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Principals And Elite Principals In Primary Schools

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Principals And Elite Principals 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 effect primary school principals have on educational results […]

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Autism And Schools, Asbergers And Teachers

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Autism And Schools, Asbergers And Teachers 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 Asberger’s syndrome.   Although the DSM-IV is still used, it has been superceded by DSM-V. The […]

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory, Literacy

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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory Whole Language Theory Dominated Literacy Teaching. 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 story or recount; to anticipate ‘what comes next’; […]

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