Life in Schools and Classrooms

Past, Present and Future

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ISBN: 978-981-10-3652-1 (Print) 978-981-10-3654-5 (Online)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-7

      Life in Schools and Classrooms: Past, Present and Future (An Overview)

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      Pages 9-18

      The Research and Writing of Professor Maurice Galton: His Contribution to the Field

  3. Historical, International and Policy Perspectives

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-55

      Social Learning Norwegian Classrooms and Schools: Educational Research in Perspective

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      Pages 57-69

      How Research Messages Get Sidetracked by Governments

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      Pages 71-83

      The Development of Research on Small Class Teaching in China

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      Pages 85-99

      Teacher Education and the University: The Global Reform Imperative

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      Pages 101-119

      What Type of Pedagogy Is Required in Schools and Classrooms to Support Sustainable Green Growth? A Case Study of Hong Kong Within the International Context

  4. Looking in Classrooms: How Have the Ways of Studying Classrooms Changed?

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      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-137

      Systematic Observation: Changes and Continuities Over Time

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      Pages 139-151

      Classroom Cultures and the Ethnographic Experience

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      Pages 153-166

      Cultural-Historical Theory and Pedagogy: The Influence of Vygotsky on the Field

  5. Looking in Classrooms: Have Classrooms Changed? Some Key Issues of Debate

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167

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      Pages 169-185

      ORACLE to MAST: 40 Years of Observation Studies in UK Junior School Classrooms

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      Pages 187-209

      Group Work in Primary Schools in Hong Kong

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      Pages 211-222

      Classroom Creativities, Pedagogic Partnership and the Improvisatory Space of Creative Teaching and Learning

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      Pages 223-243

      Primary Education in Small Rural Schools: Past, Present and Future

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      Pages 245-257

      Life in Hong Kong International School Classrooms: A Case Study of Curricula Reform at the Primary School Level

  6. Looking in Classrooms: Teaching in and for Different Cultural Contexts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259

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      Pages 261-275

      The Predicament of Racial Harmony and National Unity in Malaysia: Evidence Accrued from Schools and Classroom Practices

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      Pages 277-291

      Supporting Headteachers in a Developing Country

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      Pages 293-306

      From Exclusion to Connection

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      Pages 307-322

      If Student Engagement Is the Objective, the Engaged Teachers May Be the Answer

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      Pages 323-335

      Life in a Trilingual School: Perspective from Inner Mongolia

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