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Teaching additional languages (Educational Practices 6)
08-08-2002

Our view is that students should be taught how to use an additional language clearly, accurately and effectively for genuine communication. They should read and listen to live language; they should speak and write it in ways that can be understood by native and non-native speakers. Learners,...

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Tutoring (Educational Practices 5)
08-07-2002

Tutoring can be defined as people who are not professional teachers helping and supporting the learning of others in an interactive, purposeful and systematic way. It is most usually done on a one-to-one basis, in a pair.

Tutors can be parents or other adult carers, brothers and...

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Education for HIV/AIDS prevention (Prospects #122)
07-06-2002

Prospects is UNESCO’s quarterly review of comparative education including viewpoints, articles and trends/cases. Examples of the articles found in this issue are: HIV prevention for adolescents: identified gaps and emerging approaches; South Africa: the complex role of teaching about HIV/AIDS in...

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Improving student achievement in mathematics (Educational Practices 4)
08-05-2002

This booklet summarizes the mathematics chapter from the Handbook of research on improving student achievement, second edition, published by the Educational Research Service. The Handbook is based on the idea that, in order to succeed, efforts to improve instruction must focus on the existing...

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Drafting new curricula in South-East Europe
26-04-2002

The importance of curricular renewal as the crux of educational reform has been highlighted in the thematic reviews of education conducted by the OECD in 2000-2001. These reviews also highlight how curriculum review and reform in the region have been delayed in a number of contexts affected by...

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Effective educational practices (Educational Practices 3)
08-04-2002

The practices described in this booklet can generally be applied to classroom subjects in primary and secondary schools. They show large, positive learning effects for students in widely varying conditions. Educators may find the many references valuable in investigating the applicability of the...

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Education for learning to live together (Prospects #121)
06-03-2002

Prospects is UNESCO’s quarterly review of comparative education including viewpoints, articles and trends/cases. Examples of the articles found in this issue are: co-existence as harmonization of law, morality and culture; a critical analysis of comparative research; learning to live together:...

19.02.2002
19-02-2002
Organisation of a special Workshop on Educational Reforms in Secondary Education and Evaluation of the existing Curricula for Secondary Education in Peru.

Cecilia Braslavsky, Director of the IBE, was invited to participate to the organisation of a special Workshop on Educational Reforms in Secondary Education and Evaluation of the existing Curricula for Secondary Education in Lima, Peru, 19-23 January 2002. This mission was requested by the...

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Parents and learning (Educational Practices 2)
07-02-2002

Everywhere there is pressure for children to learn more in school. The new economy demands that young people leave school with strong abilities to read, write, calculate and apply disciplined thought to the solution of problems. Citizenship in every society requires an understanding of the...