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TIMMS Report – Maths And Science, Teaching Science

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TIMMS Report – Maths And Science Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study The TIMMS Report for 2011 states: “…there are serious concerns with respect to primary school teachers’ level of science and mathematics training, and some teachers’ confidence and capacity to deliver lessons in these areas.”  It refers to Australian primary school teachers. The […]

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PIRLS 2016 Reading Literacy, Australia

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PIRLS 2016 Reading Literacy Australia PIRLS 2016 Reading Literacy results has some telling results. This table lists the percentage of Grade 4 students reaching the Advanced Benchmark at the top end and those NOT reaching even the Low Benchmark at the bottom end. Singapore                        […]

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PIRLS 2016 Reading Test, What It Tells Us

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 PIRLS 2016 Reading Test  What It Tells Us PIRLS stands for Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Many western nations participate as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, some Middle Eastern nations, and the Russian Federation. The PIRLS test assesses participating cohorts in four broad processes of reading comprehension. It does this assessment very […]

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Principals And Elite Principals In Primary Schools

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Principals And Elite Principals To browse lesson packages click the blue button. In June 2016, Mike Helal and Michael Coelli published a working paper called How Principals Affect Schools. This was a result of research at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. Their research was on the […]

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Autism And Schools, Aspergers And Teachers

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Autism And Schools, Asperger And Teachers To browse lesson packages click the blue button. How A Diagnosis Is Made The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD, The International Classification of Diseases, are the two most influential and widely used handbooks when diagnosing Asperger’s syndrome.   Although the DSM-IV is still […]

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory, Literacy In Schools

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory Whole Language Theory Dominated Literacy Teaching. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole  language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach based on whole language theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a […]

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity, Literacy

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Why Handwriting Is Important More areas of our brain are used to print using a pencil than to type on a keyboard. And more areas of the brain are used to write in script than to hand-print. There have always been children […]

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