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A*

A*  

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A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the introduction of an A* ...
A. S. Neill

A. S. Neill  

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(1883–1973)Alexander Sutherland Neill was an exponent of democratic, pupil‐centred, or ‘free’ schooling, and the founder of Summerhill School. His reaction to his own Calvinist upbringing led him to ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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A *grade originally awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at *General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the ... More
A/r/tography

A/r/tography   Reference library

Natalie LeBlanc and Rita L. Irwin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education

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2020
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Social sciences, Education
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Through a post-structural, hermeneutic, and phenomenological paradigm, a/r/tography was conceptualized on the premise that multifaceted, lived experience and subjective perspectives make ... More
ability

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Used in education in the sense of ‘potential for performance’. It is unclear, however, how ability might be accurately measured, if not in terms of performance. Nevertheless, it is ... More
ability grouping

ability grouping  

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Grouping pupils together in classes to be taught according to their ability. In the United Kingdom this is not usually the case, as pupils are normally grouped according to age, and within a national ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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Grouping pupils together in classes to be taught according to their *ability. In the United Kingdom this is not usually the case, as pupils are normally grouped according to age, and ... More
Abitur

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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The German *examination equivalent to the *General Certificate of Education *Advanced Level. It is often held up by educators in the United Kingdom as a model to be emulated as it offers ... More
academic

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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1. An adjective used to describe learning and related activities which are largely of a *cognitive nature and involve the acquisition, exploration, or application of ... More
academic

academic  

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1 An adjective used to describe learning and related activities which are largely of a cognitive nature and involve the acquisition, exploration, or application of knowledge, often of an abstract ...
academic board

academic board  

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A committee of staff and managers in a university or college which meets regularly for the purpose of regulating and monitoring the academic affairs of the institution. Staff members are usually ...
academic monitoring

academic monitoring  

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The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of his/her ...
academic board

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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A committee of staff and managers in a *university or *college which meets regularly for the purpose of regulating and monitoring the academic affairs of the institution. Staff members are ... More
Academic Languages and Literacies in Content-Based Education in English-as-an-Additional-Language Contexts

Academic Languages and Literacies in Content-Based Education in English-as-an-Additional-Language Contexts   Reference library

Angel M.Y.Lin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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2021
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In the 1970s in Britain, educators first used the notion of language across the curriculum (LAC) as a whole-school approach to addressing the academic language and literacy needs of ... More
academic monitoring

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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The process of observing students’ academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ... More
academic rigour

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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The strict and consistent application of high academic standards. It is a term often used to point up the contrast between written ...

academy

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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1. A publicly funded independent school, set up as a trust and supported by a sponsor such as a business, a university, a charity, a religious body, or another successful ... More
academy

academy  

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1 A specialist school or college, usually providing training in the arts or in a specific profession; for example, a music academy or a military academy. It may also be applied to a secondary school, ...
accelerated learning

accelerated learning  

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A range of techniques which are claimed to increase the learner's capacity to absorb and retain information by focusing on learning how to learn. Proponents suggest that we use only a small ...
accelerated learning

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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101 words
A range of techniques which are claimed to increase the learner’s capacity to absorb and retain information by focusing on learning how to learn. Proponents suggest that we use only a ... More

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