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  1. The homework debate will rage on in many different school districts, but L.A. Unified has taken the first step in allowing students from different socioeconomic statuses and family lives to compete on a level playing field.

    If public schools are free to everyone, how can a parent?s socioeconomic status determine the quality of education that their kid will receive and how will reducing the weight of homework help alleviate this issue? First, we must look at the disparity in income that is prevalent in America. According to the U.S. Census, the disparity between the quintiles in covered that household incomes has grown between 2000 and 2007. The lower three quintiles have all seen a decrease in income limits while the two highest quintiles have seen gains (Spring 51).

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  2. Principles of assessment in lifelong learning

    Some people are very good at remembering whilst others cant retain information over a long period but doesn?t mean they will be a bad learner. Finally the educator assessment which is vital to maintain standards can be a stress on the educator who is already under time and work pressures. At the Priory Trust which delivers apprenticeships in the workplace, we have a BSA assessment that is carried out on initial enrolment of a learner and identifies any weaknesses in the learners maths/English abilities and could identify whether enrolement on the qualification, or referral to another company to increase maths/English abilities is the correct route.

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  3. E100. The children I support: observing and assessing

    I also feel role plays is important in promoting emotional, personal and social development. Wood (Study Topic 3,p.69) suggests, 'There is substantial evidence that through play, children demonstrate improved verbal communications, high levels of social and interaction skills, creative use of play materials, imaginative and divergent thinking skills and problem-solving capabilities?. Observation 2 (see appendix 2) In this sand tray activity Sara was learning through a combination of exploratory and symbolic play. She was exploring the sand using her senses.

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  4. Effective Communication in an Educational Environment

    According to Cole, ?Communication begins inside with our thoughts, values and beliefs about ourselves and others.? (2004, p. 7) Family, school and church are all ?agents of socialization? (Holmes, Hughes & Julian, 2007, p. 114) which assist in forming a personal orientation (values, attitudes, perceptions, biases and beliefs) and this socialisation occurs in childhood long before attending school (Barker & Gaut, 2002). The way that people or situations are perceived depends on upbringing, personality, interests and past experiences. (Tyler, Ryan, & Kossen, 2002)

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  5. Enabling Effective Inclusion. This school development plan focuses on enabling the effective inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) based on an investigation into the most significant aspects of the Steiner School learning environment

    Although inclusion relates to all pupils there was a specific focus on those children with SEN. It is believed by Lipsky & Gartner (1996:763) that the purpose of inclusion is ?both to ensure the child?s success ? academic, behavioural and social - and to prepare the child to participate as a full and contributing member of society?. Therefore without inclusion, children with SEN may not have access to opportunities to learn and to achieve. Over time, the more aware practitioners have become of the importance of inclusion, the more educational policies and practices have developed to reflect it.

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  6. Discuss the role of primary schooling in the production and regulation of gendered and sexualised childhood identities.

    With this label came expectations of what childhood should include. ?Developed first by Rousseau and reappointed by Victorian sentimentalists, the representation of children as vulnerable and innocent bought about the birth of modern ideas of childhood? ( Renold 2005:18) Examples of this socialisation of childhood are seen throughout primary schools today, in examinations and cognitive and physical development, coupled with success in sports and other areas of life, integrated in and associated deeply within the educational system. The educational system is based heavily upon the idea of the child being innocent, ?the production (and to some extent the production)

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  7. Effective study skills are the sole foundation of a sound education

    Although social, economic and cultural background could have an influence over the ability of students accessing and studying effectively, study skills may be influenced by a student?s I.Q. level and could play a crucial role in the outcome of how a student retains information. Good study skills with an I.Q. of 65, it might be suggested, may not give the student a sound foundation. Good study skills with irresponsible parents will not give the student a sound foundation.

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  8. Critically evaluate Linn, 2009. Is it true that an international student must learn a new way of thinking and writing when they come to study in a UK-type academic environment?

