By Marilyn Osborn, Patricia Broadfoot, Elizabeth McNess, Birte Ravn, Claire Planel, Pat Triggs

This interesting quantity compares the event of younger freshmen in England, France and Denmark which will learn the connection among nationwide academic cultures, person biographies and school room practices in growing the context for studying. It explores how secondary faculties in 3 very assorted schooling platforms paintings to boost the aptitudes and attitudes conducive to lifelong studying in stipulations of complexity, uncertainty and a number of swap. via drawing upon a wealthy data-set together with questionnaires, person and workforce interviews and lecture room statement, the ebook offers a voice to younger novices within the 3 international locations. via certain case reviews and quotations it examines their matters with education, with academics, with motivation and success and explores the very diversified social contexts which impact their engagement with studying. This booklet should be a vital source for researchers, practitioners, scholars and policy-makers and all these dedicated to knowing the connection among tradition and studying and to bettering secondary schooling.

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A similar problem occurred in the ENCOMPASS programme where French teachers found the concept of ‘teaching style’ problematic and were unaccustomed to reflecting upon their ‘teaching style’ in an analytical way. In another early paper Dujykes and Rokkan (1954) suggested that one effective approach to equivalence lies in a study design involving collaboration between knowledgeable members of the participating societies. They indicated a number of ways in which this may be achieved, but conclude that by far the most direct approach to equivalence is the ‘joint-developmentconcurrent’ model where the research design is arrived at jointly by collaborators from the different cultures involved, and the study is carried out more or less simultaneously in these cultures.

Teachers judge pupils too much by their marks’ Prompt Prompt Prompt What effect does getting a bad mark/doing poor work have on you? What effect does getting a good mark/doing good work have on you? What does ‘good work’ mean? ‘Teachers shouldn’t make you feel like a loser’ ‘I learn best when the teacher makes the lesson interesting and enjoyable’ phase of secondary education or employment. In addition, during all three phases of data collection, evidence such as school reports and any available assessment results were collected for all the target pupils.

2 New methodologies for comparative research? the research design of the ENCOMPASS study Introduction In recent years there has been a growing tendency to ‘borrow’ educational policies and practices from one national setting where they appear to be effective and to attempt to transplant these into another, with little regard for the potential significance of the cultural context into which they will be imported. Thus international comparisons have been used to legitimate claims about the condition of national systems of education and to justify radical changes in educational policy (Alexander 1999).

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