction variables was evaluated using a 2-level Plackett-Burman experimental design; the most significant variables were further optimized using a modified Simplex procedure. Using the selected conditions, a GC-MS method was fully validated for the quantitative determination of the 21 free primary aroma compounds. The hydrophilic bound precursors were isolated by solid-phase extraction (SPE), enzymatically hydrolyzed to liberate them as the free compounds and further detected by SPME/GC-MS. The method has been successfully applied to the analysis of 20 Greek white wine samples. PMID:23891382

Metafa, Maria; Economou, Anastasios

2013-07-04

498

Teacher Competency and the Primary School Curriculum: A Survey of Five Schools in North-East England.  

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|Investigates teacher competency and expertise in five primary schools in northeast England. Identifying music and science as areas of serious concern, states that it is desirable to use specialists to cover gaps in the classroom teacher's knowledge, skills, and interests. (GEA)|

Barnes, L. R.; Shinn-Taylor, C.

1988-01-01

499

Science in Primary Schools: An Investigation into Differences in the Attainment and Attitudes of Pupils across Schools.  

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The Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) project monitors the attainment and self-concept of pupils from the age of 4 to age 11. The relationships between achievement and self-concept in science and a series of other variables including home circumstances, homework, television viewing, and teasing are considered. Very significant…

Tymms, Peter

1997-01-01

500

Do Primary School Teachers in Cypriot Schools See Themselves as Leaders? Echoing Practitioners' Voices on Levers and Barriers  

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The study reported in this article explores the views of primary school teachers in Cyprus in relation to teacher leadership. In particular, the study investigates the perceptions of teachers as to their potential to exhibit leadership functions as formal and/or informal teacher leaders. It is a small-scale study of five cases located in one urban…

Nicolaidou, Maria

2010-01-01