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Author(s): Jim Stevenson and John C. DeFries

That poor speller in your class may be neither lazy nor dull: it is possibly his or her genes. Nevertheless all poor spellers must be taught to the best of our ability. Genetic studies plus...

Author(s): Juliette Rosen

Using a new research approach reveals a good way of getting better self control of the different types of moment-to-moment decisions every teacher makes in the classroom.

Author(s): Mallory Wober

How many children do their homework with the TV on? Does it help or hinder? This research from audience surveys in the UK makes us pause before automatically condemning homework with TV....

Author(s): Marie Cameron, Helen Depree, Joanne Walker, and Dennis Moore

Getting help from peers can make up for individual attention the teacher wishes she could give but just cannot manage. And giving help also improves the young tutor's work.

Author(s): Judy Parr

How you assess partly depends on your notion of what writing is for. But the accuracy of the assessment depends on clearly distinguishing different characteristics, from planning to sensitivity...

Author(s): Freda Briggs

Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS) is a 'personal safety' curriculum. Australian Freda Briggs, examined Australian, North American, and then a New Zealand programme for children aged five years to...

Author(s): Judy MacCallum

Western Australia is introducing a programme called Managing Student Behaviour, with inservice courses included. Questionnaires revealed levels of moral judgement before and after. Do they...

Author(s): Jennifer Archer

Creativity in poetry can be measured, and reliably. But encouraging creative poetry is a subtle business easily upset by asking the wrong questions, making inappropriate demands, setting the...

Author(s): Robin McConnell

Australian and New Zealand research on poetry teaching is very scarce. Robin McConnell extends it by asking poets as well as teachers for their comments, and winds up with many clear bits of...

Author(s): Dianna Kenny

Should my child repeat the year? Many an anxious parent asks the teacher this question. This Australian study looks at the effects of repeating. Against popular opinion, the long term effects...

Author(s): A.C. Crocker and R.G. Cheeseman

If people approve of us, then we approve of ourselves – our self-esteem grows. From the British equivalent of set we reprint this research on the ability of young children to rank themselves for...

Author(s): Robyn Baker

What makes one student successful in his or her first year of university study, and another struggle or fail? First year students were followed, questioned, and the results point to things both...

Author(s): Geraldine McDonald and Joanna Kidman

As part of a larger study of the junior school, video recordings were made of new entrants busily adjusting to school learning. Here are fascinating insights into learning, interaction, and...

Author(s): David Mitchell, Gordon Lowden, and Warren Crouse

Mainstreaming brings new demands and requires new criteria for creating (and judging) quality education. Research reveals good practice.

Author(s): Valerie N. Podmore

What are the best ways of preventing and coping with injuries to small children? Parents, trained teachers, and supervisors of early childhood centres were questioned. This research was carried...