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There have been calls to have this TV programme banned. How do children 'see' it? Is it doing them harm?
Teachers dread the 'out-of-control', socially maladjusted, delinquent children who wind up in their classes. Identifying them is easy; getting changes is more difficult; but not impossible.
If you can't change the child perhaps you can change the school. Alternative schools for truants and offenders, called in New Zealand 'Activity Centres', are growing. Do they work? A case study...
Californian experience and research bears on the problems of teaching children with diverse languages and diverse cultural attitudes to education. Solutions appear, and are relevant to us.
Research in Norway and Britain has revealed that bullying is more common than we care to admit. Doing something about it is recommended, and how to successfully intervene is spelt out.
PE lessons look full of stimulating and beneficial activity. But are they? You can try some of this research out yourself. It can lead to greater achievement and enjoyment.
This review of research looks not only at the effects of class size on children's academic success but also at children's behaviour, teacher stress, cost effectiveness and the unique...
A very carefully run experiment in Ballarat High School shows definite benefits for schools like Ballarat H.S. These benefits, and critical comments, are detailed.
Adolescents delight in 'Low Culture' Films such as Police Academy. They may be the sort of films adults carefully avoid but they are full of lessons and are ideal teaching material.
Children should learn how to learn. Nowadays we hope that school will teach that, above all else. Here is a case study of successful teaching for meta-learning. A second will appear in set No. 2...
We often 'cheat' by giving marks higher than the quality of the work requires. Our motives are good – often it is to avoid discouraging the 'trier'. But does it pay off?
Marks interfere with each other – your brilliantly fair assessments may be 'put-crook' by other equally just marks. Technical, but as readable as Le Carré, and much more important.