    This project will focus on the necessary to learn new method of thinking and writing with overseas students in academic environment. To begin with, studying abroad is becoming increasingly popular and a language barrier becomes the biggest problem for international students. According to Linn (2009: p1) it is difficult to describe thoughts related to "Academic Argument" because the differences between cultures and performances in native languages. In addition, Culture is the most difficult thing when learners want to study another language because overseas students have some problems with speaking in fluency or organization of writing, Learners do not know how to choose sentence, what to choose to support their main ideas (Benda, 1999).

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  9. Leadership and Management in Early Years Education.

    Leadership and Gender in the Early Years Leadership in early years services very often (though not exclusively) resides in female heads of centre. There is a view that suggests that leadership styles differ between male and female leaders: recent studies do not provide the evidence to support this (Muijs, 2004). Dalli (2005) in reflecting on professionalism in the early years highlights the importance of relationships and responsiveness in effective early childhood practice. She conducted a survey of ethics and professionalism (2003) which aimed to establish a grounds-up definition of professionalism, and found three key themes in childcare teachers? statements about what matters in professionalism in the early childhood field in New Zealand: these were pedagogy, professional knowledge and skills, and collaborative relationships including management.

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  10. Defining and implementing inclusion.

    There is also a class of people who claim that inclusion is a continuous process with the goal of increasing the presence, participation, and achievement of all learners in an institution. In this context, the schools are required to regularly review as well as routinely reflect on their approaches meant to meet the needs of those people who are at a greater risk of being marginalized or being excluded (SEDL, 2011). This ensures that the learning and teaching process will benefit all people.

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  11. The Effects Bullying Has on Students and Their Families

    The fear of someone physically, verbally, and emotionally assaulting them can keep a child trapped in this hell that most people would call school. Often children try to bury their problems, but when they are bullied at school, it can feel as if every thing is falling down around them. If you ever been the victim of a bully or been a bully yourself then you should know that you are not alone. When you hear the word bully, you may think of a girl at school who is always making fun of others.

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  12. Write an essay assessing the advantages and disadvantages of structured observation as a method of studying classroom behaviour.

    The method of verification resides within the concept of the scientific method: hypothesis and theories to be verified and ?investigated empirically?, utilising scientific methodologies, and the ?end-product? must be expressed ?in laws, or law-like generalizations? (Cohen et al. 2001, p8). The methods and tools that had stood science in good stead in the surge of scientific epistemology were to bring order through unifying concepts and ?impose some sort of meaning on the world? (Cohen et al, 2001, p13; see Appendix I-III).

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  13. The Least Restrictive Environment and Inclusion.

    had an impact on the way the schools districts where able to ensure their students with disabilities were receiving an equal education compared to the students who were not disable. Upon receiving my assignment, I quickly contacted the school secretary who put me in contact with Mrs. Angela Featherson who is the Special Education Coordinator for the Liberty Eylau Independent School District; Mrs. Featherson said she would have free time on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. On Tuesday morning I arrived at the Special Education Facility on time and was prepared with my questions in hand.

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    This research will concern itself and examine the effectiveness of inclusive education in England through the collection, presentation and analysis of secondary data about the English programme of inclusive education. The study will conclude by summing up the main study outcomes which show the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of inclusive education in England. INTRODUCTION Recent years have seen education for young people with learning disabilities shift from segregation to Inclusive Education. In the past children with learning disabilities were not educated like children without disabilities, they were seen as uneducable and were sent into long stay hospitals where they had little stimulation and occupation (Grant et.

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  15. This review will be discussing the topic of Makaton and the use of this technique within the educational environment. Makaton is a technique that was devised from British Sign Language

    This review will consider the Advantages and Disadvantages of this technique and examine the theories behind Makaton and how it is used today. What is Makaton? BSL was around to help children who were death or had hearing problems, but there was not anything to help children with learning difficulties to communicate. Makaton is a unique language programme offering a structured, multi-model approach for the teaching of communication, language and literacy skills. Makaton is widely used throughout the world. ?Today Makaton is used within Schools, hospitals, training environments such as colleges and social education centres and in homes of children and adults who have communication difficulties? (ELCE, 2010 n.p)

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