Community, capital and calculation: secondary school choice and the middle class self
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2006. The paper reports on the interviewing of parents and children in over 130 white middle-class households in London and two provincial cities in England. In each case, a positive choice has been made in favour of a state secondary school that is performing at or below the England average according to conventional examination league-tables.
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Arriving and getting ready
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This unit will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.
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Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This unit will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.
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This project examined how a virtual learning environment could be used to enhance science subject knowledge for trainee primary teachers. Diagnostic quizzes, specially designed and created materials using still and moving images, and extra sessions were used successfully to enhance subject knowledge competence and confidence in ‘difficult concepts’ in science. These materials were used with primary PGCE trainees and are available for examination. Supported by a TDA Research and Developmen
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Personalising Progress - Episode 1
This Teachers TV programme provides a detailed examination of the Stickman approach, developed by Sue Hackman at the DfES as a way of helping schools to improve their SATs results at the end of key stages 2 and 3.
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Using mentors’ metacognitive skills to increase the knowledge base in teacher training of how teac
This project explored the strategy of adding voice files to word documents - primarily lesson plans and schemes of work - in an initial teacher training context. The technique is called Voice over Text (VoT). The purpose was to reveal the thinking behind teaching processes; in this case there was an emphasis on planning. The use of Voice over Text delivered promising early results in that trainees were able to access the thinking of experienced practitioners which previously had been invisible
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Eliciting children’s perceptions of play and exploiting playfulness to maximise learning in early
This resource is a research paper presented at BERA in 2002 and focuses on the importance of play in children’s development and how this can be used in a classroom context. The Welsh paper summarises the research that explored children’s perceptions of play, and well known theories of play were used as a framework for ‘exploiting’ play as a useful technique for teaching young children.
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Researching young researchers in primary schools: responding to children’s evaluations of a partic
The Children’s Research Centre of the Open University supports children being active researchers in their schools. This paper presents the views of 10 and 11 year-old researchers about an evaluation of their involvement in research projects. The children valued their unique perspective as well as group perspectives of the process. The paper considers the implications of a participatory technique as a way of representing their views. The author shows the value of listening carefully to children
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Teach For America Teachers’ Careers: Whether, When, and Why They Leave Low-Income Schools and the
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Using national data for self-evaluation and school improvement
This NFER PRE article is a guide to the complexities and potential of the range of performance and assessment data available today. It aims to explain the main concepts and mechanisms in a clear and straightforward fashion thus enabling their positive use for school improvement. The interpretative remit embraces Achievement and Attainment tables together with the RAISEonline and Ofsted websites. An exposition of the meaning of contextualised value-added (CVA) analysis together with the different
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Residents of some districts of Donetsk struggle to live with no running water or electricity as fighting in Ukraine's east intensifies. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international
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Children and Healthy Eating: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Facilitators
This resource is an EPPI review (2003) of international research which considers barriers and facilitators to promoting healthy eating with children aged 4 -10. Key chapters which would be of interest to practitioners, including ITE tutors and trainees, are clearly signposted in the preface. These include examination of children’s views on healthy eating (Chapter 7), which are sometimes in conflict with the approaches of some attempted interventions into children’s eating habits.
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An Experimental System to Study Phagocytosis
A laboratory exercise using simple technique of feeding ink to protozoan, Tetrahymena, to observe and quantitate phagocytosis in the protozoan. It also introduces students to the microscope and inquiry-based laboratory investigations
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An Approach to Generate 3D Animation by Integrating Building Model into Site Pictures
The paper deals with a simple and cheap solution to represent 3Danimation of a future building at its actual site scenery. It is hopeful to be used in small or middle projects in order to get satisfy effect and save design cost.
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health, medicine, biology, diagnosis, patient care, doctor, hospital, abdomen, symptoms, examination, anatomy, structure, sternum, joint, diaphragm, rib, muscle, intercostal, kidney, gallbladder, nerve, pain, lymph nodes, oblique, pubic crest
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4A. Anatomy of the Human Pelvis
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7 Other rhyming techniques

  • Near- or half rhymes are words or combinations of words that achieve only a partial rhyme. Half rhymes can be between words with just one syllable, or between parts of words, for example where the accented syllables rhyme with each other, but other syllables in the word don't rhyme. For instance: cover–shovel; wily–piling, calling–fallen; wildebeest–building.

  • Assonant rhyme refers to echoing vowel sounds, eith
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