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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 ...
Access to Employment

Access to Employment  

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(A2e)A pathfinder project which aimed to enable adults, including people with disabilities or learning difficulties, to gain the skills needed to enter employment. The project concentrated on ...
adult literacy

adult literacy  

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It is estimated that 7 million adults in England possess literacy skills which are below the level of that expected of 11‐year‐old pupils. The figures for the UK as a whole are unavailable, but are ...
Black Papers

Black Papers  

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The name commonly used to refer to a series of publications on education which began to appear in 1969 and continued through the early 1970s, whose authors and contributors were politicians, ...
Book Trade

Book Trade  

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[see also Libraries; Literacy; Manuscripts; Printing in France until 1600]1. An Unchanging RegimeThe organization of the French book industry changed little between the age of Gutenberg and the ...
Bookstores

Bookstores  

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In cities and university towns, especially where there is an active women's community, one can usually find women's bookstores. Owned and operated by women, these businesses feature books written by ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina  

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The northern half of the state of Bosnia‐Hercegovina since 1580. The term is generally used as an abbreviation for the entire state since its independence in 1992.
Children's Books

Children's Books  

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Andrea Immel1 Introduction2 Origins and development3 Children’s texts as printed books4 The MS book5 Defining the children’s book1 Introduction2 Origins and development3 Children’s texts as printed ...
children's libraries

children's libraries  

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Although there are early examples of library collections assembled specifically for, or used extensively by, children, it was not until the end of the 19th century that provision for children ...
Chris Powling

Chris Powling  

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(1943–), British author, teacher, and lecturer. For many years Powling was the editor of the magazine Books for Keeps, during which time it was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal ...
circulating libraries

circulating libraries  

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A library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers; the first circulating library was set up in Edinburgh in the early 18th century, and in the 18th and 19th centuries the system proved ...
Cognitive Abilities Test

Cognitive Abilities Test  

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(CAT)A test used by some schools to assess the reasoning skills of Key Stage 3 pupils. The test consists of three parts: verbal, quantitative, and non‐verbal reasoning. The verbal reasoning element ...
Colonialism

Colonialism  

[CP]A general term referring to the period c.ad 550–900 in North America, being one of the five main cultural‐historical stages defined for the archaeology of southwestern parts of the USA. ...
comics

comics  

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These flourished from the end of the 19th century with Ally Sloper's Half‐Holiday (1884–1923) widely acknowledged as the publication that established the form, although comic strips had appeared ...
cross-curricular

cross-curricular  

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If a topic, activity, skill, responsibility, or initiative is applied not just to one subject but across the curriculum as a whole, it is described as ‘cross‐curricular’. For example, in schools, ...
David Harrison

David Harrison  

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(1937–), American author of stories and poetry for children, many of which convey his love of nature. Harrison, whose real name is Kennon Graham, received an AB in biology (Drury ...
Dialect

Dialect  

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The dialects of Italy are not dialects of Italian: they are neither aspects of Italian, nor are they derived from it, because they existed before the Italian language came into ...
Dialect Writing

Dialect Writing  

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[See also Dialect.] A firm distinction between dialect and the standard literary language only becomes viable with the success of Pietro Bembo's programme in the 16th c. Before then, though ...
Diaries and Journals

Diaries and Journals  

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Feminism has produced an extraordinary interest in women's pasts and issues concerning the interface of women's private lives and public concerns. Scholars from various disciplines have become ...
Early Medieval period

Early Medieval period  

(Early Middle Ages), the period following the Iron Age. Its beginning and end are conventionally defined by ‘events’ rather than by clear evidence of sudden cultural change and the term ...

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